Shark (2013)

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After being left for dead and witnessing the death of his father caused by a hit and run accident, Han Yi Soo / Yoshimura Junichiro returns to Korea from Japan after changing his looks and identity to take revenge on the people who caused his family’s downfall. While using Jo Hae Woo, the daughter of the main mastermind that he was actually close to when they were young, he finds himself truly read moregetting attracted to her. Meanwhile, Oh Joon Young is the man that Hae Woo got married to while thinking that Yi Soo had died becomes suspicious of his real identity and motives. Will Han Yi Soo be able to take back the hotels that belongs rightfully to his family and expose the dirty secrets of his enemies.

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    Don't Look Back : The Legend of Orpheus ; Sangeo

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Aug 2, 2013
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
I just finished watching this drama like 2 minutes ago. A lot of people didn't like the ending, but I did. I couldn't think of other ways to end it. This drama, I really enjoyed it because it's not only revenge, but you learn about other things along the way. Well you will need to watch it to know what I mean. This was a good drama in my opinion and I read more would watch it again, but not a for a while because then if I watch it a right away it will lose it meaning. So maybe in a few years or so. There were some part that was draggy, but overall it was a good drama. But I wish they would focus more on the other characters other than Hae Woo and Yi Soo. This drama was kinda similar to Bad guy, but in the end it was a lot different. I enjoyed the soundtrack. I have to admit after watching this drama I as curious about the Legend of Orpheus, so I am going to read it about it. Well at least I learned something from this drama is that Revenge is not a way to solve a problem.
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Jul 31, 2013
  • Overall 6.0
  • Story 5.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
Kim Nam Gil’s comeback drama should’ve been much better than this.

The presumption of revenge was something attractive and I can say that it was executed quite well in this drama; without doubt this is not the best revenge drama out there but it’s definitely watchable for the revenge theme. The story starts off slow; the first episodes felt like fillers without many events going on, then things started picking up little read more by little, the plot started building up and the premise began to show up. However, this is not so different from the usual melodramas out there since elements like the scarred past; the troubled family, the typical evil guy as well as the teary female lead were present. What was added here was the little mystery, suspense and some thriller moments that flipped the tables occasionally and created few great twists every now and then which I have to give writers credit for making them happen but still; there weren’t any amazing turns of events that would make you jump of your seat considering the fact that most of them were pretty much predictable.

Do not watch this because of romance; the whole concept wasn’t catching at all even the little moments between the leads were sometimes overdone and not well matched with the story’s development. I believe romance was one of the storyline’s weak points.

Another storyline’s weak point: The ending since it was very strange; let’s stop there. It took me a while to figure out what the writers were thinking and then I concluded that they weren’t thinking at all.

The acting was good; Kim Nam Gil proves once again that he’s very suited for revenge dramas, Son Ye Jin had a nice performance too but I can’t say the same about her character. The rest of the cast were good too; nothing to complain about, only that their characters weren’t captivating enough probably because Yi Soo was always in the spotlight and no one managed to take it away from him.

All in all, this drama had potential to be much better than this. Nonetheless, it’s still very recommendable for revenge dramas lovers but make sure to lower your expectations, expect the unexpected and never forget that you’re about to watch a MELODRAMA.
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    darkangel662008 Jul 16, 2014

    I feel bad for Oh Jong Young...His nice till the end..

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    docnty May 22, 2014

    Just finished this drama, and I have to say, the writers really screwed up in a HUGE way by having Hae Woo married off before Yi Soo and her can have a chance of getting back together again. The ending was fitting on account of what Yi Soo had done, but I can only give it a 4 for a rating because of her being married off and as well for a jackass husband who, right away went after her when Yi Soo went missing, he was selfish and didnt have respect for her or his friend, Yi Soo to even care to wait to see if he was still alive, he betrayed Yi Soo and Hae Woo by constantly pushing her till she finally gave in to marrying him. There is no spoiler here as its all in the synopsis. I have to say, shame on the despicable and twisted minded writers for having her married off without them having a chance of getting back together again...

