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Lee Jun-ki and Moon Chae-won’s ill-fated relationship in Flower of Evil’s new teaser

A new video has been released for tvN’s upcoming mystery drama Flower of Evil, featuring lead actors Lee Jun-ki (Lawless Attorney) and Moon Chae-won (Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter).

The drama stars the two actors as a long-married couple who, together with their daughter, have been enjoying a happy life.

Everything changes though when Moon starts to question Lee’s past and who he really is. The main question on her mind: was his love for her and their family was an act all this time?

The newly released teaser starts with a bleached blonde Lee Jun-ki standing outside a small shop at night as it snows. When he walks away, Moon Chae-won appears from behind around a corner and she watches him with a troubled expression. In voice-over, we hear Lee Jun-ki speaking to a woman. He begins, “I keep thinking about it. How you looked that time.” The woman asks, “That person, do you love her?” And he responds, “No, I don’t understand feelings like that.”

As they speak, we see a darker-haired Lee Jun-ki snuggling with Moon Chae-won on a couch. It cuts to a series of shots showing Lee in a fight, looking at his scars in a mirror, and standing in the rain with an intercut of Moon crying in a stairwell. Ripped up photos are thrown in a fire, and we hear Moon Chae-won angrily demand, “Who exactly are you? What is this!?” Cut to a text screen, which reads: “A flower that blooms in-between suspicion and trust.”

In another sequence of shots, we see Moon Chae-won walking along a bridge, Lee Jun-ki tied up and submerged in a pool of water, a close-up of Moon distressed, and a final shot of Lee upset. The teaser comes to a close with Lee Jun-ki’s voice-over, “You should never have met me.”

Written by Yoo Jung-hee (Naked Fireman) and directed by PD Kim Chul-gyu (Mother), tvN’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama Flower of Evil is currently set to premiere on July 29.

Via Sports Chosun

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This looks interesting, talk about marriage angst.

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my heartfelt request and prayer..
Drama please be good this time.. please. I dont want to abandon oppa 'yet'

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We must hold the fort for as long as we can. :)

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Hahaha 🤣🤣🤣. Both FL and ML are getting dismissed by me due to their projects. Last drama MCW for me is The Nice Guy (with SJK) and Moon Lovers for LJK. They need strong script and good director so it can pique my interest again 😬.

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and i second this too... i never watched anything of MCW so i hav little worry about her but Joon Ki, once was my ultimate oppa, so letting him off my list is pretty heartbreaking for me..
so i keep praying that he gives me at least one drama after Moon Lovers...so that ill be happy.

and i second they need good director and script..hope this one is the one.

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haha.. i loved that. We must hold the fort at least till we can....

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;)

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MCW is one of my favorite actresses, though I think I've been near permanently scarred by Mr. Black and Mama Fairy. For her sake, I hope this show does well or she will be fast approaching Jang Geun-suk territory which is a total shame considering how great her 2008-2013 projects were.

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LOL i contemplated watching Mama Fairy. was it that bad? i've only watched Nice Guy and she was so awesome in it.

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**Reposting because I realized I made a mistake**

You would think a character that is embodied by both Ko Du-shim and MCW would be riveting but her character was the flattest. Personally, I thought it was her worst project.

She's in a short film called Awaiting (2014) that left a deep impression on me that I recommend people check out. It's the most emotionally impressionable 25 min short film you'll ever see. I could only find it on **place that must not be named**, but unfortunately there's no subtitles, though I think you don't need them to understand what's going on.

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Hmmm thanks for your analyses. I feel the last several years spewed out dramas that snagged the track records of so many actors I love in astonishing levels. I am now on the hunt for this movie Awaiting.

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googling "watch awaiting 2014" did it for me, though i guess there could be slight geographic differences in results. gl!

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on my fan wall if you're still interested !

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Oh excellent thank you!!! Will let you know what I think!

