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[Drama 2012] Arang and The Magistrate 아랑 사또전

yeohwepingyeohweping WithS2 Junkie From the land of pandas.Posts: 3,293Friend of Soompi


edited April 2014 in k-dramas & movies

A funny love story during Joseon… that set’s off like a dream…
About a female ghost name Arang, who is longing to seek the truth about her death.
Along with the help of Eun Oh, who acts like a devil that we just don’t want to meet!
Will create…
A relationship that will not be forgettable between man and ghost…*

[MBC] Lee Jun Ki, Shin Min Ah, Yeon Woo Jin, Hwang Bora
Date of airing : 15th Aug 2012
Time of airing : 9:55 pm (korean time)
Official site :  Korea / Japan 
Writer : 정윤정 Jung Yoon Jung
PD : 김상호 Kim Sang Ho
Eps: 20
Main Cast : Lee Jun Ki, Shin Min Ah
Supporting Cast : Yeon Woo Jin, Hwang Bora, Han Jung Soo, Yoo Seung Ho, Kwon Oh Joong,
Park Jun Gyu, Kim Yong Gun, Kang Moon Young, Kim Gwang Gyu

Story : A horror fusion sageuk surrounding a wrongful death against the backdrop of the Joseon Dynasty basing on the old korean folk tale "阿娘" Arang. New appointed magistrate "Kim Eun Oh" (Lee Jun Ki) who has the ability to see ghosts, meets with a female ghost "Arang" (Shin Min Ah) who had died of a wrongful death due to her wicked nanny's conspiracy.



Main Cast
credits from kpopanda / talkingcupboard

 Eun Oh (Lee Jun Ki)

Arang (Shin Min Ah) 

 Joo Whal (Yeon Woo Jin)

 Female shaman, Bang Wool (Hwang Bora)

 Lee Eun Oh's right-hand man, Dol Swi (Kwon Oh Joong)

King of the underworld's officer, Moo Young (Han Jung Soo)

Jade emperor (Yoo Seung Ho)

 King of the underworld (Park Jun Kyu)
The King will be the one who punishes all the bad guys, but he looks like a fun person to be around although his job is super scary.


Officer Choi (Kim Yong Gun)

 High Shaman (Kang Moon Young)

Extended Cast

Kim Kwang Gyu as Lee Bang
Lee Sang Hoon as Hyung Bang
Min Sung Wook (민성욱) as Ye Bang
Kim Min Jae (김민재) as Geo Deol
Song Jae Ryong (송재룡) as Kim Seo Bang
Noh Hee Ji (노희지) as heaven fairy
Im Joo Eun as Moo Yeon (Moo Young's sister)
Lee Yong Yi (이용이) as Lee Seo Rim's housekeeper

Yoon Do Hyun (윤도현) as former magistrate of Miryang (ep 1)
Jung Soo Young as Bang Wool's client (ep 1)
Im Hyun Sik as ghost (ep 2)

Character Descriptions-Extended



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Historical Information (Translated by KPOPANDA):
‘The legend of Arang’ is a legend based on an infamous story that happened to Yeon Nam Ru Miryang, of the Kyung San Nam province.
Arang’s real name was known to be Yoon Dong Ok, the daughter of the Deputy Magistrate Officer of Miryang, Kyung San province. She is known to be an orphaned child who lived with her godmother, and grew up to be an incredibly beautiful woman. However, the godmother, who was ambitious and jealous of her beauty, used every approach including hiring assassins to harm the beautiful Arang. One day, during a night when Arang went out to see the full moon, they thought of a way to humiliate (‘ruin her innocence‘) her. Arang, who tried to resist from the criminal act and protect her virginity, was eventually stabbed to death and was hidden into a bamboo (a kind of bamboo like coffin.)
After the Deputy Magistrate Officer heard the ‘news’ about Arang having a relationship with a man in public and excaping with them, he resigned from the office. From then on in Miryang, whenever the Deputy Ambassador was called upon for the inauguration of new deputies, a suspicious spirit would suddenly appear on the first night after the inauguration. Therefore, all the officers (/officials) who heard about the news were afraids of getting this position.
During this time, a brave young official name Lee, suddenly appears and decides to voluntarily go up for the position of Deputy Magistrate Officer of Miryang. And during the first night of the position, the ghost spirit of Arang suddenly appears. Lee figures out that something is fishy therefore he promises and decides to help investigate and find the truth about her death, therefore her spirit will be able to leave peacefully. Lee hurriedly helps finds the truth about who killed Arang and her spiritly peacefully flies away. From then on, Arang’s spirit never appeared again.
Today, beneath Yung Nam Ru, contains a preserved temple for the female ghost Arang, and the other tragic stories which occured in Yung Nam Ru continues to spread…
*Deputy Magistrate Officer is the highest level official a.k.a magistrate (They are usually seen wearing red clothing in dramas.)
*Officers/Officials are lower ranked who wears blue clothing in dramas. A lower rank wears green.


