Premiere Watch: Run On, Sweet Home
More dramas and new genres on the way! This week we have two very different premieres — a light and pretty romance drama with an aesthetic I’d like to hop right into, and a dark and scary horror drama with an aesthetic out of my deepest nightmares. Take your pick, or heck — pick both! There’s no shortage of new dramas this December, that’s for sure.
Time slot: Wednesday & Thursday
Episode count: 16
Reasons to watch: With some pretty teasers and dreamy vibes to get us excited, it’s finally time for Run On to premiere! I’m hoping for thoughtful depth, strong characters, and a well-written script — all of which are more than enough to make the relationship between a retired runner and translator go from snooze alert, to a deep, insightful, and catch-your-breath sort of romance story. The drama stars Im Shi-wan and Shin Se-kyung as the main couple, and Kang Tae-oh and Sooyoung in the second lead slots. If Run On can capture the sweet emotions and aesthetic of More Than Friends (JTBC’s most recent romance drama), and add a little more for us to chew on, I know I’ll be a happy camper.
Time slot: Friday
Episode count: 10
Reasons to watch: Netflix is back with their latest original offering after the wonderful weirdness of The School Nurse Files. There’s nothing cute or quirky about Sweet Home, though. Instead, it’s a full-on survival story of the horror/gore genre. We follow a group of humans who are desperate to hold onto their humanity as the people around them turn into horrifying monsters. How far are they willing to go to remain human? Where is the line between human and monster? What I’ve seen of this drama makes me think it’s a little too much creepy violence and gore for my taste, but the cast is so good! Lee Jin-wook, Lee Shi-young, Song Kang, and Lee Do-hyun. If those four names aren’t enough to make you do a double-take, I don’t know what is. Oh wait, maybe the fact that this director is responsible for some other dramas you might have heard of — you know, little dramas like Goblin, Descended from the Sun, and Mr. Sunshine?
- Romance begins for Im Shi-wan and Shin Se-kyung in JTBC’s Run On
- Im Shi-wan, Shin Se-kyung toast to romance in new teaser for Run On
- Song Kang readies for battle in Sweet Home with Lee Jin-wook, Lee Shi-young, Lee Do-hyun
- A new teaser for Shin Se-kyung and Im Shi-wan’s romance drama Run On
- First look at Im Shi-wan, Shin Se-kyung in JTBC’s Run On
- Shin Se-kyung, Im Shi-wan to star in new JTBC drama
- Mr. Sunshine PD returns with psychological thriller drama Sweet Home