Anyone caught last night's exciting first episode of "Poseidon" which premiered on KBS World? "Poseidon" will be showing every Mondays and Tuesdays on KBS World. Those without cable TV can also watch it online at (http://www.dramacrazy.net/korean-drama/poseidon/) or (http://www.mysoju.com/korean-drama/poseidon/).
This drama was supposed to be aired in Korea on SBS in May 2011 with original casts Eric (Shinwa), Kim Kang Woo, Kim Ok Bin and Jeong Hye Bin but those plans fell through and one by one the original cast dropped out from the drama mainly due to shooting delay. Filming began in late 2010, but stopped after 20% of the first episode was filmed. The bombardment of Yeonpyeong Island by North Korea on November 23, 2010 and bad weather caused filming to halt. On June 30, 2011 production company Annex Telecom announced KBS2 would air the series and they cast four new main lead casts.
"Poseidon" takes over the KBS2 Mon & Tue 21:55 time slot previously occupied by "Spy MyeongWol" and will be replaced by "Brain" on November, 2011.
I have not been watching any new Korean dramas since "Heartstrings" ended and "Poseidon" has been on my "To Watch Drama" list (which also includes "Protect The Boss, "The Princess's Men", "Can't Lose"& "The Musical") as i love watching detective and fast paced action drama and the pairing of Choi Si Won and Lee Si Young in the drama seems refreshing and cute :)
This latest 16 episodes KBS drama from the director of "All In" and the writer of "Iris" finally aired in Korea on 19 September 2011 after much delay and stars Choi Si Won, Lee Si Young and Lee Sung Jae. I also got hubby to watch the first episode with me on TV and he is also hooked to the show and we can't wait to catch tonight's episode on KBS World.
This drama tells the story of members of the coast guard. The drama is based on the special duties of the Korean Coast Guard officers (rescues, terrorism threats, and other special missions) and also their obstacle in life and love. The drama takes its name from the Poseidon Team, a special forces unit of the Marines. Using the strong bonds of humanity as a basis, and through the challenges faced by the protagonists and their spirit of self-sacrifice, the drama movingly shows the significance of life and the stories of how people overcome obstacles in life.
Main Character Info:
A worldwide criminal syndicate known as the Heugsahoe exists. Their boss is Choi Hee-Gon. In 2008, the leader of the Intelligence Investigation Team of the Maritime Police, Kwon Jung Ryul (Lee Sung-Jae), forms a secret investigation team to capture crime boss Choi Hee-Gon. Soon, Jung Ryul gets closer and closer to capturing Choi Hee-Gon. Then, Jung Ryul's wife Min-Jung suddenly goes missing. Her dead body is then thrown in front of Jung Ryul. Soon after, other family members involved in the undercover operation are killed.
Seon Woo (Choi Si-Won) goes undercover on Jung Ryul's order. Seon Woo can't stop the mission, even though there's continuous threats on his life. Soon, a policewoman who investigates Seon Woo is killed. It's clear the the woman's murder was committed by crime boss Choi Hee-Gon, but evidence is still lacking for his arrest. Finally, the undercover operation is abandoned. The incident changed both of their lives and career prospect and they have been trying to hunt down Choi Hee-Gon in their own ways.
2011 - 3 years later, Jung Ryul appears obsessed with his job ... trying to forget the guilt he feels over the death of his wife and is a doting father to their only daughter. With the help of Hyun Hae-Jung (Jin Hee-Kyung) and a director of the maritime police, Jung Ryul forms another special investigation team. To avoid the attention of others inside the maritime police and crime boss Choi Hee-Gon, the special investigation team is disguised as the #9 investigation team which is responsible for unsolved cases.
Seon Woo has been demoted to the country maritime police office in Gunsan City. There, Seon Woo busts an illegal trafficking organization and runs off with their smuggled goods. Seon Woo now becomes a fugitive. This is part of Jung Ryul and Seon Woo's master plan to catch Choi Hee-Gon. They hope to go through middle man Jung Deok-Soo, nicknamed Popeye. Seon Woo approaches Popeye with his stolen goods, but Popeye finds out the truth. Seon Woo's life is now in danger. He is saved with the help tactical team leader Kang Eun Chul (U-Know Yunho). Seon Woo and Kang Eun Chul were former colleagues.
Seon Woo now joins the #9 investigation team. Seon Woo also takes an interest in Corporal Soo Yoon (Lee Si-Young), the only female officer in the team.
Meanwhile, Popeye kidnaps Kang Eun Chul. The abduction of Kang Eun Chul brings back memories of the slain police officer several years earlier....
More Pictures Of The Drama (Updated 24 October 2011)