KBFD COLUMN by Jeff Chung
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South Korean dramas have seen success in a new genre: legal thrillers. The popular series “Innocent Defendant,” starring Ji Sung, which airs at 7:45 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, is ending April 17 after 18 episodes, and a similar drama is taking its time slot. In “Innocent Defendant,” Sung plays Jung Woo Park, a prosecutor who ends up on death row for the murder of his wife and daughter. Suffering from temporary amnesia, he struggles to find the truth and clear his name.
A new legal thriller, “Whisper,” starts at 7:45 p.m. April 18 and will air on Mondays and Tuesdays. The show stars Bo Young Lee (real-life wife to Sung) as Young-joo Shin, a successful detective who partners with Dong-joon Lee, an elite judge, to uncover one of the largest scandals within Taebak, the largest law firm. Detective Lee and Judge Lee are both stern but have a softness for those who are weak. “Whisper” aired its first of 16 episodes in Korea on March 27 with high viewer ratings.