A love to kill (2005)Director: Kim Kyu Tae (same director who worked on The World That They Live In, reviewed here)
Starring: Shin Min Ah (My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, and freaking adorable) and Bi
I've loved this series for a couple years now, but I'm finally getting a chance to show John. We started the first episode last night. It ends with a scream of "Hyung!" and John's comment is "Wow, that's fucked up." Whether that's good, or bad remains to be seen. ^__^;; My advice for any Korean, Japanese or Taiwanese show: wait until the end of the third episode before truly making up your mind. Otherwise, you'll never know what you're missing if you judge one of their shows by the first episode.
Plot synopsis, found here:
Bokgu is the orphaned son of an abusive mobster who idolizes the older brother who raised him. Believing that famous actress Cha Eunsuk abandoned his brother and caused the attempted suicide that left his brother hospitalized in a coma, Bokgu plots his revenge, landing a job as Eunsuk's bodyguard in order to try to seduce her, destroy her reputation and her career.
Bokgu is bound by both guilt and affection to Han Dajung a childhood friend who pulled him from a fire and saved his life, but was burned and left with permanent scars. He stays with her in a life he despises, as strong-arm man for her loan shark business.
As Bokgu exacts his revenge on Eunsuk, he is torn between his growing feelings for her and his sense of obligation to Dajung, between his duty to avenge his brother and the increasing uncertainty that his revenge is justified. His external actions contrast with his inner turmoil and, finally, he is filled with self-loathing at his revenge's successful result.