A thriller, mysterious, full of suspense and fantasies, and with a pinch of romance, the K-drama “Adamas” have it all. It aired from 27th July to 15th September 2022, every Wednesday and Thursday at 22:30 (KST). It is also available on Disney+ for some selected regions.
It starred Ji Sung as Ha Woo-Shin and Song Soo-Hyun as the twin brothers, Seo Ji-Hye as Eun Hye-Soo, and Lee Soo-Kyung as Kim Seo-Hee. It was directed by Park Seung-Woo, written by Choi Tae-Kang, and composed by Jang Young-Kyu.
It was produced by So Jae-Hyun, Park Mae-Hee, Lee Dong-Eun, and Park Gyu-Won. It has 16 episodes, each of 1 hour and 10 minutes on average. It is the story of twin brothers, Woo-Shin and Soo-Hyun, who both try to find out the truth about the murder of their stepfather 22 years ago with different perspectives and methods.
Both of them did not know that the other was busy finding out the truth, and they didn’t tell each other too so that the other won’t worry and live carefreely. The best part is the special appearance of the actor Ahn Bo-Hyun as Kwon Min-Ju, who died in the accident.
Lee Chang-Woo was their biological father. Soo-Hyun didn’t know that. Even Woo-Shin was told by her mom before dying. Lee Chang-Woo was framed as the real murderer. He himself admitted his crime. But the murder weapon was not found, and the eye witness was also warned to lie; otherwise, his family would be harmed. So, it was no chance that he was the real culprit.
It has been written nicely and intelligently, and everything is on point- the characters, the soundtrack, the storyline, the plot, and the mesmerizing acting done by all the actors. It is an underrated drama because everyone wants romance, but here the main focus is on the murder mystery. It is definitely worth watching. It has a 7.1 rating on IMDB and an overall 4.4 stars.
Adamas K-Drama Facts
Many viewers also said that the story was a little slow, draggy, and boring initially, but everyone loved it. And also, Heo Sung Tae, as Choi Tae Sung, played the role of the villain beautifully.
1. Concept of twin brothers
They are alike but polar opposites and have very different personalities. It is very interesting to watch both of them. The actor did a very good job.
2. Ha Woo-Shin, a very popular writer
In the first episode, Ha Woo-Shin gets an offer to be a ghostwriter where he would be living in his client’s house, he would not get access to his phone, he would be provided with a landline, and he also couldn’t leave the place until the novel would be ready.
He signed the contract just after he got it because it had a huge sum of money.
3. Entry of a new girl
It was just like a romantic and mysterious type of entry. In the scene, the girl was driving the car while listening to the radio. When she reached the parking lot, she saw Woo-Shin and found him familiar.
When she went towards him, the guard stopped her and told her to park her car directly, and she missed him. Now, how did she know him? Who was she, and what is her connection to the story? Her name is Kim Soo Hee.
4. Saying goodbye is always heartbreaking
The mother of twin brothers was bedridden for a very long time. They were ready for the moment, but still, it was very sad and painful for them to lose their mother.
5. Many cute and laughing moments
There were many cute moments in which you could not control your laughter. The older twin brother Soo-Hyun is a kind of crazy, straightforward, kind, and very cheerful guy, whereas Woo-Shin is a serious type.
Also read : 40 Korean Comedy Dramas to Watch Right Now.
6. Is Dong Rim to be Woo-Shin’s assistant?
When Woo-Shin arrived at his room, he was shocked to see Dong Rim in his bathroom. He said that their boss sent him here to be his assistant and he would also receive a large sum of money. But Woo-Shin did not like that. Will he allow Dong Rim to live with him?
7. Surprising lady Ms. Kwon
She was very rude and suspicious. When the chairman was absent, she made herself the boss of the house. The house was very weird. Everyone lived according to 19th-century rules, like so many maids, and no one was allowed to converse with them.
She hated Woo-Shin from the moment he entered the house. Everyone, including all the staff and security members, said she did not like anyone except the chairman. The hatred she had for everyone was clearly visible in her snake-like eyes.
8. Hye-Soo, the daughter-in-law of the chairman
Woo-Shin went to a garden where he met Hye-Soo in search of a flower. She warned him about the house and the chairman. Indirectly, she told him that the death of his second son was not an accident and it was very dangerous to live here but not for her.
