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Giant (2010)

"Giant" covers the lives of the three siblings growing up in the 1970's and their pursuit for revenge; Lee Kang-Mo (Lee Beom-Su) is a man who carries deep sorrow, his younger sister Lee Mi-Joo (Hwang Jeong-Eum) & his older brother Lee Sung-Mo (Park Sang-Min).

Lee Kang-Mo's father died due to a friend of his father. Because of this, Kang-mo also lost his mother and had to separate from his younger sister and older brother. Kang-Mo was then raised by a man named Hwang Tae-Seob (Lee Deok-Hwa). Kang-Mo also falls in love with Hwang Tae-Seob's daughter Hwang Jung-Yeon (Park Jin-Hie). By a cruel twist of fate, it turns out Hwang Tae-Seob turns out to be the man responsible for Kang-Mo's father's death. Now Lee Kang-Mo & Hwang Jung-Yeon's relationship changes as Lee Kang-Mo becomes driven for revenge.

Lee Mi-Joo (younger sister of Lee Kang-Mo) loves Jo Min-Woo (Joo Sang-Wook). Unfortunately for Mi-Joo, Min-Woo leaves her while Mi-Joo is carrying his baby. After the birth of their baby, Mi-Joo attempts to hide her single mom status from those around her. Mi-Joo finds success in her career as a sister, eventually becoming a star. She also becomes the step-daughter for Congressman Oh Byeong Tak, who later passes away from a mysterious accident. Mi-Joo enlists the help of her brother Kang-Mo to destroy her former lover Jo Min-Woo, even though she is still in love with him.

Lee Sung-Mo (older brother Lee Kang-Mo) is an agent for the Central Intelligence Agency. He was picked for the agency by a man named Jo Pil-Yeon (Jeong Bo-Seok). At the time Lee Sung-Mo was unaware that Jo Pil-Yeon was responsible for the death of his father, but discovers this fact later. Sung-Mo is then able to connect Jo Pil-Yeon with Hwang Tae-Seob (the man that raised Lee Kang-Mo) as the two men connected with his father's death. Sung-Mo carefully details his discovery on paper. Sung-Mo dreams of exacting revenge but is then shot by Jo Min-Woo and becomes disabled. Sung-Mo then gives the information he discovered on Jo Pil-Yeon and Hwang Tae-Seob to his young bother Kang-Mo

My rating
4.8 stars from 5

KDrama Title: Giant
Genre: Period, drama, action, romance
Episodes: 60
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 10 May 2010 to 7 Dec 2010

Main Cast
Lee Bum Soo as Lee Kang Mo
Founder of Hangang construction company.
Smart brain and courageous guts, there is a charisma behind his reckless action. He has a dream to make the strongest home in the world since he has lost his mother by briquette gas poisoning.
Busan, 1970, when his mother gave birth little baby, he lost his father by some mysterious murdering case. While escaping to Seoul, his big brother was separated. Only mother, Mijoo and new born baby were left with him.
Without nursing by anybody even right after delivering new baby, his mother was suffered by high fever. He used his final pocket money to find out room for mother. That was the small and dirty room which several women share together. Little Kangmo and Mijoo started to beg money in the station. Nobody cared them.
When Mijoo started to sing, there were a few person who gave coins to them. With that coin, they brought medicine and food for mother. Mother's illness was getting more serious. Some winter day under the rain, Kangmo bought a few briquette to make mother's room warm. After asking the room owner to make the room warm, he filled his stomach with water.
When he came to mother's room after daily begging, there were police cars and ambulances. There came out dead body one by one due to the briquette gas poisoning. In the middle of them, his mother was there. At the last moment, she pushed out new baby with her last breath. So, the new born baby could be alive.
Kangmo could not do nothing but dropping tears. At that time, Kangmo decided himself that, after growing up, he would build strong house which briquette gas cannot penetrate in.

Park Jin Hee as Hwang Jung Yeon
Daughter whom Mr. Hwang Taesup brought from outdoors. She is smart at figures and capable of calculation even without paper. Cold, arrogant and bold character.
After her father fell down, she led Manho construction company together with Cho Minwo against Kangmo's Hangang construction company. But the company was taken away by Minwo afterwards. But, she succeeded to stand alone to become a mother of third financing world.
She never discouraged even under cruel treatment of her step-mother and step-brother. Instead, Saying she doesn't want to receive free meal, She started to do book-keeping of Manho construction company. Knowing she has strong character, Mr. Hwang Teasup expected her more than son, Jungsik .
While doing book-keeping, she found out that some blind money went to somewhere. Someday, Mr. Hwang Taesup accompanied her to a place where he handed money over to Mr. Cho Pilhyun. Mr. Cho worked for governmental secret agency. That was the shock to little Jungyun.
She found out the shadow of governmental power in the world of his father's business. Without support of governmental power, business is nothing like only small super-market. She started to make her ambition bigger. She decided to occupy his father's business expelling her step-brother, Jungsik.
It was something like revenge. Her real mother was discarded by her father, to say frankly, expelled by current step-mother. To compensate her mother's poor life, she must become a successor of Manho construction company. The big money even governmental authority cannot handle is the way of revenge to the world.

Park Sang Min as Lee Sung Mo
Son of Cho Pilhyun. He has smart brain and graceful outlook. He has built as a tool of his father's ambition. He, himself, hated father's style from his heart, so, he decided to catch more power than his father.
When he failed to get Jungyun's love, he met Mijoo to kill time. But, afterwards, he started to fall in love with Mijoo. At the day of back from study abroad, he felt something wrong hearing Kangmo say he love Jungyun.
As the marriage with Jungyun postpone repeatedly, he must hear blame from his father. At that time, his father, Pilhyun run for Congressman for the second time. For that, the support from Whang Taesup was seriously needed.
At the first time of running, 1978, he had failed to become a Congressman. Reason why Minwo came back even before finishing scholarship was also there. He must help his father's election after making wedding ceremony with Jungyun. But, because of Kangmo, everything was messed up.

Hwang Jung Eum as Lee Mi Joo
Younger sister of Kangmo.
Though she devoted herself to Cho Minwo, She was discarded.
Though, she was given birth to a baby of him and raised secretly.
Hiding she was unmarried mother, after several years of hard working, she became a famous celebrity and a step-daughter of Congressman Oh Byungtak.
After Mr. Oh died by mysterious car crash, she and Kangmo made Cho Minwoo collapsed, but she still love him.

Joo Sang Wook as Jo Min Woo

Lee Duk Hwa as Hwang Tae Sub

Jung Bo Suk as Jo Pil Yeon

Kim Suh Hyung as Yoo Kyung Ok
Lee Moon Shik as Park So Tae

2010 SBS Drama Awards: Top Excellence Award, Actor - Special Planning Drama (Lee Bum Soo)
2010 SBS Drama Awards: Top Excellence Award, Supporting Actor - Special Planning Drama (Lee Duk Hwa)
2010 SBS Drama Awards: Top Excellence Award - Drama
2010 SBS Drama Awards: Best Actor Award - Special Planning Drama (Jung Bo Suk)
2010 SBS Drama Awards: Best Actress Award - Special Planning Drama (Park Jin Hee)
2010 SBS Drama Awards: Best Couple Award (Joo Sang Wook and Hwang Jung Eum)
2010 SBS Drama Awards: PD Award (Park Sang Min)


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