I never thought I will ever fall under Bae Yong Joon’s charm…
…and my God what a fall.
This is only the second kdrama series that I kept on squealing (silently…yeah hard to do) whenever I see the lead actor appear on screen. I always wonder in the past why this guy is so popular. I originally thought he was a bland and unattractive actor. Yeah, you are all permitted to shoot me, several times too. The pic above says it all…*sigh…*sigh…*sigh…
The only reason I got a DVD copy of his recent award winning TV series was because my mom is a fan of sageuk historical dramas and before giving it to her I usually check the DVD of its quality and when I watch the first few scenes of the first episode I got hooked by the storyline and then I got curious on BYJ’s transformation from a white- haired god to a warrior king. It’s the first time my mom and I watch a TV series together although I had to do a marathon from episode 16 onwards. Yes, I finished the whole series at two o’clock this morning along with my sis who I was able to convince that it was a beautiful story by just telling her the gist of it while riding in a car going to a mall and with a cousin who just got back from a Japan trip and who only got snippets of the story during our meal together (poor cuz he reported for work after two hours of our marathon w/o any sleep at all, jet lag and all).
And because I fell in love with the whole thing, I am thinking of recapping the series. Yeah I know, I’m already recapping two other dramas as well and I know it will be difficult because the story is quite complicated with all the twists and turns, some of which I can’t understand very well. With all the mentioned obstacles, my love for the drama and Bae Yong Joon just won’t allow me not to do it.
So, I will try my best to make the most of it. I may not be able to recap the whole episode, scene by scene but I will summarize the highlights of each episode and just match it up with pics for easy comprehension and visualization.
When it was aired for the first time last year, I was tempted to watch it just because of all the hype that came with it but when I saw the different characters, the reincarnation thing, I decided not to. I thought I will have a hard time following with the story but after watching the first episode few days ago, I was hooked.
Anyway, I will try to explain all the characters and their reasons to be there before I start my recaps.
So, this may be a few months late, nevertheless, the old wise men were right: better late than never.