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Damo, a historical kdrama set in Chosun era, revolves are three characters who are pigeon-holed by society. They each want society to change to offer them choices in the paths their lives can take. Chae-Ok is a damo (servant) for the police and a woman police investigator. Hwangbo Yoon, the police captain, is her childhood friend/protector and facilitates her investigator role. When the police are assigned to investigate a counterfeit coin case, Chae-Ok volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate a gang of rebels. During this assignment she meets Jang Sung-baek, the rebel leader, who dreams of a society that is not ruled by class but equally by all the people. Now their lives become intertwined as they each reach for their individual destinies.Written by
Excellent drama, if you look past some over-acting.
Damo is an excellent, well paced Korean drama set in ancient Korea. It has a great cast (some character roles are comically intense), over the top (if somewhat low budget) special effects, and plenty of emotion if you let the drama suck you into its world. The story is surprisingly violent in some scenes, so watching it with young children might not be advised. Also it should be noted that doing some research into ancient Korean culture might aid in explaining some of the cultural trends and rules present, as the drama might not always explain itself, however this doesn't detract from the story. It is not nearly as long as some of the dramas out there, so it can be finished in a reasonable amount of time, or you can cram it into an all night session if you can't get enough.
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