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It's always fascinating to see actors who hit it big and had good solid projects in a row until they reach a stagnant road. Some actors recover from it, and others who don't fall down by the waistline. She's an actress that I remember was in a lot of projects in the late 00s and early to mid 2010s. The K-entertainment world can be so fickle and harsh, and ready to replace you in a hot second :/

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I think she just made wrong choice about drama style. She’s best in melodrama but after Good Doctor she tried different style that did not suit her. I’ve watched all her dramas and movies, she’s a good actress. I didn’t like Mr. Black, Criminal Minds and Mama Fairy since the storylines were bad. As for Lee Goon Gi, I’ve never watched his dramas, I hope he will have good chemistry with Moon chaewon

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this looks really good so i hope it IS! i love the actors in it so i will forgive quite a bit to watch it but if it goes too far south i will jump off the train___----_____

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*fingers crossed*

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Please, drama, be good. Not another CM, please, please, be good.

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I am ready. It is over 2 years since I have seen Lee Jun-ki in LAWLESS LAWYER. This will be my first Moon Chae-won drama. Looking at the cast it will be nice to see Kim Ji-hoon who I only know from the excellent JOSEON X-FILES. The fine actress Nam Gi-ae who recently played Madame Jin in CONFESSION and Eun-seob’s mother in WHEN THE WEATHER IS FINE is also part of the cast.

I am concerned how I am going to keep the 3 crime dramas that I will be watching simultaneously separate. In August there will be a 2-3 week span where FLOWER OF EVIL, THE GOOD DETECTIVE and TRAIN (with its parallel universes) overlap.

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ohhh, you have to watch The Princess' Man -- moon chae won is so good, actually the ensemble cast is all good...

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Thanks for the recommendation. I checked and THE PRINCESS’ MAN is available subbed at ODK.

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@marcusnyc20 bong-soo,
I'm looking forward to FLOWER OF EVIL, too. It will be a treat to see Kim Ji-hoon, whom I last saw in SWEET STRANGER AND ME as the cheating heel of an ex-boyfriend of the FL. I really enjoyed Nam Gi-ae's performances in CONFESSION, HAECHI, and as Park Do-kyung's abysmally hateful mother in OH HAE-YOUNG AGAIN. It feels like a dog's age since Lee Joon-gi's turn in LAWLESS LAWYER (whose leading lady is presently going gangbusters in IT'S OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY). Here's hoping that FOE is as much of a twisty thriller as was TWO WEEKS. What I'm really jonesing for is LJG in a well-written pre-Joseon sageuk. I can dream, can't I? ;-)

Moon Chae-won had a supporting role in PAINTER OF THE WIND, with Moon Geun-young in the title role. The production is visually exquisite, with a gorgeous OST, lots of painting, and a whodunnit.

As far as crime dramas go, in addition to FOE, I think I'll only be watching TRAIN. Luckily for us, the cast of the latter isn't that big, and it's only 12 episodes. I was pleased and impressed with TRAIN's premiere week, which left me agog and aghast. FOE will have to shake a leg to give TRAIN a run for the money.

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@pakalanapikake,
Thanks for the reminder of NGA's terrific performance as Queen Inwon in HAECHI. (lol For some reason I don't think Queen Inwon would have been hoodwinked like our Daebi in KING MAKER.)

O/T I am so pleased that after watching the premier (or first two episodes) of TRAIN we are on the same page. I thought the episodes were terrific. No YH first episode angst. I couldn't be more pleased especially for Yoon Shi-yoon. I know you have seen more of YSY's performances than me. I just want to say that late in in episode 2 the scene in the police station in the empty darkened squad room between Yoon Shi-yoon and Kyung Soo-jin is probably the best performance (short that it was) that I have seen YSY give. I give both actors five stars for that emotional scene.
Now what I don't understand are the low ratings for the first two episodes. That is for another time. TRAIN is on the recap list so I hope to see you there.

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@marcusnyc20 bong-soo,
Yeah, I don't think Queen Inwon would have been played like a fiddle the way Jo Daebi has been in KING MAKER -- but she still has a lot more on the ball than YSY's Queen Mom in GRAND PRINCE, who was hopeless.

