Drama Hangout: The Red Sleeve Cuff
There’s nothing quite like that feeling of a hotly anticipated drama actually living up to expectations. And, in the case of The Red Sleeve Cuff, I think it’s pretty safe to say it’s delivering on expectations. The buzz is growing, as are the ratings, and the cast is just *chef’s kiss.*
I’ve got the worst luck in sageuk — on the occasion that I actually decide to sit down and commit to one, it’s either too comedic or too cute. I want a little of those things in my sageuk, but not too much. Taking up the bulk of the story should be the things that epic sagas are made of: yearning, longing, pining, more yearning, life or death stakes, and that feeling when the hero or heroine is standing on the edge of a cliff with their hair blowing in the wind, and they’re just taking in the wildness of life.
But back to The Red Sleeve Cuff, in a drama cycle that’s practically bursting with sageuk, it’s standing out in the mix. And correct me if I’m wrong, but I think it’s bringing a good balance, too — the palace setting is working for the story, rather than the story being jerked around by the palace setting. And just to hammer that thought in, I leave you with the scene pictured above — our royal’s rose petal bath is interrupted by the court lady he’s pining for, and she’s flustered and accidentally falls right into his arms. Thank you, dramaland.
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