So Ji-sub joins Shopping King Louis writer on new drama
So Ji-sub is heading back to dramaland with a new MBC show, yay! It’s been two years since his last drama (Oh My Venus), and I’m looking forward to seeing him back on our TV screens, even if this casting news comes with barely any information to go on. But fine, I’ll cling to your measly scraps of info anyway!
All we’ve got to go on is the drama’s title, Terius Behind Me, which makes me think of the Candy Candy manhwa story wherein Terius (“Terry”) was a major love interest of the heroine. It’s an unusual enough name that I have to take the reference as deliberate, although that’s mostly speculation on my part.
I’m looking at this news with hopeful optimism because the project teams him with writer Oh Ji-young of the surprise comedy hit Shopping King Louis, which was a breath of fresh air with its wacky sensibility. That’s music to my ears, because while So Ji-sub made his name playing broody, intense, serious types (see: I’m Sorry, I Love You; What Happened in Bali), I’ve been loving his more lighthearted turn in recent years with shows like Oh My Venus and Master’s Sun. I have to respect whenever a stone-faced and serious actor sheds his image and embraces a little silliness.
Directing is PD Park Sang-hoon, who co-directed massive weekend hit Jang Bori Is Here as well as workplace comedy Radiant Office. Terius Behind Me is being planned as a Wednesday-Thursday drama to air in late August or early September on MBC.
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