“Reflection of You,” the latest K-drama starring “Hospital Playlist” actress Shin Hyun-been and Go Hyun-jung, is off to a slow start. However, everything about this drama is so mysterious and intriguing that you would want to get to the bottom of the plot.
Episode 1 starts off with Jeong Hee-joo (Go Hyun-jung) hauling a suitcase in the middle of the night. She throws the suitcase into the river. It sure looks like there’s a body inside the suitcase as the scene is juxtaposed with a bloody flashback.
The next scenes involve Hyun-jung’s daughter Lisa who’s hurt after the substitute art teacher hit her in class. The teacher happens to be Gu Hae-won (Shin Hyun-been) who remains unapologetic after the incident.
Meanwhile, Hyun-jung’s husband Ahn Hyeon-seong who’s in Ireland visits an unconscious man in the hospital. We know that this has something to do with the overarching story.
When Hyun-jung finally talks to the teacher who hurt her daughter, she gets incredibly frustrated at Hae-won. Hyun-jung thinks that Hae-won looks oddly familiar and looks at her record.
Hae-won seems to be everywhere near Hyun-jung and her family. She visits Hyun-jung’s house and reveals that they do know each other. Hae-won is also an artist who used to go by the name Hannah. Whatever happened that has transformed them from friends to bitter enemies remains to be seen.
‘Reflection of You’: K-drama Filled With Secrets
The first two episodes of “Reflection of You” successfully set the tone of the mood for the series. There’s definitely no sunshines and rainbows in this K-drama. That’s not to say that the series is bereft with beautifully edited scenes, brilliant transitions, and stunning cinematography. We see Shin Hyun-been lying wide awake in a dark room with just a sliver of light peeking through. It’s representative of her character who’s buried in her dark past.
Hyun-been delivers a solid performance thus far. Gone is the pure Jang Gyeo-ul we loved in “Hospital Playlist” as she goes from playing innocent to downright creepy. Hae-won has taken over and we are definitely interested to see more of this layered character.