OCN’s Player is ready to clean out all your dirty money
This looks like so much fun! OCN is gearing up for its upcoming show Player, which is to premiere at the end of the month. I’ve always vastly preferred Song Seung-heon (Black) in comedic roles, so I’m looking forward to watching him be the leader of this team of thieves who steal from the rich, especially after seeing him in the two teasers that were recently released.
In the first teaser, Song Seung-heon introduces us to the titular Player team: First up is Byung-min, played by Lee Shi-un (Live), who is a master hacker. Next, is Jin-woong (Tae Won-seok, Witch’s Court), known as a “first fairy,” or in other words, is the muscle of the group. And, of course, every self-respecting heist team needs a getaway driver, which is where Ah-ryung, played by Krystal (Smart Prison Living), comes in. And last, but certainly not least, is our leader Ha-ri, the “born-to-be” con artist, who promises to steal every last penny of dirty money there is.
I love the small glimpses we get of this team’s dynamics, like at the end of this first teaser, when Ha-ri is still preening in front of the camera and the rest of his teammates ask him to get in the car already in an exasperated tone. Jin-woong assures Ha-ri that he’s sufficiently handsome, while Byung-min just asks who he keeps talking to, lol. I love a good peacock character, hilariously egotistical and harmless, and I have a feeling Song Seung-heon will be right at home as Ha-ri.
The second teaser begins with the Player team, minus their leader, lounging by the pool of a fancy house. Ha-ri walks in with a duffel bag of money, only to have security guards on his tail. Everyone grabs what they need: Ah-ryung, her car keys; Byung-min grabs his computer and the money; Jin-woong faces the guards; and Ha-ri picks up his champagne glass, pfft. Ha-ri narrates offscreen the show’s motto, “The ones who will play with the rich bastards have arrived.” Jin-woong dunks the guards in the swimming pool and gets into the getaway car, where Ha-ri and Co. are waiting to make their escape. They speed off as Byung-min asks in disbelief whether Ha-ri brought his champagne glass with him as they were running away.
I am already loving the Player team’s little quirks and playful bickering. With shows like this, the chemistry between teammates can make or break the drama, and thankfully, it doesn’t look like we have much to worry about on that front here.
OCN’s Player will take over Voice 2’s Saturday-Sunday slot beginning on September 29.