K-Drama Review: ‘Mine’ The High Society’s Lifestyle And Strong Ambitious Women

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Everything You Should Know About tvN’s Drama Mine Aired In 2021!

Having the genre of thriller, the K-Drama Mine depicts the mysterious side of an elite family. The storyline of the K-Drama Mine focuses on two women who are trying to find their true selves, and free themselves from the world’s prejudices. The two have a close relationship as daughters-in-law in a wealthy family.

These two female leads must be familiar to K-Drama fans. There is Lee Bo-young who is popular from I Can Hear Your Voice, and Kim Seo-hyung who gained popularity acting as a cunning tutor in SKY Castle. After that, the family’s life began to change since the arrival of an intruder disguised as a tutor.

Without waiting any longer, let’s find out more about the KBS Drama Mine through the review in this article below!.

Mine: Introduction and Synopsis

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Mine is a K-Drama that has aired several episodes on tvN. Airing since May 8th, 2021, this K-Drama has received a lot of public attention. The K-Drama Mine rating has been high since it first aired. In Korea alone, the rating for the first episode of the drama Mine is 6.6%.

Makjang is a K-Drama that presents a storyline full of plot twists such as secrets, birth, infidelity, and revenge. Mine is a K-Drama that is included in this Makjang drama. Mine tells the story of a high-class family who must face unexpected problems.

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The main focus of this drama is on the two female leads, Seo Hi-soo (played by Lee Bo-young) and Jung Seo-hyun (played by Kim Seo-hyung). Seo Hi-soo is a former actress who gave up her career to marry the second son of two conglomerate families. Meanwhile, Jung Seo-hyun is married to the first son of the family.

Unfortunately, Jung Seo-hyun’s marriage to the first son is not as romantic as Seo Hi-soo’s. Although Seo Hi-soo’s marriage to the second son looks romantic, the child that Seo Hi-soo raises is not her own. Allegedly, the marriage of the daughter-in-law is only a marriage based solely on business.

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The lives of the two daughters-in-law of this wealthy family are turned upside down when two new women arrive, private tutor Kang Ja-kyung (played by Ok Ja-yeon) and young housekeeper Kim Yoo-yeon (played by Jung Yi-seo).

The Ending of Mine

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Mine aired its last episode on June 27th, 2021. This drama closed its journey with a pretty good rating. In the last episode of Mine, the mystery of the death of Han Ji-young (played by Lee Hyun-wook) was finally revealed. It’s not true that he died of a heart attack and fell from the top floor as Hyowon’s family doctor had been saying all along.

SPOILER ALERT!!!

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In fact, Han Ji-young died in an accident. On the day of Han Soo-hyuk’s (played by VIXX’s N) engagement, Han Ji-young is directed to the basement by Kim Seong-tae (played by Lee Joong-ok). He plans to kill her as ordered by Han Jin-ho (played by Park Hyuk-kwon).

Kim Seong-tae locked Han Ji-young in the basement and injected poison gas in the room. But he gave up halfway and carried Han Ji-young upstairs. After making it out, Han Ji-young suspects that his wife, Seo Hi-soo, is behind it. That’s why he immediately strangled Seo Hi-soo’s neck when he met at Cadenza.

Meanwhile, Butler Joo (played by Park Sung-yeon) who caught the incident immediately hit Han Ji-young’s head with a fire extinguisher. That’s why Han Ji-young and Seo Hi-soo ended up falling downstairs. While Seo Hi-soo was rescued, Han Ji-young died instantly in the scene.

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Because it displays a quality story, the rating of the last episode of Mine managed to break a record. According to Nielsen Korea, the drama ended with a rating of 10.5% nationwide, the highest number it has achieved since its broadcast on May 8th, 2021. With these gains, Mine managed to occupy the first position in the time slot on all cable TV channels.

Not only that, but because this drama also dominates slots on all channels, including public TV networks, managed to obtain fans among the main demographic of viewers aged 20 to 49 years old. They achieved that position after recording a national rating with an average of 4,5%.

Mine: The Cast

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After the synopsis and also the ending spoiler of Mine, of course, you should know some important actresses and actors in this K-Drama who play great characters throughout the episodes. Let’s find out more about the cast who played as lead roles and their characters in this section.

Jung Seo-hyun (played by Kim Seo-hyung)

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Behind her stern expression, it appears that she is actually a fragile figure. Jung Seo-hyun controls the business of her incompetent husband running the company. In some scenes, Jung Seo-hyun’s past begins to be revealed. In her youth, she had a one-of-a-kind love with a woman whose identity has not been revealed.

Seo Hi-soo (played by Lee Bo-young)

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Lee Bo-young plays Seo Hi-soo, a former actress who marries a widower with one child, Han Ji-yong (played by Lee Hyun-wook). She left the artistry to marry and raise Han Ji-yong’s only child.

Seo Hi-soo is a caring, friendly, and always smiling stepmother. She looks luxurious and often wears brightly colored dresses. Seo Hi-soo is also an ambitious person, but she seems calm when faced with complicated situations.

Han Ji-yong (played by Lee Hyun-wook)

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Han Ji-yong is the second son of the Hyowon Group family. Han Ji-yong is said to be the illegitimate child of the family. However, even so, he is different from the other two brothers who are considered more normal and competent to manage such a large company.

In addition, Han Ji-yong also has a beautiful and almost perfect wife named Seo Hi-soo (Lee Bo-young) and has an 8-year-old son who he had in the marriage with his former wife.

The elegant demeanor and charm of Han Ji-yong’s character made viewers add Lee Hyun-wook as an actor who began to be idolized. Plus, the sweet interaction and intimate chemistry with Lee Bo-young are increasingly successful in making viewers feel carried away.

Han Soo-hyuk (played by VIXX’s N)

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The VIXX group leader acts as Han Soo-hyuk, Han Jin-ho’s biological son and the eldest grandson of the Hyowon Group family. Despite being born into a rich family, Han Soo-hyuk feels lonely because of a sad incident in his childhood. In the first episode of the K-Drama Mine, he returned home after finished his studies abroad.

Kim Yoo-yeon (played by Jung Yi-seo)

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Kim Yoo-yeon is a new housemaid at Cadenza, who has a background as an orphan who used to work at Ilsin Foundation as a teacher. Han Soo-hyuk begins to develop a secret relationship with Kim Yoo-yeon. The two couldn’t hide their attraction to each other when they first met.

Moreover, Han Soo-hyuk and Kim Yoo-yeon have one thing in common. The two met by accident late at night due to insomnia. Because Han Soo-hyuk’s family is in the upper class, their relationship will be hindered by caste and permission from the grandmother. Because, Han Soo-hyuk, who is called the young master, has been betrothed to the daughter of a famous South Korean company chairman.

Kang Ja-kyung (played by Ok Ja-yeon)

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As long as this drama shows Kang Ja-kyung with a mysterious character, she also shows unnatural behavior as the newly recruited private tutor. Ok Ja-yeon herself plays Kang Ja-kyung or Lee Hye-jin, the biological mother and secretly a private tutor of Han Ji-young’s son, Han Ha-joon (played by Jung Hyun-joon).

One day, Kang Ja-kyung was caught trying on Seo Hi-soo’s dress while dancing. Kang Ja-kyung also often gives more attention to Han Ha-joon. Kang limited the interaction between Seo Hi-soo, Han Ha-joon’s stepmother.