Are you a fan of intriguing dramas that delve into the dangerous underworld of illegal loans? If so, then you won’t want to miss “Hounds”, the new Korean series hitting Netflix on June 9, 2023. Directed by Kim Joo-hwan, this action-packed program promises to keep you on the edge of your seat with its suspense and drama.
The plot centers on two skilled boxers, Kim Gun-woo and Hong Woo-jin, who become involved with illegal moneylenders and quickly find themselves in over their heads. With the help of their friend and Olympic bronze medalist, Hong Woo-jin, they must find a way to pay off their debt and put an end to the dangerous world they have stumbled into.
Here is a closer look at some of the main characters in the series:
Kim Gun-woo (Woo Do-hwan)
Kim Gun-woo is a talented boxer who dreams of becoming famous. Unfortunately, he becomes involved with illegal moneylenders and quickly finds himself trapped in their world. Woo Do-hwan brings this character to life, and you may recognize him from other titles such as “The King: Eternal Monarch” and “The Great Seducer”.
Hong Woo-jin (Lee Sang-yi)
Hong Woo-jin is Geon-woo’s friend and a skilled boxer who has won an Olympic bronze medal. However, he has always lived in Geon-woo’s shadow, never able to beat him in competitions. When Geon-woo becomes involved with criminals, he is determined to help his friend, no matter the cost. Lee Sang-yi is known for his roles in “Suits”, “I’ve Returned After One Marriage” and “Youth of May”.
Kim Myeong-gil (Park Sung-woong)
Kim Myeong-gil is a dangerous moneylender who took advantage of the legendary Choi’s disappearance to position himself as the top player in the business. Unlike his predecessor, who sought to help others, Kim Myeong-gil is only interested in taking people’s money, no matter how they get it. Park Sung-woong is known for his roles in “Snowdrop” and “When the Devil Calls Your Name”.
Choi Tae-ho (Heo Joon-ho)
President Choi is a legendary moneylender who had a 0% interest rate but disappeared for a while. When he returns, he has been paralyzed from the waist down after a fight with Myeong-gil. He hires Geon-woo and Woo-jin as bodyguards for his adoptive daughter due to their fighting skills. Heo Joon-ho is known for his roles in “Why Her” and “Designated Survivor”.
If you love drama, action, and suspense, be sure to add “Hounds” to your watchlist on Netflix. You won’t be disappointed!