Secret (Kdrama Review & Summary)
- Genre: Classic, Romance, Mystery, Melodrama, Prison, Crime
- Date Released: Septemeber 2013
- Origin: South Korea
- KDrama: 16 Episodes
- Hwang Jung Eum as Kang Yoo Jung
- Ji Sung as Jo Min Hyuk
- Bae Soo-bin as Ahn Do-Hoon
- Lee Da-Hee as Shin Se-Yeon
This one of the best Kdramas out there starring the bombastic tandem of Hwang Jung Eum and Ji Sung. This I think is their first and they should do more.
Kang Yoo Jung (Hwang Jung Eum) was devoted to her boyfriend, Ahn Do Hoon. They had been dating for seven years.
On their seventh anniversary, Yoo Jung was all excited because finally her boyfriend has now graduated from university and after years of slogging had become a state prosecutor. Their dream was finally realised.
Hoping that they would now move to the next level, i.e. marriage, Yoo Jung baked a cake and brought in some shopping to his parents’ house to celebrate.
But it seems Do Hoon and family had marriage in mind but not her as the bride as she heard that precisely that time, he was on a blind date with a girl from an affluent family.
Though she was dying inside, Yoo Jung did not show it to his parents.
She just quietly went home with her cake, which she started eating sadly in her room. She then saw the diamond ring it was tossed haphazardly to her by a playboy, Jo Min Hyuk (Ji Sung) when his intended refused to accept it. It was a marriage as a business merger.
As Joo Yung was trying out the ring, her father came in and was all happy thinking that she was engaged. He said that he was so happy, she deserved her prosecutor boyfriend as she had supported him all those years. He then said that he was downstairs waiting for her.
And he was. He took her to a restaurant. He confessed that he was pressured into going into a blind date by his mother and promises not to ever to do it again. He then presented her with an engagement ring.
Suddenly all is good in their world.
He was driving her home in that rainy dark evening when their world collapsed.
They had an accident with a lorry containing barrels. When Do Hoon investigated, he found a collapsed woman, bleeding profusely.
Instead of helping, he left and did not say anything to Joo Yung about it.
They were later found out but Joo Yung offered to say that she was the driver as the car was registered in her name.
The dead woman was pregnant with Min Hyuk’s baby. He had been looking for her. She was his true love.
Joo Yung ended in prison and the one who prosecuted her was Doo Hoon and he recommended that she be given five years in prison.
On her first day of incarceration, she had a form of hazing and beaten up. A few days later she fainted as they were exercising at the prison yard.
She later found out that she was pregnant.
She settled in prison with her baby and made a core of friends who helped look after her baby with her.
She was due for parole and during the hearing one of her close friend inside testified that she was a violent mother. They saw her baby was black and blue with bruises.
Her baby was taken away and she served her remaining term.
When she got out, she had a loving reunion with Doo Hoon which was witnessed by an aggrieved and vengeful Min Hyuk who had been watching her on the sideline even in prison.
Now his revenge begins.
But as Blaise Pascal said: ” The heart has its own reason which reason knows nothing of.”
He started falling for Joo Yung.