“The Killer’s Shopping List” Reveals 1st Stills Of Lee Kwang Soo And Seolhyun + Director Shares What To Look Forward To
Based on a novel by Kang Ji Young, “The Killer’s Shopping List” is a comedy-mystery thriller drama about an ordinary neighborhood on the outskirts of Seoul. When a mysterious body is found in the vicinity of an apartment building, a supermarket receipt becomes a key piece of evidence that kicks off an entertaining hunt for the killer.
Lee Kwang Soo stars as Ahn Dae Sung, the son of supermarket owner Jung Myung Sook. He was once a genius with impressive memorization skills, but his life took a turn for the worse after an incident at his mom’s supermarket when he was 10 years old. Despite his outstanding memory, he has failed the civil service exam three years in a row.
AOA’s Seolhyun stars as Do Ah Hee, a passionate police officer and Ahn Dae Sung’s loyal girlfriend who has stuck by him since a young age. Jin Hee Kyung stars as Jung Myung Sook, the supermarket owner and Ahn Dae Sung’s fearless mother. She has a lot of love and affection for her incompetent but handsome husband and her foolish but endearing son.
The first stills from the drama show Lee Kwang Soo and Seolhyun, the latter in police uniform, as they patrol their little neighborhood at night looking for clues about the murder.
The director of “The Killer’s Shopping List,” Lee Eon Hee, also gave an interview about what to look forward to in the drama. She said, “If I were to sum this drama up, I’d say it will remind you of your local supermarket. As I started this drama, I started paying more attention to local supermarkets. The drama contains events that could happen at any of your corner supermarkets. That’s why families, friends, everyone can watch it together and relate to it in a meaningful way.”
Director Lee Eon Hee clarified that this is not a drama about a huge supermarket chain but rather a supermarket that is small enough for one person to operate on their own. For filming, they used a real supermarket that had closed down operations. The idea of the drama is that although customers don’t really pay much attention to the people who work at the supermarket, the workers are aware of the customers who come in day after day. Based on the customers’ purchases, these grocery store workers could know a customer better than their own families or friends. A supermarket also contains items that you can use at any time, but these will be used in unexpected ways in the drama.
“When you think about buying a murder weapon at the local grocery store, you might think of a knife,” the director said, “but you can also kill someone with wooden chopsticks. I wanted to show the diverse stories contained in the unexpected elements to be found in locations that we’re all familiar with.”
About working with Lee Kwang Soo, Seolhyun, and Jin Hee Kyung, she said, “Ahn Dae Sung is a very unique character, so I needed an actor that I had a lot of confidence in. I worked with Lee Kwang Soo in ‘The Accidental Detective 2: In Action,’ and I knew that he was a good person. Because of his approachable image in ‘Running Man,’ he was able to make Dae Sung into a lovable character no matter what he did.”
She went on, “Ever since I saw Seolhyun as a Nike model, I wanted to work with her as an actor. Every time she appears on screen, it’s like it gets brighter.” She added, “Jin Hee Kyung has played a lot of chaebol roles, but this time she’s an easygoing and refreshing lifelike character. She is a strong woman who leads her family and her employees. Once I cast her, she turned out to be quite similar to the tall Lee Kwang Soo, so they really were like family.”
“The Killer’s Shopping List” will air sometime in the first half of 2022.