Inspiring Generation

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  • 2014
  • 1 Season
  • 7.5  (249)

Inspiring Generation is a South Korean television drama series that aired on KBS2 from January to April 2014. Set in the 1930s during the Japanese colonial era, the story follows the life of a young man named Shin Jung-tae (played by Kim Hyun-joong) and his journey to becoming a powerful and influential figure in the Korean independence movement.

The show is a fusion of several genres, including action, romance, drama, and historical fiction. It showcases a complex narrative filled with political intrigue, family strife, and personal hardships. The show features a star-studded cast, including Kim Hyun-joong, who is best known for his role in Boys Over Flowers and his success as a K-pop idol.

The story begins with the young Shin Jung-tae, who is raised by his mother and elder brother after his father is killed in a gang fight. Shin Jung-tae grows up to become a skilled fighter, and his life takes a drastic turn when he meets the beautiful and enigmatic Gaya (played by Im Soo-hyang), who becomes his love interest.

Shin Jung-tae also crosses paths with Kim Soo-ok (played by Jin Se-yeon), who eventually becomes his childhood friend and confidante. Together, they navigate their way through the Japanese-dominated society and come up against various challenges that threaten their survival.

The show takes viewers on a rollercoaster journey, as Shin Jung-tae rises to power and becomes a leader in the Korean independence movement. He faces several obstacles and betrayals along the way, but his determination, resilience, and unwavering love for his country never waver.

The show is known for its beautiful cinematography, stunning set designs, and meticulous attention to detail. The period costumes and music evoke a sense of nostalgia and transport viewers back in time to the era of colonial Korea.

Kim Hyun-joong delivers a strong performance, effectively portraying the complex emotions and motivations of his character. His on-screen chemistry with Im Soo-hyang is also a highlight of the show, and their romantic storyline adds a touch of sweetness amidst the chaos and violence of the plot.

The supporting cast also delivers noteworthy performances, including Jin Se-yeon, who is convincing as the loyal and determined Kim Soo-ok. Another standout performance is from Jo Dong-hyuk, who plays the charismatic and encouraging Baek San (or “The General”), a mentor and father figure to Shin Jung-tae.

Overall, Inspiring Generation is a captivating and emotionally-charged drama that draws viewers into the turbulent era of Korean history. Its powerful messages of love, loyalty, and patriotism make it a must-watch for fans of historical fiction and Korean dramas.

Inspiring Generation is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (24 episodes). The series first aired on January 15, 2014.

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Episode 24
24. Episode 24
April 3, 2014
Jung Tae tries to secure the safety zone in Shanghai to protect the people living in Bangsamtong from upcoming China and Japan war.
Episode 23
23. Episode 23
April 2, 2014
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.
Episode 22
22. Episode 22
March 27, 2014
Jung Tae and Leader Mo carry out the carefully schemed plan to attack Ill Gook Hwae with the help of Hwangbang's army.
Episode 21
21. Episode 21
March 26, 2014
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.
Episode 20
20. Episode 20
March 20, 2014
Jung Tae and Jae Hwa are to have a match that will decide the owner of Club Shanghai and Bangsamtong.
Episode 19
19. Episode 19
March 19, 2014
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.
Episode 18
18. Episode 18
March 13, 2014
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.
Episode 17
17. Episode 17
March 12, 2014
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.
Episode 16
16. Episode 16
March 6, 2014
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.
Episode 15
15. Episode 15
March 5, 2014
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.
Episode 14
14. Episode 14
February 27, 2014
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.
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
February 26, 2014
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.
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
February 20, 2014
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.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
February 19, 2014
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.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
February 13, 2014
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.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
February 12, 2014
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.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
February 6, 2014
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.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
February 5, 2014
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.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
January 30, 2014
Shortly after Gaya's visit to Leader Mo Il Hwa of Dandong to declare a war, Jung Tae also arrives in the city.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
January 29, 2014
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.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
January 23, 2014
Gaya screams to Shinyichi to tell her the secret behind her parents' death, but she must find it out herself.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
January 22, 2014
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.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
January 16, 2014
Jung Tae fights Dobinori to get their money back. Although Dobinori cannot return his money, they recognize his potential as a fighter and ask him to join them instead.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
January 15, 2014
Young Jung Tae struggles to earn money for his sister, Chung Ah, who needs to have a surgery in Japan to live.
Where to Watch Inspiring Generation
Inspiring Generation is available for streaming on the KBS2 website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Inspiring Generation on demand at Netflix and Viki.
  • Premiere Date
    January 15, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (249)