Inspiring Generation

Inspiring Generation (2014)

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Shin Jung Tae loses his father at the age of 15 when a Japanese soldier shoots him during the Japanese occupation of Shanghai in the 1930s. But instead of finding justice, Jung Tae is accused of his own father’s death. Jung Tae finds justice only by using his fists in the back alleys of Shanghai, growing up to become the best fighter on the continent. ~~ Based on the comic series "Age read moreof Feeling" by Bang Hak Ki.

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    Generation Of Youth ; Age Of Feeling ; Gamgyeogsidae ; Inspiring Age ; 감격시대 : 투신의 탄생 ;

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Apr 4, 2014
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
This drama is about the struggles of the Korean people during the Chinese/Japanese war in Shanghai and a boy that becomes a man capable of protecting the ones he loves and his countrymen. If you don't like violence, then don't watch it. Even the synopsis tells you that Shin Jung Tae becomes the best fighter. I like the story's process of how he grows. I think the writing is really well done. read more I know a lot of people don't like Kim Hyun Joong as an actor. To that I say "pish posh". The stamina it took him to be Shin Jung Tae through this drama is enough for me. I have never thought he was a bad actor. He may not be the best, but he doesn't suck. Plus he is cute.

All of that being said, Kim Sung Oh as Jung Jae Hwa stole the show. His acting is stellar and I could just fall into those eyes. He needs a lead role ASAP. What is with all his supporting and guest roles? Do they not know a good thing when they see it?

I also loved Song Jae Rim as Leader Mo and Kim Seo Kyung as Aika (spelling may be wrong). They are both really good actors. Song Jae Rim's little smirky smile is as good as his fighting.

The lead actress leave a lot to be desired, but at least Im Soo Hyang as Gaya kicked some butt. I could have cared less about Jin Se Yeon as Ok Ryeon. I didn't like her in Bridal Mask and my thoughts haven't changed after watching this.

All of the other actors did well in their roles also.

I like the music a lot.

If you like action and/or period dramas, then this is definitely one you should watch.
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Apr 14, 2014
  • Overall 5.0
  • Story 5.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
In this one, the bad guys are despicable, the main actor is always covered in bruises, and things rarely make great solid sense.

Nonetheless -

GOOD - (EYE CANDY) Lets face it, if you're a fan of Kim Hyun Joong, you're going to watch this drama regardless. Eye candy-wise there will be a few more surprises, mainly Song Jae Rim, and not only him. BTW Kim Jae Wook is there for less read more than half of the series.

GOOD - (ACTION) If you love action, different styles of combat and disciplines, then perhaps you will like this drama. Theres a lot of fighting.

BAD - (STORY/WRITING) The story had so much potential, its a huge pity the writing wasn't at all up to par. It wasn't as bad the first 10 episodes, but then they switched writers, and subsequent episodes dragged and lacked logic, production value also became worse.

MEHHH - (ACTING) The casting wasn't bad. The acting itself was phenomenal coming from some of the actors. KHJ has improved as well... although he's still not amazing. Problem is, the acting is greatly exaggerated.. as in a lot of moments are over-acted. Its a bit awkward...

OVERALL - Watch for the eye candy and the fighting. Do not watch if you like a solid story, humor, goose bumpy romance or fast paced storytelling.
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    real_Mokona Jul 12, 2017

    the main story isn't that new or special but I love how the characters develop and how there relationships get deeper... and I'm addicted to the beloved - enemy - motive and very interested in martial arts (both amazing in this Drama).

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    reyhane Jun 19, 2017

    Just finished it...
    The last 5 episodes were great..
    If you want to watch it just be patient

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    Parknara May 15, 2017

    I Watched it 3yrs ago
    So worhty to watch! ;)

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    Miss-Addicted Feb 23, 2017 - edited
    Reveal Spoiler »
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    DramaGeisha Jan 15, 2017

    Only watching this for Kim oppa,the story line is so flat that it has taken me over 6months to reach ep16

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    Santhosh M R Oct 9, 2016

    I like this series and also background musics. Anyone please help me finding the background music tracks (Not the background songs sung by KHJ and other artists) where I can buy or download. I'm tired of searching in internet and Shazam but I couldnt find.

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    siskayuri Aug 24, 2016 - edited

    this drama was on hold for 2 years after i watched only 4 ep today i finally finish it on 3:39 am yay me

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      DramaGeisha Jan 29, 2017

      2 years? I thought i was bad with 8-9

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      siskayuri Jan 29, 2017

      hhhhhhh what to do i have a long list

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      DramaGeisha Jan 30, 2017

      I am finally on ep 20 hahahahah
      seriously the plot in this drama is such a mess. What we do for our

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    jxsilicon9 Aug 24, 2016 - edited

    Is this a revenge drama?

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      siskayuri Aug 24, 2016

      yeah you can say that + there is fight in every ep

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      Kachiiing Sep 10, 2016

      Do not watch a Kim Hyun Joong drama, I forbid you

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    keznaa Aug 14, 2016

    It's 6:30am! I've marathoned this show for 12 hours! No regrets, its s addicting once the story picks up

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    keznaa Aug 13, 2016

    I am only 3 eps in and i have to say that aside from the cheesy music I'm really liking this so far. All the other kdramas I've seen has been romcoms but i am a bit of a boy at heart and love all the fighting scenes. The firsr fight had me hooked. Hottie Kim Hyun Joong kicking ass waa awesome to see. The young him is a bad ass as well and defo easy on the eysa. The acting is really good so far as well.

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    gemma Oct 15, 2015 - edited

    I started because of Kim hyun Joong but I finished totally mad with the piano song that you can listen in almost all the episodes. Anyone knows the name of that beautiful piece?

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      Santhosh M R Oct 9, 2016

      I m tried alot , the team didnt released instrumentals for the commercial. We have to wait until they release and if u use shazam it shows wrong results

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    MKdrama Sep 24, 2015 - edited

    Should I give it a try?

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      haitakaz Oct 3, 2015

      Yes! ... but only if you like fighting scenes because it's a lot of it in this drama

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    Martina Jun 18, 2015

    I started this drama because of Kim Hyun Joong but i finished it because of Song Jae Rim. He's so amazing!

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    Wel Manaloto Jun 3, 2015

    This drama is so good you guys should watch this.

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    haitakaz Apr 9, 2015

    I love this drama, it just gets better and better!


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    South Korea
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    Jan 15, 2014 to Apr 3, 2014
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
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  • Duration:

    60 min.


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    7.3 (scored by 2,010 users)
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