"Secret Love" is a highly melodramatic tale of love and revenge. Just as a budding lawyer makes the big time he kills a woman after drinking and driving. His fiancee takes the rap so he go on and be a success. Unhappily the spoilt rich brat whose girlfriend got run down makes life hell for the poor noble fiancee who has a lot of crying and suffering to do.
The literal title is "Secret" and several characters in this
drama have secrets which they suffer under. The strength of
the drama is how it all flows from a single point, seemingly
naturally yet unexpectedly as well.
Corruption works its way through the people in the story.
The lawyer is all too human and flawed despite his heroic
goals, and falls like someone in a Greek tragedy.
That the rich can buy justice
is taken for granted. The rich brat is only redeemed by his love
for a good woman.
Some great moments when the characters and film almost stop
and we see a tableaux vivant. The heroine suffers nobly.
The bad guy is torn by inner demons. Quite watchable.
|Drama||비밀 / Secret Love|
|Director||Lee Eung-Bok, Baek Sang-Hoon|
|Writer||Choi Ho-Chul, Yoo Bo-Ra|
|Transmitted||25th September to 14th November 2013|
|Cast||Ji Sung, Hwang Jung-Eum, Bae Soo-Bin, Lee Da-Hee|
|Themes||Revenge, love square, sacrifice, wealthy family, disability|
|Links||Asian Wiki Korean Drama|