Midas

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  • TV-Y
  • 2011
  • 1 Season
  • 7.4  (127)

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 – 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 naïve 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.

Midas is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (21 episodes). The series first aired on February 20, 2011.

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Seasons
Episode 21
21. Episode 21
May 3, 2011
Do Hyun remembers the instant when he got a life-changing chance to work with In Hye.
Episode 20
20. Episode 20
May 2, 2011
After talking with James, Do Hyun into In Hye's secretary Jae Beom.
Episode 19
19. Episode 19
April 26, 2011
Yeong Min hears from JR Stanley that they are prepared with the investment fund for Hanyoung Bank.
Episode 18
18. Episode 18
April 25, 2011
Do Hyun restlessly looks at his watch and at that moment, Cha Young Min, Soo Ji and Jung Soo came into the conference room.
Episode 17
17. Episode 17
April 19, 2011
Do Hyun tells In Hye that all he learned from her will be used as weapons against her.
Episode 16
16. Episode 16
April 18, 2011
In Hye is lost in thought
Episode 15
15. Episode 15
April 12, 2011
Seong Jun and In Hye are surprised to see Do Hyun on TV.
Episode 14
14. Episode 14
April 11, 2011
Do Hyun has completely changed after being in prison!
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
April 5, 2011
Do Hyun gets out of prison.
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
April 4, 2011
Do Hyun ends up in prison while there he recalls the conversation he had with In Hye who betrayed him.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
March 29, 2011
Do Hyun is surprised by the death of the vice president of Hanyoung bank. Detectives take Do Hyun to the police station to question him after finding out that Do Hyun met the vice president right before his death.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
March 28, 2011
Do Hyun nervously await the final decision from the board of Hanyoung Bank.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
March 22, 2011
Gook Hwan warns that In Hye will see Han Jin Soo, the Chairman of the Financial Reform Commission.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
March 21, 2011
Jeong Yeon worries about Myeong Jun.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
March 15, 2011
In Hye feels bad for Do Hyun who looks depressed.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
March 14, 2011
After breaking off her engagement, Jeong Yeon tells Myeong Jun that she is having a hard time getting over it.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
March 8, 2011
Do Hyun needs training in order to survive money game.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
March 7, 2011
In Hye tells Do Hyun that she is embarrassed after showing him her family's skeleton.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
March 1, 2011
Do Hyun does not show up to the wedding hall.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
February 28, 2011
Gook Hwan obtains documents from the safe in his office and shows them to Do Hyun.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
February 20, 2011
My mother used to hum the "Money Song".
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Where to Watch Midas
Midas is available for streaming on the ViKi website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Midas on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    February 20, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (127)