Post by soapygrams on Dec 20, 2012 16:59:33 GMT -5
;D After finding out how much of this series was fiction, I just quit viewing it as "history" and just watche it to enjoy the story and the characters. I lke the actors and their interactions with each other. Like Jukbang and Godo - and of course Yushin makes it all worthwhile anyway.
I think the producers do not believe that the viweing public would want to watch a TRUE HISTORICAL, at least not in Korea. Perhpas that is ecause in Korean schools they are taught the real history and so thaey do not have to watch televsion to find out what happened way back when.\ I don't know if that is true or not but it could explain why they write such fictionalized versions using only true persons' names and SOME events.
I am watching God of War and from the comments I have read, this drama is the most accurate description of a Historical period of Korean history. It is a good story and a very bloody one at that. But the battle scenes are very realistic and the hand to hand comat is graphic. I can do without all the blood and guts, but hey, that is what happens in a war. And the fighting has to do with wars. sos. . .
im not really interested in modern day Kdramas ... except God of War to previous .
by the way, after watching QSD im interested in Korea 3 kingdoms but the recent drama TKD isn't satisfied me... has anyone watched 《삼국기》 (The 3 Kingdoms) also made by KBS and broadcasted in 1992 ? it is very old now , i read some blogs said that there are still dvds available .I have seen images about this drama and surely it's a serious one and really worth watching , i think of getting a dvd set ,i doubt it gonna be difficult since it is only obtainable in Korea. If anyone knows about it ,I'd like to ask a favor...
I sure wish I could help you...but you may be waiting on that one for quite a while. There's a backlog of those earlier historicals that KBS is sitting on, and they're doing little or nothing about making them available. Tears of the Dragon ran mainly in 1997, and I've heard people rave about it...but try finding that one anywhere. Can't even get it online. And Emperor Wang Guhn, the one I've wanted to do here for years...never been possible. I don't know why they're being total idiots about it, but they are. So don't hold your breath.
Emperor Wang Guhn is available at www.mvibo.com/shop/ in an episode on request form but it is very expensive. They have several other long historical dramas--you may need to search for the ones you are looking for. I found this site by first searching for KBS America and then going to the E-store.
I actually have been watching that EOR listing for quite a while...but yeah, $600 for a full set isn't something I could ask people to fork over so we could do EWG here. The amazing thing is how they're dragging their feet on just putting those series on line, affordably, like DramaFever does. So much content just sitting on the shelves collecting dust.
Of course, if you pull the plug on your local broadcasters and walk away, you're not exactly building demand for the stuff in the first place, are you. Grrrrr.......
From Dae Jang-geum: Sun-dol: "Are you trying to dry me up and kill me? Why do you say the same things over and over every day? Rather, come and hit me once! Aigu!" But then: Dr. Lazarus: "By Grabthar's hammer, by the suns of Warvan... You shall be avenged."