@maribella @Lmangla @yamiyugi @Ogolden pouch male MC has double amnesia I think because the story starts out that he has no memory of his childhood from get go of plot. And then he gets in car accident that causes amnesia of his identity as a whole. I believe his fiancées mother is the one that actually crashes into him, so it becomes a huge betrayal when his fiancée pretends not to recognize him to protect her mom’s crime and they basically abandon him since he’s an orphan for all we know and his fiancée was his only family.
meanwhile, the female MC is a bubbly girl with a big family and many siblings. Her family witnessed the accident I think or helped him to hospital, so they inevitably become involved with him and pity him when he left alone by his so called fiancée. The female MC had limited interactions with male MC before his double amnesia, where I think they just bumped into each other or something, but both times he was very cold and mean and rude and distant you know usual MC stuff. So she kinda was left with a bad impression of him vs her siblings that meet him for first time when her parents bring him home. Well, they soon click and become a very close oppa dongsaeng relationship (maybe by episode 20/23 things start coming to place and the plot starts going? I just love the storyline honestly once the characters become close, because it doesn’t drag at all and everything ends up tying together the loose ends). Who else melts when female lead calls her man oppa? Hehe. Anyways it’s cute show because I hate the love hate game or unnecessary bickering (talking to you Janice and HJ. Let’s be honest their relationship was toxic and abusive as heck. They should not be together, at least those things she ended up doing like trying to kill him or accusing rape on him should not have happened or been included in plot if the writers wanted them together in end), these leads in the story are inseparable and really do bring the best out of each other. Even though the character is a goody two shoes or very nice, she is truly sincere which I like because many time if the female lead isn’t rich or mean, she is the ‘stupid’ nice girl that acts weak or passive or naive/ignorant. She is actually very much the rock for him as he adjusts to double amnesia life for him.
Now guys, if you were craving a REAL revenge drama with a female lead that really gets true revenge then I highly suggest the Japanese drama Saki. Though not Korean, it is similiar to Gracious Revenge that it is a daughter getting revenge primarily on her mom, but through seduction, manipulation, calculation and most importantly SUCCESS. Most things we would love to see in a Revenge drama yes?
apujgeong midnight sun is similiar to gracious revenge and saki as well because it is essentially revenge against the main female leads own blood, mother again. She is actually now acting in the current drama that replaced this one, Fatal Promise. If you ever wanted a main lead that was an antihero, or the villains always getting their way like we see in many kdramas, then you will eat this right up because that’s exactly how her character was in this show. Sometimes insufferable, outright evil and diabolical, but also so human and not as frustrating to watch because finally a character that gets it done. Flames of desire as well...but a bit more, well a lot more tragic.
I certainly have more shows I could recommend, because revenge is one of my favorite genres. This is why I was so disappointed with what the potential of this show could have been but failed to be.
and if you guys end up watching any of the shows definitely let me know! Never had anyone to fangirl or discuss this with!