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From the awesome blog joonni.com:

I mean, I love the concept. He’s a Goryeo warrior. She’s a 21st century plastic surgeon. He wants to die. She wants to live. They’re both trapped, Young inside the palace and Eun-soo in Goryeo. Young is going to find a reason to live and be a warrior, not because of a sacrifice and oath, but because he chooses to fight. And Eun-soo is going to learn there is more to life than big salaries and spacious apartments. He’s going to save her; she’s going to save him. They’re going to fall in love, but 660 years divide them. Will their love defy space and time?

This.

(Pls pls don't spoil me for eps 5/6 as I haven't seen them yet due to travel).

In other news, I caught up with eps 3/4 of May Queen and continue to like it immensely. It's very solid.

Date: 2012-08-27 11:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] walkwithheroes.livejournal.com
I mean, I love the concept. He’s a Goryeo warrior. She’s a 21st century plastic surgeon. He wants to die. She wants to live. They’re both trapped, Young inside the palace and Eun-soo in Goryeo. Young is going to find a reason to live and be a warrior, not because of a sacrifice and oath, but because he chooses to fight. And Eun-soo is going to learn there is more to life than big salaries and spacious apartments. He’s going to save her; she’s going to save him. They’re going to fall in love, but 660 years divide them. Will their love defy space and time?

This times forever!

Date: 2012-08-28 10:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I love that quote so so much.

Date: 2012-08-28 01:22 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Yesyes. This.

I couldn't help it... so I saw a few spoilers. My willpower is non-existent. *head desk*

Date: 2012-08-28 10:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Heeeee, we all have been there :)

Date: 2012-08-28 03:47 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I just wanna ask where you usually download episodes with subs? My usual download place for some reason still hasn't released Episode 5. Which is weird because they're usually so fast with the subs. And I am literally going crazy over here. Lol.

Date: 2012-08-28 10:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Ep 5 isn't out anywhere yet with subs in a downloadable form because viki (which is the fastest streaming subber) hasn't even finished it yet (it's 90% subbed) so there is nowhere to convert subs from.

Date: 2012-08-28 06:13 am (UTC)
ext_21773: (It's the Big Bang!)
From: [identity profile] village.livejournal.com
It should be interesting how they manage this story considering I can't see either living in each other's time.

So I finally got to sit down and watch the first four episodes and I'm relieved to say that I like it. It doesn't have the lush feel of an epic that I was expecting but it does have a cdrama feel to it that I can appreciate. It sort of reminds me of Vigilantes in Masks a little bit.

My only quibble so far is that the cinematography is a bit lacking for a fantasy. I mean, it's not terrible, far from it, but at times there's a certain lackluster quality to how it's filmed. But like I said, it's not terrible and that can be easily overlooked.

I see why some people might not find it to be their thing because it's not really a traditional sageuk but I like that it has this sort of wuxia vibe to it with all the fantasy elements.

Date: 2012-08-28 10:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I think it dies feel and look wuxia (which is what I thought from the first trailer - cdrama it reminds me of is not a grand epic like Three Kingdoms but a 'proper' wuxia) and that is what I love (but I also see that if you like sageuks, this is going to be weird - even by fusion sageuk standards, this doesn't feel much like one - it's even more wuxia/less sageuk than Legend was). Cinematography-wise, I've seen a lot of complaints but I don't know - maybe it's because I watch a lot of older dramas (by older, I mean prior to 2010 - Chuno sort of opened pandora's box by using that Red One camera and now productions are on the bandwagon) so while I can tell, e.g., that Love Rain or Arang have prettier cinematography, this doesn't bother me. In fact I, as an old fogey, am more used to it.

Date: 2012-08-28 04:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] village.livejournal.com
It doesn't so much bother me, I just feel like with the story it has, it would be better served if it was more beautifully filmed.

As soon as I started watching the first episode, I was like, "OMG! It's a wuxia!" And it's probably one of the reasons, like you, that I like it.

You know I've never seen Legend. I probably should, huh? Heh. I always forget about it.

Date: 2012-08-28 11:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I love Legend entirely too much, so that's an enthusiastic 'yes' from me.

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