She was the only daughter of Eunkook Medical Center and married the eldest son. Dong Rim told Woo-Shin that, according to rumors, she is a psycho.
9. Interview with Mr. Kwon
The director Mr. Kwon took entry in a helicopter. When asked for the interview by Woo Shin, he cross-asked questions about her daughter-in-law’s answers. Indirectly, he was spying on his daughter-in-law in the name of this interview. Woo Shin asked him to find a new ghostwriter.
But, in return, he managed to convince him not to leave this job.
10. Upcoming elections
Hwang Byeong Chul advertised himself a lot to win the elections. He was trying to reinstate the death penalty. But he got stabbed in his thigh by the man of chairman named, Mr. Choi.
Hwang Byeong-Chul was stabbed by a knife in his thigh, and he was immediately taken to the hospital. It was found out later that the men of the Haesong told him something to do, but he denied it.
Then, in the hospital, he agreed to do whatever they wanted, and in return, he would win the elections.
11. Kim Soo-Hee to meet Soo-Hyun
In the meantime, Soo-Hee went to the office of the prosecutor Soo-Hyun. Soo-Hee was a tv reporter. She always stands for justice and fights against evil no matter the situation.
She told Soo-Hyun to stop Heang from winning the election because, in this way, the twin brothers would never be able to reveal the truth about their father.
The truth was that Lee Chang-Woo, the biological father, was framed for the murder of the stepfather. He was innocent. Woo-Shin’s mother also told him this before dying. If Hwang won the election, Lee Chang-Woo would have to face the death penalty, which was an injustice to him.
She left all the documents like the evidence was not found, and many more such articles with Soo-Hyun to make him understand the whole situation.
12. What is Adamas?
Do you think that is why a very popular writer agrees to be a ghostwriter just for some money?
There are many different purposes why Woo-Shin agreed to do this project. Adamas is a sword with diamonds on the pointed part. He wanted that Adamas. He also knew who Mr. Choi was and his whole truth.
Adamas is obtained from a Greek word meaning unable to conquer. It had an arrowhead which was a 300-carat diamond that was worth tens of billions of won.
Mr. Choi was not a member of Mr. Kwon’s men. Instead, he was an undercover cop who was watching everyone in that residence.
13. The two sides
You will get to see the two sides of the situation. The problem was the same for both brothers, which was how to prove the Innocence of their biological father and to find the real murderer of their stepfather.
But, both would find different approaches and ways to solve the problem. It would be very interesting to watch this.
Also read: Beginner’s Guide to Jujutsu Kaisen!
14. Meeting with the chairman
When the chairman got out and knew that Mr. Choi had pointed a gun at Woo-Shin, he started meeting and interrogating him. Hye-Soo watched the scene where Mr. Choi was pointing the gun.
The meeting ended with the chairman agreeing with the statement of Woo-Shin when he said that he just went for a walk.
15. Ms. Kwon- a real obstacle?
Mr. Choi warned Woo-Shin that Ms. Kwon was really a dangerous woman. The housemaid got hospitalized three times, and her doctor said that she had been given rat poison and Ms. Kwon was behind all this.
She gets suspicious over small things. She was also not happy because the chairman liked Woo-Shin without her consent. All the members first had to get through her eyes and then the chairmen. But here, this was not the scenario.
16. Soo-Hyun went to investigate the witness
He went to the house of a man who had given the statement that he had seen Lee Chang Woo at night in a jacket of red color and green stripes.
He found that the witness was color blind, and he falsified his statement and got money for his wife’s treatment, who got into an accident five days before the murder.
17. Woo-Shin to find Adamas
Woo-Shin learned from Dong-Rim that the house was very old and designed in such a way that all the floors were similar.
He checked the chairman’s room and found the hidden place below the floor. When he opened it, the chairman came and asked him what he was doing. He replied that they had an interview.
The chairman said in the interview that the Haesong group was established by his father, and inspired by his logo, Mr. Kwon made the Adamas himself to improve the company’s condition as a game changer. It became the company’s symbol, which will be given to his son after retirement.
18. Ms. Oh – a spy of Ms. Kwon
Ms. Oh was watching and following Woo-Shin frequently. She was watching me when Hye-Soo detected metal in his hand. Woo-Shin found Ms. Oh red-handed following him, and then they both went to Ms. Kwon to clear the matter.
