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A wonderful profusion of suspense and intrigue blending the vision of a sensational drama with a much talented cast of characters. I thoroughly enjoyed this drama in spite of its awkward gender bending high jinks. Recognition, acknowledgment and acceptance for ones God given talents despite ones gender hit a chord at a time when such enlightened thinking was unheard of. I applaud this writer for coming up with such a 'funtastic' period piece. Stretching the imagination of what it would be like to be under an assumed identity while blending in with the norms and customs of the time was innovative. You will definitely not come away from this drama unfulfilled, I guarantee it.
WARNING! This drama is very emotional and will leave you breathless at the end. As a guy who did not expect much, I was very pleased with the pacing and development of the lead characters. The feelings the character Chul Min has for Jung Hwa is nearly tangible, it is so mesmerizing like 3D, it just jumps off the screen. The passion and love she has for him makes one jealous. To have someone really know you, and love you for you without any agenda is truly a blessing. This is a marvelous movie. I highly recommend it.
If the writers aim was to clue us in on Karma, "YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW" then they did a fantastic adaptation of this idea when applied to these characters. The road to redemption for In Yup was fraught with a singular life altering awareness that changed her for the better. THAT BEING HUMAN ONE NEEDS TO OVERCOME, TO ENDURE, TO TRANSFORM, TO LOVE, TO FORGIVE AND TO BE GREATER THAN ONES OWN SUFFERING. Now If you can get past the injustice and wickedness that these characters inflict on each other and appreciate the nuances that define this character and the period you will then find yourself drawn to this drama. As for you hopeless romantics out there, love does not discriminate we are told and you can bet that when she receives justice it will not cloud her memory of what it means to be human. This has definitely been an enlightening series for me and one that I won't soon forget.