Dashing to meet Lee Hyun-woo in The Liar and His Lover
Whoa tvN works fast — it’s been only a month since the casting news was announced for their upcoming drama The Liar and His Lover, but they’ve already released multiple stills and another teaser! Contrary to the heavy themes like depression portrayed in the original Japanese manga, the Korean drama adaptation looks like it’ll have a more bright, youthful vibe. The Liar and His Lover stars Lee Hyun-woo (Moorim School) as a musical prodigy and his love interest, Red Velvet’s Joy, as a high school girl with an amazing voice that enchants him.
The recent stills show Lee Hyun-woo being a tyrant on the sound stage set because, as the genius composer/producer for the idol band Crude Play, he’s a demanding, detailed artiste. But one day when he’s out and about incognito, he meets a high schooler whose voice recharges him like an energizing vitamin. She falls for him at first sight, and pursues him with the straightforward singleminded-ness characteristic of all teenagers experiencing their first love.
In this official teaser, Joy runs through the streets to meet the object of her affections (Lee Hyun-woo). She calls him to tell him that she’ll be a little late, and he replies that he’s expecting to be late as well. But when she peers at the window to adjust her appearance before going in the cafe, she sees that he’s already there waiting for her.
In the voiceover, she says “He lied again,” but there’s a smile on her face. Okay — I’m the type of person who thinks honesty is best policy, so I’m not 100 percent sure why he lies and why she’s so accepting of it. But perhaps in this case, she’s fine with it because she thinks he lied to be considerate of her so she wouldn’t feel she needed to rush to their meeting, in which case, at least the reason is sweet.
Monday-Tuesday drama The Liar and His Lover will air on tvN starting this March in Introverted Boss’s timeslot.