Just watched half of the series and I have to say even with the slow pace the series is full of heart and mind at the same time. I have so much of mixed feelings when it comes to the series. However, I have to say the first half of it was a complete roller coaster ride which made me fall in love with the central characters Park Saeroyi played by Park Sae Joon is a delight to watch after his role in Parasite which everyone knows about. The whole series revolves around him, his beliefs and his revenge. All the other characters revolve around the protagonist doing a phenomenal job. However, in the middle I was trying to reconnect with the characters like I did in the beginning and I was trying hard to find that balance of mind.
The series can be also said a motivation to new entrepreneurs who think they cannot make it. The series of full of life lessons and which come across as preachy sometimes but we tend to forget it because we were kind of anticipating it as well. There are times when you feel the character of Park Saeroyi is being too na?ve and so correct sometimes that there is no room for practicality for that person. That is where other characters come in. Both the female lead (Oh Soo-ah and Cho Yi-seo) in this series are strong headed women who knows what they are doing, and they know how the world works. Even both of them were mean and evil in their own way, the only thing that saves them is that they were in love with the central character. However, for our male lead the world seems to have stuck in his revenge and father\s dream.
The evil father-son duo are the people you will despise in this series completely. Like any other Korean drama, the villians are mean and ruthless. They (CEO Jang Dae-hee and Jang Geun-on) are stuck on to their pride and power which makes them the enemy of the protagonist. Both the characters as the antagonist in the movie has done a marvellous job and as I already said you will not like them at all, and you will hate the irresponsible heir the most who is very inadequate and entitled to the power earned by his father.
Overall, this series has so much to offer and as far as any Korean drama goes it has done its full justice to the ambience and the aesthetics. Even though with some shortcomings here and there the series had me rolling on with the plot twists and turns. The main gain from this series was of course the knowledge and life lessons as mentioned above. It might give you some better ideas in marketing and promotion if you are starting out. This series truly reflects how it is totally okay to do what you want and work for it. It also teaches you that no matter what no one should give up on their dreams. Give it a try!