Spooked in the dark in latest Rescue Me teaser
In the latest teaser for OCN’s new original series Rescue Me, the group of young hillbillies led by Taecyeon (Bring It On, Ghost) embodies the copy that flashes across the screen: “Hot-blooded country bumpkins save the cult world.” This upcoming psychological thriller will tell the story of how they fight against a local religious cult in order to rescue a girl from its fanatic clutches.
Based on a web comic called Out of the World, this drama will feature unemployed youths who laze around in their small hometown not doing much until they realize that their first love, played by Seo Ye-ji (Hwarang), may be in danger. They set out to rescue her from a creepy religious cult led by Jo Sung-ha (The K2).
Taecyeon plays the “good boy” who is also a bit of a dunce. His crew of boys includes: stubbornly independent friend Woo Do-hwan (The Man Living in Our House), the ultimate tacky bumpkin Lee David (Bring It On, Ghost), and the strong boy who loves to eat Ha Hwe-jung.
They all walk through the dark forest together in the teaser, braving the scary woods with nothing but flashlights. One voice among them says that they should stop, because they could all be killed. Taecyeon disregards him completely, calling him an idiot. The first boy tries again, saying that maybe they should tackle things they’re capable of handling.
But Taecyeon interjects, asking since when have they started parsing details before charging headfirst into anything. He shines a light onto an impending gate in the middle of the woods that’s engraved with the phrase: “Board the ship of salvation and be whole.” Then he says that once they cross this, it really won’t be a game anymore.
Despite only having heard their voices bantering back and forth in this teaser, I’m really liking the easy, playful brotherly camaraderie I can sense amongst the group. If they can interject some humor and levity into the psychological thriller, I can see this drama potentially being one to watch this summer.
OCN’s Saturday-Sunday drama Rescue Me will premiere August 5.
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