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Your trusted blind writers, @partyon ("I Love Gossip") and @Sleepy Owl ("Scandal is my Middle Name") are back with the juiciest gossips from the past! Yes, our gossips are from the world of Sageuks this time! :piggydance:

What is a blind item?

A blind item is a news story, in which the details of the matter are reported while the identities of the people involved are not revealed.
How do you participate in this game?
Your job is to guess  what drama we're talking about!
Just reply to this thread - please put your answers into a spoiler tag (#1 drama x, #2 drama y, etc.)
Blind item #1
Ooh, you'll be chilled by the latest turn of events! Sovereign F (who is known for being quite the man-child), just went on a killing spree in the court. We hear he was drunk as a skunk, and no one dared to stop him. The body count is high. His wife had a full time job trying to get him to stop, when he wouldn't listen to reason from anybody else.

He has been acting cray cray for a while now, and we're wondering if he's losing the plot. Here's a little hint for you: if you value your life, don't visit his court. And whatever you do, don't disrespect his wife. Or persimmons.
Blind item #2
Lovers of the Gossip, we have heard that a certain Flowery Knight A has been having a thing with the Queen B. The Queen has been giving him orders personally, and he has been meeting her in private sometime. Our sources in the palace have also reported that Flowery Knight A carried the Queen in his arm in the palace. 

Flowery Knight A’s sister was also seen with Flowery Knight C, who happens to be part of their rival family. Is it too much for us to suspect something is going on between them? Surely, we will get to know more as things move forward.  
Blind Item #3

All the single Ladies, a very handsome face has entered the palace! He is instructor A, and is supposed to be teaching the Prince B personally. Be careful when you go to see him, since Prince B does not like to have anyone around himself in less than the 10 meter area. But our instructor A is a daring person, he is seen constantly move around the Prince B despite getting warnings about it.

Prince B’s arrogance is also thanks to his grandfather, who is feared even by the King himself. To be fair, Prince B himself is not only known among the ladies for his arrogance, but also beautiful face, which does have some feminine touch. Even Prince B’s cousins think that his physique and face is too feminine for him to be a MAN.


Let’s pray for our handsome Instructor A, so that he doesn’t get fired for being insolent towards the Prince B.





Blind Item #4


You will be chilled by the recent kidnapping of the plastic surgeon has left the whole country shocked. The kidnapper is suspected to be some sort of Sageuk filming extra due to his armor making him look like an old kingdom soldier, but with an extremely handsome face. He in a very shocking way, was able to kidnap the Dr. X, and even swipe out the whole SWAT team in front of the hospital just by the swing of his sword.


Our source in the hospital has informed us that the kidnapper was talking about curing some Queen, and calling the Dr. X to be some heavenly doctor. She was forced to carry all her surgical tools, and taken by the kidnapper. Among the charges applied to this kidnapper, stealing a SWAT member’s shield is also included.


Let’s have faith in the police and hope Dr. X comes back safely. Whichever network's sageuk crew this crazy extra belongs to, the PD should definitely fire him - handsome face or not.





Blind Item #5

What an era this is to live in, and what is world changing into! A woman has been chosen as a Royal Physician. Physician A has had a very interesting, and her life in the palace is no different than any drama.


Royal Physician A, who has a history of being punished for being part of a treason but seems to have earned the favor of the Royals in some way. The King is not ready to listen to the ministers’ protests, and Court Lady C is surely not impressed by everything that’s happening in the palace.





Blind Item #6

Lovers of gossip, be careful when you move around in the streets of the capital for we have been told that the King’s masked son, Prince H has been called back in the palace. He is a reckless rider of the horse, and does not really care about the damages his recklessness causes.


If there is something the King has in large numbers, it would be sons. The King has a lot of heirs already, and he's not known to be the "fatherly" type. Why bother with the abandoned son is what is on everybody's lips in town currently...


Our sources in palace have also informed us that the cursed Prince H spends most of his time around a lowly court maid “B” in the palace gazing at a celestial body. How long he will manage to stay in the palace is something we are also not sure about.


Like the FL in Gone with the Wind, he may just up and leave with a Fiddle-dee-dee!




Blind Item #7

It is very hard to believe that there was a tiger attack right inside in the palace!


Court Lady S who is a famous storyteller among the court ladies in palace heroically saved the day in the palace. During a festival where almost all the court ladies were celebrating at night, a tiger was said to be seen roaming around in the palace.


