I don’t have anything really positive or negative to say about the upcoming SBS Mon-Tues drama Midas (following Athena: Goddess of War) if I balance the various elements against each other. Positive – Jang Hyuk (he’s so god-awesome he can singlehandedly take this entire side of the scale). Negative – a script by famed screenwriter Choi Wan Kyu (All In, Gourmet, Kingdom of the Winds, Swallow the Sun, IRIS), and directed by Kang Shin Hyo (Tazza) – all of these dramas are on my meh-to-crap list.
In addition to Jang Hyuk, Midas will also star Kim Hee Ae, Lee Min Jung, and No Min Woo. SBS has only released pictures of the first three leads, but there hasn’t been a single peek at No Min Woo yet. C’mon SBS, drop us some Dong Joo Teacher please!
Ottoke? On one hand – love Jang Hyuk, on the other hand – have no faith in the PD or writer. Guess it’ll be wait and see for me. The stills don’t exactly inspire me either. It looks so….inanimate. And the teaser trailers are even worse. Rather than tease me, it made me go “what?”, and not in a good way. I also want to bean the voiceover guy, who says “Midaaaassss” in this smarmy announcer voice, which made me realize that it is possible to instantly hate a voice.
Lee Min Jung looks radiant and gorgeous in all the stills I have seen of her so far, but what is with her and playing ditched brides? If she gets left at the altar in Midas, which looks to be the case, then along with Boys Before Flowers and Smile, You, Lee Min Jung is now three-for-three in starring in dramas where her character puts on a wedding dress and ends up an abandoned bride. That’s worse than playing a character that always bites it in a drama (i.e. So Ji Sub in most of his dramas).
Since there are no stills of No Min Woo, and the early posters feature only the three leads, Midas looks to be another drama with a very compelling love/revenge triangle. Check out the weird teasers below.
Midas is set in the financial world and is a story about ambition, greed, and revenge. Looks to be more thriller than melodrama, but it’s really all been there and done that. Midas premieres in 3 weeks at the end of February.
Midas Teaser 1:
Midas Teaser 2: