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This show lost me after episode 5'ish, wasn't feeling the character development or the writing - how do people think it has gone?

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10 Most Searched Dramas In Korea (Based On Oct. 27 Data)

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OCTOBER 28, 2019

Which dramas do you think Koreans are searching the most for? Which current drama catches the curiosity of Koreans?

Naver has a ranking of the most searched dramas in Korea with a daily ranking. Being searched online does not mean that these dramas are the most watched, but it is the most issued dramas of the day. It is also interesting to see the changing trends with dramas going up and down from the searching list (changing every day).

This list is based on the data of Oct. 27 daily searched dramas.

most searched drama, korean drama, top dramas

SBS / KBS / JTBC / KBS / MBC / tvN / OCN / TV Chosun

1- “Vagabond

2- “When the Camellia Blooms

3- “My Country

4- “Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life

5- “Extraordinary You

6- “Melting Me Softly

7- “Tale of Nokdu

8- “The Golden Garden”

9- “The Lies Within”

10- “Leverage”

most searched drama, korean drama, top dramas

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“Vagabond” took the first rank, followed by “When the Camellia Blooms” and “My Country”.

You can also check the most searched dramas of Oct. 20 here.

Are you also looking for these drama?

Cr: https://www.kpopmap.com/10-most-searched-dramas-in-korea-based-on-oct-27-data/

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 I like how Sunho thought about Yeon before they arrested him.

And how he always stands between her and NJ.

 Only when he is with her, Sunho doesnt hate himself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top drama character searches on Naver

 

1. My Country Lee Bang-won

2. When Camellia blooms Hyang-mi

3. When Camellia blooms Park Chan-sook

4. When Camellia blooms Kim Jae-young

5. My Country Nam Jeon

6. Vagabond Lily

7. My Country Lee Seung-gye

8. Tale of Nokdu King Gwanghae

9. When Camellia blooms Jessica

10. Miss Lee Ba-da

 

 

 

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I just like this...:)

Although I dont know if its from our drama.

 

 

 

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10 hours ago, rocher22 said:

I just like this...:)

Although I dont know if its from our drama.

 

Haha no, this is from JH's drama 'Shine or Go Crazy' aired in 2015

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On 10/28/2019 at 9:23 PM, anony12345 said:

This show lost me after episode 5'ish, wasn't feeling the character development or the writing - how do people think it has gone?

 

I think the story definitely suffers from being bound by historical events, skipping through history a bit too quickly and thus withholding a great deal of valuable context. Essentially we got cliff notes from episode 3 to 5, where, really, a great deal of things happened: Invasion of Liaodong. Coup. Beginnings of friction between Bang Won and Yi Seong-gye and co.

 

The real meat of of the war and the coupe wasn't really shown to us, so it feels like our characters we knew from first two episodes took a massive leap through time, through these historical events--and the end result is a bit disorientating. Hwi's characterization is the biggest victim of this. Bang Won's contribution to overthrowing the previous rule, feelings of betrayal lacked exposition. Hee Jai's journey in becoming the Queen's most trusted subject... Personally, I think Seon Ho's character arc actually felt the most coherent to me out of them all.

 

As of now, the first two episodes still remain to be my favourite episodes. I think the series really did start strong in establishing our three fictional main characters of different backgrounds and viewpoints of what 'their country' should be, and the premise of showing their journey during the transitional period between Goreyon and Joseon was really compelling, but you can't fit that in 16 episodes. So, instead we're getting snapshots of these characters throughout these historical events.

 

That being said I still thoroughly enjoy it for what it is. I do agree with you that the character development does leave a lot to be desired, and there's also times where I feel like things have happened off-screen and I wasn't told about it lol, but overall I still do think all our characters are surprisingly charismatic and I don't find it hard getting invested in them.

 

The cinematography, the set, the acting, the soundtrack are definitely the stronger aspects of the series and the overall packaging and presentation is quite stellar imo. But yeah, what can ya do if the character development and writing is becoming a deal breaker for you.

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10 hours ago, byof said:

 

I think the story definitely suffers from being bound by historical events, skipping through history a bit too quickly and thus withholding a great deal of valuable context. Essentially we got cliff notes from episode 3 to 5, where, really, a great deal of things happened: Invasion of Liaodong. Coup. Beginnings of friction between Bang Won and Yi Seong-gye and co.

 

The real meat of of the war and the coupe wasn't really shown to us, so it feels like our characters we knew from first two episodes took a massive leap through time, through these historical events--and the end result is a bit disorientating. Hwi's characterization is the biggest victim of this. Bang Won's contribution to overthrowing the previous rule, feelings of betrayal lacked exposition. Hee Jai's journey in becoming the Queen's most trusted subject... Personally, I think Seon Ho's character arc actually felt the most coherent to me out of them all.

