Sunday, December 21, 2014
When considering the genres of Korean drama, melodrama is without a doubt one of the major ones. Even shows not belonging purely in it include melodramatic tropes, concepts and even tone. From the downright soapy to the romantic to the more workplace oriented, melodrama comes in many forms. 'Giant' offers a mix of elements and is not without its faults, but it is also nothing short of an epic series and great display of melodrama done well.
Life has not been good to Lee Seong-mo (Park Sang-min), Lee Kang-mo (Lee Beom-soo) and their sister, Lee Mi-joo (Hwang Jeong-eum). After their father is murdered by a powerful military figure for the sake of money and their mother dies while on the run with them, the siblings are separated and find their own path in life. While Seong-mo has devoted his days trying to take down the man who started it all, Jo Pil-yeon (Jeong Bo-seok), Kang-mo and Mi-joo are just trying to get by. That is, until their paths meet again.
Full Article: [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Giant".