HAECHI, Random Ranting: Epi 5-6

Having watched the entire drama, I think these episodes (5-6) were the slowest.  I will give these 7.8 stars out of 10.  Many other episodes, especially the later ones, are 10 stars in my book.  The drama is still introducing the players and building the base where the rest of the story will unfold.  TheseContinue reading “HAECHI, Random Ranting: Epi 5-6”

HAECHI Overview. “The Indictment Of Virtue.” Epi 5-6

The door opens abruptly. Geum (lazily):  “Oh My!  How can this be?  That so-called witness…  is here.” Jeonseok:  “My Lord the Prince Yeoning.” Geum (holding onto the side not to lose balance):  “I did have a drink, but I am also drunk on a dream.  What did you call me, that dammed witness? (Becoming steady,Continue reading “HAECHI Overview. “The Indictment Of Virtue.” Epi 5-6″

HAECHI: Random Ranting, Epi 3-4

I love stories of underdogs who triumph against all odds. Prince Yeoning is the epitome of an underdog.  Having a mother from the lowest caste in Joseon society, in an era where family background determined one’s worth and destiny, he surely was not acknowledged as a true Prince by most of the upper class noblesContinue reading “HAECHI: Random Ranting, Epi 3-4”

HAECHI Overview.  “What Is Your Name?” Epi 3-4

Tan:  “Oh how cute! I feel sorry killing him.” Geum: “Then let her go, she’s a girl. (Drinking tea, nonchalant.)  Don’t you have any pride? How can you hurt a lady?” “A girl?” “Fight me instead.” Yeoji: “Excuse me.   What’re you trying to do?” Tan: “This is a girl? So are you trying to showContinue reading “HAECHI Overview.  “What Is Your Name?” Epi 3-4″

HAECHI: RANDOM RANTING, EPISODES 1-2

When I first watched this drama, I was just happy to see Jung Ilwoo on screen. And what better character than an underdog Prince who becomes one of the greatest kings of Korea? In the eyes of Cho Hong, the lowly Prince’s traveling companion: Who is this mysterious man? He had a naughty smile butContinue reading “HAECHI: RANDOM RANTING, EPISODES 1-2”

HAECHI Overview. The Lowly Prince: Episodes 1-2

It was the year 1719. King Sukjong was dying but he tried to keep this a secret. His first born and heir, Crown Prince Hwiso, was unable to conceive, so the political leaders were looking for another successor to the throne. There was lots of infighting among different factions. The strongest party (Norons) led byContinue reading “HAECHI Overview. The Lowly Prince: Episodes 1-2”

HAECHI. GUARDIAN OF TRUTH AND JUSTICE

(A SHORT REVIEW) This drama is based on the real life story of Yi Geum, Prince Yeoning, during his early years of reign. He becomes king Yeongjo, 21st king of Joseon (present Korea) in 1724 and reigns for 52 years. This character is played by Jung Ilwoo. In the background of this drama stands theContinue reading “HAECHI. GUARDIAN OF TRUTH AND JUSTICE”

HAECHI. An Unexpected Blogging Journey

Being ethnically Korean, I grew up watching Korean dramas since the time I learned to talk. Watching these shows taught me so much about my culture and shaped my identity. I also enjoyed reading and at times, writing. But I lacked discipline to write anything specific. At the beginning of this millennium, I heard ofContinue reading “HAECHI. An Unexpected Blogging Journey”

Whom Have I in Heaven But YOU? On Earth There Is Nothing I Desire Besides…

June 15, 2009 at 9:06 AM Am I truly able to say this? When I first read this verse at the beginning of the retreat on Friday, I wondered who the psalmist was who dared say such a bold statement. Surely, I didn’t think I could honestly say that I desired nothing but God… IContinue reading “Whom Have I in Heaven But YOU? On Earth There Is Nothing I Desire Besides…”