What is "Incarnation of Money" about??
The story is about Lee Cha Don/Lee Kang Seok played by Kang Ji Hwan, in his quest to prevail justice in a corrupted society. Sound boring? well not quite actually. His agenda initially was to get revenge on this Traitagon (traitor+pentagon i.e. 5 of them) who killed his super rich dad, put the murder blame on his mum, stole his inheritance and even tried to kill him.
So that is basically the setting. Why is this show awesome?
1) The characters.
The hero - Kang Ji Hwan played the character really well. Our hero is super smart and super badass. And the length he went through to get his revenge was just extraordinary. From being hit by a car, to brain damage/amnesia to being the last empress of joseon, to being admitted into hell hole psychiatry ward and to being incarcerated for the murder he did not commit. It was crazy.
Traitagon - The head was Ji Se Kwang. A very cunning and manipulative guy wearing the mask of righteous prosecutor. He was one scary monster.
Lee Cha Don Vs Ji Se Kwang head to head was really interesting and very moving. Both were very smart guy, always think like the other person to get the upper hand. And the definition of justice in their dictionary was totally different from one to another.
I feel like their interaction reminded me of Lee Kang To Vs Shun Ji (In bridal Mask) and City Hunter vs Prosecutor (in city hunter).
2) The story and plot and background. A revenge story. Corrupted politicians, prosecutors. Dirty money. ethics? morale? *YAWN* but the execution of the plot was really nice. It moves dramatically and you get the suspense without feeling too bored.
3) Antic and goofy humor. It wasn’t really a serious show totally, they included comedic elements all along which can be ridiculous at times, but i find it enjoyable and laughable.
4) Park Ji Bin. He is the teen actor who played Lee Kang Seok when he was young. He is cute and awesome.
So if you like revenge story and cat and mouse game between hero and bad guys like in City Hunter or Bridal Mask, you’ll like incarnation of Money. Give it a go and let me know what you think.
It was a great story.potray a different plot from many dramas i hv watched.thumbs up !