[Drama 2012] Arang and the Magistrates 아랑 사또전 - INFO

Title: Arang and the Magistrates 아랑 사또전
Romanization: Arang sattojeon
Genre: Fantasy, Melodrama, Sageuk
Episodes: 16
Broadcast Network: MBC
Broadcast Period: July 25, 2012 (postponed to August 15, 2012) to 18 October 2012
Air Time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55 KST
Director: Kim Sang Ho
Writer: Jung Yoon Jung
Official Website: arang4to


The drama riffs on the famous tale of a young woman named Arang who was killed, who returned as a ghost to plead with magistrates to bring justice to the evildoers, played in the series by Shin Mina. Though there are definite fusion-mystery-ghost story vibes, there also seems to be a current of humor that’ll run through it.

Arang, as a plucky, bright personality, in a departure from the typical ghost character. But I don’t expect this kind of plucky to hew to the usual heroine types, who are often Candys (poor but hardworking and optimistic): “She’s cynical and coarse and reckless, and strong-headed to boot, but not in a hateful way; she’s a lovable character. She doesn’t remember who she was in her life, and struggles to get by in this world, desperately wanting to know the reason for her death.” Ah, so the plot just got a hair more interesting—the ghost doesn’t know why she’s hanging around, so it’s not strictly revenge she wants, but the truth.

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Lee Jun Ki as Eun Oh (Magistrate)

Shin Min Ah as Arang (Ghost)

Yoo Seung Ho as King of Heaven
Kwon Oh Joong as Dol Swe
Yeon Woo Jin  
Hwang Bora
Han Jung Soo

Picture credit: Lee Jun Ki twitter

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