[HanCinema's News] Jang Seung-jo Expresses Closing Remarks Regarding "The Good Detective"
By William Schwartz | Published on
Jang Seung-jo recently had some closing remarks about the drama "The Good Detective" that were released via his agency. In "The Good Detective" Jang Seung-jo played young detective Ji-hyeok, billed alongside veteran actor Son Hyun-joo as the lead. "The Good Detective" did well in ratings, ending with 7.5% and consistently topping domestic Video On Demand charts. Jang Seung-jo was also confirmed for the lead in the upcoming drama "Snowdrop" in part due to this well-received performance.
Jang Seung-jo first made a contrast with the weather, noting that while "The Good Detective" was filmed in the cold winter, it was released in the hot summer to warm love. Jang Seung-jo was thankful for the positive reception, particularly the fans who diligently waited for the new week's episodes to come out every Monday. Jang Seung-jo also said he would miss acting out the story of the second detective team, thanking friends, cast, and crew alike.
Jang Seung-jo also had strong words of praise for Son Hyun-joo. The first time Jang Seung-jo expressed an original thought for how production should proceed, Son Hyun-joo backed him up, saying that the younger actor should do what would make him feel comfortable. Jang Seung-jo said he learned a lot from Son Hyun-joo, and came to understand why the older actor has such a strong reputation.
Written by William Schwartz
"The Good Detective" is directed by Jo Nam-gook, written by Choi Jin-won, and features Son Hyun-joo, Jang Seung-jo, Lee Elijah, Oh Jung-se, Ji Seung-hyun, Son Jong-hak. Broadcasting information in Korea: 2020/07/06~2020/08/25, Mon, Tue 21:30 on jTBC.
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via email@example.com. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.