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I've been and avid viewer of Korean Dramas for years now and this saga by far hit every emotion for me. Like a sea saw giving you no time to relax, you're joined with the characters as they experience the different stages of intimacy from heartache and despair, joy and hope, loss and frustration surreptitiously eclipsed by happiness and love. This love between Kim Boong and Hee Jin conquered time and space. Apart from the talisman which Kim Boong used to traverse time, this love served as a compass and anchor for that connection. Their love radiated off the screen, witnessed in nearly every scene showing them locked at the lip. This crossover drama sets you up and dishes out the laughter, the suspense, the intrigue and the romance culminating in the spirit of true happiness. I will be watching this HKS/Melodrama again and again and again. That's how much I loved it.
What is love? Those moments where you lay in each others arms and your heart beats as one. Those shared opportunities that few get to experience on this earth. Those blessings received from God making it possible to share time and space with that person he designed especially for you. Those moments where your thoughts and actions intertwine as one. If this is love, not only have you been blessed, but you have been divinely favored. What is love? Love is many things, it is varied but one thing it is not is unsure. Kang Chil was sure of his love for Ji Na and she was blessed to have had him in her life. What a beautiful rendition of a love story. A must see.
This drama ushers in the era of class warfare, debauchery and moral decadence while soaring to new heights of commercial depravity where business ethics is a curse word and where mo-money is the national slogan. The characters in this drama don't disappoint, taking every advantage to come out on top. Survival of the fittest was the practice of the day where no one was immune be it family or friend. Unholy unions, extortion, bribery, political corruption, oh my it's getting hairy. Oh! don't forget revenge, albeit sweet, takes a back seat when your enemy today is your friend tomorrow as long as he makes you rich. There's a lot of push and pull disguised as sexual tension. However, if you're looking for romance, you might be disappointed because you won't find it here. It's for those who love complex characters caught in mortal combat between those opposing forces called greed and virtue absent the integrity of the heart. Ahh! I'm thinking this drama's going to be an acquired taste.