I have not seen this drama, but I have included it in my list of what-to-watch soon as I get my downtime from work, studying and deadlines ;-) Here are some info, though.
Story Of A Man
KBS2 – 20 episodes
Who will be the final victor?
Money begets tragedy
Kim Shin (Park Yong-ha) borrows money from loan sharks, putting himself up as collateral. He needs the money to protect his family after his brother killed himself in response to being framed as having served contaminated dumplings. To break away from the grip of the loan sharks, Kim heads to the local broadcasting company to seek out the reporter who wrongly accused his brother. He ends up in an attempted murder case and goes to jail. His family is forced to sever all contact with him and flees to the countryside. It also means farewell to Kyeong-ah (Park Si-yeon), the woman whom he loves.
Zeroes in on making money
In jail, Kim finds out that a man named Chae Do-woo (Kim Kang-woo) of the Chaedong Group is deeply involved in the dumpling scandal. Encountering inmates from all walks of life, Kim transforms into a financially savvy man. He learns how to make money and how to live a money-centered life. Meanwhile Kyeong-ah, who has become involved in disreputable business in order to help Kim, also meets Chae Do-woo.
Money and revenge
Through fellow prisoner An Kyeong-tae (Park Ki-woong), Kim befriends Park Moon-ho (Lee Moon-shik) from the music cafe “Muse.” Along with another figure, Do Jae-myeong (Lee Philip), Kim creates a foursome “dream team” whose aim is to crush Chae in the dog-eat-dog financial world. Their total savings add up to a paltry 100 million won. That’s all they’ve got, and with this 100 million, they will have to stand up against the 400 billion won valued construction group Chaedong and Chae Do-woo. The war begins!
Director of the drama: Yoon Seong-sik
Screenwriter of the drama: Song Ji-na
Lee Philip as Do Jae-myeong
- Title: 남자이야기 / Namja-I-Yaki
- Also known as : Story of a Man / Guys Talk / The Slingshot
- Genre: Action, romance
- Episodes: 20
- Broadcast network: KBS2
- Broadcast period: 2009-Apr-06 to 2009-Jun-09
- Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55
credits/source: @ Soompi Forums, Philip Lee official thread, Dramawiki