Wow, well said! ( and yes Choi Jin Hyuk is quite hot but a really good actor - excited to see him in the forthcoming weeks!)
YR has to be one of my favorites so far in the show in terms of villains and then comes Queen Dowager. Her facial expressions are absolutely great . YR does go wrong in the terms of keeping a relationship with the Emperor (never mix business with pleasure), but I think YR wants power and she knows that the Emperor is really easy to win over...and she does like him? (Do they both like each other or are they are just confusing lust with love LOL?)
Yeah I think Queen Dowager is obsessed with her son.. especially the scene when she shaves his face? LOL what?! Queen Dowager for sure has a hand in his first wife's death (he actually liked her) and I think sons and mothers have this really weird relationship/affection where the mother does get jealous when the son starts to give attention to another woman in his life and vice versa. This is kind of off-topic but I did learn in Literature (ino lit class? LOL) where baby boys would purposely cry just to get their mother's attention if the mother wasn't looking at them or doing something else...
The Emperor is the guy who walks around that he knows everything and has everything but really has nothing. He does have a childish/baby side to him especially how bad he feels when he found that his mother spies on him.
Sunny is a really clueless girl but is someone who has been happy in she has gotten from life. I think because she really hasn't "ever" fallen in love and thinks her fangirling is love and her dream has come true - she really is happy with whatever she has currently. I do see her trying to manage it with the Emperor but after finding out that he doesn't love her and has been doing adultery behind her back (even though she may deny it, and accept his mistake) but slowly she's getting hints about him that he doesn't care for her even though he said he "liked" her. Right now Sunny is in that dream mode/happy space (I totally can relate LOL) but I do think her bubble will burst and that's when she'll really fight. And the father of Sunny - don't even get me started on him, he's really selfish and doesn't care for the two daughters, he does but then he doesn't.
And yes, YR is a great actress, and Jang Na Ra does a clueless/post-it girl (Fated to Love You reference LOL) great, and Choi Jin Hyuk he's my new crush along with the Emperor minus his adultery