Throughout the end of 2020 to early 2021, the hit Korean drama titled ‘The Penthouse: War in Life’ became one of the most loved dramas in recent memory. Netizens often talk about this series on the internet because of the story and the thrilling engagement. The story, which is full of successful plot twists. This proved effective enough to keep the audience on the edge of their seat every minute that passed. That’s why when the second season of the series started, everything exploded and immediately received high ratings from viewers.
The Penthouse is one of the shows that received a fairly high rating during its international broadcast. So the second season series was released not long after the success of its first season. Joo Dong-Min directed this wonderful drama. Meanwhile, the script for the second season is still written by Kim Soon-ok, who is known for his extreme dramas or known as makjang, such as The Last Empress and Temptation of Wife.
For information, The Penthouse tells the intrigue of an affair, revenge, and the murder of residents of a luxurious place, Hera Palace. The actors in this riveting drama are Korea’s top actors. There are Lee Ji Ah, Kim So Yeon, Eugene, Um Ki Joon, Park Eun Seok to Yoon Jong Hoon.
Season 1 Summary
This first season itself tells of a rich family who lives in an apartment with 100 floors named Hera Palace. This apartment is inhabited by many families with all the intrigues of their respective problems. Their own children are at the famous luxury school, Cheong-ah Art School. The queen at Hera Palace is named Shim Su Ryoen (Lee Ji Ah). She is a smart woman with a twist but has a dark past. There is also the Cheon Seo Jin (Kim So Yeon) family who is willing to do anything for their child.
Not only them but at Hera Palace, there is also Oh Yoon Hee (played by Eugene) who inhabits the place just like everyone else. However, it was also known that Oh Yoon Hee was not as rich as the other people at Hera Palace. It’s just that he continues to try to be considered rich by those around him. He also has a bad relationship with Cheon Seo Jin.
The Penthouse does not only carry out ordinary drama stories, there are stories of revenge, murder, bullying to infidelity that are more than enough to amaze the audience with their sense of mystery and disguise.
When Min Seol Ah (Jo Soo Min) is found dead at Hera Palace, a conflict of stories arises. Any resident of the palace could be a suspect in the murder. Just entering its premiere week, The Penthouse 2 provided an unexpected surprise to its audience. Oh Yoon Hee (Eugene) took revenge on his rival Cheon Seo Jin (Kim So Yeon).
Oh Yoon Hee is married to her first love, Ha Yoon Cheol (Yoon Jong Hoon) who is Seo Jin’s ex-husband. Another surprise was when Seo Jin was surprised by the presence of Yoon Hee who was known as a fellow singer and Seo Jin’s rival. Seo Jin is also known to have sound problems leading up to the concert, making the situation even worse and unpredictable. Not only that, the romance of the inhabitants of Hera Palace also happened to Jennie’s mother, Kang Ma Ri. He deliberately kisses lawyer Lee Gyu Jin (Bong Tae Gyu) who is his best friend’s husband.
Season 2 starts off high
Penthouse 2 began broadcasting on February 19, 2021. The opening series of this story succeeded in bringing The Penthouse 2 to a satisfactory double digit rating. Quoted from Soompi, Nielsen Korea reported that the drama pocketed 16.7 percent on a national scale and 19.1 percent with a total of 2 episodes.
That figure exceeded The Penthouse’s initial record of 6.2 percent and 9.2 percent when it aired on October 26, 2020. The production team previously stated that the first episode of The Penthouse 2 is specifically for viewers aged 19 years and over or adults. This was decided after going through an internal evaluation.
If in the first season Oh Yoon-hee only intends to enter the upper class and for the sake of her child’s future, at The Penthouse 2 she will start her revenge for feeling stabbed in the back. Everything he prepared carefully and carefully. In the latest season of The Penthouse, he returned to work with Joo Dong-min who directed the first season of The Penthouse and The Last Empress.
Penthouse 2 follows elite life two years after the end of its first continuous season. In this new season, the characters will show new sides as they focus on getting revenge on each other. The second season starts with Cheon Seo-jin (Kim So-Yeon) getting married to Joo Dan-tae (Uhm Ki-joon).
