Missing 9 is a Korean Drama with a contemporary setting. The first episode was released on January 18th and it will be televised until March 9th. It is a comedy/disaster drama and the general story is about well-known celebrities surviving on an uninhabited island by a plane crash. The drama was directed by Byung Kil Choi, director of a famous Korean drama, East of Eden.
Most of the scenes take place on an uninhabited island. The main characters of the story are Joon Oh Seo, a well-known celebrity and Bong Hee Ra, a co-ordinator of Seo. Joon Oh was once the leader of the famous boy band group, Dreamers. One day, all the celebrities and staff members in Legend entertainment leave Korea for a concert that they will hold. However, due to the plane crash, they get adrift on the island. In addition, there is one mysterious murderer who keeps killing others to survive on the island. If you want to know more about the story, watch the drama Missing 9.
Even though I don’t usually watch Korean dramas, the interesting plot and the unusual flow of the story caught my attention. I was able to understand the drama well because it has a clear beginning, middle, and end of each episode. Unlike other Korean dramas, which mostly focuses on the love line of the main characters, Missing 9 reflects the current Korean society by showing the brutal reality. For example, after Bong Hee survived and came back to Korea, I was shocked by the government’s action since they did not want her to be alive. “Missing 9 is an intense thriller”, said Jane Kim, a grade 11 student of BIS Canada. Also, the drama has a lot of scenes that include humor, which provoked my laughter. Personally, I think that his drama is targeted towards the younger generation since the kpop culture is popular among the young. Most of the main characters are celebrities and it also contains some scenes that show a fan's perspective. Missing 9 is a drama that is unique and unusual. Even if you are a person who doesn’t watch dramas regularly, I recommend this drama that will amplify your imaginations. The drama is still on air on channel MBC every Wednesday and Thursday at 10 o'clock.