Archive for August, 2008
Kang Oh Soo (Uhm Tae Woong, guy on the right) is a detective burdened by a childhood sin – a sin that will return to haunt him in his most recent case: A tarot card was sent to a murder victim with a mysterious note…
As he investigates the case (whose main suspect seems to morph from one person to another), Oh Soo meets Seo Hae, a 25-year-old psychic, who helps out the department with the cases once in a while, who painted said Tarot card.
Meanwhile, a human rights lawyer, Oh Seung Ha, takes a peculiar interest in the case … and thus begins a “triangle” (of love, and of something else altogether) which drags Oh Soo into the depths of despair.
(Like my sypnopsis? I just got bored with the same old sypnopsis I keep finding online. I thought I should just write another!)
When I first spotted the DVD boxset for Lucifer / The Devil, I walked past it, thinking that it’s just more of the same-ol-same-ol Korean romantic dramas that always gets on my nerves.
(I’m of the “if you want her, shag her” school instead of “i can’t decide if I love him/her, so I’ll play hard to get or wait till the next 20 episodes to confess my love” so I was never a fan of the genre.)
But one day, at my DVD rental shop I was bored and more than a little frustrated with my foray into another Korean drama, The Song of the Prince (Seo Dong Yo). So I read the back cover … and when it said that it was “more like CSI”, I was sold.
Boy am I glad I picked it up, because The Devil is one of the best Korean dramas I’ve seen.
It’s always sad when a young talent dies, and when they die so suddenly and without warning … well, fans just aren’t prepared.
According to The Korea Times, Lee died on the way home after a wrap up party of his latest show, Mighty Chil-woo, yesterday at dawn: “He was riding his motorcycle when he hit a railing of the elevated roadway in Hannam-dong, Yongsan at around 2 a.m. The 27-year old actor died on the spot and was taken to Soonchunhyang University Hospital in Hannam-dong, Seoul. The police have not yet determined if Lee was drunk when he got into the motorcycle accident.”
I’m just starting to get into Korean dramas, so I don’t really know who Lee Eon is, but I was about to pick up the DVD he starred in: Coffee Prince, which is supposed to be really funny. He was the “dim-witted but loveable Min-yeop”.