Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Korean Drama - In Soon Is Pretty

Here is another interesting Korean drama that i'm planning to watch and can be found online at http://www.mysoju.com/in-soon-is-pretty/. The plot is quite refreshing and the main character is not some pretty innocent girl like normal Korea drama but a female ex-convict who is trying to start life afresh in this 2007 romance drama. In her school days, thanks to her outstanding looks, she received a lot of love from people. However she accidentally killed her friend in a hand-to-hand fight and served a long sentence, turning her from a cheerful and brave girl into a timid one. Her grandmother was the only family she had, but she died right before In Soon was released from prison. She believes that her life has been cursed because her mother abandoned her as soon as she was born, and then her friend and grandmother died. However, she’s a tough woman who hasn’t lost hope, and is searching for happiness.”

"In Soon is pretty", this is what In Soon (Kim Hyun Joo) tells herself everyday since she was out from the prison. After she was out from the prison, people would look at her in a different way. No matter how hard she tries to live an honest and good life, people would still hold prejudice against her. She was encouraged by her high school teacher but feeling down and out, In Soon decided that her life wasn't worth living and attempted to commit suicide by jumping off the train track.

Just then she was stopped by Yoo Sang Woo (Kim Min Joo), her childhood friend who had moved to Canada before the incident and lost contact with her. This guy looks perfect on the outside: tall, good-looking, eloquent and a graduate of a prestigious overseas university. He comes from an affluent family and has a prestigious job. People think of him as a typical son of rich parents for his self-confidence, sense of humor, modesty and charisma. But he as well has a past that he wants to hide. His family was destitute when he was young. He had to skip meals often, while his peers bullied him for wearing dirty clothes. He wasn’t good at studying, either. But now all that is the thing of the past. He acts as if he was born into a rich family. He wears only luxury brand clothes and works out at an expensive club.

He is curious about In Soon, but he ends up being entangled with her against his will, which irritates him a lot but he soon develops feeling for In Soon. However, he soon finds out that In Soon has a criminal record. Will he stop his love to In Soon because of it? Through a series of events, In Soon was also reunited with her mother, the famous actress Lee Sun Young who abandoned her soon after her father passed away. Can In Soon finally begin a new life and find happiness?

(Source: http://www.kbs.co.kr/drama/insoon/report/paper/index.html)

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