Joo Ji Hoon Comforts Jun Ji Hyun As She Suffers From Personal Struggles In “Jirisan”
Penned by “Kingdom” writer Kim Eun Hee, “Jirisan” is a mystery drama starring Jun Ji Hyun as Seo Yi Kang, a top ranger at Mount Jiri National Park, and Joo Ji Hoon as her rookie partner Kang Hyun Jo, who is hiding a supernatural secret. Together, the two rangers begin to uncover the truth behind mysterious accidents that occur on the mountain.
The previous episode saw the rangers warning the mountain’s visitors about local downpours that are hard to forecast. In the ending, all of the sirens on the mountain went off and signaled the arrival of heavy rain. The rangers are now tasked with bringing the visitors safely back to the bottom of the mountain.
In new stills, Seo Yi Kang and Kang Hyun Jo give off a somewhat different air from usual. Carrying heavy rescue equipment in their backpacks, the two have headed out into the pouring rain to rescue the visitors. The rangers take refuge in a cave, with the normally strong-willed Seo Yi Kang sitting on the ground helplessly and even showing tears. It turns out that the heavy downpour is reminding her of the flood at a stream that took her parents’ lives. Thankfully, she has her partner Kang Hyun Jo by her side. Seeming to understand her feelings, he softly pats her on the shoulder.
The production team of “Jirisan” explained, “If the previous episodes showed the national park rangers’ burning sense of duty through the story of wildfires, we will be dealing with water-related disasters that often happen in the summer. Viewers will get to see the meaningful story of how rangers have carried out rescue missions during the real water-related disasters that many have heard of.”
The next episode of “Jirisan” airs at 9 p.m. on November 28 KST.
Watch “Jirisan” with subtitles here!