Monday, November 15, 2010

Korean Drama: Iljimae ❤ Lee Jun Ki

Annyeonghaseyo! ...my M.I.A. (missing in action) doesn't mean that I got over my Hallyu addiction. I'm still as crazy in ❤ as ever! :-)

I tried to be as updated as possible to all things about KDramas and of course the apples of my eye, which, will probably best to call them, Candy Boys. Just in case, Candy Candy is a Japanese anime based on a manga. It remember seeing it as a child :-)...and true enough, Candy is pretty, but the boys there are as pretty, and as lovable as her. :-) Which I guess is similar to the stars of KDramas. So obviously, one of Candy Boy is Jang Keun Suk, since I seemed to rave most about him in my past posts. But my list goes on...haay! How can there be so many of them in Korea! ❤ much!  And more than their pretty face, they can act! They make me fall in love, cry, laugh, giddy, inspired, and so on. Oh well! It always feels great to be young and in love!
Lee Jun Ki as Iljimae
But what made me started writing about it again, was I had this epiphany again (that deep! haha!:-) After running out of feel good, romantic comedy Kdramas to watch (believe me, I've tried watching all and as much as I can!), I gave Iljimae a try, well because I saw Lee Jun Ki in My Girl, and he's a remarkable actor, not to mention, my Candy Boy too! The whole 20 episodes, I watched like crazy. For a historical drama, the scenes are not actually dragging to watch...get ready for both heart warming and heart breaking moments! The whole time, my hurt flutters. The characters' lives and roles are so intertwined, and if their unfolding are not  interestingly presented, one can actually get lost in what is like the ultimate game of twisted fate that they are all playing.

Here's a brief summary I picked up from My Soju...

Lee Jun Ki
Set during the Joseon Dynasty, Yong (Lee Jun Ki)  acted as a hooligan in the marketplace by day but at night he was a thief who robbed corrupted government officials to give to the poor. After each robbery he left behind a painting depicting a plum tree branch to make his mark and was thus named Iljimae. His main purpose was not so much to rob but to search for the owner of a specially designed sword which he saw as a child was used to kill his father, a loyal subject of the emperor. 

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