Harvest Villa / 위기일발 풍년빌라****½ (2010)
TVN Drama / 20 episodes
Director: Jo Hyeon Tak (조현탁)
Screenwriters: Jang Hang Jun (장항준), Kim Eun Hee (김은희)
Cast: Shin Ha Gyun (신하균), Yi Bo Yeong (이보영), Baek Yun Shik (백윤식), Kang Byeol (강별), Go Su Hee (고수희), Jeong Kyeong Ho (정경호), Park Hyo Jun (박효준)
One day, Bok Gyu, a not so successful actor, inherits his father’s villa. When he comes to take possession of the villa, he meets his suspicious tenants and finds out about a rumor circulating in the building: his father left somewhere in the villa a fortune in gold…
This drama delivers a very different taste compared to other dramas. It’s a bit comedic and somewhat tragic with a slightly offbeat humor but still it keeps its thriller/mystery characteristics. Great cast and Shin Ha Gyun is an excellent actor. Nice story line and the Gregorian chants and the Jewish music give a really different atmosphere. At times, this drama makes me think a bit of Pulp Fiction. It definitely has this Tarantino flavor… Strongly recommended… 강추!