I came across an episode of the 2010 comedy drama, Secret Agent Miss Oh (국가가 부른다 – aka “My Country Calls”), which KBS America is re-running in a mid-day weekday spot. I took an immediate shine to Lee Soo Kyung as the spunky heroine, who reminds me a little of Arang in the early episodes of Arang and the Magistrate.
So far, Secret Agent Miss Oh is very female-centered. Although Officer/Agent Oh’s ethics could use some improvement, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that she won’t be too despunkified as the series progresses. Now marathoning Episode 4 (of 16) on Hulu. Watch with me, and we’ll compare notes next week.
I ran across the 2009 Korean film My Girlfriend is an Agent on Netflix last week, which is in a similar vein. I’ll probably review it along with Secret Agent Miss Oh when I finish the series.
My Girlfriend is an Agent was also known as 7th Level Civil Servant (a literal translation of the Korean title, 7급 공무원). A drama series by that name based on the film (but with different stars) was released by KBS earlier this year.
I haven’t forgotten Damo. In fact, that’s why I’m fortifying myself with female law enforcers in a lighter role, as I approach the final episode. An unhappy ending is foreshadowed in the first 5 minutes of the first episode of Damo. Not that I knew who any of those people were then, but I do now, so I’m setting out the tissues and comfort tea.