PLOT (cr. wikipedia)
Smart and hopeful medical student Kang Ma-ru (Song Joong-ki) has been in love all his life with his slightly older next-door neighbor Han Jae-hee (Park Si-yeon), a television reporter. He is an adoring boyfriend and she always considered Ma-ru her home.
But when her situation takes a turn for the worse and Jae-hee becomes desperate to escape poverty, she meets a man who changes everything -- a rich CEO who introduces her to a life of comfort. So she turns her back on Ma-ru, choosing money over love. The brutal betrayal leaves Ma-ru fractured -- not just angry, but a completely changed man.
A few years later, Ma-ru is now 30 years old and works as a bartender and gigolo, no longer a "nice guy." He then meets Seo Eun-gi (Moon Chae-won), a young chaebol heiress who's being groomed to take over her father's conglomerate. Eun-gi is cold and calculating, business-savvy, and raised by her father to never show emotion to anyone. But Ma-ru intrigues her, and she becomes curious, and then interested, and then she can’t stop thinking about him.
And when Eun-gi loses her memory after an accident, Ma-ru decides to takes advantage of her as a pawn in his plans for revenge. Eun-gi falls in love with Ma-ru, not knowing that he’s using her to get back at his ex, Jae-hee, who happens to be Eun-gi's young, gold-digging stepmother.
The Innocent Man is rather different from the usual K-dramas that I've watched before (that's really not saying much 'cause I've only watched just about 5 dramas).
It's dark. It's passionate. It's vengeful. It's full of spite.
Every character is doing their best to mark their spot in this drama. I feel bad for MaRu though. A lot of the viewers probably do too. He transformed from this kind, intelligent guy to a revenge-seeking monster. His love for JaeHee never left him and thus he can never let go of his past. I think this is the main reason why he's so determined on retaliating. You can't deny how "electrifying" the chemistry between Joong-Ki and Chae-Won is. And I have to stress that I am MaRu-EunGi biased. Who would even ship MaRu-JaeHee?? That's REVOLTING!!!
Overall, I am looking forward to how the rest of this drama will unfold. As for now though, all I can do is wait for the episodes to be released and subbed as this is an on-going drama in Korea. So if you have time, go watch it too! ^^