Liar Game (2014) 诈欺游戏
Genre: Game, Romance, Suspense, Mystery
Enjoyment: 9/10 Pace: 7/10 No. of times I watched it: 1
starring Lee Sang Yoon as Ha Woo Jin (participant of reality show “Liar Game”), Kim So Eun as Nam Da Jung (participant of reality show “Liar Game”) and Shin Sung Rok as Kang Do Young (MC and planner of reality show “Liar Game”).
Plot: This short drama is about various contestants take part in a game show with a prize of 10 billion won where contestants are encouraged to cheat and lie. The contestants who are able to cheat the others will win the prize but go into more debt if he/she loses the game. Contestants include genius swindler Ha Woo Jin (Lee Sang Yoon) and naive college student Nam Da Jung (Kim So Eun). Meanwhile, Kang Do Young (Shin Sung Rok) will play the MC and planner of this game show.
Zoom into characters: Ha Woo Jin who was once a professor in psychology is a human lie detector. He finds it interesting reading books upside down and can solve a crime just by observing the criminal. Out of revenge for his dead mother, he makes a company bankrupt and attempts to murder the CEO but failed. Nam Da Jung (like Woo Jin’s mother) cannot help but trust people. Her father went into debts and left after he invested in the company that became nothing (because of Woo Jin). Da Jung suddenly finds herself in Liar Game after returning a bag with a lot of money to the police. In order to help Da Jung win money to pay back her debt, a loan shark lackey introduces Woo Jin to her and they work together thereafter. Do Young, the MC of the show, is very sly and tries to raise the ratings of the show by all means. He is also able to control the slightest facial expression, even tricking Woo Jin at times.
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