Court Lady S’s excellent storytelling skill came handy, as she decided to help the Crown Prince in hunting down the tiger by gather the ladies of the palace elsewhere in order to read them a story.


We had already confirmed before that Crown Prince was surely not impressed by Court Lady S due to several reasons, and the biggest one being her insolent behavior towards Crown Prince while he was not in his uniform. First she didn’t recognize him, and then she was rude to him. We won’t defend the Crown Prince, but we do understand why he had been giving Court Lady S a hard time for the past few days. But we do hope that Court Lady S’s heroic action does help her to get out of Crown Prince’s bad list.





Blind Item #8

We all can have sleep without worry now, since our town is not really a ghost town! The latest Magistrate “A” in the town in not dead and managed to live out his first night as the magistrate safely! We seriously think that the previous magistrates who died were just very old to stay alive anyway.


The most important information we have on Magistrate A is that he is tall, young, and very handsome. But, he seems off at times maybe, our sources have seen him speak to himself more than once. He certainly is not being approached by a ghost, is he? We surely hope not!





Blind Item #9


Seekers of the gossip, you won’t believe what a little bird has told us! The Crown Prince seems to be having a thing with his new eunuch! Eunuch R seems to have won the Crown Prince’s heart and well, if rumors are to be believed, Crown Prince is into men. Maybe Eunuch R’s feminine features are one of the reasons why Crown Prince fell for him.


The Eunuchs in the palace are confused with this whole situation, and in case this rumor ends up being true, Crown Prince could lose his title and Eunuch R his life! We are a bit shocked and also confused by this whole situation, since we had recently shared the news of Crown Prince’s heart to have fluttered for one of the performers who were part of the dance group for the recent ceremony in the palace. Her face was covered, but she did also have similar physical feature as the Eunuch R. Wonder if that this is the reason Crown Prince is with him.


Certainly Eunuch R, and the female dancer are not the same person, are they? It would be a very juicy yet crazy news if they are the same!





Blind Item #10


Tongues have been wagging lately that Royal A seems to spend an awful lot of time in the kitchen despite having a multitude of servants and cooks. Even though it could seem that Royal A and head chef could be having an affair, we hear that Royal A doesn't seem close at all with head chef. In fact, they seem to bicker most of the time. It's not surprising as eccentric Royal A has been in the headlines lately for the strangest antics: an obsecene rain dance, a weird obsession with water, flirting with the court maids.


How does Royal A's spouse put up with all of this, we wonder?





Blind Item #11


In a very shocking of turn of events, the Princess “B” has decided to marry a commoner. The Royal family is surely not very happy about it. She is going to marry Mr. “O”, who is from a very small tribe. His father used to be a great general, but the only thing guy is known to be is being a fool. Mr. O and Princess B who seemed to be jinxed at first are now the town's most famous and loveliest couple.


There are talks going on in having the Princess leave the palace as a result of this, and things seem to be pretty heated between the daughter and the father here. The only happy person here is the Queen, who no longer needs to worry about her son having to compete with Princess “B” for the throne.


What really shocks us is how suddenly Mr. O looks like a different person, with a different face. Are we the only ones who noticed this change in him? No one from the Royal Family noticed it, even the Princess didn't. Maybe we are being delusional.


But here is a detail to drool upon for our lovers of gossips and abs. You got to look at those abs when the sky light shines over them while he is bathing in the  nearby body of water.




Blind Item #12


We are also confused about what we are reporting, but some foreign soldiers from the western country were seen to be saluting a person looking exactly like a Joseon person, Mr. S, but wearing the same uniform as them.


We are not so sure, but we wonder where this Mr. S has been living to not know who Ms. A is. Also he had the audacity to call her out as a witness while investigating a murder of a westerner.


We don’t really know much about that murder, but we are sure Mr. S is going to be a victim of one soon after calling in Ms. A in order to investigate. The Japanese Gang leader D is known to be an admirer of Ms. A, and will surely not leave Mr. S alone for this.


Ms. A might kill him herself, since if our not so reliable sources are to be believed, she is suspected to be a gunslinger herself.


If Mr. S continues his recklessness, he may surely not live to see another day’s sunlight.





