Reflections of greed and ambition in Untouchable posters and stills
Character posters for Jin Gu’s (Night Light) drama Untouchable have arrived, and it looks like a fierce showdown is impending between him and Kim Sun-kyun (Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo), who play chaebol brothers and rivals.
Jin Gu stars as the second son of the powerful and wealthy Jang family, and when he loses his wife due to their meddling, he decides to find out the truth of her death and take revenge on those who took her away from him, even if they are family. Kim Sung-kyun plays his older brother, the first son, who has had to shed his morals to survive in his glittering world full of intrigue and backstabbing. The two brothers engage in a toxic battle, as one tries to uncover the truth and one tries to hide it to survive.
There’s a running theme of mirrors for our character posters: Jin Gu pounds his fist against cracked glass that shows his reflection, while the caption says “Searching for the truth of his wife’s case until the end.” While his motives are clear, Kim Sun-kyun’s are a bit more ambiguous, as he faces away from a wall mirror that says: “In order to not become weak, he became evil.”
Both our female leads, Go Jun-hee (She Was Pretty) and Jung Eun-ji (Sassy Go Go), look fierce in their power suits. Go Jun-hee plays an extravagant daughter-in-law to the Jang family, and she looks fabulous in her character poster where she stares into a hand mirror, although her copy says, “The silent rage hidden under a luxurious lifestyle.” Meanwhile, Jung Eun-ji’s copy reads, “When dreams of power become unbelievable reality,” which is quite apt because she plays an ambition-filled rookie prosecutor who is willing to cross her moral boundaries.
In order to climb the career ladder, Jung Eun-ji doesn’t refuse morally nebulous offers from influential figures. But when she becomes involved in helping Jin Gu with his wife’s case, she changes and starts toward the side of justice. But it’s the opposite trend for Go Jun-hee’s character, who is a former president’s daughter who has had sky-high dreams for ultimate power. She was stopped from pursuing her desires by the glass ceiling because she is a woman, and so although she falls for Jin Gu’s character, she marries Kim Sun-kyun to make a more favorable alliance.
PD Jo Nam-gook (Empire of Gold, The Chaser) and writer Choi Jin-won (Big Man), who both have experience with greed-and-corruption dramas, are collaborating for this upcoming JTBC project. Friday-Saturday drama Untouchable begins airing on JTBC starting November 24.