Yep, I'm very impressed with the opening week of TRAIN. That scene in ep. 2 that you mentioned is intense, and well acted. I agree that YSY and Kyung Soo-jin outdid themselves. (Aside from the benighted JOSEON SURVIVAL and her supporting role in SECRET LOVE AFFAIR, the only other production I've seen with KSJ is HOUSE OF BLUEBIRD with Lee Sang-yeob and Lee Joon Hyuk 1984. I thought she did well in that family drama, which is a very different genre from her current role.) I don't know what to expect after that cliffhanger ending. Thanks for the recap reminder. ;-)

After TRAIN's opening week, I'm hoping that FLOWER OF EVIL also has a solid launch. Fingers crossed. ;-)

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Late-breaking heads-up to @marcusnyc20 bong-soo:
OCN will be airing AMAZING RUMOR later in 2020. It sounds like a mash-up of surreal Japanese ramen road movie TAMPOPO and GUEST. Uri favorite amazing ajummah, Yum Hye-ran, portrays a noodle slinger with supernatural talents. Her shop is the HQ for a secret task force that neutralizes entities such as Park Il-do. Stay tuned for her killer "Peach Blossom Ramyun." ;-)
http://asianwiki.com/Amazing_Rumor

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Lol and thanks @pakalanapikake. AR is just starting to appear on my radar.
Speaking of noodles one of my early kdramas (#8) was MASTER: GOD OF NOODLES. I am a M: GON survivor.
As noted I am a big Yum Hye-ran fan.
Looking at the synopsis maybe YHR’s character will be a combination on Kim Mi-kyung’s Jo Min-ja from HEALER and her own (although nicer) Nam Soon-ja from LAWLESS LAWYER. I look forward to hearing her belt out her famous “Yah!”

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@marcusnyc20 bong-soo,

I'm not at all surprised by your visualization of the noodle chef as a mash-up of KMK's ajumma from HEALER and another of YHR's characters. I thought it would have been Lord No's lawyer wife Hong Ja-young in WHEN THE CAMELLIA BLOOMS rather than Her Honor the Mayor's nasty assistant in LAWLESS LAWYER. Lawyer Hong was such a memorable character. Even when she wasn't trying to be threatening (or was she?!?), she was threatening. Is it too much to hope for a cameo from Oh Jung-se? Dang, he's fantastic in IT'S OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY. Ditto for CAMELLIA, STOVE LEAGUE, and BEAUTIFUL MIND.

As for MASTER–GOD OF NOODLE, the revenge theme scared me off. I think I may have watched the first episode and read Saya's excellent ep. 1 only recap. But I was gearing up to watch OH HAE-YOUNG AGAIN if it hadn't yet started. It was my first live-watch here at DB, and I couldn't handle more than one show at a time.

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@marcusnyc20 cc @pakalanapikake.

For a quick glimpse of what Moon Chae-won can do in sageuks, I'd recommend the film WAR OF THE ARROWS. I watched it recently and was blown away. Of course, I had seen her before in THE PRINCESS' MAN (a superb drama that is unfortunately less watched nowadays because of the male lead's scandal). I highly recommend it too.

Man, a pre-Joseon drama with Lee Jun-ki and Moon Chae-won is my dream drama! I'd vote for Baekje or Silla please. I finished BALLAD OF SEODONG and am looking around for my next Three Kingdoms drama.

I am still stuck on a Kim Nam-gil high after watching FIERY PRIEST and LIVE UP TO YOUR NAME, so I've been rewatching parts of QUEEN SEON DEOK (as you do). I'm amazed once again how sageuks age better than modern dramas. But I digress... enjoy your crime dramas you two!

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Thanks @wishfultoki for the recommendation for WAR OF THE ARROWS. I just checked and it is available subbed at ODK.
O/T. I loved the first two episodes of TRAIN.

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@wishfultoki, cc: @marcusnyc20 bong-soo, @kiara,
Thanks for your good wishes re: modern crime dramas with Yoon si-yoon and Lee Joon-gi. I wonder what it would take to get both of them in the same show?! ;-)

For me, the only thing better than a pre-Joseon drama with Moon Chae-won and Lee Joon-gi would be one in which LJG dukes it out with Jang Hyuk. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for my two fave martial artists to face off against each other in a proper old-school sageuk with a great story and script. I would love to see these two tango with swords before they both scale back on physically-demanding stunts. It would be even more fun if Ha Ji-won were to join them. She was terrific in DAMO and DUELIST.

