The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers (2014)

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Set in the Joseon Dynasty period (during the confusion of justification and the period of espionage and transition from ming to ping), when public desire for social reform was at a high.
The three-arc historical action-romance drama, in which warriors and spies step back and forth along borders, follows Crown Prince So Hyeon, his two bodyguards, Heo Seung Po and An Min Seo, as well as Park Dal Hyang, a yangban come read morewarrior who has everything going for him, including personality and looks, even though he comes from a poor family. Dal Hyang is also involved in a love triangle between Yoon Seo, the Crown Princess, and Crown Prince So Hyeon. Meanwhile Jo Mi Ryeong is Prince So Hyeon's first love, who later becomes the prince’s enemy and decides to take revenge.

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Nov 4, 2014
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
The story, the chemistry, the actors, and the directing all came together to make this a quite enjoyable drama. Who knew? I didn't have any expectations of The Three Musketeers and I was pleasantly surprised. I like the story telling, comic book type of directing. The drama writing had some lame moments, but the story more than made up for it with some excellent twists and specific emotional scenes. For example when read more Park Dal Hyang is talking to Mi Ryeong in the prison and she goes through every trick she has and he still stands firm and what he says back to her is just daebak!!! Even if you don't watch any of the that part. I also like how Yoon Seo was strong and confident when she needed to be the most. I absolutely loved the writing of that character. Ok...I have to stop now or I will quit being vague and write spoilers.

The acting is good too. I know a lot of you don't like idol actors, but Jung Yong Hwa is too adorable in this. He may not be the best actor, but he isn't horrible either. Lee Jin Wook and all the other actors are good also. Seo Hyun Jin portrayed my favorite character, Yoon Seo. For once the leading lady wasn't stupid and weak. She cried and was naive, but when it was time for her to step up, she was perfect.

I liked the music.

I may rewatch this at some point...especially if there is a sequal.

I recommend this because it is entertaining. There is no epic story or deep meaning, but I was fully invested in the story line and the charcters.
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Nov 23, 2014
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
I'm really not even sure where to start... Since my first foray into Korean Dramas back in April of 2014 I have see many dramas that I wholeheartedly enjoyed, a few I found lacking somewhat but still fun and entertaining, and very small few that I just didn't care for. The Three Musketeers doesn't really fall into any of these categories because it transcends them all.

I literally cannot count the amount read more of times I cheered, laughed out loud, cried-mostly tears of joy but a couple times were for sad or simply melancholy reasons, cursed at whomever I detested or disrespected, clapped my hands, or was most profoundly stunned into absolute silence with my mouth agape and my eyes blinking ever so slowly.

This drama offered me everything I could ever desire in an amazing viewing experience. Bromances, romances, betrayals, action and adventure, revenge, loyalty, self awareness, self sacrifice.... None of them done in an over tired or cliched way, as so many dramas are wont to do. Even the villains in this were not evil for the sake of being evil. They were layered and deep and had understandable reasons for their treachery. Even if their actions seemed extreme to the other characters they interacted with, or us as the viewing audience, you could see how, from their point of view, everything they did had purpose.

While watching this drama I only ever had one negative criticism in my mind about one single character. I immensely disliked the Crown Princess, and was ready to deduct half a point from my overall rating of The Three Musketeers which caused a lot of inner turmoil. However, I am so very glad I followed the guidelines for reviewing and waited as, in the end, her character fleshed out and became one that I look forward to seeing develop in the future.

That being said I can say without any doubt there was nothing I didn't love about this drama. It was a wonderful adaptation of Alexander Dumas' Novel. I was thrilled at the ending and also saddened that I had no more episodes to look forward to... at least not today. Whenever they decide to air season 2 it will be like Christmas and my Birthday wrapped into one and I will count the days until this epic adventure continues.

