Warrior Baek Dong-soo’s first poster
The first official poster is out for upcoming fusion action sageuk Warrior Baek Dong-soo
, a show about which I am being cautious, but optimistic. Because while some of its stills verge on looking cheesy, others are much more interesting, visually and thematically.
Plus! It stars two young rising stars, Ji Chang-wook
as the good guy and dastardly assassin Yoo Seung-ho
as his rival, with both of them being equally matched in their mastery
of swordsmanship. They trained together in childhood, but somehow went
their separate ways, with Dong-soo becoming one of the king’s guard and
Yeo-woon turning to the dark side as a member of a shadowy organization
plotting to kill the king. I just love this kind of conflict; let’s hope
the drama can deliver on the tension built right in to the premise.
True, I’m on the fence about the poster above, because its
composition is completely awkward and ill-devised — all those blades
make me think they’re all about to stab each other, ha — but something
about it reminds me of Jeon Woo Chi, which is a very good thing. Although it’s clear that Jeon Woo Chi
is far superior, sort of like Baek Dong-soo
cooler, more confident older brother. But Little Bro might have
potential — maybe, possibly? — or, he might get stuck being the dorky
wannabe. We’ll have to see on that.
Below, we have two of the veterans: perennial badass Choi Min-soo
(Father’s House, Legend
) and Baker King
dad Jeon Gwang-ryul
. In the stills below that, we also have the two female leads, played by Yoon So-yi
(Hero, Goodbye Solo
) and Shin Hyun-bin
, who recently won the New Actress award at the Baeksang awards for He’s On Duty
.Warrior Baek Dong-soo
is a Monday-Tuesday SBS drama, meaning it’ll replace Lie To Me
come July 4. And with the end of the May Madness lineup, it’s not long before the July craze gets going; it’ll air opposite Miss Ripley
and the Eric/Han Ye-seul spy comedy Myung-wol the Spy
. Eek! How to decide?
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