I watched WAR OF THE ARROWS in 2016, and was so captivated by the archery technology that for me MCW's performance got a bit lost amidst all the cat-and-mouse chases and furious action scenes. Methinks I'm overdue for a rewatch. Park Hae-il's derring-do raised my expectations for all future archers – which were happily satisfied in REBEL and MY COUNTRY. It was beyond cool that all the Qing characters spoke Manchurian, which was subtitled in Korean. Ryu Seung-ryong was intense as the Manchu commanding general. Park Ki-woong portrayed a distressingly non-historical version of Manchu Prince Dorgon, 14th son of Jurchen chieftain Nurhaci. After being totally creeped out by him, I'm so glad he got to play a harmless ramyun chaebol baddie with a taste for the latest in ridiculous fashions in KKONDAE INTERN. ;-)

Sageuk Film Alert: WAR OF THE ARROWS leading man Park Hae-il has been cast as Yi Sun-shin in the film HANSAN, set for release in 2021. It's the second movie in director Kim Han-min's trilogy about the revered admiral. Yee haw! I can't wait.
http://asianwiki.com/Hansan_(Korean_Movie)

I still haven't gotten around to THE PRINCESS' MAN. But I've heard so many good things about it that I really should get my butt in gear. I've been impressed with the ML's acting in the currently-airing KING MAKER: THE CHANGE OF DESTINY, along with the rest of the cast. Jeon Kwang-leol, Kim Seung-su, and Ko Sung-hee have been thoroughly excellent, and I wasn't about to miss out on their performances, especially that JUMONG reunion, which has been terrific.

My first sageuk (DR. JIN doesn't count!), THE KING'S DAUGHTER, SOO BAEK HYANG, took place in Baekje, which may be why I am partial to dramas set there. One of these years I'll get around to watching GYE-BAEK. Then again, I loved KINGDOM OF THE WINDS and JUMONG, and they started out in Buyeo and Koguryeo, the Baekje homeland – and archenemy during King Muryong's reign. I wouldn't mind a good swashbuckler set in those areas, either.

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@pakalanapikake, @wishfultoki, @marcusnyc20

I'd fight JB for Park Hae-il haha. He is fantastic! Film actors do sageuk like no one's business and the directors demands perfection.

Only "War of the Arrows" and "Cruel Palace" actually included the native language of Manchuria. Such a rare treat :).
I'm waiting for another action sageuk from director Kim Han-min or another compelling sageuk from Lee Joon-ik.
Lee loves casting Park Jung-min. If you watch him in Lee's films I think you'd love him. He is the first to remind me of Jo Jung-suk. He is soo good, a real gem. He is not well known in dramaland but the movie critics loves him.

I love love love Princess Man but I just can't re-watch it. I'd recommend it to friends though.
Moon's challenge was always her sageuk speech. She did well in WOTA but Painter and PM she did struggle a little bit but only in the beginning.

Did any of you watch Jung Kyung-ho in "Ja Myung Go?"
I'd recommend it even though it drags a bit in the beginning.
Goguryeo order:
1. Jumong
2. Kingdom of the Wind
3. Ja Myung (Prince Hodong - Moo-hyul's son ).
Moo-hyul was likable in "Kingdom of the Wind" but not here. You'll get to see his bloodthirsty and cruel side which is much closer to his reputation in history.

Shilla lucked out in history because it's people actually wrote and kept historical records.
I've always been fascinated with Goguryeo though. It's a shame there isn't enough historical records on the super power of the 3 kingdom era.
Shilla had to ally with a foreign country to take down Goguryeo but in reality Goguryeo's demised was from the inside.

I'd love to see more 3 kingdom era sageuks and even Goryeo. I'm so sick of Joseon and it's mostly fusion because it's cheaper to make.

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Just popping in to say I second your request @kiara for more 3 Kingdoms dramas! Like I'll beg if I have to. (Or one day write my own if still nobody listens lol)

*Will come back to read this whole discussion later*

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@kiara I tried JA MYUNG GO precisely for Jung Kyung-ho, but I was so bored by the first few episodes that I dropped it. Maybe I should try again?

Otherwise, looking at my trusty sageuk encyclopedia, if Ja Myung Go doesn't work for me the next in line is KIM SU RO. I haven't watched any dramas set in Gaya, except of course KING'S DAUGHTER SOO BAEK HYANG.

In case you're interested @sicarius @marcusnyc20, this is my "encyclopedia": https://thetalkingcupboard.com/resources/sageuk-timeline/ I think @pakalanapikake first pointed me towards it. The list of Three Kingdom dramas is appallingly short compared to Joseon :(

I'm really biased when it comes to Park Ki-woong, because I loved to see him in WAR OF THE ARROWS even as a despicable baddie. Manchurian sounded so different and intriguing.

