“Goblin” duo Gong Yoo and Lee Dong Wook both join the year-end K-drama race.
After 5 years, “Goblin” Gong Yoo and “Grim Reaper” Lee Dong Wook will reunite on the Korean small screen this December. However, the two will not be co-stars, but make separate comebacks in their own dramas. Who do you think will win in this “battle”?
Plot: New vs familiar?
On December 17, Lee Dong Wook’s “Bad And Crazy” broadcast its first episode. The drama centers on two characters Ryu Soo Yeol (Lee Dong Wook) and K (Wi Ha Joon). They contradict each other in terms of outlooks on life and living purposes. If Soo Yeol is a man who can risk it all for his own interests, K is the type who stands up for what is right.
As for Gong Yoo, on December 24, he will return to the small screen for the first time since “Goblin” in Netflix’s original series “The Silent Sea“, revolving around a team of space experts and astronauts. Set in the future when Earth is deserted, the expedition team members are tasked with investigating the secrets in an abandoned research facility.
In terms of storyline, both dramas are highly anticipated. Bad And Crazy brings viewers a sense of humor, fun and wit, while The Silent Sea gives off more serious and suspenseful vibes. Perhaps Gong Yoo‘s drama still has more advantages because K-dramas set against the backdrop of space exploration are still new and more exciting to the audience.
Meanwhile, crime and action thriller series like Bad And Crazy are already quite familiar on the Korean screen, especially in 2021, with the release of Vincenzo, Mouse, Voice 4, The Devil Judge,…
Co-star: Veteran vs rookie?
Acting alongside Lee Dong Wook this time is not a pretty female lead, but one of the most outstanding faces among Korean rising actors this year – “Squid Game” star Wi Ha Joon, who promises to showcase a natural and “bromantic” chemistry with Lee Dong Wook in Bad And Crazy.
As for Gong Yoo, in The Silent Sea, his female co-star is experienced actress Bae Doona, who has achieved huge success on the small screen in the last few years with Netflix’s zombie hit Kingdom. The viewers are also looking forward to the chemistry of this talented duo in their first-ever on-screen collaboration.
When it comes to acting, it’s difficult to say who is better between Gong Yoo and Lee Dong Wook. Both have proved their skills through various projects on both big and small screens.
If Gong Yoo has made a name for himself with a series of well-known theatrical films such as Silenced, Train To Busan, Seobok,… Lee Dong Wook has continuously achieved outstanding success and received plenty of praise for his acting in television through famous dramas namely Goblin, Touch Your Heart, Tale Of The Nine Tailed…
Overall, both The Silent Sea and Bad And Crazy have high potential to become year-end hits on Korean TV. Which male lead do you look forward to seeing more this December, Gong Yoo or Lee Dong Wook? Let us know in the comments down below.