Now that’s one badass father-son pair. Choi Min-soo (Happy Ending, Warrior Baek Dong-soo) has been cast in the new KBS sageuk Sword and Flower as Uhm Tae-woong’s father, and one of history’s baddest mofos, military dictator Yeon Gaesomun. Even though he’s only twelve years older than Uhm Tae-woong in real life, he’s pretty perfect to play a power-hungry murderous dictator. Also, I’ve never met a drama that isn’t made better by Choi Min-soo, because he’s just plain awesome.
The Goguryeo-era drama stars Uhm Tae-woong and Kim Ok-bin as star-crossed lovers doomed by their fathers’ epic battle for political power. Kim Young-chul (the IRIS franchise’s Baek San) will play King Yeong-ryu, Kim Ok-bin’s father and the 27th king of Goguryeo. Uhm Tae-woong plays the illegitimate son of Yeon Gaesomun (Choi Min-soo), a military general who came from a long line of political players. It’s less a case of Good Daddy vs. Bad Daddy, since they each tried to kill the other for political control, but maybe more like Baddest Daddy Of Them All goes down in history as the evil dictator. For instance.
It’ll be a palace intrigue melodrama, with Yeon Gaesomun’s coup as the historical backdrop during Goguryeo’s twilight years. After her father’s death at the hands of Yeon Gaesomun, the heroine will vow to avenge her father, and then fall in love with her enemy’s son. The drama is described as “the tragic love story of a man and a woman’s strife between the sword and the flower.” It doesn’t sound happy, but it sure does sound dramatic. And now we have Choi Min-soo’s evil dictator to look forward to, among other things. I really can’t wait to see how crazy he plays it.
Sword and Flower follows Mandate of Heaven and premieres July 3 on KBS.
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