I have watched it a few times, and rather enjoyed it. But I'm mostly watching GKS, which is a better-spaced two hour commitment of my time. It's easier for me to watch an hour two times a week, as opposed to a two-hour block at one sitting. I'm a major Kim Gap-Su fan, so I'm tickled pink he's in this one--in fact, he's the reason I'm tuning in at all. But that costume! The way they have his eyebrows made up! He looks much more 'natural' as Hwang Hee. But it's the time commitment that makes it more of a problem for me.
I have the same problem with the two hour time commitment so I tape it and watch during the week at my leisure. I haven't missed an episode thus far and I really enjoy it except for the music that plays when the tone becomes sentimental, Miss Jungwa staring out into space looking sad and Madam Jami's hairdos.
I've started to watch the show and find it to be really good. Song Il Kook is one of my favorite actors since he appeared in Bodyguard and he's so versatile that I love watching how he plays out these complex characters. That and I love the bad guys. I think the show's a keeper till it ends. Gotta keep watching for that Lady Jami. I didn't really think the actress would amount to much when I saw her in Invisible Man, but she's done a 360 here and I watch the show to see basically what she does next. She's quite the formidable opponent.
I've been watching it, and quite avidly in fact, but I haven't really been posting for one reason... nobody else has been posting anything! Toward the end of the DJY series, me and Bungalowdweller (and one or two others) were pretty much the only ones ever starting any threads, and to be quite honest, it got old. I have no problem starting threads, especially when it's something I really want to say, but after awhile it got tiresome... and frankly, I don't have the time or the energy to do the same thing again. The way I feel is "Let someone else start a thread once in a while!", and I found that, if I didn't start anything, nothing was posted. Thanks, but no thanks...
Please, I don't want anyone to take this the wrong way. I love you guys; so many of you have been loyal posters for so long... this is NOT an attack on anyone and I don't want anyone to see it that way! I'm just saying that I'm not going to be trying to squeezing out the little bit of life that's left in the forum... I will be posting if there is something of interest (or if I have something I want to start), but that's about all.
Happy watching! And hopefully, happy posting, everyone!
(from the historical drama "The Immortal Yi Soon-Shin")
I hear you, Nalbal. It’s also been my experience that the fast and busy drama forums usually have one or two fanatics (and I don’t mean that in a bad way) who keep things going, and that it’s those fanatics who goad all the less passionate viewers into participating. And all that builds upon itself to create a fun drama forum that everybody enjoys participating in.
But, going through the effort to initiate a thread - and then getting little or no response - is a real downer. The fanatics don't mind going and going, because they love the show so much that they don’t care if nobody responds. But, without at least a little positive feedback, the rest of us might give up pretty quickly - even if we’re basically enjoying the show.
What’s happened? I’m guessing that most of us here have been K-drama fans for some time, and we’ve all tended to get a little jaded about things. Maybe when we all discovered K-dramas for the first time, it was all so exotic that we dove in with both feet. It was a whole new world for us, with so much that was new and exciting to learn!
But, after a few years, the crazy enthusiasm we all had in the beginning is finally waning. Those Korean cultural curiosities that fascinated us are becoming old hat to us now. Maybe that’s just the unfortunate sign of a “mature” K-drama discussion board - haven’t we all hashed and re-hashed a lot of that stuff to death already?
Only real solution I can muster up is constantly bringing in new blood, as it’s the new fans who have all the enthusiasm. Sadly, though, the Korean Wave never caught on here in The States like I expected . . . so I guess us old timers will have to keep carrying the ball.
I too am disappointed in the lack of discussion about this show. I live in Philly and watched EOTS on the internet this summer and loved it, and I got excited when I saw that it would be showing in Chicago and a forum had been started. I have been hesitant about starting any threads myself because I never know where the rest of you are at, and I don't want to let spoilers slip. On the other hand, I did have some very strong opinions about some aspects of the show and would have loved to know what others thought. Unfortunately by now a lot of the details of the episodes are starting to fade from my mind. I'm still hopeful there will be interesting discussion after the final episode. Believe me, the final episodes will not be boring.
Post by kathleen34 on Nov 13, 2008 18:19:34 GMT -5
I have loved this drama from DAY ONE. It's beautifully filmed, there's good character development. While it's a story, fact based on fiction, it illustrates again, how mankind's behavior isn't that much different be it the 15th Century or the 21st Century. History does indeed repeat itself. Just with different clothing and hairstyles. Man's inhumanity to man, love, betrayal, achievement, failure ... this drama has it all. I'm just continually disappointed that the OST is no longer available.
geema Your hands are so pretty. Your cheeks are so pretty." Eunha answers back to Andrea, "You are pretty all over".
I have enjoyed it immensely since the first episode. However, I'll be out of town for the next three Sundays, and am torn between taping EOS, King Sejong, or Kingdom of the Wind. It's a real dilemma for me.
I don't understand it either. The music is just wonderful.
Don't your hopes up. A lot of the music on the show was public domain music as far as I can tell. The show itself likely only had like 13 original tracks since the soundtrack only has 13 on it.
1. Jang Bogo's Theme 2. Ni Ga Nal Duh Na - Kim Bum Soo 3. Bi Ryun - Park Tae Won 4. Yum Moon's Theme 5. Gi Do - Lee Hyun Sup 6. Ba Ram Gat Eun Sarang - Moon Myung Jin 7. Jung-Hwa's Theme 8. Song Ga - Lee Ye Rin 9. Tears - Kim Bum Soo 10. Ni Ga Nal Duh Na (Fiddle Version) 11. Gi Do (Violin Version) 12. The Improvement theme 13. Main Title
Just the other day I was lamenting to a fellow family member and Korean TV addict how I'd love to have the EOTS's complete song soundtrack on CD... you know, for all those YouTube fan vids and all that. *Sigh*.
(from the historical drama "The Immortal Yi Soon-Shin")