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Lee Jong Suk Shines In New Drama "Big Mouth"

Lee Jong Suk returns to the small screen after a two-year hiatus since Romance Is A Bonus Book in 2019! The new MBC/Disney+ drama, Big Mouth, premiered Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July 30 with a mediocre showing at 6.2% and 6.1%, good for 7th and 5th place respectively nationwide, according to Nielsen Korea. We're here to show you why you should ignore the ratings and focus on the story!

MBC's "Big Mouth" stars Lee Jong Suk (MBC)

*Contains Spoilers.

4/5 Stars

The highly awaited legal/crime drama, Big Mouth, started with a light-hearted opening episode about an underperforming lawyer, Park Chang Ho (Lee Jong Suk), with a measly 10% win rate. He is called "Big Mouth" because he always talks before backing it up. He gets entangled in a murder case when he is mysteriously contacted by the mayor of Gucheon, Choi Do Ha (Kim Joo Hun Juvenile Justice 2022).

While working on the case given to him by Mayer Choi, Park Chang Ho is mistakenly framed for the notorious underground criminal known as "Big Mouse" as his office is raided by officials uncovering gold bars, drugs, and cash. Chang Ho is sent to Gucheon Prison, notorious for Korea's most violent offenders where he spends his first days surviving the local population and fighting for power in the prison hierarchy.

Park Chang Ho's wife, Go Mi Ho (Im Yoona Girls' Generation), is a stubborn and determined nurse who loves him deeply. She vows to do whatever it takes to uncover why her husband has been framed along with her father, Go Gi Kwan (Lee Ki Young Business Proposal 2022), his business partner.

Im Yoona stars across Lee Jong Suk as Park Chang Ho's wife Go Mi Ho (MBC)

Meanwhile, in prison, Chang Ho is mistaken for "Big Mouse" by the other inmates who find out via the local news. His "street cred" is tested by local prison gangs and delinquents as he unearths the truth behind his incarceration.

Although initial ratings seem low, we still highly recommend this drama! We feel that it has the potential to pick up in action and suspense as the story unfolds! During a time when legal/crime K-dramas are a dime a dozen, Big Mouth has a refreshing storyline with believable characters. We can't wait to see what happens next!

Let us know if you saw this drama and what are your thoughts.


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