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This is unprecedented…truly. I was able to write a recap for episode 2 of Painter of the Wind. Impossible…maybe I am still fascinated by it. So here goes…

Despite the fact that Painter of the Wind was below Beethoven Virus and the other one with the ‘wind’ title as well in the ratings game, I still like it and I believe that quality-wise, they would not end up in the bottom of the three.  I already watch until Episode 3 and I am still enjoying it.

I am not that familiar with this kind of arts, I mean, manual drawing and painting. I do everything now digitalized and so I am pretty fascinated with it.  The basic reason why Kim Hong Do or KHD arrived is to investigate who drew the ‘controversial’ painting and so KHD instructed all the students to draw the painting vertically reverse or upside down.  Later on, he gave them the classic line dots puzzle wherein you give certain number of dots and then try to connect them without lifting the brush.

Most of the students could not solve the puzzle but shin Yoon Bok was able to do it plus SYB drew the image perfectly.  KHD then asked them while they were painting, “What is painting to you?”. Everyone stop drawing except for SYB. All the other students tried reaching for their notes but KHD said to answer freely from their heart.  He noticed that she was still drawing and so he asked her and she answered: “Painting is longing” and she explained it more elaborately.

I like how she explained it and I like the writers of this series.

I am not a fan of too many complications in one series and so I am hoping that this won’t follow other drama’s pitfalls.  Anyway, we found out here that SYB has been making and selling paintings via a store.  She was being conned by the shop owner telling her that she is still young and so her work was appraised with mediocre monetary value. She then secretly listened outside the store when people arrived asking for new paintings and she learned that the shop owner was selling her painting for a high price. Surprisingly, I thought she would be mad but when she heard of the positive comments from the buyers, she was ecstatic.

Based from the students upside drawings KHD realized immediately who drew the controversial painting.  He then tried looking for SYB and he tried following her to the store but SYB already sensed that someone’s following her, did some hide and seek tricks so she managed to lose him, well, she thought she did.

Anyway, the two of them end up sharing drinks and painting skills.  Basically, he was so amazed by her talent and maturity.  He told her that she’s talented. She is euphoric but on the same note, he told her that it all will be wasted since she was the one that everyone is looking for. He told her that soon she will be receiving a punishment that will damaged her hand.

She was so sad because of her fate.  He left HKD, disoriented and looking so disappointed, she ended up infront of the kisaeng house and just celebrated with the other boys.

I am not sure here but it seems that she was sharing a flirty look or two with one of the kisaeng. I am pretty sure it does not mean anything ‘girly’ passionate in SYB but with kisaeng, I am not sure. Anyway, this could mean that it’s either the kisaeng can see thru SYB’s deception and so it sparked an interest.

OR, it’s like: “welcome to the gay world of old korea”…nah…i’m not going to read too much in this!

By the way, in between these scenes, there were a couple of men who I believe are the series’ main deliverer of negativities when it comes to our KHD and SYB. They are discussing the possibilities of the culprit being discovered by KHD. They also made conclusions that there is a possibility that KHD will save the culprit if he finds the person extremely talented and so KHD will bear the punishment or go on hibernating again. They were talking of something that happened a long time ago that concerns KHD.

We also were introduced to another girl, sister of KHD’s friend who is impossibly attracted to him but it’s a case of unrequited love or crush.

The episode ended with SYB asking the kisaeng to stay and play her some music because it might be the very last time she’ll be able to pay her with money she got from drawing. Sad.

I am not a fan of MGY but I am really beginning to like her more.  It is really fun to watch dramas when the lead actors can act. I hope I will be able to finish this series. Pray…hard…hahaha.


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The new series from SBS just recently aired and I was able to watch the pilot episode. I did not have any expectation from it since I am not a fan of both the main leads although I always find Moon Geun Young cute and adorable ever since I saw her in Little Bride ages ago. Park Shin Yang I saw in Lovers in Paris and he’s okay. I heard he was good in War of Money.

Anyway, if the whole series will be based on just the pilot episode, The Painter of the Wind will definitely be awesome. MGY as a ‘pretend’ boy, Shin Yoon Bok was excellent. PSY was okay. I can’t say much about him since his character do not really demand any real “acting” this early. It is a different case with MGY since she’s doing a Eun Chan. Remember Coffee Prince? Based from the first episode she nailed it just like Yoon Eun Hye. Amazing because this is her comeback to the drama-fold after 5 years.

Cinematography and music was great. The story is very interesting since I am not familiar with it. I read somewhere that it was based from a novel. I hope the fans of the book won’t get disappointed with the TV version.

Okay, let us sift thru episode 1. It is quite obvious that it includes palace intrigues. When MGY secretly painted a women deep in her thoughts, everyone was behaving like it was a huge deal. Apparently it is the Queen and it somehow symbolizes that the Queen is doing something immoral, actually she does have an affair with a buddhist priest or monk.

Before we go to all that, obviously, it is still a romantic comedy drama mixed in and so allow me have PSY enter the story. Also, before I rushed in to their story, let me just give a background on the their character, that is if you don’t know yet. MGY’s father was murdered and so she vows that she’ll get the killer and off she disguises as a boy to be able to study painting. During those time painting is for boy’s only hobby. PSY is an older guy who is a master painter and would later be her mentor.

the bandage, i've seen that scene somewhere...

Do you already see where this is all heading?

During the first episode from what I can still remember, well, (just fragments of it really), MGY and PSY first met when they both got interested on a certain painting. They argued then unfortunately, it ripped in half. MGY offered to make a replica since she insisted that she is familiar with the painter and the painter’s style so she can definitely paint another one just like it. The painting was quite expensive and she was asking PSY to pay for the other half of the amount. Anyway, he rushed off to the palace since he was called to investigate a certain painting, and help discover who painted it.

On the other hand, MGY was so excited to see their new teacher. She bumped into PSY again and told him to get out of there before the prominent painter/teacher comes in. She surely have mistaken him for an ordinary vendor. Yes, I know, it’s obvious already that PSY is that prominent painter/teacher.

I am quite excited on how the relationship will grow from here. By the way, her roommate is quite fond of her and that will altogether add another twist on the story. Even with the age difference, they do look good together. My korean is not that at par with the native speakers and probably will never reach that stage so I do get a little help from my friends. Hey, thanks!

I cannot do the usual recap thing I did from the past. I won’t attempt to do another one because I simply dont have the time and I will just disappoint people by not finishing them. What I will do is pop in here everytime I was able to watch an episode and just tell you bits and pieces of it.

So again, based from the first episode, I highly recommend this series!

Auf Wiedersehen!

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