Kim Ji-soo joins Lee Sung-min in tvN’s upcoming Memory
Remember the upcoming drama Memory? No? It’s no wonder if you don’t, since it’s not to be confused with the upcoming Yoo Seung-ho drama Remember, which is also not to be confused with Jang Nara cop drama I Remember You earlier this year. There’s just a lot of memory floating around right now, waiting to be lost.
Memory is an upcoming tvN drama that has already cast Lee Sung-min (Hwajung, Misaeng) in the lead role, playing a lawyer with Alzheimer’s who puts his remaining time on the line to defend one last case. As he starts to lose his memory, the drama will show him the preciousness of his life and the family that he loves. It sounds sort of like Punch meets Thousand Day Promise, but hopefully a lot less depressing.
Kim Ji-soo is in talks to join the drama as Lee Sung-min’s ex-wife, who currently serves as a judge. She grew up wealthy and privileged as the only daughter to a law professor father and housewife mother, then passed the bar and graduated from the judicial training institute with the highest marks. We aren’t told why their marriage failed, but given that family love is an important element in the hero’s life, I expect to see them exploring and reexamining that relationship over the course of the show.
Also cast is Song Sun-mi, who will be teaming up with Lee Sung-min for the third time after previously working with him in the medical drama Golden Time, then again in an adorable odd-couple romance in Miss Korea. (She was the brilliant chemist who made the cosmetics, and he was the gruff gangster who developed a crush on her.) In Memory they’ll be playing co-workers at the law firm, and she’ll play a Harvard Law School-educated attorney who first worked as a prosecutor, then was recruited to the private sector. Aw, I do like them together — even without the romantic angle, they did the bickering-colleagues routine with humor and sass.
In any case, this definitely sounds like a drama to watch for the acting, and maybe a cathartic cry. I expect Lee Sung-min to thoroughly devastate me — but, you know, in a good way.
Memory will premiere in March as a Friday-Saturday drama on tvN.
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