Re: Spoiler Thread -Phillie veiwers= Dae Jo Young Oct 12, 2007 8:31:13 GMT -5
Post by seven stars on Oct 12, 2007 8:31:13 GMT -5
popularlibrary said:Mimosa may be a slick planner, but if ep.54 was anything to go by, he has ghastly judgment as an administrator. I don't know what irritated me more - the phoniness of the plotting or its silliness. Here is the top strategist of a secret organization about to execute its most brilliant leader - a man the entire series shows to be pretty much irreplaceable - along with his most essential enforcer, on "principle" yet, without the least regard for what kind of havoc that would play with the organization itself, or what kind of disastrous reaction it might cause in the leader's well-armed father! He consults with no one, checks nothing and just forges ahead, sword flashing.
And he wants to commit this lunacy not because DJY is disloyal or suspect, but because he questions the need to kill a man he knows a lot better than Mimosa. This was clearly done to wring the last drop of melodramatic pathos out of the situation, never mind how it falsified what we know of the characters, or how pointless it was. The Mimosa who has been characterized thus far would have consulted with the king and both questioned and checked far more carefully before taking any action, never mind an action so potentially destructive to the entire organization and all its goals.
Dae Jo-young is one of the better historical series, and I've been enjoying it a lot, but this piece of bad writing-plotting-characterization made my teeth grind.
It seems to me that this scenario was placed for effect more than anything else. I felt it on that occasion, but I was not moved when Heuk Sudol was joined on his knees by Gulsabiwu after getting Dongmyoungchun soldiers captured and tortured.
In my case, part of the problem is that I tape these episodes and sometimes watch them four or five in a row. Therefore if there is a redundancy in the storyline I always pick up on it even if it's separated by several weeks.