Park Min-young joins Yoo Seung-ho in SBS’s Remember
The casting is shaping up nicely for SBS’s upcoming mystery-legal-thriller drama Remember, which is now adding Park Min-young (Healer) to join Yoo Seung-ho (I Miss You) and Park Sung-woong (Hidden Identity). So far, so good.
The drama from the writer of the lauded film The Attorney features a hero with hyperthymesia (an excessively detailed memory) who becomes a lawyer in order to clear his father’s name of a crime that earns him the death penalty. Park Sung-woong and Park Min-young will both play lawyers, though very different kinds: He plays a tough, resilient lawyer who gets caught up in the conspiracy along with the hero, while she starts out rather green, comes to understand the cold-heartedness of the law, and gradually becomes a mature lawyer.
Her character decides early on that law may not be for her and is in the process of deciding whether to quit law school when she hears of the hero’s father taking the fall for a crime he didn’t commit. She’s been friends with the hero since they were children (the drama will feature Yoo Seung-ho and Park Min-young acting both as 18-year-olds and as their present-day adult counterparts) and decides to stick with him throughout his struggle, and starts to feel a new side to her feelings toward him.
At first glance it seems like Park Min-young’s character will be a familiar type for her—upbeat, happy-go-lucky, with a cute and quirky personality. Basically her bread and butter. Before Healer, I’d have thought that was the only mode she knew how to play, and generally liked her characters but didn’t think her acting was anything special. But I really felt like she discovered a new side of acting for Healer and tapped into an understanding of character she hadn’t previously displayed, so I’m feeling good about her growth as an actor. Remember sounds like a serious, meaty drama with the potential for some strong performances; here’s to hoping for strong chemistry on top of the suspense and thrills.
Remember follows Village: Secret of Achiara on SBS and premieres in December.
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