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@qwenli that was closed enough to see you spill the bts with So hold her shoulder in the forced kiss. I was wheeing when I saw the picture lmao xD 

not really sure how i see his mother treated So like bunch of shoot. She gave him birth and she even raised him even though she sent him as a hostage in shinju because he never raised as a son there. I wonder if the king ever felt guilty on him or even remorse to send a little kid like So when he still needs parents in his life but his mother ruined all of it :sweatingbullets:

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19 minutes ago, berny said:

@qwenli

Wow photo of the BTS of the OTP kiss.... would they be releasing the video though? maybe not allowed ?

The very "first" kiss scene that IU did (in a previous drama), it was her very first.....we've been waiting for its BTS hahaha...but it was never shown or have i missed it.? :lol:

 

 

please please PDnim, I'm waiting for the kissing BTS pleassssseeeee

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Below are facts I have read recently about Wang So:

Gwangjong of Goryeo

 

Gwangjong (광종 光宗) (949 – 975) was the fourth Emperor of the Goryeo dynasty which ruled Korea from the fall of Silla in 935 until the founding of Joseon in 1392. He ascended the throne just thirty years after his father, King Taejo, founded the Goryeo dynasty, at a time when rival royal clans were vying for political power and the throne was constantly under threat. Recognizing the need to establish a stable government, he enacted a series of laws to centralize the power of the state, weaken the power of the local lords, and liberate slaves and return them to commoner status. In 958 he established a system of civil service examinations to select talented scholars for government posts; it continued in use for 940 years.

Gwangjong eliminated many of his powerful rivals by sending them to prison or having them executed. Later in his life, he appears to have repented, and built a number of Buddhist temples. His son and grandson developed additional policies which allowed Goryeo to succeed under a strong centralized government, and which prepared for rule according to a Confucian state model.

Background: Foundation of the Goryeo Dynasty

 

Taejo Wang Geon (Wang Kǒn태조 왕건) was a descendant of a powerful merchant family at Songdo, which controlled trade on the Yeseong River. He was born in 877 to a wealthy merchant clan based in present-day Kaesŏng. His father, Wang Yung, was leader of clan and became prosperous from trade with China. His ancestors were known to have lived within ancient Goguryeo boundaries, making Wang Geon a Goguryeon by descent.

Rise to Power

 

Taejo began his career during the turbulent Later Three Kingdoms period (후삼국 시대; 後三國時代; Husamguk Sidae). In the later years of Silla, many local leaders and bandits rebelled against the rule of Queen Jinsung, who did not have the qualities of a strong leader, or enact policies to improve the conditions of the people. Among those rebels, Gung Ye (궁예; 弓裔; Kung Ye) in the northwestern region and Gyeon Hwon (견훤; 甄萱; Kyŏn Hwŏn) in the southwest gained more power than the others, and defeated or absorbed other rebel groups as their troops marched against local Silla officials and bandits. In 895, Gung Ye led his forces into the far northwestern part of Silla, where Songdo was located. Wang Yung, along with many other local clans, quickly surrendered to Gung Ye. Wang Geon followed his father into service under Gung Ye, the future leader of Taebong, and began his service under Gungye's command.

Gung Ye soon recognized Wang Geon's ability as a military commander, promoted him to general and even regarded him as his brother. In 900, Wang Geon led a successful campaign against local clans and the army of Later Baekje in the Chungju area, gaining more fame and recognition from the king. In 903, he led a famous naval campaign against the southwestern coastline of Hubaekje, while Gyeon Hwon was at war against Silla. He commanded several more military campaigns, and won support from the public because of his capable leadership and his generosity towards the conquered people who had lived in poverty under Silla rule.

In 913, Gung Ye declared himself King of a newly renamed Taebong and appointed Wang Geon his prime minister. Gung Ye began to refer to himself as the Buddha, and persecuted people who expressed opposition to his religious arguments. He executed many monks, and later his own wife and two sons, and the public began to turn away from him. His costly rituals and harsh rule created even more opposition.

