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  1. Big hats off to the director, writer(yes, I love you again kim yi young), the production crew, and actors- so good, all of them. Thanks for following this drama guys! It was fun hearing everyone's thoughts. Can't wait to catch up with the last two episodes once I'm done with my exams, haha. Hopefully broadcast stations will keep producing more non-fluff sageuks!
  2. I wont get around to watching the actual episodes until later this week but...
  3. Next week is the last week! Gonna miss this drama.
  4. "Lee in jwa's rebellion" is on the naver search rankings right now Why 12 hours after the episode aired, I don't know(well, I guess people are awake now, lol), but it's fun to see people take an interest in real historical events after watching something.
  5. Hey all! Tentatively following this drama. Cha eunwoo is still a bit green, but I think he has good potential(IMO, gangnam beauty was a tricky role for a newbie, playing a super stoic/cold character), so we'll see. I am a fan of his though, so can't promise I'm not biased on that front, ha. Shin se kyung has had her best performances is sageuks, but they were penned by kim young hyun, a very strong writer. She does suit sageuks well in general, though, so there's that going for her. I'm definitely thrilled about park ki woong and lee ji hoon- they're both very good and quite a bit underrated? As for the writer lee ho soo, she/he did work on solomon's perjury, which was great(though it wasn't lee's original material, we have seen many Japanese to Korean remakes gone wrong, so kudos either way) . We'll see what she can do with a [fictional] historical. The PD, who did solomon's perjury with her, does have quite a bit of sageuk experience with sea god and kingdom of the winds, both of which I enjoyed. Nothing to worry here. Some more news- Ji Gun Woo, a rookie actor, has also been cast. He's from fantagio, the same agency as cha eunwoo, if anyone cares about that, lol. https://entertain.naver.com/read?oid=009&aid=0004340189
  6. @akhenatenWell, they involve the major characters, yes, but the the story arc itself isn't major. The romance feels very much just a "oh, yeah, by the way, that's kind of a thing, but anyways..." *cue main story line*. And we haven't seen them really confess anything more than the fact that they just want to protect each other, so... Well, enough back and forth on that. 39-40 was a great episode. And a most riveting ending.
  7. @akhenatenI just don't see the point of fussing over it so much when any scenes of affection are minimal in screen time and very background to the plot in general. It would be a different story if the actual premise of the drama was romance - but it's not, and they don't show a lot of it, hence I don't really care- it doesn't get in my way of enjoying the drama and its purpose. I'll watch something like 100 days my prince if I'm feeling up for a good sageuk romance. *shrug emoji*
  8. I hope I don't sound rude but, what do you even mean by unrealistic? In those days, it's simply not realistic for couples to hug and kiss, unless they are married and within the confines of their room. It's just a drama but the distance and any awkwardness makes more sense. Also, the writer and PD have made it clear the focus is on the politics/yeongjo's rule, so this isn't the drama to be watching for the romance.
  9. I love that the antagonists aren't one-dimensional, and the hero(es) are smart. Note to other dramas- you don't have to make your protagonists stupid for them to be realistic/human! Edit: In case anyone hasn't already heard, nielsen has been having a delay in ratings due to unknown system errors since a couple days ago.
  10. Unfortunately, crappy working conditions aren't anything new. Hope studio dragon gets their richard simmons together and starts treating their staff decently. AND I HATE THE NEW ENGLISH TITLE. Like what kind of funny romanization is that? So jarring since it's pronounced aseudal in korean, was called asadal in english, and then changed to arthdal? lol. I don't even... Negativity aside, kim young hyun drama at long last! And song joong ki in a kim young hyun sageuk! I am still convinced his role as young sejong in TWDR was his best performance yet.
  11. Kind of, in a way. They all serve the king (I mean, in different capacities, obviously; not "that" way, unless the king takes fancy), can't be married, obviously must be virgins, etc... the women of the palace are collectively the naemyungbu(내명부). Someone else can describe it a bit more eloquently... paging @gerrytan8063!
  12. Maybe unpopular opinion, but I think court lady is probably a better option, intentional or not. Frankly, as badass and capable as she is, she's held back by a damo's status. Being a court lady gives her an opportunity to actually gain rank and be more influential. Not expressed here, but the comments on the articles complaining about how "frustrating:" the story is right now actually cracks me up. Sorry folks, yeongjo's path to the throne(and stability thereafter) was not smooth sailing, lol. Edit: Oh man, this episode hurt. But lee in jwa! THE DRAMAAAA
  13. lee in jwa's rebellion, yeongjo, investigator park moon soo, park moon soo, lee gwang jwa, yeongjo geneaology are all in the top ranked terms on naver search right now. The power of history-based shows!
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