 

As of now, the first two episodes still remain to be my favourite episodes. I think the series really did start strong in establishing our three fictional main characters of different backgrounds and viewpoints of what 'their country' should be, and the premise of showing their journey during the transitional period between Goreyon and Joseon was really compelling, but you can't fit that in 16 episodes. So, instead we're getting snapshots of these characters throughout these historical events.

 

That being said I still thoroughly enjoy it for what it is. I do agree with you that the character development does leave a lot to be desired, and there's also times where I feel like things have happened off-screen and I wasn't told about it lol, but overall I still do think all our characters are surprisingly charismatic and I don't find it hard getting invested in them.

 

The cinematography, the set, the acting, the soundtrack are definitely the stronger aspects of the series and the overall packaging and presentation is quite stellar imo. But yeah, what can ya do if the character development and writing is becoming a deal breaker for you.

 

All the issues you've described are essentially why I dropped it as character development and writing are definitely deal breakers - shame it didn't change much in that aspect as the production quality was pretty amazing and I do like two of the actors in it, It is on Netflix so will maybe try and finish it some point in the future. Cheers for the detailed reponse.

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I only copied parts relevant to 'My Country' here, for full article pls refer to link at the bottom.

 

 

Jang Hyuk as Lee Bang-won from "My Country: The New Age"

 

Actor Jang Hyuk is rewriting his resume with the jTBC drama "My Country: The New Age", which is his next best sageuk drama since "The Slave Hunters".

 

- Even his eyes put on a performance in "My Country: The New Age "

 

Jang Hyuk plays Lee Bang-won in "My Country: The New Age", which began on the 4th of October. This is the second time he's playing Lee Bang-won since the 2015 movie "Empire of Lust". Lee Bang-won has been brought up in numerous works through various actors, but it must not have been easy for one actor to play one character twice in a relatively short amount of time. It was only possible because Jang Hyuk isn't picky when it comes to genre and only worries about the character he's going to play. In addition, Jang Hyuk is ever-changing.

 

The Lee Bang-won that Jang Hyuk plays is an individual who has the head of a fox and the body of a tiger and was known as the best strategist who laid the foundation for the Joseon Dynasty. He put a lot of effort in establishing the Joseon Dynasty, but wasn't acknowledged for it, and became the bad guy himself to survive.

 

Jang Hyuk has been proving his value, from sageuk to action. Through his agency he said, "In the movie, I focused on one element of Lee Bang-won, but in "My Country: The New Age", I tried to play the role of a reformed monarch who wanted to build a country of people who were abandoned, rather than seek his ambitions, and to express in depth the humanity of Lee Bang-won".

 

Sidus HQ told TV Report, "Jang Hyuk makes a lot of preparations for his characters. He thought hard about the person Lee Bang-won prior to the drama. It seemed like he was trying to figure out a way to express the character differently from the movie".

 

"The Slave Hunters" and 'Dae-gil' are responsible for widening Jang Hyuk's career, but he'd been tagged 'Dae-gil' for almost 10 years now. Sources say, "An actor doesn't really mind this. They just accept that that's what people see in them, because that's what they were. We, on the other hand, think that the image has dissolved a lot since "Money Flower". There were concerns about this drama being a sageuk, but we think the actor himself has leaped over his limits".

 

Reactions to "My Country: The New Age" were tremendous and the agency says, "We told Jang Hyuk about the reactions from viewers and he seems happy, but he's not an amateur, so he didn't get too excited".

 

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Full article :

https://www.hancinema.net/jang-hyuk-s-characters-dae-gil-from-the-slave-hunters-vs-lee-bang-won-from-my-country-the-new-age-135008.html

 

 

 

 

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Yes, the historical details in My Country have been skimmed over, important events have been skipped and time has been accelerated.  There's only so much time to tell the story in 16 episodes and I believe the goal in My Country is to tie the historical aspects only to our 3 main protagonists - Seo Whi, Sun Ho, Hee Jae and to some extent King Taejo and Prince Lee Bang Won.

 

The other events and characters like Bang Won's murder of the scholar Jeong Mong-Ju (Pouen) and the story of Sambong are glossed over.  Again, I think this is to keep the plot moving forward at a good pace and to keep the attention on the main cast and only show the events that impact them.   

 

There are many other Korean dramas that tell the historical side much better (6 Flying Dragons, Empress Ki, etc.) so I wouldn't get to upset by the lack of historical detail and be content that we have a really good story being told from the viewpoint of SeoWhi, SunHo and HeeJae.   It seems they have trimmed down the content to only those events that effect our main characters and their relationship with each other.  Which is fine with me.
 

