K-Drama Review: Graceful Family

Anisha Nath, Kolkata, West Bengal

Woman can do anything beyond their limits. In the South Korean drama Graceful Family directed by Han Chul-soo, you will see how much a woman can do to win the game of life. The roles of the actors fit them very well making this drama binge worthy. Due to their best acting skills and a very good storyline; this drama attracted a lot of viewers starring Im Soo-hyang playing the character of Mo Seok-hee, Lee Jang-woo playing the character of Heo Yoon-deo, and Bae Jong-ok playing the character of Han Je-gook. The character of Im Soo-hyang and Bae Jong-ok was the main reason why I watched it twice and I will not hesitate to watch it again.

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This drama was a hit in 2019. Its first episode was aired on August 21, 2019 and it ended on October 17, 2019 comprising 16 episodes that are approximately one hour each. The drama contains a lot of melodrama and suspense; and falls into the categories of crime and mystery genre. This drama was so popular that it was sold to international broadcasters and was broadcasted internationally in Malaysia, Indonesia, Phillipines, Taiwan, HongKong, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, North and South America. Also, this drama was the highest rated drama in MBN network history.

Plot and Characters

The drama starts with the TOP team which is a very powerful legal team that manages all kinds of illegal and crime affairs of the MC Group company which is filled with corruption and crimes. The leader of the team is Han Je-gook played by Bae Jong-ok. As the director of the company and head of the TOP team, she holds all the responsibilities of the company and is only concerned about the company. She mercilessly weilds the power that the TOP has given to her to protect it. She had a past where she used to be a judge working for justice and against corruption.

Then takes place the entry of the real queen that is, Mo Seok-hee played by Im Soo-hyang who returns from USA after 15 years. She is the only daughter of the MC Group and is a tough and arrogant girl from outside but a very kind and soft hearted person from inside. She was forcefully sent to America by Han Je-gook after her mother was murdered. She returned to Seoul after knowing that her grandfather was severely ill. Her grandfather loved her very much thats why he made Mo Seok-hee the major share holder and the sole heiress of the MC Group. When she returned she was not welcomed very well, no one liked her in the family except her elder step brother. She comes back to find the person who killed her mother and take over the company rightfully. Han Je-gook never got any idea about how much ability Mo Seok-hee holds initially but later she understands about Mo Seok-hee’s abilities.

Facing an accident, Mo Seok-hee meets Heo Yoon-deo played by Lee Jang-woo, who is a lawyer without any client. He used to solve the problems of his neighbourhood and stayed with his adoptive father who had a restaurant. He is a man who lives for justice and love for people. Later he joined the TOP and was made the personal secretary and lawyer of Mo Seok-hee. As days pass by they come to know about a lot of things about the MC Group, the family members and the company. They work together and eventually fall in love.

Reasons you should watch this drama

After a series of mysteries getting solved, this drama makes up for a thrilling ride. This drama has a lot of plot twists and gripping situations which are interesting as well as funny. The OSTs of this drama are very heart warming as well as very energetic that suit the different mood of the drama. I would definitely recommend you to watch this drama if you haven’t yet and I am sure you won’t stop binge watching it. Enjoy this OST!

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Have you seen this K-drama yet? What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments.

33 Comments Add yours

  1. tahooracharfare says:

    I loved this drama as much as this review, specially the iconic scene of the fish’s funeral and her dialogue “adieu 물고기 “😂😂😂

  2. I will watch this kdrama now❤️ definitely my type. Well written 👏

    1. anishanath says:

      Thank you

  3. Loved the drama and the review is veryyyyy well written..🌸

    1. anishanath says:

      That’s great and thank you.

  4. saumya7897 says:

    I added it to my list already …well written article⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    1. anishanath says:

      Hopefully you will like it. Thank you

  5. I love how the writer was daring in exploring the various themes that are considered Taboo in South Korean society in this drama such as transgender, the power struggle and manipulation of the law etc. The article is well penned.

    1. anishanath says:

      Thank you so much for loving this article.

  6. Anushka Gupta says:

    Adding this to my list as well🔥

    1. anishanath says:

      Hopefully you will like it.

  7. shwets007 says:

    I really like this drama and it’s OSTs. The article really does justice with the amazing drama.

    1. anishanath says:

      Thank you.

  8. Seema says:

    Haven’t watched this drama yet, but after reading this review will surely going to watch it.

    1. anishanath says:

      You must give it a watch, hopefully will like it

  9. Smriti. L says:

    Great review 👍 I can’t resist Im Soo-hyang ❤️ will definitely watch this drama!

    1. anishanath says:

      That’s true and Thank you

    2. kylemyoxin78 says:

      After reading this article, I would definitely consider watching this drama!! So well summarised 💫💫

  10. anishanath says:

    As I am a big fan of this drama so I thought of sharing with everyone. But I should thank the editors ,maybe the review is written by me but the editing made the article so much more good to read. Thank you everyone.

  11. rupalikujur says:

    Really enjoyed watching this drama 👌🏻

  12. After reading the review, i am curious to watch the drama for real. I will watch it, for sure.✨

  13. amilakaur says:

    Well Written.. Now I want to watch this drama after reading your article…

  14. hallyufan135 says:

    The review of this Drama is really unbelievable. The drama itself has multiple genres included.Nicely written. Enjoyed reading the article.

  15. mehaksharma2803 says:

    The very first line of this article..🔥🔥❤️

  16. khiroda06 says:

    I want to see this but my list gets longer and longer TvT

    1. Areesha says:

      hey! i am running out of shows to watch and i havent been able to enjoy them…can you recommend some of them to me?

  17. itsdiyajain says:


  18. suhasini17 says:

    Amazing Drama, its worth watching!! Very well written! :>

  19. ojashreya27 says:

    I definitely feel intrigued. I’d love to watch this drama. Very well written 💜

  20. Kartikeya says:

    Whoa!! The plot was just amazing!! I’d surely want to watch this series. The article was well- written. Good work.

  21. Sameen Murtaza says:

    Was a really humorous but classy show!

  22. I really need to watch this drama soon after reading it review. I’ve been wanting to watch it for so long now!

  23. Areesha says:

    wow, your post really manages to give graceful family the praise it deserves….i wrote a post about this show too but it is nowhere as good as yours. Can you share some useful tips that make my posts writing skills better?

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