Friday, February 25, 2011

Korean History Drama The Reputable Family

The Reputable Family Details :
Title: 명가 / Myeongga / The Reputable Family
Chinese Title : 名家
Also known as: Great Family
Genre: Drama, historical, period
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: KBS1
Broadcast period: 2010-Jan-02 to 2010-Feb-21
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:40


The Reputable Family Synopsis, Story, and Preview :

At the time of war, in 1636, Choi Jin-lip donates his fortune to a crowd of refugees out of generosity when they flood into his quiet village. Choi Guk-sun is unhappy with his grandfather being too generous with poor people. Man-gap, one of the refugees, and Kim Man-bae, Jin-lip’s tenant, bear grudge against Guk-sun over his arrogance. When being appointed to a higher post in Gong-ju, Jin-lip sets his slaves free and lets them share his land. Before leaving for Gong-ju, Jin-lip leaves his grandson a word of great significance saying “People are the most valuable asset in the world…’

The whole world what Guk-sun believed to revolve around him seems to change. Man-bae’s father, Kim Ja-chun buys the land Choi Jin-lip gave to his slaves for free. A group of refugees led by Gil-man takes a commission from Ja-chun.
After witnessing all the changes, Guk-sun comes to realize what his grandfather tried to say. Guk-sun leaves for Hanyang to stand on his own feet once he learns the family’s decision to put him up for adoption to an affluent family.

Guk-sun happens to settle down at Jang Gil-taek’s place where he comes to realize the power of wealth. Aside from Jang’s ability to accumulate fortune, Guk-sun sees his cruel side when it comes to making money.
Guk-sun feels confused finding a proper answer to the question, “Would it be the right way to live caring only about one’s gain while neglecting the poor?”

Jang Gil-taek and Yu Hyeong-won order Guk-sun to reclaim barren land in Gyeong-ju province by giving him a book named “NongsaJiksul(The Agricultural Techniques)”. Guk-sun borrows seed money from the government office to start his reclamation work in Gyeong-ju.

He gathers villagers and introduces performance-related pay which results in a huge success. Kim Ja-chun and Man-bae start to get nervous about Guk-sun’s success.

Credit : KBS World


The Reputable Family Cast and Starring :

Cha In Pyo as Choi Gook Sun 최국선
Han Go Eun as Han Dan Yi
Kim Sung Min as Kim Won Il

Extended Cast

Lee Hui Do as Kim Ja Chun
Jung Dong Hwan as Jang Kil Taek
Kim Myung Soo as Kim Soo Man
Kim Young Chul as Choi Jin Lip
Choi Il Hwa as
Ahn Hye Sook
Ahn Jung Hoon
Lee Han Soo
Go Jung Min

The Reputable Family

The Reputable Family

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