This drama attempts to send a message that any human being is beautiful by just existing in this world. People’s desire to have their say in everything, to succeed and to be beautiful stems from their deep-rooted disbelief in themselves. They are unable to love themselves the way they are. The underlying reason of the loss of interest in life is the disappointment with people. But even those who get disappointed with other human beings are negligent in loving their own selves.
The main character, Kim Min-ho (played by Chun Jung-myung), was born into a family of a business tycoon but his family turned away from him because he was an illegitimate child. While having a hard time because of her mother’s re-marriages, Chung Soo-hee (played by Yoon So-yi) falls in love with Min-ho, who turns out to be a friend of her boyfriend, Yoo Ji-ahn (played by Lee Han). Frivolous Choi Mi-ri (played by Kim Min-hee) loves timid gangster Kang Ho-chul (played by Lee Jae-ryong), and agonizes a lot over her lack of self-confidence. Oh Young-sook (played by Bae Jong-ok) calls herself “crazy” and disguises herself in a lie. All these people are linked together by the mute owner of an eatery in the neighborhood, an old woman named Mi-young (played by Na Moon-hee).
MOVED BY BO FROM "First Thoughts" THREAD - 7/6/06 post by Christi:
I believe it was stated in the Cali board, the grandmother does hear and could speak, but she chosed not too, due to something tragic in her past.
Chicago just aired the 2nd show last night, and I was not able to watch the first one episode, but so far it's bit confusing. From what I got, my synposis of this story:
Minho- is the SOL character that everyone loves. He and the artist friend will hook up but it will be hard for them to. Though they are supressing their feeling for each other right now, they, when they finally realized that they do belong together, artist's boyfriend will throw a fit and fight for her love.
Artist girl (So YI)- I think deep down inside, she does believe in "true love". I think she just doesn't want to replicate her mother's chosen lifestyle.
Min hee- Her and Gangsta gangsta will hook up. I don't know if i like this character yet or not... She's seem to be the more lively one compared to everyone else though.
Mr. Gangster- I see him as an egg. Hard shell, but if you crack that shell, he's not bad at all
Jiahn- I really don't like him (the character, not the actor). Probably he "helped" Min HO....
that's really all i could think of right now... Chicago is still in the 2nd epi so I really don't have much of an opinion yet... just putting my two cents from what i watched last night.
From Dae Jang-geum: Sun-dol: "Are you trying to dry me up and kill me? Why do you say the same things over and over every day? Rather, come and hit me once! Aigu!" But then: Dr. Lazarus: "By Grabthar's hammer, by the suns of Warvan... You shall be avenged."