Masks, blindfolds, and betrayal in Liar Game
Liar Game has released some more promotional shots as it heads toward its premiere (in two weeks), such as the poster above which labels the show as an “extreme psychological chase drama.” (It’s rather handy that tvN likes to attach little descriptive taglines to their shows, giving us the convenient, bite-sized nutshell up front. High School King of Savvy, for example, was a “comic office action” piece, while Let’s Eat was a “one-person-household drama” and Gap-dong was a “mysterious sensitive chase” drama.)
Liar Game’s slick official poster teases, “Endless betrayals and twists, but there is a way to victory!” It’s a safe bet that Lee Sang-yoon will play a critical role in that victory; he leads Kim So-eun through the reality show that is the Liar Game, while Shin Sung-rok looks to be playing Iago as the show’s MC, whispering into her ear. Don’t listen to him! (Especially if he asks about your health!)
Based on the Japanese drama of the same name, Liar Game joins the ever-growing crop of adaptations and remakes; dramaland has remade a number of projects in the past so this is nothing new, but there does seem to be quite a bump in their number recently, doesn’t there? Just this year alone, we had remakes like Fated To Love You, Witch’s Romance and Cantabile Tomorrow, in addition to manhwa adaptations like Gap-dong, Misaeng, and the upcoming Dr. Frost. I’m liking the cast and what I’ve seen of promos so far, so I’ll be hoping that Liar Game gets to mark itself down as one of the successful versions.
The drama will premiere on October 20, airing as a Monday-Tuesday drama following My Secret Hotel.