when i saw the opening pictures at dramabeans i knew i had to check out this show..i had been waiting for 2 months and then when it aired..i was blown away..honestly i never thought that the writer could wrap up so many different genres in one and im glad that they took the risk otherwise we would have missed such an amzing piece of work
- Overall 8
- Story 8
- Acting/Cast 9
- Music 9
- Rewatch Value 7
i LOVED the acting..i knew Lee Jun Ki from My Girl and he wasn't much of an actor there but here he proved me wrong which led me into stalking his other dramas...:D
he's improved a lot from his My Girl days and it shows.The guy sure can act and he made his character,the satto(magistrate) who was arrogant,exasperating and totally full
of himself into this gentle and caring man so believeable.his character growth is so convincing.Those few things that one misses..you can't..if one watches this closely u'l see that LJK does not only act with his body and face but with his eyes too.So many emotions they express that only builds up the fact that he's one good actor.I loved him in traditional clothing here.especially in the mourning clothes he looked the best..:D..His fights are simply superb and add to the excitement being played at Rap music..
Shin Min Ah doesnt need an introduction at all..her name speaks for herself..she does an amazing job playing Arang.i love her kicka** personality here.i love heroines who have some spunk and lots of spark at that..who won't be deterred by the arrongant hero and cry in a corner..she's the sort where she'll talk in witty repartee..throwing the arrogant hero off..as she does here
When such accomplished actors are involved there are sure to be lots of sparks and lightining in the drama.ther sure are.The tension kept me glued to my laptop in the initial episodes where all i wanted them to do is stop with the inhibitions and just grab and kiss.the chemistry is pretty much awesome but there isnt much of it though.the romance is not the strong point of this drama but it does come around here and there to make us satisfied enough
the plot is pretty unique and delivers on all the angst and the tears and the heartbreaks that i expected this show will give me.The fantasy and the mystery element is strong and that will keep any watcher glued.
The sub plot in this one are just too interesting.Dol Soe and Bang wool's romance is just so cute.There comedic timing was perfect.Yoo Seung Ho as the jade emperor is just too awesome..never knew God could be so handsome..and then Han Jung Soo as Moo Young is very good.He brings the right emotions to his character.Kang Moon Young as Eun Oh's mother is one good actress..loved her in this.I'l miss Yon Woo Jin as Ju Wal because he's one character we can't help but sympathize with.He's vulnerable and so heartbreaking at the same time.His puppy eyes are the best and im sure he has a long way ahead of him as he can act..:)
The music score was just beautiful..flowing into the drama at the right places and made the impact of emotions all the more real.
Its hard to say that this was a flawless drama.It definately had many.It wasn't edited properly sometimes and the sets became too repetitive after some time and the fantasy element looses out in the last episodes.The story becomes dragging too as at the ending episodes everything became too serious and we missed all the comedy.
It had such potential on the romantic front but writers didnt deliver on that.I wouldn't call it a romantic drama like scent of a woman and secret garden were since it doesnt make romance its main focus,but what romance it did deliver it was good enough to hook us to our sets.The cinematography at some places was too beautiful for words.
Its the perfect drama to watch for any drama fan as it encompasses so many genres perfectly
you won't be dissapointed..go and watch it NOW..:)
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