The television series depicts rich young men and women in their twenties who discover their true feelings while playing the dangerous game of love. In an act of revenge, Kwon Shi Hyun makes a bet with his friends to seduce Eun Tae Hee, who believes people that are swayed by love are pathetic. After Tae Hee meets Shi Hyun, her view on love starts to change. As Shi Hyun’s secret deepens, he starts to fall in love with Tae Hee.
~~ Loosely based on the classic French novel "Les Liaisons dangereuses".
Cast & Credits
Well where to start...
Many think that characters on non-action's dramas are easy. But they are the most difficult, since there is a thin line between the Greatest and the boring characters. This drama is a proof
The story :
Y'all know the story. First, I found that interesting to adapt the story with young characters. I was curious, how they'll manage to diferenciate this adaptation from others. How the end will be. Yes, it's not a surprise.. the story was hm.. well still looking for words. The concept was respected, that's all.. try to imagine 1 idea for 32 eps.. everything around was boring. The friendship story was interesting at first but that's all. The family's story.. too complicated. The characters were all weak ! some strong at the begining but.. bruh.
The cast :
Hm well.. The cast seemed great !
***Joy : Many people bashed on her acting, but it was not that trashed, her character was weak, her acting was not afirmed too. Bruh
***Moon Ga Yeong : Started strong ! But after, her character was ennoying sometimes. So resume = > Strong > Interesting > Too much. But she stays one of the best.
***Kim Min Jae : Started strong too, mysterious, interesting. He save it.
***Woo Do Hwan : People keep talking about Joy act' but he was not great too ! Since I've watched all of his drama, I'll say that this role was not for him at all ! He has only 2 expressions : Thinking, joy.. and for the rest emotions, it was the same. The character was maybe too weak for him since he started his carreer with strong characters ? I think he wasn't ready.
And let's not talk about Jung Ha Dam (Eun Tae Hee 's best friend) , that's make me mad.
Music was ok, well nothing special
This was clearly a waste of time. Since the start I knew it would turn like that but I told myself that could be a good relax drama, even everything is not perfect but bruh, it was painfull to finish it.
The main problem in this drama are director and screen writer.
Cruel Intentions and Les Liaisons Dangereuses are well known projects that we admired to watch and read.
When I first saw the casting, I was really excited because of Woo Do Hwan. He had a really good dramas and he proved himself in acting.
Also, Kim Min Jae and Moon Ga Young were perfect for the roles. Than everyone worried about Joy but she was not the main problem in this drama. Even she was trying her best.
Basically, director don't know how to direct. Screen writer don't know how to write.
If you are watching The Great Seducer, you will always have confusion about what is going on.
Why scenes are separate like that?
Why parents love have that much screen time?
So many unnecessary questions...
In conclusion, if you make an adaptation of a great book that is influence French Literature, you have to stick to the ending.
We don't want your pitty happy ending.