Analysis of the Ambitious Femme Fatales of Korean Dramas [part 4]


This is the fourth story of this five part series on Femme Fatales featuring Kang Seo Yeon of SBS’s Sign.

You can see the previous articles here:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Kang Seo Yeon (Hwang Sun Hee) of SBS’s Sign

Kang Seo Yeon is the only child of presidential candidate Kang Joong Hyuk (Park Young Ji). Her mother died when she was a little girl, and her father educated her early on about the duties of a first lady. As a result, Seo Yeon believes she is high enough in the social hierarchy to remove anyone who gets in her way.

Acting Power rating ★★★★★ 

When her boyfriend Suh Yoon Hyung (Gun Il of Kpop group Supernova) breaks up with her, Kang Seo Yeon devises an intricate plan to kill him. She also eliminates all the people she hired to complete her first kill job without fear or doubt. When Yoon Ji Hoon (Park Shin Yang) shows her the evidences linking her to the murders, she slips in potassium cyanide in his coffee without hesitation. .

Signs of regret 0

Kang Seo Yeon is always confident that she’s doing the right thing. She’s thick-skinned enough to casually watch a video of herself committing murder.

Perfect Match: Yoon Ji Hoon (Park Shin Yang)

Both Kang Seo Yeon and Yoon Ji Hoon do not know when to give up. It’s a never ending Tom-and-Jerry race – Kang Seo Yeon tries to eliminate any traces of proof, and Yoon Ji Hoon endlessly follows her up with new evidences. Ultimately, the race ended once one of them was killed. 

Last part of the series coming soon!

Written in Korean by [email protected]; translated by [email protected]