Home > TV

My Lawyer, Mr. Jo’ sees writer change

  • Published : Apr 20, 2016 - 17:07
  • Updated : Apr 20, 2016 - 17:07

Although KBS 2TV’s series “My Lawyer, Mr. Jo” is the most-watched show in Korea on Mondays and Tuesdays, the production is suffering from poor communication, according to a local report on Tuesday.

Its scriptwriter Lee Hyang-hee has now been “virtually excluded” from the series, according to a report by Sports Donga. Since the second episode of the series, Lee has been replaced by another scriptwriter Yoo Mi-kyung. Both Lee and Yoo’s name were listed as scriptwriters for the fourth episode of the drama.

Such confusion came as the series had been broadcasted earlier than initially scheduled. The series, which is currently running, had actually been slated to be aired in the second half of 2016.

The drama centers on a lawyer, played by actor Park Shin-yang, who deals with legal issues in everyday life.

When the broadcast plan was finalized, no scriptwriter was part of the production. Actor Park had then recommended Lee as he had previously worked with Lee in the drama series “War of Money” (2007).

As the decision was hastily made, Lee was faced with tight deadlines resulting in the poor quality of the script. Line changes on set were frequent.

The change of writer, however, is not likely to result in an improvement, said a source familiar with the matter.

“The scripts are being delayed now,” the source said. “We are concerned that we might not be able to film parts of the upcoming episodes.”

By Son Ji-hyoung (json@heraldcorp.com)