“49 Days” Brings ComebacksPosted: January 16, 2011
SBS has announced official cast members of its new drama “49 Days,” revealing the long-awaited drama comebacks. The main cast includes Jung Il-woo (“High Kick”), Bae Su-bin (“Brilliant Legacy”), Nam Gyu-ri (Seeya), Lee Yo-won (“Queen Seondeok”), and Jo Hyun-jae (“Three Fathers, One Mother”).
Jung Il-woo, who has been absent from the drama scene since “Take Care of Agassi” in 2009, while focusing on theatre in “Beautiful Sunday,” is finally returning as a flower boy “death guide” for a well-off woman (Nam Gyu-ri), who is a victim of a tragic car accident. As a guide, he will help her during her 49 days of transitioning to the next life (according to Buddhist culture). The woman’s spirit possesses another woman, played by Lee Yo-won.
Jo Hyun-jae is also making his big comeback, after 2 years of military service. Jo Hyun-jae’s character is the first love of Nam Gyu-ri’s character.
The latest casting announcement is that of Bae Su-bin, who will play the woman’s fiance, a somewhat cold-hearted genius, complete with an MBA from an American university, who doesn’t seem to have too much care about the afterlife.
By the end of the 49 days, if three people cry for Nam Gyu-ri’s character within the 49 days, she will be saved from death and be allowed to keep on living.
“49 Days” will air on Wednesdays and Thursdays on SBS in early March, after the end of “Sign.”
Are you excited for these comebacks? Do you think this flower boy “death guide” idea will make a good drama?