I didn’t expect it was this good! After reading the comments, I managed to avoid it at all cost, until, on a whim I tried watching it, and it was a binge extravaganza. I thus, became a zombie the next day.
The story is touching and moved me on some personal level. I think it was understated in terms of its accomplishments. I totally enjoyed it and the beauty of the story still rings in my heart. I re watched the final episode again.
To see the injustices faced by the soon to be crown prince was heartbreaking and at the same time inspiring. At this point, my mind is playing tricks on me, I can’t recall his name..
The tragic love story adds colour to the plot and to see the beauty of the soon the wife, her brilliance and how she complements the hero’s character is also very warming.
Although, it may pale in comparison to Six Flying Dragons and Dong Yi’s soldiers’ entrapment scenes (eh, we are not talking anywhere near Battle of The Bastards here, but it is always entertaining to see the soldiers of the bad guys got thwarted by ingenious strategies), the political intrigues, at least for me, is beautiful and watch worthy, Well, still to my surprise, I’ve enjoyed it.
One of the most beautiful lines that stuck with me was when (okay, managed to wiki..) Prince Gwang Hae answered the King on what makes a King. Gwang Hae said that to him the king should be the most unfortunate people in the kingdom. Why so? So that he may know how his subjects are feeling, every bits of hardships and mishap.
I think it is just brilliantly poetic. Never before I’ve heard this line spoken in such philosophical settings and it rungs true.
Amazing production, acting, and storytelling. Seo In Guk did an amazing job as young Gwang Hae to the end when he had to become very serious. The ending was bittersweet and not just written for the sake of a happy ending or a love story. I think it was perfect, I was at the edge of my seat through so much of it.
Really liked this historical drama and was very interesting to include the science of physiognomy. Thank you volunteers for all of your hard work!