Thursday, August 14, 2008

East of Eden

Synopsis: (from dramawiki)
The drama will be about two men whose fates are crossed from the very first day that they were born. Both men were born in the same hospital. When he was a teenager, Lee Dong Chul witnessed the death of his father. From then on he promised to seek revenge on the man who caused his father's death, Shin Tae Hwan. But unbeknownst to everybody is the fact that Dong Chul's younger brother, Dong Wook, was switched at birth with Tae Hwan's son, Myung Hun. Dong Wook grows up to become a prosecutor and vows to help his brother seek revenge. But what happens when they find out that they're not brothers? What will Dong Chul do when he finds out that his real brother was raised by Shin Tae Hwan and that the brother that was beside him all these years is the son of his enemy?

Other info (from soompi)
MBC 47th Anniversary Special Project Drama
PRODUCTION: Chorokbaem Media (Jumong, Unstoppable High Kick, Bool Sae, All In)
PD: Kim Jin-Man (Really Really Like You, Ireland, Country Princess), Choi Byeong-Kil (The Devil That Pours Red Wine)
WRITER: Na Yeon-Sook(Daldongnae, Ordinary People)
CAST: Song Seung-Heon, Yeon Jung-Hoon, Lee Da-Hae, Han Ji-Hye, Park Hae-Jin, Lee Yeon-Hee, Yoo Dong-Geun, Lee Mi-Sook, Jo Min-Ki
BROADCAST TIME: Mondays & Tuesdays @ 9:55pm (Korea Time)
START: August 25, 2008 (replacing "When It's At Night")
WEBSITES: Official // Preview // MBC Global Media [E / K / C / J]

Song Seung Hun as Lee Dong Chul
Yun Jung Hoon as Lee Dong Wook
Park Hae Jin as Shin Myung Hun
Lee Da Hae as Hye Rin
Lee Yeon Hee as Gook Young Ran
Han Ji Hye as Kim Ji Hyun
Dennis Oh as Michael (Young Ran's fiance)
Jo Min Ki as Shin Tae Hwan

Extended Cast
Lee Mi Sook as Yang Chun Hee
Lee Jong Won as Lee Gi Chul
Jun Mi Sun as Jung Ja (Dong Chul's 2nd mother)
Park Hyun Sook as Ok Hee
Jung So Min as Gi Soon
Jo Min Ki as Shin Tae Hwan
Kim Sung Kyum as President Oh
Na Hyun Hee as Oh Yoon Hee
Lee Won Jae as Kyung Tae
Yoo Dong Geun as President Gook (Young Ran's father)
Shim Hye Jin as Young Ran's mother
Yoon Dong Hwan as lawyer Kim Tae Seon
Jung Hye Young as Je Ni Seu/Janice
Shin Eun Jung as Mi Ae
Jung Sung Hwan as stationmaster Kim Gab Soo
Lee Suk Joon as Han Shin Boo
Kim Hyung Min as Wang Geon
Lee Sang Hoon as Dok Sa
Park Chan Hwan as Chaeng
Park Geun Hyung as President Min
??? as Bae Hwa Mi (Mr. Min's wife)
??? as Hye Ryung (Hye Rin's sister)
Park Sung Woong as Park Sung Hyun (Dong Chul's friend)
Shin Dong Woo as 5 year old Dong Chul
Kim Bum as 10 year old Dong Chul
Nam Ji Hyun as young Ji Hyun
Park Gun Tae as young Dong Wook
Jin Ji Hee as young Gi Soon
Won Duk Hyun as young Myung Hun
Kwon Se In as 10 year old Dok Sa

So? How many poeple are waiting for this one? I bet thousands. Will this upcoming drama win our hearts or flop right from very start? No one knows. We shall wait and see. Personally I think that 50 episodes is a bit scary lenght. It will be hard to make it not repetitive and streched. The plot doesn't seem anything special but it really is something I like. This may make up for the fact that Cain and Abel will never come to life. But even more interesting tahn plot is the cast. Hot, hot, hot, hot and beautiful cast. And there are so much of them...

I'm a bit disappointed that Dennis Oh got a minor role again... The best thing about him is taht he really can speak English. I can forgive his funny sounding Korea because of that. Hot or not? Judge yourself?

I haven't seen main actor Song Seung Hun in any drama before. The only popular and well known drama of hsi is Autumn Tale well and maybe Summer Scent. He did act in a movie He was Cool but I don't quite remember him from there. But they, hot looks and 5 awards is nice isn't it?!

Yun Jung Hoon is cute too (actually very plain looking)and his acting skills are pretty good as well. Please do NOT look at dramawiki picture... I dunno when or who but it's awful. Did you know that he is married to Han Ga In?

looking cute together^^

Anyways. His English sucks. I just finished wtaching Snow White and his character was very cute in it but when he said those few lines in English... I couldn't tell what Arabic language was that supposed to mean... well, I think he will do a good job. only one award? Thsi guy is not very popular...

Then absolutley unknown to me Park Hae Jin. He is pretty young too but has alredy won 3 awards. I wonder what made KBS-man change to MBC? Money? but who cares, one eye candy more!

Lee Da Hae. I hate her from the bottom of my heart because she sucks at acting. I have seen her in My Girl and in some other drama I can't remember now. I so hope that she has taken some acting courses and studied a bit. Her acting is so fake and it drives me so mad.

Lee Yeon Hee is someone I like. She is one of my favorite actresses and there are only few. She is 1 year younger than me but look at her. She has worked with Gong Yoo, Hyun Bin and So Ji Sub alredy. This makes me kinda jealous... Her career is impressive, alredy 5 dramas + 1 mini drama and 3 movies. And there is something cute about her, something special that I like. Her speech is soft and her face looks freindly. She is really cute and I love cute things, so this may be the reason why I like her...

I remember Han Ji Hye from Sweet 18 and remember NOT liking her (mostly because of her character though). Gosh, why do I keep hating these women? Or rather why do all actresses I hate all star in one drama?

When I heard Jo Min Ki I immediately thought "That charming man from Iljiame" but to find a good picture of him wasn't easy xD His appearance in Iljimae wasn't long but he was impressive. At leats I really liked him. Well, it looks like his acting career hasn't been very rosy or then he took a break or something.

Park Gun Tae. I was happy to see this adorable kid on the list. He is only 13 but has acted in 4 movies and in 5 dramas alredy. I have seen him in Time of Dog and Wolf and in MISA. He was very impressive in MISA in which he had very difficult role. I will never forget the scene when he asked Moo-hyuk not to leave and stay with them. I'm getting teary eyed again T_T

The extended cast was bunch of nobodies to me. Some had impressively long drama lists. I will wait with open heart and see myself if I'll find any new addition to my favorites list.