Are the winter blues getting you down? Here comes The Great Seducer to heat things up!
Or will it? I say this because I’d totally believe it if the actors were older but just how sexy are these idol types really going to get to be? Let’s just say I’m a tad skeptical but before I get all negative, how about the synopsis from AsianWiki?
Kwon Shi-Hyun (Woo Do-Hwan) bets his life on a dangerous game to seduce Eun Tae-Hee (Joy). His target is 20-years-old and believes people that are swayed by love are pathetic. After Eun Tae-Hee meets Kwon Shi-Hyun, her view on love changes.
The original French novel has had several adaptations including the Oscar-winning 1988 movie and the hit teen movie Cruel Intentions. How well will this do?
Here are the English-subbed trailers:
It looks fine but also like a drama that might get low single-digit ratings. Some of those are my favorites so I’ll just let the producers and network worry about that and enjoy it if it’s good.
Here are the character posters and descriptions:
Woo Do Hwan as Kwon Si Hyun :The sole grandson heir in the JK Group conglomerate who bets his life in the dangerous game as he tries to seduce Tae Hee.
Joy as Eun Tae Hee: A young woman who thinks being swayed by love is the most pitiful thing, until she meets Si-hyun
Moon Ga Young as Choi Soo Ji: The daughter of a hospital director
Kim Min Jae as Lee Se Joo: A playboy chaebol and Si Hyun’s best friend.
The Great Seducer premieres on MBC on March 12th. It’ll be two 35-minute episodes on Mondays and Tuesdays.