Time-slip drama Manhole to follow Seven Day Queen on KBS
Is the reign of legal dramas finally over? Dramaland tends to strongly follow trends so we can get a long spell of a specific genre, and I wonder if the sci-fi time-bendy dramas are making a comeback with upcoming dramas like SBS’s Reunited Worlds and tvN’s Circle.
KBS has announced their follow-up drama to upcoming Seven Day Queen, titled Manhole: Wonderland’s Feel. I know, the title sounds weird to me too. But I’m pretty sure it’s a pun on the main character’s name, Bong-pil, and the Korean pronunciation of “feel.” In any case, this time-slip drama centers around Bong-pil and his five friends who travel between the past and present through a manhole in order to stop a wedding scheduled a week later. This sounds a lot like Operation Proposal to me, but it’s described as a youth comedy, which… *cue sighs of relief*. I can’t do that to myself again.
Directing is PD Park Man-young, whose credits largely include dailies and weekend dramas like Sweet Secret and Strange Daughter-in-Law, although he did direct miniseries The Vineyard Man starring Yoon Eun-hye waaayy back in 2006. I am much more excited to hear that writer Lee Jae-gon will be handling the script because, if memory serves, he did a pretty solid job on Special Affairs Team TEN, which was a hit for OCN at the time. I can trust he will bring the bendy in time-bendy, and give us a fun, comedic sci-fi ride.
They haven’t announced any casting offers, so beanies, start preparing sacrifices and saying prayers for your dream cast. Manhole: Wonderland’s Feel is set to begin its run on August 9 on KBS in their Wednesday-Thursday slot, following Mystery Queen and Seven Day Queen.
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