On a warm spring day during the Joseon Dynasty, the wedding of Ryu Ho Seon and his beautiful bride, Hwa Jin, takes place. But come their wedding night, Ho Seon becomes suspicious of his beloved. And with good reason, for his bride is a man! And now Ho Seon finds himself face-to-face with the bride’s brother, Choi Ki Wan, who explains that Hwa Jin’s loathing of political marriages drove her to disappear before the ceremony even began. Needless to say, Ho Seon quickly tries to annul the marriage, but his ailing mother is opposed to such a move. The pair must now maintain their union, one that can never be revealed to a single soul! When Kim Tae Hyeong, comes to congratulate his friend Ho Seon, he falls for Ki Wan and immediately commences to court him. Now both Ki Wan and Ho Seon find themselves in a difficult position. Caught between honouring his ailing mother’s wishes and the unending flood of love letters for Ki Wan, Ho Seon is only too aware that there is little time to waste. To further complicate matters, Hwa Jin chooses to make her impromptu return at this time. The only way to soothe the pain in everyone’s hearts is to return everyone to their rightful places. But is this easier said than done? Edit Translation
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I'm split on this seriesI will admit it- it wasn't that good. However, it wasn't that bad either. Yes, I can say that this Korean BL isn't up to par to the other Korean BL's that I have watched and I am even comparing it to some STRONGBEERY series (Long Time No See and My Pistachio) that I have watched. But! I did enjoy watching it.
If you are looking for a realistic Joseon Dynasty historical drama, I got news for you- continue looking. This series ain't it. But if you are looking for something to pass the time away- go ahead and give this a go. Yeah, there are so many things that were brought up like how the mother and sister hasn't realize that Ryu In Soo's wife has an Adam's apple. But, you know what? I'm not going to dwell on that.
The synopsis the series sounds promising. But like most Koren BL's, time is the issue here. There is not much time to develop he proper flow of this series, so it feels like there are missing pieces to the story (that hopefully the movie version will be able to bring).
In all honesty, I liked all of the actors. Especially Jang Eui Soo. I felt like when he was in a scene, he stole the show.
I liked the music.
While I may rewatch this series, I am not that eager to watch it anytime soon. So, for that reason I give it a 7.
Overall it wasn't a strong series like the other Korean BL's that I have watched. But I still enjoyed myself watching it every Thursday for these past four weeks.
It could have been better... A lot better.Here limited time isn't the problem but rather than utilizing limited time adding unnecessary events and character becomes the biggest con of the show, which truly disappointed me because it had much potential of being good but in the last, it couldn't become more than just okay okay drama for me.
The historical BL is being unique topic to handle all alone... but adding a love triangle, flashbacks, many unnecessary situations instead of focusing on development between leads surely affected the show in many ways. Another thing I would like to point out that Ki Wan being in the attire of women most of the time. The story could have been better in many ways but it failed thoroughly for me. The ending was rushed and had much room for improvement. There were many unanswered questions that left us hanging.
Though I liked the music it was okay... but other than that everything was truly a failure for me.
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