We’ve seen the rise in popularity of historical dramas from "Dae Jang Geum" to last year's releases, “Moon Embraces the Sun” and “Rooftop Prince”. This spring, there are two dramas that has caught the attention of both Korean and international viewers: “Kangchi, the Beginning” and “Jang Ok Jung, Living by Love”.
Jang Ok Jung, Living by Love follows the turbulent life of Jang Ok Jung, played by Kim Tae Hee, also known as Lady Jang Hui Bin. Lady Jung Hui Bin was known as one of the most famous royal concubines in the Joseon Dynasty and famous for her ruthless plotting and hunger for power. However, this new drama takes a new look at the royal concubine by focusing on her life before she became a concubine when she was a fashion designer and cosmetics-maker. This drama focuses on her transformation into a concubine through her love story with King Suk Jong, played by Yoo Ah In.
For the OST, the queen of OSTs Zia
sang “Dream on You
”, which focuses on the blooming love story between Jang Ok Jung and King Suk Jong. While, rocker Lim Jae Beum
sang “Sorrow Song
” using his rough and heavy voice to tell the sad story of fate between the two main characters.
Kangchi, the Beginning or also known as Gu Family Book is a melodrama about the journey that Choi Kang Chi (played by Lee Seung Ki), born as a half-human-half-mythical-creature, goes through in order to become human. Choi Kang Chi is a gumiho (a fox with nine tails) whose mother is Yoon Seo Hwa, a human, who fell in love with Gu Wal Ryung, the guardian god of the Jiri Mountains. Chased by their enemies, Seo Hwa sends Kang Chi in a basket down the river so that he will not be captured where the Choi family finds baby Kang Chi and raises him. Kang Chi discovers his true identity by chance one day, and he becomes determined to become a real human. Together with Dam Yeo Wool (played by Bae Suzy), his love interest, they go on a journey to find the Gu Family Book, which is the legendary book that allows a gumiho to become human.
Check out the OST videos below in our playlist.