‘The Times’ Redefining the relationship surrounding Lee Seo-jin # Kim Young-cheol # Lee Joo-young # Shim Hyung-tak

[Reporter Shin Young-eun, Daily Economy Star Today]

OCN’s Saturday-Sunday Original “The Times” (written by Lee Sae-bom, Ahn Hye-jin, director Yoon Jong-ho, planning studio Dragon, production story hunter, a total of 12 episodes) turned around and drove the small screen into a swamp of shock. It was Lee Jin-woo (Lee Seo-jin)’s 30-year friend and detective Han Do-kyung (Shim Hyung-tak) who persistently targeted Seo Ki-tae’s life, and in short, the possibility that Seo Ki-tae killed Lee Jin-woo’s brother emerged. Starting with the reversal, the two sides have redefined the relationship surrounding Lee Jin-woo, who has been completely reversed.

1) Kim Young-chul, the politician his brother used to assist → The key to his brother’s death

For Lee Jin-woo, Seo Ki-tae was the only politician his younger brother Lee Geun-woo (Ha Joon) trusted and followed. He was also a grateful person who came to his brother’s funeral to convey his warm comfort and encouraged his will to live his life, saying, “Let’s cry until today and live hard again from tomorrow.” The memory lingered in his mind and failed to turn a blind eye to Seo Jung-in (Lee Joo-young)’s request to save his father, and he threw his whole body out to save his life twice. However, Han Do-kyung’s shocking remarks that “Seo Ki-tae killed Lee Geun-woo” continued, causing confusion. Although “fact check” should be preceded because it is hard to know what is inside and what is intended, it seems certain that Seo Ki-tae holds the secret of Lee Geun-woo’s death, which is full of questions.

2) Lee Ju-young and Non-face-to-face Cooperation → Destruction?

Lee Jin-woo and Seo Jung-in, connected by phone beyond five years, exchanged information and acted diligently in their respective time under the common purpose of preventing Seo Ki-tae’s death. In the process of keeping hands and feet together, they have already moved on to “senior and junior” who have built strong bonds to worry about each other’s safety. However, as Seo Ki-tae returned to the current president in 2020, their “non-face-to-face cooperation” is expected to face a crisis as he emerged as a suspect who killed Lee Jin-woo’s brother. Attention is focusing on how the relationship between the two at the border between “enemy” and “comrade” will be defined in the future.

3) Shim Hyung-tak, a 30-year-old friend of mine → A man who involved in the murder

At the center of all this reversal was Lee Jin-woo’s friend Han Do-kyung.
Kim Jin-cheol (Yoo Jae-myung), a sniper of Seo Ki-tae, was ordered to commit a crime, manipulate a drunk driving hit-and-run case, and plan a hit-and-run attack on Seo Ki-tae, and tied hands and feet of Lee Jin-woo and Seo Jung-in in 2015. It was the moment when Lee Jin-woo and his 30 years of knowing each other turned into lies. It is expected that Han Do-kyung’s intention to kill Seo Ki-tae and the black background, which has yet to reveal its identity, will be the core of the mystery that needs to be revealed in the future.

“The Times” airs every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 p.m. on OCN.



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