cast: Shin Eun Kyung, Jo Min Ki, Seo Woo, Yoo Seung Ho, Lee Soon Jae, Lee Hyo Choon, Kim Byung Ki, Lee Bo Hee, Jo Sung Ha, Sung Hyun Ah, Son Eun Seo, Lee Ho Jae, Kim Hee Jung, Jo Jin Woong, Lee Se Chang, Park Chan Hwan, Uhm Soo Jung, Jeon Se Hong, Kim Seung Hyun, Bae Jong Min
description: Kim Tae Jin (Lee Soon Jae) is the aging head of a business empire, and his family has already begun searching for his successor. The most ruthless and clever of them is Tae Jin's daughter-in-law Yoon Na Young (Shin Eun Kyung), who married his third son Kim Young Min (Jo Min Ki). Meanwhile, her stepson and Tae Jin's grandson Kim Min Jae (Yoo Seung Ho) is all set to become the heir. Baek Soo Bin (Seo Woo) is an actress who gets involved in a scandal and must marry quickly. Through a series of events she and Min Jae enter into an arranged marriage. At first they have little use for each other, but gradually their feelings deepen. A dark secret surrounds Min Jae's birth, however, and Soo Bin may also have closer ties to his family than he realizes. The family will be torn to and fro as Na Young manipulates both husband and son to get what she wants.
Post by nuwildcats on May 29, 2013 15:30:15 GMT -5
I may end up trying to view this online from the beginning. Like May Queen, I came into this near its end. It's the first time I've seen middle-aged attractive adult children presented in this type of role. Thinking about it, the emphasis in dramas is either on the rather young or rather old, but here it's the inner workings of these 40-somethings to get their hands on their father's inheritance. The one odd element was the character of the youthful Baek Soo Bin (Seo Woo). She channeled her character so strangely, she seemed plucked out of "The Exorcist." Weird to watch her and pretty hard for me to empathize with her as a fellow human being.
"Flames of Desire" is one you may want to check out online. MBC rolled out its debut with this one and my reception only became reliable nears its end. What was novel for me as a former KBS viewer was the 40-somethings children and spouses have crisp identities rather than early middle-aged Korean stereotypical ones. This drama has been in the back of my mind as one of those I'd love to go back to the beginning to watch and see if it lived up to its ending, a reversal of the usual "does the ending live up to what preceded it?"
Last Edit: Mar 9, 2014 20:28:43 GMT -5 by nuwildcats