The Village: Achiara's Secret

The Village: Achiara's Secret

Other name: 마을-아치아라의 비밀, Maeul: Achiaraui Bimil

Channel: SBS

Status: Completed

Released: 2015

Plot Summary:

Achiara is a small and peaceful village with nearly zero crime. One day, So-Yoon (Moon Geun-Young) arrives in Achiara. She will teach English at the local school. On her first day at work, she finds a buried body. So-Yoon and Police Officer Woo-Jae (Yook Sung-Jae) attempt to find the truth. As they get closer to the truth, the ugliness of the village is revealed.

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  • The Village: Achiara's Secret: Episode 15

    Just when I thought we’d all had Village figured out, the drama throws in a curveball, and it’s a doozy. You won’t hear me complaining about tossing in a late-game twist, since my concern was that there was too little mystery heading into the finale, with most of the clues being revealed to the audience while we waited for the characters to catch up.

  • The Village: Achiara's Secret: Episode 14

    This drama always wake up by full of twists. My heart beats up and down by such a surprise the drama make. How strong our heroine is and how much love she spend to her sister. I respect the way the brim with plots, secrets and ever-changing direction interesting me. The characters continue to develop dimensions, and as we head into the final stretch, the big question remains hanging in the air.

  • The Village: Achiara's Secret: Episode 13

    So Yoon determined to discover all about the truth, no matter the whole town seems to distract her. Although, she is not professional detective, her persistence and sister’s love is paid off.

  • The Village: Achiara's Secret: Episode 12

    Running deep in the town , the delusion, it is really doffiult to unwrap the serect whih is hidden for such a long time.

  • The Village: Achiara's Secret: Episode 11

    After Agasshi corners a woman in the rainy street at night, he takes her to a secluded area and injects her with drugs. He thinks, “Attraction and revulsion. Joy and horror. Heaven and hell. The only difference is one drop of SB.”

  • The Village: Achiara's Secret: Episode 10

    The investigation proess go slowly but , reveal some significant step, our gullible, simple-minded petty officer is growing up. Though I did find his naivety mildly frustrating in past episodes, the more he is challenged, the graver his demeanor becomes, and it’s a gratifying progression into adulthood.

  • The Village: Achiara's Secret: Episode 9

    Village get more and more shock for viewer when toward to end, and so this episode. The show is not bring the same feeling every episode, undeniable, from curiously, gruesome, chilling, surprisingly. And it’s nice to see that Hye Jin soul is still causing ripples, if only for the satisfaction in knowing that as much as people tried to ignore her existence when she was alive and again after she’d disappeared, in the end she isn’t going quietly.

  • The Village: Achiara's Secret: Episode 8

    Our heroine turns a corner and happily, finally, shows some grit in the face of obnoxious—nice So-yoon was in trouble, since her appearance seems uncomfortable to accept by the village citizen. But snub So-yoon is, pleasantly, more proactive and assertive, and it’s a relief to see her pushing back and refusing to roll over quietly like the town expects. Just like her sister?

  • The Village: Achiara's Secret: Episode 7

    Ah, I feel like our characters are finally catching up to speed with the rest of us, now that they’re putting together answers to some of our biggest questions. Next up is figuring out the whys of it all, as some serious doubts crop up and loyalties come into question. The problem with this town isn’t in figuring out who’s guilty of the crime, but rather, who’s guilty of which crime, since it’s starting to look like everybody’s got their fingers in some kind of shadiness. Maybe the reason there’s been no crime in Achiara in the last ten years is because everybody’s too busy covering their own ass to bother reporting anyone else? Just a theory.

  • The Village: Achiara's Secret: Episode 6

    As our heroine notes in this episode, just when one path seems to be going nowhere, a new one opens up. I still find the investigation plodding in regards to connecting dots quickly (in that they don’t), but at least there are a lot of dots being connected. What we lack in speed we at least make up for in quantity, as our leads track down more clues, connecting loose threads that must connect below the surface, if they just dig far enough to uncover the connections.

  • The Village: Achiara's Secret: Episode 5

    Some mysteries come into clearer focus, but happily for the story’s sake, those answers just serve to spawn more mysteries. The identity questions are rather obvious so I’d hoped the story wouldn’t get stuck figuring those out (since we’d figured them out already), and it’s a relief to move forward with the mystery, which hints at deeper goings-on underneath the surface.

  • The Village: Achiara's Secret: Episode 4

    More suspects emerge in the case, where increasingly, things are not as they seem on the surface. The harder our leads work to get to the truth of the matter, the harder opposing forces work to ensure the truth remains buried. On the upside, our leads are dogged and persistent, though they’ll need more than pure grit to outsmart the bigwigs with deep pockets and selfish agendas.

  • The Village: Achiara's Secret: Episode 3

    It’s a rainy night in Achiara when high school mean girl Ga-young sneaks out and gets picked up by a driver she knows, on her way to meet her friends. The driver puts a hand on her leg, and suddenly Ga-young looks worried, while back at home her mother finds her bedroom empty.

  • The Village: Achiara's Secret: Episode 2

    We settle into the mystery and the town, as we get a deeper look at our characters and what drives them, as well as the secrets they’re all harboring. And yeah, there are a lot of secrets in every corner of the village, bolstered by warring agendas that keep everyone firmly in the Suspicious and Shifty category. The show does answer a few questions for us right off the bat—but not without raising more, of course. It’s a whole Pandora’s box of buried truths (literally, in some cases), and our heroine is just getting started.

  • The Village: Achiara's Secret: Episode 1

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