Drama of week "Capital Scandal"
"Capital Scandal" (2007)
Directed by Han Joon-seo
Written by Jin Soo-wan
Network : KBS
With Kang Ji-hwan, Han Ji-min, Ryu Jin, Han Go-eun, Kang Nam-gil, Heo Jung-min,...
Also known as "Scandal in Old Seoul"
This series juxtaposes the heroic anti-Japanese movement with young romance by depicting Seoul of the 1930s, when the nation's independence fighters clashed with pro-Japanese traitors while pre-modern moral values clashed with free love of the modern time. It was an era when young people acted with extreme passion to protect their love and things that they treasured. They regarded love as the most powerful stimulant of a revolution, and a loving relationship as the best revolution tactics. This drama attempts to interpret one of the gloomiest periods in the nation's history in the most cheerful and vigorous way.
Seon Woo-wan: The most famous playboy in Seoul, Woo-wan has graduated from college in Japan and is confident that it takes him only ten minutes to seduce a Seoul girl. One day he makes a bet that he will break his record by seducing not some pretty and sophisticated girl but an independence fighter. But what begins as false love later evolves into genuine feelings. The former decadent turns into an enthusiastic independence fighter, who experiences the magic of love, which later evolves into patriotism.
Na Yeo-kyung: An unrivaled, elegant and graceful woman from Seoul, Yeo-kyung has received advanced education but she still prioritizes pre-modern moral values. She still wears a traditional white blouse and a black skirt. She is drastic, strong and stubborn -- to the extent that she makes others want to challenge her. Many guys tried to approach her but ended up in disgrace. Rumors have it that one guy was scolded by her for a full hour. That's why Seoul guys don't try to approach her anymore. They just sarcastically call her "the last woman of Joseon".
Lee Su-hyun: Having received elite education in Tokyo, Su-hyun has outstanding work abilities, good manners and neat looks and is climbing up the promotion ladder fast at the Japanese government in Korea. Everybody knows that Japanese high-ranking official Ueda Mamoru fully trusts and relies on him. But as talented as he is, Su-hyun also has many enemies, including his Japanese coworkers, Korean underlings and even his childhood friend. They are eager to get rid of him but he wouldn't budge, even when people point fingers at him for betraying his home country. His face is always expressionless, and he only smiles briefly at decisive moments. He holds the key to all questions. Unlike Seon Woo-wan, he uses gentle techniques, but nobody knows how to decrypt them.
Cha Song-ju: A famous entertainer, Song-ju has spellbinding looks that can charm anyone. Only people of a high social status can meet with her. One has to put their life at stake to tame her. She is a dancing queen and a top singer. Those who don't have enough money or power to meet with her in person can hear her songs on Seoul Radio or see her smiling face on Japanese government PR posters hanging at Seoul Station. She is the top celebrity of the era when there were no entertainers in Joseon yet.
Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2007/06/06
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