Money is a dangerous thing. Lee Cha Don grew up in an orphanage and became a prosecutor, one of the most respected professions in Korea. But, as it turns out, it also can be one of the most corrupt professions, with plenty of opportunities to shake down gamblers and pocket some extra cash. With no memories of his past, Cha Don’s fate is inextricably tied with Bok Jae In, the daughter of a loan shark who funded Cha Don’s upbringing and education and wants to be repaid for the investment. And a senior prosecutor, Ji Se Kwang, who is responsible for the trajectory of Cha Don’s life, pretends to be a righteous prosecutor while hiding the misdeeds of his past.
“Incarnation of Money,” also known as “Money Incarnation,” “Money Demons,” and “The Embodiment of Money,” is a 2013 South Korean drama series directed by Yu In Sik. It is the third collaboration by the director with writer Jang Young Chul, who also worked together on “Giant” (2010) and “History of the Salaryman” (2012).