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Midas is a South Korean drama TV series that was aired on the South Korean channel SBS from February to May 2011. The show is directed by Kang Shin-Hyo, and its screenwriter is Choi Wan-kyu. The show stars Jang Hyuk, Lee Min-Jung, Kim Hee-Ae, No Min-woo and Ryu Seung-Soo in the lead roles. The show is a story about two childhood friends, one became a successful businessman while the other a hired gunslinger. Kim Do-Hyun played by Jang Hyuk, a brilliant, and ambitious man who is determined to climb the ladder of success and wealth. He works for a large financial corporation, One Network Investment Group, which is headed by his mentor, Korenn, played by Kim Hee-ae. However, when conflict arises within the company, Do-Hyun's loyalty is tested, and he is forced to choose between the principles he believes in and the people he loves. Midas highlights the crooked and corrupt world of finance and the ruthless climb to the top. The show is aptly titled Midas after the Greek Mythological King Midas who wished everything he touched would turn to gold. Just like the king, Do-Hyun has a singular goal: to make money, lots of it. He has no time for love, family, or friends. He is a man on a mission. Although the show is set in the world of finance, it has all the ingredients of an intense Korean drama â love triangles, betrayals, and revenge. Lee Min-Jung, who plays the role of Yoo In-Hye, is the romantic interest of Do-Hyun, and aside from being a successful jewelry designer, she is also the daughter of Korenn, aka Do-Hyun's boss. The show portrays the struggle between ambition and principles, the lengths people go to achieve success and the thin lines between love and loyalty. The characters show us how power and money expose a person's true nature, and how one can easily lose sight of what is essential in the world of high finance. Jang Hyuk delivers an outstanding performance as Kim Do-Hyun. The actor's character development is remarkable, as we see the transition of a young and naÃ¯ve man into a ruthless and ambitious businessman. His acting gives life to the character, and you can feel the passion and drive behind his words. Kim Hee-Ae's performance as Korenn is also noteworthy, as well as No Min-woo's portrayal of Yoo Myung-Joon, who serves as the antagonist in the show. Each character is given equal importance, and the story revolves around them, making the show a well-rounded portrayal of the world of finance. The cinematography of the show is excellent, and the drama provides an excellent insight into the intricacies of the Korean financial world. We see the politicians, the banks, the stockbrokers, and the investors, all in one show. Kang Shin-Hyo does justice to each character, and the acting, combined with his direction, makes for an excellent viewing experience. In summary, Midas is a Korean drama that is a must-watch for its well-rounded portrayal of the financial world, its intense storyline, the meaningful character development and acting from the entire cast. The show takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions, from happiness to rage, to sadness and despair, all in one beautifully packaged show. The show is an excellent example of the genre and is a tribute to Korean drama's storytelling abilities.