Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Korean Drama Formidable Rivals (Powerful Opponents)
I have just started watching this latest Korean Drama starring my favourite actress Chae Rim on Starhub Channel 173 KBS World. The drama is currently broadcasting in Korea from April to Jun 2008. The second episode was so funny and it is definitely a must watch drama for Korean Drama and Chae Rim fans!
Chae Rim stars as Cha Young Jin, who is the first female to ever work as a bodyguard in the Presidential resident, Chungwadae. The role of a bodyguard is a refreshing change for Chae Rim since her last role in Dalja's Spring as a woman who was undecisive in love. With the Blue House (Korean presidential residence) set as the drama's background, Formidable Rivals revolves around the lives of presidential bodyguards and offers a fascinating rare look into the inner workings of presidential affairs.
Young Jin and Ryu Gwan Pil (Lee Jong Hyuk) work as bodyguards assigned to watch over the president’s son, Kang Soo Ho (Lee Jin Wook). They are assigned to guard Soo Ho for 15 months. It turns out that there was some sort of deep connection between Gwan Pil and the President's family. Some things bad happened in the past which led to Gwan Pil leaving suddenly 8 years ago.