Date: May 10, 2011
Money Today ‘Star News’ Reporter Bae Sun Young
Yoon Eun Hye got really messed up, and Kang Ji Hwan turned into a man with an attitude.
SBS new drama ‘Lie To Me’, which aired its first episode on the 9th, is a project that deals with a squabble between a level 5 government employee Gong Ah Jung, and a 2nd generation conglomerate Hyun Ki Joon (Kang Ji Hwan).
It’s a standard romantic comedy that deals with a romance between a leading man with a perfect background, and a bubbly leading lady with many faults.
In this episode, Ah Jung decides to write her resignation letter after her plans for foreign embassies become a disaster with the hornets. Ah Jung then heads to a club to make herself feel better when she coincidentally meets a drinking buddy, Hyun Sang Hee (Sung Joon). She would eventually end up meeting Sang Hee’s older brother, Ki Joon as well.
But the two people would continuously be misunderstood as a husband and a wife. And it seems that they will eventually end up acting as a fake married couple in future episodes. The main focus of the drama is how their love grows as they squabble with one another.
The two main characters revealed on this day are somewhat similar to the two main characters of successful SBS romantic comedy, ‘Secret Garden’.
Hyun Ki Joon may be perfect in regards to his work, but he is a unique character who is infamous for having an attitude. Gong Ah Jung is more passionate about her work than in love, but her family situation doesn’t help her.
The two characters’ charms in the 1st episode received a passing grade. Yoon Eun Hye’s passionate acting performance of continuously getting messed up, and Kang Ji Hwan’s performance that perfectly portrayed a somewhat annoying yet a charmingly precious man, was able to produce 100% of the characters’ charms.
In particular, Yoon Eun Hye got messed up perfectly to display quirky Ah Jung. She acted out scenes in which she was carried off to an emergency room upon drinking after being stung by the bees, and falling as she was stealing looks of Ki Joon at a cafe.
In addition to the two characters’ charms, the issue of fake marriage scandal also gained interest from the viewers. Future anticipation for the drama was even further increased due to the presence of many precious supporting actors such as Hyung Sang Hee, who ended up being their matchmaker between Hyun Ki Joon and Gong Ah Jung, and Oh Yoon Joo (Jo Yoon Hee), Chun Jae Bum (Ryu Seung Soo), Yoo So Ran (Hong Soo Hyun), and etc., who will establish love triangles in the drama.
Hence, interests remains as to see if Yoon Eun Hye and Kang Ji Hwan card will be able to recreate the success of ‘Secret Garden’.
[Source: Money Today, ‘Star News’]