Mask, Secret writer returns to SBS with new revenge melodrama
We’ve got another revenge melo on the way from writer Choi Ho-chul, who made waves with his first drama Secret over at KBS, and then followed it up with the Su Ae chaebol doppelganger drama Mask on SBS last year. This time he’s returning to SBS with a new drama described as “the male version of Mask” titled Deal, which is being planned for a Wednesday-Thursday slot this summer.
The new series will be about a man who loses a sibling who was the world to him. In order to get revenge for that murder, he’ll enter a chaebol family. If it really is the male version of Mask, it’ll have to involve a false identity and taking over the life of a doppelganger, though it’s possible they only meant the comparison in the broadest poor-commoner-joins-chaebol-family way.
The description does refer to The Prince and the Pauper as a theme though, so I wouldn’t count doppelgangers out just yet. The hero’s revenge promises to be satisfying and ardent, and it’ll involve a love story between a woman who has everything but isn’t happy, and a man who has very little but is happy. Their relationship will cross the class divide and show the true worth of sincere love.
I wouldn’t say that Mask broke the mold on love overcoming money or anything, but it had a sweet love story between a chaebol and his faux-chaebol wife. Actually, this new drama sounds closer to the secondary couple in that drama — Yeon Jung-hoon and Yoo In-young. Too bad he was so evil; he could’ve been the hero of this drama and made it a spinoff.
Deal is set to follow Entertainer (which is after Come Back, Ajusshi) on Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning in June.
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