Empress Ki on MBC Drama Awards 2013

Looks like my heart couldn’t get enough of the spazzing on twitter last night that I need to watch the awards and squee about it again. Although Empress Ki was pre-empted this week to give way to MBC’s award ceremonies, namely MBC Drama Awards and MBC Gayo Daejun, there’s still a silver lining for both us viewers and the cast: we get to see them on the award ceremony while the cast can get some rest for a while. Sometimes they look so tired from the continuous filming that I wish to tuck everyone in bed for a week straight. Even the make ups can’t hide their dark circles and eye bags from the lack of sleep.

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Empress Ki: Eps 17-18

You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.

(Barbara de Angelis)

When I saw the spoiler pictures for episode 17, chills ran through my body. Suddenly I felt so scared because the fire in both Yoo and Ta-hwan’s eyes were saying it all: they could do anything because of Seung-nyang. I do realize that it won’t be that easy for them to kill each other without a solid reason, but it dawned on me that we are really moving into the love triangle between the leads, with both men aware of each other’s feelings for Seung-nyang. Plus, they’re already at the different ends of the conflicting countries, so it makes their fight more nerve-wrecking. Will the love rivalry gets in between these two, or will they eventually acknowledge that they can work together to defeat their common enemies at the moment?

I still have a hard time believing that we’ve reached episode 17. Time flies so fast!

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Empress Ki: Eps 15-16

Giving up means losing the courage; however, doesn’t one need the courage too in order to give up?

We are already in the eight week of the drama Empress Ki and we still have another 17 weeks to go. Such a long way ahead, but the story is just settling in, giving the characters the base for their next development arc. So many things happened in the episodes but we still have a lot of things to be explored, facts to be known, and questions to be solved. Plus…several games to be played. There’s no guarantee that one side can continue their winning streaks but in reality, there are no winners, only survivors.

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