Money Flower Episodes 1-2

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?

My Thoughts

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

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17 comments on “Money Flower Episodes 1-2
  1. Drama Fan says:

    Yayyyy you started! 🎉

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  2. Kay says:

    Glad to see you covering this one 🙂 I definitely knew about the series since Jang Hyuk was in it. But I originally passed on it because I thought it would be a long weekend drama. Then I heard it was 24 eps, but still wasn’t sold. But now all I hear is how amazing it is so I’ve decided I must give it a look 🙂

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  3. Beez says:

    I love your description of Kang Pil joo. You summed him up just from the introductory episodes.

    For those who just started watching, hang in there…Hyukie begins to do his thing – the acting thing, where everything is so subtle but in his eyes and ever so slight facial muscles it should be required lessons for anyone who wants to act.

    kjt – I did email you before this show started suggesting Money Flower but I stated “no pressure, only suggesting” so I thought you didn’t answer because you took me at my word of “no pressure”.

    But now that I think about it, both you and JT did not respond to my left couple of emails. I’ve begin to think I’m person non-gratis. 🤔😔

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  4. Jane Tilly says:

    What change to have Park Se Young be a nice person after her character in “Beautiful Mind” was out to destroy Jang Hyuk’s character.

    Pil Joo is as cool 🌬 as a cucumber as he takes his time calculating his next move in seeking revenge for the deaths of family members. He is definitely from the school of “Revenge is Best Served Cold”. The question is: will Pil Joo be going for control of of CEO Jang’s company as I gathered Pil Joo is CEO Jang’s oldest grandson (Pil Joo and his brother being the ‘secret’ sons of Boo Cheon’s father, hence the reason Mal Ran ordered them 🚣 drowned) or is Pil Joo angry enough to bring about total destruction of the company?

    It seems Pil Joo has feelings it at least concern for Mo Hyun based on him looking out for her when she went home drunk. It will be interesting to see how far he ends up using her … Will she fall for Pil Joo?

    Somehow I can’t see a happy ending for this drama, but looks like a thrill 🎢 ride!

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    • What change to have Park Se Young be a nice person after her character in “Beautiful Mind” was out to destroy Jang Hyuk’s character
      Good point. Her hair is better.

      will Pil Joo be going for control of of CEO Jang’s company as I gathered Pil Joo is CEO Jang’s oldest grandson (Pil Joo and his brother being the ‘secret’ sons of Boo Cheon’s father, hence the reason Mal Ran ordered them 🚣 drowned) or is Pil Joo angry enough to bring about total destruction of the company?
      That is a crucial question.

      Somehow I can’t see a happy ending for this drama, but looks like a thrill 🎢 ride!
      I have my doubts too but like you, I’ll ride this one for every twist and turn it offers!

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    • Beez says:

      I don’t think Pill joo & baby bro were secret (that was part of the problem) because their dad made sure they had the family named of Jang.

      The fact that their dad legally acknowledged them is why Greedy Hand Mal ran had them killed as they were possible competitive heirs by law to BooBoo.

      Can I rant for a second? I don’t see how Pil joo’s dad was this great man the characters keep talking about other than acknowledging his kids. He either was married to Greedy Hand Mal ran and cheating and got his mistress knocked up before Greedy Hand got pregnant with BooBoo or he was already in love with Pil joo’s mom but betrayed her for one of those corporate merger marriages. Either way…he sucks.

      I’m speculating my own thought rants because, although I’m ahead in the episodes, this has not been covered yet.

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      • I don’t see how Pil joo’s dad was this great man the characters keep talking about other than acknowledging his kids. He either was married to Greedy Hand Mal ran and cheating and got his mistress knocked up before Greedy Hand got pregnant with BooBoo or he was already in love with Pil joo’s mom but betrayed her for one of those corporate merger marriages. Either way…he sucks
        He followed his passions and let his second family suffer the consequences of Mal Ran’s wrath.

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    • Beez says:

      About that “revenge is best served cold” – in these Kdramas I’m always wondering – do Koreans think everybody will live to be 125 years old? They take so lonnnnnng sometimes to get revenge until I’m like “what’s the point? ”

      Look at Pil joo’s age at the time his brother died and how old he is now and good grief! Not to mention how old grand pa is. Mal ran has enjoyed the high life for the last 25-30 years. So what if she hits a rough patch caused by Kil poo’s revenge? She’ll probably still have plenty of money. Sure she’ll be mad at not being able to accumulate more, but dang, she’s had a good run, don’t you think?

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