Mask (2015) 假面
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Melodrama
Enjoyment: 9/10 Pace: 9/10 No. of times I watched it: 2
Plot: A melodrama about people who live wearing ‘masks’ to hide their true identities. Byun Ji Sook (Soo Ae) has always had a hard life with her father constantly going into debt. She desperately wants to know what life is like if she didn’t have to worry about money all the time. Due to a series of circumstances, she assumes Eun Ha’s identity and begins to live her elite life. She marries Min Woo (Joo Ji Hoon), a chaebol heir who is mistrusting of the people around him. Min Woo soon becomes drawn to her sincerity and her feelings of love and sympathy. How long can Ji Sook keep up the charade and hide her true identity?
Zoom into characters: Ji Sook lives a tough life and works as a shop assistant at a department store. After getting into an accident with the loan sharks, she becomes involved in Suk Hoon’s conspiracy. Suk Hoon wants her to replace the brain-dead Eun Ha who resembles Ji Sook. In order to take revenge for his destroyed family, Suk Hoon aims to use his wife, Mi Yun, and get rid of Min Woo to take over the company and let the family live in tragedy. Min Woo with OCD and hallucinations marries Eun Ha (Ji Sook) to establish more power in the company and eventually plans to inherit his father’s company. He feels remorseful towards Eun Ha as he thought that he made Eun Ha drown. What he does not know is that his wife is being switched and his psychological illness is made worse by Suk Hoon.
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