Premiere Watch: Memorials
Time slot: Wednesday & Thursday
Genre: Rom-com, political
Episode count: 16
Well this drama sure looks fun! Not only does Memorials boast an interesting pairing, but it’s got a fun premise, too. Nana, our unemployed heroine, is known for filing an unparalleled amount of civil complaints, and decides to run for office to solve all the problems she’s proudly identified. Opposite her is Park Sung-hoon, costarring as a rule-abiding bureaucrat. I expect them to bump heads, and I can’t wait. These roles are such a fantastic switch from what we’re used to seeing from these actors — Park Sung-hoon was last a scary chaebol serial killer, and Nana? I feel like she has been a serious detective/investigator in every. single. drama. (I would name them, but I know I don’t have to). It’s always great to see a drama bringing new actors into leading roles, and changing up the usual drama recipe, so I’m excited to see what they do here. All the promotional material has been spot-on so far — strong, cohesive, funny, and quite clever — and if I can use even one of those adjectives to describe the drama when it premieres this Wednesday, I’ll be a happy camper.