Finally, we get to the leads! SBS’s new super-memory lawyer drama Remember has been slowly releasing stills of the supporting cast, but at last we get to Yoo Seung-ho and Park Min-young, on the set of their first scene together. They star as classmates who reunite as adults, when he’s a lawyer and she’s a prosecutor, and he’s in the fight of his life to clear his father of a murder charge and get him off death row.
There’s another (of course!) new webtoon-based drama adaptation on the books, but this one has me particularly interested because it’s based on such a novel idea: Depicting snippets from the royal historical records of the Joseon Dynasty… in modernized text-message format. It’s hilarious!
The records, known as the Annals of the Joseon Dynasty, are called the sillok, and the popular webtoon has cleverly punned the word into siltok, or sil-talk, where “talk” refers to mobile messaging (such as Kakao Talk). The full webtoon title, then, translates to something like Annals of the Joseon Dynasty Talk, which isn’t nearly as catchy in English but gets the point across. The drama is being prepped for a run on cable channel MBC Every1, and has lined up Lee Shi-un (Falling For Innocence, Answer Me 1997) to play a lead role.
It’s a cute, sweet finale to a cute, sweet show, which is exactly what I expected from a drama that’s been heavily character-driven from the start. Though not all of our questions are answered, we learn enough to know that the boys and their newfound friends and family will be just fine as time goes by, bickering, arguments and all. And that they’ll never stop dreaming big, whether that’s in music, cabbage, or beyond.
It’s time for our boys to face some hard truths, about both the past and the present, and the truth is every bit as bad as I feared (actually, it’s worse). But when you’re down, there’s only one way to go and that’s up, and sometimes the best things in life happen when you don’t get what you thought you wanted. Whether it’s in music, love, or cabbage, I know our boys will find a way to bounce back better than ever.
Just FYI, the finale that was originally scheduled to be aired today was pre-empted (boo hiss) by SBS’s end-of-year-music festival. Instead, the finale will air next Saturday (hooray!).
There’s hope yet for the boys as they determine to make an album no matter what it takes, but the mechanism for getting their dream may carry a price bigger than they’re willing to pay. What are they willing to do for their dream, and what will they be willing to give up? Especially when one of them has already decided that hope is too costly, and is ready to throw everything away to avoid the pain of losing the dream yet again.
The cabbage is ready and it’s finally harvest time! But all is not well, and Min-ki’s grand plan to solve all of his money problems may be in serious jeopardy. But that’s not even the worst of what’s about to befall the boys and their friends — they’re all in danger of losing everything they’ve worked so hard to gain, and I’m not even talking about cabbage… they could very well lose each other.
Winter is the time to bundle up for warmth, and it seems the entire town of Hadurok-ri has donned their grumpypants. The tension is reaching it’s breaking point, and it’s time for people to get honest with each other and stop hiding their feelings and secrets. One small person makes a decision to take action that will change everything, and all I can say is, thank goodness for the wisdom of children.
Winter hits Hadurok-ri, and everyone’s in a terrible mood as emotions run high and tempers flare. A stranger to town shakes up Yoon-hee’s family, bringing some answers to Yoon-hee’s past and Min-ho’s parentage. What do you do when a decision made to protect a loved one comes back to possibly harm another? Yoon-hee is torn between keeping her secret to shield one family member, or telling it in order to help another.
The villagers prepare for the national singing contest, with more than one surprise poised to turn the results (and some feelings) on their ear. A visitor to Hadurok-ri creates a stir, but a birthday reconciliation has them leaving town happier than when they came. Some more strides are made in the main lovelines, though another new arrival in town could pose a huge threat to romances and friendships alike.