Sunday, March 15, 2015
The Korean drama industry is going through a period of change in the content, format and genres of its productions. KBS2 now seems determined to use its newly created Friday drama timeslot for experimenting with these elements. 'Spy - Drama' was promoted as a blend of a family and a spy show, two different and challenging to connect types. The series ultimately fails in this, but it does not fail as a whole.
Park Hye-rim (Bae Jong-ok) has a loving husband and a beautiful family. Her son, Kim Seon-woo (Kim Jae-joong) works for the National Intelligence Service, something he has not shared with his family. But Hye-rim has her own secret. She is a former North Korean spy. When an enemy she thought dead finds her, she tries to do anything she can to protect her son, whom the man called Hwang Gi-cheol (Yoo Oh-seong) wants to recruit. With Seon-woo's work leading him towards the same case involving Gi-cheol, the family's secrets and lives are threatened.
Full Article: [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Spy - Drama".