19. Ms. Kwon caught by Mr. Kwon
Ms. Kwon had given an assignment to the secretary of the chairman to find out about the details of the surgery of Woo-Shin. The medical reports showed that he had a fracture, but in reality, he hadn’t.
It was found out that Hye-Soo had changed the reports because she knows the Eunkook medical center. Woo-Shin also found that it was Hye-Soo who had given him the letter.
In the letter, it was written that Lee Chang-Woo was not the real culprit, and the murder weapon was Adamas. She got this information from her husband. The suspicious person now was the chairman who had been murdered.
After finding out about Ms. Kwon’s doings, the chairman scolded her very much. In the middle of the conversation, Ms. Kwon took the name of his son, which made him angrier, and he threw the book at her. She was bleeding, and then she apologized and went away.
20. The witness and his wife committed suicide
The witness was color blind, and his wife also got in an accident because of these situations, and under the influence of Haesong men, he lied in court.
But, when he saw the son of the victim after 22 years, he was frightened that his family might get hurt. He had called the men for whom he had lied, but they did nothing.
So, he decided to suicide. He had jumped from his apartment after killing his wife. Soo-Hyun saw this news on the TV as soon as he came home. Then, he found the presence of someone in his home.
21. Mr. Choi to kill Woo Shin
Mr. Choi suddenly came to Woo Shin’s room and warned him to leave the house. As they were talking, Woo Shin was drinking water. Suddenly, he choked and fell to the ground, and he was unable to breathe.
Mr. Choi was unable to understand the situation, and then suddenly, he remembered the rat poison given by Ms. Kwon. Woo Shin was pointing out medicines, but there were a lot of them.
Mr. Choi went fast and grabbed the Vitamin K pills. When he turned, Woo Shin was not they’re lying. Instead, he was sitting on the sofa. Then, he stated a part of his book where the main character was fed rat poison, and then he took Vitamin K to remove its effect.
Mr. Choi became angry and grabbed his collar. He then warned him that the entire headquarters team was following his brother Soo-Hyun at that moment, and he had no option other than to go away.
22. Who was Soo-Hee?
When Soo-Hyun heard the news, he felt someone’s presence around him. When asked, it was found to be Soo-Hee. She was crying and blaming herself for the death of the witness and his wife.
She also said that she should not let Soo-Hyun meet them. She said that her parents died, which means they were her parents, and this was the reason she was very determined to solve this case.
Soo-Hyun asked her many times why she was very curious to know the truth of the case 22 years ago, with her having no relation to the victim. Now, he knew the reason. Both of them knew that it was not suicide. They decided to find the truth together.
23. Woo-Shin asked Dong-Rim to leave
When Mr. Choi blackmailed Woo-Shin regarding his brother, he immediately went to call him, but he did not answer. He decided to take Hye-Soo on his side because he thought that she would know about the killer.
He asked Dong-Rim to leave. Dong-Rim asked him for some money as his dad had to undergo a liver transplant operation.
24. The chairman apologized to Ms. Kwon
The chairman asked Ms. Oh to give her some supplements for her knees and also asked her to convince her to meet him.
When Ms. Kwon came, he gave her a cup of tea and agreed that he was reminded of Minju whenever he saw Woo-Shin. Then, he also apologized to her for his behavior and saw her injury. He also showed gratitude to her and what is her importance in his life. This teared her up.
25. An Eye in the Sky
Dong-Rim was talking about the similarities Ms. Kwon and Woo-Shin had. They both were cranky and becoming old because they had not dated before.
But then Mr. Choi took Woo-Shin out in the open area and showed him a helicopter. He then pointed towards the sky. The drone always flies very high in the sky to observe everyone. The security system at Heasong was very high, so everyone, along with their body biometrics, we’re assigned a unique serial number and watched everyone.
He told so to clear him that there was no chance of stealing the Adamas. Even he is not excluded from the security system. He then asked Woo-Shin to bring proper evidence that the chairman was the murderer and the Adamas were the evidence. He couldn’t risk his 2-year project just on suspicion.
26. The funeral of Soo-Hee’s parents
At the funeral of her parents, one detective came to investigate the situation from her. She told that she had given her statement yesterday too. The detective asked about her opinion that it could be murder and not a suicide case, but she said it was suicide.
