Lee Jong-seok courted for medical drama Beautiful Mind
Apparently dramaland is hellbent on resuscitating Dr. Frankenstein — the drama about a geeeeeenius doctor with a split-personality (though the details of his actual condition are vague, which we’ll get to). It was once courting Kim Soo-hyun to star, then later Yoo Ah-in, but kept getting delayed on KBS’s schedule. It’s looking to make a comeback with a new name, Beautiful Mind, and a new face in Lee Jong-seok (Pinocchio, Doctor Stranger).
The series comes from writer Kim Tae-hee of Sungkyunkwan Scandal, and will be produced by the company behind Records of a Night Watchman and Sungkyunkwan Scandal. It’s about a genius neurosurgeon (because yunno, a regular neurosurgeon isn’t smart enough) who has a frontal lobe lesion that keeps him from feeling emotions. Wait, are we giving our drama heroes medical excuses to be assy now?
They’re calling him a character with a split-personality, but now that we know about his medical condition, I think it might be a general reference to his multiple sides, and perhaps not literally a case of dissociative identity disorder. I know I’ve had my fill of multiple personalities in dramaland, so I’d prefer not to go there if at all possible.
The doc is described as handsome and extraordinarily skilled, with a cold personality. Because of his inability to feel feelings, he’s a lonely and dangerous character. Lee Jong-seok is considering the offer as one of many possible projects, and KBS is still undecided about what timeslot it’ll get. I dunno, I adore Lee Jong-seok and always want him back on my TV, but a retread of his Doctor Stranger character with less emotion? At least there are no spies in this one, right? RIGHT?
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