Viewers Can Expect a New Style After Directorial Switch in “Producer” Starting This Week

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A lot of things about KBS’ new Friday-Saturday drama, “Producer,” has been experimental from the start. From being a drama helmed by a variety show producer, Seo Soo Min, to stating in the beginning phases of casting that the drama could be anywhere between 12-24 episodes, “Producer” had people on its toes to see how exactly it would turn out.

Although it recorded 10.1 and 10.3 percent for its first two episodes, the reviews for it have been somewhat mixed with many pointing out the uneven editing. Perhaps it was due to the change in director. Yoon Sang Ho, who has directed independent films and is fairly green in the industry (his first project was in 2012), was first attached to the drama as its director. However, the megaphone was later handed over, likely to rising expectations in the industry for this drama, to Pyo Min Soo, a more seasoned director with projects like “Full House,” “Worlds Within,” “Iris 2,” and the most recent “Hogu’s Love” to his name.

Because of this switch in directors, some parts of episode one and two were refilmed underneath Pyo Min Soo and the episodes aired with a mix of Pyo Min Soo’s and Yoon Sang Ho’s work. A rep of the drama explained, “Starting from episode three, you will see Director Pyo Min Soo’s work and his style in the drama. What Director Yoo Sang Ho filmed came out in parts up until episode two.”

With the change in directors, the expectation is that “Producer” will feel less experimental and more focused on the story between the four leads. Soompiers, what do you think about this change?

“Producer” stars Cha Tae Hyun, Gong Hyo Jin, Kim Soo Hyun, and IU in a drama about the trials and tribulations of variety show producers. It airs on KBS every Friday and Saturday at 9:15 p.m.

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