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Historical dramas always have the potential to inspire. The new South Korean show "Inspiring Generations" is no exception. "Inspiring Generations" creates a world where viewers can see what life was like for young people in 1930s Shanghai. With period costumes and convincing acting, "Inspiring Generations" will make you think you live in Shanghai, in the 1930s, and will have you questioning your ideas of love, friendship, and patriotism.

The characters portray people during a fascinating time in Shanghai's history where economic growth and financial superiority reigned within the region. This drama encapsulates the successful commerce between two very different worlds, the east and the west, and "Inspiring Generations" inspires the viewer to learn more about a fascinating era where commerce ruled the culture.

Wednesday & Thursday 9:55 PM et/pt on KBS2
1 Season, 24 Episodes
January 15, 2014
International
7.4/10
Cast: Se-Yeon Jin, Hyun-joong Kim, Jae-rim Song
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Inspiring Generation Full Episode Guide

  • Jung Tae tries to secure the safety zone in Shanghai to protect the people living in Bangsamtong from upcoming China and Japan war.

  • Jung Tae and Ok Ryeon's wedding is held while Leader Seol of Hwangbang, the elders of Seven Members and many powerful figures of Shanghai are invited to celebrate.

  • Jung Tae and Leader Mo carry out the carefully schemed plan to attack Ill Gook Hwae with the help of Hwangbang's army.

  • Jung Tae plans to attack Hwangbang and Ill Gook Hwae at the same time, believing that it is the only way to achieve true independence. angsamtong is the last resort of the Joseon (Korean) refugees who fled from Japanese occupation in Korea.

  • Jung Tae and Jae Hwa are to have a match that will decide the owner of Club Shanghai and Bangsamtong.

  • Jung Tae attempts to persuade Jung Jae Hwa to strike Hwangbang. Knowing how strong Hwangbang is, Jae Hwa responses that their outbreak will only put the whole Bangsamtong in danger.

  • While Ok Ryeon is held captive with a false title of murder suspect, Jung Tae requests Aoki for a duel to demand Ok Ryeon's release, which displays a fierce match between a trained hawk and a wild hawk.

  • Fireworks in the dark sky of Shanghai declare the opening of Club Shanghai's night. As fabulous as it might seem, this party comes with sacrifice of those who risk their lives; some to protect and others to survive.

  • Club Shanghai prepares its grand opening. While all of Shanghai's public figures are invited and the top celebrities performing, the opening night of Club Shanghai will be magnificent and glamorous.

  • Having witnessed the unique fighting technique of Wang Baek San, which is most likely to have murdered his father, Jung Tae determines to become stronger and outgrow Hwangbang.

  • Jung Tae is arrested and sent to an interrogation prison, when he fights the police force to protect Ok Ryeon and Joseon refugees from the unfair enforcement of inspection.

  • Jung Tae is severely injured from fighting the unidentifiable samurai, yet Ok Ryeon, still resentful about his absence during the flee from Shineuiju, refuses to help his treatment.

  • Jung Tae chooses to stay in Shanghai and take revenge for the murder of his father, after Jung Jae Hwa successfully defends his position as the owner of Club Shanghai.

  • As Jung Tae refuses to pay respects for his father, Shin Young Chool, Shanghai's Leader Seol Doo Sung convinces him to hold his funeral and succeed the position of Club Shanghai's leader.

  • Jung Tae visits the spectacular but dangerous city, Shanghai, to visit his father's shrine, where Hwangbang's leader in Shanghai, Seol Doo Sung, shows him his father, Shin Young Chool's great achievements in Bangsamtong.

  • Ill Gook Hwae overtakes Dandong and Shineuijoo, and Leader Mo flees with Jung Tae to Daeryeon, where Jung Tae lives as a fighter on gambling arena.

  • While both Dobinorie and Jung Tae refuse to submit to Il Guk Hwae, Dobinorie's boss takes Jung Tae to Po Soo who can teach him fight against a swordsman.

  • Dobinori Gang tries to find out who tried to kill Jung Tae. Reluctant to make a trouble for the gang, Jung Tae finds Shin I Chi by himself, who was the loyal guardian who must kill him to protect his princess.

  • Shortly after Gaya's visit to Leader Mo Il Hwa of Dandong to declare a war, Jung Tae also arrives in the city.

  • Ok Ryeon treats Jung Tae's wounds, pleading him to stop chasing bad guys. She offers him delicious dishes and tries to cheer him up, yet Jung Tae doesn't seem to get excited by any of her efforts.

  • Gaya screams to Shinyichi to tell her the secret behind her parents' death, but she must find it out herself.

  • Gaya kisses Jung Tae and it breaks Ok Ryeon's heart. While Ok Ryeon tries to win him back, the spark between Jung Tae and Gaya grows stronger.

  • Young Jung Tae struggles to earn money for his sister, Chung Ah, who needs to have a surgery in Japan to live.

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