Joo Sang-wook in new cable drama Ten
Get ready for another cable drama (when it rains, it pours, no?): Joo Sang-wook (Giant, Thorn Birds) stars in Ten, an upcoming OCN show where he plays a former detective and current police academy instructor who is made the head of a special crime unit called “Ten,” which investigates unsolved cases.
Well, Korean procedural dramas have taken a page from CSI’s playbook (Sign), and also NCIS (Poseidon), so I guess it’s Cold Case‘s turn. Hm, maybe the only American dramas they can get in Korea are from CBS. What’s next, Two and a Half Criminal Minds?
In Ten, Joo Sang-wook’s character Ji-hoon possesses keen deductive powers and a strong logical mind. I’d expect no less of a crime procedural hero, though I’m relieved that he’s not yet another genius, if only for variety’s sake. The genius count has been unnaturally high in K-dramaland for years, and I’m ready to root on a regular ol’ Joe.
Joo said, “Four years ago, I played a police officer in the drama Air City. That was a character and drama that I was tremendously grateful for. Now that I’m back playing a detective, I’m flooded with old memories.” Huh, that’s funny because it had totally not registered till just now that he’d been in Air City, which was such a disappointing, disjointed, and unmemorable drama. I do seem to remember there being lots of pretty, pretty men working at the airport, but it’s only on going back through recaps that I recall him.
Ten will air, appropriately enough, for ten episodes and premieres on cable channel OCN on October 23.
Via TV Report