All For One, and One For All !!!!!
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    Temmie7 Jul 25, 2017

    Most boring kdrama have ever watched

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    Antonin Jun 26, 2017

    I wish tvN would make another historical drama, with the quality picture and cinematography of Goblin and/or Chicago Typewriter

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    iambulletproof May 28, 2017

    this is my first tvn sageuk and it did not disspoint me. it gives a mashup of western cowboy and sageuk feels to it. seo hyu jin is amazing here, imo, her acting saved this drama for me. plot is not that complicated but well excuted. fast paced in the first few episodes but waned down in the middle then picked up again in the last few episode. it has the right balance of romance, comedy, action, and palace politics. 7.5/10

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    keifferodartseam Jan 15, 2017

    I enjoyed watching this drama, but I didn't see dal hyang and tani together.. . I wish they end up together coz they look good together. . .cute

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    Marei Sep 26, 2016 - edited

    Too bad Dal Hyang never became part of the being the 4th member. Felt like he was just an extra they called friend but never actually let him join the circle :( am I the only one who thinks like that?

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      Althalus Feb 11, 2017

      the three musketeers in the english version are Athos, Porthos and Aramis, but the main character of the story is considered d'Artagnan. d'Artagnan would be Dal Hyang in this version.

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    kasaharadojo Aug 21, 2016

    This drama would have been much better if it wasn't for the wooden acting of Jung Yong Hwa. The boy is really attractive and all that but when it comes to acting he is definitely in serious need of acting lessons.

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    ArvisJaggamar Aug 18, 2016 - edited

    Is their a non-spoilery way to explain to me why this only has 12 episodes? Usually historical dramas have twice that, at a minimum.

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      naccu Sep 13, 2016 - edited

      It could be because they were planning to make 3 seasons of this (which I heard won't happen after all)... Just a theory!

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    Maya Apr 1, 2016 - edited

    I love it! ♥

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    twenty Mar 6, 2016

    Totally love it... I don't like historical dramas but this was awsome. I need season 2... and 3... but why they canceled it? ;;; What's a shame!

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    suju5 Feb 29, 2016

    I had fun watching it <3

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    LeeJaeShin Feb 23, 2016

    The king annoys me. He's too weak

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    LeeJaeShin Feb 23, 2016 - edited
    Reveal Spoiler »
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    kimnana_ Jan 25, 2016 - edited

    I've just realized that!
    this is the Korean version of the French novel... wow

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    bossmama Dec 1, 2015

    Really love the crown couple, hoping to see more of them... sigh

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    ArvisJaggamar Sep 3, 2015 - edited

    On a scale of 1 to 10: how violent is this drama? Meaning, how bloody and/or gory is it? I know there are going to be fight scenes, but are they gratuitous?

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      bossmama Dec 1, 2015

      I guess... 7/10? I don't think it's gory but there's a beheading scene... the fighting scenes are standard though, not really violent

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      ArvisJaggamar Dec 2, 2015

      And do you see the head get sliced off and blood gush out of the headless body? Really want to avoid that kind of thing.

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      bossmama Dec 2, 2015

      not at all, just some sound and implying scene then you got a headless body falls and that's all. it didn't even show the actual beheading. there's a scene where a head is lying around but it was kinda subtle you might as well miss it. i just mentioned it because it was kinda rare in kdramas, but then again I don't watch that many kdramas

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      NHK95 Apr 11, 2016

      i feel sorry for you. you'll be missing out on great shows like the walking dead, game of thrones and (to some extent, because it does have some epic deaths) breaking bad.

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      ArvisJaggamar Apr 11, 2016


      Yeah, I have no interest at all in any of those shows, so I definitely don't feel like I am missing out. Also, when you think about it, you only have so many hours in your life that you can spend on television, so by choosing one show to watch, you are automatically missing out on another show you could have watched instead.

      But I know what you mean: when you're moved by a piece of entertainment, you can't help but want other people to experience it the same way you did.


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    South Korea
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    Aug 17, 2014 to Nov 2, 2014
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    1 hr. 12 min.


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    8.1 (scored by 1,837 users)
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