Daniel Choi catches ghosts for Today’s Private Eye
Daniel Choi (Jugglers) has confirmed his next role, a KBS drama series titled Today’s Private Eye that’s all about a private investigator who can see ghosts. It’s described as a horror-thriller, which makes me think this will be more like Ghost-Seeing Detective Cheo-yong than Bring It On, Ghost, but directing is PD Lee Jae-hoon of the irreverent and witty Chief Kim, so perhaps there’ll be room for a comedic touch, too. (Writing is Han Ji-wan of the kidnapping thriller Wanted, which I’m less thrilled about, although I did think Wanted had an exciting premise.)
Daniel Choi has been cast as Lee Da-il, a skilled private eye who began his career in the Army, but was expelled after reporting a case involving violence and corruption within the military. He has a sharp investigative mind and a tenacious spirit, and likes to do things his own way. He eschews the belief that one should be tough against the strong and easy on the weak, and instead has an uncompromising attitude. So: tough, stern, smart — the Daniel Choi special.
The character and his fearless assistant Jung Yeo-wool get caught up in a strange case after meeting a suspicious woman named Sun Woo-hye. We’re not told how exactly he catches ghosts, but I’m hoping for a nice fresh angle, since we’ve seen a number of ghost-catchers already in dramaland. (In addition to Ghost-Seeing Detective Cheo-yong and Bring It On, Ghost, I’m also thinking of Hwayugi, Arang and the Magistrate, Oh My Ghostess, and Master’s Sun.) Not that I mind more ghosts in dramaland — it is summertime, after all, which is prime season for horror dramas. I’ll… just be over here, watching ’em all through my fingers.
Today’s Private Eye will premiere at the end of August as a Wednesday-Thursday drama on KBS.
Via Xports News
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