Stolen dreams and brutal honesty in tvN’s When the Devil Calls Your Name
A lot of my interest in this show stems from the drama reunion between Jung Kyung-ho (Life on Mars) and Park Sung-woong (Hundred Million Stars From the Sky), but I’m glad to finally see some of the female stars of upcoming tvN fantasy drama When the Devil Calls Your Name. There’s a new trailer out featuring the eternally unlucky songwriter played by Lee Seol (Bad Detective), and some new stills with Lee El (Matrimonial Chaos) as a charismatic entertainment company CEO.
The trailer is quite short, and begins with Lee Seol’s character on stage with her guitar. She looks quite uncomfortable on stage, and offscreen, she asks whether she really doesn’t have any talent. Jung Kyung-ho says that when he hears her song, “I feel like crap.” Damn, that’s harsh, considering his deal with the devil stole all her talent and luck away, and is the reason for his own success. Or maybe that’s exactly why he feels terrible when he hears her singing, because of his guilt from knowing he basically ruined her life.
The trailer might seem a little melancholic in tone, but the show is billed as a comedy, which explains those massive shoulder pads Jung Kyung-ho is sporting in one of the stills. I’m really looking forward to his relationship with his boss, Lee El, too. I kinda hope she cuts through his bullshit from time to time, since she’s described as a charismatic and frank businesswoman who gives it to people straight. She definitely looks the part in these stills, and I hope the writer gives her a lot of screen time with her star songwriter.
When the Devil Calls Your Name will air on tvN’s Wednesday-Thursday slot and premiere on July 31.
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