With only a week left, I wanted to share some quick thoughts about this show. I loved the first two episodes which set the tone and had a solid arc (a quick recap is in the works, but we'll see if it ever sees the light of day). The acting is great, and the characters are endearing to various degrees. Argon is (relatively) episodic with one major arc in each episode. Sometimes those arcs are about a news report, and if not, they usually center around a theme. As a result, certain episodes are more engaging than others, but overall, the quality is consistently good.
As a whole, Argon almost feels like vignettes, highlighting the lives and struggles of its characters, and as a result, the audience sees snapshots of their lives. By starting the show at the crew's fall from grace, there's already an established history and relationships between the members of Argon as they've experienced success and defeat together as a team. In a sense, the audience enters Argon with Lee…
What else can I say? Park Won-sang plays a major role in the drama, and you have me hook, line, and sinker.
Side note, I watched the entire press conference the show held recently, and I actually liked Director Lee Yoon-jung. I only knew her as the Coffee Prince director and then more recently as the Cheese in the Trap director who got into quite a mess. I must admit that I haven't heard very nice things about her as of late, but she seemed so personable and cheery during the press conference that I couldn't help but warm up to her a bit.
Anyways, Park Won-sang only had wonderful things to say about the show--don't they always?--so I'll trust his decision. Also, even if the show turns out to be terrible, I know for certain that Park will be amazing. Besides, the leads are Kim Joo-hyuk and Chun Woo-hee, and that's enough pull for me to check out a first episode even if Park Won-sang wasn't attached.
It's been a while since I've been excited for a show, …
As touted during its promotional stage, Man to Man is an action comedy, and for all intents and purposes, it's pretty good. The first episode had a lot of setup as the audience is introduced to the major players, and episode two starts to showcase the interactions between the main characters. Storywise, there's your occasional contrivance and disregard of physics which can be bothersome, but this is one of those shows where you really shouldn't try to analyze and question every detail. If you just sit back and relax, it's a breezy watch.
Park Hae-jin as Kim Sul-woo, Undercover Bodyguard
I'm relatively indifferent towards Park Hae-jin. I remember him first from Famous Chil Princesses, and haven't really developed any opinions about him. I'm sure his fans will enjoy him in this role since he's portrayed as a super suave and charismatic person. He plays the role with a good balance of confidence and aloofness, and there aren't any complaints from me.
Apparently, Park Sung-woong has been cast in Bad Guys 2 which is planning for an October release date on OCN. The source says that he's playing a homicide detective who's an ex-boxer. He doesn't care about promotions or justice, but rather, risks his life for money because of a past event.
If this is true... I suddenly got flashbacks ofHidden Identity which was just a waste of potential. Also, there hasn't been any other substantial names attached or dates given about the drama, so it is possible that Park Sung-woong might not join in the end. Well, the only good news is that the original was good and OCN tends to be better at police and noir-ish dramas than TVN. But after Signal, that might not be the case anymore. For Park Sung-woong's sake, I do hope the second season will be decent.
Last year, Park Yong-woo did a stage play which is great to hear. However, I'd love to see him in more projects since he's been quiet for a while now. Hopefully it's by choice and not because he's not getting offers... Anyways, happy birthday Park Yong-woo!