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      WowCreations Jul 6, 2014

      Uhmm I’m not trying to jump down anyones throat. You seem really worked up about this, i’m not. I never said she being married was a spoiler but i do admit i misunderstood when he goes missing. However what i said was and i quote “ now i know all these events and critical turns of this drama”. You describing events in the drama is a spoiler to ME..
      Tbh i can see that we have very different views and i don't think we will get anywhere in this conservation. Example“ she didn't deserve Yi Soos, he didn't love him enough, if she had loved him enough, she would have stayed single and kept him fully in her heart instead of giving her heart, even partially, to another man” I don’t agree. She thought he was dead ! What was she to do in that situation ? Would you rather have her be single for the rest of her LIFE?? . “Divorce is wrong, so if she had left her husband ....she would have been even more despicable” tbh i find this to be very narrow minded maybe because i’m more open minded. Whatever the case I’m not going to say You’re wrong or I’m right. We are just different.

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      docnty Jul 6, 2014

      Yes, tbh, in my most humble opinion, if she truly loved him with all her heart, yes, she should have stayed single for the rest of her life. The Bible states that except for adultery, divorce is very wrong, and even in adultery it is still wrong, but is an excuse for a divorce. God only allows for divorce in the case of adultery because of the hardness of peoples' hearts, when there's divorce for adultery sake, there's no room for forgiveness and for the working of God in peoples' hearts. So if you say I'm narrow minded, you're saying that about God, and I'd be so very careful in saying that. So yes, in that regard, we are so very different for sure, I believe what God says, and I rever Him too much to be any other way but as you call it, narrow minded. Go ahead, enjoy the drama, I only said one there, there's waaaaaay more in the drama that I didn't choose to say, the drama is a spoiler in itself in that it is crappy right from the get go. Other than her getting married, she is a very good girl, like I said, the writers really screwed up when they made this foul drama... Love should win out in ALL aspects, it's not weak, selfish, or conditional, I'd love to know where the love is in this drama, or the romance for that matter. These writers by having her getting married off really don't know what real love is... All of this, except for God and divorce, of course, is all in my most humble opinion, except for what love is.

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      docnty Jul 6, 2014
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      docnty Jul 6, 2014

      I will say this much, her husband doesn't deserve her either. just a real snake in the grass. I hated every aspect of this drama.

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      WowCreations Jul 9, 2014

      Clearly we have drifted away from the drama itself and into the topics of the drama. I'll inbox you instead.

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    docnty May 20, 2014
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    jxsilicon9 Mar 1, 2014

    Kim Nam Gil in another revenge drama with a bad ending.

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    abracadabra Feb 28, 2014

    hate endings which are not the end, especially when everything indicates the worst... still, this is a very, very good drama...

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    abracadabra Feb 25, 2014

    I'm on ep 14, and the storyline is pretty intense... Btw, is there any dress code in Korean legal institutions? I mean, how can anyone take seriously a prosecutor in a tiny little shorts...

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    DBSK Feb 8, 2014

    Soo Hyun was the best to be quite honest.

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      Lily2PM Feb 21, 2014

      This the drama worth watching? I know the ending so that's ok :)

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      DBSK Feb 21, 2014
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      Lily2PM Feb 21, 2014

      thanks :)

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    MinaVIP Jan 26, 2014

    Amazing revenge/melodrama <3

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    MinSun4Ever Oct 30, 2013

    This is one of the dramas that u need to watch. //Excelent

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    somyz Oct 28, 2013

    my heart is break .

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    MiniSushi Oct 26, 2013
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    loverain777 Sep 15, 2013

    Is it me or does dongsoo in this drama look a wee bit like BTOB's Eunkwang? HEHE <3 anyway this was a great show! i don't like sad endings but I still enjoyed the show, anticipating the next episode every time! Lots of fangirling cuz of Kim Nam Gil (quite obviously, if you haven't watched his shows but only seen his photos you may not think he's so handsome but he actually really is, and kisses well too<3), Lee Soo Hyuk and Ha Suk Jin! Omg Detective Kim and Inhye were really cute together :)

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    meganjoy12 Sep 7, 2013
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      RhopalocerA Sep 12, 2013
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      docnty May 20, 2014
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    ouiama Sep 7, 2013

    I just finished this drama and it's really a breath taking one !! the ending was sad and made me cry i didn't like it much ( cause i don't like sad endings ) but still this drama is really worth watching !!


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    South Korea
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    May 27, 2013 to Jul 30, 2013
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    Monday, Tuesday
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    1 hr. 5 min.


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    7.7 (scored by 1,357 users)
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