Six Flying Dragons is a Korean history period drama. Release date October 2015.
Watch Six Flying Dragons at viki.com OR Amazon.com
Made for television, this series has 50 episodes. From start to finish, by far one of the most captivating period dramas ever written and presented for public entertainment and education.
There are many aspects of this televised production which are to be praised. For one thing, all of the characters were essential – main characters, supporting characters and the extras. The costumes were amazing. The sword fighting scenes were the best of the best. The background music was outstanding! The script writers were definitely at the top of their game. Whoever was in charge of casting should receive recognition for … knowing how to match the perfect actor or actress to the character he or she should play.
You don’t know if those organizations or people existed or if they were incorporated into the script as a master stroke of fiction. There were so many people and things mentioned that a person who is not knowledgeable about the history of Korea would have to research. The series does an excellent job of stimulating your curiosity and making you want to learn more. For example: Was there a real “Moomyung / Nameless Organization”? Don’t you really want to know?
The series is about the establishment of the Joseon Dynasty. But!
You think the world ever get its fill of love stories?
The answer is … NO!
As this is an actual event in history you accept that it will eventually happen and a new country will be established, because it’s already in the history books. So instead you get wrapped up in a powerfully emotional and touching love story between a man who would become a powerful crown prince/king and a woman who is a lowly commoner.
- Lee Bang-Won, the 5th son of a military general who is a hero to the people. He is intelligent, gifted, and trained by scholars; described as “brilliant” and “exceptional”. But he must always wrestle the “worm” inside that can blacken his heart (Yoo Ah-in, lead actor, as Lee Bang-Won).
- Boon Yi, poor and uneducated, but because her wisdom is reflected through her boundless compassion and concern for others, members of her village honor her by calling her their “Leader”. She is clearly the one with a noble heart that never darkens and always shines bright (Shin Se-kyung, lead actress, as Boon Yi).
So what is this couple’s love story?
– An extraordinary man and an ordinary woman?
– Or an ordinary man who tied his heart strings to an exceptionally extraordinary and humble woman?
You decide. 🙂
I’ve already decided. He was sent on a death mission as an envoy, survived it, and still thought enough about her to bring her back a gift. I want to know where to buy a hair comb like the one Lee Bang-Won gave to Boon Yi. 🙂
Image credit: DramaFever
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