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“FLOWER THAT BLOOMS AT NIGHT”

MAIN CAST SAYING GOODBYE 😢

HONEY LEE:
“I am deeply grateful that we were able to safely conclude filming and receive so much love from viewers until the end. The love from the viewers alone made it all worthwhile and rewarding.
It’s hard to believe it’s already over, but I am grateful for the love and support.”

LEE JONG WON:
“While waiting for two episodes of the drama each week, I sometimes wondered, ‘Did I do well?’ But when I actually watched it, memories from the filming process came flooding back, and I watched it while smiling the whole time.
It was my first historical drama, and from the day I was cast until the last day of filming, and even until the drama concluded, I don’t think I can forget a single moment. Every moment was joyful and precious.”

KIM SANG JOONG:
“I think ‘Knight Flower’ will be remembered as a delightfully refreshing drama. Every moment is stuck in my mind, from the time we started filming until now.
‘Flower That Blooms at Night’ (literal title of ‘Knight Flower’) has now become a flower that blooms during the day as well. I hope everyone welcomes spring like a fragrant flower.”

LEE KI WOO:
“I think that ‘Knight Flower,’ which is my first-ever historical drama since my debut 20 years ago, will have a very positive impact on my future as an actor. ‘Knight Flower’ gave me the interest and courage to try new things, and I think its fragrance will linger for a long time,” adding, “Thank you for watching and supporting ‘Knight Flower.’”

PARK SE HYUN:
“I am grateful that the viewers loved and adored Yeon Sun so much. Thanks to the viewers’ love, I was able to wrap up the drama happily.
I believe ‘Knight Flower’ will be remembered for a long time as a drama that can be revisited whenever times get tough. Just as Yeon Sun found happiness by meeting Yeo Hwa, I hope someone as wonderful as Yeo Hwa appears in your lives.”

https://www.soompi.com/article/1643466wpp/knight-flower-stars-thank-viewers-and-say-goodbye-after-finale

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“FLOWER THAT BLOOMS AT NIGHT”
The little show that could. ❤️😍😄😢
Congrats to the cast and crew! 💃🎶🔥
Eps 11 – 15.4%
Eps 12 – 18.4%

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FLOWER THAT BLOOMS AT NIGHT: Episode 12

“The King’s Tea Party”

Lord Seok: There is a story about a monkey that drowned trying to pluck the moon from a lake. Why do you not see you are nothing but…an impudent monkey?

“MONKEY REACHING FOR THE MOON’S REFLECTION” is a Buddhist story/parable/poem in which five hundred monkeys hold onto each other’s tails and attempt to seize the reflection of a moon in a well; they fail when the branch from which they are hanging breaks. The monkeys stand for unenlightened people who cannot distinguish between reality and illusion.

THREE BUDDHIST COMMENTARIES ON THIS THEME

1. The great Zen revivalist of the Edo period Hakuin Ekaku.

The monkey is reaching
For the moon in the water.
Until death overtakes him
He’ll never give up.
If he’d let go the branch and
Disappear in the deep pool,
The whole world would shine
With dazzling pureness.

2. The Soto Zen Master Dōgen Zenji.

Enlightenment is like the moon reflected on the water.
The moon does not get wet, nor is the water broken.
Although its light is wide and great,
The moon is reflected even in a puddle an inch wide.
The whole moon and the entire sky
Are reflected in one dewdrop on the grass.

3. The third is a line from Nagarjuna.

“Those who grasp at the notion, “I will be free from grasping and Nirvana will be mine,” have a great grasp on grasping.”

https://loveofwisdomblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/14/monkey-reaching-for-the-moon/

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    While I am not watching the show, loved these parables. This is something I hadn’t heard before. Thanks for sharing.

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      I am glad you enjoyed it :). I learn something new from every drama; sometimes, I forget to post it on my wall.

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MANE OF GLORY, Man Bun Edition.
1. Kim Woo-bin
2. Kim Ji Hoon
3. Lee Seo-jin
4. Kim Bum
5. Kim Jae-wook

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MANE OF GLORY. 3 Kingdom Era (Shilla -Hwarang).
1. Park Hyung-sik (Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth.
2. Noh Young-hak (King’s Dream)
3. Kim Nam-gil (Queen Seon Deok)
4. Lee Seung-hyo (Queen Seon Deok)
5. Ryu Jin (right) – (Seodongyo)

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MANE OF GLORY. The Classic Edition, 3 Kingdom Era (Baekje).
1. Lee Seo-jin (Gyebaek)
2. Cha In-pyo (Gyebaek)
3. Jo Hyun-jae (The King’s Daughter, Soo Baek-hyang)
4. Jo Hyun-jae (Ballad of Seodong)
5. Kam Woo-sung (King Geunchogo)

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MANE OF GLORY. The Classic Edition, 3 Kingdom Era. (Gorguryeo)
1. Song Il-kook: Jumong.
2. Lee Tae-gon: Gwanggaeto, The Great Conqueror.
3. Jung Kyung-ho: Ja Myung Go.
4. Bae Yong Joon: The Legend.

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    I actually liked BYJ’s real life mane of glory in the latter years of his career before he retired from showbiz

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      Same, he didn’t cut his mane after Legend. His voice was divine. I miss him.

