The issue of class struggle has gained mainstream attention in South Korea. From Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite winning the Oscar to Squid Game becoming Netflix’s most successful show and gaining international fame, this genre sees no end in sight. The latest addition is the Manga-based South Korean TV show Golden Spoon, which first aired on 23rd September 2022.
Yet this show comes with a twist of fantasy that keeps the viewer engaged at all times. The fairytale-like storytelling is also very refreshing. The show is based on a webcomic (Manga) of the same name, written by gp04fb (username), that was published on Naver (a South Korean online platform) from 11th June 2016 to 16th June 2018. This received success and was adapted as the current TV show that airs on MBC every Friday and Saturday at 11:00 PM (GMT+9).
The Golden Spoon Season 1: Plot
There have been many times when we wish to switch our lives with somebody else. Golden Spoon is all about that. This latest Korean show depicts the life of Lee Seung-Cheon, who is born into a poor family. This leads him to make some debatable choices, altering the course of his life.
He encounters an old woman one day who offers to change his life for the better. She gives him a gold spoon, charging $3 (4296.69 KRW) for it. She gives him explicit instructions as to how to use this golden spoon to change his fate forever. He has to use the spoon and eat three meals with someone house which is the same age as him.
This will lead to a parent swap between him and that person. Skeptical yet excited, he tries this strategy at his friend, Hwang Tae-Yong’s, house. Hwang Tae-Yong’s parents are extremely wealthy. This sets the premise of the entire show.
The Golden Spoon Season 1: Cast
BtoB fans better pull up their Disney+ subscriptions or open MBC at 22:00 KST every Friday and Saturday. The show stars Yook Sung-Jae, a member of the group BtoB, as Lee Seung-Cheon.
The cast is very talented and includes Jung Chae-Yeon as Na Joo-hee, Yeonwoo as Oh Yeo-jin, Lee Jong-won as Hwang Tae-Yong, Choi Dae-Chul as Lee Cheol, Han Chae-ah as Jin Seon-hye, Seungyoo as Lee Seung-ah, Choi Won-young as Hwang Hyeon-do, Son Yeo-Eun as Seo Young-shinJang Ryul as Seo Jun-tae, Kim Kang-min as Park Jang-goon, Kim Eun-soo as Lee Dong-Kyung and Song Ok-sook as Grandma with Gold Spoon.
The Golden Spoon Season 1 Episode 6: Recap
This drama-thriller, directed by Song Hyun-Wook, has raised the stakes in this episode. The episode begins with Seung-Cheon’s mother going out for lunch, where his father is already preparing food. His parents are working at a friend’s house, which makes him embarrassed due to all the commotion that happens.
Having lost his spoon to Yeon-Ji in the previous episode, he tries to ignore his hardships and spends some quality time with Ju-Hee, trying to live a hassle-free life. Ju-hee also helps him by telling others not to bully him. His parents are kicked out of the house, which leads him into more dilemma.
He starts investing in stocks, which go downhill when the market crashes. Ju-hee also finds Na Sang-gook dead after Tae-yong goes to meet her. This leads to Tae-Yong trying to commit suicide, having no recollection of the previous day and blaming himself for the death. Seong Cheon also has had enough and runs to get his spoon back. He decides to turn into Tae-yong towards the end of the episode.
THE GOLDEN SPOON SPOILER
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The Golden Spoon Season 1 Episode 7: Spoiler
This episode will reveal how the body swap will affect our protagonist’s trajectory and how the revelation made to Tae-yong will come into play. The death of Na Sang-gook will also be explored. No matter whether rich or poor, Seong-Cheon will have to deal with the consequences of his actions and overcome the hardships thrown his way. Here is an appreciation post that aptly portrays the majestic nature of the series.
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The Golden Spoon Season 1 Episode 7: Release Date
The series is set to have 16 episodes, with two episodes airing every week on Friday and Saturday. Episode 7 and episode 8 of the series will air on 14th October 2022 and 15th October 2022, respectively. It will release at 22:00 KST. Keep up with us to get regular updates about all episode releases.
The Golden Spoon Season 1 Episode 7: Watching Guide
They will be available on MBC at 22:00 (KST) for all Korean citizens to watch. The average runtime of the show is 1 hour and 16 minutes. The show will be available for all international audiences on Disney+ and Disney+Hotstar.