Rise to the Throne and Founding of Goryeo

 

In 918, four top-ranked generals of Taebong, Hong Yu (홍유; 洪儒), Bae Hyeongyeong (배현경; 裵玄慶; Pae Hyŏn-gyŏng), Shin Sung-gyeom (신숭겸; 申崇謙; S(h)in Sung-gyŏm) and Bok Jigyeom (복지겸; 卜智謙; Pok Chi-gyŏm) met secretly and agreed to overthrow Gung Ye and crown Wang Kon (Wang Geon) as their new king. Wang first opposed the idea but later agreed to their plan. The same year, Gung Ye was overthrown and assassinated near his capital, Cheorwon. Wang was crowned king and renamed the kingdom Goryeo, thus beginning the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392). The next year he moved the capital back to his hometown, Songak.

Goryeo Dynasty

 

Wang Geon raided Later Baekje in 934, and accepted the abdication of King Gyeongsun of Silla in 935. The following year he conquered Later Baekje and unified the Korean Peninsula. Wang Geon was careful to placate the Silla aristocracy, and gave former King Gyeongsun the highest post in his government. He also married a woman of the Silla royal clan to legitimize his rule. He drafted ten injunctions for his successors to observe, including strengthening the state to protect against incursions from the northern nomadic states. He warned them that the power wielded by the various clans and warlords over their local areas must be weakened. He urged his successors not to interfere with Buddhist temples, and to avoid internal conflict among the royal clans, because it would result in usurpation of the throne.

When Wang Geon died in 943, he was given the posthumous title King Taejong (“Great Progenitor”). He was succeeded by his son Hyejong (혜종; 惠宗; 943–945, second Emperor) and then by his second son, Jeongjong (정종; 定宗; 945–949, third Emperor). In 949, King Gwangjong took the throne.[1]

Life and Accomplishments

 

When Gwangjong, the third son of Wang Geon, came to throne in 949, he found that his position was very unstable. He had fought alongside his father and Gung Ye as they revolted against the Silla queen and then conquered Baekje and Goguryeo. The leaders of the royal clans were like warlords, each with a local power base in his home region, and each vying for control of the government. The military leaders who had helped to establish the Goryeo Kingdom were still attempting to dominate his rule and had ambitions to take the throne. Gwangjong’s predecessor, King Jeongjong, had tried unsuccessfully to reduce the power of various royal in-laws, including Wang Gyu and Pak Sul-hui, but lacking the support of the Gaegyeong elites, he had been unable to substantially strengthen the throne, or to move his capital to the newly constructed fortress at Pyongyang.

Gwangjong realized that his first priority must be to create a strong and stable government. Recognizing many similarities between his situation and that of Taizong of Tang (626 – 649), who had ascended the Chinese throne after helping his father to found the Tang dynasty, Gwangjong made a careful study of Taizong’s book Rules for Emperors (How A Ruler Should Act, Di Fan). From this book he acquired many ideas on how to create a stable government.

One of the first challenges faced by Gwangjong was to eliminate or reduce the power of his rivals, many of whom he imprisoned, exiled or had executed. He enacted a series of laws intended to centralize the state government. One of these, enacted in 956, was the liberation of slaves. During the conflicts among the various warring clans, many prisoners had been taken, and these were made to work as slaves on the estates of their captors. By restoring those who had been unjustly enslaved to their previous status as commoners, Gwangjong weakened the power of the local estates and increased tax revenue.

In 958, he initiated a system of civil service exams to select government officials (노비안검법; 奴婢按檢法) from among the most talented and intelligent candidates, regardless of social status or origins. Previously, government appointments had been made based on social status, family connections and favoritism rather than on merit, allowing many incompetent people to occupy top positions, and perpetuating the class system. The civil service examinations ensured a bureaucracy that would remain stable through regime changes. The system continued in use for 90 years, until 1894.

Gwangjong then selected a Korean era name, Junpung, Gwangjong proclaimed himself Emperor, a sovereign independent of any other country. This ended tributary relationships with China. Gwangjong’s successors were also known as Emperors.

Choe Seung-ro (최승로; 崔承老), a historian who served as Prime Minister to the first six Goryeo kings, including King Taejo, wrote a book criticizing Gwangjong for driving the kingdom into debt by being too obsessed with Buddhist activities, rituals, and public projects. He declared that the first eight years of Gwangjong’s reign had been peaceful, because he ruled wisely and did not mete out harsh punishments, but that afterwards, he had become a tyrant, spending money lavishly, tolerating corruption and executing anyone who opposed his policies of centralization. Late in his life, Gwangjong began to build numerous Buddhist temples; scholars speculate that perhaps he had repented for killing so many powerful people and wished to calm the resentment he had aroused.

