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I think this was a case of the drama being extended for more episodes than they originally planned. While I enjoyed the first 12 episodes immensely with lots of tears and emotion, I had to skip eps 15 through 19 because it drug on wayyyyyyyy too much and I just couldn't stand it anymore and skipped to the end.
Its not overpoweringly engaging or anything, and I'm struggling to really love any of the characters, but by episode 10 the "bad guys" are just overwhelmingly horrible. The "good guys" seem to be falling behind, and are really being tortured, and it looks like they're trapped in a lost cause. I feel so badly for EunSoo by the end of 10...:( I want her to gouge out that fire-hand lady's blue eyeballs with a hairpin or something. grrr. It makes me want to keep watching, though to see if there is any way back from this for the King's side of things and how it'll happen. It's anything but predictable, that's for sure!
It's fun, engaging, and interesting. and : LEE JUNKI! Oh how I have missed you, you beautiful creature, you! <3