My Thoughts: Money Flower Episodes 1-2
Cast of Characters with Nutshell Details
Kang Pil Joo (Jang Hyuk) is the top lawyer for a corporation. He is cold and cunning and the company “fixer”. Does any warmth still beat in his heart? His mother and brother were murdered when they were all tossed from a boat into a lake. Pil Joo was the sole survivor and orphaned. Pil Joo was thrown in prison instead of the rich kid that did the crime.
Na Mo Hyun (Park Se Young) is a science teacher. She is caring and kind. She wants true love. She still remembers a boy she rescued from the lake long ago.
Jang Boo Cheon (Jang Seung Jo) is the grandson that wants to be the next CEO but falls short when compared to his rival cousin. He’s initially appalled when Pil Joo proposes he marry Mo Hyun. But when his grandfather assigns him a dead end position in another country, he agrees.
Jung Mal Ran (Lee Mi Sook) wants her son (Boo Cheon) to become the next CEO. When Pil Joo offers plan to edge out the rival, she jumps on it. She goes to Mo Hyun’s father and offers to help him rise from the political ashes if their children marry. Other terms and conditions apply.
Jang Kook Hwan (Lee Soon Jae) is the elderly CEO whose dream is a new high-rise tower as a monument to himself. When Pil Joo offers a plan to get the elusive permits through the political cache generated when Boo Cheon and Mo Hyun marry, he agrees to rescind his banishment of Boo Cheon.
* Pil Joo arranges a “accidental” meeting between Mo Hyun and Boo Cheon who makes a favorable first impression.
* Mo Hyun dreams of the young man she saved. She doesn’t know he’s changed his name to Pil Joo. When Pil Joo realizes she longs for the long-ago version of him that doesn’t exist anymore, he’s stirred.
* Mo Hyun’s father agrees to the plan Mal Ran offers. He feels guilty for selling out his sweet daughter for political power. How long until the deal is revealed?
* Mal Ran is revealed to be the person that ordered Pil Joo, his mother, and his brother murdered. Does Pil Joo know this? Does he realize that she plans to dump him, once he secures her son the power and position she believes is his due?
I’m intrigued. Thanks to Drama Fan (blog is stuckonhyuk) for the heads up on this series. I hang my head that I didn’t recap this series from the start but I was clueless about it. I don’t know how that happened. I may be behind the power curve on this series, but you know that offers me…binge watching!
Pil Joo (Jang Hyuk) is cool, calculating and is the man with a plan. I’m drawn to this hard guy with the twisted loyalties and tragic past that leads back to the family he toils for. Jang Hyuk looks marvelous!!! His hair, his clothes, his skin. He looks divine, better than I’ve seen him in a while. We need the name of his esthetician stat!
One song from the OST has been released which begs the question if this will be a single song OST? Checkout “My Way” by Isu of M.C. the Max