Hope or Dope
Kyung Da Jung (Won Ji An) is an 18-year-old girl who should be concentrating on completing her last year of high school. Instead, her ruthless mother uses her as a drugs mule – transporting narcotics to drug gangs. Her mother regularly threatens her with violence if she fails to complete her dangerous, illegal missions. But when one drug deal goes wrong, she finds herself on the run, and takes refuge in a rural village deep in the South Korean countryside. What she finds in the village surprises her, however – a carefully cultivated marijuana field! She realizes that the field’s crop could fetch her a lot of money on the black market, and is tempted to do something about it. But she also meets Gong Yoon Tak (Yoon Chan Young), an ordinary high schooler, as well as his family and friends. Soon, Gong Yoon Tak find themselves sucked into Kyung Da Jung’s world...as police investigators and underworld characters begin to surface… “Hope or Dope” is a 2022 South Korean drama series that was directed by Jo Yong Ik.