Two of South Korea’s most popular actors paired up for a Korean drama series that will surely bring excitement to K-drama fans. The title of their upcoming drama series is Money Game which is aired on tvN every Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning January 15, .
Money Game revolves about the story of an IMF crisis. A group of individuals will try to turn the situation around while trying to fight the corruption in a financial institution that Korean government shares in.
In the story, Go Soo’s character Chae Yi Heon is a government official and son of one of Korea’s best economists.
He is the head chief in the Economic Policy Bureau. Came Yi-Heun always does his best be an economic bureaucrat. Although he is a son of the best economist, he tries so hard to hide his father’s identity.
The main reason for this is that he wants to be acknowledged for his own abilities and not just because he is his father’s son.
The Talented Actors of Money Game
Go Soo plays the male lead character named Chae Yi Heon. Go Soo is a talented actor and model who was born in Choong Nam Non San, South Korea. The 41-year old actor made his acting debut in 2000 when he became part of the TV show Say It With Your Eyes and Mothers and Sisters.
During the same year, he won Best New Actor Award for his performance in Mothers and Sisters. He also became part of several films and drama series including Piano in 2001 where he won Best New Actor Award, My Fair Lady in 2003 and Heart Surgeons in 2008.
Go Soo won two awards for his performance in Age of Innocence in 2002 including Best New Actor Award and Top Ten Stars Award.
Go Soo is not only a good actor and model. He is also good at playing several sports including taekwondo. He finished his college degree in Sangmyung University where he took up a major in Cinema.
Shim Eun-Kyung plays the female lead character named Lee Hye-Joon. Lee Hye-Jon works at the International Finance Bureau of the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
She was only an infant when the Korean Financial Crisis strikes but her family struggled a lot during that time. Since then, she dreamed of fighting the financial crisis whatever it takes. She also dreams of having her now building.
Lee Hye-Jun,although new to the workforce is passionate about her craft. She is a woman who came from a humble family but willing to get a job in order for her to battle against the big Wall Street. Will she finally be able to achieve what she wants?
Shim Eun-Kyung who plays the role of Lee Hye-Joon is a versatile and talented actress in Korea. The 25-year old female star first appeared on television in 2003 when she became part of the TV show Dae Jang Geum. Since then, her acting career blossomed and made took her to stardom.
She appeared in several movies including Train to Busan in 2016 and Miss granny in 2015. Shim Eun-Kyung’s performance in Miss Granny gained her Best Actress awards for several award-giving bodies.
Aside from acting, Shim Eun-Kyung loves to sing and she also knows the sport teakwood. She finished her degree at the Cheongsam Middle School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US.
Another great character in the storyline is Heo Jae. The role is played by the brilliant actor Lee Sung-Min. Eh Jae is an ambitious chairman of the Financial Services Commission.
During the 1997 Korean Financial Crisis, Heo Jae experienced first hand how it felt like to be in the situation. He believes that in order to have a real structural change in Korea’s economic status, he needs to break the system.
if for instance, when one of government owned banks goes into the verge of bankruptcy, Lee Sung-Min sees this an as opportunity instead of others thinking of it as a crisis. He promised himself that he will do anything just to reach his goal.
The brilliant actor Lee Sung Min is no stranger to drama series. The 51-year old who was born in Bonghwa, North Gyeongsang is a multi-awarded actor. Some of his awards include Best New Actor in 1992, Male Acting Award in 2012, Best Actor in TV in 2015 and Best Actor in 2016.
Lee Sung Min also received best Actor in Film Award in the  55th Baeksang Arts Awards for his performance in The Spy Gone North. He also starred in the movie Black money  as Public Prosecutor General . Lee Sung Min is a graduate of Hotel and Tourism at the Taegu Science College.
Aside from the three main protagonists, other supporting cast also joins the upcoming drama series. These include Yoo Tae Oh as Yoo Jin Hyun, Jung Dong Hwan as Chae Byung Hak, Choi Woong as Han Sang Min and Jo Jae Ryong as Jo Hee Bong.
Other casts of Money Game include Choi Byung Mo as Na Joon Pyo, Choi Duk Moon as Kook Kyung Min, Oh Ryoong as park Soo Jong, Bang Eun Hee as Lee Man Ok and Kim Jung Pal as Jin Soo Ho. Mi Ram as Jin Ma Ri, Kim Seung Wook as Kang Won Hee and Song Jae Ryoong as Kang nam Jin also joins the cast of Money Game.
Will these individuals be able to achieve what they want? Will they finally be able to prevent another financial crisis while fighting corruption? How will these affect the economic status and the people in Korea? This is what viewers and audiences should need to watch out for.
Money Game is an official drama series produced by Studio Dragon, JS Pictures. It is directed by the talented director Kim Sang Ho, whose famous works include Spring Turns Into Spring and A Man and A Woman.
The screenwriter of the upcoming drama series is Lee Young Mi. Some of Lee Young Mi’s recent works include the movie Secrets, Objects.
Money Game is set to air on tvN beginning January 15th until March 5th. Its air time schedule is every Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:30. The drama series is expected to have 16 episodes.