This might have been circulating in media for few days already, but I only found out about it earlier yesterday! That is how out of touch I am with kdramaland these days >.< KBS is gathering the lineup for its first primetime sageuk this year, entitled Seven-Day Queen (7일의 왕비) and word is out that the main cast has already confirmed to star in the romance sageuk. The title is what makes me super excited at first, because there is no other queen in Joseon Dynasty other than Queen Dankyung who fits the title, plus the cast is already promising!
To the drama in short: You will be (in) my memory.
After concluding her latest drama Remember: Son’s War in February, actress Park Min-young is seen on April’s issue of Singles magazine! She took to Brooklyn, New York to shoot this pictorial and is brimming with radiance in all the shots. Love her hair colour 😄
After countless twists and turns, are we finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel?
After so much injustice, we gain some satisfaction in Jin-woo’s quest to make sure justice is served for Dad. However, the Big Bad still remains as powerful as ever with no hint of falling as of yet. It’s still a race against time as the lawyer faces his personal obstacle, unbeknownst to others.
The story development in Episodes 7 & 8 was not out of my expectation but Remember still managed to deliver two hours of certain intensity, tugging at the heartstrings at times. Jin-woo falls further behind in his quest to save Dad but as they say, “You win some, you lose some.” And the people around him begin to get more involved after becoming more aware of the battle he’s really facing.
As for the latest week, it’s when I feel really sad for the protagonist and those on his side. Though some intentions are made clearer, there’s so much heartbreak ㅠㅠ It’s also the two episodes where it’s hard to tell what will happen next and I think that this is certainly a good thing plot wise. It’s no fun without the thrill or suspense, right?
Park Min-young first caught my attention when she starred in fusion sageuk Sungkyunkwan Scandal back in 2010; the series gained many fans’ support despite mediocre ratings. She quickly followed up this success with manga adaptation drama City Hunter in the following year alongside Lee Min-ho. Recently, she made her mark again with action thriller Healer and had a love line with Ji Chang-wook’s character as the titular hero. Now, she’s back with another drama Remember: Son’s War and plays rookie prosecutor Lee In-ah. I like how In-ah has a mind of her own and does not give in to pressure. It’s heartening to see that the show’s ratings are steadily on the rise! The actress has had some pictorials over the years, and I’ll be waiting for the magazines to feature her this year! If you’re wondering why the male cast of Remember are not featured this week, no worries because it’s coming soon 😉
Remember is absolutely brilliant. I really like the way things are going with the story, in one-quarter of the show’s run. This time, the conflict revolves around a case which appears straightforward but beneath lies deception and forgery. Jin-woo takes a big step forward on his quest to unravel the truth, but we know he has a long way to go. Still, it’s a good start and it’s even better to know he has some friends in this together with him. To me, there is a saying which can describe the happenings last week: “Don’t judge a book by its cover.”
As we delve deeper into the mystery behind Jung-ah’s murder, more truths are revealed and complications arise. Jin-woo and co. finally get to see the capabilities of their opposition and who they’re really dealing with. The injustice is intensified this week, with more glimpses into our characters’ pasts. And once again, Remember reminds us that this is not going to be an easy road to justice. Time to brace ourselves.
The premiere week of SBS’s latest installment turned out to be quite interesting, with good character introductions to the leads and the premise hinting that there is so much more to be explored. The drama comes from the director of Midas, Giant and Bride of the Sun; while the screenwriter has written movies The Attorney and I Am Father so I believe we’re in good hands for future episodes. Though it might be too early to say this ha. Most of the two opening episodes are spent in the past, which I believe is necessary for us to see how Dad ends up being wrongfully accused and jailed for a crime he didn’t commit. The backstory allowed me to understand the main characters’ personalities and empathise with them emotionally as well.