Blind Item #13


Guys you will never believe what our sources in the palace have reported to us! Mr. B who was going to marry Queen S is said to have gone rogue, and started a rebellion against the Queen!! His main reason behind the rebellion is reported to be “A Woman should not rule the nation”. We wonder what made him come to this conclusion against the woman he was supposed to marry!


We’ll have to keep our sources in the palace confidential for the sake of their safety, but there has been a rumor going on in the palace that Mr. B is Lady M’s secret son, who had the nation in her hands before Queen S took the throne and had her killed when she tried to start coup. His grudge against Queen S could be because she killed his mother.


We feel sorry for Queen S who has been ruling the country so well. Her life was never easy as she was abandoned by the previous King who tried to hide the fact that his wife gave birth to twin girls. Queen S had a hard time coming back to palace and reclaim her position after her sister was killed.


These are hard days for Queen S. We hope that this rebellion comes to an end as soon as possible in a peaceful manner.





Blind Item #14


Seekers of the gossips, and the lovers of the abs, this is for you. Rumor is that three extremely handsome men are seen travelling the desert, and due to the heat they are moving shirtless exposing their ABS!


Don’t get too near them or try to strike up a conversation with them as they look to be extremely dangerous people carrying swords and bows, and other weapons, but with handsome body. One of our sources was approached by them, and they showed him the picture of a runaway military slave.


There are rumors for some big prize money on whoever catches this runaway slave, and these guys seem to be in this line of work.  





Let's see who can guess the most dramas correctly - the winner will be Soompi's queen / king of blind gossip!


Please note: 

  • All the blinds are for famous Sageuks. 
  • Please give your answers in spoilers.
  • You can form teams in order to solve blinds.
  • You can ask for extra hints.


Have fun guessing! :eats:




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@frozentundra I also don’t watch many sageuks. Have watched exactly two in my lifetime :grimace:


@Sleepy Owl did test these blinds on me, though, and with the help of google I was able to solve at least some of them. So it’s well worth a try to use google. :glasses:


@YongZura⁷ @larus you like these types of games normally. Do join us! :kiss_wink:

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Taking a short break in between "practising writing sentences in Hangeul" and updating #BTS thread, I'm able to guess a few.  My memory is fading away however these are some of the guesses:




Blind Item:

#4 - Faith

#5 - Jewel in the Palace

#6 - Scarlet Heart - Goryeo

#7 - The Red Sleeve

#9 - Love in the Moonlight

#10 - Mr. Queen

#12 - Mr. Sunshine


p.s There's also the probability of a mixed-up ... I'll come back to edit /add.



@partyon and @Sleepy OwlAll the best in your event!

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Hi, and thanks for tagging me). It seems I haven't seen many of mentioned dramas, but here are some I'm pretty sure about


#3 King's Affection 

#4 Faith

#6 Moon Lovers

And certainly


#8 Tale of Arang 


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Sadly, I am sitting this out. I have no idea who's who. Prince A, B, C or what not. 

Had just read the first two.

Glad the Alchemy of Souls isn't over.

The story did not make any sense, perhaps an equation would. I could just imagine A > B {AB} ^ 2 ... still thinking of the equation to fit the story.

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This is my best guess... I cannot say I watched a lot of sagueks, and memory is failing me too, haha...


Edited with help of extra clue, but still not yet complete



#2 Hwarang

#3 The King’s Affection

#4 Faith

#5 Dae Jang Geum

#6 Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo

#7 The Red Sleeve

#8 Arang The Magistrate

#9 Love in The Moonlight

#10 Mr. Queen

#11 Bossam: Steal the Fate





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17 hours ago, Sleepy Owl said:

Guess the drama - Sageuk version

had a full time job trying to get him to stop, when he wouldn't listen to reason from anybody else.



@Sleepy Owl @partyon @agenth @confusedheart  thank you for tagging me

Not sure whether I m getting this right ... hehe


Blind Items
#3 - The King's Affection
#4 - Faith
#6 - Moon Lovers
#7 - The Red Sleeves
#9 - Moonlight Drawn By Clouds
#10 - Mr Queen
#11 - Bossam - Steal The Fate
#13 - Bloody Heart


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Nice guesses @Min2206@YongZura⁷, @frozentundra, @leo2020 and @ktcjdrama Chingus! :eats:

We will be revealing the correct answers on Friday evening. So you have a lot of time to work upon other blinds, and also edit the current ones in case you have doubts in them :piggydance:

