I just realized something. The year 2019 is ending and 2020 is the 70th anniversary of the Korean War. Does this mean dramas taking place during that conflict will arise just like how Comrades came out in 2010?
(MBC also had one but I never bothered to watch it)
Its not the first time Netflix have done this AKJ.
I almost canned this because the first two episodes were teen idol fare, and confusing . However from ep 3 Bangwon and Songye are introduced,and dominate the rest of the drama .
The fall of Goryeo is not shown, but discussed, neither is Sambong, that's because the bulk of the story is set between Seongye becoming crowned as Taejo, and Bangwon's coup . Jang Hyeok is just great as Bangwon.
Oh dear, well I did say something about us doing it here...and I do keep my word...OK let's start thinking about it. I've never done Netflix so I'll have to dig into it and post some advance info here.
If the first season is six episodes then maybe we do one of those a week before the new season...or maybe two a week...and do them leading up to the second season. If it's only six episodes it won't be difficult to catch up.
Its funny how Netflix has become THE home to Korean drama's, they have even more than KBS and MBC America now, in fact they have deals with MBC,KBS,NTV,JTCB TV . I do not even bother with the networks anymore as the programming is so weak .
Korean version of Suits is better than the US original.
I thought of doing a Netflix thread, but we cover everything on this one anyway .
As Kingdom started in 2018, id rate My Country The New Age as the best Saguek this year, its actually very dark, no love triangles, very bloody at times . Its complete now also . I liked it, of course its a fusion, but its a good fusion .I don't want to give anything away, just that its worth watching .I was really surprised at how grim it was, despite some cliches like cliff jumping .
The only bad point was the nationalistic patriotic "love of country" speech at the very end, it just did not fit, and was out of place. Maybe not as good, but its up there with Mr Sunshine and Kingdom.
Wow, they won't do a traditional historical but they'll even rehash an old fictional story. Sigh....
Well, it won't be completely fictional. Aside from the lead character, other main characters such as Prince Heungseon and his son(King Gojong) are real people. Real Prince Heungseon did not have a fortuneteller guiding him to political power of course. Looks like the fictional lead character will act as Prince Heungseon's own Jeong Dojeon.