Scarlet Heart: Ryeo (SBS, 2016, 20 episodes) Apr 5, 2017 11:58:30 GMT -5
Post by jewel on Apr 5, 2017 11:58:30 GMT -5
This drama really does not disappoint. It just seems to get better and better with each episode.
Prince So is given a commission to go far away from the palace to take care of some business for the King. But really, he is being banished for sticking up for Hae Soo. The goodbye scene with Hae Soo was very sad. She tells him she'll not be waiting for him. He seems to take it with a grain of salt. Second kiss he steals from her - so cute. Her feelings seem to be deepening for him. Indeed how can any girl stay immune to him for too long?
As soon as Prince So is gone, Hae Soo herself is banished from the palace. She is reassigned as a water maid in some other place far away from the palace. Despite Prince Jung's effort, Prince Wook refuses to lift a finger to help her. But that doesn't stop him from going to see her. I'm starting to actively dislike Prince Wook. Okay, so he didn't have much choice in the matter of helping her since he had to protect his family (and perhaps for the greed of the throne), I give him that. But then why go to see her and get her all riled up again? It's like he wants his cake and eat it too. And even if he gains enough power to get her back would she really want to go back to him? It doesn't make sense that he can see her suffer so much without doing anything and the excuse for that is he needs power to get her in the end. No.
There are three proposals of marriage in this episode. 1) Prince Yo proposes to Princess Yeon Hwa, saying he'll divorce his current wife when he becomes King and make Princess YH his queen. She doubts his words. She's not dumb. 2) Princess Yeon Hwa proposes to Prince So. He tells her in no uncertain terms that he has someone else in mind for his wife - go my Prince!! I hate her for trying to take him from Hae Soo but boy, she's got guts. And she has good taste in men. 3) Prince So prosposes to Hae Soo. He says if she marries him he can take her away from the palace. She says no, that he still has lots to accomplish in the palace.
The one thing I don't like about this drama so far is Prince Baek Ah's developing relationship with the sword-dance girl. It somehow rings false with me. Maybe I don't feel any chemistry between them? Don't know. But I don't find their scenes very interesting or believable.
Loved the scene when Prince So comes back from his travels and comes to see Hae Soo as she's hanging out the laundry. Brought tears to my eyes when he sees how thin she's gotten and sees her work-roughened hands. And yet he says she's still pretty as ever. So romantic.
Two notable quotes fom this episode:
Prince Wook: "If you take the place of the Crown Prince you're a traitor. But if a traitor destroys a traitor he becomes a hero."
Prince So to Prince Wook: "Your uselessness makes me shake with rage." Wow.
And the ending. That was something. Hubby was all triggered cuz he likes Prince Baek Ah the best of all the princes (he can't stand the sword-dance girl though. He thinks she's really ugly).