When Soo-Hyun came to the funeral, he gave her a Taser for self-protection. There, she told him that he was also in danger. Someone was keeping an eye on them, and they would kill Soo-Hyun first.
27. Soo-Hee was the real eyewitness
She also told him that when that accident happened, she was also present in the car and she saw the man who killed his father. But his father told her not to tell anyone about the incident as someone was forcing him to do so by harming the family.
28. Woo-Shin blackmailed Hye-Soo with her own recording
Woo-Shin went to Hye-Soo and clearly asked about the real murderer. Hye-Soo told him that she didn’t know several times. But he kept urging her about what she listened from her husband. She then finally told that she listened. The father was the one who killed the Adamas, and Lee Chang-Woo was just a fall.
Woo-Shin asked him if she should help him with his project. She just had to find out who had recommended him to the chairman. But she declined, and then he showed her the recording in which her own statement was there. Now, she had no option but to decline him.
29. The chairman announced the end of his memoir
Dong-Rim, before leaving, kept the notes of the interview on the table when the chairman entered and said that he was unaware of the fact.
The fact was that he and Hye-Soo both are leaving for a month’s summer vacation on the favorite island of his son. So he would not be able to continue writing his memoir. He also said that it was not decided when they would come back, so they couldn’t even postpone it. He decided to cancel it.
30. Don-Rim accidentally listened to the chairman’s new business
When Dong-Rim was going out of the chairman’s room, he noticed a female staff was saying something to the chairman in sign language. He knows sign language because of his father. They were talking about a new business. He told all this to Woo-Shin.
Woo-Shin took him to the chairman and told him that they knew everything. In return, the chairman asked if they had to stay in his house for a longer time, and they couldn’t go before the elections.
Woo-Shin was happy because this was what he wanted. He wanted to stay in the house and steal the Adamas. If the memoir got canceled, he would lose this chance. This all made Ms. Kwon very angry, and all her happiness went down when she heard that Woo-Shin wouldn’t go anywhere and he would stay at their place only.
She lost control and broke everything in Woo-Shin’s room. She was throwing everything when she noticed a letter which was torn up in the dustbin, but something was written on it.
31. Soo-Hyun and Soo-Hee together made the sketch of the real murderer
As Soo-Hee was the eyewitness, Soo-Hyun, without wasting any time, called a drawing expert who make the portrait of the real murderer. This portrait will help them a lot in the case to find the truth as earliest as possible.
32. Soo-Hyun went to investigate Lee Chang-Woo
Soo-Hyun went to Lee Chang-Woo he got the portrait to investigate him. He asked if he knew the person in the portrait, but he denied it.
Then he asked about the murder weapon, and he again said he didn’t know. This made Soo-Hyun very angry, and he promised him that he would reveal everything very soon.
33. The chairman decided to retire
The chairman went to meet Hyunju, his son. After talking about certain matters, he confessed that he was getting conscious about his health and needed to focus on himself, so he decided to retire.
And after retiring, his son had to take care of everything. He then remembered when he told this to his other son Minju, he didn’t accept it and said he knew everything about Haesong. He also said that he was ashamed of the work, he didn’t want to live a life like that of his father, and he didn’t want to be a criminal.
34. Woo-Shin decided to start a fire in the house
He observed that there were many different kinds of paintings, sculptures, and artworks that would be the most expensive. Then, he started looking for a fire extinguishing system. There were only sand containers and no fire extinguisher, and he thought about what would happen to those artworks if they caught fire. They wouldn’t have an option except for water which would damage them.
He then went to enquire about this through Mr. Choi. He explained to him that after the fire alarm goes off, everyone has to evacuate within 3 minutes, and halogen gas will come while walls will be taken down through the security system.
He also said that at that point, there would be no oxygen available, so if a person accidentally couldn’t come out, he would suffocate to death.
35. Ms. Kwon blackmailed Dong-Rim
Dong-Rim learned that his father was moved to a VIP room in the hospital, and it was Ms. Kwon who had done it.
When he went to thank her, she blackmailed him into betraying Woo-Shin, but he denied it. After some time, when he went to call his mother to know about his father’s condition, she told him that it had worsened just after he was moved to the VIP room.
This drama had a lot of suspense, and it keeps you engaged throughout to know more about what happens next in the story.