Starring: Kang Ji Hwan, Han Ji Min, Ryu Jin, Han Go Eun
Synopsis: A fusion-period piece, this 16-episode drama is set during the 1930s when Korea was still occupied by Imperial Japan and chronicles the lives of four young freedom fighters who demonstrate their love for Korea in different ways and at varying costs.
Musings: The series, in true “fusion” format, incorporates drama, comedy, and action seamlessly into one very enjoyable viewing experience. Beyond the compelling plot and characters, though, is always the wonderfully nostalgic music of that era, which I absolutely love! This was the drama that first “introduced” me to Kang Ji Hwan and Ryu Jin (ATK‘s Woo Jin) as solid actors to watch and follow in later dramas.
So, if you want to give it a shot and you have the 16+ hours at your disposal, I’d recommend this amusing yet meaningful piece. And the plus side? I gained an insight into the time period of my grandfather and grandmother, who both did what they could to help out in Korea’s freedom movement.