Honestly, at the end of this drama, I wished that Hae Soo would just fall in love with Wang Jung and just be his happy wife. He was the one who has not left her for power like Wang So or the 8th prince. They both seemed pathetic compared to Wang Jung who got the guts to ask his father to approve marriage with her right away after his victorious battle. Wang Jung was respectful enough and cared enough to not ask for her hand when he knew she was deeply in love with another man. He waited and waited to rescue her when she allowed him to. I would see that Hae Soo would have fallen in love with him eventually if she remained by his side. Both of Hae Soo previous lovers cannot compare! I ship Hae Soo and Wang Jung! Even the 10th prince was better than the 4th and 8th prince. Both are incredibly selfish and pathetic.
In this version .... There's no reason for Hae Soo not to love Jung .... he's all u said and more, in fact his fun straight forward personality suited her the best!!
In original SH, personalities were different... 14th was even better and cleverer than Jung .... but also, she was way more clever than Hae Soo - RuoXi admired 8th's intelligence who was more virtuous than Wook .... and fell for 4th (who was more calculating than Wang So) b/c he seemed to be able to understand her personality and freethinking .... 14th was adorable but too pragmatic for progressive and free-thinking RuoXi ... he couldn't understand why she made some of the decisions she did .... He repeatedly said "I don't understand women... I don't understand what u r thinking!" ..... So RuoXi understandably, couldn't get over a deep-thinker like 4th.
But easy-going Hae Soo should have loved the adorable Jung, who could have made her very happy!
there is no comparison between So and the other brothers. He is courageous, generous and sensible. He had a very sad childhood and now just wants to be loved with Soo. Also he preferred to be King for not having yet to be blackmailed and risk that the people he loves are killed. Jung was bad to show that they were a happy couple in love and hide the letters Soo sent to the King. I hate Jung!
@Raincat, he didn't really have hide them but repackage them , so the king didn't know it was letter from soo he was thinking it was letter from jung Soo loved the king so much and wanted to see him a last time befor she die but she died without seeing him
@lainiwaku ..... I asked this from tyara bc of what she posted. I know that but I wanted to know were she saw what she claims to be seen. I think that she has skipped some scenes/epsisodes of drama and just jumps into conclusions her own.
@Raincat She didn't say he hid the letters. She was talking about when Jung realised they were being watched and purposefully acted like they were happy and lovey dovey so the King would misunderstand. It was because of that that So (and 4th in the original) ignored what he thought were 14th Prince's letters. He was pissed off because he thought Soo had moved on and forgotten him. It was childish of Jung to do that. Still, he couldn't have known what his actions would cause at the time.
Also, about the letters. Jung did not hide them. He noticed that Soo's handwriting looked just like the King's and eas afraid the Palace officials would think it was weird. So he put them in another envelope and addressed them to the King in his own handwriting, thinking it would look better. There was no malice or ill intent in his actions with that. It was the same in the original version, too.
i think jung was more pathetic than the the other two though. i would never trust a brother who insult me by saying he is ashamed to be born in the same womb as me just because he was sucessful in helping our female lead does not make me much impressed when he created many troubles, example he had equal hand in kiling king wang moo as much as 8th and 3rd, as you mentioned he was a general but he was disloyal to his king and aloving brother even after knowing his family is going to kill moo what a GREAAAAAT warior and genearal . regarding 4th prince there was no choice for him but to get the throne. he would be pathetic if he would ignore his brothers being killed and people being tortured just for one woman he loves. many lives vs one life you know. and i dont think he was selfish it was necessary or else he would be forced to kill more brothers. well he wanted get married to run away with her but she was the one who rejected him. and wang yo was brother of jung not father. well if you only care about romance in the drama then jung is okay but there is much more to this than romance you cannot call the other princes pathetic just because they were not able to help the girl. sory but jung was a spoiled brat who had no idea what burdens are.4th never harmed him or his family but he was always blindly hating him that itself shows his character. 8 th prince let his thurst for throne deviate from morals and kill people for it but realisation and regrett was his repentance. and 4th did not deviate he became a peoples king yes cruel to people who were wrong but still did the best for general public. but jung neither regreted for his betrayal to moo nor for his hand in separating wang so and hae soo not even a speck of sadness or regret that he was keeping a father and daughter seperate from each other. yes yes he loved hae soo but he lost respect for many more things.
i would say evn the 10 th prince was better than 14th because he used his brains to learn what is right and what is wrong and what is right even if he is a slow learner. you can say you like hae soo to be with jung why say other two are pathetic and selfish