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  • padharipadhari Posts: 2,625Member


    edited February 2012
    Wow LJK's come back project with shin min ah. I thought its going to be moon chae won. No worries, I like SMA too. I wish to see this when it airs.
    LJK Fighting!!!
  • YunRaYunRa Posts: 726Member


    Wow! Lee Jun Ki's comeback project with the beautiful Shin Min Ah!! <3

    This is a saeguk too, I am excited!
  • kiarieskiaries malaysiaPosts: 43Member


    i can't wait for this LJK come back
  • Fallin_st4rzFallin_st4rz Posts: 223Member
    Eventually Min Ah back! after 2 years of absence and shes now back with a saqeuk project with LJK and it's a horror theme!! :w00t: what a surprise! hope it wont be too scary heh :wub:
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  • ebullientebullient ♥ So Ji Sub ♥ USAPosts: 2,184Moderator


    edited February 2012
    If this drama will be as horrific and frightening as it sounds, count me in! Aside from Hometown Legends 1 & 2, I've yet to see a lot of horror saeguk dramas so the anticipation to be frightened to death is high. :)
    Avvie: mishychan@tumblr | Gif: von-wolfstadt@tumblr
  • nikiazianikiazia Posts: 3,574Member


    Sound interesting ... looking forwad Junki & Min Ah new drama
    Hongki Biased Forever ... I LOVE LEE HONGKI

  • lot_lotlot_lot Luz Posts: 2,284Friend of Soompi


    edited February 2012
    Thank you for starting this thread, yeohweping! I cannot wait for this collaboration. I hope all contracts are signed, at least with the leads, considering filming to start in May. I cannot wait to see the chemistry Shin Mina and Lee Junki can produce on screen. Arang hwaiting!!!!

    EDIT: Dramabeans write up by girlfriday
    Shin Mina and Lee Jun-ki headline new drama

    girlfriday | February 24, 2012 |

    Looks like fusion sageuks are going to be all the rage this summer. And this one’s even got an added summer-horror kick to it, to liven up the landscape. Shin Mina (My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho) and Lee Jun-ki (Iljimae, Hero) will be making their drama comeback together this year in a fusion retelling of the folklore ghost tale Arang Magistrate Story, or Arang for short.This will be Lee Jun-ki’s first drama back from army duty (aw, they grow up so fast) and Shin Mina’s anticipated return to the small screen since her insanely popular turn as a modern gumiho. It’s a little typecasty to go from mythical nine-tailed fox to vengeance ghost, but I don’t think this supernatural creature’s going to be chowin’ down on meat or playing hoi-hoi anytime soon.

    The drama is based on famous folklore, as all ghost stories are: During the Joseon era in the city of Milyang, Arang was the pure, beautiful, good-hearted daughter of a magistrate. (Magistrates figure into a LOT of Korean folklore, as they are the local men of power, and often depicted as abusing said power or meeting some untimely demise.) She grew up without a mother, and was raised by a wicked caretaker who conspired to have her be raped and ruined by a servant. He attacked and she resisted, so he stabbed and killed her, and left her body to rot in the woods.

