With a gripping plot and gravitating characters, we couldn’t ask for a better makjang drama than The Penthouse 2.
In a power play maneuvered by money and fame, the rich stands at the apex of power, while the poor descends to a bottomless pit. In such context, deceit and cruelty need not be predicated on reason.
The Penthouse: War in Life 2’s narrative arc is all about revenge. It features a tug of war between the greed of the offenders and the wrath of the abused. Life, more than anything else, is at stake.
Title: The Penthouse 2
Streaming Platform: Viu
Themes: Revenge | Dark Family Secrets | Social Inequalities
Length: 13 Episodes
Broadcast Date: 19 February 2021 – 02 April 2021
Main Leads: Eugene | Kim So Yeon | Uhm Ki Joon | Lee Ji Ah | Yoon Jong Hoon
Highlights: Intriguing Storyline | Powerful Character Portrayal | Relevant Social Issues
Related Dramas: Sky Castle | Graceful Friends
Season 1 Quick Plot Round-Up
The talented middle-schooler, Bae Ro Na (Kim Hyun Soo), wishes to enter the prestigious Cheong Ah Arts High School. Her mother, Oh Yoon Hee (Eugene), who single-handedly raised her, straightforwardly discourages her to pursue her dream. Yoon Hee, herself, was once an undisputed classical singer back in high school. Unfortunately, someone stole her chance for the college scholarship she badly wanted.
Fast forward to the present time, the celebrated opera singer, Cheon Seo Jin (Kim So Yeon), meets Ro Na. The young girl implores her to become her voice teacher. But Seo Jin discovers that the gifted teenager happens to be her high school rival’s daughter. Ro Na now becomes a threat to the mediocre Ha Eun Byeol (Choi Ye Bin), Seo Jin’s daughter.