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 of Feeling" by Bang Hak Ki.

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  • 7 days ago 24 of 24 episodes seen
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    • Overall  6
    • Story  5
    • Acting/Cast  7
    • Music  6
    • Rewatch Value  1
    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 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
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  • 14 days ago 24 of 24 episodes seen
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    • Overall  9
    • Story  9
    • Acting/Cast  9
    • Music  8
    • Rewatch Value  8
    Let’s be honest. Shin Jung-tae should’ve died in nearly every episode.

    If you can look past that, which I managed to do, _Inspiring Generation’s_ story arc and setting are as appealing as they get in K-Drama. They involve the progress of Shin Jung-tae from his formidable days as a rickshaw runner in a small, provincial town in occupied Korea to his days of triumph as champion/freedom fighter on behalf of persecuted refugees in cosmopolitan, occupied Shanghai, on the eve of WWII.

    Along the way, all sorts of characters come and go, and I found these to be the real strength of the show. Do Ggoo, the fawning, treacherous lackey, I found especially fun to watch. The screen presence of Aka, the Ill Guk-hwae assassin of the
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  • both dramas base on popular manhwa and tell about 1930s , it is era when Korea was colonised by Japan.
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Comments (671)

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  • nynex 7 hours ago
    aww, poor So So at the end ):
  • Maisweetlove 3 days ago
    The reason why I liked the drama was because it was not all centered towards the main character. For example, I really got attached to Mo Il Hwa and to Jung Jae Hwa - they were great characters that developed more than Shin Jung Tae. ^^
    1 ❤
  • Sarah87 8 days ago
    My problem with this drama is that I can't feel any emotional attachment to the story or characters. I'm always emontionless while watching it. I don't know what's going to happen and I don't care at all. Dropped.
    2 ❤
  • RoseRouge 9 days ago
    This drama was awesome at the beginning, then in the middle it started to flop, surely due to the change of writer, but then they managed to pick it up, and from episode 16 to the end, it was pure enjoyment, I even began to think that KHJ wasn't that bad !
    1 ❤
  • Gintoki 10 days ago
    ok one thing i have to say . . . a waste of time .
    5 ❤
  • Pate 11 days ago
    Flop of the century.
    2 ❤
  • KiaSoul 12 days ago
    What was Shin Jung-tae's father's motivation for wanting to kill Gaya's father? Anyone know? I either missed it or this is a loose thread.
    • MaTiN 10 days ago
      gaya's father betrayed the group (because of the love of gaya's mom) and killed them all. the only one survived was jung tae's father. so he wanted to take revenge for their group brothers.
    • KiaSoul 10 days ago
      thanks for clearing that up :-)
      1 ❤
  • NewKDramaAddict 14 days ago
    I think I was over-generous with my rating. But the action sequences (and Leader Mo) were 90% of it!
    5 ❤
  • inkys 14 days ago
    *sigh* i just lost so many hours trying to give a second chance at this drama..but i just couldn't stand Kim Huyn Joon's acting..
    3 ❤
  • PandaBearTrio 15 days ago
    Leader Mo and Jae Hwa's bromance.
    2 ❤
  • ELFfreak 15 days ago
    First I decided to give it 6, just because I freakin loved Leader Mo. But then I was like no, this shit can't get better score than The Heirs so it ended with 5 instead.

    Thumbs up for the actor who played the young Shin Jung Tae!
    8 ❤
  • CheerfulSoul 16 days ago
    Once again, I threw a celebration party when Jin Se Yeon's character died *evil laugh* Muwahahaha
    14 ❤
  • Destati13 16 days ago
    I really enjoyed this drama! KHJ's acting has really improved, and all the actors did a WONDERFUL job. It's not the best drama, but it's certainly worth watching <3
    I'm usually not much of a fan of fighting but I didn't mind watching the fighting scenes in this. I also like that even the side characters caught my attention in this drama, which is a quality I appreciate. (especially Mo Il Hwa x)) And I enjoyed seeing a plot that takes place during this time period as it's not that common in k-dramas as far as I know. My only complaint with this drama is how the Do Bi Gang just kinda...disappeared after a few eps :( I liked them.
    4 ❤
  • suu_ 16 days ago
    I don't know why people disliked OR. For me, it was the FIRST TIME ever when I wished that the main guy would end up with 2nd lead girl. And truthfully I was kinda disappointed when she died. I'm not saying I hated Gaya or somethning. They just didn't belong together. Anyway, that's just how I feel xD
    6 ❤
  • Aya97 16 days ago
    Maybe it's just me, but I'm sure the story would have been way different if the writers wouldn't have changed.It was made clear in the first episodes that Gaya and Jung Tae had feelings for each other and didn't forget each other.I didn't disliked Ok Ryeon though...but with Jae Wook leaving in the middle of the drama I think nothing could have been done.I swear the first writer wanted to put those 2 together.As for the ending...was kind of incomplete for me.In my opinion Gaya should have died if they weren't going to make her and Jung Tae a couple...to many problems and hatred was shared...the only thing I really appreciated was the appearance of his sister and the letter...those were smart moves!
    3 ❤


Inspiring Generation

Inspiring Generation


  • Main Title: Inspiring Generation
  • Native title: 감격시대
  • Also Known as: Generation Of Youth ; Age Of Feeling ; Gamgyeogsidae ; Inspiring Age ; 감격시대 : 투신의 탄생 ;

General Details

  • CountrySouth Korea
  • Aired: January 15, 2014 to April 3, 2014
  • Airs On: Wednesday, Thursday
  • # of Episodes 24
    Average Duration 60 min. per episode
  • Genres: Action, Drama, Historical, Romance


  • Score: 7.28 (scored by 709 users)
  • Ranked: #737
  • Popularity: #52
  • Members: 2,980
  • Favorites: 0
3.6 stars - based on 709 votes

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