    Her father the magistrate just believed that she eloped with a man (dishonorably, of course) and so resigned his position swathed in shame. Thus the legend goes that every time a new magistrate comes to Milyang to fill the position, Arang’s vengeful ghost shows up to tell him her story and he flees in terror. She just wants you to hear her, ’cause girl was PURE, and her daddy DIDN’T LISTEN. Yunno, ghosts are misunderstood like that.

    But one day a new magistrate comes to town — a young man by the name of Lee Sang-sa. Arang appears to him like every other magistrate before him, but this man doesn’t flee, and instead sympathizes with Arang, and promises to find her killer and avenge her death. Cue drama. Not bad for a ghost story, eh?

    So Shin Mina will be playing Arang, of course, and Lee Jun-ki the new magistrate Lee Sang-sa who I’m assuming does more than just sympathize with her, making for an epic I-love-a-ghost-but-we-can-never-be-together tragic love affair. Sounds awesome to me, since you can’t get any more epic than Dead Girl Loves Not-So-Dead Boy.

    At the helm is PD Kim Sang-ho, of Can You Hear My Heart, Hon, and Fantasy Couple, and writing is Jung Yoon-jung, who has no credits to her name. I’m excited for some spooky summer fun, so hopefully it’ll deliver in epic proportions. Arang will air on MBC in July.

    *pictures removed
    Via Star News
    source: Dramabeans
  • nikiazianikiazia Posts: 3,574Member


    edited February 2012
    lot_lot wrote on 24 February 2012 - 10:27 AM:

    Thank you for starting this thread, yeohweping! I cannot wait for this collaboration. I hope all contracts are signed, at least with the leads, considering filming to start in May. I cannot wait to see the chemistry Shin Mina and Lee Junki can produce on screen. Arang hwaiting!!!!

    EDIT: Dramabeans write up by girlfriday

    Great & sad story ................ really exciting! :w00t:

    Lee Jun-ki will be playing Lee Sang-sa ( the new magistrate)

    So Shin Mina will be playing Arang (ghost)
    Hongki Biased Forever ... I LOVE LEE HONGKI

  • AyawinkAyawink Posts: 6Member
    Wootw00t.gif! this is definitely my most anticipated drama of 2012!Really excited.Yay!!!!wub.gif
  • magixmagix In My Dreams...Posts: 73Member
    I'm so excited for the new drama, sounds really interesting :)
    Can't wait to see Joon Gi acting again :w00t:
    Love is a word you gave it a name ...
  • yukatoriyukatori Posts: 3New Member
    will be wait this story =)
  • cwngfcwngf JG WorldPosts: 219Member


    can't wait to see our boy back in action, fighting!! we will always support youwub.giftongue.gif
  • ishogaiishogai Posts: 41Member


    The story sounds interesting and i'm sure that Joon Gi will create another memorable character in this drama! Can't wait for it!
  • Shashine1993Shashine1993 Posts: 3Member


    edited February 2012
    Looking forward to this drama,It sounds interestingwub.gif I’m sure Joon Gi will shine greater as he was shining before and will attract every one’s attention like his other hit dramas. Wohoo!!!! be patience until July come guys.. biggrin.giftongue.gif
  • lililili Posts: 580Member


    OMG....Junki is back....wont miss this drama for anything in the world....:wub:
  • sweety19sweety19 Posts: 5Member


    OMG! the plot of this drama is... unbelievably great!! i went totally crazy for LJK, and now i think hes the hottest man on earth. sight!wub.gif  This definitely gonna be a big hit drama of 2012! It's worth waiting forbiggrin.gif
  • mhelzmhelz Posts: 265Member


  • liposlipos Posts: 464Member


    I can't wait ^^

    Fan made 'Arang' Poster

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    cr: @winkwin5 via twitter
  • YoyoYoyo Posts: 5,677Moderator


    Omg the story sounds super interesting and it's different from what we've seen so far. I'm totally excited to see this and welcome back Junki <3

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  • nikiazianikiazia Posts: 3,574Member


    but why only 16 episodes? :sweatingbullets:
    Hongki Biased Forever ... I LOVE LEE HONGKI

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