Friday, August 29, 2014

MBC’s melodrama Triangle confirms leads, gets scheduled

Triangle, the drama formerly known as Hidden and also Three Foolish Brothers, has secured a slot on MBC’s upcoming lineup and also confirmed a few of its lead actors. It’s not a huge surprise since most were previously floated as contenders, but at least we have the final word now.
Lee Beom-soo (Prime Minister and I) will take the lead in this melodrama as the eldest of three brothers, while idol-actor Im Shi-wan (The Client, Standby) will play the youngest. I know it seems odd since the age gap is pretty vast but at 18 years apart it’s feasible, and Shi-wan does have one of those exceptionally young-looking faces (he’s 25). The three brothers are separated in their youths and grow up without knowing anything of each other’s lives, and are brought together as adults. A “story of love and success” unfolds, which is too vague to glean any interesting details out of.
Lee Beom-soo’s hyung character is a detective who loses his father and brothers in his childhood. (The word loses is frustratingly vague, but in this case I suspect there’s some sort of tragedy and trauma at play.) Im Shi-wan gets adopted into a wealthy home as an infant and thus grows up in much nicer surroundings than his brothers. However, for some undisclosed reason he lives in constant worry that he’ll be un-adopted (eek), and thus develops a cold outer mien to hide his fear.
Song Seung-heon was considering the role of the middle brother, but no word on that casting yet. Oh Yeon-soo, on the other hand, is said to be in the final negotiation stages to play a profiler. (She has not only worked with Lee Beom-seoo but also this company, Taewon Entertainment, producers of IRIS 2, which explains their castings.) Writing is hitmaker producer Choi Wan-kyu (All In, Swallow the Sun, IRIS, Light and Shadow) and directing is PD Yoo Chul-yong of Swallow the Sun and Poseidon. Gonna be honest: Not super-thrilled with the producer lineup here. Sure they get big flashy projects made, but they’re so not my bag.
Triangle will take up the post-Empress Ki slot on Mondays and Tuesdays, which puts its premiere in May.

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