A spring date for Nam Joo-hyuk, Han Ji-min in JTBC’s The Light in Your Eyes
This looks like it could be a cute little drama. JTBC’s upcoming The Light in Your Eyes is gearing up for its release in about two and a half weeks’ time, and the show has given us a new trailer and some stills to whet our appetites for what promises to be a light romance sprinkled with a fantastical touch.
This latest trailer really focuses on Nam Joo-hyuk’s (Bride of the Water God 2017) character, who tells us that there isn’t a neighborhood in Jeju Island that he hasn’t lived in. That would be because of his deadbeat dad, whose constant money troubles force the family to constantly uproot around the island. That would explain why Nam Joo-hyuk’s character has to work so many part-time positions, from the more common convenience store clerk, to doing manual labor in a factory.
He says, “I didn’t know what it meant to grow fond of your neighborhood.” But that might just change when he comes across Han Ji-min’s (Familiar Wife) character, with whom he exchanges several shy smiles with throughout the teaser. He declares that he has grown fond of “this neighborhood” as he snatches a shot of soju from a morose-looking Han Ji-min. She adds that the area is quite pretty come spring, when “lots of flowers bloom.” The trailer ends as Nam Joo-hyuk determinedly replies that they should watch the spring together.
I’m a little disappointed to see that Kim Hye-ja (The Way, Dear My Friends) doesn’t appear in the teaser, because I’m eager to see how her part in this dual-actress role affects the dynamic between her character and Nam Joo-hyuk. But these stills do more to make me look forward to this show, because Sohn Ho-joon (My Secret Terrius) playing unemployed slacker older brother to Kim Hye-ja? That’s pure comedic gold right there.
The Light in Your Eyes will air on JTBC’s Monday-Tuesday slot, premiering on February 11.
Via Hankook Kyungjae