3 Personas That Describe Super Junior’s Choi Siwon In “My Fellow Citizens”
“My Fellow Citizens” is about the conman Yang Jung Guk (played by Super Junior’s Choi Siwon), who gets swept up in various incidents and finds himself running for a seat in the National Assembly, and his wife Kim Mi Young (played by Lee Yoo Young), who is a police officer.
Here are three key roles his character plays in the drama:
Yang Jung Guk is a man with an extraordinary mind, lots of guts, proficient speaking skills, and a clean-cut appearance. He looks like a man who has everything, when in fact he’s nothing but a skillful conman. He successfully swindled Park Sang Pil (Kim Jong Gu), the godfather of the private loan business, out of a whopping 6 billion won (approximately $5.3 million). It made viewers wonder how on earth this third-generation swindler, who naturally entered the con world and had never been caught by the police, ended up running for the National Assembly.
What happens when a swindler falls in love? Will he show off his ability to win other people’s hearts easily, or is his love as superficial as a fraud? However, before the drama started, Choi Siwon said of his character, “He is a professional at swindling, but when he loves someone, he loves them in the exact opposite way of his professional characteristics. He is someone who can do anything for the person he loves.” Although he failed to reveal his real job to his wife, he willingly entered the campaign in order to protect her.
Public Sentiment Hunter
Not only is Yang Jung Guk a swindler and a lover, but also a “courageous citizen” and “real hero of this era.” Through two absurd coincidences, he caught a serial killer and rescued citizens who were at risk of getting into car a car accident. In order to win votes for the National Assembly, he needs to win public sentiment, and it looks like he’s on the right path, despite the fact that he doesn’t have political knowledge or a clear plan like the other candidates.
“My Fellow Citizens” airs every Monday and Tuesday at 10 p.m. KST.
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