Jang Hyuk up to play ex-boxer in MBC’s Bad Papa
What a busy, busy bee. Jang Hyuk (Greasy Melo) has already lined up his next show, titled Bad Papa, which makes the upcoming MBC drama his third television project this year. I’m always down for more Jang Hyuk, though, so you won’t hear me complaining anytime soon. The role calls for a great mix of action and drama that sounds like right up Jang Hyuk’s alley, too.
Jang Hyuk is up to play a former top boxer who lost all of his fame and wealth in a single moment, and now seeks to reclaim his life by starting anew in mixed martial arts. His character decides to become a bad person in order to be a good father, and will struggle to live up to his role as the head of his family. The ex-boxer will start to repair ties with his wife, played by Sohn Yeo-eun (Suits), and their daughter, portrayed by the young Shin Eun-soo (Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned).
Jang Hyuk’s and Sohn Yeo-eun’s characters are high school sweethearts who married young and had their daughter at 20 years old, and while she resents her husband’s abrupt fall from grace, she tries her best to be a good parent in front of her child. Bad Papa sounds like a heartwarming tearjerker of a family drama, with two parents struggling to be a decent mom and dad to their daughter, despite their flaws and what life throws their way.
Hopefully, the writing and directing will be able to do this story justice, and I’m cautiously optimistic to hear that PD Jin Chang-kyu, who co-directed Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People, will be sitting in the director’s chair. Bad Papa is slated to follow Life or Death Romance, starring Lee Shi-young and Ji Hyun-woo, which puts its premiere sometime this fall on MBC.
Sohn Yeo-eun, Shin Eun-soo
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