49 Days: Nam Gyuri Dies in 30 Minutes, But Fans Captivated by Jung Il-wooPosted: March 17, 2011
No joke, 30 minutes into the first episode, Nam Gyuri is dead in a car accident. But, she gets a gorgeous “scheduler” Jung Il-woo.
SBS‘s new drama “49 Days” (49일) had its first episode last night, and it’s already got quite the following.
If you haven’t watched it yet, you need to get on the bandwagon dangjang right now!
Nam Gyuri‘s character, Shin Ji-hyun, dies tragically in a car accident with a wedding ahead of her. Why do they die so young?! It wasn’t supposed to be her time, but nonetheless, she bit the dust. A modern edition messenger from the other world “scheduler” Jung Il-woo runs into the recently deceased Nam Gyuri while on his way to a death appointment.
It seems her death was provoked by Song Lee-kyung (played by Lee Yo-won), who ran out in front of a dump truck during her own emotional distress, which in turn, caused the chain of events that lead to the traffic accident that killed our 30-minute heroine.
She now has 49 days to have 3 people she loves to sincerely cry from her, otherwise she won’t be able to live again.
The acting is what’s catching the most attention. Nam Gyuri‘s death scene and resulting ghostliness are convincingly heart-breaking.
Not to mention, Jung Il-woo perfectly presents his new character, who is full of individuality as an other world citizen. Fans are raving about the flower boy’s strong comeback to the drama scene after a comparably weak “Take Care of Agassi.”
Since it’s only the first episode, it’s hard to say which way this drama will go but for now, it’s definitely worth a peek.
“49 Days” will play on Wednesday and Thursday nights on SBS. Did you get a chance to see the first episode? What do you think? Any potential?