Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Mini Review: Poseidon



PROFILE

Title: 포세이돈 / Poseidon
Chinese Title: 海神号/波塞冬
Also Known as: Coast Guard Investigation 9 (CGI9)
Genre: Action, romance
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2011-Sep-19 to 2011-Nov-08
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55


Synopsis (no spoiler cause I didn’t even finish watching the first episode)

This drama is the story of the members life savers of the coast guard. The drama is based on the special duties of the Korean Coast Guard officers (rescues, terrorism threats, and other special missions) and also their obstacle in life and love. The drama takes its name from the Poseidon Team, a special forces unit of the Marines. Using the strong bonds of humanity as a basis, and through the challenges faced by the protagonists and their spirit of self-sacrifice, the drama movingly shows the significance of life and the stories of how people overcome obstacles in life.

Kim Sun Woo, who spent his school days as a troublemaker, decides to make a change in his life and joins the sea special attack team, which is called Poseidon. Sun Woo works as a promising commando, but he unexpectedly becomes entangled in an unsavory incident after 2 years. He is demoted and is sent to a maritime police office in Gunsan city. Sun Woo’s passion cools down and he slowly loses his vision as a maritime policeman. Then one day, Jung Ryul, who has formed a new crime investigation section in Incheon city, visits Sun Woo and asks him to join the team.

Cast

Choi Si Won as Kim Sun Woo
Lee Si Young as Lee Soo Yoon
Lee Sung Jae as Kwon Jung Ryul
Han Jung Soo as Oh Min Hyuk
Jung Woon Taek as Lee Choong Shik
Kil Yong Woo as Oh Yong Gap
Jang Dong Jik as Kang Joo Min
U Know Yunho as Kang Eun Cheul
Im Ki Hyuk (임기혁) as Kim Sang Soo
Kim Tae Hyung (김태형) as Woo Hyun Tae
Jin Hee Kyung as Hyun Hye Jung
Lee Dong Shin as Kwon Chang Bum
Choi Jung Woo as Han Sang Goon
Lee Byung Joon as Superintendent Gu
Son Jong Bum as Captain Oh
Park Sung Kwang (박성광) as Kim Dae Sung
Lee Sang Hoon (이상훈) as Lee Won Tak
Kim Joon Bae (김준배) as Jung Duk Soo
Jang Won Young as Ahn Dong Chool
Park Won Sook as Uhm Hee Sook
Choi Ran as Young Ran
Kim Soo Hyun (김수현) as Kwon Ha Na
Lee Joo Shil as Cha Myung Joo
Im Seung Dae as Kim Joo Hyung
Lee Han Sol as Chang Kil
Moon Jun Young as Cha Hyun Seung
Cha Ki Joo (차기주) as Moo Young
Jang Yong as Yoo Young Kook
Jun Mi Sun as Park Min Jung (cameo)
Kim Sun Kyung as Go Na Kyung (cameo)
Jung Ho Bin as Jung Do Young (cameo)
Jung Joo Ri (cameo)

Production Credits

Chief Producer: Kwak Ki Won
Producer: Moon Jung Kwang (문성광), Lee So Yeon
Director: Yoo Chul Yong, Oh Sang Won (오상원)
Screenwriter: Jo Kyu Won (조규원)

Trivia

This Drama was original casting by Eric Moon Jeong Hyuk, Kim Kang Woo, Kim Ok Bin, and Jeon Hye Bin, but they all left after the filming of drama was repetitively delayed since 2010, due to Bombardment of Yeonpyeong incident and bad weather.

MY THOUGHTS

I am not such a huge fan of action dramas, but just like with City Hunter, I forced myself to watch this drama. Although both dramas started boringly, I managed to survive City Hunter while Poseidon bored me to death.  I tried hard to keep my eyes fixed on the screen but I couldn’t do so no matter how many times I reminded myself that Choi Siwon is HOT lol. I couldn’t blame anyone for that because I’m pretty terrible at liking stuff related to marine. Plus I should have known that the drama wasn’t going to be great from the synopsis. Easy to say, the drama is such a flop for me (I think Choi Siwon is better in Athena, although he doesn’t act that well). As for the female lead, I didn’t find anything interesting in her. She had no impact at all on me. Easy to say, she’s so easy to forget that I don’t have to put an effort into it.

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