• 22 May - 28 May, 2021
  • Mag The Weekly

Mine, a new Korean drama on Netflix, revolves around the family that owns Hyowon Group, a powerful real estate development firm led by Chairman Han (Jung Dong-hwan). But the story really concentrates on two of Han’s daughters-in-law, their involvement in the family business. In Cadenza, the sprawling main house of Hyowon Mansion, Jeong Seo-hyeon (Kim Seo-hyung), the first daughter-in-law of Han, lives with her less-than-ambitious husband, oldest son Han Jin-ho (Park Hyuk-kwon). In the annex, lives second daughter-in-law Seo Hee-soo (Lee Bo-young), a former actress, with her husband Han Ji-yong (Lee Hyun-wook) and her young stepson Ha-joon (Jung Hyun-joon). Two women apply for jobs at the mansion, responding to an ad for a tutor for Ha-joon: Kim Yoo-yeon (Jung Yi-seo), an orphan with good intentions, and Kang Ja-kyung (Ja-yeon). Ja-kyung eventually gets the job, especially when Jin-ho eyeballs the young woman during her interview with Seo-hyeon. The first episode certainly has the high-gloss look and feel of a Netflix drama; the interiors of Cadenza, for instance, are spectacular in scope and look as opulent as it’s meant to be. The acting is also of a notch better quality than most of the licensed K-dramas that the streamer has released.

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