Geez, we got rid of the bullying kid and went right into the bullying adult. Ugh.
Not much to say about this one. I don't like the manufactured melodrama but hopefully they'll tone that down as the main story moves forward. Hopefully. The eclipse storyline is interesting but GKS already showed it so the series really isn't doing much for me right now. But it's early. It does look and sound good; the production is as good as it was in the first episode.
The introspective, approval-craving Taejong, hmmm.... Really?
I will give them credit for the the illustration at the beginning, with the explanation about the movements of the sun and moon. It was geocentric (Earth in the middle) rather than heliocentric (Sun in the middle), which was correct for that time period. Well done--they could easily have goofed on that and put the sun in the middle.
Songwhi was coughing...but no blood, so I guess he's not dead yet! Was waiting for the old cliché but not yet.
Its funny how in GKS, Taejong forces his son to watch his servant get flogged to teach him a lesson, but here, hesitates to execute a man when he sees his kids looking at him with fear.
At first, I thought Hee-je's resentment towards Youngshil was because they were half brothers and that his father favored the lowborn child over him, but then I later realized they're biologically cousins (Songwhi is his uncle). Jealousy over how good at astronomy Youngshil is definitely a factor though.
Ah, got it, that makes sense. No worries truth, that's my fault for being behind on the episodes. I've been trying to figure out the Chicago broadcast schedule and have gotten behind the YouTube postings. I'm just going to go with YouTube for the remainder, since it's only 24 episodes. I'll start catching up today, hopefully will get episode 3 done.