7.20.2007

경성스캔들

Many thanks to Tiffany I am enjoying as much the drama "Capital Scandal". It's funny, and with sense in a way.

I have just started watching this week and I say I haven't started on its first few episodes So I may have to catch up sooner [Since in the next few weeks it's midterms for me already]

“Romance is Most Powerful Weapon!”

Old Seoul in the 1930s is the scene of bitter fights between the independence fighters and traitors. Also, it is the cultural battle ground of the pre-modern values and modern freedom and love.

Seonu Wan is the city’s biggest playboy. He brags ten minutes are all he needs to get a woman of his choice. Seonu Wan is an elite graduate from Tokyo University in Japan. To break his record, he chooses a woman, not one of those modern girls with modern education and beauties, but a classy lady who sticks to pre-modern, traditional values. His new prey, Na Yeogyeong, is an independence fighter, who is willing to sacrifice her life for the beloved country.

Before he realizes, Seonu Wan’s bet turns into a real deal. His faked love turns in to a true love. His heartaches becomes the aches of the times. His fury against his rival becomes his fury against the colonial Japanese rule. His love for the woman becomes his love for the country. A decadence is transformed into an independence fighter for the country.

The man who experienced the power of love in the old days challenges the people living today.

Cast:

Seonu Wan
Kang Ji Hwan

He is the most eligible bachelor in Old Seoul. He is not only smart but tall, handsome and fashionable even in today’s standards. His only shortcoming is his insatiable appetite for women. The modern dating is the gift from heaven to him.

He was born wealth and received the best education. However, the country was under the Japanese colonial rule. There was nothing an elite Korean can do to earn a living in the colonized country. So, due to external factors—so to speak—he became a libertine and he doesn’t seem to mind it. Maybe, if he gets lucky, the country might be liberalized within his lifetime. If not, oh well, he’ll live on doing nothing like any other day.

Na Yeogyeong
Han Jimin
She is the one-and-only classy modern woman. As a graduate from the Ewha girls’ school, she has received a modern education. Nevertheless, she holds fast to traditional values. She knows what to say and how to say it right and acts on it. She does not tolerate injustice. She is an avid reader.

To many young men, she has become a sort of coveted prize because she is hard to win over. None has succeeded yet. They say some even had to listen to her lesson for over an hour.
No man is left in Old Seoul who would dare to try to win her heart. Instead, they make fun of her as the last woman in Chosun.



Lee Su-hyeon

Ryu Jin He has been a case of rare success among Koreans in the Japanese colonial government. He is an elite graduate from Tokyo University. He leaves no loose ends untied at work. He is a gentleman with manners as well as good looks. Of course, there are many who envy him and some of them has turned against him and pointed fingers calling him a dog of the Japanese and a traitor.

He seems to be never swayed guised under his poker face.

Cha Song-ju
Han Ko-eun

Her name used to be Cha Yeon-hong. She is a famous courtesan at the Myeongbin House exclusively for the high-class. A femme-fatal armed with brains. Only the richest and most powerful can see her at Myeongbin.

To maintain the peace at home, one shouldn’t go to the House. Not ever! If one can’t meet her, the person shouldn’t feel downhearted. Just turn on the radio and he will hear her beautiful voice singing. Or, go to the train station, she’ll be smiling in the poster. She is the star of the times.

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So far, soo good ^^ I`m loving this drama, and especially Songju~ hahaa. Why? let the pictures say it:


And Han Jimin was adorable in 대장금 as 신비 and she's cute and here... well she's still cute.. LOL! but yes she has improved in acting. Again like in DJS, the supporting characters- i like them more. But Kang Jihwan stands out the most, he's way too funny especially in those scenes where he always had 'Jo Mangja' in his mind! haha~ he just dont know that he's falling in love already with her~ sure it's a bet but yeah he's falling! and fast! LOL!

The story for me is like, Wan is the ultimate playboy who falls for the ultimate virgin maiden slash old-fashioned lady and thus nicknamed as Jo Mangja~ Yeogyeong. And I just love/awed by Songju~ not only she's one hecka fashionable gisaeng but also she's a femme fatale [and i like those femmey-fatalish characters] she's not just a gisaeng~ I want her and Suhyeon to hook up already.. heehee!!

And this is the first drama I have seen when Korea was under the japanese rule... the plot is interesting to me, and not only that its not just your typical kdrama~ for me~ must watch ^^

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