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Two of the Korean most charismatic actors will be facing each other head-to-head in a new medical law drama. So Ji Sub and Shin Sung Rok will be starring together in a new drama called “Dr Lawyer”, with some following crucial facts that WILL make you excited.
So Ji Sub and Shin Sung Rok to Star in New MBC Drama, “Dr Lawyer”
We have seen So Ji Sub’s charismatic performance in a bunch of his previous dramas and Shin Sung Rok’s alluring acting skills in “Kairos” and “Vagabond”. Previously, we could only imagine what it’s like if these two actors faced each other on the same screen. Now, this imagination will become a reality.
On October 29, Korean media reported that actor Shin Sung Rok would be joining So Ji Sub in his new comeback drama, “Dr Lawyer”. Immediately after the report circulated on the internet, Shin Sung Rok’s Sangyeong ENT agency confirmed that the actor has indeed taken his role in the drama.
Better yet, not only will these two charismatic actors appear on the same screen, but there’s a possibility that they will be facing each other head-to-head as opposite parties.
So, what this new MBC drama, “Dr Lawyer”, is about? And how is it important for So Ji Sub and Shin Sung Rok to be appearing on the same screen? Check out these crucial facts about “Dr Lawyer”, and see if you can resist the excitement.
Crucial Facts on New MBC Drama, “Dr Lawyer”
1. So Ji Sub Acting Comeback after 4 Years
First and foremost, you should know that MBC new drama, “Dr Lawyer” will mark So Ji Sub acting comeback after almost 4 years of hiatus.
So Ji Sub is Korean’s pride drama actor with an immeasurable list of projects and awards. Moreover, he was one of the Korean veteran artists shining with his acting skills long before the Hallyu wave started spreading internationally.
Actor So Ji Sub’s most recent popularity rose due to his marvelous secret agent performance in his latest project, “Terius Behind Me”. However, his expert acting skills also caught the attention of many Kdrama lovers with his performance in “Oh My Venus” with actress Shin Min Ah (“Hometown Cha Cha Cha”), and “The Master’s Sun” with actress Gong Hyo Jin.
His longtime expertise in Korean drama is why his acting comeback in “Dr Lawyer” is highly anticipated.
2. Two Charismatic Actors on the Same Screen: So Ji Sub and Shin Sung Rok
Most Korean dramas usually focus on one charismatic male actor and another being either charming or easygoing to create a matching bromance or exciting competition. It is highly rare to see two young charismatic figures facing each other on the same screen. The last time we had it happen with Shin Sung Rok and Choi Jin Hyuk in “The Last Empress”, one of the characters ended up dead.
Therefore, having not one but finally, TWO charismatic actors like So Ji Sub and Shin Sung Rok in this new “Dr Lawyer” drama will be an exciting project to expect. Hopefully, this time, both characters will survive the story alive and well.
3. What is “Dr Lawyer” about?
MBC’s new drama, “Dr Lawyer”, will tell a story about a former genius surgeon who decides to change his life’s course and become a medical litigation lawyer.
Han Yi Han, played by So Ji Sub, used to be a double-board certified genius surgeon. He was also the ace of Bansuk University Hospital, who specialized in both general and thoracic surgeries. He was brilliant with a tall and model-like appearance, and he always kept everyone at ease with his smile despite being overloaded with his work.
That is until an incident happened, and Han Yi Han had to lose everything due to a fabricated surgery. He lost his medical license and finally decided to become a medical malpractice lawyer.
Then, he joined hands with a prosecutor from the Medical Crime Department who had also lost a family and lover in the same surgery. Together, they battle against those who place wealth and power over a person’s life and fight for the aggrieved victims.
4. Shin Sung Rok’s Possible Villain Role?
Furthermore, according to the industry’s reports, Shin Sung Rok will be playing the role of Jayden Lee, a man with the power to control everything in “Dr Lawyer”.
Jayden Lee is the head of the Asian branch for “Honors Hand”, a company specializing in lobbying and investment. This young executive holds tremendous power with his words and actions, and he’s not afraid to do whatever is necessary to achieve a successful goal.
Considering the above description, Shin Sung Rok’s Jayden Lee character will be one of the most crucial variables in “Dr Lawyer”. Still, does it mean that Shin Sung Rok will play as the villain this time?
After all, Jayden Lee is told to be an unveiled and unreadable character. Because if Shin Sung Rok indeed plays the villain, we just cannot imagine how exciting his head-to-head scenes with So Ji Sub are going to be!
Caption: Shin Sung Rok VS So Ji Sub?
5. A Story by Writer Jang Hong Chul
Remember the thrilling story of “Class of Lies” that made us all short of breath? Writer Jang Hong Chul wrote that amazing storyline. That is why we can at least expect twists and excitement of the same caliber in “Dr Lawyer” since the same writer has created this project.
Will it become another mystery thriller like Class of Lies? Or a true cathartic drama like it’s rumored to be?
6. Comeback Project of Director Lee Yong Seok
Finally, it has been almost three years after “Haechi”, finally director Lee Yong Seok will be leading “Dr Lawyer” project with his experienced directing skills. Lee Yong Seok has been working mostly in sageuk dramas like “Iljimae”, “The Great Seer”, and “The Village: Achiara’s Secret”. Hence, it’s going to be interesting to witness his interpretation of a medical law project.
So, do these facts manage to get you interested in “Dr Lawyer”, Kdrama fans? Let us hope that the third lead role who plays the prosecutor is someone who can match So Ji Sub and Shin Sung Rok acting skills in their new “Dr Lawyer” drama. Stay with us at Kpoppost, and we will keep you updated.
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