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Premiere Watch: Big Mouth, Today’s Webtoon, The Good Detective 2

Premiere Watch: Big Mouth, Today’s Webtoon, The Good Detective 2

Thanks to our weekend slots clearing out, we have three new dramas premiering — and a nice selection indeed, if I do say so myself. Lee Jong-seok makes his long-awaited return, Kim Se-jung makes a swift return, and the heroes of The Good Detective make a much-anticipated return. That’s a lot of returns.

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Big Mouth

Time slot: Friday-Saturday
Broadcaster: MBC
Genre: Crime, thriller, legal, mystery
Episode count: 16

Reasons to watch: I’m hard-pressed not to like a Lee Jong-seok drama, so my hopes are high for his first drama project in what feels like forever. Granted, I might have preferred a different genre to the thriller noir we are told to expect, but here’s to hoping it will be a fun ride. Lee Jong-seok plays a lousy lawyer in a failing marriage, and it all hits the fan when he’s mistaken for a powerful criminal… and then he decides to play along. Very noir indeed! IMHO there are a lot of pluses and minuses going on with this drama, but the PD (Start-Up, Hotel del Luna, While You Were Sleeping, You From Another Star) offers a huuuuge boost of confidence.

TL;DR: Lee Jong-seok returns, married (!) Lee Jong-seok, fun wordplay, thrilling excitement, noir

Today’s Webtoon

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Time slot: Friday-Saturday
Broadcaster: SBS
Genre: Comedy, drama, romance
Episode count: 12

Reasons to watch: All of dramaland rejoiced when they heard Se-jung was returning so quickly after the joyful success of Business Proposal. She’s quickly switching gears, playing a judo athlete with a cute bob that winds up working as a webtoon editor. I don’t know if I’m more excited for the cuteness and comedy or for the inside look at creating and editing — but throw in Daniel Choi and some dimples from Nam Yoon-soo, and I’m sold.

TL;DR: Se-jung comeback, judo athlete turned webtoon editor, cute hijinks, it will be hard to make this drama unenjoyable

The Good Detective 2

Time slot: Saturday-Sunday
Broadcaster: JTBC
Genre: Crime, action, thriller, mystery
Episode count: 16

Reasons to watch: The much-loved duo from JTBC’s successful The Good Detective is back for another round, and so are our heroes Sohn Hyun-joo and Jang Seung-jo! I don’t know how it’s possible to be as excited as I am, having not seen the original drama, but I know it’s both well-loved and well-respected, which is a combination that doesn’t always come easily. Anyway, the production promises more of what made the first season a success, and with the PD, writer, and lead actors all returning, one can only expect another great drama.

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TL;DR: Second season, favorite detective duo returns, new baddies but same great writing?

 
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