[RECOMMENDATION] ‘The Village: Achiara’s Secret’ Is Full of Mystery, Thriller, and Endless Twists

Some secrets never leave us alone.”

The Village: Achiara’s Secret is a 2015 South Korean television series starring Yook Sung-jae and Moon Geun-young. It aired on SBS from 7 October to 3 December 2015 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 16 episodes. The series takes over the time slot previously occupied by “Yong-Pal” and was followed by “Remember”. First script reading took place on September 4, 2015 at SBS Ilsan Production Center in Tanhyun, South Korea.

There could be much more to a place than meets the eye.

Achiara appears to be a nice, peaceful village where everyone gets along and where no crime exists. But when Han So Yoon (Moon Geun Young) arrives to teach English at a local school, she makes a grisly discovery on her first day.

She finds a dead body! With the help of the young police officer Park Woo Jae (Yook Sungjae), So Yoon tries to investigate what happened to the dead man. As So Yoon and Woo Jae get closer to the truth,..

..other ugly secrets about the village begins to surface.


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  • Moon Geun-young as Han So-yoon who decides to travel back to Korea after discovering a strange letter which points to the village of Achiara after her grandmother’s death. Upon her arrival, she starts her search for the sender of the letter and realizes her family has many hidden secrets unbeknownst to her.
  • Yook Sung-jae as Park Woo-jae who is an enthusiastic police officer; his police post is based in the village Achiara. After a period of peace and low crime rates in the village, Woo-jae gets excited when a chain of serial murders occurs and tries his utmost to solve the mystery.
  • On Joo Wan as Seo Ki Hyeon who is a director of Haewon Steels and son of the director of Haewon Company. He left for the States after graduating from a university and changed majors there. He returns to Korea after about 10 years and studies architecture but then is put in an unfortunate fate.
  • Shin Eun-Kyung as Yoon Ji-Sook who is a beautiful and graceful craftswoman, a wife of the Haewon Company director, and a stepmother to Seo Ki-Hyeon. She is famous in the whole village for being a member of the most respected household in Achiara.


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Park Woo-jae believes that the important thing is to not stop questioning and investigating. Just like his roles in other Korean dramas he starred in, you’ll surely fall in love with Yook Sungjae’s character in this series. You’ll be amazed by his detective instincts that completes that mystery going on. He stand by his principles and is very persevering in everything that he does.

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Every episode contains heart-stopping scenes that you will not expect. Watching at night is not suggested; better watch it at daytime for less fear (but your choice!). Han So Yoon faces lots of struggles and revelations that are difficult to accept, but she decides that she will definitely see it through the end.

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Each character has a dark secret that they protect. The secrets that they keep come with a price which they are not aware they have to pay at some point.

The truth does not cost anything,  but a lie could cost you everything.

Watch The Village: Achiara’s Secret to get to know the monster they are all afraid of. Make sure to see it through the end or else it will haunt your dreams.

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