It’s been years since I got excited over a Korean drama. The last time was probably during Queen Seon Deok days where I painstakingly visited every DVD stall just to score all six discs(?) of the series. Saeguks (historical dramas) fascinate me. I am always amazed how Koreans manage to create such breath-taking fictional adaptations of their history. The titles they choose are also something. Translated into English, they seem so literal… but when in Hangul it sounds so romantic.
Just recently, I came across a new drama to be released by MBC this year (they’re two episodes in as of this writing) based on a famous novel Haereul Poomeun Dal (The Moon That Embraces The Sun). The gist of the novel is about a love story between a fictional king of Joseon and a shaman girl, who is unknowingly his former betrothed (she “died” under mysterious circumstances). Complicated, huh? Just wait until the ‘ships of this series are full-blown once the adult actors take over.
For a brief background on the characters, Koala’s Playground has the best write-ups for it. Here’s a link on the main characters, and the supporting ones. For now… I’m on Team Yeom/Min-hwa. Unrequited love in saeguks is just too hard to resist. Plus, Yeom’s (Song Jae Hee) a pretty guy. Haha! I hope the flow of the story doesn’t disappoint so that I can get this on DVD from Goks.:)