Kim Min-jung, Lee Yoo-young to join Choi Siwon in My Fellow Citizens
Lee Yoo-young, Choi Siwon, Kim Min-jung
Kim Min-jung (Mr. Sunshine) and Lee Yoo Young (Your Honor) have confirmed they will join Choi Siwon (Revolutionary Love) in the new KBS crime-comedy drama, My Fellow Citizens.
My Fellow Citizens is about a con artist who somehow ends up in a series of outrageous situations like marrying a police officer, and even running to become a member of the National Assembly.
Choi Siwon plays the skilled con artist, Yang Jung-gook; he hails from a long line of swindlers. The craft was passed down to him from his father, who learned it from his father before him. Ironically though, he gets conned by his own girlfriend who runs off with his marriage savings. However, while drinking away the pain of betrayal, he meets someone by chance – Lee Mi-young (Lee Yoo-young). The two hit it off from the start, date for a year, and get married. He, of course, lies to her that he’s a Seoul University graduate and an entrepreneur. Lee Yoo-young has a secret of her own however. Once they’re wed she confesses that she’s actually a police officer.
Lee Yoo-young’s character is a police officer with a wild child past. She’s on the verge of returning to a wild and free life as she’s been reeling from being cheated on by her boyfriend. But then she fatefully meets Choi Si-won’s character. The two quickly grow close while commiserating over their love lives and they soon begin dating. Unfortunately, because her previous boyfriend had not liked that she was a cop, she decides to lie and say she works at a small company. She finally reveals the truth upon marriage, but Choi begins to change after learning her real occupation.
Kim Min-jung will be taking on the role of a Park Hoo-ja, the daughter of a notorious loan shark, Park Sang-pil. Her father didn’t have any sons and trained her to inherit the business. However, although he’s usually very thorough, her father falls victim to a mysterious stranger’s schemes and collapses from the stress of it all. Thus, Park Hoo-ja steps into her father’s shoes and successfully expands the business. She also tracks down the mysterious stranger who conned her father – Choi Siwon. But instead of revenge, she offers to save his life on one condition: campaign for public office.
Scriptwriter Han Jung-hoon will be part of the creative team and his previous works include the cable shows Vampire Prosecutor, Bad Guys, and Police Unit 38. PD Kim Jung-hyun will be directing; he has worked on Jugglers and Full Sun (not to be confused with the director of Gu Family Book, who has the same name).
The character descriptions seem like the drama will be emphasizing comedy with crime as the backdrop of the story. However, going by the writer’s previous works, it’s also possible that the drama will be dark with humor in the undertones instead. Either way, I’m feeling a bit optimistic. I love Kim Min-jung and the set-up sounds like it could be hilarious in a ridiculous sort of way. Choi Siwon as well is best in comic roles. However, hopefully this character will actually be a good one as his last role was… Well, the less said the better. Fingers and toes crossed!
My Fellow Citizens is currently set to broadcast on Mondays and Tuesdays on KBS after Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho 2 finishes its run in early 2019.
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