Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Korean Drama Series

It’s unbelievable that I still have time for drama series these days. My sister, brother and I completed 30 episodes of Lovers last weekend. We started the Marathon on Friday night – just sis and I. My brother joined us the next day and Sunday. I didn’t watch every single episode. My sister did. I was babysitting Jordan at the same time. I slept after 1 am during the 3 nights.

The Plot - Lovers
Kang Jae is a wealthy businessman and gangster and Mi Joo is a plastic surgeon. These two meet after Mi Joo mistakens Kang Jae as being her sleazy brother-in-law. Kang Jae just happens to be the boyfriend of Mi Joo's pregnant neighbor, Yoo Jin. Sae-yeon meets Mi-Joo and falls in love with her feisty attitude. Kang-Jae works for the father of Sae-Yeon who is a gangster. Mi-Joo and Kang-Jae fall in love.

DramaComedy MelodramaRomance Romantic comedy

Extracted from Lovers

More photos from here

Lovers is one of most romantic drama series I have ever watched. The main actor Lee Seo Jin (Kang-Jae) is ruggedly handsome. It was an unlikely romance between Kang-Jae and Mi-Joo (Kim Jung Eun), where their differences both driving them apart and pulling them inexorably back together. Obviously, I can’t understand Korean. Their face expressions are enough to touch my heart and cause tear to flow. I love the parts when the couple often seems to bump onto each other at the right time and the right place. It’s simply romantic.

Ruggedly Handsome Lee Seo Jin

Kim Jung Eun and Lee Seo Jin

One of Kang-Jae's bodyguards - Cool, eh?

The first Korean Drama Series that I’ve watched is “All About Eve”, and it was also introduced by my sis. I love it very much. It was super romantic, and the main actor Jang Dong Gun is super handsome. I wouldn’t mind watching all the 20 episodes again.

The Plot – All About Eve
Sun Mi Jin (Park Chae Rim) is a lovely college student who lives with her wealthy widowed father. She has a happy childhood with her sort-of-boyfriend Woo Jin (Han Jae Suk). Life changes radically for Sun Mi when her father decides to support Young Mi Huh (Kim So Yeon), a beautiful girl the same age as Sun Mi.

Young Mi suddenly becomes an orphan when her father, an alcoholic who frequently abused her, dies in an accident while working for Mr. Jin's construction company. Young Mi has grown up in poverty, but she is not a humble person. She's arrogant, greedy and full of resentment. She envies Sun Mi for all she is and has, even Woo Jin's love.

Young Mi becomes Sun Mi's rival in every aspect of her life. First, Young Mi steals Woo Jin from Sun Mi, then tries to take over her job at a very important TV network and finally puts her eyes on Sun Mi's new boyfriend, Hyong Chul (Jang Dong Gun) one of the network's top executives, whom Sun Mi met during a trip to London. But Hyong Chul's love for Sun Mi is stronger than Young Mi's estimation. Meanwhile Woo Jin suffers of a broken heart as Young Mi makes his life miserable and finally dumps him so she can chase Hyong Chul.

The climax of the plot comes when a former lover of Young Mi appears and threatens to reveal her deepest secret should she not return to him: a dark past as a prostitute. Since the mischievous gangster did not succeed in his attempts, he decides to kill Young Mi. Woo Jin dies while saving her life. However, all of Young Mi's treachery is exposed and she attempts to commit suicide, but her efforts are frustrated when she is found unconscious by a group of nuns on the shore of the Han River. When Young Mi wakes up she suffers amnesia and has lost almost all memory of her past.

The drama ends with a happy reconciliation between Young Mi and Sun Mi, who cries beside Young Mi asking forgiveness for the misunderstanding between them since they met. Finally Hyong Chul swears eternal love and proposes to Sun Mi right in the middle of a street.

Extracted from Wikipedia – All About Eve

Jang Dong Gun
More photos of Jang Dong Gun here

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