More hijinks ensue between the trainees as they go deeper into their training and become more involved with the complicated world of Dodo Group while their respective backstories get more detailed, especially Sung-ae’s background. Although things happening to them are in smaller scale compared to the matters involving the big shots, we get to have an early taste of what will happen when they get into the real world that will probably be dirtier than the present, as seen from the seniors’ doings. With each and everyone of them having hidden agendas, who will emerge as the ultimate winner in this round?
The hour passes by even faster now that the younger characters have grown up and join the game with higher chance of winning, but also with more rivals present. More characters are introduced in this episode, which is fair considering that we are still in the beginning of the drama, but that does not mean the plot of Monster is slowing down. Not at all. The leads are just getting started but it does feel that they are slowly entering the dark world that is Dodo Group.
Everything and everyone associated with Gook-chul literally falls apart at the speed of light in this hour thanks to the efficient and cunning Byun Il-jae, who emerges as the winner with the medical center as his prize. This is just the beginning for Gook-chul’s misery after the death of his parents, and life is not going easy on him at all. Maybe he can learn a thing or two for the future, preparing himself for the big bad showdown against his enemies who are growing in numbers.
Almost two years after Empress Ki, writers Jang Young-chul and Jung Kyung-soon are back with another grand project that is a 50-episode drama. Monster (previously titled Tyrant) premiered yesterday on MBC, going head-to-head with the premiere of Neighbourhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho on KBS2 and Jackpot on SBS, and the first episode retains the same feel as the duo’s previous works: dramatic with fast-paced plot. I love what I have seen so far, and I trust for it to only get better from this point.
Three months passed by and we’re already at the end of the journey that actually spanned more than 15 years, getting to know how money is a dangerous thing to begin with. Money can make some people turn a blind eye to the sight of a nearly dead person but at the same time, money can bring two different people together. Well…it can be regarded as the root of all evil, but if it’s used in the right way, money can bring smile and happiness.