In KBS drama “My Golden Life”, Choi Dokyung’s maternal grandfather is a rather complex man. As the drama unfolds, he shows many different sides of himself. At this current stage, by Episode 38, I feel that he is such a vindictive old man!
The first time we saw him, I was surprised that after hearing about how stern and difficult he was from the mouths of the Choi family, that he openly welcomed Seo Jian, supposedly his long lost grand-daughter, with open arms. But no, he showed his manipulative ways later on with the Seo sisters and then from there, with his grandson. No matter that he is the Founder and Chairman of the powerful Haessung Group, his stature has dropped many notches in my eyes.
For someone who started his business empire from scratch, I would have expected him to watch with anticipation and delight that his grandson had the guts, strength and determination to become successful after he has been striped penniless. That his grandson is not just living off what he has built and that his legacy will be left in good hands and continue to thrive and grow should make him proud.
But no, this old man is so vindictive that he has to cut off every tiny avenue of progress his grandson makes, even if he has not leveraged on any of his Haesung Group connections or made use of Haesung’s money. He said it himself and with great relish that he has crippled and broken him and that Choi Dokyung would come crawling back.
I am so glad that Choi Dokyung is not what he thinks! The old man has no clue how strong his grandson is and his determination not to live under the shadows of his grandfather ever again. No matter how difficult, he is going to strike out on his own, with his bare hands and with blood, sweat and tears, if necessary.
Yes, Oppa Choi, show that vindictive old man and let him eat his words! Fighting! And you know you have us supporting you every step of the way!
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