Great Seducer Episode 1
We meet our trio.
Kwon Shi Hyun (Woo Do Hwan) is a player who enjoys using women.
Choi Soo Ji (Mun Ka Young) is beautiful and popular.
Lee Se Joo (Kim Min Jae) is their best friend.
Soo Ji was hurt in the past when her music teacher developed a relationship with her that her mother squashed with cash to the teacher. Ick! Her dad is in jail and her mother runs the hospital her father formerly ran.
Shi Hyun’s past isn’t defined but there’s pain there.
Se Joo appears to have a relationship that is not warm with mother or stepmother.
It is graduation. Se Joo plays a video embarrassing the music teacher that Soo Ji garnered. But she gets rudely dumped and is told her mother initiated the relationship. Soo Ji is hurt, gets drunk with her two buddies. There is chemistry between Shi Hyun and Soo Ji, but they’ve never acted on it.
Summary – pretty pampered rich people that use others for their own enjoyment. But they have pain that drives them.
Great Seducer Episode 2
Shi Hyun’s graduation present from his father is a house and one week to move out. Ouch! His father gives him DNA results that show they are not related. Ouch! Shi Hyun realizes this is why his father was always cold to him. His “father” tells him to seek answers from his dead mother. Ouch! Upset he goes for a walk and ends up on a bus stop bench next to Eun Tae Hee (Joy). Shi Hyun makes a signature paper airplane out of the DNA, something his mother taught him to do. The paper airplane falls in front of her. She picks it up and tries to return it. Tae Hee is kind to him. He tells presses the paper airplane into her book and tells her to keep it for a couple of months then destroy it. Tae Hee drops a card with her business name as she walks away. Shi Hyun picks it up.
Soo Ji gets a gallon of ice cream and support from Se Joo.
Shi Hyun gets support from Se Joo too.
Soo Ji decides to get revenge on the woman her jilting ex-boyfriend will marry and the friend (Tae Hee) he freely laughs with. Soo Ji asks them to help. Se Joo agrees. Shi Hyun walks away.
Shi Hyun and She are shocked when his father and her mother announce their engagement.
Summary – painful revenge is the currency Soo Ji wants to deal in. Shi Hyun was shaken to learn that his father isn’t his biological father. Se Joo is not as developed but devoted.
This trio of friends have undercurrents. They support each other. Se Joo is the glue. Shi Hyun and Soo Ji are the powers that be. No one seems to have won the parent lottery which caused scars.
Decent first episode for this series based on the book Dangerous Liaison by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos brought to kdrama form by writer Kim Bo Yeon.
Kwon Shi Hyun (Woo Do Hwan) is a mix of bad boy user and little boy lost. His cocky veneer was stripped by the DNA test results revealing his father isn’t his bio-dad. Shi Hyun was unsettled and chose not to share with Soo Ji. That shows a reserve to their relationship. The second episode had no hint of longing for Soo Ji due to the pain of the rejection by his father.
Choi Soo Ji (Mun Ka Young) got a humiliating breakup and wants revenge. What woman wouldn’t want a man that declared he only saw her because her mother facilitated it? But Soo Ji has power, money, and a dogged determination to impale the two victims in her sights.
Lee Se Joo (Kim Min Jae) is appealing and obviously in love with Soo Ji but he is frozen in the friend zone. He could be showcased as much as the other two to strengthen his character and the trio’s bond of friendship.
Eun Tae Hee (Joy), the good girl, doesn’t realize that Soo Ji is out to get her and Shi Hyun appreciated her kindness. Her life is about take a turn as she’s sucked into the vortex of this trio of friends.
Ranking the episode (on a scale from 1-10) had me rank this episode as good. My episode ranking chart is below.