Premiere Watch: Reach of Sincerity, Legal High, Trap
We have three new shows that will be kicking off the latest drama cycle. This crop of dramas is heavy on the comedy, but for viewers searching for suspense, OCN is debuting a dark thriller.
Reach of Sincerity
Time slot: Wednesday & Thursday
Episode count: 16 episodes
Reasons to watch: There has been quite a bit of buzz surrounding this drama, as it features the reunion of Yoo Inna and Lee Dong-wook following their run as ill-fated lovers in The Lonely Shining Goblin. The pair’s latest show is an adaptation of a web novel about a disgraced Hallyu actress and a highly-strung, highly successful, perfectionist lawyer. In an attempt to salvage her acting career, Yoo Inna decides to take an acting role as a secretary and decides to take the method approach. She gets a job as a law firm’s secretary–working for Lee Dong-wook. They’re both playing to type but I can’t be mad about it when their chemistry is so fantastic. Let’s hope that they get a happy ending in this life!
Time slot: Friday & Saturday
Genre: Legal comedy
Episode count: 16 episodes
Reasons to watch: Money or justice…which one reigns supreme? We may be about to find out in Legal High, the Korean remake of a Japanese legal comedy of the same name. Jin Gu stars as an eccentric but successful lawyer who is willing to take on any case as long as the payment is generous enough. His co-star, Seo Eun-soo takes a different approach to the law. She’s a young lawyer who believes in justice the rule of order. From the teasers, it’s clear that Jin Gu’s reputation precedes him and she can barely stand him, all before they even meet. Though Seo is idealistic, she also wants to win cases and get justice for her clients. Jin Gu may be a weirdo but he’s a weirdo with a 100% success rate and so they become reluctant partners in law.
Time slot: Saturday & Sunday
Episode count: 7 episodes
Reasons to watch: Lee Seo-jin stars as a man whose perfect life is shattered when he and his family are kidnapped. It doesn’t appear that Lee and his family were random victims though, and when the kidnappers mysteriously release Lee Seo-jin, he begins a torturous hunt to find his family while the police turn an investigative eye onto him. Sung Dong-il costars as the detective who’s investigating the kidnapping case and the two are positioned as each other’s foils. Will Lee Seo-jin find his family? The drama will have a relatively short run, as it’s the first in OCN’s new cinema-drama hybrid series.
- New promos for Legal High featuring Jin Gu as a weirdo lawyer and Seo Eun-soo as a fighter for justice
- Take two for Lee Dong-wook in tvN’s Reach of Sincerity
- Jin Gu and Seo Eun-soo face off in teaser for Legal High
- Lee Seo-jin on the hunt for his family in OCN’s Trap
- Wishing for a lucky start for Reach of Sincerity
- Lee Seo-jin suited up in new stills for OCN’s Trap
- Yoon Park, Chae Jung-ahn confirm casting in Jin Gu’s legal comedy drama
- Yoo Inna and Lee Dong-wook get cozy in first teaser for Reach of Sincerity