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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Aug 1, 2013
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
Shark is a dark drama about man who "comes" back from the dead on a mission of vengeance.

I really enjoy watching every moment of Shark including the ending. The ending didn't surprise me. The ending left a lot of unanswered questions. It gave me hope that perhaps what I thought might have happen didn't happen because Yi Soo and Yoshimura pulled that same act before. (But that's wishful thinking. I guess read more it can only be answered with a Shark 2: Downfall of the Gaya Empire or Shark 2: The Real Jos are Here.)

I wish the writer would have spent more time developing and strengthening other characters rather than focusing on Yi Soo and Hae Woo. I understand they are the lead characters, but a few moments I felt the others were mere props in the drama, not supporting characters. My other wish was that they change the title to Legend of Orpheus. Legend of Orpheus is a better fitted title than Shark.

Before you spend twenty episodes watching this great drama, I recommend you read about the story of Orpheus. The Greek mythology is not a summary of Shark, but it gave me a good idea of why the writer choose to add the myth to the drama.

The similarities: Yi Soo and Orpheus
Orpheus was a poet, prophet, and musician who can make rocks and trees dance when he play his lyre. Yi Soo made people dance to his "tune of music" by manipulating them.
Orpheus and Yi Soo travelled through hell to get their loves back, but lost them when they look back. (Yi Soo lost his love because Hae Woo married another Joon Young.)
After their lost, Yi Soo and Orpheus did not seek the love and affection of no woman. One story said he seek the affection of younger boys. In the drama, Dong Soo implied twice that Yi Soo was gay. (Perhaps he was bisexual). Yi Soo had many opportunities to rekindle the flame, but quench it.

The official soundtrack was great. The song, Between Heaven and Hell by Boa, painted a picture about the love between Yi Soo and Hae Woo.

Shark, the Legend of Orpheus, is not for everyone. Some people would be disappointed at the ending. But I am one of those people who enjoyed watching this revenge drama. I will see it again.
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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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    suga_eomma 12 days ago - edited

    Acting is good, characters are good, story is good but I'm dropping it because the drama is very slow paced and there are too many unnecessary scenes that make me almost fall asleep every time I'm watching this. Production was too focused in making this a melodrama rather than a revenge drama so the result is very weak.

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    nouramu Jul 6, 2017

    love it ;;

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    MrBanana May 23, 2017

    I still feel like I am in crazy world to see Shark with a 7.7. It deserves AT LEAST 8.5.

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    MrBanana Feb 20, 2017 - edited

    This is one of the best revenge dramas I've ever seen! Absolutely amazing!

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    Raza Nov 14, 2016

    This is one of the weakest revenge dramas I've ever seen! Absolutely dead!

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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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      joannesmith Mar 19, 2017

      its funny, i keep falling asleep too. But i love the drama and story. I think its because the lead girl moves practially in slow motion. when she walks, talks, moves her hands, whatever it is....I am a little more than 1/2 way thru but I do plan to continue to forge ahead! Maybe it just needed less episodes to convey same story.

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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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      MixandMatch_Jelly Jul 10, 2017

      Damn! I still clicked and now I'm regretting it


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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 2,124 users)
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