Jung Woo and Bae Hyun-sung join hands as Miracle Brothers
Aww, I like this duo already! JTBC’s upcoming drama Miracle Brothers looks like a heartwarming slice-of-life with a dash of fantasy sprinkled in, and I’m already ready for mama hen Jung Woo (Mental Coach Jegal) to take the baby duckling Bae Hyun-sung (Gaus Electronics) under his wing.
Named after the renowned poet Yoon Dong-joo, our diligent protagonist Yook Dong-joo (Jung Woo) lives a humble life that’s far different from what he envisions. Unlike his dreams of becoming a bestselling author, Dong-joo spends his days running between part-time jobs and cramming a triangle kimbap into his mouth while on the go. It’s a far cry from his ambitious goal, and he makes up for the difference by pouring a hundred and ten percent of his fiery fighting spirit into everything he does. (That includes lots of aggrieved shouting.)
Everything changes one rainy night, however, when a body suddenly soars through the air and lands right on Dong-joo’s windshield. For a moment, Dong-joo fears the worst — is he going to become a criminal on top of everything else?! — until the accident victim Kang San (Bae Hyun-sung) wakes up in his hospital bed. Thankfully, he’s physically fine. A little too fine, in fact, because San now has super strength. (Dong-joo witnesses this firsthand when San sends a grown man flying out of his hospital ward.)
Bewildered by San’s strange powers, a flabbergasted Dong-joo can’t help but quiver nervously in San’s presence. Meanwhile, San is oddly calm and composed for an amnesia patient. Since he can’t recall anything about himself, San decides that he’ll just follow Dong-joo home. New brother: acquired!
The teaser doesn’t showcase the rest of San’s abilities, but according to his official character description, San is able to feel the pain and desperation of others as if his own body is experiencing it. That already sounds torturous enough — it sounds like San can’t help but read others’ hearts, whether he likes it or not — but there’s one more catch. San refuses to tolerate even the smallest injustice, which means he’s going to do everything within his power to help the people he encounters. And of course, that means Dong-joo’s coming along for the ride!
Helmed by PD Park Chan-hong and writer Kim Ji-woo, who both previously worked on Beautiful World together, Miracle Brothers is slated for a June 28 premiere.