This time i write about a korean drama i have watched some time ago. Tamra, the Island (Hangul: 탐나는도다; RR: Tamnaneun Doda). It was aired in 2009 starring Seo Woo, Im Joo-hwan and Pierre Deporte and has 16 episodes.
In this drama and young english boy, William J. Spencer (Pierre Deporte), set sail to Japan with his friend Yan (Lee Sun-Ho) . In the year 1640 Japan was a closed country and only traded with the Netherlands. William sails off to Nagasaki in order to open the “aquatic silk road” between Japan and England – but mostly to escape his creepy and overbearing mother and an arranged marriage. Yan is promised a handsome reward if he can drag her son back in time for the wedding and hightails it after his "friend." When they are close to japan a storm comes and william get into the sea, he finally reach the island of Tamra (now better known as Jeju island). On the island lives Jang Beo-jin (Seo Woo) she is a young female diver on Tamra Island. She doesn't particularly enjoy her situation and dreams of one day leaving the island. One day, to her shock, she discovers William laying on the beach. Another young man named Park Kyu enters the island under the disguise of one of the many convicts sent to Tamra Island. In actuality, Park Kyu (Lim Ju-Hwan) is a budding government official known as a Seonbi. These three young people then become involved in a hilarious love triangle.
|Seo Woo||Pierre Deporte||Lim Ju-Hwan||Lee Seung-Min||Lee Sun-Ho|
|Jang Beo-Jin||William||Park Kyu||Seo Rin||Ahn Kawamura|
|Kim Mi-Kyeong||Byeon Woo-Min||Kim You-Jung||Yang Hee-Kyeong||Lee Ho-Jae|
|Choi Jam-Nyeo||Jang Won-Bin||Jang Beo-Sul||Park Kyu's mom||Park Cheol|
|Seo Beom-Sik||Park Joon||Park Woong||Lee Ho-Seong||Jo Seung-Yeon|
|Jun Chi-Yong||nobleman Song||Priest||crazy old man||assistant governor Kim|
|Bang Eun-Hee||Jung Ju-Ri||Kim Ho-Won||Yoo Tae-Woong||Jang Kyoung-Ah|
|Ko Ba-Soon||Han Ggeut-Bun||Hyang Dol-I||Han Phillip||Hong Si-Yeon|
|Kim Byeong-Chun||Song Gwi-Hyun||Ha Il||Lee Byung-Joon||So Young-Don|
|public official An||Hong Goo-Rak||Park Yeon||king In-Zo||prince So-Hyun|
- Hwang Choo-Ha - Bong-Sam
- Hwang Eun-Jeong - Bok-Nyeon
- Lee Soon-Sung - policeman Kim
- Kim Yong-Ho - Eok-Kwan
- Ku Bon-Lim - Jon-Dal's mom
- Kim Yeong-Seon - Yang-Soon's mom
- Kim Yong-Suk - Han Zzuk-Bul
- Zo Moon-Wei - Jon-Dal's father
- Park Hee Jin - Jon-Dal
- Lee Byul-Lim - Jong-Soon
- Kwon Tae-Won - public official
- Kim Young-Moo - Lee Kyung-San
- Lim Si-Eun - Seo Rin (young)
- Uhm Tae-Goo - Jun Chi-Yong (young)
- Nam Myung-Ryul - Ahn's father
- Lee Jung-Sub - Teacher Kim (cameo)
What i think of the drama, it had a pretty strong story, except it didn't ended the way i wanted it but that can happen it was still good. It had it's really funny moments and also serious moments. Since i'm dutch i could understand the parts they did in dutch. In the begin when he talks "dutch" I could not understand him. I think a french guy who is playing an english guy and letting him speak dutch didn't worked out well. That is the same for the korean guy who tried to speak dutch, it wasn't the best thing i heard but also not really bad. Some points in the drama the dutch was good. But i think real dutch people where talking. It's worth to watch this drama!
The drama can be found online to watch - It worth to take a look to it.