Park Bo-young chooses pint-sized reincarnation to catch killer in tvN’s Abyss
In dramaland, two years can either feel like just yesterday or a lifetime ago, and in her case, it definitely feels like the latter. I’ve been eagerly waiting on news about Park Bo-young’s (Strong Woman Do Bong-soon) upcoming fantasy drama Abyss, and though all we’ve got so far are some stills of her in character, it’s enough to get me counting down the days until its premiere.
Abyss follows two people who die untimely deaths and are given an opportunity to return to the land of the living in order to find out who killed them. It’s not entirely clear how and why they’re selected for resurrection, but the process involves magical “abyss” beads, though what that means exactly is anyone’s guess. And of course, these second-chance-at-life stories always come with a catch, and in this drama, Park Bo-young and Ahn Hyo-seop (Thirty But Seventeen) return with physical appearances and circumstances that are 180 degrees different from their original lives.
What this means is that Park Bo-young’s character – once a top female prosecutor with a prickly personality and chic looks to match her badass legal skills – returns as, well, Park Bo-young. I actually gave a massive snort when I read reports on Abyss, because they all call Park Bo-young’s version of the character as the “totally average-looking” half. I mean, life is difficult enough without beauty standards that somehow call Park Bo-young average. But, this is dramaland and we’re rolling with it.
Another reason why I’m really excited about Abyss is that the project is a reunion between Park Bo-young and PD Yoo Je-won, who collaborated on 2015’s fantasy rom-com Oh My Ghostess. If this show is anything like their last work together, I’ll be a happy, happy camper.
Abyss will premiere on tvN’s Monday-Tuesday slot in May.
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