Tuesday, July 17, 2012

[K-drama] Arang and the Magistrate (2012)

Title: 아랑사또전 / Arang and the Magistrate
Also known as: Arang Magistrate Story / Arang
Genre: Fantasy, Melodrama, Period, Mystery, Comedy, Romance
Episodes: 20 (To Be Confirmed)
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2012-Aug-15 to 2012-Oct-18
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55

The drama is based on famous folklore.

During the Joseon era in the city of Miryang, Arang (Shin Min Ah) was the pure, beautiful, goodhearted daughter of a magistrate. She grew up without a mother, and was raised by a wicked caretaker who conspired to have her be raped and ruined by a servant. He attacked and she resisted, so he stabbed and killed her, and left her body to rot in the woods.

Her father the magistrate just believed that she dishonorably eloped with a man and so resigned his position swathed in shame. Thus the legend goes that every time a new magistrate comes to Miryang to fill the position, Arang’s vengeful ghost shows up to tell him her story and he flees in terror.

But one day a new magistrate comes to town — a young man by the name of Eun Oh (Lee Joon Ki). Arang appears to him like every other magistrate before him, but this man doesn’t flee, and instead sympathizes with Arang, and promises to find her killer and avenge her death. (Source)


Main Cast
Lee Joon Ki as Eun Oh
Shin Min Ah as Arang
Yun Woo Jin as Joo Wal
Hwang Bo Ra as Arang’s shaman sidekick
Kwon Oh Joong as Dol Swe

Supporting Cast
Han Jung Soo as Moo Young
Yoo Seung Ho as Jade Emperor (cameo)
Park Joon Gyu
Kim Yong Gun
Kim Kwang Gyu
Kang Moon Young
Noh Hee Ji

Production Credits
Director: Kim Sang Ho
Writer: Jung Yoon Jung

- This is Lee Joon Ki’s comeback project after mandatory military service and the first historical drama of Shin Min Ah’s career.
- This drama was postponed from July 25th to August 15th due to London Olympics.

Youtube  -  [  Trailer 1  ]  |  [  Trailer 2  ]

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