“Advisor” Starring Lee Jung Jae And Shin Min Ah Teases Complex Character Relationships In New Chart
JTBC’s upcoming Friday-Saturday drama “Advisor” (working title) — starring Lee Jung Jae and Shin Min Ah — has revealed a new character chart, giving viewers insight into the various connections that will come into play in the drama.
“Advisor” is a drama about the political players that influence the world from the shadows. Lee Jung Jae is the ambitious “super advisor” Jang Tae Joon, and Shin Min Ah is the newly-appointed Assemblywoman Kang Sun Young.
Taking up the most real estate on the chart is Assemblyman Song Hee Seob (played by Kim Kap Soo) and his team, which includes regional advisor Oh Won Sik (Jung Woong In), secretary Yoon Hye Won (Lee Elijah), intern Han Do Kyung (ZE:A’s Kim Dong Jun), and head advisor Jang Tae Joon (Lee Jung Jae).
Just within this team, various dynamics and relationships will play out: one of trust between Yoon Hye Won and Jang Tae Joon, Han Do Kyung’s admiration of Jang Tae Joon, and the competition between Jang Tae Joon and Oh Won Sik.
In the center of the chart, we see various connections between Kang Sun Young (Shin Min Ah) and Jang Tae Joon through mutual acquaintances and colleagues.
Kang Sun Young’s head advisor is Go Seok Man (played by Im Won Hee), who is Jang Tae Joon’s friend, although the two friends are quite different in personality. Meanwhile, Jang Tae Joon’s close sunbae, Assemblyman Lee Sung Min (played by Jung Jin Young) is someone whom Kang Sun Young holds in high regard.
A source from “Advisor” said, “All of the politicians in the drama have very defined characters, and they will be portrayed as realistically as possible, just like the politicians in Yeouido (the district in Seoul where the National Assembly Building is located). Moreover, the manner in which the various relationships come to be will also be something to watch for.”
“Advisor” premieres on June 14.