Busking with the boyfriend’s father in The Liar and His Lover
The new trailer for tvN’s adaptation of the popular Japanese manga The Liar and His Lover delves a little bit more into our characters’ backgrounds. The upcoming youth drama will capture the first love story between Lee Hyun-woo (Moorim School), whose character is a prodigy music composer, and Red Velvet’s Joy who plays a high school band singer. It’s love at first sight for her, but for him, it’s completely different. He’s enthralled by the sound of her raw, powerful voice, but whether he’s also fallen for the girl is a question we’ll have to watch the drama to answer.
In the latest teaser, we see the first meeting between him and his “Vitamin Voice” girl when she passes by on her bicycle near the Han River, and inside, she thinks: “What should I do? I think I’ve fallen for someone!” Then the scene cuts to a large stadium filled to the brim with enthusiastic fans and a bright stage featuring an idol band.
A voiceover that describes Lee Hyun-woo as a considerate producer is suddenly interrupted by an enraged artist who starts hurling insults at him during a recording session. Lee Hyun-woo tells the singer that if he can’t handle the music, he should just get out. So I guess… not so considerate after all? But there seems to be a reason behind his perfectionism: his Bohemian father, played by Choi Min-soo (Jackpot). Lee Hyun-woo shouts that he doesn’t want his music to be taken away from him as easily as it was taken from his father.
However, the recently released still cuts show that perhaps keeping his creative property may be harder than he may expect, because Lee Hyun-woo and his boss, played by Lee Jung-jin (The K2), are having a staring showdown with half-smiles and half-smirks that seem colder than a block of ice. Lee Jung-jin’s character is the CEO of SOLE Music N, an entertainment company with a discerning eye when it comes to talent, and Lee Hyun-woo is his star producer.
The trailer goes on to reveal that not all relationships in the drama are as complicated as Lee Hyun-woo’s, because Joy seems to have a very simple, straightforward loving bond with her classmates and her grandmother who sings with her in times of happiness. When our two leads first make their introductions to each other, Lee Hyun-woo lies that he’s not a producer, but just a musician-wannabe.
Maybe more lies down the line cause trouble, because moments later, we see Joy crying in public while Choi Min-soo comforts her, telling her that the guy isn’t worth it if he makes her wait. They seem to have an established connection from their time busking on the streets together. At the end of the trailer, she’s back to her cheerful self when Lee Hyun-woo meets her at the Han River, saying that he’s finally realized why he wanted to see her again.
The Liar and His Lover will air Monday-Tuesday starting March 20 on tvN.
Via TV Daily
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