A single actor or actress playing the role of two characters in the same Korean dramas is nothing new, but has been a formula for success in recent years.
In 2015, actress Soo Ae played two roles in the K-drama “Mask,” one of a department store clerk and another as the rich daughter. This year alone marks three dramas: “Switch” where Jang Geun Suk played a detective and con artist, “Your Honor” where Yoon Shi-yoon played a gangster and a top judge, and currently “Ms. Ma” where two characters are played by Kim Yunjin.
Ms. Ma, Nemesis
Episodes 9 &10; 11 &12 (Sun)
Sunday, 6:45 p.m.: Ms. Ma is thrown into confusion upon hearing a clue from attorney Choi Man Sik. A woman who claims to be Jung Hee’s stylist on the day Min Seo was murdered, meets with Ms. Ma. Jung Hee collapses after drinking poisonous coffee during her movie shoot. Sunday, 7:45 p.m.: Ms. Ma confronts Jung Hee, desperately asking for more details of Min Seo’s death. Jung Hee’s response only adds to her confusion.
Where Stars Land
Episodes 9 &10 (Mon); 11 &12 (Tues)
Monday, 7:45 p.m.: The plane Yeo Reum’s mother is in makes an emergency landing because of an engine fire. Soo Yeon secretly goes to help Yeo Reum’s mother after the incident. Soo Yeon can’t help, but be drawn closer and closer to Yeo Reum. Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: Soo Yeon confesses his feelings for Yeo Reum, who is caught off guard. In Woo’s curiosity about Soo Yeon’s bracelet on his wrist continues. Yeo Reum discovers Soo Yeon has disability.
Episodes 9 &10 (Wed); 11 &12 (Thur)
Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: Seok Han faces a dilemma about a surgery, when the patient claims to know the truth about his daughter’s death. Will he uphold his oath as a doctor to save the patient or use this opportunity to take revenge? Thursday, 7:45 p.m: Tae Soo rushes to the hospital upon hearing about a possible donor for his mother, when a car accident victim arrives at the hospital. The chief and his brother feud over power at Taesan Hospital.
Episodes 93 &94 (Fri); Episodes 95 &96 (Sat)
Friday, 7:45 p.m: Gwang Jae gets Gami back on all his own. Yong is enraged when he finds out Seo Hee has feelings for Tae Il. Won Yong’s pushiness about marriage makes Kyung Ha confrontational. Won Yong collapses while out with Gwang Jae. Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: Gwang Jae is shocked at seeing Won Yong collapse, reminding him of his father. The whole family is thrown into chaos. Tae Il is to live with a new last name as Bum Joon’s son. Kyung Ha is tormented, thinking she caused her father’s fall.