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@kiara July 17, 2020 at 12:51 AM
After listening to this podcast, I can just imagine you arm wrestling JavaBeans over Park Hae-il. ROFLMAO!
https://www.dramabeans.com/2013/07/dramabeans-podcast-17-part-1/

I was captivated by Lee Jun-ik's THE KING AND THE CLOWN, and loved his satire in ONCE UPON A TIME IN A BATTLEFIELD and BATTLEFIELD HEROES. THE THRONE / SADO, and BLADES OF BLOOD were gripping.

Thanks for the pointer to Park Jung-min. The only productions I've seen him in so far are the KBS DRAMA SPECIAL SERIES: ADOLESCENCE MEDLEY w/ Kwak Dong-yeon, and the movie UNFORGETTABLE. I'll keep my eye out for him. ;-)

Since my pre-ARTHDAL marathon of JUMONG and KINGDOM OF THE WINDS, I've been intending to watch PRINCESS JA-MYUNG as it's the next chapter in Goguryeo history. Just haven't gotten to it. Have to finish CRUEL PALACE first. Have been dreading Gwi-in Jo's upcoming campaign against Crown Princess Minhoe, which made me put it on the back burner a couple of months ago. But I'm getting the itch to return to it.

It's interesting that in the folktale of Prince Hodong and the Princess of Nakrang, the self-sounding warning drum was paired with a flute. It sounds like the one in THE KING: ETERNAL PPL.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Hodong_and_the_Princess_of_Nakrang

I can believe that King Daemushin was a ruthless, cruel dude. Consider what he and his father went through at the hands of his rivals in East Buyeo and their Chinese overlords. He also had to contend with the treachery of his alleged tribal partners in Jalbon, as well as incursions from China. He couldn't have achieved Goguryeo's territorial expansion by being a nice guy – although Song Il-kook's portrayal made him a very sympathetic character. It will be interesting to see Jung Kyoung-ho (and Yeo Jin-goo) as Hodong. PRINCESS JA-MYUNG appears to be the former’s only sageuk role.

I see a bunch of reliable veteran actors in the cast. Any idea as to why the ratings were so low? Even during its head start of 11 weeks prior to QUEEN SEONDEOK's premiere in the exact same time slot on MBC on 5/25/09, PRINCESS JA-MYUNG had already peaked at 11.5% in week 4, and by week 8 had subsided into single digits (aside from one last hurrah the same day QSD premiered). Then it fizzled into oblivion. It sounds as if you liked it, so it must have had some redeeming value. I don't usually pay much attention to ratings, but this truly puzzles me.
https://wiki.d-addicts.com/Ja_Myung_Go/Episode_Ratings
https://wiki.d-addicts.com/Queen_Seon_Deok/Episode_Ratings

I’m with you about the dearth of Goguryeo historical records. It speaks to the incessant warfare of the period. I’ve been fascinated with Gwanggaeto the Great’s stele, but have also been alarmed by the revisionist claims about him and his kingdom that have been made by China.

Here’s to more pre-Joseon sageuks – hopefully with Lee Joon-gi after FLOWER OF EVIL. ;-)

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@sicarius
Please join us anytime.
Maybe we could all watch an old 3 Kingdoms era drama together or wait for your story :).
I can't write a coherent story even if my life depends on it.

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@wishfultoki I have that blog page bookmarked already! Thanks! haha

@kiara- oh I would love to! Honestly I was thinking about asking what 3K sageuks you guys actually recommend, of our limited supply. I'm always a bit uncertain as to where to start with older sageuks. Especially because all the good ones require more attention to watch than average.

Story wise- well anything I write in that period will take an enormous amount of research so I won't share any of my ideas
just yet, but there are little seedlings growing in my Story Incubation House lol.

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@Wishfultoki, you're onto something re: how well sageuks age in comparison to contemporary dramas. I'm sure that it has a lot to do with the absence of cellphones, cars, PPL(!), current slang, and the latest pop music, hairstyles (and colors!), and fashion fads. Oh, and the urban landscape in the background. Sageuks are filmed in living history villages and back lots, and outdoors in rural areas, sometimes with breathtaking scenery. TKDSBH was memorable for its treks through stunning mountains and forests with cascading streams. With a sageuk, you know you're in for bearded geezers in gats if it's set in Joseon, and manes of glory in earlier eras. Commoners' appearance doesn't change much over millennia – until late in Joseon with the arrival of Western dress.

