It may LOOK like a historical drama but it’s no more a genuine sageuk than The Hills is unscripted. I originally described it as Shrek meets Monty Python meets Korean folktales; it’s a hoot. Super Junior fans might love it for Choi Shiwon (I admit, he IS cute), but Seo Ji Hye really makes the show work, in my opinion. That and the quirky, fun directing and writing, of course.
Some kindly soul has uploaded the English-subbed version online, and as they appear to be rips from the Arirang broadcast, the subtitles are good. Downside: There are two sets of subs cluttering the screens, Chinese and English simultaneously, but it’s still eminently watchable.
Here’s Episode 1 part 1:
NOTE: The original Korean broadcast was in two episodes. The Arirang/Youtube version has split those two hours into five shorter episodes, but the content is the same.
Have fun!Tags: Story of Hyang Dan