Lee Sang-yoon gets lured to the dark side in Whisper
It’s Lee Sang-yoon’s turn to get a character teaser for SBS’s new legal thriller Whisper, the latest outing from the writer-director team behind Punch, in which Lee plays a righteous judge who hates nepotism and corruption and backdoor deals… until one day he finds himself making that same amoral choice he was always against. It’s a life-altering decision that has a direct effect on Lee Bo-young’s life, as it determines the fate of her father who’s on trial for a crime he didn’t commit. That’s how the two leading characters start out as mortal enemies, with Lee Bo-young determined to get revenge on everyone who wronged her family.
The new teaser opens with Kim Gab-soo (The K2), who plays the CEO of the biggest law firm in the country, tempting the hero with an offer: “Erase how you’ve lived until now—your memories, your records, all of it.” Lee Sang-yoon seems torn, when Lee Bo-young shows up and hands him a phone, saying, “I came to you because I trust your words that you won’t turn away from evidence you can see.”
But he makes the choice to burn her evidence instead, and he says in voiceover, “If you throw away your conscience, you can still live, and if you change your principles, tomorrow stills comes. But what do I do? Life only happens once.” Lee Bo-young fights her way through thugs, while Lee Sang-yoon’s crisis of conscience comes to an end. He says as if answering Kim Gab-soo’s initial offer: “I will do as you asked.”
The teaser’s copy reads: “Sin is sweet, and justice is cruel.” Despite caving to temptation and being lured to the dark side, I have to trust that Lee Sang-yoon will be on a path to redemption, since we’re told that the drama is about a man and a woman who begin as enemies and end up allies and lovers. He’ll have a lot to make up for, but perhaps if he helps Lee Bo-young take down the giant law firm of evil, it’s a start.
Whisper follows Defendant on Mondays and Tuesdays beginning March 27.
Via SBS FunE
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