Park Shi-hoo lines up next drama with TV Chosun’s Babel
This is pretty quick turnaround, but Park Shi-hoo is reportedly lining up his next project after recently wrapping on his recent KBS drama Lovely Horribly. The new drama will be a drama on TV Chosun titled Babel, a passionate mystery melodrama that centers around a wrongful death and revenge.
Park is set to play a prosecutor who started out as a newspaper reporter, whose personality is described as fiery and hot-tempered. He grew up in a comfortable life, but one day his family is shattered when his father dies in an accident whose cause is unclear, and his mother takes her own life. When he finds out that his father’s bankruptcy and death are connected to a conglomerate, he begins his mission to uncover the truth and get revenge.
The plot also features our prosecutor marrying a chaebol as part of his revenge plan, and a top star whose life is ruined as a result. The drama will reveal the greedy true face and ruin of the chaebol family amidst murder and strife and promises mystery and thrills.
The story does sound like the kind of thing that usually grabs my interest; it’s got elements of dramas I’ve really enjoyed, such as Story of a Man (which this PD, Yoon Sung-shik, also directed, along with Hwarang and Gaksital). Plus, I’m always up for a badass revenge story (my main complaint about revenge stories is that so many dramas lose their bite by the end, which leaves my bloodlust unsatisfied). The Park Shi-hoo factor does keep me at arm’s length, though it seems his career has rebounded fairly well, largely thanks to the massive weekend drama hit that was My Golden Life.
The drama will premiere on TV Chosun in December.
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