Modern Farmer

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  • 2014
  • 1 Season
  • 7.3  (275)

Modern Farmer is a South Korean drama series that aired in 2014. The show follows the story of a rock band called Excellent Souls that decides to leave their city life behind and move to the countryside to start a new life as farmers. The series stars Hong-ki Lee in the lead role of Lee Min-ki, the talented but temperamental leader of the band who dreams of finding success as a farmer. Lee is joined by his bandmates Han Ki-joon (played by Kwak Dong-yeon), who is in love with Lee's teenage sister, and Kang Hyuk (played by Min Woo Park), a gentle giant who has a talent for cooking.

As the group settles down in their new home, they quickly discover that farming is a lot harder than they anticipated. They must learn to deal with things like herding cows, planting crops, and dealing with pests. Along the way, they encounter various challenges and meet new people, including a spirited young woman named Yoon Hee (played by Lee Ha-nui), who becomes the object of Lee's affection.

The show is full of humor, heart, and drama as the band members navigate their new lives as farmers. They realize that success is not something that can be achieved overnight and that farming requires a great deal of hard work, dedication, and perseverance. Along the way, they also learn important lessons about friendship, family, and community.

One of the things that sets Modern Farmer apart from other K-dramas is its unique setting. While most dramas take place in Seoul or other urban areas, this show focuses on rural life and the challenges and joys that come with it. The show also explores themes of generational conflict as the younger characters struggle to reconcile their dreams with the expectations of their parents and grandparents.

The actors in the show all deliver strong performances, particularly Hong-ki Lee, who is a musician in real life as well. His portrayal of Lee Min-ki is both humorous and poignant, as he tries to overcome his past mistakes and realize his dream of becoming a successful farmer. Kwak Dong-yeon is also excellent as Han Ki-joon, who provides much of the show's comic relief. The supporting cast is also strong, with standouts including Lee Ha-nui as Yoon Hee and veteran actor Park Min-woo as Kim Chang-sik, the unscrupulous head of a rival farming family.

The show's production values are also impressive, with beautiful cinematography that showcases the stunning scenery of the countryside. The music is also a highlight, as the show features several original songs performed by the band members.

In conclusion, Modern Farmer is a delightfully quirky and heartwarming series that explores the challenges and joys of rural life through the eyes of a group of city slickers turned farmers. It's a refreshing change of pace from other K-dramas and features strong performances and beautiful production values. Fans of the genre and those looking for a unique and entertaining series are sure to enjoy this show.

Modern Farmer is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (20 episodes). The series first aired on October 18, 2014.

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Episode 20
20. Episode 20
December 27, 2014
In this final chapter Han Chul learns the truth about the seriousness of his condition. Min Ki and his buddies are met with the exciting news that someone wants to sign them.
Episode 19
19. Episode 19
December 20, 2014
Min Ki and his buddies head up to Seoul to sign their new contract, only to hear the truth of what happened prior to their debut seven years ago. Soo Yeon, her friend, and the creepy businessman head over to find the money buried beneath a cabbage patch.
Episode 18
18. Episode 18
December 14, 2014
A meteor falls in Hadooroki and crowds of eager treasure hunters flock the village. Min Ki and his friends have trouble selling their cabbage and try to find new opportunities to make their album.
Episode 17
17. Episode 17
December 13, 2014
Bool Ja get into trouble with the immigration patrol. The group struggles to get rid of their product when news breaks that cabbage prices have fallen.
Episode 16
16. Episode 16
December 7, 2014
Hadoorokri receives their first guests for the Hands-On Farming Experience Program. Yoon Hee grows stressed when things continue to go wrong, and is unaware that her son Min Ho has gone looking for his father.
Episode 15
15. Episode 15
December 6, 2014
A stranger suddenly comes to visit the village, leaving Yoon Hee to mask her feelings in front of everyone else. Ki Joon gets his revenge when he discovers the loud-mouthed village lady in a precarious situation.
Episode 14
14. Episode 14
November 30, 2014
It's Ki Joon's birthday, which brings a surprise visit to the neighborhood. The village continues to prepare for the sing-off auditions and Min Ki starts to see Yoon Hee again in a new light.
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
November 29, 2014
The village prepares for a national sing-off show in order to promote their apples. Min Ki and his friends discover that the little snails in their cabbage patch are pests, not adorable.
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
November 23, 2014
The villagers head up to Seoul with their crops to sell at the street market. Yoon Hee has to stay at home with an injury with an unlikely guest who takes care of her.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
November 22, 2014
The neighborhood kids worry about Bring Your Father To School Day at school. Yoon Hee and Hyuk inadvertently spend the night together and In Ki's past come to light.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
November 16, 2014
The Hadoorokri townsfolk participate in a relay protest against rising rice prices. Both Min Ho and Min Gook are embarrassed about their upcoming Bring Your Father to School Day.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
November 15, 2014
Min Ki's lingering feelings towards Yoo Na has Yoon Hee feeling jealous, despite having a suitor of her own. Soo Yeon tries to turn away Han Chul's feelings and heads up to Seoul.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
November 9, 2014
The entire village works together to find the culprit responsible for stealing the crops. Soo Yeon finally agrees to go on a date with Han Chul.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
November 8, 2014
Min Ki runs into his former crush Yoo Na unexpectedly, causing him to deal with his lingering feelings. The cabbage seeds begin to sprout and get moved over to the field for the first time.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
November 2, 2014
Min ki teaches Min Ho how to deal with a bully. In order for Min Ki and his buddies to use the greenhouse, they must help Sang Deuk prepare for his blind date.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
November 1, 2014
Hadoorokri prepares to go against their rivals in the Village Olympics. Min Ki and his friends learn that they need the village's farming god's help to plant their cabbage seeds.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
October 26, 2014
After accidentally setting their house on fire after a drunken night, Min Ki and his friends are forced to stay with Yoon Hee. The town's pride is on the line with the upcoming Village Olympics, and Min Ki and his friends help to train the townspeople.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
October 25, 2014
Min Ki and his friends meet two mysterious girls in the village, then discover that farming is more expensive than they thought. Yoon Hee must win the upcoming Village Olympics in order to remain as village foreman.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
October 19, 2014
Min Ki and his buddies discover that farming cabbages is harder than they anticipated. Together, they cause numerous disturbances in the tiny village, where Min Ki runs into his first love.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
October 18, 2014
As the leader of the washed-out band of yesteryear Excellent Souls, Min Ki is strapped for cash. Upon his grandmother's passing, he realizes that his inheritance of land might be a prime area to grow cabbages.
Where to Watch Modern Farmer
Modern Farmer is available for streaming on the SBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Modern Farmer on demand at Amazon Prime and Viki.
  • Premiere Date
    October 18, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (275)