Hyena / 하이에나**** (2006)
TVN Drama / 16 episodes
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Screenwriters: Choi Wan Gyu (최완규), Yi Seong Eun (이성은)
Director: Jo Su Weon (조수원)
Main Cast: So Yi Hyeon (소이현), Kim Min Jong (김민종), Yun Da Hun (윤다훈), Oh Man Seok (오만석), Shin Seong Rok (신성록), Oh Su Min (오수민)
We follow the life of four friends: Kim Cheol Su, a bad luck TV PD, rich and messy Choi Jin Beom, Choi Jin Sang, a soft porn novelist and chef Yi Seok Jin. Yi Jeong Yeon, who just got back from the States to get married to a man her parents chose for her, decides to enjoy her last hours as a single woman. At the club, drunk, she bumps into Cheol Su who also wants to enjoy his final hours as a single man. They end up sharing the same room. The next morning, Jeong Yeon rushes out and arrives in time at her wedding while Cheol Su is late. The coincidence is they get married at the same wedding hall. When Cheol Su arrives at his wedding in a poor state, the bride walks off and being beaten by the bride’s family, his friends help him escape the situation. At this moment, Jeong Yeon recognizes her first love Seok Jin and walks off on her own wedding, planning to get Seok Jin back.
This drama is quite different from main stream drama and a lot of people might not know it, actually. This is a more adult oriented drama, kind of a male version of ‘Sex N The City’. Very interesting. I believe it is the one of the most daring drama I’ve seen so far . Nice comedic situations and hilarious moments (like the toilet scenes). Yi Hyeon (Gloria, Who Are You?, Heartstrings) is a very good and funny actress, I love her!^^. The cast and the story overall is good. Yun Da Hun is hilarious here. This drama deals with dating, separation, seduction, homosexuality, single moms, etc… The story line is quite realistic up to some extent although I keep thinking something is missing. I don’t know what… Anyways, because it is so different from your average korean drama, I think it’s definitely worth a watch…