Well here we go….officially the longest kdrama I have ever tried to watch 😆 Will I finish it by the end of the year?
One episode in and I have strong Game of Thrones vibes (minus the magical stuff)

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    Oh!! This is a good one!

    I do hope you enjoy it as much as many of us did!

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    I’ve looking for this one but couldn’t find it on Viki, Kocawa and ODK 🙁

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    Ohhh, I’ve been trying to finish this one for over a year now. It’s a bit old school – lots of old men conspiring in rooms, over-acting agogo, and that secret back door that everybody uses is 🤣 -, but the characters and the story are really compelling. Gil Taemi is my favourite villain ever, Moohyul is adorable, and Bangwon’s journey breaks your heart – and plus: sword fights!
    I blame my goldfish attention span for not having finished it yet. If you like it, please do share your thoughts here on the Beaniewall, that will surely motivate me to go back and finish it!

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    I’m been trying hard to get myself to start watching it, but every time I see how long it really is I walk away slowly and think to myself that I should save it for another day LOL it’s a never ending cycle

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      I have an hour long commute by train a couple of days a week so I figure that’s the time to watch 😄

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      MY COUNTRY covers the same time period if you want something shorter and more recent, but SFD is better in terms of writing and will give you a clearer idea of the historical events. 🙂

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        My Country definitely has a more modern feel to it – it looks incredibly pretty, and the battle scenes feel like a film production. And, of course, Woo Dohwan, makes it all the more compelling 💚
        But my experience is that 6FD (and the stuff I read while watching it, because for a while I was so interested in these characters that I wanted to know who was real and who was made up for the drama) was helpful to understand MC. Otherwise MC wouldn’t have made any sense to me, it treated historical events in a really choppy way. I’m glad that I watched it while airing, because Sageuk-Beanies’ comments gave me a lot of context!

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    Don’t think GOT. That will spoil it for you. It is a brilliant historical drama. Yoo Ah-In does the character in all his historical contradictions so well. I can’t speak highly enough of it. Some people find the politics too much, but when you read up on what its all about, it provides a fascinating revisionary history, and of course the really amazing thing is at the very end as a tribute to what is to follow. BTW I also loved Byun Yo-han and Park Hyuk-kwon in their roles. One of the best, for me.

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      I’m trying not to think of it – it was just the scene early on with the boy watching his father executing a wrongdoer – Game of Thrones has basically the same scene.

      I’m unsure whether I want to read up before or after I watch it – most western historical dramas I’ve seen I’ve known a fair bit about beforehand but this I’m going in almost completely blind….I’m not sure if that makes the story more interesting or unnecessarily stressful 😅

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