JTBC’s latest weekend drama Welcome to Samdal-ri is set to tug at the heartstrings with its poignant narrative. The upcoming drama series recently dropped new stills featuring lead star Ji Chang-Wook. Directed by the acclaimed Cha Young-Hoon (When the Camellia Blooms), the drama promises a narrative rich with emotion and the complexities of human connections.
Ji Chang-Wook plays Jo Yong-Pil. The character’s life is deeply rooted in his hometown of Jeju Island. Mr. Queen and See You In My 19th Life star Shin Hye-Sun co-stars as Jo Sam-Dal. Sam-Dal is Yong-Pil’s childhood friend, who has recently returned to their small town.
What is Welcome to Samdal-ri about?
The drama unfolds with Yong-Pil’s expertise as a weather forecaster for Mado’s Meteorological Department. There, his unparalleled knowledge of the local weather patterns is both a blessing and a curse.
The recently released stills featuring Ji Chang-Wook capture the intensity and focus of Yong-Pil. Yong-Pil is dedicated to protecting his community, especially those whose livelihoods are at the mercy of the sea.
Yong-Pil’s commitment extends to his personal life, particularly to Sam-Dal, with whom he shares a complicated past. The drama teases a renewal of their relationship after Sam Dal returns to their hometown.
A new role for Ji Chang-Wook
Ji Chang-Wook brings a multifaceted character to life – one who is both a guardian of his town and a man grappling with personal relationships. The actor himself has expressed his hopes that the drama will bring warmth to viewers during the cold season, inviting them to embrace the story and its characters.
In the meantime, Ji Chang-Wook is starring in the action-drama The Worst of Evil on Disney+.
Welcome to Samdal-ri is not just a drama about the weather or returning home; it’s a narrative about the strength of community bonds and the enduring power of friendship. The drama premieres on December 2, 2023 at 10:30PM KST. Audiences can tune in for what promises to be a moving and memorable addition to the world of Korean dramas.