tvN’s New Revenge Drama “Room No. 9” Unveils Complex Character Relationship Chart
tvN’s upcoming Saturday-Sunday drama “Room No. 9” has revealed an intriguing chart of its characters’ relationships!
The new revenge drama will tell the story of femme fatale Jang Hwa Sa (played by Kim Hae Sook), a 63-year-old convict on death row who mysteriously switches bodies with the successful 36-year-old attorney Eulji Hae Yi (played by Kim Hee Sun).
The two women lie at the center of the drama’s relationship chart, connected to one another by their “soul change.” However, equally important to the story is the character of Ki Yoo Jin (played by Kim Young Kwang), a 33-year-old family doctor who holds the key to Jang Hwa Sa’s and Eulji Hae Yi’s fates.
In addition to revealing that Ki Yoo Jin is romantically involved with Eulji Hae Yi, the chart piques viewers’ curiosity about his connection to Jang Hwa Sa by summarizing their relationship with a question mark. His relationship to detective Oh Bong Sam (played by Oh Dae Hwan) similarly remains a mystery.
Oh Bong Sam is a 36-year-old detective who is currently working as a traffic cop. He has a bad history with the ruthless Eulji Hae Yi and has been eagerly waiting for a chance to get back at her. However, once he encounters the “new” and strangely different Eulji Hae Yi (or rather, Jang Hwa Sa in Eulji Hae Yi’s body), he finds himself beginning to like her.
Another point of interest is SHC chairman Ki San (played by Lee Kyung Young)’s complex relationship with Jang Hwa Sa. The 64-year-old executive, whose real name is Chu Young Bae, was once romantically involved with the convict, but their relationship is now described as “revenge.” Ki San also happens to be the uncle of Ki Yoo Jin.
Other noteworthy characters in the drama include Park Sang Soo (played by Im Won Hee), an associate attorney and Eulji Hae Yi’s colleague; Kam Mi Ran (played by Kim Jae Hwa), Jang Hwa Sa’s 45-year-old prison cellmate; and Kim Mal Boon (played by Son Sook), Jang Hwa Sa’s mother, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
The chart also introduces viewers to Eul Ji Sung, a 66-year-old attorney related to Eulji Hae Yi; Hwang Tam Jung, Oh Bong Sam’s roommate and colleague; So Young Chul, a prison doctor who went to the same medical school as Ki Yoo Jin; Kim Hye Sun, Ki San’s wife; and Ki Chan Sung, the 24-year-old son of Ki San and Kim Hye Sun. It also mysteriously hints at a crucial death by introducing the late Ki Se Yong, who appears to be related to Ki San.
Additionally, the chart includes several important members of the SHC Board of Advisors: Ma Hyun Chul, Bong Sa Dal, and Kim Jong Soo (who is also Ki Chan Sung’s uncle and Kim Hye Sun’s brother), as well as Park Chul Soon, a 63-year-old high-ranking executive at the company.
“Room No. 9” premieres on October 6 at 9 p.m. KST and will be available with English subtitles on Viki.
In the meantime, check out a teaser for the drama below!