This drama stars one of my very faves Lee Joon Gi (he's so adorable), and the female star is Nam Sang Mi. It's basically a revenge drama, I guess. Park Yoon Kang (played by LJG) is the son of a great swordsman. When harm comes to his family, he is out for vengeance. With the help of a gun, I'm thinking?
I liked it quite a bit. The story itself wasn't anything great or exciting or suspenseful so far. I would say it was pretty average. But it was sooo good to see Lee Joon Gi again that I really don't have any complaints. I also think the lead girl Nam Sang Mi is very cute so I'm set to enjoy this drama.
I don't know why but this drama gives me a cozy feeling. Like the feeling I get when I'm reading one of those Agatha Christie's Miss Marple murder mystery. The cozy village life. The way Park Yoon Kang and his sister move in with the father's friend's family and how he and Soo In keep bumping into each other. I love all the old houses too.
Again, nothing much to the story really - some scholars are getting assassinated by some gunmen and the female lead is trying to protect a book that her assassinated teacher wrote. Nevertheless I still enjoyed it. Lee Joon Gi and the female lead are cute together and I like watching them. The only thing bothering me: is it me or does LJG seem to have lots of makeup on? More than the female lead almost? I don't like that. Anyway, so far so good.
I have seen ep 1, part way thru ep2, but I am glad to read your comments because as far as the story line goes I agree with you-- hopefully it will get more interesting once more information about characters is given..... Lee Joon Gi and Nam Sang Mi are good together, they interact very well. I am glad to see the female lead involved in the story as more than just a female-- she and the book she is trying to protect, interesting. There is one other female charater -- I haven't caught the name yet-- is familar to me, too...
Just finished watching all 22 episodes. I did emjoy this but you know how MOST K-dramas end . . . This waas a bit confusing for me .. had to replay eps so I could re-read some subs. Sure missed ajk's summaries LOL
If you want an historical that's only 22 episodes. then you will like this. Great costumes, nice musical score, some of it I have heard before LOL Interesting seeing guns and rifles against swords .. I liked the actors .. they all played their roles very we;;.
Don't want to say more .. no spoilers from me. Enjoy it if you decide to watch it.
It was a very easy-watch. Loved the outside scenery and the flirting between Park Yoon Kang and Soo In was really cute. They make a very nice item. As far as the story goes, again I just amble along with it. Not too taxing. Got nothing else to say other than Lee Joon Gi has got to be the Best-Looking Actor in a Hanbok. Is there such a category in those award shows? Cuz really, LJG should win it.
Just finished ep 3 and am so glad that things are getting much more interesting.... One of my favorite things about watching dramas is when they film outdoors! Love when they were playing in the water, it was so much fun to watch...too bad all we have around here right now is snow, ice and coooold temps! LOL The main characters are so good together. I really like watching them interact with each other. I laughed when the sister coughed like she was getting sick... Still don't understand the whole gunman shooting everyone-- is it just another political thing like so many of these dramas? Guess it is differnt than the normal sword fights all the time? Hey Jewel-- Did you notice who is playing the king??? He was in The Princess's Man, Hope we see more of him, but I doubt it.
Hey Jewel-- Did you notice who is playing the king??? He was in The Princess's Man, Hope we see more of him, but I doubt it.
Of course I noticed! It was like seeing an old friend. I was very glad he was alive and looking so healthy with all his limbs intact. I pretended he and his princess-wife ascended the throne somehow and he is now king after having avenged all his enemies (tho technically he can't be king cuz he was only Prince Consort - oh who cares!? Let's just pretend!)
This episode was a little sad with Yoon Kang's father dying and what happens to him at the end of the episode and all. But still not too heart-wrenching as I feared. Nothing like "The Princess' Man." Yes, I think Yoon Kang and Soo In make a very cute couple too. I hope they won't stay separated for too long.
Did they really have handguns that tiny back then? It looks awfully modern for it to belong in the Joseon age...
Very, very fun! Lee Joon Gi is awesome! Loved the scene when he changes into The Gunman! And he's so cute as the Japanese businessman, although how he could've learned Japanese to sound like a native in just three years beats me.
And how come they never say how he survived the shot to the heart? I mean, the shot seemed to go right through his heart at the end of episode 4, yet no one mentions that minor little injury... hmmm...
