Liar game is a 2014 Korean drama. Nam Da-jung acted by Kim So-eun is a college student who passes a hidden camera audition and is invited to join the reality show “Liar Game”, a psychological survival game wherein participants trick each other and the one who ultimately succeeds wins the prize money of ₩10 billion (US$9.3 million). Tempted with the chance to pay off her debts, Da-jung joins the game and gets conned by her ex-teacher in the first round. Her debt collector ask her to find a genius ex-con swindler and former psychology professor, Ha Woo-jin acted by Lee Sang-yoon to help her win the game.
Nam Da-jung acted by Kim So-eun was walking along the street one day when an elderly lady asked her for directions. She rejected initially as she was in a hurry but seeing that noone was willing to help the old lady, Da-jung decided to help her. The elderly lady went to the toilet and left her luggage with Da-jung. After waiting for a few hours, Da-jung realized that the elderly lady did not come back at all. Da-jung realized that the luggage contained ₩10 billion. She was tempted to keep the money to pay off her dad’s loan and school fees but she decided to bring the luggage to the police station. At the police station, “Liar game” host informed that she had passed the audition. Her debt collector asked her to participate the show so that she can pay off her dad’s loan. However if she lose the game, she need to pay the TV station 50% of the game money. After realizing that she was conned in the first round, she seek helped from genius ex-con swindler and former psychology professor, Ha Woo-jin who eventually helped her to win every round of the game.
Ha Woo-jin acted by Lee Sang-yoon was a former psychology professor. He was the youngest psychology professor at the university. He was arrested for murder as he seek revenge on the person who drove his mother to commit suicide. Woo-jin decided to help Da-jung because Da-jung was similar to his mother, who are willing to help other in need even though they are poor and they trust other people easily. Woo-jin helped Da-jung in round one and decided that both of them should stop joining the show but was persuaded by Kang Do-young, “liar game” host , to continue the game if Woo-jin wanted to know who was the real person who make his mother committed suicide.
Kang Do-young acted by Shin Sung-rok. Host of the show “liar game”. He is a financial consultant and one of the key person who created this show. in actual fact, he created this show because he hate Woo-jin’s mother and decided to seek revenge.
A not so typically drama that I have seen before as the plot is quite unique. You can never guess the ending. A must watched show for those who loved challenging games.