태양은 가득히 Full Sun aka Beyond the Clouds (Korean Drama)

Full Sun is known as 태양은 가득히 (taeyangeun gadeukgi) or Beyond the Clouds. Beyond the clouds there is a silver lining. 🙂

I didn’t bother at all with Full Sun when it started as I didn’t know the two leads (Yoon Kye Sang and Han Ji Hye). I haven’t seen them acted before. Then WHAM BAM… just first episode and I already love them to death. The drama ended with me being heavily invested in it.

What this drama is about?
Read the synopsis from KBS World:
In the night of a glamorous jewel exhibition opening in Bangkok, a gun shot rings out.

A young man and a young woman, who are reaching toward climax of life, are facing critically each other across the gun shot.

Han Young Won loses her fiance during the shot and Jung Se Ro is the one who is blamed for murdering Young Won’s fiance.

Five years later, Se Ro, who has got a new life with a new name, and Young Won, a cold-hearted meet again. Those two seems to have crossed the Rubicon, but Se Ro floats his boat with an intense feeling of ‘revenge’. Believing that at the end of the Rubicon, there will be the ‘Doom’ of those two who have destroyed his life, Han Young Won and her jewelry brand, Belle la Fair.

However, at the end of the Rubicon that Se Ro tries to cross, there is no fury, hatred, or revenge, but only love. Will they get over ‘a tragedy of the night’ and forgive each other?

Does it sound exciting? Not really right? Gotta agree the plot lines are typical but that’s the only different with other revenge dramas. How this drama carried itself stunningly was all thanks to the writing and brilliant acting by the casts.

Full Sun is my favorite Korean drama this year. 🙂 Reason why I love Beyond the Clouds so much: exceptional acting by Yoon Kye Sang, intense chemistry between Yoon Kye Sang and Han Ji Hye, good directing, so very lovely cinematography and good script writing. This drama does have some plot holes but I got blinded side way by the wonderful acting of Yoon Kye Sang and Han Ji Hye. Ohh I just love melodrama of this kind.

Korean title: 태양은 가득히
Korean romanization title: Taeyangeun gadeukgi
International English title: Beyond the Clouds
Literal title: Full Sun
Chinese title: 阳光满溢
Running period in Korea: 17th February 2014 to 8th April 2014
Runtime in Korea: Monday and Tuesday 9.55pm
Running period in KBS World: 3rd March 2014 to 22nd April 2014
Runtime in KBS World: Monday and Tuesday 8.55pm
Total episodes: 16
Genre: Melodrama, romance, action, crime, thriller

Jung Se Ro:
“You take my life so easily. You hurt my soul so badly. I still cannot forgive you. But, I cannot stop myself from loving you.”

Han Young Won:
“Tell me you never deceived me! Tell me you are not a murderer and you are not Jeong Sero!”

Yoon Kye Sang as Jung Se Ro
Han Ji Hye as Han Young Won
Jo Jin Woong as Park Gang Jae
Kim Yoo Ri as Seo Jae In

Lee Dae Yeon as Jung Do Joon (Se Ro’s dad)
Kim Young Ok as Hong Soon Ok (Se Ro’s grandma)

Kim Young Chul as Han Tae Oh (Young Won’s dad)
Jeon Mi Sun as Baek Nan Joo (Young Won’s step mom)
Son Ho Jun as Han Young Joon (Young Won’s bro)

Lee Jae Won as Hong
Woo Hyeon as Hama
Jung Won Joong as Shin Pil Do
Kim Yoon Sung as Chapyo

Lee Sang Hun as Secretary Ahn
Kim Sun Kyung as Director Min
Song Young Kyu as Kang Hak Soo
Song Jong Ho as Kong Woo Jin

This is where it all start. Flower delivery. 🙂

Don’t go…

Can you feel my heart beating like wild fire?

Yoon Kye Sang acting as Jung Se Ro and Lee Eun Soo were so intense that I got absorbed into his world. His eyes speaks volume and his gaze is addicting. But when he laughs (which isn’t many) he looses all the coolness and a dorky closed-eyes man emerge. LOL You found a new fan, Mr Yoon!

At first I thought Han Ji Hye will be the weakest link in this drama. Turned out she did extremely well with her emotions and facial expressions. Bravo. I’m a new fan of yours.

This picture of Yoon Kye Sang remind me of my dog. I mean no harm. Just compare it with my Chester below.

Notice the similarity? Yeah, grazed nose!

Jo Jin Woong as Park Gang Jae. The conflicted hyung. First saw him in My Love, My Family weekend drama. He’s pretty good!

Ahh I don’t know… I just love this picture.

Here’s another one.

I love the song 고래 Whale by Zitten and 태양은 가득히 Full Sun by Yangpa. Been playing both songs like hundreds of time.

Photos from KBS.

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  • Reply foongpc May 1, 2014 at 1:40 am

    So the storyline is just so so? But the acting are good? OK, never mind, I am more interesting in your Korea travel story!! When will that post be up? LOL!

    • Reply Che-Cheh May 1, 2014 at 11:43 am

      From the synopsis, it’s like so so. But the actual drama is good. And yes acting is good too. Next post will be about my Korea holiday.

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