Lee Jin Wook is a Royalty! (and Other Three Musketeers News)

Sometimes I feel that I was being pampered with lots of promotional materials when a drama aired and now, the week seems empty without much spoilers from Three Musketeers. That kind of explains why I am grinning widely while reading all the news from a press conference held on September 11 at the filming site in Gyeonggi-do. The cast seems careful not to spoil the plot but they promise that the story will take a new turn starting this week. I’m already invested in the series but for those who are still on the fence about watching it, this might be a good news for you!

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An Outsider’s Thoughts on Sageuk

With the currently airing Three Musketeers and the upcoming Secret Door, the focus is not only the characters in the dramas but also the historical figures who inspired the fictional people featured in the period pieces. Although the history could be a major spoiler for those who hate to be spoiled when they are watching a particular drama, to me, the process to reach the conclusion is more important, since it sets a drama different from the others revolving around the same historical figures. Sure, we already know the ending, but it is worth the time if the events leading to the ultimate ending are wonderfully crafted, enough to leave me breathless. Although breathless sounds like an exaggerated expression but that’s what it feels to watch a well-written drama, which is rare nowadays.

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Approaching and Arriving Dramas

I am still struggling to catch up with the handful of currently airing dramas I am watching right now and I never thought that being away for only eight days could result in this mess: lots of episodes to be watched and lots of drafts waiting to be published. Time doesn’t wait for me and so are the new dramas ready to take over the current dramas which will soon come to an end. As much as I love the dramas (I hate to be separated from the characters! sobs), it’s something inevitable and I can only welcome the new shows with open arms while bidding goodbye to the soon-to-be-ending dramas.

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Watchlist

It’s hard to believe that we’re almost halfway through the year 2014 and I feel like I haven’t accomplished anything yet for this year. Looking back at my dramalist, I realize that I only completed four dramas this year, excluding those which started airing in 2013 (King’s Daughter Soo Baek Hyang, Empress Ki). Unlike myself in several years back who could fit more than ten dramas in my watchlist at a time, my current watching habit is different. I only pick two or three shows to be watched at a time since it will allow me to focus on the plots and the stories that the dramas want to tell. Yep, I take my drama watching seriously!

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