I’ve seen Uhm Tae Woong in 1 Night 2 Days (variety show) with a shy and dorky character but never in drama-land. So can you imagined my surprise when I saw his acting in his latest drama: Man From The Equator (currently showing in KBS)? Oh man he’s good. And that was what brought me to a few busy weeks of catching up with his fame 2005 drama called Resurrection.
Yup this drama is almost 7 years old and yet the story is not old school. This is an interesting mind-twisting-revenge-drama. And Uhm Tae Woong is excellent here! Resurrection was his first lead in a drama.
Synopsis (source from KBS):
The main character of the series is portrayed by Um Tae Woong, who acts in double role. He plays twins — Seo Ha Eun, a detective, and Yoo Shin Hyuk, the scion of a family-owned conglomerate — who were separated due to a childhood mishap. Ha Eun first learns that he has a twin brother while investigating his father’s mysterious death. The two finally chance across each other, but their father’s murderers mistake Shin Hyuk for Ha Eun and kill him. Afterwards, Ha Eun disguises himself as Shin-hyuk to avenge his brother.
Uhm Tae Woong as Seo Ha Eun (Yu Gang Hyuk)
Yu Gang Hyuk was only 7 years old when his father was murdered in a car “accident” and separated from his identical twin, Yu Shin Hyuk. He forgot his name and family and given the name Seo Ha Eun by his adopted father Seo Jae Soo. He falls in love with his adopted sister, Eun Ha and tried to be very honorable about it. He was led to become a cop because of his father’s badge. While investigating an alleged case of suicide, he eventually learns of his twin brother. Against the warnings of his peers, Ha Eun becomes more and more involved in this suspicious case. As a part of a larger scheme, Ha Eun is targeted for a hit by unknown individuals. And when Ha Eun and Shin Hyuk finally meet for the first time after twenty years, the murderers kill Shin Hyuk accidentally mistaken him for Ha Eun. As a result, Ha Eun vows to get revenge by giving his enemies psychological torture and takes on his brother’s persona as an undercover cop and that is where the drama begins… This is a wonderful detective drama with a psychological twist.
He plays double role; as Yu Gang Hyuk and Yu Shin Hyuk.
Korean title: 부활
Korean romanization title: Bu-hwal
International English title: Resurrection
Alternate English title: Revenge, Rebirth or Life Again
Running period in Korea: 1st June 2005 to 18th August 2005
Runtime in Korea: Wednesday and Thursday 9.20pm
Total episodes: 24
Genre: Drama, thriller
The lovely Han Ji Min as Seo Eun Ha.
Uhm Tae Woong as Seo Ha Eun (real name: Yu Gang Hyuk) and Yu Shin Hyuk
Han Ji Min as Seo Eun Ha
So E Hyun as Lee Gan Joo
Ko Joo Won as Jung Jin Woo
Kang San as Young Ha Eun
Kwak Jung Wook as Young Ha Eun
Park Eun Bin as Young Eun Ha
Ahn Nae Sang as Yu Geon Ha (Ha Eun’s dad)
Seon Woo Eun Suk as Kim Lee Ha (Ha Eun’s mom/In Chul’s wife)
Lee Jeong Kil as Kang In Chul (Shin Hyuk’s step-dad)
Lee Yeon Hee as Kang Sin Young (Shin Hyuk’s step-sis)
Kang Shin Il as Seo Jae Soo (Eun Ha’s dad)
Lee Dae Yeon as Kyung Ki Do (boss)
Ko Myeong Hwan as Kim Soo Chul (colleague/friend)
Gi Ju Bong as Jung Sang Kuk (Jin Woo’s dad)
Kim Kap Su as Lee Tae Joon (Gan Joo’s dad)
Yu Hye Jeong as Yoon Mi Jung (Jin Woo’s step-mom
Lee Han Wi as Lim Dae Sik
Kim Kyu Cheol as Choi Dong Chan
You know what? I do this to my dog too. Haha
Yeah 24 episodes is a bit long but this drama is worth-watching. Highly recommended!
You can watch Resurrection with English sub online at gooddrama.net
My favorite song in this drama is 무죄 (Moo Jwe/Innocence) by Kim Tae Hoon
I couldn’t find this song anywhere in mp3 format. Please share if you know where I can download the ost.
Photos from KBS.