Ber months are here and the last quarter of the year seems to be a bit more promising with the return of Jang Dong-yoon (“The Tale of Nokdu”) in the OCN drama “Search.”
“Search” is a military thriller set in Korea’s Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). The OCN drama also stars Krystal of the girl group f(x), Moon Jeong-hee, Yoon Park, and more. The drama is about a military search party who investigates mysterious disappearances and deaths at the DMZ. The group battles monstrous creatures and tries to survive together.
Jang Dong-yoon is Yong Dong-jin, a military dog handler who’s counting the days left until his discharge. Krystal plays the role of Lieutenant Son Ye-rim, an elite officer.
In the “Search” drama teaser released by OCN, we see Jang Dong-yoon searching in a grass field. His dog suddenly barks and an unseen force or creature runs to him. The teaser reminds me of the horror film “In the Tall Grass,” based on Stephen King and Joe Hill’s novella.
From Nokdu to Dong-jin
There are two things I’m excited about this drama. First is that I don’t get to see a lot of horror or thriller K-dramas out there. Koreans make excellent horror films and it’s nice to see a drama in this genre.
Second, I’m pretty stoked to see Jang Dong-yoon show off his acting chops again. His new character looks so different from the clumsy, adorable Nokdu and the feminine Lady Kim from “The Tale of Nokdu.” His latest Instagram photos even show his physical transformation. For a relatively new actor, Jang Dong-yoon shows maturity in his acting. If you haven’t seen it yet, check out “The Tale of Nokdu” to see this guy in action.
“Search” starring Jang Dong-yoon is set to premiere in October on OCN and the drama will take over the Saturday and Sunday 10:30 p.m. time slot.