These set of teaser movie posters have got to be one of the finest this year, because the gorgeous colours and the eye-catching details incorporated into the posters will surely catch people’s attention. The four posters are the first promo material released for the movie Gosanja: Daedongyeojido (고산자: 대동여지도), translated as Man of the Old Mountain: The Great Map of the East Land, and they are like playing a game of Finding Cha Seung-won in the posters. Once you have recovered from the visual shock, you will realize that he is there in every poster, finding his way throughout the land of 19th century Joseon.
I am happy to report that the last weeks’ episodes had me giggling and crying, and I realize that this drama has truly made me fall for it! 10 episodes have aired to date and the story is getting more interesting, now that most of the characters are in the same place that is the capital of Joseon. I am impatient to see the future developments but at the same time, I don’t want it to end too quickly!
Just like the usual arrangement in Korean historical dramas (in which childhood portions won’t exceed 7 episodes except for special cases, that is), we finally get to meet some of the adult cast this week! Although I am sad to see the kids leave, there are new faces for us to see, and some of them are even unexpected (to me, at least). I’ll surely miss the cast, but I am excited to see the upcoming episodes with the new ones..
Hearts are broken, lives are sacrificed, and misunderstandings abound between the characters. Some things are unavoidable, especially when everyone prefers lies over truths, with the conviction that lying will protect what is dearest to them. Be it Gwanghae or Queen Inmok, both of them are trying to provide protection to their possessions but in the end, they will have to lose something in return of the so-called protection.
The bloody fragments of Gwanghae’s reign dictated in the history has just begun in the drama, yet the body count is already at an alarming rate. Insecurity lingers around the royal throne despite the absence of major threats to the king, and everyone is trying to make the best out of the happenings in the palace. One thing we can be sure of is that the death rate will continue to rise in these few episodes.