I think Im gonna sadly drop Tale of Nokdu. I signed up to watch a lighthearted cute sage but im getting whiplash from the sudden drastic change of genres. Also, is it just me or the quality dipped quite drastically in the drama? or maybe im less mesmerized by Nokdu’s beauty so I’m starting to notice things (LOL).

Also, I know why our main OTP is hiding stuff from each other…. But I hate it and honestly I cant ship if they’re going to continue lying to each other. and I hate that Im not as invested anymore because I seriously LOVE jang dong yoon.

To get this straight:
Nokdu is probably the king’s son (sigh, i wanted it to be the hyung). Current king or past king?
Current king stole the throne from past king? Why did current king want to get rid of Nokdu ?
Also Second lead is Nokdu’s cousin ? (so Current king’s son? or just current king’s brothers son?)

and who is the boy 2nd lead killed (or supposedly killed, but im on the impression he killed him). The boy is current king’s son? Past king’s son?

Thank you for anyone who’s taking the time to clear this up for me. It might prevent me from dropping this.

Thank god i still have Extraordinary You. Dan Oh is my GIRL and Haru is everything good and pure in this world. Yes.

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    Past King:
    -> Current King -> Nokdu or Hyung
    -> Current King’s Bro -> Second Lead
    -> Little boy that Second Lead supposedly killed
    These 3 sons are all from different mothers.

    As to why Current King want to get rid of his own baby, we don’t know for sure yet. Some speculations from beanies is that there was a bad prophesy about his date and time of birth (some sort of bad omen).

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      im not getting completely the arrows (i really appreciate it though).
      Past king’s son is nokdu or hyung. Current king’s brother is Second lead. and Little boy that was killed is current king’s son

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        Past Kings had 3 sons (all from different mothers): Current King, Current King’s Bro and Little boy.
        Nokdu or Hyung is Current King’s son.
        Second Lead is Current King’s Bro son.

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          OMG THANK YOU <3 you genius person ,you 🙂

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            You’re welcome. I was going to draw a diagram, but I am not genius enough to know how to display that in the reply section. 😉

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        Little boy killed is past King’s son I thought? Current King’s stepbrother.

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    I’ve not seen it yet, but I’ve noticed this is a huge issue with a lot of kdramas. Too many start as being lighthearted and cute but end up veering into serious and dramatic 😕

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    I think this happens with all sageuks, even the comedy fusion ones. I can think of Moonlight, Hwarang, 100 Days My Prince, and Rookie Historian. That’s why I wasn’t too thrown by the sudden angst.

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      Rookie Historian, though riddled with continuity errors, and wasn’t altogether perfect WAS more lighthearted throughout the show. It did have angst but not so much. I think that’S part of the reason why I got whiplash with Nokdu. (incidentally, Rookie Historian is the first sageuk I almost finished BECAUSE of how lighthearted it was.) I have not finished a sageuk to this date.

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    I stay because of Jang Dong Yoon and the cinematograhy!

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    Flower Crew has been more lighthearted with fewer deaths. It’s not over yet, so anything could still happen.

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      I sadly dropped that one first or second episode. from the get go I liked the boy that would turn out to be the king and I felt like he had more chemistry with the girl. I felt bad for him.

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        I’m a huge Kim Min Jae fan so I’m happy.

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          I admit im one of those ignorant persons who thought him and Yeo Jin Goo WERE THE SAME PERSON. LOL. Or maybe i was the only one.

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            You’re not the only one. It comes up in interviews with him. He says Yeo Jin Goo has a deeper voice.

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