Kim Hyun Joo & Lee Dong Wook Partner Up
Kim Hyun Joo and Lee Dong Wook have been cast in Partner, an upcoming KBS legal drama. The show will explore the true nature of humans and seeks to give a realistic portrayal of the Korean legal system and courts.
Kim Hyun Joo stars as Kang Eun Ho, an ajumma – (KP’s note: Who the heck sees Kim Hyun Joo as an ajumma?) – who is belatedly embarking on a career in law. After undergoing all sorts of hardship, she is hired as an attorney at a small law firm in Seoul called Lee Kim. Lee Dong Wook plays Lee Tae Jo, a [seemingly] cold-hearted and snobby attorney at the same firm. Eun Ho and Tae Jo are assigned as partners, but clash due to opposing views – hers being that lawyers “speak up on behalf of those who are victimized” and his being that they’re “just legal businessmen”.
Partner is a 16-episode series to be broadcast starting June 24, following the end of The Accidental Couple. It was moved up ahead of schedule due to legal complications with KBS’s intended Wednesday-Thursday program for summer, Magazine Allo.