Yesterday was a special day for this blog because… (*drum roll*) the number of total hits crossed 500,000. That’s half a million!
To commemorate this milestone, Thundie’s Prattle is giving away two English-subtitled DVD sets of Story of a Man. This drama was many people’s choice for Best Drama of 2009 and I’m not surprised, having recently watched nine episodes (out of twenty) and finding myself thoroughly gripped by the writing and acting. Although the premise of the story is revenge against a psychopathic antagonist (played brilliantly by Kim Kang-woo), the drama is imbued with a familial tenderness that I find touching and affecting. A man (Park Yong-ha in his last drama before his untimely passing this year) vows to avenge the death of his brother (Ahn Nae-sang) but must descend, figuratively, into the pits of hell before he is able to map out a foolproof revenge plan. His opponent, meanwhile, is fighting his own inner demons, even as he presents a seemingly impenetrable and invincible front to the world. Caught between them is a woman (Park Shi-yeon) who loves both men.
Are you piqued? Would you like to win one of the two sets? Here’s how.
Take any male character from any kdrama and tell us his story, in one line or ten, in verse or prose, whichever way you like, however long you like. You decide the form and the length.
To win, you must be able to move my two guest judges. Move them to tears or peals of laughter, move them to silence or shrieks of disbelief, move them to run out and grab the kdrama that you’re writing about… It’s all about the moving, dear readers.
Your entry should have the following title:
Story of a Man – name of male character (name of kdrama)
Example: Story of a Man – Lee Sun-joon (Sungkyunkwan Scandal)
The contest will close on October 11, 2010. Happy writing! And thank you for supporting this little blog!
Psst… please do not reveal major spoilers in your story. Especially do not reveal the ending spoiler of Story of a Man which I plan to finish soon!