The South Korean President travels to a villa to enjoy his vacation. After three gunshots are fired, he disappears. His bodyguard Han Tae-Kyung (Park Yoo-Chun) then attempts to find the President.
Han Tae-Kyung (Park Yoo-Chun) works as a presidential guard. He goes to the hospital to see his father who is a high ranking government official. His father got into a car accident last night and is now in critical condition. Han Tae-Kyung only watches his father through a window for a short time before going back to work.
Meanwhile, President Lee Dong-Whi (Son Hyun-Joo) is in his third year of service as the South Korean President. He received huge support during his first year, but his approval rating has declined ever since. A special prosecutor is now investigating President Lee Dong-Whi’s finances prior to becoming the President. To cheer himself up, the President decides to make a visit to a traditional market.
During the President’s visit to the traditional market, Han Tae-Kyung’s phone keeps ringing. He feels that something might be wrong with his father. Then, a man throws white powder on the President and the bodyguards respond accordingly. After the incident, Han Tae-Kyung receives a text message that his father has passed away. Meanwhile, Han Tae-Kyung is reprimanded because the President was hit with the powder. He leaves his badge and gun behind and goes to his father’s funeral.
At the funeral, a woman talks to Han Tae-Kyung. She asks him if he has seen a white envelope among the things his father left behind. She also tells him that her father’s car accident might have been premeditated murder. She gives him her name card. Her name is Yoon Bo-Won (Park Ha-Sun) and she is a police officer.
Soon, Han Tae-Kyung hears from a dying man that “The President will die on March 5th”. As Han Tae-Kyung attempts to enter the vacation villa where the President is staying, he is blocked by soldiers because Han Tae-Kyung doesn’t have his badge. Three gun shots are then fired inside the President’s villa.
The Chronicles of Evil
Detective Squad Chief Choi (Son Hyun-Joo) is set for a promotion. He has a party with his co-workers to celebrate, but, on the way home, a crime occurs and he accidentally commits murder. Because of his promotion, he decides to cover up the crime.
The next morning, TV news reveals a body is hanging from a crane at a construction site. Choi is shocked because the body hanging is the person he killed last night. He takes charge of the murder investigation.
Raised by a single mother, Goni has grown up to be a warm and kind person.He starts gambling, purely with the intention of using the money he earns to buy his mother a new sewing machine.When his mother finds out about his new gambling habits, she’s outraged.To divert his mother’s attention, Goni plays matchmaker and introduces his mother to Dae-ho, the neighborhood photographer, in hopes that his mother would get remarried soon. (To divert his mother’s attention, Goni hooks her up with Dae-ho, the photographer at a neighborhood studio.)However, it turns out that Dae-ho was once a swindling gambler who since stopped gambling altogether. In high school, Goni befriends Agwi’s nephew Young-min, who is actually out to get Dae-ho.But when his stepfather, Dae-ho, is killed because of Young-min, Goni decides to get revenge. Because of Goni’s connection to Dae-ho, he ends up in prison where he learns the tricks and trade of gambling.Goni is forever changed. He will stop at nothing until he gets his revenge.One by one, he takes down all the top gamblers in the country, before finally coming face-to-face with Agwi. But it’s just the beginning for Goni. He’ll wage everything he has to get even with Agwi for what he did to his parents and friends.
An officer in the violent crimes division, Dae-ro is a hero in his daughter Hyun-ji’s eyes, but in fact he’s a corrupt cop, interested only in bribe money and pretty women. He is totally selfish and takes great pains to keep himself out of harm’s way, avoiding the danger inherent in his job. One day, while in pursuit of a suspect, Dae-ro faints and is taken to the hospital. There he is told that he has a brain tumor and has about three months to live at most. To provide for his daughter’s financial security, Dae-ro plots his own death that will appear accidental so that she will collect a sizable insurance premium.
My Too Perfect Sons
Song Jin Poong is the eldest of four sons and works hard to earn money to support his family. He is also a man who cannot forget his first love. His mother, Ok Hee, wants him to get married because he is already 38 years old. Ok Hee believes that her sons are great catches and any woman would be lucky enough to marry them, however, their neighbors feel differently as each son has an unique problem.
My Rosy Life
Maeng Sun-yi sacrificed her childhood and youth to taking care of her father, who started drinking heavily after her mother abandoned them when she was 10, and her two younger siblings. She even gave up her own education because she had to work hard to earn her siblings’ tuitions. She is married to a guy named Ban Sung-moon, her five years junior, and has two daughters with him. Her life continues to present her with endless hardships but she just believes that that is “happiness”. One day her husband falls in love with an attractive divorced woman and demands a divorce from Sun-yi.
Sun-yi’s younger sister, Maeng Young-yi, is a successful career woman. She dates her first love Lee Jung-do, who is now married to another woman and who broke up with her for the sake of his career in the past.
Finally, Sun-yi’s younger brother, Chul-soo, earns his doctorate degree in the United States and settles down there, completely ignoring his responsibility of taking care of his father.
Just to make things worse, Sun-yi is one day diagnosed with cancer, which to her is tantamount to a death sentence. After learning about her disease, her husband reflects on himself and shows her the genuine meaning of marital love.
Empire of Gold
Rome wasn’t built in a day. And neither was modern-day South Korea. Golden Empire chronicles the rise of a conglomerate empire from the early 90’s through the new millennium. At the eye of the storm is Jang Tae Joo (Go Soo), who goes from rags-to-riches and devotedly raises his little sister after the death of their father. He’s a conscientious, self-made man with every opportunity at his feet — until the emergence of a threatening power struggle. When Tae Joo falls for the heiress Choi Seo Yoon (Lee Yo Won), he also meets his greatest rival: Seo Yoon’s cousin Choi Min Jae (Son Hyun Joo). The nation is the golden prize, and it’s winner takes all, but when it’s a family affair, who reigns supreme? Get ready for two decades of love and war!