Lee Jong Suk is likely to win his second Daesang at this year’s MBC Drama Awards?

Actor Lee Jong Suk is expected to win Daesang for the second time at the 2022 MBC Drama Awards.

The 2022 MBC Drama Awards will be held live at 8:30 p.m. on December 30th by hosts Kim Sung Joo and Girls’ Generation Choi Soo Young. While paying attention to which actor will be awarded Daesang (Grand Prize), many viewers point out Lee Jong Suk as a strong candidate.

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Lee Jong Suk met MBC viewers through the drama “Big Mouth” this year, “Big Mouth”, which ended after airing episode 16 on September 17, tells about a lawyer with a 10% winning rate, who accidentally gets involved in a murder case and becomes the rare genius conman Big Mouse overnight, digging into the huge conspiracy among the privileged upper classes to survive and protect his family. 

In particular, “Big Mouth” recorded an impressive viewer rating of 13.7% in the final episode. This is also the highest rating record among that of MBC drama/miniseries broadcasted in 2022. It’s hard to find any other drama on MBC this year that exceeded 10%.

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Lee Jong Suk played the male lead Park Chang Ho, and presented enthusiastic performances from the beginning until the last minutes. He naturally portrayed the way Park Chang Ho changes from being a third-rate lawyer caught up in a conspiracy when the story begins, to pretending to be the fake Big Mouse and being reborn as the real Big Mouse. Through this, Lee Jong Suk gained favorable reviews for his title role this time and proved that he is an actor who can perfectly act three-dimensional characters.

Of course, it’s not that “Big Mouth” doesn’t have any opponents. In terms of viewership, So Ji Sub’s “Doctor Lawyer” and Kim Hee Sun’s “Tomorrow” also performed well.

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The fact that the ending of “Big Mouth” caused controversies over “character collapse” despite having a well-made setting at the beginning of the drama is also a minus. According to the story, Park Chang Ho is an underperforming lawyer but he has a strong sense of professional ethics. He struggles to find the real Big Mouse and punish him within the boundaries of the law even when he is misunderstood by everyone. However, in the end, “Big Mouth” was no longer revenge under the law but it became Park Chang Ho’s personal explosion in anger.

Lee Jong Suk becomes the new Big Mouse, raising fans’ expectations for a new season. The production team was criticized for abandoning the completeness of the work by making the ending nothing more than a stepping stone to introduce a new season. In addition, “Big Mouth” was called an ‘anticlimax’ drama despite achieving high ratings.

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If Lee Jong Suk wins Daesang at the 2022 MBC Drama Awards, this will be his second Daesang after the first time with the role of Kang Chul in the drama “W” at the 2016 MBC Drama Awards. Born in 1989, Lee Jong Suk is in his early 30s but has built an impressive career. Expectations are high on whether Lee Jong Suk will be seen receiving Daesang at the MBC Drama Awards this year. 

Source: Daum

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