Three Days (2014)
Park Yoo Chun as Han Tae Kyung
Son Hyun Joo as President Lee Dong Hwi
Choi Won Young as Kim Do Jin
Park Ha Sun as Yoon Bo Won
So Yi Hyun as Lee Cha Young
Yoon Je Moon as Shin Kyu Jin
Lee Jae Yong as Special Prosecutor
Jang Hyeon Seong as Ham Bong Soo
Lee Dae Yeon as Han Ki Joo (Tae Kyung’s father)
The President of South Korea goes on holiday at a private villa. In the middle of the night, three gunshots are fired, and the president goes missing. His bodyguards, led by elite agent Han Tae Kyung, have three days to find the president and escort him safely back to the Blue House.
Credit where credit is due. Not sure who insisted that I watch this; either Jules or Nayong but “Thank you, thank you, thank you. You know me well”. I’ve been floundering from drama to drama lately; a lot of starts but very few are being completed. If it wasn’t for JDrama weekend watching as well as the weekend drama fare, I’d really be lost. So, I started on a Thursday and was done by Saturday evening. I can say I thoroughly enjoyed this drama. It wasn’t what I was expecting and I was pleasantly surprised.
This was Park Yoo Chun at his best! His role as Agent Han was riveting! The action scenes were phenomenal. It is no wonder that he got hurt doing his own stunts. Son Hyun-joo is always an impressive actor! As the President, he shined. Park Ha Sun as Officer Yoon was in her element. I was trying to remember the last time I liked her in a drama and I came up with nothing but as Yoon, great job.
But the stand-out performance must go to Choi Won Young who plays the crazy CEO of Jaesin, Kim Do Jin. This was my very first time seeing him in anything; be it drama or movie. I was duly impressed.
What surprised me most about this drama was the story as well as the pacing. This was a pure suspense and thriller drama, something I rarely see in the Korean drama world. Some times the writer tries to infuse romance into a story that would be best left without it. Thankfully, Kim Eun Hee who also brought us Ghost as well as Sign read my mind and left it devoid of a nonsensical romance which would have irritated me to no end. There is just something about a political melodrama which always works better to be just that: drama.
MDL Rating: 8.5, short story, great acting!