Korean Drama Review: Giant (자이언트 )

Well, I finally found a drama that beat Cain and Abel, and this one beat it by a long shot. Giant is a sixty-episode drama about family, revenge, and love. This was my first long drama to watch, and, at first, I was very reluctant to do so because Korean dramas don’t usually hold my attention past twenty-five episodes, but I was very glad that I decided to watch it. From the very first episode to the very last, I was hooked on this show. Everything about it was great! The acting was exceptional ( there were literally no bad actors, all were perfectly suited for their parts). The characters were awesome! They made you hate them and love them without being out of place or annoying. The music was good too. The main theme never got on my nerves no matter how much it was played. The revenge plot kept me on the edge of my seat, and the romance was (at most parts) the sort-of comic relief of the show. The family moments were heart-wrenching. The chemistry between the three actors who played the main siblings, Seongmo, Gangmo, and Miju, was simply beautiful. The ending was a bit rushed, but it still left me satisfied, not longing for anything more. Needless to say, I laughed, I cried, I got mad, and I jumped for joy throughout this whole drama. I would recommend it to anyone who likes to watch good television (not just to Asian drama lovers). If you don’t watch this, you’re definitely missing out! Ah, this drama was so great…there are so many things I could say about it , but it would take too long to say them all.

Acting: 10

Storyline/Plot: 10

Plot Development: 10

Characters: 10

Music: 9

Overall Rating out of 10: 9.8


4 thoughts on “Korean Drama Review: Giant (자이언트 )

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  2. I’m watching it now (on episode 27). I love it but it is a lot of pretty much unrelenting horribleness happening on a regular basis. Oh and I don’t agree with you about the acting, the american soliders were terrible actors.

    • Yeah, I agree. It does have a lot of crappy stuff happening to the main character and nothing seems to get better, but it’s all worth it in the end, I promise! Haha, I guess I should have clarified what I meant by no bad acting. I really just meant all the main characters and main side characters (I don’t count the white actors because they weren’t in it for very long). But honestly, I’ve seen worse non-Korean actors in other Korean dramas. I agree they weren’t the very good, but I didn’t really count them. Their part is forgettable too because it is part of the “young” arc and most of the drama happens when the siblings are all grown.

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