Yawang has released its posters, and well, I guess you can’t say it’s just like Daemul anymore. Perhaps that was the point?
They are definitely eye-catching, although there’s no explanation as to why they’re lying there all bloody. Or why there are guns in this political drama. And don’t you suppose Su Ae and Kwon Sang-woo look entirely too content for people who have just been shot? I presume she’s the one bleeding, though it could be him; his character is described as a man who would do anything and everything for her, so taking a bullet for the potential future first lady seems to fall in line with that. Is he Secret Service? So many questions, so few answers, drama website. *pointed stare* Get to it, time’s a-tickin’. Chop chop.
On the other hand, he’s also described as going on a revenge mission when she betrays him. So… should we really be calling this Nice King of Ambition instead? (Seriously, it’s got all the key components of Nice Guy: they grew up poor together at an orphanage, he was hopelessly devoted to her, they’re separated until adulthood, his love is rekindled at their reunion, she lets her ambition to climb up the socio-political ranks overpower her love as she tosses him aside, he vows revenge… All we need is an amnesiac and a really bad car accident to finish the job.)
The poster below is a bit more standard in terms of thriller-melo fare, and features the supporting cast. They are: Jang Min, Jung Yunho, Kim Sung-ryung, and Go Jun-hee. And Kwon Sang-woo’s teary eyes; they’re practically a character in and of themselves, aren’t they?
Yawang premieres on January 14.