Midas

Midas (2011)

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A business drama about mergers and acquisitions between companies.

When Kim Do Hyun (Jang Hyuk) passes the bar exam at the top of his class, he's offered a dream job as top aide to Yoo In Hye (Kim Hee Ae), daughter to one of the richest and most powerful men in South Korea. As he becomes more ambitious, Do Hyun is about to find out just how cut throat In Hye's world read moreis, and also just how much he's about to lose, including his long-time girlfriend Lee Jung Yeon (Lee Min Jung).

  • Native title:

    마이더스
  • Also Known as:

    Maiduseu

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pattyrn4
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Mar 13, 2014
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
This would have been a perfect 10 if the second half of the story had been shorter. The intrigue in the first half was unrelenting. The crosses and double crosses were great. You had to figure out who was siding with who in the family and the business.

The romance was just a small part of the story, but it was essential for the storyine. There was one smoking hot scene in read more the motel between Jan Hyuk and Lee Ming Jung that should not be missed.

The goofy scenes with the father and stepbrother should have been left out entirely. The comedy aspect totally detracted from the serious wheeling and dealing.

This is Jang Hyuk's best acting, in my opinion, and made me really respect him as an actor. Of course he is superb in everything he's been in. There's a little quirky part to his personality that he brings to his characters that is unique.

The acting was fantastic by all the characters, especially No Min Woo and Kim Hee Ae.

My husband hates Kdramas, but he watched this and loved it. A lot of drama viewers, like myself, veer towards the romantic themes and totally miss great serious dramas. This one should not be bypassed. The suspense will keep you in the game.
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electr
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Nov 7, 2011
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 4.0
This drama is really interesting, even if it can be difficult to follow the technical words from finance and M&A, it shows how far ambition can take us.

The main actors are very good, especially jang hyuk soo sexy

the OST match perfectly the feelings you got while watching...

it is not a classical romance even if some love/revenge stories are in it...

greed, manipulation and regrets... you'll love it
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Brilliant minds, stock manipulation, revenge plot and a hustle to become rich. This is present in both drama's. They are different enough to be enjoyed individually.
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    Ryvius Jan 18, 2017

    Loved it. Very different.

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    KmjSsk Oct 1, 2016 - edited

    any1 wanna gimme a spoiler~ does jang hyuk and hee ae get 2gether?

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    ArvisJaggamar Jan 4, 2016

    After 3 episodes, my impressions of this show are not good: everyone is either greedy, shallow, or stupid. Or some combination of the three. It makes me uneasy. I realize, of course, that the INTENT is to make the viewer uneasy, in these early episodes. That's why I've set this drama to "On Hold" instead of "Dropped". I don't think my wife will watch it, but if I ever get to a point where I am actually watching kdramas by myself (gasp!), I might like to revisit this one. It's at least got me curious.

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    rainruma Sep 24, 2014 - edited

    This was one of my first K-dramas , as Jang Hyuk introduced me to drama-land and I wanted to watch everything he ever did....

    I remember loving it and being very intrigued by the story .... captured my attention throughout !!!
    However now , after being a seasoned drama-addict , I would still say that I love the story and it is captivating......But..... I am now less enthralled w/ some of the plot twists , as I have seen similar formulas used in several other dramas...

    Nonetheless , whether parts are formulaic or not , it is very well executed !!! .... and for a Business drama that I would normally be very bored w/ , I found this show handled it in a very interesting way .

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      Marooya Jan 14, 2016

      This very good drama I wouldn't watch a drama based mostly on business it's not interesting genre to me, yet I liked this one it did not get draggy or boring at any point it was worth my time. Jang Hyuk was brilliant.

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    LehDuff Jul 7, 2014

    Minwoo <3

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    Omeghan Jul 4, 2014 - edited

    I am so loving this drama. This is a 2nd watching for me and as previously stated it was probably rated low by younger viewers, looking for "eye-candy" alone.
    A Top recommendation from me!

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      Raza Jul 26, 2014

      I loved it too and will be re-watching it again as well! :D

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    Raza Jun 12, 2014 - edited

    The people who gave low ratings to this masterpiece are the same people (mostly little kids or extremely uneducated viewers) who would watch a Lee Min Ho or No Min Woo drama and blindly give it a 10/10 rating! The drama could be airing with only 2 episodes released, but still it would be rated 10/10 due to eye candy and reviews would be written as well lol!

