We’re down to the second to the last prime time drama to premiere this July. SBS’s Falsify will start its broadcast tonight, adding a political-legal thriller to the already diverse set of dramas we have seen airing for the first time in past few weeks. This particular show stars Namgoong Min whom I saw first in Remember: War of the Sons (2015-2016) as a psychopath antagonist. He did very creepy well in that drama that I was not surprised to see him later in 2016 as the lead in Beautiful Gong Shim. Earlier this year, we saw him in Chief Kim as a badass accounting department head and now, just after about four months, we get to see him again as a dedicated news reporter who is willing to go his own way to reveal the truth that has been falsified.
Falsify‘s story centers on Namgoong Min’s character as he uncovers large-scale corruption cases, the perpetrators of which are hard to track down because of their connections with the powerful and equally corrupt folks in the media organizations. His name is Han Moo-young and we’re told that he’s just a worker for a third-rate tabloid but decides to become a reporter after his older brother, who’s also a reporter, suffers from one of the big cases he’s working on. The hero partners with Kwon So-ra (played by Uhm Ji-won), a brilliant and righteous prosecutor who graduated at the top of her class and also wants justice to be served to their enemies.
Also in this drama are Yoo Jun-sang of the award-winning Heard It Through The Grapevine and Jeon Hye-bin of Woman With A Suitcase. Yoo Jun-sang is also playing a reporter who hates injustice as much as Han Moo-young does while Jeon Hye-bin takes on the role of a photojournalist working with him. I haven’t seen these two actors and Uhm Ji-won before in any drama (does my over-50-drama record still makes me a rookie fan?) but I’m hoping they’re gonna deliver an impressive performance along with the ever versatile actor, Namgoong Min.
I’m not sure if I’m going to set aside time for this drama this week considering I’m already loaded enough with currently airing shows to follow and past dramas to binge-watch. However, Falsify has really a solid cast (according to some drama addicts I know who watch some of the cast’s works in the past) and I’m sure Namgoong Min’s going to nail his portrayal again in this series, so I might check it next week or the week after. The drama’s director and screenwriter are relatively new by the way, so I’m not sure what to expect in terms of the story and the directing.