First peek at badass officer Jo Jung-seok in MBC’s Two Cops
It’s a very short teaser, but we finally get our first glimpse of Jo Jung-seok (Jealousy Incarnate) in his new body-possession drama Two Cops, about a cop whose body gets inhabited by a con man. With this actor and this premise, I’m expecting all-out hilarity to ensue. That’s the expectation, anyway (I mean, how could you cast Jo Jung-seok and deny us comedy?), but the first teaser focuses on his badass side, the tough cop who never misses his mark.
The new MBC fantasy investigation romance stars Jo Jung-seok as a righteous violent crimes detective nicknamed the “Grim Reaper” with an impressive arrest record and an even more impressive list of martial arts skills under his belt. In the teaser, he kicks and flies his way through various criminal gangs while narrating, “As a given, a Korean detective knows taekwondo, hapkido, judo, gumdo, etc. At least 20 levels. So don’t show up before my eyes, you stupid thug.” Then he puts on his dress uniform and says to the camera, “Me? I’m Detective Cha Dong-tak of the violent crimes division, central precinct.”
He seems like a very no-nonsense character who’s extremely proud of being a police officer, so I can only imagine the disruption that’ll occur in his life when he gets possessed by the soul of a con artist. And on top of the fantasy investigation elements, he’ll also have a romance with a prickly reporter, played by Hyeri (Entertainer). It will take a lot of convincing to get me to board this ship, but if anyone could make me believe the unbelievable, it’s Jo Jung-seok.
The first teaser doesn’t really give us a feel for the drama since it’s just one slice of the pie, but at least now I’m eagerly waiting for the rest. And knowing that the drama comes from the PD of Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju, I’m hopeful for what’s to come.
Two Cops will follow 20th Century Boy and Girl on Mondays and Tuesdays beginning November 27.