Makjang. The term used for Korean melodramas.
SBS’ newest weekend drama Five Fingers starts out being the best example of makjang you could ever see. And that’s definitely not a bad thing.
A Quick and Soapy Start
In typical melodramatic fashion, we are introduced to the two sons of Yoo Man Se, In Ah and Ji Ho. In Ah is his son with wife Young Rang and they live with Man Se’s mother on a sprawling estate. He is a talented young pianist which fits with the family instrument making conglomerate. Ji Ho, Man Se’s illegitimate son, was raised by his grandmother on a provincial island. After a reckless driver kills his Continue reading