I’m not sure what’s going to happen if WOCH doesn’t get back on the air by tonight. Hopefully they won’t skip any IE episodes, but since the station is now being carried on cable, they may handle things differently than they did the last time the signal went out and just keep right on going with their continuing series.
I don’t have cable and can’t get the 13.1 signal out in the burbs, so full summaries for episodes 64 and 65 may not happen. I do have subtitle files for them and if I need to, I’ll read through those and post abbreviated summaries based on what I can piece together from the subtitles. But let's hope they get the signal back up today so we don't have to worry about possibly not seeing episodes.
Well, there's good news and bad news. The bad news is, the broadcast signal is still out, we didn't see #64 last night and we probably won't see #65 tonight either. And now that WOCH is on cable (and presumably is humming right along on their cable signal), I have a funny feeling that they won't be showing 64 or 65 on the broadcast signal at all.
The good news is that our Arizona friend mikey graciously offered to send me recordings of 64 and 65, so I'll be able to do full summaries of the episodes (which is MUCH better than trying to piece them together from subtitle files). That will at least get everybody caught up so that if WOCH starts with 66 next week, we can all jump back into the story without too much difficulty. (Of course, that assumes the broadcast signal will be back by next Monday.)
If we end up never seeing 64 or 65 over the air, then I'll make mikey's recordings available to anyone who wants them when I'm finished with them. But first things first. If all goes well then I'll have everything posted by Saturday.
It’s wintertime and a massive blizzard is pounding Goryeo. Heavy snow and gusty winds have created white-out conditions. Even worse, the winds have torn roofs off of grain storehouses, launching massive volumes of rice into the air to mix with the snow.
Inside the palace: Mokjong is back to his drug abuse. But he’s switched from red wine and osuksan; now he’s drinking white wine and snorting powdered cocaine. Unfortunately, he’s just sneezed, and the room is filled with a cocaine cloud.
Nobody should be outside in these conditions, but shockingly, from a distance we see a Khitan army! They’re advancing on the Goryeo capital, and just like in Episode 1, they’ve brought ferocious animals to set loose and maul the Goryeans. Only this time, instead of brown bears, they’ve brought polar bears and white tigers. The cages are opened....
Brief flashback: We see a white-paper report prepared for Cheonchu by the national intelligence agency. It warns of the Khitan attack. She issues an order...
...Flashback ending, we see the bears and tigers running around unable to find anyone to attack. Why? Because all of the Goryeans are dressed in mourner’s white. What a brilliant move by Cheonchu. The animals run away to freedom and the Khitans are forced to wave the white flag.
I'm sure that's what I saw. Sorry if there are any spoilers!
P.S. mara, you're right about internet viewing. mysoju actually doesn't have working links for 64 and 65 but they're available on koreanmovie.com. The problem is that I don't have access to broadband (except at work and I can't watch them at work). If the signal isn't fixed before next week then I will go searching for a broadband outlet to use.
..... P.S. mara, you're right about internet viewing. mysoju actually doesn't have working links for 64 and 65 but they're available on koreanmovie.com. The problem is that I don't have access to broadband (except at work and I can't watch them at work). If the signal isn't fixed before next week then I will go searching for a broadband outlet to use.
Well here in the NY/NJ area I watch WMBC-TV and they are only up to 50 something - so I haven't checked the links that you guys are up to yet. And right, there are various places to see it online but you do need a broadband connection.....
And, ajk, thanks again for the fabulous job you do of summarizing each episode - you have a great sense of humor.....
It's bad enough that it is harder to get a signal out in the boonies,in southwest Chicago suburbs.But now , I have snow and another religious channel trying to come over WOCH.So many days with out my dramas donot make a Korean Drama junkie happy.
I love my Korean dramas!DJY has always been my fav!
You know once upon a time i used to get lots of Japanese Dramas ,many history based from a local station and subbed too . Than Comcast moved in and pretty much made it impossible to get these stations without at least basic cable ,so i had to just get Comcast finally ,than a few months later they changed the programming dropping 90%of the JP Dramas and replacing everything with Chinese Drama's so thanks Comcast ''Bastardo's !'.
Okay, here’s the latest. The summary for 64 is posted, as you all can see. I’ve watched 65 and expect to post that summary tomorrow. And hurray hurray, the DVDs that mikey sent not only cover 64 and 65 (and a few earlier episodes), but also 66 and 67. So if WOCH isn’t back on the air before Monday or Tuesday, I can cover those two as well.
Since WOCH is humming right along with their regular schedule on cable, I’m not at all sure that they’re ever going to go back and run the un-aired episodes over the air. We had a skipped episode in both DJY and GKS, and in neither case did WOCH ever show it. They did restart from where they left off when we had that other outage during GKS, but I don’t think they were on any cable providers at that time. So....you can either skip the summaries and hope for re-airings, or you can read them and be up to speed if there are no re-airings so you can jump right back in. Wish I knew what to tell everybody.
Now about these DVDs mikey sent me: I plan to be done with them by Sunday, so if anybody wants to borrow them, send me a PM with your mailing address, and also tell me if you can commit to watching them and getting them back out in the mail within a day or two. If more than one person wants to borrow them, then the idea is to get them circulated as quickly as possible. Meaning, quick-viewers will get first shot. I will say, there’s nothing must-see in either 64 or 65 so you won’t be missing anything that isn’t in the summaries. 64 is one of the most poorly written episodes in the series; there are at least five scenes (arguably more) with either unexplained plot twists or continuity errors. And 65 has some colossal groaner moments, although finally we start to get some movement in the storyline. Anyway, the DVDs will be available for anybody who wants them, so if you want them, let me know.
Okay, before we get too far into any of what I posted earlier today...Everybody needs to look at the general board; something big is going on and it could completely cut us out of ALL of the remaining IE episodes. I'll still mail out the 64-67 DVDs to anybody who wants them, but we may have to organize something bigger for later on.