[KDrama – Midas] Midas: An Introduction and Preview

SBS is introducing a new drama to replace its Monday-Tuesday drama Athena: Goddess of War and will premiere tomorrow February 22. It’s entitled Midas and the lead actors/actresses are: Jang Hyuk, Lee Min Jung, Kim Hee Ae and Noh Min Woo. Here are additional information about the said drama.

Title: Midas
Genre: drama, romance
Episodes: 16
Production Company : JS Pictures
Director : Kang Shin Hyo (Tazza)
Scriptwriter: Choi Wan Gyoo (All In, Jumong, Love Story In Harvard)
Broadcast network: SBS, Mon-Tues 21:55
Broadcast period: 2011-Feb-22 (replacing Athena : Goddess of War)

Tells the story of the life of ordinary people and chaebols in the mergers & acquisitions, stock market and financial world.

Character Description:

Kim Do Hyun (Jang Hyuk) - 32 years old

A smart man without ambition. Graduated as the best of his class from Korea’s best university, he also was the best when he attended law school. His father left home when he was a child, leaving him in poverty. His mother raised him in hardship and passed away when he was in law school. He only feels warmth in his heart when he is with his long-time girlfriend Jung Yun and her family.

He wants to start a family and live happily with Jung Yun. After graduate from law school, he joins the best law firm to make a living and maintains a stable and comfortable life. However, his dream of a peaceful life was shattered when he was chosen by someone and sells his soul for money.

Lee Jung Yun (Lee Min Jung) - 27 years old

Long time girlfriend of Do Hyun. A quiet and unattractive student during middle and high school and was the same when she entered nursing school. Until, she met Do Hyun and her life started to change. Her luck in life has started. She is dating Do Hyun and about to marry him but she still finds it hard to believe that she is his girlfriend.

After graduating from nursing school, she was employed by Korea’s best general hospital and not long after that she became a nurse for that hospital’s VIP wing. However, Do Hyuk started to be a different person after he entered a law firm. Finally she finds out that Do Hyuk has another woman. She plans a revenge and throws her soul away, becoming the woman of a son of chaebol named Yoo Myung Joon. Yoo Myung Joon is the patient of the hospital VIP room where Jung Yun is assigned who suffered terminal stage of cancer.


Yoo In Hye (Kim Hee Ae) - 40 years old

The eldest daughter of Yoo Pil Sang family. Yoo Pil Sang seems like an avarage rich family, but his real wealth is in the same size with Samsung and Hyundai. Yoo In Hye has 2 older brothers, a younger brother (her biological brother) and a younger sister, which 5 of them came from several different mothers. She grew up with her biological younger brother (Yoo Myung Joon) and her mother who was abandoned by her father.

In order to  escape from the negative image of “the abandoned daughter of a chaebol”, Yoo In Hye left Korea  to USA . During this period of time when she was away, her mother started suffering some mental disorder. Thus, the job of looking after her fell in the hands of Myung Joon.

She attended university and got MBA from USA, then gained experience as securities broker in Wall Street. Now she is the president of her own multi-billion dollar hedge fund. Her grandfather’s loan business plus her father’s real estate business plus her hedge fund company can sway Korea’s economy. She’s a powerful woman with no romantic experience and never been married. She hates but also admires her father, makes her a strange monster.

Yoo Myung Joon (Noh Min Woo) - 31 years old

The younger brother of Yoo In Hye. Unlike his sister, he has a more softer and more delicate character. He believes that money is the reason to the misfortune that he has suffered. Therefore, he finds that money is evil and despicable. Due to the prejudice towards money and his own birth, Myung Joon seems cynical and waste his time by partying from dusk til dawn.

He was like this until Jung Yun  appeared in his life. Myung Joon found himself down with terminal stage cancer and the nurse who was in-charge of him was Jung Yun. As time goes by, there was some chemistry and love blossoming between the two.

[Credit : o-cha soompi & overdosetheaddiction-nominwoo facebook]

Main Cast:

Kim Family
Jang Hyuk as Kim Do Hyun
Lee Duk Hwa as Kim Tae Sung
Kim Sung Oh as Kim Do Chul (Do Hyun’s half-brother)

Yoo Family
Kim Sung Kyum as Yoo Pil Sang
Yoon Je Moon as Yoo Sung Joon (In Hye’s oldest brother)
Choi Jung Woo as Yoo Ki Joon (In Hye’s second brother)
Kim Hee Ae
as Yoo In Hye
Noh Min Woo as Yoo Myung Joon
Han Yoo Yi  as Yoo Mi Ran (In Hye’s little sister)

Other Cast:
Lee Min Jung as Lee Jung Yeon
Chun Ho Jin as Choi Gook Hwan
Jung Suk Won as Jae Bum
Seo Joo Ae  as Soo Ji
Yeo Ho Min

Video Teaser:

[Source: asianmediawiki.com]


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