Jo Jung-seok is also a classic in historical dramas..’Seul Uisaeng’ Lee Ik-jun, Ji-woon ‘Sejak’ Lee In


[OSEN=Reporter Park So-young] Actor Jo Jung-seok’s passionate performance once again penetrated our hearts. The concentrated emotional performance in the story that was overwhelming from the first broadcast made me completely immersed in the character ‘Lee In’ drawn by Jo Jeong-seok.

Episodes 1 and 2 of tvN’s ‘Sejak, The Bewitched’ (directed by Nam-guk Jo/written by Seon-deok Kim/planned by Studio Dragon/produced by C-JeS), which first aired yesterday (21st), were packed with no time to breathe, and Jo Jeong-seok, who appeared for the first time as Prince Jinhan’s Lee In, It densely captures the characters in their turbulent lives, providing an overwhelming sense of immersion.

The life of Prince Jinhan Yi In was miserable. Due to his deep loyalty to his king and older brother, Lee Seon (played by Choi Dae-hoon), he was taken hostage by the Qing Dynasty without any resentment. He won the favor of the Qing emperor’s favorite younger brother, King Yechin, and accomplished many things for the country and the people. However, when he returned to Joseon, Lee In was a hero. The conspiracy and checks on him for coveting and acting as King Yechin’s servant were rampant and it was bitterly cold. In particular, Lee Seon, who had shown tears before going to the Qing Dynasty and told Lee In to come back alive, turned frighteningly cold and continued to use harsh words and attitudes, and Lee In, who was shunned by the country and king he loved, was in despair.

Lee In acted like a libertine and constantly declared his loyalty to Lee Seon, but the situation only worsened as the palace was divided into those who wanted to elevate him and those who slandered him. Jo Jeong-seok’s delicate acting that did not reveal his emotions in order not to be swayed by their political strife and conspiracy despite the boiling anger and grief in the terrible situation, and Jo Jeong-seok’s passionate performance in expressing the humiliating situation due to the momentary rising anger overwhelmed and thrilled the viewers.

Meanwhile, Lee In meets Kang Hee-soo (played by Shin Se-kyung), a baduk player, and becomes drawn to Kang Hee-soo, a bold man who gives back to those who criticize him. Lee In, who even received a stabbing attack from a gunman attacking Kang Hee-soo, sits down with Kang Hee-soo and plays baduk. After giving her his beloved nickname, Mong-woo (Smoky Drizzle), he promises to meet again on the day when Mong-woo falls, creating a strange atmosphere of affection for each other. It created a fluttering excitement. In particular, the sight of the two people running through the rain and smiling at each other to keep their promise on a day when the moon was falling made the excitement index soar and doubled the interest in the relationship that will unfold in the future.

Jo Jung-seok portrayed the ever-changing amplitude of emotions, once again showing his solid inner strength and acting skills. Jo Jung-seok made viewers hold their breath the moment he suppressed his emotions, strongly empathized with him when he burst out, and gave a warm excitement when he smiled, drawing the attention of viewers right from the first broadcast. In particular, the detailed performance of Lee In, who had been holding on strongly, but slightly collapses when Kang Hee-soo, who is on his side, was conveyed with a thrill, and the friendly voice and eyes toward Kang Hee-soo caused a heart-pounding excitement and deepened the character ‘Lee In’ played by Jo Jeong-seok. I made it happen.

Accordingly, attention is focused on the exciting development and Jo Jung-seok’s passionate performance from the first broadcast, and even more intense interest and expectations are growing toward the story that will unfold in the future.


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