@maribella Chingu, all the blinds have enough information for you to do some google searches and find the correct answers! They may seem confusing at first, but you maybe able to find the answers for some :hooray:


Also Chingus, if you wish to, you can form teams and try to solve the blinds together :fullofhearts:

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Wah! So many items to guess! Here's my attempt to guess a few of them


#1 & #2 no idea

#3. The king's affection

#4. Faith

#5. Why if it's not the legendary dae jang geum herself in Jewel in the Palace

#6. This vagabond son sounds so much like jang hyuk's lee bang won. I mean, it's pretty much the only drama depicting lee bang won that i have seen so i'm going to take a wild guess, it's My Country The New Age

#7. Red Sleeve

#8. I haven't watched it but have heard about it and its the only drama with magistrate that i know so i'm guessing it's Arang and the Magistrate

#9. Moonlight drawn by clouds

#10. Also haven't watched it but this could only be Mr Queen right?

#11. Ugh i'm really not sure and my memory is blurry but maybe The Princess Man?

#12. Mr S.... Mr Sunshine? Idk i haven't watched it.

#13. Queen Seondok

#14. Also haven't watched it but by the keyword slave... i guess it could only be The Slave Hunter.


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I like sageuks, and these are the ones I feel pretty sure about.


4 Faith

6 Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo

8 Arang and the Magistrate

9 Love in the Moonlight

10 Mr. Queen

12 Mr. Sunshine

13 Queen Seondoek

14 Slave Hunters


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Some of the dramas are like .." I know the drama, but I don't know the names"  and the others really haven't watched / might not watch.




#2 - Hwarang (I was expecting it to be in the list... and only got it after the extra info.  Thanks!)

#3 - The King's Affection (Mr. Google's help...)

#4 - Faith

#5 - Dae Jang Geum - Jewel in the Palace 

#6 - Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo

#7 - The Red Sleeve

#8 - Arirang and the Magistrate (The word Magistrate should have "clicked" before but I forgot that I've watched it)

#9 - Love in the Moonlight

#10 - Mr. Queen

#11 - Arthdal Chronicles

#12 - Mr. Sunshine

#13 - The Great Queen Seondeok (So S for Seoudeok?)

#14 - Chuno (just because of " the slave hunters" but haven't confirmed yet) 






This might be my final for now.


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I don't really like sagueks but i have 2 guesses 


#4-Shame on me if I'm wrong!  My first kdrama--Faith!



#12--I didn't watch this drama, but based on the description, is it Mr Sunshine?  Wait, was that saguek?


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I haven't the faintest clue for 1, 2, 10, and 13. For the rest, I'm guessing...



3 - Isn’t this the sageuk with Rowoon? The King's Affection


4 - My comfort favorite. Faith

5 - Jewel in the Palace?

6 - Moon Lovers Scarlet Heart Ryeo (the Chinese Scarlet Heart Ryeo applies too)

7 - The Red Sleeve

8 - Arang and the Magistrate

9 - Is this the one with Park Bo Gum? Love in the Moonlight something


11 - River Where the Moon Shines

12 - Never watched this but sounds like Lee Jun Ki’s Gunman in Joseon


14 - Chuno


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12 hours ago, joybran said:

I like sageuks, and these are the ones I feel pretty sure about

What do you like the most about them?

I’ve had the hardest time learning to like them. :bawling: I’ve only finished 2. I find the plots to be too similar in most sageuks and I find the politics to be boring. Last sageuk I watched was King’s Affection that had a very interesting plot and good acting.

Unfortunately the sageuk got ladled with too many drama tropes and instead of exploring the troubled father-daughter relationship, we got endless staring scenes and accidental hugs/kisses between the leads. And millions of flashbacks of them. :rage:

Needless to say, I dropped it.


@CarolynH Answering your question about what is a sageuk: 

a sageuk is merely the term for a historical drama. Whilst we think it should be set in Joseon times, apparently that is not the case. A turn of the century drama could be considered a sageuk too.


@Jiyuu and everyone else, we will be posting extra clues later today. :kiss_wink:

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*** I'm not really a fan of historical dramas unless my biases are in it. Maybe because sageuk series can be a lengthy watch, with some going over 30 or even 40 episodes—but, hey - this hasn't stopped the genre’s loyal fans from bingeing them, though. So, shame on me - I can only guess (2) here -   :kaching1:


#4 - Faith

#8 - Arang and the Magistrate


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