‘The Promise’ is a promise. This South Korean television series is a little bit of everything you crave for in revenge cum melodrama. The identical twin sisters, how they exchange their identities for a cause, the falling action when they got betrayed, and one got killed, the rise of the main character as a strong and fierce lady so as to avenge her sister, all these elements are going to bring you to the edge of your seats. Let’s find out what our critic has to say about the series.
Why Should You Watch this Drama?
In pretty simple words, this Korean drama has a perfect cast, an in-depth back story, and amazing character development. The story is very much engaging, and the performance by the lead actor will simply blow your mind. The thrilling plot, which can be perfectly defined as a revenge drama, is a must-watch. Performance is the backbone of this drama.
The people who have watched the series unanimously agree that the casting is the perfect factor about this K-Drama. Actress Lee Yoo-Ri who played the lead character Na-Yeon (she also played Do-hee, the twin sister character of Na-Yeon), won the excellence award for her role too. The crew has done great work with the script too. The story of revenge and finding the truth engages the viewer.
The series is a bit stretched with 102 episodes, but the perfect balance of this intense and interesting series engages the viewer. It has a satisfying climax and throughout the series is enjoyable. There are elements of romance, betrayal (a little more betrayal), and revenge which constitute a perfect story arch.
If you are a fan of Asian dramas, you can blindly choose to watch this series as it will offer an above-average viewing experience in terms of story, visuals, performance, and what not? It has emotions, victories, character breakdowns, and character risings, and basically, it’s a perfect binge-watch.
Cast and Crew
This K-Drama is directed by Jeon Woo-sung and written by Kim Yoon-shin and Heo In-moo. Lee Yoo-Ri plays the lead character Lee Na-Yeon and her twin sister Do-hee. She beautifully portrays the characters’ innocence and how it turned evil once she realized she has been betrayed.
Seo Jun-young, Park Ha-na, Song Jong-ho, Hye-Ri Kim, Lee Jong-Won, Yoon Bok-in, Jo Hye-sun, Oh Young-Sil, An Hyun-Hee, etc. are the major cast of the series.
Where to Stream?
The Promise got released in 2016 and has a total of 102 episodes. You can watch this South Korean drama on the KBS World website for free. International fans can also watch this series on this website.
So what are you waiting for? This K-Drama is the perfect binge option as you will be left amazed by the wonderful performances of the main characters and how the story arch of this revenge drama goes. Just watch a few episodes, and trust me, you are in for a wonderful binge experience.