New stills for MBC’s upcoming fantasy drama starring Kim Jung Hyun are here to excite viewers!
“Kkokdu’s Gye Jeol” (literal title, also means “Kkokdu Season”) is a fantasy romance that tells the story of a grim reaper named Kkokdu (Kim Jung Hyun) who comes to this world to punish people every 99 years. Kkokdu meets Han Gye Jeol (Im Soo Hyang), a doctor with mysterious powers, and starts working as a visiting doctor.
Kim Jung Hyun takes on two roles in this new drama: the gloomy Kkokdu and Do Jin Woo, a professor of surgery at Pilsung Hospital. Kkokdu is the only grim reaper in charge of leading humans to the underworld, and despises their fickleness and weak nature. However, there was a time long ago when Kkokdu himself was human, but he forgot his identity and who he was waiting for after his death. When he falls deep into resentment, he earns the wrath of the Creator and is punished for dealing with people’s whining and carrying out their own punishments.
The newly released photos focus on Kkokdu’s fierce and fiery gaze as he carries out the punishment of the deceased, and viewers can feel an immense amount of anger from him as he is forced to repeat the gruesome battle every day of his existence. In another picture, Kkokdu is seen in the garb of a warrior. His general aura remains unchanged, but there is also a certain loneliness draped over his whole being, which makes the audience wonder who exactly Kkokdu used to be and what made him hold such a grudge.
Then there is Do Jin Woo, the youngest CEO of Pilsung Hospital and the man Kkokdu possessed. Do Jin Woo is a skilled and highly respected doctor, but after being involved in an unexpected medical accident, he must go through life hiding his festering wounds behind a carefully crafted mask. As he works to uncover the truth with Han Gye Jeol, an unqualified doctor, he becomes obsessed with Kkokdu, who brings snow with him in the middle of summer.
“Kkokdu’s Gye Jeol” will premiere on January 27 at 9:50 p.m.