Bridal Mask - Korean Drama
Current user rating: 96/100 (2288 votes)
- Drama: Bridal Mask (English title)
- Revised romanization: Gaksital
- Hangul: 각시탈
- Director: Yun Seong-Sik
- Writer: Huh Young-Man (comic), Yoo Hyun-Mi
- Network: KBS2
- Episodes: 28
- Release Date: May 30, 2012 - September 6, 2012
- Runtime: Wed. & Thu. 21:55
- Language: Korean
- Country: South Korea
Lee Kang-To wears a gaksital mask and avenges the brutality during the Japanese colonial era in South Korea.
Lee Kang-To (Joo Won) is a detective during the period of Japanese occupancy in South Korea. His father was a nobleman, possessing power and wealth, but he devoted himself and his fortune to the independence movement. His father was then killed. After the death of Lee Kang-To's father, Lee Kang-To and his mother supported his older brother Lee Kang-San (Shin Hyun-Joon), who was smart enough to enter the top university. Yet, Lee Kang-San also took part in the independence movement. He was then arrested and became an invalid to due severe beatings. Lee Kang-To, sick of the independence movement, now wants to become successful no matter what. He then becomes a detective.
A month prior to the funeral of Lee Gong, a high ranking officer, Lee Kang-To captures a fighter from the independence movement. His name is Mok Dam Sa Ri (Jeon No-Min). Lee Kang-To is then promoted to a deputy assistant commissioner.
At Lee Gong's funeral, Mok Dan (Jin Se-Yeon) throws a stone at the picture of the deceased high ranking officer. Lee Kang-To and other detectives capture Mok Dan. At this time, the masked Gaksital appears. Gaksital saves Mok Dan from Lee Kang-To and escapes.
Later, Mok Dan is able to attend the trial of Mok Dam Sa Ri and the other fighters from the national independence movement. She then witnesses her father receiving the death sentence. Mok Dan then jumps out and fights Lee Kang-To and the court police to save her father. Mok Dan is captured and again faces Detective Lee Kang-To. Then, Gaksital appears and fights Lee Kang-To. During the skirmish, Mok Dan and her father are able to escape.
- Takes over the KBS2 Wed. & Thu. 21:55 time slot previously occupied by "The Equator Man" and will be followed by "Nice Guy" in September, 2012.
- Based on the comic "Gaksital" by Huh Young-Man - first published in 1974.
- First script reading took place at the KBS Annex Building in Seoul on February 3, 2012. About 40 actors and actresses gathered including Joo Won, Jin Se-Yeon, Park Gi-Woong and Han Chae-Ah.
- Budget for the drama is approximately 10 billion won ($9 million USD).
- Ep. 19, originally scheduled to air Thursday, August 2, 2012, will instead air Wednesday 8, 2012 due to the London Olympics.
|Joo Won||Jin Se-Yeon||Park Ki-Woong||Han Chae-Ah|
|Lee Kang-To||Mok Dan||Kimura Shunji||Chae Hong-Joo|
|Shin Hyun-Joon||Song Ok-Suk||Jeon No-Min||Lee Kyung-Sil||Ahn Hyung-Joon|
|Lee Kang-San||Kang-To's mother||Mok Dam Sa Ri||Oh Dong-Nyeon||Katsuyama Jun|
