...though I loved the scene where Kim Joon gets inspired flashing back to his nirvana experience in the first match, this time didn't work for me. Maybe they should've saved it for the last match only? Anyway it did fall flat for me as well.
Bingo--yeah that's exactly what they should have done. Playing the Buddha card on day one was a mistake. Save it and they wouldn't have had to overdo the whole leg-injury thing in round one either.
No need to apologize for comparing different kinds of shows; some of those light ones have been very well received and (I'm told) do what they do very well. Or for not enjoying the slower stuff; not everybody enjoys listening to a long speech from a historical figure. Don't worry, we'll find something to bust your chops for eventually!
I'm gonna give Wola a break on the crying in this one. KJ means more to her than anyone else in the world, and watching him get clobbered around and nearly killed, the fear of losing him day after day, and then his finally standing there victorious...just the relief of it, the sheer weight being lifted, I think a lot of people would be reduced to tears at that. I know I must sound like her apologist by now and she does seem to be crying an awful lot but in that scene I could sympathize with her.
btw One other thing about this silly polo sport that doesn't sit right. Everybody ignores the ball until there's one guy left conscious. We saw absolutely no team strategy for trying to score with the ball. So why have a ball at all? Why not just call it jousting and let them fight it out and forget the pretense of polo? What would happen if two conscious teammates scored a goal? That would end the match, right? Would they have to fight each other afterwards? Ugh, hope we've seen the last of that cause it's giving me a headache.
By age nine he was known as a poet of genius. He rose in the court late, recommended to the overlord by Choe U at age 32. He was known as a drinker and a libertine. His love of drink, poetry and music earned him the nickname "Three Vices." Even today The Collected Works of Minister Yi remains a literary and historical work of great beauty.
Just found an interesting story written on Yi Kyubo's book and decided to translate.
Yi Kyubo's friend : I saw someone brutally beating a dog to death yesterday. I felt so saddened seeing it that I decided not to ever eat a dog or pork again.
Yi Kyubo : I saw someone burn lice to death yesterday. I felt so saddended seeing it that I decided not to ever kill lice again.
Friend : Lice are mere microbes. I told you my story because I felt saddened about killing of a big animal, why are you teasing me?
Yi Kyubo : Any creatures with vitality from humans to cows, horses, pigs, sheeps, insects, and ants all equally desire life and despise death. Do only big animals hate death and little ones don't? Death of a dog and lice are equal, which is why I used lice as a counterexample. Why would I intentionally tease you? If you don't believe me, try biting your ten fingers. Does only your thumbs hurt and other fingers don't? All fingers hurt equally because they all have flesh and blood. Why would one creature hate death while the other doesn't? Close your eyes and think calmly. You should see a snail's horn as if it is a cow's horn. Only then, you can discuss with me about enlightenment.
Interesting to see thought process of someone who lived 800 years ago.