Just a heads-up that we'll do God of War here next. After I wrap up the EOS board and maybe take a short break for a week or two we'll get started on it. I'll post a viewing schedule before we start; it will be a firm one episode per week.
I'm also moving the thread from GOW's original airing from "Other Shows" into this board, because it has a lot of information about the series. Please be careful about reading the thread if you don't like spoilers. It's a long thread and there will be plenty of them. I've locked the thread so nothing more will be added to it.
Apparently the series has also been called "Mushin" and "Soldier" in English, although I don't know how common either of those Romanizations is.
Anyway, as for familiar faces in this drama, from other historicals we've done here, two actors would be most familiar. Jung Bo Suk was Li Haigu in Dae Jo Young, sort of miscast in that series, and gave a spectacular performance as King Gongmin in Shin Don. Ahn Jae Mo, he played Lee Bangwon in the wonderful 2014 series Jeong Dojeon. Also from JD are Kim Cheol Ki, who played Gwon Geum, and Kim Yun Tae, who played Lee Bangwon's aide.
Several familiar faces from Queen Seonduk: Jeon No Min played Seolwon; Oh Yeong Su played the monk Wolseon; and also three of the Hwarang: Baek Do Bin (Bojong), Jung Ho Bin (Munno), and Lee Seung Hyo (Alcheon).
One other easily recognizable face is Jung Sung Mo, who played important ministers in both Queen Seonduk and Shin Don.
Others who had minor roles in various historicals: No Yeong Kuk (Great King Sejong, playing a former king); Park Dong Bin (Immortal Yi Soon-Shin); Kim Jung Hak (Great King Sejong and Jingbirok); Choi Jae Ho (Shin Don); Jang Tae Seong (Jingbirok and Jeong Dojeon); Seo Gwang (the Yuan crown prince Ayushiridara in Shin Don); and Kim Yong Woon (Dae Jo Young and Queen Seonduk).
So most of the significant roles in GOW will be played by actors new to us here.
Haha! Good point...Yes I did check on DF and it's still there.
I tend to think the non-KBS dramas are pretty stable on a site like DF. I seem to remember hearing or reading someone at DF say that the KBS people are particularly difficult to work with on rights issues. Which explains why they have so few of the KBS series.
My main complaint is the pacing of the series,but i'll get to that as the threads appear.. Its always interesting to see how a drama holds up after initial positive viewing, like EOS, the early stuff, plus the never ending unrequited love is now pretty much unwatchable, but the later episodes are still good.
I'll get rolling on this board by the weekend, guys. Sorry for the delay.
I'm thinking we'll do one episode a week, just to keep it more manageable and maybe encourage more people to keep up with it. Will post new episode threads on Saturday evenings. Just initial ideas; if anybody has any better suggestions I'm all ears.
I already said some of them but I'll relay them as the episode threads come along....
I agree. When I say this is a good drama, I mean that it's good compared to all the other fusion dramas out there. It's mediocre compared to recent KBS traditional historicals like JD and Jingbirok.
I don't like the fictional triangle romance for example as well as how they depict the military dictators including the main character as some kind of righteous reformers. But they do get many of the historical events right, which is better than none.