IMHO, the main things that have changed in sageuks over the years is the use of CGI instead of a gazillion extras in epic battle scenes and cavalry charges, the excessive use of jump cuts and slow motion in fight scenes (just like in contemporary dramas), and costuming and makeup. Crowd scenes nowadays are often surprisingly anemic – which could have been avoided with better staging and lower camera elevations. All too often, Hanyang looks like a ghost town in its purported market districts. In a misguided effort to make more historically-accurate (?) interior shots (or to convey the depressing cruelty of the times – eh, ARTHDAL CHRONICLES?), lighting directors have gone overboard. The resulting murkiness makes it danged hard to see what's going on. Fie! Turn on the lights already. Viewers are capable of suspending their disbelief that much.

The move away from sageuk daily dramas of 100 episodes or more, such as TKDSBH and GU AM HEO JOON / HUR JOON, THE ORIGINAL STORY, and 50-episode weekly dramas such as HORSE DOCTOR and HWAJUNG / SPLENDID POLITICS – and JUMONG with 81 – takes away the training grounds for young actors to build and hone their skills. While fewer episodes might make for less wheel-spinning in scripts, it also means smaller casts and fewer opportunities for newcomers in a less-popular genre with demanding requirements for specialized speech and acting conventions. In-depth character development and the grand sweep of history across generations cannot be convincingly conveyed by cramming it into 16 one-hour episodes riddled with time jumps. There's a place for longer sageuks, but I suspect that the economics are now against them.

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"bearded geezers in gats"

The fakest backstabbers on planet earth, especially when it includes "Jeon-ha please kill us."

If only one, just one Joseon king would say "OK off with your heads" no one will ever say that ridiculous fake statement ever again.
It would also save us from rolling our eyes at every court meetings.

I want to know who started it so I can petition for his wish to be granted, dug him up and behead him Yeonsangun style lol.

This is a testament that Joseon sageuks have driven me absolutely nuts.

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@kiara, cc: @sicarius,
@marcusnyc20 bong-soo, @wishfultoki,

*In best Jonathan Quayle Higgins III, VC voice*

Oh--My--Gawd!

Kiara has done gone menboong / mento after hearing too many "Jeon-ha" rants by the cats in the gats. Quick! Head her off at the pass before she dives off the Sageuk Cliff Of Non-Doom. We'll all get hernias hauling her back up to the top.

She's now channeling Yeonsangun and running around with a sword.

*hides in closet*

I hope she spares the cast of KING MAKER / WIND, CLOUDS, RAIN. I'm tuning into the live stream in an hour, and it would be a pain if she bumps off the braying idiots at court before Heungseon Daewongun exacts his vengeance on the Andong Kims and everyone who ever looked cross-eyed at him. Pfft.

*peeks out of closet*

Pssst. Kiara. Hang loose, eh? Take care the body -- even if Joseon Kdramas have driven you off your trolley. Aja aja, hwaiting! ;-)

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@wishfultoki, @pakalanapikake, @kiara,
The sageuk discussion above is the reason I have named you my Sageuk Sages.
Thanks for sharing and letting me hang around.

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@marcusnyc20 bong-soo, cc: @kiara, @wishfultoki,

Aw, shucks, uri esteemed fanboy. Just pull up a rock and throw in your two cents' worth, too. I didn't know beans about sageuks until I started watching them and reading whatever I could find on their historical background. Knowledgeable recappers and commenters on Soompi and here at DB kindly shared their insights and pointed me in the right direction. I just enjoy shooting the breeze with fellow Sageuk Geeks. You're one of them. ;-)

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I'm like young Obi Wan to @kiara's Yoda and @pakalanapikake's Qui Gon 😂.

Sageuk Geeks United is one of the reasons I'm still hanging around DB actually.

