Premiere Watch: Mental Coach Jegal
Time slot: Monday-Tuesday
Genre: Drama, sports
Episode count: 16
Reasons to watch: For someone with zero interest in sports, I find myself always loving dramaland’s sports dramas — probably because they’re so character-rich, and so much about hard work and overcoming. And, in the case of Mental Coach Jegal, about finding your true path in life. The healing sports drama stars the ever-adorable Jung Woo as a taekwondo national athlete turned coach, and Lee Yumi plays a young ice skater who needs some coaching. With old rivalries, new bonds, and — hopefully — a bunch of heart-bursting goodness in between, I am hoping that this drama will be a delightful surprise. Oh, and that Kwon Yul will be able to showcase more of his awesome acting than just scowling and being mean to our heroes.
TL;DR: Jung Woo, cute healing vibes, could be a hidden gem