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Why you should watch MBC’s upcoming drama Missing Nine

It’s a bittersweet moment when a drama comes to an end. On the one hand, the emotional withdrawal from the characters and their entwined storylines. And on the other, figuring out which drama to watch next.

With the finale of Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo, the thought of moving on from the romance between Kim Bok-Joo and Jung Joon-Hyung may seem daunting. We know how difficult it is, but fear not! MBC is delivering the goods in the form of Missing Nine, a drama about a plane crash carrying nine people from Legend Entertainment.

The plot is similar to an episode of Law of the Jungle gone wrong. And we mean really wrong. Whilst on their way to a concert, Legend Entertainment’s private jet crash lands on a inhabited island. The celebrities (including their management team) are far from civilisation and find themselves in a fight for survival.

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Image source: © Missing Nine, Drama beans, 15.01.2017, www.dramabeans.com

Jung Kyung-ho plays a has-been and washed up star who is one of the crash survivors. Despite not being around the comfort of celebrity status and wealth, Jung Kyung-ho shows how his character transforms into a leader once again but to a crew of castaways.

The drama boasts a star-studded cast including EXO’s Chanyeol, who recently starred as the male lead in So I Married An Anti-fan. He plays the role of Jung Kyung-ho’s old bandmate, alongside co-star Choi Tae-joon, who have become more successful in their careers after leaving him.

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Image source: © Missing Nine, Drama beans, 15.01.2017, www.dramabeans.com

However, rookie stylist Ra Bong-Hee played by Baek Jin-Hee returns to South Korea as the only survivor and witness from the plane crash. What happened on the island? And why did she return alone?

As the only source of information of the national-scale tragedy, Ra Bong-Hee comes forward to expose the truth. But for some reason the chairman of the Special Investigative Task Force is permitting her attempts to do so.

What should we expect from Missing Nine?

Based on the unnerving synopsis we should prepare for a thriller drama. Power struggle. Psychological schemes. Mystery. Romance under unfortunate circumstances. Not to mention the irony of celebrities playing celebrities from a highly influential entertainment company.

The most important question…when does Missing Nine start?

Missing Nine will takeover the MBC Wednesdays and Thursdays 22:00 time slot previously occupied by Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo on 18th January. If you haven’t already and want a taste of the action before the drama starts, watch the trailer down below.

Chelsea Jobe

Journalism student, but a professional fandom flirt on weekends. Ex-Directioner. Watches BTS' Perfect Man at least once a day, and is not ashamed to admit it.

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