Genre Master SBS Starts Off With "Flex X Cop"

SBS, a self-proclaimed genre master, will present various genre works this year following last year.


First of all, it recently announced lineups such as "Flex X Cop" starring Ahn Bo-hyun, "The Escape of the Seven: Resurrection", "Not Powerful but Attractive Violent Crimes Unit", "Connection", "Between Greetings", "A Judge from Hell", "Good Partner", and "The Fiery Priest - Season 2".

This year's first genre start is "Flex X Cop" starring Ahn Bo-hyun and Park Ji-hyun. It is a 'flex' investigative drama in which a third-generation chaebol meets a veteran detective and solves cases, signaling the revival of SBS's Friday-Saturday Cider Universe.

"Not Powerful but Attractive Violent Crimes Unit" is a new work by Lee Young-cheol and Lee Kwang-jae, who wrote the "High Kick!" series and "Potato Star". Kim Dong-wook, Park Ji-hwan, Seo Hyun-woo, Park Se-wan and Lee Seung-woo-I have confirmed their appearances.

"Connection" is a crime thriller drama about a drug squad detective ace, who is unintentionally addicted to drugs. Ji Sung and Jeon Mi-do are expected to break down into detectives and reporters to make a mark on K-genre.

"A Judge from Hell", starring Park Shin-hye and Kim Jae-young, is a romance fantasy in which Kang Bit-na (Park Shin-hye), a 'demon from hell' who enters the judge's body, meets Ha-on (Kim Jae-young), a detective who is more human than anyone else in a more hellish reality than hell, and is reborn as a true judge.

In addition, "Good Partner", starring Jang Nara, Nam Ji-hyun, Kim Jun-han, and P.O, which tells the story of a divorce lawyer, is under discussion. On top of that, Kim Nam-gil, who was much loved as a priest Kim Hae-il, will return for "The Fiery Priest - Season 2".

SBS has created a buzz with various genres, but it was also criticized for accumulating fatigue by reintroducing some successful genres on a seasonal basis. It drew a stable success equation with seasonal works but induced boredom by not deviating significantly from the formula of once-popular works.

In fact, in 2023, works such as "Taxi Driver 2" starring Lee Je-hoon, "Dr. Romantic 3", and "The First Responders" were presented on a season-long basis, but the evaluation was mixed.

Attention is focusing on what differences SBS, which has slowed down from the sluggish trend of the genre and the season, will keep its position as the 'genre master' this year and capture the hearts of viewers.