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"Kwon Sang Woo vs Jo In Sung vs Kang Ji Hwan" The Similarities

By Staff Writer | Mar 06, 2013 02:12 PM EST

"Kwon Sang Woo vs Jo In Sung vs Kang Ji Hwan" The Similiarities
(Photo : SBS) "Kwon Sang Woo vs Jo In Sung vs Kang Ji Hwan" The Similiarities
 "Kwon Sang Woo vs Jo In Sung vs Kang Ji Hwan" The Similarities
(Photo : SBS) "Kwon Sang Woo vs Jo In Sung vs Kang Ji Hwan" The Similarities
"Kwon Sang Woo vs Jo In Sung vs Kang Ji Hwan" The Similiarities
(Photo : SBS) "Kwon Sang Woo vs Jo In Sung vs Kang Ji Hwan" The Similiarities

In a few of the hottest SBS dramas of the season, three men appear to stand out the most. After a careful observation, it was clear that the characters these three men play share a distinct characteristic. Whether the characters from the drama planned it or not, their identities or the lack of a clear identity was a significant aspect of the story. The theme was consistent in all three characters; changed identity. So, why is it that there are so many secrets to their identities?

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First, we'll take a look at the SBS drama "Yawang."

"Yawang" is aired every Monday and Tuesday nights. In this drama, Kwon Sang Woo plays the role of Ha Ryoo who is determined to take revenge. In his case, he purposely tries hard to keep his real identity a secret. His ex-girlfriend Joo Da Hae (Soo Ae) leaves him, then his beloved daughter passes away, leaving him angry and desperate for revenge. Later on, Joo Da Hae breaks Ha Ryoo's heart once again when she kills his older brother.

However, "Yawang" doesn't simply contain the question of his identity. The main reason for the confusion in his identity is clear: Ha Ryoo is looking to revenge Joo Da Hae. In the 14th episode, Ha Ryoo exposes his true identity to Joo Da Hae, making her more and more nervous.

One thing that stands out from "Yawang" is the diverse assistants that take care of all the dirty work. Yang Taek Bae (Kwon Hyun Sang) and Hong Ahn Shim (Lee Il Hwa), who have known Ha Ryoo's story from the beginning are aiding him in his revenge, not to mention Um Sam Do (Sung Ji Roo), who Hong Ahn Shim met in prison. In addition, Baek Do Kyung (Kim Sung Ryung) begins to develop romantic feelings for Ha Ryoo and decides to help, as well as the fiance of Ha Ryoo's dead older brother Suk Soo Jung (Ko Joon Hee).

Second, "That Winter, The Wind Blows"

In order for the main character, Oh Soo (Jo In Sung), to save his life, he had to become another person. With a $7.8 million debt, he has to run away from Jo Moo Cheol (Kim Tae Woo), who plans to kill him if he doesn't repay him soon. Oh Soo needs to come up with the money within 100 days. In order to do so, he steals the identity of another man named Oh Soo (Lee Jae Woo) who died from a car accident.

The orphan who was abandoned under a tree suddenly wakes up as the man who is in line to take over a major corporation. Oh Soo had been living without any specific goals in life but when he meets Oh Young (Song Hye Kyo), everything begins to change.

Last, "Incarnation of Money"

The weekend drama "Incarnation of Money" also has a character who leads a double life. An interesting aspect of this drama is that only viewers know the truth about Lee Cha Don's real identity.

Unlike the first two examples, Lee Cha Don was forced into this situation where he, himself, does not know about his true identity. If the first two dramas featured the main characters trying to hide their characters, then later being exposed; this character will be the opposite. "Incarnation of Money" features Lee Cha Don on a journey to find his real identity.

The twist in this story is that it is not the first time he was confused about his own identity. There will be a lot of times when he will unintentionally become another person. Time will only tell what he will finally come to realize.

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