I love Soo In and her camera adventure. I'd like to believe that's how I'd be if I were living in that era - just curious about all these new gadgets being invented. Sometimes I think we live in a pretty boring time, pretty much everything neat being invented already. What is there to look forward to for us? Maybe vacation to the moon?... People are so smart though. Something as simple as the TV still fascinates me at times when I really think about it. Seriously, how'd they do that?! And the camcorder?? - forget about it! Sorry, I digress...
The ending was very exciting in a cute way. Yoon Kang looked so terrified of meeting up with Soo In again. So cute.
I have to say I did a double take when Lee Joon Gi showed up as the Japanese business-- he looked so... I don't know... formal? sophisticated? handsome? I guess clothes really do make the man?!?!? LOL About your comment about him being shot in the heart and surviving....if I recall correctly Soo In gave him her compass when they parted (I think she said so that he would know his way back to her) and at one point he is shown holding it in his hand and the face of the compass was all cracked-- I guessed that it was because the bullet deflected off the compass, and thus saving his life! Yeah, still hard to believe, but would not the first time I have seen it done that way..... I agree with you about the ending, when she walks in the room and drops the box it was done perfectly! I loved watching Yoon Kang face every time he caught sight of Soo In. He is doing a great job..... I am really enjoying this drama-- but I have a hard time seeing people using guns when I would expect to see swords but I guess this would be how it happened in real life when guns were first brought on the scene.
he looked so... I don't know... formal? sophisticated? handsome? I guess clothes really do make the man?!?!? LOL
I think Lee Joon Gi looks best in Hanbok. Second best: in all black ninja outfit. Wow!
Jan 20, 2015 17:16:44 bird11 said:
if I recall correctly Soo In gave him her compass when they parted (I think she said so that he would know his way back to her) and at one point he is shown holding it in his hand and the face of the compass was all cracked-- I guessed that it was because the bullet deflected off the compass, and thus saving his life!
I totally remember! At the time I did not put the two together. Thanks! Now I feel much better.
Really enjoying this drama. It's just fun!
By the way, does a hat make such a difference that you have to put it on a person to see if he is who you think he is? I was cracking up when Soo In just plopped that hat on Mr. Hanjo's head. His extremely chagrined face just about killed me. He's just so utterly cute.
Loved the fight scene when he saves Hye Won. Totally reminded me of Iljimae again, my first love of LJG. (He's a real black belt in Taekwondo, if anyone's interested.) The look on Hye Won's face - Park Yoon Kang/Mr. Hanjo can put another notch on his belt. Now he's got three girls in love with him - Soo In, Hye Won, and Yu Tru*.
Who were those people trying to kidnap Hye Won anyway?? And why??
The ending was very exciting. Hye Won's father can't harm PYK now - he saved his daughter's life!
*Yours Truly (Ha, you thought it was some Korean name, didn't you?)
You got me! I was TOTALLY thinking "Who is Yu Tru?, How could I have missed this? Oh, I just hate it when I can't get all the characters straight" and then I read your final comment and just laughed out loud! BUT you better be careful that Mr. Hanjo-san is one handsome guy! I can't decide what makes him so charming-- his suit, his glasses, ect. just WOW....... Yes, the scene with the hat, was hysterical! Thanks for ending my day with a laugh/smile..... Almost done with the next episode......
Really liked ep 7! I liked when Hanjo-san talked about the giasengs in front of Soo In-- she looked so steamed! I also like the scene when he says to Soo In "How much did you like him that you haven't forgotten him?" like he was trying to see how true her feelings were/are and she looked so serene,just watching her think about him-- her facial expression was perfect! Bringing his sister into the picture and trying to trap him has been great to watch-- the actress for Yeon Ha did a good job when she saw he brother while holding the tray I kinda hope we see more of the King,too-- he was kinda "wishy-washy" in the last drama and here he is a stronger king and the actor is doing a good job-- makes me really appreciate the work he did in the Princess's Man.
Very fun. So romantic when Mr. Hanjo throws himself at Soo In to save her from the "explosives." They make such a cute couple. I don't understand why Choi Won Shin is so desperate to get this contract with Mr. Hanjo but I'll go along with it. And I'm glad Yeon Ha is finally reunited with her brother - hooray!
Whatshername's eyes sorts creep me out. They remind me of alien eyes. Choi Won Shin's daughter, I mean. ET phone home...