Legacy

 

Gwangjong’s successor Gyeongjong (r. 975-981) began the practice of allotting lands and forests to officials, a policy that strengthened the central government of the Goryeo Dynasty and ensured its survival. In 982, his successor, Seongjong (r. 981-997) adopted the suggestions in the memorial written by Confucian scholar Choe Seungro and set up a Confucian state model.

Family

 

  • Father: Emperor Taejo (태조)
  • Mother: Empress Sinmyeongsunseong (신명순성왕후)
  • Consorts:
  1. Empress Daemok (대목황후), half-sister of Gwangjong
  2. Princess Gyeonghwagung (경화궁부인), niece of Gwangjong
  • Children:
  1. Emperor Gyeongjong (경종), 1st Son of Empress Daemok
  2. Crown Prince Hyohwa (효화태자), second Son of Empress Daemok
  3. Princess Chonchu (천추공주), first daughter of Empress Daemok
  4. Princess Bohwa (보화공주), second daughter of Empress Daemok
  5. Empress Mundeok (문덕왕후), third daughter of Empress Daemok

 

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I would like to recommend  you *a rang and majistrate* , both actor and actress had sort of chemistry, cute, loving, desperate,  romantic, sadness, laughing  and etc... 

You wouldn't  regret...:lol:

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7 hours ago, dhia205 said:

he said he's afraid to be in romantic scene because he's lack of experience and said don't know how to do it...

i doubt him now.. he is such an expert panda-emoticon-16.gif?1292863507

 

or he have a lot of chance to practice now? cute-rabbit-emoticon-15.gif?1301940532

@junee22 second with that.. let US them be happy before the angst come, even for a short. at least lets us witnessed happy WS before he back to his beast nature. 

or IU knows how to catch/receive a good kiss. oh this two~~ *swoons :wub:

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Hi moonlovers,I'm newbie here..I'm happy to find this thread.Last time I enjoyed saeguk drama and too much attached to it was the drama Princess's man starring park si hoo&moon chae won.And now I feel the same again..aigoo please come Monday faster.. Tqvm for all the moonlovers here for the comments,gif,etc.I really appreciate it and read it all.Sorry for my poor English.. BTW to kill the day you should try princess's man too really good historical drama.

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Spoiler

 

 

I like this fanmade video, very nicely done. it covers WS-HS relationship from ep 1-8. 

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@Bambiina You're definitely always welcome here. I don't know if you've noticed, but we do have quite a number of chinguduel here that frequent both moon threads, so please don't feel like you can't come back just because you expressed how you feel. 

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13 minutes ago, Mona Ys said:
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I like this fanmade video, very nicely done. it covers WS-HS relationship from ep 1-8. 

 

That was such a beautiful video!!!

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8 hours ago, dhia205 said:

he said he's afraid to be in romantic scene because he's lack of experience and said don't know how to do it...

i doubt him now.. he is such an expert panda-emoticon-16.gif?1292863507

 

or he have a lot of chance to practice now? cute-rabbit-emoticon-15.gif?1301940532

@junee22 second with that.. let US them be happy before the angst come, even for a short. at least lets us witnessed happy WS before he back to his beast nature. 

 

That jaw line though :wub:

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@zi4r its not too gritty, I don't know what demo watches it but honestly speaking, I watched Cruel City, Punch, Signal and My Beautiful Bride, Last...its moderately dark with humor and romance mixed in it.....As for male lead with glaring flaws and deep seated anger and revenge in mind, there's always Ji Sung in Secret..It just suffered from a shaky start and never really recovered. It is like every other drama this year, has highs and then has lows. Like 8 was good then 9 sort of let a lot of people down. Time-slot matters, Monday is the first day of work after weekend. I think people do watch it, just not while it airs. They probably watch it at a later time.

Also, it came while MDBC had already attracted audience from good word of mouth and Monster had established a steady followers. Now that Monster's done, maybe some will shift to this. I hope so.

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