Tied by tragedy and putting aside differences in OCN’s Watcher
I’m going to be honest, I could probably watch Han Seok-kyu (Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim) read a cookbook for a full drama’s worth of hours and be totally content. But to have him in a thriller with the director of Memories of the Alhambra and the writer of The Good Wife? I’m so there. Which is why I’m itching for July to start already so I can check out his upcoming OCN show Watcher.
The new stills feature our leads Han Seok-kyu, Kim Hyun-joo (Miracle That We Met), and Seo Kang-joon (The Third Charm), whose characters are all connected by a tragic incident. It’s not clear whether it’s this incident that results in all three joining the same internal investigations team, but these stills don’t suggest smooth sailing from the outset. Which is no wonder, since they’re from different, sometimes adversarial, divisions within law enforcement. While Han Seok-kyu is the detective-turned-team leader of the internal investigations team, Kim Hyun-joo joins as a notorious defense attorney known for her skillful negotiation tactics. Seo Kang-joon rounds out the trio as a police officer.
I can’t recall I’ve ever seen an internal investigations team as the heroes in a drama before. Generally, they’ve been depicted as high-handed cronies to the villains in these kinds of legal/political thrillers, so I’m eager to see an internal investigations department doing their actual jobs in a drama for once. And with Han Seok-kyu leading the charge, I feel pity for any corrupt cop or prosecutor who finds themselves on his radar.
OCN’s Watcher will premiere in July following currently airing Voice 3.
Via X Sports News