Lee Yo-won and UEE fill Jin Gu’s mind in first posters for Night Light
Our three leads for MBC’s upcoming Night Light are looking fierce in the official drama posters. Lee Yo-won (Ms. Temper and Nam Jung-ki) plays a cold, calculating woman, with an obsession and god-like talent for making money. Her love interest is played by Jin Gu (Descended From the Sun), who is the opposite of her, a warm-hearted chaebol heir who freely gives into his emotions. Their relationship is complicated by UEE’s (Marriage Contract) character, who is described as a bundle of ambition. Night Light will draw the story of how they come together and duke it out in the ultimate fight for control and power.
The first poster already reflects the start of a complex love triangle, with a caption that says: “Shall we go take possession of our desires?” UEE stares at Jin Gu’s reflection in the mirror, while Lee Yo-won stares at her. UEE’s character comes from an underprivileged background and she has an all-consuming need to climb higher and elevate herself to a place where she will never again be touched by poverty. So it’s understandable that her greatest desire is Jin Gu, whose family’s wealth could get her to where she wants to be.
Jin Gu, meanwhile, is gazing at Lee Yo-won. According to the plot synopsis, she is his first love from twelve years ago, and he only starts falling for UEE because of her resemblance to Lee Yo-won. In the drama, Lee Yo-won meets UEE through a chance encounter and recognizes that she has the same ambition that Lee Yo-won has inside herself. Having a philosophy where greed is not a deadly sin, but a great virtue, Lee Yo-won begins to nurture and train UEE to become her shadow persona. What happens when the shadow decides to become the master? Nothing good (at least according to Peter Pan).
The second poster shows Jin Gu’s side profile, and within him are the two women who have taken over his thoughts. It reads: “Sleepless Lights of Avarice.” Lee Yo-won gives a menacing smile, which has gotten me excited because it reminds me of her Queen Seon-deok days. From all the promos, it looks like Night Light will be an exciting ride, with the heart-pounding thrills of big stakes and even bigger risks as everyone tries to claw their way to the top.
Beginning November 21, Night Light will fill the Monday-Tuesday slot that Woman With a Suitcase just vacated.
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