Premiere Watch: My Fellow Citizens, A Beautiful World
Grab your tissues! Both of this week’s dramas may have you in tears—tears of joy and tears of heartbreak.
My Fellow Citizens
Time slot: Monday & Tuesday
Genre: Comedy, crime
Episode count: 32 episodes (35 minute episodes)
Reasons to watch: It’s not a crime to fall in love with a cop, but if you’re a conman, it will definitely put a damper on your career. When inveterate conman, played by Choi Siwon, meets Lee Yoo-young, he lies that he’s an entrepreneur while she lies about her job as a police officer. The pair fall in love and marry, and you might think that Choi Siwon will put his life of crime behind him, but there’s a complication. One of his victims was a notorious loanshark and his daughter (Kim Min-jung) is determined to make Choi Siwon pay for conning Daddy Loanshark (which I guess makes her a baby loanshark, doo doo doo doo doo doo). When she tracks down Choi, she makes him an offer he can’t refuse: run for public office and she’ll spare his life.
A Beautiful World
Time slot: Friday & Saturday
Episode count: 16 episodes
Reasons to watch: In the aftermath of a tragedy, there are usually condolences and offers of support. But when said tragedy is a rich kid bullying someone to the point of near death, that aftermath looks very different. Nam Da-reum is the subject of an attack that leaves him close to death, but the school and the bully’s wealthy parents (Oh Man-seok and Jo Yeo-jung) are all too eager to cover up the truth of the attack. But Nam Da-reum’s family won’t give up without a fight, played by Park Hee-soon, Chu Ja-hyun, and Kim Hwan-hee, vow to find out what really happened and get justice for their beloved son and brother. When a melo breaks out the irony for their drama title, I know they’re pulling out the big guns. If the teasers are any indication, I’ll be an emotional wreck by the time A Beautiful World is over.
- Heartbreak and love in latest promo for JTBC’s A Beautiful World
- Romance and intimidation in new promo for My Fellow Citizens
- Feeding evil with lies in JTBC’s A Beautiful World
- Choi Siwon cons his way into public office in KBS’s My Fellow Citizens
- Finding truth beneath the tragedy in JTBC’s A Beautiful World
- Park Hee-soon to make drama comeback in Beautiful World
- Kim Min-jung, Lee Yoo-young to join Choi Siwon in My Fellow Citizens