I can only speak for myself... I came into DaeJaeGeoum long after it began... same with IYSS. And I loved both of them. It takes a while to have a really REALLY good understanding of the characters and how they interact. We are still in the 'beginning'; of DJY and I find it very exciting. When Tuesday's episode is finished I silently think.... 'oh man, gotta wait a whole week!' I like it a lot. And again, no matter what century we're in, be it the 7th century, 15, 16th ... or 21st... mankind stuggles with right and wrong, good and bad. And I always find that fascinating. No matter how advanced we become technically or medically, as human beings we are drivin by the same forces of desire and behavior as Adam and Eve.
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geema Your hands are so pretty. Your cheeks are so pretty." Eunha answers back to Andrea, "You are pretty all over".
For me, it's around the same level of excitement as when I watched the other historicals. So far I really like this drama, the characters are really good. One of my favorite characters is DJY's dad. In the beginning of the drama, he was shown to be a strong man willing to give his life to protect his country and his people (which is always honorable), yet he had a tender heart. The way he spoke to his wife, the way he looked at her as she lay there with the baby, was so sweet.
I agree with Kathleen though, once the Tuesday episode airs, I'm left wishing Tuesday would come around sooner. I love how determined DJY is to become a warrior, how against all odds he tries to accomplish his goals. I am excited to see how he is going to become the man destined to be a King.
One of the things that I loved about Yi Soon Shin was that they allowed us to see parts of his childhood, and his adulthood before he became Commander of the Navy. All those experiences and circumstances that were shown, showed us what molded Yi Soon Shin into the great man that he became. Which is kind of the same with DJY. We are seeing him before he fulfills his destiny, and we are able to see what drives him, what molds his character and his heart.
I like the drama overall so far. There's just 2 things that bother me though. I don't like that they made DJY a slave and there's basically no mention of Shilla. It isn't just Tang vs Goguryeo. Shilla allied itself with Tang to fight Goguryeo. I don't know much about this drama. Maybe they come in to the story later but I don't understand why they're not being shown.
I love this drama. I didn't know much about it to begin with and even when it started, was still confused as to what was going on, but then I got really into once the plot line settled in my mind. The actors are a fantastic bunch and the new guys like Dae Jo Young's dad and YGSM are quickly imprinting themselves in my mind. They're memorable characters. This show hasn't disappointed me so far, it's got just the right blend of action, romance (as quick as it started), and history. The narration during the show really helps and quickens the pacing of the show. Dialogue and story both are crisp and clear (now, lol). I really like it. It's one of the best H-dramas I've watched, SO FAR.
I am pretty excited about this drama. This is only the second historical drama that I have watched. (Still watching Seoul 1945 as well). I like the characters and the story so far has gotten me interested in Korean history. Also, reading other posts about the show makes it more interesting. I also like that the female characters that we've seen so far have been really strong. Chulin is a Khitan warrior, Dalgi advised her husband on battle strategies (it was her idea to dig under the hill) and Sukyoung advises the Emperor and speaks to his council so openly. It's really intriguing to think that back in that time women were allowed to do those things.
Agreeing with Kathleen and Alexa that I get a little anxious after Tuesday's episode ends and I have to wait a week to see what happens.
I’m two episodes behind Chicago, and although I thought it started a little slowly (which, I suppose, is my usual reaction to any new historical drama) I’m starting to like this one a lot. Still, I voted “same” since I liked AOW and IYSS a lot, too.
You’re right, though: I can't sense a whole lot of excitement here; nothing at all like the crazy-eyed enthusiasm we saw about AOW or IYSS. Maybe that will develop over time.
Curiously, however, I’ve developed absolutely zero passion for the highly acclaimed “Hwang Jini.” I’m up to episode #4, and so far that one's been a real dud for me. ;D
Post by FlowerLady on Jan 17, 2007 12:35:41 GMT -5
One really good thing about this show's subtitling is that they have repeatedly shown the name and position of the main characters at the top right of the screen from time to time. This has been helpful to me, even though I've watched it from the beginning. I like to be reminded of their names and I would think it is also helpful to people who did not watch it from the beginning. I really have been enjoying this show so far.
Some days I need TWO pieces of chocolate in the afternoon..........