First look at Warrior Baek Dong-soo
Here’s our first look at upcoming fusion sageuk Warrior Baek Dong-soo
, the comic book adaptation which stars Ji Chang-wook
as our righteous hero Baek Dong-soo and Yoo Seung-ho
as the (seemingly Mi-shil-esque) villain/rival Yeo-woon.
To be honest, I can’t tell from these images whether the drama’s
going to be awesomely action-and-thrills-packed fusion fare, or campy
Peter Pan-y stuff. The plain photos make it look like the latter but I’m
hoping for the former, since I’m always drawn to Robin Hood-like
setups; they’re the ultimate underdog stories, aren’t they? Maybe all
they need is a good Photoshop job.
Plus, I’m already looking forward to the good-versus-evil-hotness
rivalry between our boys Dong-soo and Yeo-woon, which will undoubtedly
be heightened by the fact that these two train together in secret
practice sessions as children (as you can see in the stills below).
Dong-soo becomes known as an expert swordsman, perhaps the best around —
but you can bet your bottom dollar Yeo-woon’s a close second and will
be challenging him in no time.
Their graduation from boyhood friends to enemies will be key to
building the tension between their adult selves, as Dong-soo joins the
king’s guard and Yeo-woon becomes part of a group planning to
assassinate him. It’s kind of like City Hunter
, now that I
think of it, only the conflict is bromance rather than romance — both
strong setups, both things I am an utter sucker for.
- More Pictures:
Via E Today, Chosun