Post by seven stars on Jun 27, 2008 8:10:05 GMT -5
Yes thank you AJK! We'll be sure to fill the thread quickly as soon as the series begins.
It sounds to me like you are all referring to separate poisoning scenario's. Could I trouble to be a bit more explicit in your descriptions. (The caveat is the fact that I missed part of the series and may not have watched the episode(s) you're referencing.
I'll withhold judgement on this WYBE issue until after this weekend. Everyone will be happy if GKS begins on Saturday night.
BTW, I like Masterpiece Theater so your description has me enthusiastic AJK.
Post by tinkerbell on Jun 27, 2008 12:09:37 GMT -5
I assumed ajk was referring to the scene way back in the drama when DJY was poisoned. Wu Zetian was the Empress at the time and she wanted a pledge of loyalty. DJY was told to choose one of two cups to drink, one containing poison, but he drank both. We all were speculating who was behind the incident. We never did find out.
Last Edit: Jun 27, 2008 12:14:38 GMT -5 by tinkerbell
The poisoning incident I referred to was the one in Eps 72/73 where DJY was brought before Wu Zetian and forced to choose between the two cups that were put in front of him. It was a great plot twist but then they just forgot about it completely, and we never learned who the poisoner was. I was absolutely sure that it was Chulin and posted an explanation of why, but lot of people took issue with it. When she pulled out that poison at the end I really thought she’d confess to DJY that she poisoned him and I’d be vindicated, but no dice. I liked the series but at times it was incredibly sloppy about its storylines and for me this was the single worst offense.
By the way you guys, there’s one thing I should warn you about. Here in Chicago, before GKS started they aired a one-hour preview show. The preview show is NOT good at all. It’s basically a weak sales pitch for the series, and it also shows some behind-the-scenes stuff that really should have been left for after the series was over. And the subtitles are horrifyingly bad—so bad that it left me wondering if we’d be able to even understand the series. But if you get the preview episode first, take my advice and just put it out of your minds. It doesn’t reflect the quality of the series at all. And the series subtitles are up to the usual high standards we’re used to, so no worries there.
Post by seven stars on Jun 27, 2008 13:29:18 GMT -5
Thanks for the warning AJK.
And thanks for filling me in both of you. I actually tape most of the episodes and watch them later. The episodes you are referring to were lost somehow and I never did see what the result of the poisoning was. So this exchange has been particularly enlightening for me.
For my ending post on Dae Jo Young, I wanted to conclude with my admiration for this epic drama. Even though the some of the plots left a little to be desired, especially towards the end, I loved the show. I was captivated the moment I started watching. The acting, action shots, the drama, costumes, all were awesome. I was also very impressed with this part of Korean history. I’m very happy to have stumbled upon this drama.