Supernatural-comedy drama Zombie Detective releases character teasers
I’m much more enthused about Zombie Detective after watching these hilarious character teasers. It’s great to see Choi Jin-hyuk (Rugal) in comedy again after a long line of serious roles.
Starring as the titular zombie detective, Choi Jin-hyuk’s character wakes up on day to find that he’s become a zombie and has no memory of his past, human life. After two years of the zombie life, Choi Jin-hyuk the zombie becomes a detective to find out the truth about his own identity.
Choi Jin-hyuk’s character teaser emphasizes how unlike a typical zombie he is. In an acrostic poem style (that doesn’t translate very well to English), the teaser says that there has been no zombie like him before.
Choi Jin-hyuk is shown to be petty-minded, as he doesn’t share something out of frame with Park Joo-hyun (Extracurricular). He’s also frail, as can be seen when he collapses in the streets. He’s full of greed, as can be seen when he eats everything in the fridge in the middle of the night. But he’s also full of affection, as he embraces Park Joo-hyun in a warm hug.
My favorite cut is of Choi Jin-hyuk enjoying the heck out of blowing bubbles in his way-too-small tub. The teaser ends with a flower-decked Choi Jin-hyuk swinging in a hammock: “The world’s first lively and sweet zombie can be seen August 31.”
Similarly in an acrostic style, Choi Jin-hyuk narrates Park Joo-hyun’s character teaser. She’s an investigative program PD, whose personality is refreshingly direct. In the teaser, she’s described as a person who is more zombie than a real zombie.
She has extra-human stamina, as can be seen when she chases something in the streets. As she peers into an office, her tenacity is praised by Choi Jin-hyuk. Again, she’s described as a human shockingly more savage than a real zombie.
KBS Monday-Tuesday drama Zombie Detective, directed by Shim Jae-hyun and written by Baek Eun-jin, will begin airing on August 31.
Via MK Sports