    What a lot of people have done here is complain about the drama being boring after watching only 3-4 episodes and as soon as they come to realize that No Min Woo (worst actor in the Midas btw) is only playing a support role, they drop the drama and give a final verdict with poor ratings. I mean how stupid and unfair is that? You don't even give the show a chance and label it as 'boring' and 'uninteresting' simply because your favorite actor does not have much screen time? Thank God, at least my 14 year old sister has a brain and absolutely loved this show!

    To me this is by far one of the greatest dramas EVER to come out of South Korea, because not only is it so damn unique, it has absolutely everything you could ask for - romance, intensity, revenge, greed, twists, interesting characters and great sound track too!

    If you give this drama a chance with an open mind and not focus on eye candy, you would come to the realization that with each episode you can learn quite a bit about greed, business and financial wars. Who knows you may even end up loving this show?!

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      jxsilicon9 Jun 14, 2014

      This show was boring. And it dragged on way too long for that pathetic ending. I rated crappy shows by Lee Min Ho like Heirs pretty low because it was terrible.

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      kura2ninja Jun 22, 2014 - edited

      I agree that people should not rate dramas that they had not watched in entirety because that wouldn't be fair, not to mention skewed the overall rating. But really, there's no need for name-calling people just because they prefer rom-com to business dramas.

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      wavy3 Jul 2, 2014

      How dare anyone's opinion differ from yours! Shame on those people!!!

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    TAMAREXXE May 25, 2014

    I think if the average age of fans here was a few years older, this drama would be MUCH higher rated. It's excellent overall and I found the writer's understanding of trade and stock manipulation on a par or better than Hanzawi Naoki. With the added addition of having Jang Hyuk who I think is one of the finest actors working today, and smoking which is certainly a benefit for us ladies. Loved it.

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    dimensionloop Feb 12, 2014

    . this drama is awesome ..... The plot was good the writer got a lot of knowledge in the business areas. .....

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    jxsilicon9 Jan 11, 2014

    Lee Jung Yeon face is stuck in one expression. Whats with that?

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    thepinkvoyager Oct 2, 2013

    As I browse through the comments below, I can't help but roll my eyes and smile at the remarks "boring" and whatnot. Um, this is obviously a very serious drama that was written AND aimed at a much older age bracket because it's set in the real corporate world, where we get a sneak peak at the hidden corruption, sabotage between blood-relatives and power struggles of the rich. What were you guys expecting?? Cotton-candy romance and toilet humor? Of course not. The title even speaks for itself. "Midas". Gold. Wealth. Power. Avarice. Lust for money. My favorite characters are those of Kim Hee Ae and Mr.Androgynous No Min Woo. However, the producers should've picked another actress to play Jang Hyuk's fiancee. He and Lee Min Jung had zero chemistry. They were more like siblings than lovers. It was awkward watching them.

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    WanderingRonin Aug 27, 2013

    Wow this drama is underrated. Score was like 7.6 when I watched it but now its dropped below 7 smh

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    Te-chan Jul 31, 2013

    Started watching for No Min Woo, but it just was so boring that I stopped at episode 7.. I would have kept watching, but most of the characters are just so greedy and I really don't like it..

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      Raza Nov 21, 2013

      Lol! No Min Woo was the worst actor in this show and looked like a girl with all that make up on.
      There was absolutely nothing boring about this show, it's just targeted towards a maturer audience and you have to understand the World of business, obsession with money and greed to understand what the show is about.
      It deals with a lot of reality and is well worth watching till the end.

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      Te-chan Nov 22, 2013

      Then someday I might complete it!

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    cityhunter83 Jun 28, 2013

    i've tried to watch this several time, it's been sitting in my netflix que for a while. i cant seem to get through an entire episode at a time.

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    Elliej Mar 2, 2013

    Is this worth watching, if the only reason I want to watch it is because of no min woo?

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      HAVA-RAVA Apr 30, 2013

      Same reason for me so I'm asking the same XD

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    21
  • Aired:

    Feb 22, 2011 to May 3, 2011
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
  • Network:

    SBS
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.

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  • Score:

    6.9 (scored by 1,329 users)
  • Ranked:

    #2050
  • Popularity:

    #1291

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