New Drama Depicting the Financial Growth in Korea circa 60’s and 70’s

Into the Flames

Choi Soo-jong as Park Tae-hyeong
Son Tae-yeong as Kumiko
Ryoo Jin as Sin Dae-cheol
Lee In-hye as Jang Ok-seon

Directed by Kim Sang-rae (Immortal Classic 2012, and Couple Breaking 2007)
Screenplay by Jeong Seong-hee (King Geunchogo 2010, Princess Ja Myung Go 2009, and Fashion 70s 2005)

TV Chosun presents the true story of chairman Park Tae-joon who lead the impossible to success along with various fictional stories that show the financial growth of Korea. As a business man, he was called the “Korean Andrew Carnegie“. He founded POSCO (formerly Pohang Iron and Steel Company), which has been the world’s leading iron company for 25 years and a politician, went on to served as prime minister.
Teaser 1:

Teaser 2 is available on Hancinema
Source: Hancinema
My Thoughts
The big draw for me is not only the subject matter but also Ryoo Jin. My only experience with Choi Soo-jong was in Comrades and President; The Great King’s Dream is on my PTW list but I’ve heard good things about it. This drama will only draw a certain audience (like Empire of Gold). So, it will not be a ratings King but I imagine it will attract the “older” drama crowd as it is based on a real person and his life. I look forward to it if I ever find it (doubtful but I’m always hopeful). Starts 20 April 2014 and will be 20 episodes.


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