30 January 2010

인연 만들기 Creating Destiny

Title: 인연 만들기 Inyeon Mandeulgi 
English Title:
  • Creating Destiny
  • Making Fate
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean
Year: 2009
Episode: 31
  • 김유진 Kim Yoo Jin
  • 기태영 Ki Tae Young
  • 정석원 Jung Suk Won
  • 류상욱 Ryu Sang Wook
  • 강별 Kang Byul
  • 이성민 Lee Sung Min

Han Sang Eun emigrated to Australia with her family at a young age. Years later, she has completed her law studies in the United States and plans to marry her American boyfriend. Her dad, however, is strongly opposed to their union and has set his heart on her marrying Kim Yeo Joon, the son of his best friend.

Sang Eun's dad sends her to Korea to meet Yeo Joon and his family for one year and if Sang Eun does as he wishes and the arranged marriage doesn't work out, he will consider Sang Eun marrying her foreigner boyfriend.

Kim Yeo Joon is an accomplished doctor who has a very brisque personality. His family becomes worried when some rumors go around that he is gay so they arrange his marriage with Han Sang Eun, the daughter of his dad's best friend.

Sang Eun and Yeo Joon did not like each other when they first met and continued to fight whenever they are together. However, they later decide to pretend to date each other in order to get their families off their backs about getting married to each other.

Creating Destiny is longer than the typical Korean drama with 31 episodes, and I'm not exactly sure the length was worth it considering that there was a lot of plot points and characters that the drama could have done without.

One of the main issues the drama tackled is the issue of adoption. The Kim family was very enthusiastic about welcoming Han Sang Eun as part of their family but they immediately change their mind when they find out that Sang Eun is actually adopted. Members of the Kim family have various reasons for their disapproval but Kim Yeo Joon's mother objects because of Sang Eun's birth mother and birth father.

Well, actually, Yeo Joon's mother is quite a tricky character to begin with. She was the only one who doesn't warm up to Sang Eun right from the start and it's not very clear why she doesn't like Sang Eun. It seemed that the character was purposely set up as someone who would be against the relationship between Yeo Joon and Sang Eun all throughout the drama.

인연 만들기 Creating Destiny