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Secret Love
Drama 비밀 / Secret Love
Country South Korea
Director Lee Eung-Bok, Baek Sang-Hoon
Writer Choi Ho-Chul, Yoo Bo-Ra
Transmitted 25th September to 14th November 2013
Cast Ji Sung, Hwang Jung-Eum, Bae Soo-Bin, Lee Da-Hee
Themes Revenge, love square, sacrifice, wealthy family, disability
Details 16 episodes
Links Asian Wiki Korean Drama
"Secret Love" is a highly melodramatic tale of love and revenge. Just as a budding lawyer makes the big time he kills a woman after drinking and driving. His fiancee takes the rap so he go on and be a success. Unhappily the spoilt rich brat whose girlfriend got run down makes life hell for the poor noble fiancee who has a lot of crying and suffering to do.

The literal title is "Secret" and several characters in this drama have secrets which they suffer under. The strength of the drama is how it all flows from a single point, seemingly naturally yet unexpectedly as well.

Corruption works its way through the people in the story. The lawyer is all too human and flawed despite his heroic goals, and falls like someone in a Greek tragedy. That the rich can buy justice is taken for granted. The rich brat is only redeemed by his love for a good woman.

Some great moments when the characters and film almost stop and we see a tableaux vivant. The heroine suffers nobly. The bad guy is torn by inner demons. Quite watchable.