After a tragic car accident, 18-year-old school boy Kang Kyung Joon discovers that his spirit has been transported to the body of 30-year-old Seo Yoon Jae (Gong Yoo). Kyung Joon is an adolescent teenager who returns to Korea from the States after losing his mother in an accident. Yoon Jae is a successful doctor who is engaged to high school teacher Gil Da Ran (Lee Min-jeong). But Da Ran just so happens to be Kyung Joon’s teacher. What is a boy to do when he discovers that he has become his own teacher’s fiance by a freak of nature? Will he be able to return to his own normal life or is he doomed to live out the older man’s instead? And what will happen when Kyung Joon's girlfriend Ma Ri (Bae Suzy) arrives in Korea and finds out that Kyung Joon is leaving in Yoon Jae's body!
This new 16 episodes fantasy romance comedy drama starring popular actor Gong Yoo ("Coffee Prince") has been showing in Korea since 4 June 2012 and getting favorable reviews online. It premieres on Starhub Cable TV - KBS World (with English subtitles) tonight on 9pm, every Mondays & Tuesdays and is a must watch drama for fans of Gong Yoo and the Hong Sisters. You can also watch it online at (http://www.dramacrazy.net/korean-drama/big/) or (http://www.mysoju.com/korean-drama/big/).
This is a drama created by producer Ji Byeong-hyeon ("Sassy Girl, Chun-hyang") and the Hong sisters. I have always enjoys watching dramas written by the Hong sisters ("You're Beautiful", "My Girlfriend is a Gumiho" and "The Greatest Love") and am sure this will be another interesting and entertaining drama to watch. "Big" is the eighth drama from the Hong Sisters and all their 7 previous dramas were hits : The Greatest Love, My Girlfriend is Gumiho, You’re Beautiful, Hong Gil Dong, Couple of Fantasy, My Girl and Delightful Girl Chun Hyang. Bae Suzy from my favorite Kpop group "Miss A", Lee Min Jung, Jang Hee-jin and Sin Won-hyo are also starring in the drama.
Gong Yoo attempts at two roles; one of a streptococcal 30 years old doctor and a 18 years old adolescent teenager through this drama and this is his first time in 5 years that he's coming back with a drama since his discharge from the army. His character Seo Yoon Jae is a good looking Pediatrics doctor with great specifications and fancy background. His body is taken over by the soul of a cynical, sensitive and rebellious teenager Kang Gyung Joon after an accident while Gyung Joon's own body lays unconscious in the hospital.
Lovely 30 years old actress Lee Min Jung made a name for herself after "Smile You", "Midas" and movie "Wonderful Radio". She plays the role of 26 years old Gil Da Ran who is cheeky but uniquely attractive. Da Ran is a substitute high school teacher and is earnest and tries to do her best but is a little weird. She loves her fiance Yoon Jae but often feels intimidated with the definite difference of their situation.
Up and coming 'it' girl Miss A’ s Suzy also received attention for this drama as she’s blossoming into a serious actress after last year TV drama "Dream High" and this year hit movie "Introduction to Architecture". She stars as Jang Ma Ri who is the love interest of the 18-year-old Kang Kyung Joon. Ma Ri is a Lady Gaga fanatic. She hurries back to Korea from the States when her boyfriend, Kang Kyung Joon (Shin Won Ho), wouldn’t answer her calls. She is very open of her love for Kyung Joon and knows him better than anyone else. With a single picture in her hand, she went straight to Gil Da Ran's school to look for him. She has the picture of Gil Da Ran and Kyung Joon together and shoved the cell phone with the picture in Da Ran's face expecting him to appear in front of her. Ma Ri ends up having a peculiar relationship with Yoon Jae who is possessed with Kyung Joon's soul.
Suzy's acting in the drama has been receiving favorable reviews in Korea and viewers are also recognizing her potential as a leading lady. She is one rising star to watch out for and one of my favorite Korean actress and Kpop star :)
Jang Hee Jin stars as Lee Se Young who is a surgeon and Yoon Jae's former girlfriend. Dating him was great for her but building a family never once crossed her mind so they decided to part ways.
Along with the humurous acting of Gong Yoo, Lee Min Jung, and Suzy, singers with impressive voices are standing in line to participate in the drama’s original sound track (OST). The drama "Big" OST has featured songs by Huh Gak, Davichi, B2ST, and Noel, all which have ranked high in the music charts. My favorite song from the OST is definitely Davichi's song "Because It’s You" and i have included its song MV below. Hope you will enjoy listening to it too and do catch the drama tonight on KBS World :)