Arang and the Magistrate 아랑사또전 | korean new drama
Arang and the Magistrate (아랑사또전; Arangsatojeon) is a 2012 South Korean television series. The romantic fantasy drama is based on the folklore of Arang, who died unjustly and returns as a ghost in order to reveal the circumstances surrounding her death.
This is Lee Jun-ki's comeback project after mandatory military service and the first historical drama of Shin Min-ah's career
The drama is based on famous folklore, as most ghost stories are: During the Joseon era in the city of Miryang, Arang was the pure, beautiful, goodhearted daughter of a magistrate. She grew up without a mother and was raised by a wicked caretaker who conspired to have her raped and ruined by a servant. He attacked and she resisted, so he stabbed and killed her, and left her body to rot in the woods.
Her father, the magistrate, just believed that she dishonorably eloped with a man and so resigned his position swathed in shame. According to legend, every time a new magistrate comes to Miryang to fill the position, Arang’s vengeful ghost shows up to tell him her story and he flees in terror.
But one day a new magistrate comes to town — a young man by the name of Lee Eun-oh. Arang appears before him like every other magistrate, but this man doesn’t flee, and instead sympathizes with Arang, and promises to find her killer and avenge her death.