Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Arang and the Magistrate

Finally, after several days without any KDrama to watch, finally i have decided to watch Arang and the Magistrate. One of my reason to follow this drama is because it has a good translations from DarkSmurf Sub. I can't speak Korean, so i need good translations from subbing group so that i can enjoy the movie.

This drama is scheduled to have 20 episodes (10 weeks) and it has been airing since last month (August 15). The main cast of this drama is Shin Min Ah, who played as Gumiho in her previous drama. It looks like she enjoyed being a "ghost" character.


Here's some synopsis, taken from several source:

The drama is based on famous folklore, as all ghost stories are: During the Joseon era in the city of Miryang, Arang was the pure, beautiful, goodhearted daughter of a magistrate. She grew up without a mother, and was raised by a wicked caretaker who conspired to have her be raped and ruined by a servant. He attacked and she resisted, so he stabbed and killed her, and left her body to rot in the woods.
Her father the magistrate just believed that she dishonorably eloped with a man and so resigned his position swathed in shame. Thus the legend goes that every time a new magistrate comes to Miryang to fill the position, Arang’s vengeful ghost shows up to tell him her story and he flees in terror.
But one day a new magistrate comes to town — a young man by the name of Lee Eun-oh. Arang appears to him like every other magistrate before him, but this man doesn’t flee, and instead sympathizes with Arang, and promises to find her killer and avenge her death.