Musical The Days is hitting the theatres again from August 25 to November 3. It bids its farewell last year, and I guess one lesson learned is we should never take these things as the last for real, because in a year’s time it has decided to reboot. Geez. Give me back the tears I shed when the casts said their goodbyes last year.
For this year’s reboot, there are some old faces returning to reprise their roles, and that include uri Healer—Ji Chang Wook along with Oh Man Seok, Yoo Jung Sang, Kang Tae Eul and Oh Jung Hyuk. New casts joining them are F.T. Island’s Lee Hong Ki, Son Seung Won and one other guy I am not familiar with, and therefore unsure if he is new or old.
Is it me or the promotional teaser is focusing a lot on Ji Chang Wook? Or is it just the bias in me that sees more of him? No matter what, it is great to have Ji Chang Wook back in South Korea. I’m not one who can recite the whole story of this musical since I have never seen it myself, and timing is never on my side when it comes to my fangirl life. Hence, most I have done so far is watch some leaked videos on YouTube, as well as dripped lots of drools on Ji Chang Wook’s pictures—which should not even meant to be publicised, since it is strictly prohibited to take pictures or videos of the performance.
Having said that, for those who happens to be travelling there during these times, please do go check out on The Days if you can. We have some solid casts there, and it’s nice to see familiair faces as I have gotten to know a fair few of them through their other projects.
In summary, it is the story of two bodyguards—Jong Hak and Mu Young—who were assigned to protect the President at the Blue House. Both men fell in love with a lady interpreter from China, and due to a series of event, Mu Young and the lady had to make for a run for their lives.
… this is as much as I know from watching snippets of Ji Chang Wook’s performance, LOL.
There is even a mini reunion of the Healer casts between Ji Chang Wook, Son Seung Won and Oh Jung Hyuk. Hehehe. Son Seung Won played the young Kim Moon Sik and Oh Jung Hyuk was Young Shin’s father—Oh Gil Han in Healer.
I have gotten acquainted with Oh Man Seok too; he recently appear in OCN’s 38 Task Force, as a detective who helps Seo In Guk and Ma Dong Suk con the baddies. He does not have a big part to play, but the revelation of this week’s episodes show his involvement is rather crucial to In Guk’s backstory, as well as the central story. It’s a good drama, except tax money talks confuses me to no end.
I only have one request for Son Seung Won’s role, i.e. please don’t make him play the betrayer again, LOL. He has done that in two dramas I have seen him in.
Lee Hong Ki’s involvement in The Days comes as a surprise, but he is definitely up for musical since he’s a solid singer, and has had musical experience from the past.
As for Ji Chang Wook (gorgeous poster by the way), he will reprise the role of second male lead, Mu Young, in The Days. Dang, I was hoping he will play the lead this time round, but then I thought maybe his skills aren’t up there yet as a musical lead. Based on what I’ve seen/heard from The Days videos and his concert’s videos, his singing isn’t stable. He isn’t the strongest singer, and he can go off-keys and I have even seen his voice crack whilst singing, so I supposed we can’t allow that for a male lead in a musical.