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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Both stories are revenge based dramas. Also the male and female leads knew each other when they were younger and also the parent of the female lead is the bad guy..
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Same actor, same story, same vibe. Only the cast is different. Moral of the story: if you're looking for a dark, vengeful plot, always look for Kim Nam Gil.
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    jxsilicon9 Aug 26, 2016

    So is Hae Woo marriage over at the end?

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    Kizzofdeath Aug 24, 2016 - edited

    someone said this drama is great! but i think we have a diff opinion.. for me 5/10 i think because everytime i watched i fell asleep.. i dont know why LOL

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      jxsilicon9 Aug 26, 2016

      Yea,there are boring parts. I primarily like all the revenge parts. The rest is okay.

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      Kizzofdeath Aug 27, 2016

      true also this drama is predictable im in epsiode 17 but i thinki will not abnle to finish it,,,

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    jxsilicon9 Aug 11, 2016

    Who killed the corrupt detective in episode 3? Was it Kim Soo Hyeon?

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    MoonlightSin Jun 24, 2016 - edited

    WHY IS THIS DRAMA A 7.7?! THIS DRAMA IS GREEEAAAT. If you watch till the middle/end, it's amazing. The acting is amazing. The plot is perfect. Everything is perfect!!

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      BB78 Jun 27, 2016

      OMG thank you so much Today I started watching it for the fourth time already and after 4epsiodes i still think WOW this is soo good!
      Music, Camera, Plot and Actors everything is soo good.
      You know many Books will be turned in to movies or Dramas but there always seems to be missing some 1-2% compared to the Book version. But here I would say you could write a book about this Drama and it will be soo good.
      As far as i remeber i didnt have that good ratings in Korea because it was running against some other Drama that became a huge hit.
      SADLY this is one of the reasons why we cant see Goddess SON YE JIN on the small screen till now.
      That pain that Yi Soo goes trough i never felt it so real in any other drama just watch it either love it or hate but you will have something to write here xD

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      MoonlightSin Jun 28, 2016 - edited

      I think the problem in this comment section, is that many people didn't give this drama a chance! And that is irritating! I dont know how they weren't captivated by the first episode or the second episode! It's literally my favorite drama and i do feel like rewatching it! After every episode, i was tearing up from the amazing acting. Every episode was ending with a cliffhanger. I dont understand how this drama is rated so lowly!! I seriously thought it would be rated an 8 or 9 in here. I wish people would be more patient and wait for the action to begin! This drama deserves more than what it has. EVEN BOA MADE AN OST FOR THIS. THIS IS HOW AMAZING THIS IS. I forgot to mention that even the music OST is PERFECT for the drama! It builds suspense. And.. It's just great.

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      sanasoufi Jun 29, 2016

      That's cuz most MDL members prefer romantic comedies aka cute dramas. If you liked this one I highly recommend another low rated drama Queen of Ambition. For me the best drama I've ever seen.

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    Kat Mar 1, 2016

    This drama was so bad! Jo hae woo was so annoying!

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    AydinLan Oct 29, 2015

    One of the BEST dramas I've ever seen!!
    It's one of my top 3 dramas...Kim Nam Gil acting is so perfect!! I got addicted to it . The ending of each episode makes you hurry up to click on the next episode . So exciting!!

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    Jacleen Oct 20, 2015

    Kim Nam Gil, woah, that dude can act! Son Ye Jin, amazing as always. The whole cast was great actually, but it was a too long. Still, I really liked it, except the last 10 minutes, i will erase the end from my mind . :(

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    Figani Apr 30, 2015

    Does anyone have a link of the full ost of this drama? I'm trying to find the romantic melody but I can't find it :(

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    Ziran Apr 7, 2015 - edited

    After having watched 'Resurrection' (by the same writer & producer) this drama largely fails in comparison. Mostly this is due to the acting though and not the production.

    Kim Nam Gil while charismatic had a tendency to overact and pose wayy to much, and wasn't able to bring the intensity that was required in the more dramatic scenes due to him being stuck in his "Cool-introverted mindset." Yes having a good voice + looks is a plus, but if you cant merge that with making your character believable and real it's of no use.

    And even worse, we have Lee Soo Hyuk... What the hell is he doing acting? Seriously his character was soo important to the series, yet all LSH did was pose? No range in his facial expressions and his voice was the same all the time.

    Really that's what brought the quality down for me. Story-wise it was very good, although I felt it was slightly too long and could be cut down 5-6 eps (True for most KDramas though so I wouldn't pass that as a flaw).

    All in all I'd give it a 7.2 out 10, but if you’re on the look for an excellent revenge drama, I'd definitely recommend Resurrection (2005)!

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    jxsilicon9 Mar 1, 2015 - edited
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      bLoodYThoughtS Mar 11, 2015

      LoL I shouldn't have click it ... tsk

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      mica Mar 12, 2015

      I second that! .__. Curiosity got the best of me.

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      WEPserioja May 8, 2016

      And i was 3rd..... DONT CLICK IF YOU WILL WATCH DRAMA.

      Ps: will be better for you :D

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    Queen_Makjang Jan 25, 2015

    I love a good revenge drama!

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    BB26 Aug 22, 2014 - edited
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      DiaNine Aug 23, 2014
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      BB26 Aug 26, 2014

      Hallelujah someone agrees with me !!! :D

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      MinaVIP Sep 6, 2014 - edited
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    BB26 Aug 22, 2014

    omg I can't believe I didn't write anything at all regarding this drama her even though I 've watched it when it was airing... First off all I think the whole drama was perfect! Ofcourse that's only my opinion hence not everyone agrees with it.. hint hint look below.... and second of all I think that some people have to realize that good dramas isn't only about fluffy happy stuff... Just saying that..

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    darkangel662008 Jul 16, 2014

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

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    Blademan2 May 22, 2014 - edited

    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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      Blademan2 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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      Blademan2 Jul 6, 2014
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      Blademan2 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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    South Korea
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    May 27, 2013 to Jul 30, 2013
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    Monday, Tuesday
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.


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    7.7 (scored by 1,950 users)
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