From the very beginning, before production started, before she even said one line in My Country there have been many disparaging remarks about Seolhyun and her acting skills.  There are a lot of netizens out there who hold tight to the idea that "idols can't act".  They often say they hope she improves over acting she did 4 years ago. I totally disagree where it come to Seolhyun' acting.  In not all of her films and TV dramas did she do a great job of acting, but that fault doesn't always land on her acting skills.  Production, script and direction all effect how an actor is portrayed or performs in a movie or drama.  Great Korean and American actors have been taken down by bad production, scripts or direction.  She has been nominated and won acting and popularity awards in the past for "Gangnam Blues", "Orange Marmalade" and "Memoir of a Murderer".  Most of the films or TV dramas she has been in have been successful hits.  In My Country, I think she has done really well in a super talented cast.  Especially, in her scenes with Yang SeJong and the love story of SeoWhi and HeeJae has she touched my heart with her acting!

 

So far, My Country has kept me interested and involved with both the characters and the story line.  The production, direction, script, cinematography, acting, costumes and scenery have all been first rate and dramatically and artfully done.

     

            

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Five Reasons you MUST watch My Country: The New Age

 

Isn’t it wonderful when there are tons of dramas to choose from, and you can’t decide which one to start? Well, the Fangirls have one in particular we think you should drop everything so you can press the play button on episode one. Join us for a fast and furious rundown of why you need to binge watch this drama to catch up.

 

Read here :

https://dramaswithasideofkimchi.com/2019/10/30/five-reasons-you-must-watch-my-country-the-new-age/

 

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Two BTS videos, I'm so lucky! If only they had subs on them. I was so curious about the making of the table scene, one of my favs so far :w00t:

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I agree with @luvtokki, My country main plot is about Seo hwi, Seon Ho and Hee Jae. Yi bang won and his father are supporting characters as the events if this drama happened in that goryeo-joseon period. If you really want to know King TaeJo ( Yi seong gye) and Yi Bang Won conflict watch 6 flying dragons (avail on Netflix). A good 50 episodes drama that tells the history of Yi bang won since his teenage years. It also tells in depth about Sambong, Poem, and many more. I just started and seriously it’s a good revision to make us more clear about the history background of My Country. 

 

I think to many of us who feels lost in this time skip should watch 6 flying dragons. 

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Yang Se Jong, Woo Do Hwan, And AOA’s Seolhyun Prepare For Battle Of Survival In “My Country”

 

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JTBC’s Friday-Saturday drama “My Country” is opening up its second act with the upcoming episode!

 

In the second half of “My Country,” Seo Hwi (Yang Se Jong), Nam Seon Ho (Woo Do Hwan), and Han Hee Jae (AOA’s Seolhyun) will work and fight even harder to survive during the turbulent transitional time period between the end of the Goryeo Dynasty and the beginning of the Joseon Dynasty.

 

Spoiler Begins


Last week’s episodes left viewers in shock as Lee Bang Won (Jang Hyuk) was struck with an arrow from Seo Hwi. In the middle of his plans to involve Lee Bang Won to get revenge on Nam Jeon (Ahn Nae Sang), Seo Hwi found himself in danger of getting his identity as a spy revealed, which led him to shoot Lee Bang Won. Nam Seon Ho was also in danger of getting his whole family exterminated when his past plans to murder Yi Sung Kye (Kim Young Chul) were revealed. On the other hand, Han Hee Jae finally gained access to the Yihwaru courtesan house, thus gaining access to secretive information.

 

Spoiler Ends


The newly released stills feature Seo Hwi, Nam Seon Ho, and Han Hee Jae. While Seo Hwi managed to barely escape the danger of having his identity revealed, he is to face yet more danger as swords are drawn at his neck.

 

Nam Seon Ho looks as if he lost something very important to him with blood splattered across his face.

 

Han Hee Jae is spotted at the Yihwaru courtesan house, a seemingly ordinary courtesan house that secretly acts as a central location for the flow of information. Anticipation is high as to how Han Hee Jae will use her access to the Yihwaru courtesan house to her advantage.

 

The production team said, “The battle of survival between Seo Hwi, Nam Seon Ho, and Han Hee Jae is on a different level from the war between Lee Bang Won, Yi Sung Kye, Nam Jeon, and Queen Sindeok (Park Ye Jin), who fight for power to rule Joseon. Please look forward to how the three, who are forced to walk different paths, will overcome pain and danger, and how their relationships will change in the second act.”

 

The upcoming episode of “My Country” will air on November 1 at 10:50 p.m. KST.

 

https://www.soompi.com/article/1362969wpp/yang-se-jong-woo-do-hwan-and-aoas-seolhyun-prepare-for-battle-of-survival-in-my-country?fbclid=IwAR0-fGp50Y_vDgEc44iCoY6Kz56xzWDHjXWibIZCJN2Gb-Y9-WEMcOF7gKs

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