JTBC’s Undercover sets stage for army comebacks
It is a good day when army boys are back and signing on to new dramas, so count today as one of ’em: Jung Kyung-ho (Smile, You) and Jo Han-seon (Invincible) have both been cast in a new JTBC series called Undercover.
While I particularly love both actors in funny, cute projects (Smile, You and Sweet Lie were both winners as far as Jung and Jo were concerned), I suppose I won’t balk to hear that this one is a more serious story, centering around undercover detectives who infiltrate a crime organization for a drug investigation. Especially since it’s been years since either leading man has been on television; three for Jung, but a whopping nine for Jo, whose last drama was the 2004 KBS series April Kiss.
It is an interesting shift in tone for the director, however; PD Lee Jung-hyo last worked on the rom-com series I Need Romance and its sequel, I Need Romance 2012. Maybe he’s tired of the fluffy modern love stories and wants to get into something grittier? Well, I suppose JTBC’s the place to do it.
Cast as the leading lady is Nam Gyuri (Haeundae Lovers)… which is fine, I guess. She was adequate, though not great, in 49 Days, but at least I no longer actively dislike her acting. I just don’t care much for it, either. But the boys more than make up for that, I think. I hope.
Undercover will air following medical plague drama The End of the World, which puts its premiere in late May. It’ll begin filming next month.
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- Drama Special: The Great Gye Choon-bin
- Jung Kyung-ho meets his Japanese fans
- Movie Review: Sweet Lie (Lost and Found)
- Jo Han-seon begins his military service
- Invincible trailer and official poster