Lee Seon-kyun returns with new drama
So, good news / bad news. The good news: The Voice returns to dramaland! Wheeeeeeee! The bad news: It’s YET ANOTHER medical drama. Whaaaaaaa? So not only do we have Song Seung-heon and Kim Seung-woo each in their own medical dramas due out this spring, but now Lee Seon-kyun is joining them too? Are the tv doctors having some sort of pissing contest with the tv time-traveling princes?
The new MBC drama is called Golden Time which doesn’t strike me as a very doctory title in the least. Sounds like a retirement community where they play a lot of pinochle. It’ll be a reunion with PD Kwon Seok-jang who directed Lee’s last drama, Pasta. The drama takes place in a surgical ward at a general hospital, and Lee Seon-kyun will be playing a top-notch surgeon with a cold demeanor. GUH. If there’s one mold television refuses to break, it’s that damn tv doctor one. We’ll call this one: McVelvet.
Adding to the uphill battle, Lee Seon-kyun has some pretty hefty tv doctor shoes to fill… HIS OWN, because he starred in 2007’s White Tower, which is considered by most as the med-drama gold standard (though it might have been surpassed by the more recent Brain). But the funny thing is, with the Pasta PD, I’m picturing more of a bossy shouty Chep in a white coat. Er, the other white coat, screaming “AGAIN!” wielding scalpel instead of chef’s knife. But let’s be real… I’d watch Lee Seon-kyun recite the alphabet, so…
Golden Time will premiere in late May or early June on MBC, following Light and Shadow.
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