Post by ajk on Mar 1, 2016 3:25:50 GMT -5
Okay, I really wanted to dislike this episode. Because this whole plotline about JYS reviving the clock tower, complete bullcrap. Never happened. Nobody ever got that thing working again. False, false, false.
But fair is fair...as a piece of fiction it was a very enjoyable episode. Well done. Loved watching the clock come to life. And some very good music in this episode too. Excellent score. (Just, not enough brass! What does KBS have against brass lately? Boo hiss!)
By the way, the brief image of the European astronomical clock that we saw, that's a real thing and it's in Prague:
I really like that they mentioned European technology--we don't get much of that in these shows. And Yu Taegang talking about the value of standardized time and how important that was in Europe, very nice. Unfortunate that it was buried with so much fiction, but it was absolutely legitimate.
Oh and the instrument that Huije brought to Yu Taegang, also real:
What sageuk said, I definitely agree with--the series is at its best when we see the science. At least so far.
However...the poison thing, awfully hard to buy the idea that a days-later-acting poison is coated on the torquetum in enough quantity to kill somebody. I know there are toxins from poison dart frogs that can kill people in quantities that small, but they kill in minutes. (And wouldn't Yun Bong's handling it, even with gloves, smear up the poison and remove some of it? And wouldn't anybody touching it feel a substance on it and immediately wipe it off their fingers and then have the whole torquetum cleaned up? Just sayin'.)
Anyway, seems like the key to enjoying this series is to completely given up on it being any sort of a plausible real story. Too bad it isn't, but at least GKS gave us that.
p.s. steve I'll get 11 and 12 done this week so I can be caught up with you. Apparently nobody is having much luck with watching this thing on broadcast outlets so I've gone entirely YouTube and I'll be able to catch up soon enough.