Song Seung-heon preps for The Great Show with Im Joo-hwan, Lee Sun-bin
New character stills have been released for tvN’s upcoming The Great Show starring Song Seung-heon (Player), Im Joo-hwan (Different Dreams) and Lee Sun-bin (Sketch).
The story of The Great Show follows Song Seung-heon’s character, Wie Dae-han, who once sat as part of the National Assembly. In the early days of his career, he had been more honorable and worked towards creating a just society. But circumstances with his family background lost him favor and he was forced to give up his political career. However, when 4 troublesome children suddenly show up at his doorstep, claiming to be his sons and daughters, he decides this is his second chance to clean-up his reputation by taking on the role and image of a father. And he puts on a great show, spinning the situation to his favor, in order to re-enter the political field.
In the newly released stills of Song Seung-heon, we get a peek at this image flip that the character makes. In the first photo, he reads a newspaper on a plane, polished and suited, and pinned with the special gold badge worn by members of the National Assembly. And, in the second photo, he sits in front of a teller, dressed casually and having the appearance of a humble everyday man and father.
In contrast to Song Seung-heon’s work-from-the-bottom-up character, Im Joo-hwan plays a lawyer and social commentator by the name of Kang Joon-ho who was born with a silver spoon. In his photos, we see Im dressed in a modest suit and in commentator mode for a show.
Ranging on the conservative side, Im Joo-hwan’s Kang Joon-ho is a rational thinker, well-informed on a wide scope of topics, and is eloquent and orderly in the way he speaks. His normal demeanor is gentle and warm, but he also has a tendency to become more assertive in matters of love and war. This is particularly evident with his long rival of 21 years – Wie Dae-han – and their rivalry is further complicated, of course, by Lee Sun-bin playing Jang Soo-hyun.
Lee Sun-bin’s Jang Soo-hyun is the head writer for a show on social issues and the released stills feature her on the scene at work.
She takes pride in being great at her job, is a perfectionist, and continues to work hard in her career. She is still very much human, though, and her fiery personality often leads to confrontations. But her life is thrown off course when she unexpectedly runs into her first love – Wie Dae-han – because she never wanted to see him again. And, against her will, she becomes entangled with both him and the mysterious 4 children.
Directing for the drama is PD Shin Yong-hui (Cross, Tunnel) and writing will be done by Seol Joon-seok (Ad Genius Lee Tae-baek).
On one hand, Im Joo-hwan in another drama! Yay! On the other, I don’t know if my heart can take him in another second lead role this year. *Tears*.
tvN’s new Monday-Tuesday drama The Great Show is currently set to air on August 26, following Designated Survivor: 60 Days.
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