Yacha / 야차**** (2010)
OCN Drama / 12 episodes
Director: Kim Hong Seon (김홍선)
Screenwriters: Gu Dong Hoi (구동회), Jeong Hyeong Su (정형수)
Cast: Jo Dong Hyeok (조동혁), Seo Do Yeong (서도영), Jeon Hye Bin (전혜빈), Son Byeong Ho (손병호), Seo Tae Hwa (서태화), Pak Weon Sang (박원상), Seo Yeong (서영), Kim Min Gi (김민기), Arnold Hong (아놀드 홍), Han Tae In (한태인), Jo Su Hyeon (조수현), Ryu Seong Hun (류성훈), Jang Yun Seo (장윤서), Jang Tae Hun (장태훈), Kim Ji Min (김지민), Yi Chang Ju (이창주)
The 2 brothers, Baek Rok and Baek Gyeol and their beautiful friend Jeong Yeon are inseparable. As the brothers develop feelings for the same girl, Jeong Yeon falls for Baek Rok. As he doesn’t want to see is younger brother suffer, Baek Rok denies his love for Baek Gyeol and leave to only find out years later that out of greed, Baek Gyeol abandoned Jeon Yeon who became a gisaeng and seeks revenge. On his side, Baek Reok has become the head of the Black Cloud Swords, a secret military group working for the King.
WARNING: This drama is adult oriented. If you are too sensitive to watch bloody or sexual scenes, DO NOT WATCH.
The story is good but I find Baek Rok reasons to leave his love to his brother in the first place a little too weak. Plus, this drama would have been much better without all those gory fight scenes. The director must be a manga fan. I don’t particularly enjoy seeing arms, legs and heads flying around with huge splashes of blood but very nice fight choreography, very good photography. There is a lot of suspense and the lighting and make up are nice too. Overall, it’s a pretty good drama so I give 4 stars.