Yoo Joon-sang, Lee Shi-young, Jeon Hye-bin, Oh Ji-ho up for KBS dramedy
Yoo Joon-sang, Lee Shi-young, Jeon Hye-bin, Oh Ji-ho
New drama alert! KBS has a new drama in the works titled What’s Wrong Mr. Poong-sang, and the show has offered lead roles to Yoo Joon-sang (Falsify), Jeon Hye-bin (Life on Mars), Lee Shi-young (Risky Romance), and Oh Ji-ho (Should We Kiss First).
There’s not much by way of plot that’s been released, but the show will center around a lonely middle-aged man, Poong-sang, who has never once lived life for himself. That’s the role offered to Yoo Joon-sang, which would be an interesting transformation for the actor, who I feel has played much more self-possessed and commanding characters in his recent works. The show is being described as a comedy, so though Poong-sang is described as “pitiful,” I’m hoping for a lighter, human touch to his story arc.
Oh Ji-ho is up to play one of the reasons why our hero Poong-sang is such a pitiful figure: His role would be one of Poong-sang’s younger siblings, an irritating slob who lives off of his older brother and gets by by helping his sister-in-law’s car-washing business. I definitely like Oh Ji-ho much better in comedic roles, and I can easily picture him bickering with Yoo Joon-sang in a baggy tracksuit.
The show hasn’t released how Jeon Hye-bin and Lee Shi-young’s roles are connected to Poong-sang, but reports name Lee Shi-young as the potential lead female opposite Yoo Joon-sang, with Jeon Hye-bin playing her older twin sister. Penning the script is writer Moon Young-nam, of Our Gab-soon and King’s Family, and in the director’s chair is PD Jin Hyung-wook.
What’s Wrong Mr. Poong-sang will air in KBS’s Wednesday-Thursday slot following Happy to Die, which puts the dramedy’s premiere sometime in January.