Turns out the strutting peacock that is Jang Geun Suk isn’t just going to be seen in Hwayugi! (Ahem. Play on his character there.) The rumors, the ‘considering’ is over, he has officially signed onto a new drama. And not just a guest role, or a variety show he’s going to then get booted from, nope, he’s getting back in the hero saddle! Oooh, I’m seeing our heartstrings being tugged at in only a matter of weeks! You know. If we get vintage Jang Geun Suk. If not….
Let’s not think about that.
The drama he’s officially signed onto is Switch: Change the World. Sound familiar? Admit it, it doesn’t. If you did know about it, it was probably under the previously held title of Operation King. The show is about a con man who, while smart enough to pass the bar, so he could theoretically be a prosecutor doesn’t (probably due to that whole con man thing) and instead uses his smarts to solve crimes that the prosecutors who have to follow those pesky rules and laws can’t.
I know this is just the beginning, only the very first rounds of introductions to the drama, but it makes me wonder why either a present or past tense con man would want to solve crimes? Is he looking to turn a leaf? Is there some sort of other crime or injustice that spurs him on (You can tell I’m watching Mad Dog right now) whatever it is, there has to be a reason why a con man wants to stick so near the law. As I am currently loving Mad Dog right now, it wouldn’t bother me too much if it was darker, more twisty, but with the fact it’s Jang Geun Suk and that they’ve cast a romantic interest, something tells me it’s going to lean more towards cute.
Oooh. Maybe if it had a caper feel to it! Something along the lines of White Collar — a drama I say is prime to be made into a Kdrama. Hot and fast, snarky and fun. That is the sort of show I can get behind. Of course, if it’s just 16 hours of Jang Geun Suk preening at the camera, perhaps I’ll get far, far behind it. There are a couple versions of Jang Geun Suk out there and I’m hoping he’s learned that we’re not a fan of the latter. (The former? I get them confused.)
But that could just be me.
Either way, I’m happy to see him back, I will absolutely be keeping my eyeballs out and my ear to the floor on this one and, as the show starts right after the end of Return, we really, in the scheme of things, don’t have long to wait.