Hmm the first two killings are understandable considering the group (Than two groups that became one) were Choe House Private Army and their hatred for Mongols . I forget what but Im did something that really upset them .
I can picture it. The Sambyeolcho's defeat at Jindo. It was written that the Mongols brought in explosives for this battle. I can see the sight of catapults launching bombs into the stone fortress. I can see and hear the explosions, as well as the sounds made by soldiers screaming in agony as they're torn apart by the explosions, burnt by the flames, shredded by shrapnel, and scatter as the raging sounds spreads fear.
You've heard of Ernest Bethel? Maybe they should do a series about him, witnessing the abuses by Japanese soldiers applied to Koreans. I have trouble finding more in depth info about him, but i recall something about him being a hard drinker. COnsidering he's British, maybe BBC will do it. But then again they'll probably be afraid of being accused of being anit-Japanese so they may not go with it
Yes but why stir up Anti Japanese Sentiment again , When NHK did Hojo Tokimune in 2001 they chose not to depict the atrocities the Koryo troops visited on the inhabitants of Tsushima are other coastal islands in 1274 and 1281 ,In fact they were pretty fair in their depiction of the Koryo Court despite having to film those scenes in China because they could not get permission to film in Korea.
Hojo Tokimune, I'll have to check that one out. Assuming they even have DVDs for it.
What other part of Korean history should be told....hrrmmm.....
There's a theory amongst historians that Mt. Baekdu erupted, and its explosions created tremendous amounts of volcanic ash, damaging agriculture and even societal integrity. The Khitans took advantage of this natural disaster. Maybe good for a disaster movie.
You know what I want to see? A remake of Iron Empress, just to fix up the flaws that plague it, or at least a separate series that takes place in that time. When I first heard a drama about the Khitan Goryeo wars was being made, I looked forward to it. My reaction:
Found some interesting information about Kim Tong Jeong. He was born in Kanghwa Island, but legends say that when he was born, there were scales all over his body and a wing, which were pulled out. As he grew up he excelled at archery and martial arts, and became a general for the Sambyeolcho. According to Jeju Island folklore, Kim Banggyong killed Tongjeong, and his wife was burned alive. Koryo views Kim TOngjong in a bad light, but the Jeju people were said to have actually like him. I guess he was good to the people then.
Gam Gamchan for sure and we could even get a better depiction of Cheon Chu who should be played by the actress who was Goongyae's ill fated second wife in EWG ,She also played Yuri's wife in Kingdom/Winds ,never want to see Chae Sera in anything ever again.
I wrote this in another thread and I'm going to repost it. Raise your hand if you prefer this to what KBS is doing As a child, Go Damdeok looked up to his uncle, Sosurim, inheriting his dream of wanting to make Goguryeo powerful again. In spite of the heavy duties he has to deal with as king, Sosurim's woes go away when he's with his nephew; a son he never had. Damdeok's father on the other hand, due to Gogukwon not paying much attention to him for being the younger (that happens doesn't it) is withdrawn and finds it difficult to express affection for his son. He's jealous of his older brother for being praised. In fact, after he succeeds the throne, Gogukyang sends 40,000 troops to attack Yan as a way to prove to his late father that he is worthy (yes he's the guy who wants to hear well done son from his father), only for the Yan to take back the provinces he took.
386, Damdeok is designated crown prince. This motivates Damdeok to study harder in order to achieve Gogukwon and Sosurim's will and seek his father's approval (remember, in my version Gogukyang has difficulty expressing affection). On 390, during a conflict between Goguryeo and Silla, Damdeok leads a troop to attack Silla soldiers, but gets captured by them. He is ultimately rescued by Gogukyang: this incident hardens Damdeok with the upcoming bloodshed he will start and reconciles with his father.
Gogukyang dies a year later, and Damdeok becomes king. The first thing he does as king is rebuild the cavalry and navy.
I'm going to write my The Great Expander story now. All I need is the names of Koguryo generals who were loyally serving him (another idea of mine is an official who thinks Gwanggaeto is too young to rule properly before being convinced that he's more than capable), but I have difficulty finding those. No name for his wife either. I'm going to add stuff that didn't happen, mostly for the sake of adding substance to the story
The Sambyeolcho was meant to be an MBC Drama this year but it got bumped for Kim Soo Ro.
Also there was meant to be a DJY spin off(Ono of them was shown as a young kid who gives Jo Young water when he is hanging in the town square ) about Goguryeo Warriors who fought for Tang
The 50 episode MBC Sambyelcho is coming up next February. It will go head to head with KBS Gwanggaeto since they will be in same time slot.
The official title of the drama has not been decided yet, but the drama will focus on the late Warrior era and Sambyelcho.
The problem with this drama in my opinion : The writer of this drama will be Yi Hwan Kyung(the one who wrote SBS Yeon Gae So Moon).
I think Yoo Dong Geun(YGSM, Tears of the Dragon), Ahn Jae Mo(Jin Seung in Geunchogo), and Yi Sae Eun(Hongran in Geunchogo) might be casted for this drama because they get casted in almost every drama he writes.