KBS’s upcoming drama “Secret Royal Inspector” (literal title) has released a series of interview teasers with the main characters!
“Secret Royal Inspector” is a comic strip mystery drama from the Joseon Dynasty in which it stars Kim Myung Soo as Sung Yi Kyum, a secret royal inspector who travels undercover to the provinces to hear people’s stories, expose corruption, and practice justice.
Kwon Nara Co-Stars as Hong Da In, a Damo (a woman who works for a Joseon government office) who as gisaeng (a courtesan trained in music and the arts). Lee Yi Kyung completes the main cast as Park Choon Sam, Sung Yi Kyum’s servant and right-hand man.
Each of the new teasers play with the actors as their roles from the drama. On the difficulty of being a secret royal inspector, Sung Yi Kyum says splendidly, “There isn’t much to it. You have to be willing to risk your life.” As part of his job, he is covered up by focusing on various Wisely disguised, even as a woman. After his elegant “interview” is over, Sung Yi Kyum reveals his true self when he gets drunk and almost reveals his secret and plays through the night instead of doing his job, much to Hong Da In and Park Choon Sam’s anger.
In her interview, Hong Da In is proud of her work as a Damoand when asked if it is a tough job to work with the secret royal inspector, she replies, “I’ve been doing martial arts since I was a child. I can take care of myself.” When asked how her teamwork with the inspector is, her face darkens and she remembers a scene in which she had to release Sung Yi Kyum from prison. He complained, “It would be faster if I was with Choon Sam.”
In his interview, Park Choon longingly shares Sam’s dream of receiving special treatment as part of his work with the secret royal inspector. In reality, he is beaten up by guards and has to look after a baby, do the laundry and cook the meals. In the end, he complains, “I wanted to get out of this boring slave life and start a new life for a change.”
“Secret Royal Inspector” premieres on December 21st at 9:30 pm KST.
Check out Kim Myung Soo in “Miss Hammurabi” below!
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