Staredowns and threats of a shake-up in Solomon’s Perjury
Since Jo Jae-hyun (Master–God of Noodles) wearing a stern face automatically makes me think evil (or at the very least, scary mofo), it’s pretty apt to have him playing a school administrator in Solomon’s Perjury, the JTBC mystery thriller that unfolds when a student dies at school, the adults turn a blind eye to justice, and the students decide to take it upon themselves to ferret out the truth. In a society where the adults in power are the enemy, Jo certainly makes for a mighty strong enemy.
These latest stills from the drama depict the scene that immediately follows the last set of stills we had, where students got caught up in a classroom brawl. In the previous stills, student Seo Young-joo (The Treacherous) was caught up in a fight with bullying classmate Baek Chul-min (Kill Me, Heal Me); here, he’s sent to talk to Jo Jae-hyun’s character, the legal counsel for the school foundation. The scene is described as being more than the ordinary meeting it appears to be on the surface: “Hiding a secret, Han Kyung-moon [Jo Jae-hyun] wishes for Lee So-woo [Seo Young-joo] to do nothing and be still, but Lee So-woo wants to cause a stir and confronts him with tense thoughts.”
That’s really the dynamic of the show at large as well: You have the adults and the parents wanting to sweep unpleasantness under the rug and maintain the status quo, while the frustrated youngsters refuse to stand by quietly and be silenced. It’s an underdog story to an extreme degree, and I’ll be rooting hard for the students to prove that they can cause that stir and accomplish big things, even without—or in spite of—the grown-ups of their world.
Solomon’s Perjury kicks off its run on December 9, in the timeslot following the currently airing This Week, My Wife Will Have an Affair.
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