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@wishfultoki,

LOL! I had to look up Qui-Gon Jinn. So embarrassing. I avidly watched the first 3 STAR WARS flicks when they were released, but didn't really connect with the later ones. That 16-year span between the release of RETURN OF THE JEDI and THE PHANTOM MENACE, the first part of the prequel trilogy, was too long a stretch for me. I think you've got me confused with someone else. How about we swap, and you be Qui-Gon and I'll be an acolyte? Seriously, methinks you've watched more sageuks than I have. ;-)

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@wishfultoki

I'm pretty sure I've learned more from you and @pakalanapikake.

You are Yoda and I'm just baby yoda lol.
I really appreciate your contribution here Toki. I can't write like you do.
https://www.dramabeans.com/2019/12/2019-year-in-review-a-sageuk-for-every-season/
I hope everyone here will read your creative and insightful article.

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Lol you three fighting over who knows the least just proves @marcusnyc20's point lmao.

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I love both of them!! Well, mostly for their older stuff like Nice Guy, Good Doctor, The Princess' Man (oh yeah that one) for MCW. Am really anticipating their comebacks~ MCW especially is one of my favorites. Will for sure be tuning in for the premiere!

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I will definitely check this out. That trailer looks very interesting. I am with everyone.. I hope this will be good. 😁

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@katakwasabi @leetennant @ndlessjoie @bbstl

#Can'tStopTagging

When does the wife suspect something's not quite right with her husband?

A few things, actually.

1. He disappears every night, around 3.00 am in the morning. He comes back to bed two hours later. She suspects he is having an affair, and is texting, or calling the other woman secretly, so one night, she decides to follow him, and guess where he goes? The basement. She can't follow him down there, so she waits until morning. But when she checks out the basement, there's nothing there...

2. He gets drunk one night, and when she's helping him into bed, he calls out a name, and starts to cry, and guess what? It's not her name...

3. She's decides to check out the basement again, and she's about to leave when she notices that the old rug under the boxes has been shifted. She moves the boxes aside, lifts the rug, and guess what? There's a trapdoor underneath. She hoists it up with shaking fingers, and there's a long column of steps leading down, down, down. Of course, she has to go down and see what's down there! She creeps down the steps, and ----

There's a figure lying there. It raises its head slowly, and looks at her.

"Please," it croaks. "Help me."

"W-who are you?" she whispers.

"His wife." The creature weeps. "Please, help me."

Freeze frame.

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That third one would definitely put me over the edge if I were the wife, uh-huh 🤔

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I was out with the 2nd.

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My soul would leave my body by the third scenario 😨

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Uh. @wishfultoki could throw in some creepy background music, or @bbstl's cat could start yowling or howling ---- do cats howl, bbstl? ----- outside the trapdoor to...guess what? Hint that the husband is back, hoodied, masked and all, and he snarls, through his mask, "HELLO, MY DARLINGS. MISSED ME?" And holy macaroni, what's that he's got in his hand? It's a --- a CHAINSAW!!!! *GASPS*

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I believe that cats mostly yowl although they sometimes do howl, but only at Halloween.

ummmmm, "Cops Hunt for ‘Grim Reaper’ After Cut-Up Body Found in NYC Luxury Apartment"
https://www.thedailybeast.com/mans-beheaded-dismembered-body-found-in-nyc-luxury-apartment-complex?via=ios

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This has been the ultimate creepy music for me, eversince I watched Beauty and the Beast when I was a kid: Saint-Saëns' Carnival of Animals (Aquarium). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsD0FDLOKGA

Throw in a cat yowling as she opens the door and I'm dead just thinking about it.

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@wishfultoki,
Thank you for identifying this piece. I know I've heard it somewhere, I just cannot recall where. It is indeed a creepy-sounding piece, and I was sure I'd heard it in IT'S OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY. Color me paranoid. ;-)

This performance is noteworthy for its use of the "glass harmonica," which has nothing to do with the reed instrument aka "harp" beloved of blues musicians. It produces ethereal, shimmering tones. Benjamin Franklin invented a treadle-powered version with 37 glass bowls nested on a rotating spindle and played with fingertips moistened with water or dusted with chalk. This was a major departure from the earlier "glass harp" consisting of sets of tuned goblets filled with varying amounts of water which were also played with wet fingertips.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass_harmonica#Franklin's_armonica

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I am getting very toned down Dexter vibes and I'm almost sold. Will definitely watch the first episode to test the water first.

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My favorite Lee Jun Ki is the good guy underdog Jun Ki. Not interested in this drama at all, though I like both leads.

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