Premiere Watch: The Road: Tragedy of One
Time slot: Wednesday & Thursday
Genre: Mystery, thriller
Episode count: 12
It might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but there is no denying that The Road: Tragedy of One has nailed its dark, juicy, and intriguing tone. If you haven’t been keeping up with the news around this drama, it stars Ji Jin-hee, which is a reason to watch in and of itself. But in case you need more reasons, it’s about power hungry ambition, tragedy, chaebol greed, desperate parents, and a whole lot of scheming. The fantastic Yoon Se-ah and Kim Hye-eun also star. The drama has a familiar feel to me for some reason, perhaps because it fits into that wonderful niche of dramas about middle-aged characters caught in a web of power, greed, and revenge. I’m thinking of dramas like Mine, Graceful Friends, and Secret Boutique — but I’m also excited to see what new intrigues this drama brings to the table.