Now this is much more of what I was expecting from the first teaser of upcoming revenge drama Goodbye Mr Black. Action, angst, and bad guys being bad guys. I won’t go into many specific details since I just wrote about the 10 sec teaser earlier in the week, and I am sure that we will start being hit hot and heavy with promotions now that we are only 3.5 weeks away from its premiere. But I do want to comment on one or two things that are making me consider on how invested I will be with this drama.
My first complaint is the production quality. Only 3 years ago I would not be hounding on this subject. Heck, maybe even a year ago I would let it slide. But with so many great dramas producing unique cinematography, not to mention I just came from watching Descendants in the Sun which was absolutely stunning, this teaser just feels a bit bland. With such a fun subject matter I was expecting something a bit more stylish (in my head I was thinking similar to Shark). But instead, we got a pretty simplistic feel despite the ongoing action.
I also just wanted to touch on the fact that our leads seem to be out styled by the evil second lead. I was very impressed with the charisma Kim Kang Woo brought to the few seconds he was on screen. I adore Moon Chae Won and really hope that the actual drama (and future promos) give her character a bit more oomph. So far she is easily forgettable.
Let’s just hope that this is just the worries of a tired blogger. I am sure with fresh eyes and a bit longer promo things will begin to click. After all, my #1 focus is always the story line so regardless of a less stellar directing style, if the story is there I will be a happy viewer. Goodbye Mr Black is set to air on March 16th.