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Suit up for Korean law drama

July 12, 2018 2:40 AM
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WHEN US television law drama series Suits premiered in 2011, producer Aaron Korsh introduced us to the world of attractive lawyers dressed in Tom Ford suits, hostile takeovers and lead character Harvey Specter (Garbiel Macht)'s famous quote: "Sometimes the good guy's gotta do the bad things to make the bad guys pay."

Following the major success of this show, KBS (Korean Broadcasting System) has come out with a Korean adaptation of this hit TV series but with its own twist to cater to the Korean audience.

The similarly-titled Suits stars Korean actors Jang Don Gun and Park Hyung-sik in the two leading roles of veteran lawyer Kang-seok and rookie associate Yeon-woo, respectively.

Jang is making a comeback after a six-year hiatus from the small screen to appear in popular action movies such as Taegukgi, My Way, and V.I.P., after his charming role in the 2012 popular hit series, A Gentleman's Dignity.

In Suits, he portrays the Korean version of Specter in the person of Kang-seok, a top professional lawyer and partner for law firm, Kang & Ham.

Playing the Korean Mike Ross, Specter's right-hand man, is Park, who is known for his role in Strong Woman Do Bong-soon.

As Yeon-woo, Park portrays a man with a photographic memory and a troubled past, but his resilience and street-smart tactics in winning cases puts him ahead of other lawyers.

The two meet when Yeon-woo is trying to escape from the police. Impressed by the young man's photographic memory and intelligence, Kang-seok decides to help Yeon-woo by hiring him as his rookie associate despite not possessing a law degree.

As Kang-seok is recently promoted to senior partner in the prestigious law firm of Kang & Ham, his decision places his own career at risk.

But with Yeon-woo's wit, both of them figure out a way to outsmart their colleagues, tackle pro-bono and divorce cases, contract disputes and acquire clients for their law firms.

Since its release, Suits has been a huge hit among the viewers in Seoul with an average rating of 8.9% and 8.5% nationwide, according to reports from TNS Media Korea.

K-drama fans in Malaysia can now tune in to Suits and watch Kang-seok and Yeon-woo in action on Viu, which is accessible on mobile phones and tablets, as well as desktops.

Just download the Viu app on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, or visit the Viu website.


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