Dream of The Forsaken King

The most difficult thing to wait for, after a drama has aired, is probably the next episode. Oh, how hard it is to count the days until the next Monday! tvn’s 왕이 된 남자 (The Man Who Became King/ English title: The Crowned Clown) is slowly and surely out there messing with my mind and heart, but I don’t mind it at all. It’s just…a bit heart wrenching, especially after watching this week’s episodes. Do I stop watching at this point, fearing that my heart will be shattered into pieces? Most definitely not, because I have to see this until the end, be it a bitter or sweet, maybe bittersweet ending.

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Yeo Jin Goo – GQ February 2019 Interview

I think I go crazy at the mention of everything The Crowned Clown these days. If I do write recaps for the show, I might fill it with lots of my reactions (OHHHHH AHHHHH NOOOO MY HEART CANNOT FUNCTION RIGHT NOW URGH, something along those lines) instead of actually describing the happenings. I cannot express how grateful I am to have it turn out really decent and watchable, plus the time is on my side for me to watch it. The stars have aligned for me to watch this! Here’s the latest interview of our young king and resident clown, Yeo Jin-goo for February’s GQ.

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Lee Se Young and Yeo Jin Goo – Cosmopolitan January 2019 Interview

It has been an ardent wish of mine to see the child actors we love to be reunited as main leads of their own, and I was beyond ecstatic to learn about Lee Se-young and Yeo Jin-goo’s casting for The Crowned Clown/The Man Who Became King. They have a 5-year difference in age, but that doesn’t stop them from being so comfortable with each other when the camera is not rolling. I thought that their interview accompanying their pictorial for January’s Cosmopolitan must be as fun as watching them play around in the making of videos, and it is a fun interview! Enjoy the rough translation and please excuse all the broken grammar, both in Korean and English. It’s been a while!

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Wedding and Marriage in Joseon Part 2: Confucian Style

Continuing from the first part of the Joseon Wedding Series, this second part will be focusing on the steps leading to the wedding ceremony itself. Although the practice did undergo changes throughout the hundreds of years of Joseon and actually varies from one region to another, I will be focusing on the general one to avoid confusion, since this is intended to feed the curious minds of kdrama watchers and not for academical purposes. Still, it will be great if this series could be a stepping stone for people to dig deeper into the culture and spur more discoveries of interesting facts about this topic.

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Lament for The Crowned Clown

tvn’s first sageuk offering of 2019 왕이 된 남자 (The Man Who Became King/ English title: The Crowned Clown) has only aired for two weeks, yet I am already feeling the withdrawal symptom. That is such a hyperbolic thing to say at this point, especially when the drama has not even passed the halfway mark yet. Maybe this has something to do with the huge anticipation I had ever since the remake of 2012 hit movie Masquerade was first announced last year and the long wait for it to finally air earlier this month. Jinxes or not, I have to say something about this drama, which has occupied my brain all week long.

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