However, in the middle of wedding preparations, she instead meets her ex-husband, Haa Yoon-cheol (Yoon Jong-hoon). This ex-husband and wife also had an affair.
That’s not the only problem they face. During the application program, Joo Dan-tae was also arrested by the police on charges of murdering his wife, Shim Su-ryeon (Lee Ji-ah).
On the other hand, Bae Ro-na (Kim Hyun-soo) experienced severe bullying in his middle school. Her friends and classmates called her the daughter of a murderer. His mother, Oh Yoon-hee (Eugene) was terrified by this. Previously, Shim Su-ryeon had passed away and Oh Yoon-hee was rumored to be involved in this heinous crime. In season one, Oh Yoon-hee was the one who was wanted. The conflict between the two families did not stop there. On a day that was thought to be happy, Joo Dan-tae and Cheon Seo-jin suddenly changed. Seo-jin’s ex-husband Yoon-cheol came to the event and introduced Oh Yeon-hee as his new wife.
Penthouse 2 also revealed the new appearance of Oh Yoon-hee’s character. He appeared even more fierce with a cold look from his eyes after all that had happened to him.
The new character in season 2 is played by Ahn Yun Hong
Life in the Hera Palace will never be lonely. There is a new character who will lighten (or darken) the entire series to another level, namely Jin Boon Hong, played by actress Ahn Yun Hong.
In the previous episode, Eun Byul had serious mental problems due to pressure from Cheon Seo Jin. Jin Boon Hong will later attend as Eun Byul’s personal teacher. Boon Hong is not just any tutor, he will control all of Eun Byul’s activities and life. Of course, viewers will see a change in Eun Byul and Seo Jin’s lives since Boon Hong’s arrival.
Synopsis of The Penthouse Season 2 Episode 3 and 4
Through the recording, Yoon Hee warned Seo Jin that singing at the concert was the first step for revenge.
“This is just the beginning, just wait,” Oh Yoon Hee said urgently. Receiving the threat, Seo Jin got even angrier. He took a knife to kill his enemy.
“Oh Yoon Hee, I’ll kill you,” he said.
Turning to their children, Yoon Hee’s daughter, Bae Ro Na, has returned to Korea. His ex-girlfriend, Joo Seok Hoon (Kim Young Dae), seems to be carrying him. Seok Hoon’s twin, Joo Seo Kyung is angry.
In the previous season, Oh Yoon Hee did not plead guilty to the murder of Shim Su Ryeon. Yoon Hee is also responsible for the death of a woman who turns out to be Min Seol Ah’s mother. Because Shim Su Ryeon’s killer was her husband, Joo Dan Tae. He wants to own the treasure and marry Seo Jin. However, this fact is still a mystery. So Oh Yoon Hee and Logan, Min Seol’s adopted brother work together to find the killer. He is in charge of overseeing the education and lifestyle patterns of Cheon Seo Jin’s daughter, Ha Eun Byul (player Choi Ye Bin).
Jin Boon Hong and Cheon Seo Jin met in the kitchen. Cheon Seo Jin, who returns from the trip, looks confused because all the lights in his apartment are turned off in one of the scenes in episode two of The Penthouse 2. Meanwhile, Jin Boon Hong cooks while relying on candles as a source of light. The two bumped into each other, creating a strange tension in the air. Cheon Seo Jin’s eyes suddenly glowed with anger, but Jin Boon Hong remained calm as usual.
Another crime mystery takes place in the latest episode of The Penthouse 2, after two years of bloody tragedy at the Hera Palace murders. The tragedy occurred when Bae Ro Na, Ha Eun Byul, Joo Seok Kyung, and Yoo Jenny displayed their respective abilities at a talent search event. The show is stopped at the announcement of the winner. This was due to the sudden fall of one of the students from above until he bled and died.
Apart from these five scenes, there are still many other scenes that drain the emotions of the audience of The Penthouse 2 because of the many evil intrigues, manipulations, and ingrained ambitions in this riveting Korea. This great mystery will be revealed soon in an upcoming episode of the show, so make sure you don’t miss it.