Sooyoung unlocks phones and secrets in Someone You Might Know
Stills and teasers have been released for JTBC’s first-ever web drama Someone You Might Know. It’s a mystery-melodrama combo that is centered around a workaholic variety PD, played by Sooyoung (Police Unit 38), who’s suffering due to the sudden death of her boyfriend Kim Jin-young, played by Shim Hee-sup (Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People).
The only last remnants she has of him are locked up in his cell phone, which has a four-digit passcode. When a happy-go-lucky rookie PD with the same name as her deceased boyfriend (played by Lee Won-geun, Mystery Queen) joins her production team, she dislikes him on sight but continues to be strangely attracted to him.
The first teaser shows a smartphone screen, where two separate notifications from both the Kim Jin-youngs pop up, asking Sooyoung’s character, Lee Ahn, to meet up. Multiple attempts are made to crack the code, and at the end of a frustrated asdfjklasdf moment, the phone is unlocked and opened to a Facebook page where Lee Ahn types: “The last chance I’ll have to meet you, 10 tries.” The photos beneath her posted status show her with each of the Kim Jin-youngs, and Sooyoung’s voiceover simply says “Ten times,” as the teaser closes.
In this second teaser, Lee Ahn walks through her broadcast station’s halls looking around everywhere for a face. Interspersed are cuts of her running a nighttime 10K, and she calls for Kim Jin-young multiple times. At her station, she reaches out to her dead boyfriend on the other side of a revolving door, only to have him look away. In the nighttime cuts, she collapses against the rookie PD Kim Jin-young as she thinks aloud: “Why would Jin-young give me his phone? I’ll probably be able to unlock it in 10 tries, right?”
The third teaser is a film reel, showing all the happy and sad memories between Lee Ahn and her boyfriend. The first copy onscreen reads “You are dead,” and then we see a scene of him being killed in a car accident, and the second copy shows “You died one week ago.”
A grieving Lee Ahn stares at his cracked cell phone, thinking: “What were you trying to say to me? Why did you call my name? My last chance to know you. 10 tries.”
The last teaser has an entirely different tone—light and rom-com-y—and provides us with the most context for the drama. Lee Ahn and her boyfriend share a kiss, and Lee Ahn calls his name in multiple cuts—in exasperation, playfully, drunkenly. The copy reads, “This story is a romance,” and then adds question marks.
Then we switch to rookie Jin-young, who is confused because Lee Ahn won’t call him by his name. She tries to unlock her boyfriend’s phone and ends up frustrated, asking, “How can I find it if I didn’t see it? No one received it.” The copy switches to saying that “This story is a mystery.” Co-workers wonder at Lee Ahn’s erratic behavior when she laughs to herself, then cries in front of tourist attractions, thinking she’s gone crazy due to the death of her boyfriend. The copy finaly decides, “This story is a mystery three-way romance.”
Personally, I liked the last teaser the best because it seemed fun, so hopefully they go with the lighter rom-com style tone rather than the heavy sentimental melo atmosphere in the first three. Web drama Someone You Might Know will begin airing through NaverTV beginning July 31.
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