||[Feb. 2nd, 2013|09:58 pm]
Visits to imaginary worlds and beyond
I bought this drama more by chance, I wanted to buy another one and then suddenly I saw this one and decided to give it a try! And I have to say it has quickly become one of my favorite kdramas so far. It’s a time-traveling story of a modern doctor who is abducted by a warrior out of the past (Goryeo Dynasty) to save the King’s wife, who had been hurt in an attack. I’m normally not so much into romantic love stories, but I simply loved how the relationship between the warrior and the doctor evolved. What I like so much about this drama is how the characters develop. So for example at first I didn’t like the modern doctor at all, but she really matured over the episodes and became quite sympathetic to me. The same about the king, who seemed so insecure and annoying at first but became one of my favorite characters throughout the drama. The growing relationship between him and the queen was also heartwarming. There are so many interesting and likeable characters in here, not only among the protagonists.
And then I also found all those intrigues at court interesting and liked that some of the characters have magical skills, and I loved the music a lot, too. An interesting fact is that some of the characters really existed in Korean history and also some of the events depicted in the drama are part of Korean history. I’m not going to write more in detail so I won’t spoil it for anyone, just to say that I absolutely loved this kdrama a lot and that it made me feel very touched and moved by the story :-)
I will definitely watch this soon!
:-D I hope you'll like it!
Where do you usually watch dramas? I'm currently watching one on alodrama.com, but I can't find others there which I'd also love to watch, so maybe you have a good suggestion ;-)
Oh great, thank you! I already saw they have some of the dramas I'm interested in!
We finally finished watching it and although I liked it quite a bit, it isn't one of my favourites. I loved the king & the queen and their relationship was really touching but I must admit I had a very difficult time feeling anything about the main pairing. I liked Choi Young and the Doctor had her nice moments too but most of the time I just felt that their relationship was too forced and felt bored with all the flashbacks and syrupy music moments. ;) I loved the Dr Jang and it felt too weird that he just disappeared from the show (I read later that he had some eye surgery or something but it was weird that his death wasn't even shown.)
All in all it was a great show but I must say I actually liked Iljimae better (these are the only historical Korean dramas I've seen so far). I know I'm very difficult to please when it comes to main characters. Especially the female characters I can't easily relate to if I don't like them much and I must say I found Eun Soo a bit weak female character.
Ah yes, I really hated how the doctor was killed off-screen... however I knew this would happen because I had read it before watching the show, so I was prepared. I mean they could have sent him on an errand or something instead...
I rather liked the main pairing, even though Eun Soo got on my nerves at the beginning, but that often happens to me with characters in kdramas (like Du Ru-Mi in Beethoven Virus or Sujini in The Legend, somehow there's always this trope of the hysterical silly character and I don't really like that type of character, or I start liking them once they stop being so hysterical).
I spoiled myself about the doctor when I read something about the drama before but I didn't know he would leave like that so I was expecting some tear jerking epic fight scene where he dies.
I started to like Eun Soo a bit more in the end but I never felt there was very much substance about her but I know what you mean. I didn't like Du-Ru-Mi in the beginning either but she became more sympathetic as the show went on. I haven't seen the Legend. I guess I like the boyish, a bit tough or eccentric female characters who have a bit more attitude than just being the romantic interest of the hero. I liked Mae-Ri in "Mary stayed out all night" even if she seemed to be quite sheepish at times. I liked the queen a lot in Faith though. She was just a minor character but somehow she was very expressive in her youth & troubled mind and immaculate behaviour. Somehow I really liked the queen & the kind chemistry.
I haven't seen that many Korean dramas yet. Despite to those already mentioned I've watched You're Beautiful, Coffee Prince, White Tower and Flower boy ramyun shop and half of Heart strings (I couldn't finish it as I felt too bored with all the flashbacks from the same episode... too soapy).
I also really liked the queen!
What did you think of Coffee Prince? It's on my list of dramas I might be interested in watching, but since there are a few further up on the list I haven't looked to much into it yet!
It was the first Kdrama I ever watched and I did like it even if the beginning was a bit confusing. The first few episodes were a bit random but it seems to be like this with many Korean dramas. A little bit of hassle before the plot really starts.
I have this feeling with a lot of kdramas, that the first episodes are a bit confusing. Quite often, after finishing a drama, I watch the first few episodes again!