Beautiful. Splendid Politics aka Hwajung (華政) aired its pilot episode and I am happy to report that it was a good beginning for the 50-episode drama. The episode was rather light despite having a heavy subject in the title (politics!) but it served its purpose, providing introductions and insight into the people and subject that will become the drama’s background. Having Cha Seung-won as Gwanghae in the episode and a number of characters already grown up at this point of the story also helped drawing in the attention to the story Hwajung wanted to tell us.