Ai Cũng Dối Lừa, The Lies Within (2019)
Ai Cũng Dối Lừa VietSub, The Lies Within (2019)
The Lies Within (2019),a follow-up to the popular OCN drama Strangers From Hell, marks the return of Lee Min Ki to the small screen as the male lead. Departing from the typical romantic genre that has been dominating recent dramas, The Lies Within captivates viewers with its shocking opening, featuring a gruesome death and the mysterious disappearance of two key characters. With its web of lies, suspicious glances, and a series of conspiracies to seize power, the drama keeps the audience guessing and offers no hints about the true mastermind behind it all. Despite having only aired two episodes, The Lies Within has already captured the attention of crime genre enthusiasts.
The tension-filled experience alongside detective Jo Tae Sik
Unlike typical crime dramas that present a clear distinction between good and evil, with a clear motive or reason for the crimes committed, The Lies Within immerses viewers in a foggy chain of events, forcing them to stay alert and discover the truth, just like detective Jo Tae Sik (Lee Min Ki) himself. Starting with the mysterious traffic accident involving politician Kim Seung Chul (Kim Jong Soo) and the unjust death of a mysterious girl, the audience is slowly led to uncover hidden clues in a seemingly unsolvable case. Similar to Jo Tae Sik's journey in solving the case, viewers are unsure which villain to pursue and who to suspect among the countless faces grieving over the sudden death of a respected public figure. The Lies Within offers viewers the opportunity to "step into the shoes" of detective Jo Tae Sik and join him in searching for and deducing the identity of the mastermind behind the tragedy.
Political showdown with a "good person" programmed into the mix
With a murder case intertwined with political power plays, The Lies Within can be seen as a combination of Signal and Designated Survivor: 60 Days, but with a lighter touch. Instead of going back in time to uncover the tragedy after each clue, The Lies Within counts the days since the death of a prominent presidential candidate, resembling the journey of Professor Park Mu Jin entering the Blue House that once left viewers puzzled. The appearance of the "good person" without any political experience, caught in the midst of a power struggle, adds a unique element to the drama. The marriage between Seo Hee and Sang Hoon instills trust in viewers, as it seems to be the only remaining good thing in this mysterious battle. However, could this be a terrifying deception that no one can recognize? Will the "good person" accept manipulation or wait for the decisive moment to turn the tables? These secrets will be revealed throughout the upcoming episodes of The Lies Within.
A dense web of conspiracy that tests viewers' deductive skills
Korean television is known for its rich conspiracy theories, especially in projects that involve unraveling clues, just like The Lies Within. Instead of simply deducing the culprit through intuition, the drama challenges viewers to pay close attention to each discovered clue, sometimes leaving them curious and eager to jot down the discovered timelines. Furthermore, while Designated Survivor: 60 Days presents viewers with a feast of potential suspects, The Lies Within leaves them in a state of extreme confusion as everyone seems...good. However, viewers are certain that behind those innocent faces, the mastermind behind the meticulously planned conspiracies is trying to hide. When too many people seem to be on the right path, everyone remains on guard and ready to accept the unexpected.