Loss and heartbreak bring the Lookout team together
The third teaser is out for MBC’s Lookout, and we get another tonal shift from the previous one, with the focus on Lee Shi-young’s (My Beautiful Bride) impetus for joining the vigilante organization, which delivers justice where the system isn’t able to. I can’t help but be excited for this show, because there’s really nothing quite as gratifying as watching people who believe and act like they’re above the law getting taken down by those they’ve wronged.
The teaser starts with Lee Shi-young watching her daughter’s cremation dead-eyed, and cut in between are brief shots of her with her daughter in happier times. Her daughter, Yoon-ah, is adorable and chirps that her mom is much cooler than Superman. Which makes it all the more heartbreaking when we see a stretcher rush past and a little girl’s shoe fall, with Lee Shi-young narrating offscreen, “Yoon-ah, you don’t have to be afraid anymore.”
We see Lee Shi-young break down at the funeral, clutching a broken picture of her daughter, while Kim Young-kwang (The Man Living in Our House) watches from the sidelines looking pained, perhaps feeling empathy for the bereaved mother: “You lose someone you love but you can’t do anything about it. That helplessness. I know that feeling well.” The (not yet?) ex-detective strides into a high school art class with purpose and whips out her gun to point it at a male student. She angrily asks with tears in her eyes why he did it.
I can’t tell whether Kim Young-kwang’s character wants to help Lee Shi-young or use her for his own agenda, because he says in voiceover: “I will make her keep on fighting with her own two hands.” Maybe it’s a little bit of both. It does look like Lee Shi-young will need some help though, because we end the teaser with her in a standoff against the police, holding someone hostage with a gun. She whispers offscreen, “My Yoon-ah. It hurt a lot, didn’t it? I’ll catch the person who did it, I promise.”
Again, we only get some very brief shots of the rest of the Lookout team, made up of Kim Tae-hoon (Fantastic), Kim Seul-gi (Second to Last Love), and Shinee’s Key (Drinking Solo), who all joined the organization because they lost a loved one. I was happy, however, to learn a little bit more about the relationship between the shut-in and the hacker in a separate article. In terms of personality, they’re 180 degrees apart: she’s a prickly recluse, while he’s outgoing and easily gets along with everyone. No wonder they’re described as constantly bickering, although, when it comes to work, there’s no better partnership. In charge of surveillance, Key hacks the CCTVs for Kim Seul-gi, who then monitors them 24/7. It’s funny, because the two characters never actually meet in real life, but producers have complimented their chemistry and named it as something for viewers to look forward to.
Lookout is taking over the Monday-Tuesday slot from the recently ended Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People. Next on my list of things to do: finally invent that time machine so I can fit in all these dramas.
Via Sports Chosun
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