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Bloody Monday

Bloody Monday

Details

  • Title: ブラッディ・マンデイ
  • Title (English): Bloody Monday
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Genre: Action, suspense
  • Broadcast network: TBS
  • Air time: Saturday 20:00

Season 1

  • Episodes: 11
  • Viewership ratings: 11.4 (Kanto)
  • Broadcast period: 2008-Oct-11 to 2008-Dec-20
  • Theme song: Over the rain ~Hikari no Hashi~ by flumpool

Synopsis

After a biological terrorist attack kills off the population of a Russian town; Japan’s Public Safety Special Third unit, code name THIRD-i, believes that the terrorist organization responsible plans to unleash the same virus known as Bloody X into Tokyo. Subsequently, THIRD-i recruits the help of genius hacker Takagi Fujimaru to find out what happened in the Russia. However, as Fujimaru becomes involved, he soon finds out that he is in over his head and that the terrorist groups influence reaches not only his school but even the police. Fujimaru must now rely on his skill as a hacker to unravel the organizations sinister plot and find out the truth behind “Bloody Monday.”

Cast

Newspaper Club

THIRD-i

Terrorists

Officials and Police

Others

Season 2

  • Episodes: 9
  • Broadcast period: 2010-Jan-23 to 2010-Mar-20
  • Theme song: Zanzo by flumpool

Synopsis

Whereas the first series dealt with a deadly Russian weapons-grade virus, the new season is set two years later when an aircraft bearing a new kind of nuclear weapon threatens Tokyo.

Cast

THIRD-i

Terrorists

Officials and Police

Others

20th Century Boys The Last Chapter (2009)

20th Century Boys

AKA : 20th Century Boys 3: Redemption (USA TITLE)
Year : 2009
Runtime : 156 Min
Country : Japan
Genre : Action| Adventure | Drama
Director : Yukihiko Tsutsumi
Cast : Toshiaki Karasawa, Etsushi Toyokawa, Airi Taira, Takako Tokiwa, Hitomi Kuroki, Teruyuki Kagawa, Hiroyuki Miyasako

Synopsis :

The year is 2017 and three years since Friend has governed the world with his Friendship Democratic Party. A destructive virus has hit Tokyo and the government builds a gigantic wall to quarantine the city. Friend makes the revelation that on August 12th at 12:00 the human race will be destroyed by aliens. The only people who will survive are true believers of Friend …

The resistance continues their battle against the Friendship government. Ocho (Etsushi Toyokawa) discovers Kanna (Airi Taira) has separated from Yoshitsune (Teruyuki Kagawa) & his resistance group. Kanna plans to start a more radical resistance group that will arm themselves heavily. Meanwhile, Kenji (Toshiaki Karasawa) enters the divided city of Tokyo

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Cain and Abel

Cain and Abel

Details

  • Title: 카인과 아벨 / Cain and Abel
  • Previously known as: 닥터 스톱 / Dr. Stop
  • Genre: Romance, action
  • Episodes: 20
  • Broadcast network: SBS
  • Broadcast period: 2009-Feb-18 to 2009-Apr-23
  • Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55

Synopsis

Based on the biblical story of Adam and Eve’s first two sons, Cain and Abel is about Cain’s jealousy towards his brother Abel. Lee Cho In is a very gifted doctor who has everything that he wants whereas his older brother, Seon Woo, is jealous of all the attention that Cho In receives. Seon Woo blames his brother for taking everything good in his life away from him. Seon Woo blames Cho In for getting their father’s love, getting more recognition as a doctor, and for stealing the woman he loves.

Cast

Recognitions

  • 2009 SBS Drama Awards: Male Top Excellence Award (So Ji Sub)
  • 2009 SBS Drama Awards: Best Supporting Actor – Special Drama (Baek Seung Hyun)

Story of a Man / A Man’s Story

Story of a Man

Details

  • Title: 남자이야기 / Namja-I-Yaki
  • Also known as : Story of a Man / Guys Talk / The Slingshot
  • Genre: Action, romance
  • Episodes: 20
  • Broadcast network: KBS2
  • Broadcast period: 2009-Apr-06 to 2009-Jun-09
  • Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55

Synopsis

Kim Shin’s brother committed suicide after his dumpling factory was ruined by false accusation engineered by Chae Do Woo (the head of a big conglemerate).He went to jail on charges of attempted murder when he hotheadedly confronted the TV reporter to set the record straight.His girlfriend Seo Kyung Ah tried to help him pay off the debt but ended up marrying Chae Do Woo. Chae Do Woo’s sister, Eun Soo, tried to make amends for her family’s misdeed and provided hope to Kim Shin’s life.

Cast

Recognitions

  • 2009 Seoul International Drama Awards: Best Drama Series

Swallow the Sun

Swallow of The Sun

Details

  • Title: 태양을 삼켜라 / Taeyangeul Ssamkyeora
  • Also known as: Swallow the Sun / All In 2
  • Previously known as: 히든 / Hidden, 꾼들의 나라 / The Land of Professionals
  • Genre: Romance, action
  • Episodes: 25
  • Broadcast network: SBS
  • Broadcast period: 2009-Jul-09 to 2009-Oct-01
  • Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55
  • Related TV Series: All In

Synopsis

This novel-based story revolves mainly around four people who are drawn to Seogwipo, Jeju for a project. Kim Jung Woo and Lee Soo Hyun first met when they were children but lost track of each other for numerous years. Years later when Jung Woo meets Soo Hyun, he falls in love with her but his feelings are not reciprocated. Soo Hyun doesn’t realize until much later that she’s drawn to Jung Woo as well.

Cast

IRIS

Iris

Details

  • Title: 아이리스 / IRIS
  • Previously known as: 쉬리 / Shiri
  • Genre: Action, mystery, thriller, romance
  • Episodes: 20
  • Broadcast network: KBS2
  • Broadcast period: 2009-Oct-14 to 2009-Dec-17
  • Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55

Synopsis

Kim Hyun Joon and Jin Sa Woo are best friends who were brought into a top secret organization known as NSS by analyst Choi Seung Hee and Park Sang Hyun. Hyun Joon and Sa Woo both fall in love with Seung Hee when she first profiles them. Their lives are changed forever when Hyun Joon is given a solo mission in Hungary. Hyun Joon later tries to find out who set him up and to figure out what IRIS is and wants.

Cast

Recognitions

I Corrupt All Cops (2009)

I Corrupt All Cops

aka: Gam Chin Dai Gwok
Year: 2009
Directed: Wong Jing
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Runtime: 01:52
Country: Hong Kong
Cast: Eason Chan Yik-Shun, Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Alex Fong Lik-Sun, Bowie Lam

Synopsis / Plot

Based on a true story, the movie, released in April 2009, recalls the widespread corruption among Hong Kong police between 1963 and 1973. Chen (Eason Chan), a kind-hearted police officer and subordinate of Lak (Tony Leung), the chief inspector responsible for an organized system that allows police officers of all ranks to take bribes from just about everyone, from hookers to triad leaders. Lak is ruthless, but at the same time he manages to reduce crime rates with the triads’ cooperation, even if it occasionally means forcing false confessions from the innocent. It’s all meant to be for the greater good. But the money, power and women keep rolling in, and the there’s nothing more enjoyable than watching the cops willingly give way to temptation all in the name of justice.

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