Set in a tumultuous period where the political scene is murky and various people fought to gain power and the throne, the young king will do anything to strengthen his shaky position in court. His childhood friend Baek Rok leads a secret military force loyal to the king, called the "Black Cloud Swords".
Baek Rok lives for his king, his brother Baek Kyul and his lover Jung Yeon, but when his ambitious brother betrays him and leads him into a trap, he finds himself on the run. He becomes a slave and gladiator, eventually returning to Joseon to seek revenge.
Cast & Credits
Story: reminded me of " slave hunters \ Chuno " to some extent. I loved it, and engaged in events without any boredom , beside the young king who does not know how to distract things the nation , and his minister , who is trying to be commanding and forbidding , the minister and his followers who believe in Confucianism , and we can look at it like communism and democracy at this moment - Modern and Contemporary History -
Characters & Acting : Characters also done a good job , I liked the fight scenes that is different from the other fight scenes in historical drama, because it was HD\3D , this seemed to be realistic and to be honest I liked the fight scenes so much unlike the fight scenes I've seen in most previous historical series , which puts the viewer in the form of an asshole for being fake!
The OST: also reminded me of song from " slave hunters \ Chuno ", it is somewhat similar to the song of the end of this drama!!!
If you like historical drama, then you should give this one a try!!!!
I LOVED Baek Rok (JDH) ^_^ <3 He was so loyal - even when it hurt him, he fought to protect the people he loved and was bound by a promise made to the king. I liked Jung Yeon - but she somehow got stupid towards the end which disappointed me, I loved her relationship with Baek Rok. I hated Baek Kyul - I don't care if his brother and JY still liked him - in my eyes he was an ASS big time!
Music: I loved the ost!!! 2 songs in particular ^_^ pt.1 & pt. 2 of the ost
I might re-watch this sometime in the future - if only to see the ruggedly handsome Jo Dong Hyeok again <3 He truly was a wild man in this drama!
"All that I protected up 'till now by my sword was in vain. I finally want to use it for what I really want to protect. (Jung Yeon) You have to live, so that I, who's lived like a demon, killing all my life...would have some meaning to my life as a man." - Baek Rok