Jin Gu and Seo Eun-soo face off in teaser for Legal High
Upcoming JTBC drama Legal High has released a new teaser featuring its leads, Jin Gu (Untouchable)and Seo Eun-soo (Hundred Million Stars From the Sky), as well as additional stills of Jin Gu’s character.
The drama is a remake of a popular Japanese drama, also called Legal High, which aired in 2012-2013. The story is a comedy set in the legal sphere and centers around a lawyer who uses even the most outlandish methods in order to win his cases.
In JTBC’s Legal High, Jin Gu will be playing the lead role of Ko Tae-rim. A “monster” and “weirdo” lawyer who knows his way around the law and boasts a 100% case success rate.
Jin Gu stated that he “was already a fan of the original show” and “found the character of Ko Tae-rim to be appealing.” As an actor, he was also attracted to the challenge of taking on such a distinctive role.
The actor explained as well that a lot of thought was put into the character’s appearance which can be seen in the released stills. Ko Tae-rim is dressed in fine suits and there’s detailed attention to the accessories worn. Yet, his hair is oddly shaped like a hook. Combining this with his face expressions and body language, the stills hint at the quirks and comedy his character will bring to the story.
In the teaser, we see Jin Gu clashing with Seo Eun-soo who will be playing the character of Seo Jae-in. In contrast to Jin Gu, she’s a novice lawyer who sees things more black and white. She puts her trust solely in the law and believes in justice 100%.
The teaser plays to the comic vibe that the drama promises, showcasing Jin Gu and Seo Eun-soo facing off in a stylized fight. Jin Gu keeps a taunting face as he dodges Seo Eun-soo’s punches with ease and pushes her down with one finger. She then launches a thick law book at the back of his head as he’s walking away. It makes contact, forcing Jin Gu to double over. Satisfied, Seo Eun-soo smiles with her arms crossed in the background and Jin Gu rages as he straightens back up. The teaser ends with the two standing back-to-back and the voice-over narrates, “Legal High premiering February 8.”
Well, this certainly looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun! I was sold as soon as I saw Jin Gu’s face expressions in the teaser! I actually watched some episodes of Untouchable against my better judgment, and I’m really excited that Jin Gu is doing comedy next and not another serious role. Is it February yet?
Legal High is set to broadcast on February 8, after Sky Castle finishes its run, and will be airing Fridays and Saturdays on JTBC.
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