With ‘Squid Game‘ becoming the most-watched K-drama on Netflix all over the world, people have been looking around for more K-drama recommendations. With the popularity of thriller K-dramas through the roof, Netflix is also releasing new shows. And the new addition to the category is “My Name,” an action-packed Korean thriller with some amazing cast members to make the story come alive. The story follows a daughter preparing herself to avenge her father’s death. Written by Kim Ba Da and directed by Kim Jin-Min, the show is being appreciated by fans all over the world. Here is everything you need to know about ‘My Name,’ from its cast members to the episode schedule and the streaming details.
A solid watch buffered by strong acting all-around, great cinematography, and a bangin’ soundtrack. The show follows the journey of Ji Woo, daughter of an apparent ‘gangster’. As her father is brutally murdered in front of her on her birthday. She is filled with regret and rage, wanting the murderer to be either behind the bars or six feet under. But with the police refusing to take the investigation further because of less evidence, she decides to take the matter into her own hands. From training between the men from the mafia to killing the person who killed her father.
Cast & Characters
Playing the protagonist of ‘My Name’ is Han So Hee as Yoon Ji Woo. So Hee got to fame with Netflix’s K-drama ‘Nevertheless’. Playing Ji Woo, she will be coming into the drug ring. She hopes to kill the person responsible for her father’s death. Known for his movies like Seven Days and The Scam, 1987: When the Day Comes, Park Hee Soon plays Choi Mu Jin. The boss of the drug ring and the self-claimed best friend and brother to Ji-woo’s father. He is the one who takes Ji Woo under his wing, letting her train herself for revenge. Ahn Bo Hyun from ‘Itaewon Class’ and ‘Yumi’s Cell’ is playing Jeon Pil Do. A fellow officer in Incheon Metropolitan Police Agency’s Narcotics unit and Ji Woo’s senior in the drug operation.
Ji Woo’s father, Yoon Dong Hoon, is played by actor Yoon Kyung Ho. He is known for his small roles in dramas like Itaewon Class, The Dude In Me, Crazy Romance, and Start-Up. After playing a part in the directing team of ‘Spring Must Be Coming’, and ‘Money Game’, Kim Sang Ho plays Cha Gi Ho, making his acting debut. He is the leader of the Inchang Metropolitan Police Agency’s Narcotics unit. And the one responsible for Ji-woo’s transfer to his division.
My Name: Episode Schedule & Streaming Details
The K-drama ‘My Name’ was released on October 15, 2021, and is available to watch on Netflix. The series has eight episodes in total, with each episode being around 50 mins long. An episode schedule for ‘My Name is not available. As unlike other on-air k-dramas, Netflix has released all episodes of ‘My Name’ series at once, not wanting to keep fans on edge. While many fans prefer watching the shows at once, without waiting for the cliffhanger to get the answer a week later. Many fans wanted the episodes to come out one by one, to keep to thrill on. Ever since its release, the show has been trending in the Top Ten category in most countries.
While many people had already binged on the show when it first came out, many reviews point to the fact that the show is promising, even if not at the level of ‘Squid Games’. However, there is no need for comparison. Many fans have been praising Han Soo Hee and Park Hee Soon for their performances in the show. While some fans are saying that the whole series could have been a movie. And that the storyline of the show is predictable for this genre, the actors have been a major saving and twisting point of the show.