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        Yea, for me, he’s definitely one of the veteran actors I don’t think of often—maybe because he’s out of sight, and therefore, out of mind— but in the random moments that he does come to mind, it makes me realize that I actually do miss him and his screen presence

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        What’s remarkable about BYJ is no matter what role he plays, his presence is felt – and his voice is one such attribute.

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    Thank you for this series kiara. It really is eye-opening in the best way possible. 😊❤

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    More favs!

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MANE OF GLORY. The Royal Guard film Edition.
1. Cho Seung-woo: The Sword with No Name (2009)
2. Zo In-sung: A Frozen Flower (2008)
3. Ju Jin-Mo: Musa: The Warrior (2001)
4. Jung Woo Sung: The Warrior (2001)

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    There are a remarkable number of royal guards with great manes of glory.

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      It has been raining sageuks in Dramaland, and we had none that stood out like the older sageuks.

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        I agree – there has definitely been a shortage of great manes of glory recently in k-drama land (and honestly, of great historical shows period). However, c-drama land has been filling that void pretty effectively on both fronts.

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    Jung Woo-sung’s mane of glory in Musa was particularly glorious. It was so long and beautiful. 🙂

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MANE OF GLORY Part 6. Yoo Yeon Seok
Mr Sunshine (2018)

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MANE OF GLORY. The Royal Guard Edition. Song Jae Rim
“The Moon Embracing The Sun” (2012)

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MANE OF GLORY. The Royal Guard Edition. Kwak Dong Yeon
Love In The Moonlight (2016)

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    Poor Kwak Dong-Yeon! He suffered because his costume was very thick and they filmed in Summer! But this wig was the best!

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      To this day I have no idea why his wig was so good.
      I had a theory while watching the court ladies found him handsome because he was the one man around wearing his hair (somewhat) down.
      Loved this character. So funny and dramatic!

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    This one is the best yet!

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    Love seeing him in that role! Mane of Glory is a great idea!

    Your “mane of glory” series is terrific! I like Yoo Yeon-Seok in Mr. Sunshine, Yoo Ah-In in Sungkyunkwan Scandal and JiSoo in Moon Lovers SHR.

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    Ask and you shall receive! Just as amazing as I remembered.

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MANE OF GLORY Part 5. Yoo Seung-ho
1. Warrior Baek Dong Soo (2011)
2. Arang and the Magistrate (2012)
3. The Magician (2015)

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MANE OF GLORY Part 4. Jang Hyuk
1. Chuno (2010)
2. Shine or Go Crazy (2015)
3. My Country: The New Age (2019)

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    I want to say it for all four posts:

    Mane of glory maketh Glorious Men and shooketh the heart of any girl in any timeline. ❤

    Thank you for coming up with this wonderful series. 👏 🫰

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    Ah, The Man With The Fan!

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    Jang Hyuk <3 I miss him! T.T

    I'm also glad you included a photo from Tell Me What You Saw, one of his modern dramas. <3

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MANE OF GLORY Part 3. Lee Joon Gi.
1. King and the Clown (film 2005)
2. Iljimae (2008)
3. Moon Lovers (2016)
4. Arthdal (2023)

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MANE OF GLORY Part 2. Kim Nam Gil.
1. Queen Seon Deok, Bidam (2009)
3 Kingdom era (Shilla).
2. The Pirates, Jang Sa Jung (2014)
Joseon.

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    Bidam lives forever in my heart.
    I haven’t watched any of the Pirates movies. At least I want to watch the first one.

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    Even after all these years #1 still gives me the shivers.

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    I can’t see the glorious mane from the eye makeup. I feel pain just looking. I’ll be forgetting about it and scratching my eyes in no time, forever turning myself into a bicoloured Pokemon

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    He is something. I didn’t know he was also very good-looking when he was young (-er).

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    Kim Nam-gil!

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MANE OF GLORY Part 1. Woo Do-whan “My Country: The New Age” (2019).
Goryeo and early Joseon.

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JUDGE DEE’S MYSTERY, aka CELEBRATED CASES OF JUDGE DEE.
Thriller, Historical, Mystery.
Mon-Thurs (32 episodes)
Set: Tang Dynasty during Empress Wu Zetian’s reign (665-705). The first and only female to rule China.
Where to watch: YouTube, Youku, and CCTV

https://mydramalist.com/78527-judge-dee-s-mystery

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The leading men of Korea’s musical “MONTE CRISTO” (Nov 21, 2023 – Feb 25, 2024)
Go Eun-seong singing “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again.”
Seo In-guk, Lee Kyu-hyung, and Kim Seong-cheol on the floor.

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FLOWER THAT BLOOMS AT NIGHT – Episode 7.

Congrats on another rating increase of 13.1%.

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Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling with Honey Lee in “A WHOLE NEW WORLD.”
I can’t get enough of Yeo Hwa. Friday, come faster!

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    I need more Lee Hanee in my life. 🥰

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      Ikr? She makes me laugh, and life is better when we are laughing!

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        Oh! yesss absolutely. She is one person who when she smiles it makes me understand that phrase “full of life”. Not only that she is also life giving … she makes me smile, giggle, hope and outright roar with laughter. So true, life is better when we are laughing. 😊😍

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