The power struggle is on in Untouchable’s latest teasers
An epic battle between brothers is in the making—JTBC’s Untouchable recently released new teasers full of violence, action, and luxury. Playing chaebol brothers, Kim Sung-kyun (Answer Me 1988) and Jin Gu (Night Light) engage in a modern dynastic war to become the head of their family, which owns a pseudo-mafia conglomerate commanding a region called Bukcheon.
The story begins when Jin Gu loses his wife, who was the joy of his life and his reason to live. Although born the second son of the influential Jang family, he became a police officer instead of engaging in the family business, disobeying his father’s wishes. His brother Kim Sung-kyun, despite being the firstborn, always lived in Jin Gu’s shadow, as their father preferred his second son to be his heir.
When Jin Gu’s wife dies and his family is implicated, he goes back to his roots to find the truth underlying her death, promising himself that he’ll never rest until he catches her killer. Back home he meets his brother, who has transformed from a weakling to a chillingly amoral and formidable foe. In the teaser as Kim Sung-kyun addresses a room full of important guests, he announces, “I am the King of Bukcheon. Stop being ungrateful,” with a frightening smile.
Along the way of acquiring power, Kim Sung-kyun marries Go Jun-hee (She Was Pretty), the haughty daughter of a former president, who has a similarly amoral outset. The teaser ends with Kim Sung-kyun asking his younger brother whether he has really returned, and Jin Gu replies, “Of course brother, I promised you I would come back.”
In the second teaser, Jin Gu is introduced as the man who thirsts for truth more than he thirsts for power. He rejects his father’s plans for him to become his heir, while Kim Sung-kyun is told by their father that his plate isn’t large enough to handle all the power that comes with becoming the head of the household. As a matter of survival, he became evil to avoid showing any signs of any weakness.
Following Go Jun-hee around like a wide-eyed puppy, Jung Eun-ji (Sassy Go Go) plays a “survivalistic prosecutor who dreams of success,” viewing these lavish gambling parties as networking events when her boss commands her to follow up their leads on the powerful Jang family’s corruptions. Then there’s Go Jun-hee who is hiding “an inner silent rage.” She plays nice with Kim Sung-kyun in front of the cameras, but her heart may be made of ice; she notes that she’s lived a boring life and wants to make things more interesting, then casually orders someone’s murder.
Whether Jin Gu will achieve his goal to ensure the unlawful perps behind his wife’s murder will get their just deserts, we will see starting November 24, when Friday-Saturday JTBC drama Untouchable begins airing.
Via Chosun Sports