Completely agree about Dae Jang Geum. Except I didn't mind any extra episodes about the kitchen ladies, particularly Lady Han, whom I adored. But Mugwump has only watched a third of the series so far, so perhaps she will revise her opinon upon seeing the whole thing.
Is there anyplace where I can see this Yi Sun Shin drama? The whole thing, not the reader's digest version?
1) Maybe you're right, maybe she needs to see the whole thing in all its glory. I did enjoy it even with the "stretching," but the whole picking a head-kitchen-lady thing DID get repetitive, would you agree? It was all, "She musta won!" Then, "Oops! SHE musta won!" LOL.
2) As for YSS, try trolling the "YSS tangents" forum, I think people were discussing it there. I checked Amazon, and they apparently still have it for download/streaming at $1.99 an episode (or pay for the entire "season" (all eps looks like) at a savings of $42 overall).
Give this page a few moments to load, it is large with lots of links. This is rather expensive, but maybe if one is watching one episode at a time over a period of months or weeks, it would be worth it.
I would not recommend buying a cheap Hong Kong version of this or anything, but especially one this long that's going to be super expensive and probably pretty darned cr-ppy.
From Dae Jang-geum: Sun-dol: "Are you trying to dry me up and kill me? Why do you say the same things over and over every day? Rather, come and hit me once! Aigu!" But then: Dr. Lazarus: "By Grabthar's hammer, by the suns of Warvan... You shall be avenged."
Yikes! I did say I loved them all... I just tried to rank by subtracting off negatives.
I couldn't rank Emperor Wang Guhn because I've never seen it. This show seems to be like the elusive Holy Grail. Everyone who has seen it seems to agree that it is tops, but I haven't been able to find it online.
As for Dae Jang Geum, I'm hoping to see the rest of it eventually (where can I find online?). It does seem to have a fiercely loyal following
Ow for streaming. I'm half wondering if I can find a cheep cheep Malaysian version over here although I don't find M-v of K-dramas very reliable. The subs can be rather weird and the first DJG dvd I bought was the M-v in which I found totally innocuous scenes were loped off. There is no objectional scenes at all in DJG so I was absolutely furious when I discovered the chops.
P.S. The cable station here is rather fast. They put up an advert of QSD due to be screened here in Feb. o.O
One way you can watch 'EWG' is through the Korean Drama Group's (the Philly Board) Video Club. As I understand it, it is a lending library of DVDs. They mail you a disk, you watch it, mail it back, they send you another disk.
Some time ago, KBC bestowed on them the entire run of EWG, one episode on each of three hundred disks - Twelve and a half days, if you watch 24/7.
So, this is not a knockoff - this is directly from the Network that produced it.
I have to say I am amazed with 'Queen Seonduk'(through ep 12). Everthing with this show is just "right". Even the comic relief works. It reminds me of an old, big-budget, MGM film.
Thanks! I guess if I was really paying close attention, I would have seen that they only use it when talking to the leaders of the Hwarang, but it just seemed like they were using it all the time.....I am really liking this series and have even come to this post to read other comments at the risk of finding out something ahead of time.....