Winning is the only name of the game in MBC’s Night Light
The second teaser is out for MBC’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama Night Light, written by Han Ji-hoon of Last and directed by Lee Jae-dong, whose previous works include I Miss You and My Blooming Days.
Night Light is the story of three individuals propelled by their undying greed as they clamor for wealth and power in order to reign supreme at the top of the food chain. Lee Yo-won (Ms. Temper and Nam Jung-ki) plays Seo Yi-kyung, a cold crystal of a woman who believes avarice is not a sin and is dead-set on creating her own “kingdom” of which she is sovereign. Jin Gu (Descended From the Sun) plays Park Gun-woo, a warm-hearted, free-spirited man of integrity who also happens to be a second-generation chaebol heir. UEE (Marriage Contract) plays Lee Se-jin, whose hidden potential and rapacity is spotted and drawn out by Yi-kyung, allowing Se-jin to quit her dirt-poor past and begin anew. The three battle their way to the top and make up a dangerous love triangle.
In the teaser below, Yi-kyung loads a pistol and brings it right up to her temple. Without a trace of fear in her face, she declares, “The one who gives up first loses. That is the rule.” We then see Se-jin as a parking attendant and, later, barefoot and drenched in the pouring rain. She asks Yi-kyung, “When you don’t have money or connections, every day is urgent. But you wouldn’t understand that kind of thing, right?”
Next, Gun-woo watches with concern as his father gets accosted by news reporters, and he says, “Whatever it is, I do things my way.” Yi-kyung and Se-jin stand before a mirror and when Se-jin asks if she can become like her, Yi-kyung answers in a steely voice, “You should ask yourself that, Se-jin, if even for a brief moment you want to be like me.” The desire is definitely there because the final shot is of Se-jin determinedly introducing herself as Seo Yi-kyung.
I’m drawn to Yi-kyung and Se-jin as separate individuals, but even more interested in the relationship that’ll form between them. Yi-kyung may start out as Se-jin’s ruthless mentor, but she’ll probably lose control of her protégée once Se-jin learns to play the game on her own. Will Gun-woo end up with first love Yi-kyung or the Yi-kyung Se-jin is becoming? I’m holding my bets on this one.
MBC’s Night Light will premiere after Woman With a Suitcase on November 21.
Via Sports Chosun
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