|Yoon Bong-Kil||Kwon Tae-Won||Lee Il-Jae||Jeon Hyun||Son Byung-Ho|
|Abe Shinji||Choi Myung-Sub||Lee Sun||Baek Gun||Leader of the circus Jo|
|Lee Byung-Joon||Son Yeo-Eun||Seo Yun-A||Cheon Ho-Jin||Park Joo-Hyung|
|Shin Nan-Da||Sun-Hwa||Gye-Soon||Kimura Taro||Kimura Kenji|
|Jeon Kuk-Hwan||Bruce Khan||Kim Eung-Soo||Yoon Jin-Ho||Kim Jung-Nan|
|Ueno Hideki||Ginpei Gato||Konno Goji||Goiso Tadanobu||Lee Hwa-Gyung|
|Choi Dae-Hoon||Bang Joong-Hyun||Ban Min-Jung||Kim Bang-Won||Ji Seo-Yun|
|Minami Tamao||Park Sung-Mo||Anna||Deuk-Soo||Tasha|
|Baek Jae-Jin||Jang Joon-Yoo||Lee Jae-Won||Oh Eun-Ho||Yang Hee-Yoon|
|Director Bong||Merry||No Sang-Yub||Suzzy||Jenny|
|Kim Kyu-Cheol||Ahn Seok-Hwan||Kim Tae-Young||Ko In-Beom|
|Woo Byung-Joon||Lee Shi-Yong||Park In-Sam||Jo Young-Geun|
Additional Cast Members:
- Ga Won - Soon-Yi
- Park Bo-Gum - Min-Gyu
- Kim Ji-Min - An-Sub
- Park Sung-Woong - Dong-Jin
- Choi Dae-Cheol - Reporter Song
- Kim Myung-Gon - Yang Baek
- Jung Eun-Byul - Jin-Hong
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|2012-06-06||3||13.3% (3rd)||14.5% (4th)||13.6% (3rd)||13.9%(4th)|
|2012-06-07||4||14.8% (3rd)||14.9% (3rd)||15.6% (2nd)||16.7% (2nd)|
|2012-06-13||5||13.8% (3rd)||14.1% (4th)||14.5% (3rd)||15.4% (3rd)|
|2012-06-14||6||15.5% (3rd)||16.3% (3rd)||15.0% (3rd)||15.7% (3rd)|
|2012-06-20||7||15.3% (3rd)||15.5% (3rd)||15.5% (3rd)||16.5% (3rd)|
|2012-06-21||8||15.4% (3rd)||15.0% (4th)||15.5% (3rd)||16.3% (3rd)|
|2012-06-27||9||14.7% (3rd)||13.9% (4th)||14.8% (3rd)||15.2% (3rd)|
|2012-06-28||10||15.9% (3rd)||15.3% (4th)||14.6% (3rd)||15.0% (3rd)|
|2012-07-04||11||17.6% (3rd)||17.2% (3rd)||14.8% (3rd)||15.8% (3rd)|
|2012-07-05||12||16.5% (3rd)||15.6% (5th)||14.0% (4th)||14.0% (5h)|
|2012-07-11||13||16.7% (3rd)||15.6% (4th)||14.4% (3rd)||14.4% (3rd)|
|2012-07-12||14||17.3% (3rd)||16.3% (5th)||16.3% (3rd)||17.5% (3rd)|
|2012-07-18||15||17.2% (3rd)||16.8% (5th)||15.2% (3rd)||16.7% (3rd)|
|2012-07-19||16||18.1% (3rd)||17.3% (4th)||16.8% (3rd)||18.2% (3rd)|
|2012-07-25||17||16.7% (3rd)||16.8% (4th)||15.6% (3rd)||16.3% (3rd)|
|2012-08-01||18||16.9% (3rd)||16.3% (7th)||18.0% (3rd)||18.2% (3rd)|
|2012-08-08||19||19.3% (3rd)||18.8% (2nd)||18.3% (3rd)||18.2% (3rd)|
|2012-08-09||20||20.6% (2nd)||20.6% (1st)||19.5% (2nd)||19.8% (2nd)|
|2012-08-15||21||22.6% (2nd)||23.1% (2nd)||19.4% (3rd)||18.8% (3rd)|
|2012-08-16||22||21.9% (3rd)||22.4% (2nd)||19.7% (3rd)||19.5% (3rd)|
|2012-08-22||23||22.2% (3rd)||22.4% (2nd)||19.8% (3rd)||19.5% (3rd)|
|2012-08-23||24||22.3% (3rd)||22.9% (2nd)||20.3% (3rd)||20.2% (3rd)|
|2012-08-29||25||19.4% (3rd)||19.4% (2nd)||20.4% (3rd)||20.6% (3rd)|
|2012-08-30||26||22.8% (3rd)||22.9% (2nd)||21.4% (3rd)||21.7% (2nd)|
|2012-09-05||27||24.3% (2nd)||26.1% (1st)||21.5% (2nd)||21.9% (2nd)|
|2012-09-06||28||27.3% (2nd)||27.7% (1st)||22.9% (2nd)||23.2% (2nd)|
- NR denotes not ranked within the Top 20 daily shows according to TNS Media Korea and AGB Nielson.
- 2012 KBS Drama Awards - December 31, 2012