A monster on the ledge in tvN’s The Smile Has Left Your Eyes
Oh the angst, it’s so palpable already! The Smile Has Left Your Eyes is a little under a month away from its premiere, and has recently released several character teasers to whet our appetites for the upcoming melo mystery drama. Though they’re all pretty short clips, I like what I see, especially Seo In-gook’s (Shopping King Louis) unreadable character, who straddles that line between misunderstood outsider and chilling psychopath with smirk-filled ease.
The first of the three character teasers focuses on Seo In-gook’s character Kim Mu-young, who mindlessly walks along the edge of a building, giving me secondhand heart palpitations in the process. Scenes of him with women flash across the screen, though he looks decidedly bored in their company, and he says as much offscreen. He asks someone what it feels like to kill someone as we get an ominous clip of blood pooling, and Park Sung-woong (Life on Mars) remarks that he gets a weird feeling about Mu-young.
Reaching the corner of the building, Mu-young closes his eyes as if he’s about to jump, but right then, Jung So-min (Because This Life Is Our First) grabs his hand and tells him not to do it. Mu-young gives a smirk as he says, “But what is it about you? You’re different. You go one step further.” Let’s just hope for her sake that it’s in the right direction.
In her character teaser, we see Jung So-min’s character Yoo Jin-kang running to reach Mu-young on the roof of the building. She says people may “call him a monster” but she knows he’s not, as we see the scene of her taking Mu-young’s hand from the previous teaser. Let’s hope Mu-young himself doesn’t break her of that belief, though I’m sure she’ll get plenty of grief from her detective older brother anyway.
Speaking of overprotective older brothers, Park Sung-woong’s character Yoo Jin-gook gets called a fool for his sister by his partner because he’s admiring a picture of Jin-kang on his phone. He doesn’t seem to mind the moniker, but does look a little alarmed when he zooms in on Mu-young sitting in the background in the photo. His encounters with Mu-young don’t seem to have left a good taste in his mouth, and I’m sure Mu-young’s question of how it feels to kill someone has Jin-gook’s detective senses all tingling. Jin-gook observes to someone offscreen, “When I see him, I feel strangely tense.”
The Smile Has Left Your Eyes is set to premiere in tvN’s Wednesday-Thursday slot on October 3, and will take over the currently airing Familiar Wife.
Via KBS Media
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