Move through Fantasy and Reality while watching Asian Drama!
Description: Hong Gil Dong was the illegitimate son of a high ranked minister. A local monk took him under his wing and taught him martial arts. Hong Gil Dong was inspired to fight for the injustice in this society that divided people into nobles and ordinary citizens whereby the former enjoyed all the privileges due solely to their birth. The heroine, Heo Yi Nok, had just returned to Korea from China with her grandfather. They made their living by putting on shows and selling their special brand of medicine in the marketplace. Lee Chang Hwi had been told since he was young that he was the rightful heir to the throne which had been usurped by his half brother. He had also returned from his exile in China and was plotting to overthrow the emperor. The three got entangled in love, hate, loyalty and betrayal and only one side can win.
To be honest, when I first saw this drama I thought it was silly. It had silly scenes and a lot of things weren’t historically accurate *spoiler* for example strobe lights in a male club. A lot of silly things that completely turned it off. But I’m glad I saw it passed the first episode, because after that I couldn’t stop watching! The story was amazing, I was into the emotions and when the characters were sad, I was sad. It was a great plot line. After the first episode, a lot of the general silliness goes away. I mean, it’s still there, but toned down and you get used to it. So I recommend sticking with it, because you’ll fall in love with it like I did.
The only problem I had, aside from the silliness, was the female lead. She was so dumb! She’s the stereotypical heroine, stupid and innocent, yet kind and everyone seems to just fall in love with her. I did too, I just wish they made her smarter. But she gets better towards the end, but I did have a problem with her character..