KBS in talks to schedule crime drama Mad Dog for fall
I don’t really want to think about Seven Day Queen ending any time soon, but time waits for no one, and KBS is potentially adding to its Wednesday-Thursday lineup with a crime drama titled Mad Dog. The show will deal with insurance fraud and the director, Hwang Ui-kyung, reportedly promised to show a realistic portrayal of South Korea through the drama.
Mad Dog was just announced, so there isn’t much in terms of plot details available, but the show will revolve around the titular “Mad Dog” team who catches scam artists that commit insurance fraud. Wait, so is this Mad Dog team made up of former fraudsters as well? ‘Cause then it just sounds like Police Unit 38 without the comedy or Bad Guys without the grit.
I have no idea what to expect from this writer-director duo, but I’m hoping for the best: Hwang Ui-kyung doesn’t have any recent directing credits to his name, and he’s best known for 2011’s Romance Town and 2009’s Partner, neither of which I’ve seen. The writer, Kim Su-jin, is a new name and interestingly, her only credit is being part of the writing team behind American show Lost’s Season 2. Well, Lost certainly had its share of intrigue and twists and turns, so I hope that she’ll be able to translate some of that into Mad Dog.
KBS is still in negotiations on whether to include Mad Dog into its fall lineup, but if it confirms, the crime drama will follow Seven Day Queen and Manhole, starring Jaejoong and UEE.
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