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My Name (2021) Review

Review

‘My Name’, directed by Kim Jin-min, is drawing attention as a new work to be presented with actors who are expected with various charms and acting skills such as Han So-hee, Park Hee-soon, and Ahn Bo-Hyun, and will be released on Netflix on October 15th in more than 190 countries around the world.

‘My Name’ is a noir drama depicting the cruel truth and revenge that Ji-woo (played by Han So-hee), who enters an organization to find the culprit who killed her father, infiltrates the police under a new name.

‘My Name’ is the second drama directed by Netflix after ‘Extracurricular’ by director Kim Jin-min, who received favorable reviews for his exceptional setting and high-quality directing. In response, Netflix is raising expectations by releasing a teaser poster with the strong visuals of the lead actress Han So-hee along with the release date confirmed.

The teaser poster that was released said, “My enemy, My revenge“, “I’m willing to be a monster.” The teaser poster depicts a scene where Ji-woo (Han So-hee) walks into the world of brutes on her own to find and avenge the murder of her father. 

In her dark alleyway, her scarred face and bloody hands, Han So-hee, with a sharp knife in her hand, looks as if she has finished her fierce fight, raising expectations for the transformation that she will show. Not only that, it is enough to stimulate the curiosity of viewers about what kind of grim truth and drama will unfold in front of ‘Ji-woo,’ who, after entering the organization for her only revenge, abandons her own name and infiltrates the police.

Han So-hee, who captured the hearts of viewers with ‘Yoo Na-bi’ in ‘Nevertheless’ and ‘Yeo Da-Kyung’ in ‘The World of the Married’, will show a 180-degree different look from the past through ‘Ji-woo’ in ‘My Name’. Han So-hee, who has completely transformed into Ji-woo with her short hair and a leather jacket, catches her attention with her new look that she has never seen before. This is worth expected.

Yoon Ji-Woo suffered greatly when her father was murdered right in front of her eyes. She wants to desperately take revenge on whoever is responsible for her father’s death. The moment when Ji-Woo decided to visit her father’s old friend Choi Moo-Jin (Park Hee-Soon) who is the boss of the drug gang, to find the culprit herself. Yoon Ji-Woo works for the drug crime group Dongcheonpa. With the help of Choi Moo Jin to uncover the reason for her father’s death. At Mu-jin’s suggestion, Ji-woo gives up the name Ji-woo and becomes ‘Oh Hye-jin,’ and infiltrates the police. Yoon Ji-Woo joins the police department and becomes a mole for the drug group. Yoon Ji-Woo is assigned to work in the drug investigation unit and her partner is detective Jeon Pil-Do (Ahn Bo-Hyun).  “Two names, two identities”, she plays the role of an undercover to survive in a police world that is different from the organization, she has to face the harsh truth at every moment. 

Han So-hee’s raw action, who directly digested intense action to express ‘Ji-woo’ who does not hesitate to do anything for revenge, director Kim Jin-min’s unique direction that makes it impossible to let go of tension in every episode, and rich characters full of personality to drama. It will captivate viewers with its high-quality action noir genre and strong storyline. Whenever Ji-woo’s emotions fluctuate, Han So-hee’s detailed emotional acting, who has melted perfectly into the character, predicts that it will capture viewers’ hearts. 

How will the drama proceed? Will Ji-woo get revenge for her father? She will become a righteous policeman while being a member of a drug organization. Watch this amazing drama to discover every detail.

Profile

  • Drama: My Name (English title) / Undercover (early working title)
  • Revised romanization: My Name
  • Hangul: 마이 네임
  • Director: Kim Jin-Min
  • Writer: Kim Ba-Da
  • Network: Netflix
  • Episodes:
  • Release Date: October 15, 2021
  • Runtime:
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea
  • Stars: Han So-Hee, Park Hee-Soon, Ahn Bo-Hyun, Kim Sang-Ho, Lee Hak-Joo, Chang Ryul, Kim Su-Ha

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