Yi Kyubo(Actor : Cheon Hojin[played Dong Yi's father in Dong Yi]) - Yi Kyubo was a famous poet and a historian of the era. His most famous work is Life of King Dongmyung(Jumong). He was one of the few scholars who survived the warrior regime. He is going to come out as a close friend of Choi Choong Hun in the drama, but he hated Choi in real history.
Choi Hyang(Actor : Jung Sung Mo[Kim Yushin's father in QSD, Yoon Choong in Gyebaek] - Choi Woo's younger brother
Song Kiryu(Actor : Jung Hobin[Moon No in QSD] - General who works for Choi Woo
Emperor Gojong(Actor : Lee Seung Hyo[Alchun in QSD] - The puppet ruler
Just watched the 1st episode. It was okay, but this show is really slow. I almost fell alseep watching it. The one hour of this episode would have happened in like 15-20 minutes in QSD or oter historicals.
It looks like armors and clothes were made by the same place as QSD and Gyebaek.
It tried to follow real history as much as possible.
Historical flaws of Ep 1 : Yi Kyubo as a friend of Choi Choong Hun Kim Joon as a buddhist monk
This is the most realistic historical I've ever seen. Finally! Although some Korean media is criticizing that it was too cruel, I seriously doubt that these historical times were all flowers and butterflies like the other historicals.
I loved the long argument between Choi Choong Hun and the Head Monk. I felt like I'm watching Age of Warriors or Tears of Dragon again.
Kim Gyuri, the actress playing Choi Woo's daughter, is a terrible actress. The actress playing the slave girl Wora is so much better at acting and more beautiful than Kim Gyuri. I hope Kim Gyuri(Choi Song)gets dumped in the love triangle so that Kim Joon could marry Wora.
The flashback of young Kim Joon getting his hair shaved to become a monk reminded me of young Goong Ye's scene in Emperor Wang Guhn. EWG was written by Yi Hwan Gyung like this drama, so I guess it makes sense.
The Bad : There are a lot of pointless evil laughs like most Yi Hwan Gyung dramas.
^I remember you being initially reluctant because Yi Hwan GYung wrote Yeon Gaesomun, which you disliked. After watching this, does this make you wonder what went wrong when he wrote YGSM?
I can imagine Kim Joo Hyuk having nice conversations with Yi Hwan Gyung, considering....
Alas, a historical that doesn't hold back
Yeeeeesh, that girl looks HIDEOUS! (Choi Woo's daughter)
Can't wait for subs to come up
Yes, seriously. What was in his head at the time? It was good until episodes with Kim Gap Su(forgot the Chinese emperor's name) ended and then things got so bad I just couldn't watch it anymore.
This drama is currently 7% lower than Gwanggaeto's rating. I hope the ratings get higher than Gwanggaeto soon. That would teach KBS to stop making a comedy with everyone doing nothing but yelling throughout the whole 100 episodes.
Reviews are mixed some praise it for the realistic depictions of slavery others not so happy . Looks good to me . All this fuss about nudity !!!!!,seems from the clips i have seen a bunch of slave women are made to strip and dowsed in water but all the naughty parts are obscured by jail cell bars ,so all this fuss is about bare shoulders and exposed leg to just above the knee ..this is not the Victorian era ..or is it ?.
BTW official English title is God Of War thats the third title change i guess soldier sounds too Korean War ,Warrior is the title of some boxing film .God Warriors sounded to fantasy which this is not so final Eng Title God Of War .
Kim Gyuri, the actress playing Choi Woo's daughter, is a terrible actress. The actress playing the slave girl Wora is so much better at acting and more beautiful than Kim Gyuri. I hope Kim Gyuri(Choi Song)gets dumped in the love triangle so that Kim Joon could marry Wora...