This guy has the ability to melt hearts with his smile & voice and bring tears to your eyes with his own. He's done a remarkable job in every field he's stepped into. Are you ready to fall in love with him too?
I watched this Drama a while ago and there is actutually a lot to say about it. At first it is one of the most beautyfull dramas i have seen so far. The acting is great and the music matches well with the scenes. I often have the problem that historical dramas get boring after a while and I see myself skipping some dialogues in order to go on to the more read more"interssting" parts. In the drama Hwang jin yi however this feeling wasn't there as much as in the other so i nearly watched every second of it. The only thing I didn't like that much was the sadness that you find yourself in while watching it. There are many scenes where I actually cried and that is the reason for me not to rewatch it that many times.... But that doesn't mean that it's not worth rewatching. The dances and the acting of Ha ji won in particular are sooo outstanding and in my opinion they portrait hwang jin yi soo good that all the time you get what she stands for, fights for and how great of a women she is. For all those who are interessted in Art this is a drama that leads them back to the past to discover what being an artist means.
To sum up this drama is valuable in acting, art (costumes are great) music and dancing also the storyline is interessting. The only thing you need to prepare yourself is getting a bunch of tissues ready as it gets really emotional ;)
So many aspects of this drama are beautiful and poignant: cinematography, story, themes, characters, and acting. Unfortunately, what really brought Hwang Jin Yi down was the execution.
Hwang Jin Yi herself (excellently portrayed by Ha Ji Won) is a legend and a difficult character to center a drama around because she's so enigmatic. The show handles this by making her almost otherworldly, the epitome of beauty, grace, and intelligence whose passion for read moredance eclipses everything else in her life. However (or perhaps because of this), there was too much of a focus on the supporting characters - love interests especially - and how they were affected by Hwang Jin Yi, often putting her on the sidelines. As the series progressed and she became more guarded, the emotional weight of the story shifted to them as well. Instead of Hwang Jin Yi being the subject of the drama, she was the object.
Nonetheless, although the show had a tendency to be over-dramatic towards the end, it has great commentary on art (painting, music, and dance) and the life of gisaengs. If you are interested in these, then this is the perfect drama for you.
Ha Ji Won plays the role of a strong influential woman in both historical series. Though one is of an empress while the other is a gisaeng, both carries quite a few similarities such as being smart etc...
This is a great drama and I am glad I watched it despite being an old drama (10yearsago). This drama made me appreciate the current status of women. During those era, a beautiful talented woman if born to low social class is cursed/ doomed. I like how this drama depicts the pride as artist in these gisaengs esp the part where Baek Moo insisted her girls to finish their dance. And the fact that despite being a prodigy , Hwang Jin Yi is only human. Ha Ji Won portrayed her role so well that one can feels her struggles and pain. She is also so beautiful and graceful in her dance moves. She definitely deserves the Daesang .
Hey... I'm at ep 21 now and i want to ask something
Why did Jin Yi and Kim Jung Han runaway while she could have become his concubine?
I mean, now they're criminals but it wouldn't have been a problem if they just did that right?
That Baek Kye Soo guy also wanted her as his concubine and that didn't seem as a problem. so.... why
Everyone was whining all the time, no one was sticking to their words/motivations and the characters weren't likeable (nor interesting, to be honest).
The most irritating part was, that even though the heroine was supposed to be a prodigy, unable to live without music and dancing, she dropped everything several times, just as a guy appeared. Plus, without a man in her life, she seemed to be unable to do literary anything, instantly dissolving into a drunken mess.
The only likeable characters in the whole series were the heroine's mistress, the head mistress and Bu Yong.
I felt sad when I was watching it, but for me is a masterpiece. It is a very poignant story about the impossible love in gisaeng's life: I liked Hwang Jin Yi's character and I was attracted by the dance, the poems, the music and the beautiful colors in every scene.Plus all the actors and actresses mastered their roles, especially Ha Ji Won and Kim Young Ae.Worth watching!!
This is a really good drama ^^ The acting was all well-done, Ha Ji Won is especially a wonderful actress! I used up my whole tissue box while watching though, haha;; But it's a great drama, definitely worth a watch, especially if you're a fan of art or historical dramas :)
The must. I never saw such a drama where everything is amazing. The music, the story, the acting, the emotions ... I feel able to speak hours about it but the most wonderfull things for me in that drama are : the pictures (often beautiful in historical dramas but never like this one) and Ha Ji Won. I don't have words to describe her performance ; she made Hwang Jini existing, not as a character in a fiction but as a real person. Hwang Jini lived, she was Ha Ji Won is a previous life.