Tamna the Island’s preview trailers
The two new preview trailers for Tamna the Island [탐나는도다] are short, but give us an idea of the goofy comic touch the new drama promises. One features lead actor Im Joo-hwan (Boys Before Flowers) as a snobby nobleman’s son, and the other shows lead actress Seo Woo‘s (Crush and Blush) encounter with a washed-up (literally) Englishman, played by French model Hwang Chan-bin (aka Pierre Deporte).
Based on the descriptions and still photos, it was pretty clear that this would be a fun adventure series (more fusion, less sageuk); the trailers confirm that the tone is firmly fixed in outrageous, possibly farcical territory.
I can’t recall a similarly themed drama in recent memory (or perhaps ever), but tonally I’d have to say that it feels most akin to Hong Gil Dong — when that drama was being light-hearted and silly, of course, not as it grew serious in its latter part as it turned to political intrigue.
Tamna the Island is MBC’s new weekend series, and premieres on August 8 when Chae Rim‘s Job Well Done leaves airwaves.
Via Asia Economy