Post by BungalowDweller on Mar 15, 2007 22:29:24 GMT -5
This is another guy who is mercurial. One moment he is calling for Jini's death because she "enchanted" him, the next he is confessing his marital troubles to her. He seems to be a guy who is constantly struggling and someone who is lonely. By his own admission he did it to himself by abandoning his wife for power, as he put it.
I think that he felt as a watcher in a drama. He wanted the love of Jini and Junghan to survive, but as he said, he couldn't go against the law. So he wanted them to run away together!
At least Jini knew it wasn't feasible! Been there, done that! The royal retainers tracked them down like animals. Why go through that again? The next time would be no kinder.
I liked it when the King told J. that she was a better person than he. For Jini, whose entire life was dictated by the nobles--her father--the Eunho episode, etc. it must have been a balm. He was quite a man to say that! ;D
She still seems to feel as if she's insignificant, however so it's hard to say exactly how she took that.
I still find this drama frustrating because everyone seems so manic. I'd like to think it's the pace but you'd think there would be a more consistent way to portray things.
Still, it's very pretty and seeing how ladies lived in a historical era is always nice.
Speaking of which, if this had been a longer drama, it would have been very interesting to see some of the nobles' ladies portrayed in more depth in contrast. We got a small dose with the Eunho part of the story, (though it did seem as if they were going through the motions) but seeing something in action more like the King had described might have been interesting.
With seeing such in depth portraits of the gisaeng, it's as if we're projecting class on them what with all the primping and pretty moves. (Nature does abhor a vacuum.) I keep seeing people remind each other that these are lower class ladies. In any case, we have a bit of a gap, since we are seeing everyone but the noble ladies lately.