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Strong Girl Bong-soon: TV Show Review

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Originally released in 2017, this Korean television show is about a woman born with superhuman strength who gets hired by the CEO of a gaming company to become his bodyguard. Classed as action, romance, comedy, fantasy, crime and thriller, this drama has a lot to offer its viewers with its 16 episodes, so read on to find out all about it!

‘Strong Girl Bong-soon’ aired on JTBC from the 24th of February to the 15th of April in 2017. It was reported to be a commercial hit and quickly became one of the highest-rated Korean dramas on cable television history. The show is also available to stream on Netflix and Disney+ in selected countries, so start streaming if you are interested!

Plot:

“Bong-Soon was born with superhuman like strength. Her strength is hereditary and passed along only to the women in her family. Her dream is to create a video game with herself as the main character. One day, Bong-Soon helps a bus driver who is being attacked by a thug. Soon, a small mob of thugs attack Bong-Soon, but she is easily able to wipe the floor with them. During this time, Min-Hyuk drives up to the scene of Bong-Soon beating up the group of thugs. Min-Hyuk is the CEO of video gaming company Ainsoft. He has recently received anonymous threats and even followed by an unknown person. Min-Hyuk believes Bong-Soon would make a great bodyguard with her amazing strength. Besides offering Bong-Soon high pay, he even offers her the chance of working in the planning department of his gaming company if she does well. Meanwhile, crimes against women take place in the neighbourhood where Bong-Soon lives. Detective Kook-Doo also lives in the same neighbourhood. They have been friends since they were kids. Bong-Soon is also madly in love with him, but he has a girlfriend. Kook-Doo tries to solve the case and Bong-Soon and Min-Hyuk are pulled in.”

Trailer:

Cast:

  • Park Bo-young as Do Bong-soon
  • Shin Bi as young Do Bong-soon
  • Park Hyung-sik as Ahn Min-hyuk
  • Choi Seung-hun as young Ahn Min-hyuk
  • Ji Soo as In Guk-doo
  • Choi Min-young as young In Guk-doo
  • Ahn Woo-yeon as Do Bong-ki
  • Shim Hye-jin as Hwang Jin-yi
  • Yoo Jae-myung as Do Chil-goo
  • Park Bo-mi as Na Kyung-shim
  • Baek Soo-ryun as Lady Soon-shim
  • Kim Mi-hee as Myung-soo’s mother
  • Kim Soo-yeon as Jae-soon’s mother
  • Jeon Seok-ho as Secretary Gong
  • Han Jung-kook as Ahn Chul-do
  • Kim Seong-beom as Ahn Dong-ha
  • Shim Hoon-gi as Ahn Dong-suk
  • Lee Se-wook as Ahn Kyung-hwan