Sungkyunkwan Scandal


성균관 스캔들

Cast:

  • Micky Yoochun as Lee Sun Joon
  • Park Min Young as Kim Yoon Hee
  • Song Joong Ki as Goo Yong Ha
  • Yoo Ah In as Moon Jae Shin

Year: 2010

Episodes: 20 (60 minutes)

Ratings: 10.1% (Nationwide)

Ending: Too Love by Xiah Junsu

Story/Synopsis:

Due to her family’s dire financial situation, Kim Yoon Hee (Park Min Young) disguises herself as a man who works at a bookstore, transcribing books for noblemen. She decides to start taking tests for noblemen who are trying to become government officials, which leads her to meeting Lee Sun Joon (Micky Park Yoochun), son of Left State Minister who is the leader of the Noron faction. Sun Joon tricks her into taking the test and both enter the prestigious school Sungkyunkwan. As women are forbidden to enter the school, Yoon Hee has to take extra precautions, especially since she will have to deal with a malevolent student body president, Ha In Soo, keep up with the pranks of upperclassmate Gu Yong Ha, and keep from getting in the way of her grumpy second roommate Moon Jae Shin — all this while trying to control the growing love she has for Lee Sun Joon, who is also her roommate. Together, they grow and learn in the hopes of building a better Joseon.

Essbee’s Opinion: 79%

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Athena: Goddess of War


아테나: 전쟁의 여신 / Athena: Jeonjaeng-ui Yeoshin / Athena

Cast:

  • Jung Woo Sung as Lee Jung Woo
  • Cha Seung Won as Son Hyuk
  • Soo Ae as Yoon Hye In
  • Lee Ji Ah as Han Jae Hee
  • Kim Min Jong as Kim Ki Soo
  • Choi Si Won as Kim Joon Ho

Year: 2010

Episodes: 20 (60 mins)

Ratings: 16.6%

Opening: I Love You by Park Hyo Shin

Related Show: Iris

Story/Synopsis:

A terrorist group known as “Athena” and led by evil mastermind Son Hyuk threatens South Korea and the world. It is now up to special agent Lee Jung Woo of the National Security Agency to foil their terrifying conspiracy. Jo Soo Young, the daughter of the South Korean president, is kidnapped and hidden away in Italy. Jung Woo and his team are given the assignment to find her and bring her back.

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Channel-X


國民英雄 / Guo Min Ying Xiong

Cast:

  • Joe Cheng as An Zai Yong 安在勇
  • Amber Kuo as Hong Xiao Lu 洪小綠
  • Chris Lee as Kong Yuan Qing 孔元慶
  • Zhou Cai Shi as Zuo Yi An 卓以安

Year: 2010

Episodes: 19

Ratings: 1.10

Opening: 末日快樂 (Mo Ri Kuai Le) by Anthony Neely (倪安東)

Ending: Amazing Grace by 王俪婷

Story/Synopsis:

On the day he was to expose the biggest corporate scandal, An Zai Yong, the face of BIGTV News, was arrested for killing his girlfriend. A trial by media caused him his career and led his friends to betray him. In his darkest hour his only ally was his foe, Channel-X tabloid reporter Hong Xiao Lu. Together they would dig for the truth and discover who framed him and why.

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Prewatching

This drama is more a thriller with mystery and romance all in one. At the moment I saw the trailer, I knew that I was going to like it. I don’t know if they could keep a good rhythm until the end, but the plot seems soo good! It’s that guy’s who’s been accused for crime after being betrayed by everyone. I am a bit skeptical about the “21 episodes”. That’s going to be really long and I hope that it won’t be totally draggy.

This drama replaces “Zhong Wu Yan” and the lead actors are quite popular. Joe Cheng is well known for his acting skills and I already know that he won’t deceive anyone. On the other side, Amber Kuo has already played in a few dramas before. I haven’t been impressed by her yet, but I’m looking forward this new match. The secondary cast consist of Chris Lee (I have no idea who he is…) and Tracy Zhou. Tracy is a really good actress and will I hate her? I don’t know, but she’s a good actress.

After 5 episodes:  My opinion hasn’t changed since the first episode. Joe Cheng’s acting is totally fake and the storyline is really weird. The story progresses a lot, but it also seems as if nothing has changed. The other actors were not very convincing neither. I hope that the story will get more interesting and that it will not last 21 episodes (which would suck)

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