Walking off ledges and traversing cyberspace in new Lookout posters
We’re diving a little deeper into understanding our characters in MBC’s new action-thriller Lookout, which has released its main posters. Lookout is the story of an unlikely crew who band together after being victimized by violent crimes. This drama will show the different activities of these “lookouts” as they catch criminals whom the prosecution and police department could not or would not catch. It will also show how they heal each other on their quest to realize justice by themselves.
I love the retro first poster as it shows the motley crew and their personalities. There is the ambitious prosecutor played by Kim Young-kwang (The Man Living in Our House) exuding swagger as he looks back at his team, and Lee Shi-young (My Beautiful Bride) confidently breaking the fourth wall as she looks at us through the poster. Kim Seul-gi (Second to Last Love) has her head shyly bowed as the extreme recluse, Shinee’s Key (Drinking Solo) has his skateboard thrown over his shoulder in a devil-may-care attitude, and Kim Tae-hoon (Fantastic) looks so wholesome as the righteous prosecutor.
It would be an uplifting poster if they weren’t all about to walk off the edge of a building. And if the world is upside-down, will they fall up or down? But it kind of makes me think that they are in this until the end and will happily trade death for justice. The tagline reads “Wait for us, we are coming.” Ah, it gives me goosebumps.
The second poster shows the juxtaposition between Lee Shi-young and Kim Young-kwang, with her standing in the cyber world and spying on Kim Young-kwang’s character. The tagline reads “Because you can’t or won’t catch them.” I am very intrigued as to the relationship between these two—I initially thought Kim Young-kwang was the antagonist of this drama, but these posters have given me pause. It looks like they are all on the same team, but it also appears that Lee Shi-young may not be able to trust Kim Young-kwang wholeheartedly.
Kim Young-kwang’s character is described as a two-faced materialistic prosecutor; however, it now appears that he is hiding his past and has been acting like an ambitious person his entire life in order to seek his revenge. The production illustrates this in the still images as they show Kim Young-kwang smiling as he butters up his superior, but his smile quickly fades, revealing his true emotions. His character is said to be the most intriguing of the drama and I must admit, I am really interested in him.
We also have a bit more information on Lee Shi-young, who is a workaholic police detective and former sharpshooter. She is a single mother, yet no matter how busy she is, she always makes time for her daughter (played by Ham Na-young). But one day, her daughter is tragically murdered and the murderer weasels out of paying for his crime. Lee Shi-young is furious and does everything she can to get justice on her own. The still cuts show Lee Shi-young with her daughter on their first shoot together. My heart weeps already!
With less than one week to go, Lookout is turning into a must-watch for me. Of all the dramas releasing next Monday (Lookout, Circle: Two Connected Worlds, and Fight My Way), Lookout was the lowest on my radar, but now it’s hopped to the top. I love a motley crew and I really want them to get justice. Plus, the dynamic between Kim Young-kwang and Lee Shi-young’s characters is pulling me in.
Lookout will broadcast on May 22 following Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People.
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