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This drama is just totally silly....and it's obviously meant to be ( I hope) with the zorro mask and mark of the Z. Knowing that, it's somewhat fun to watch, but doesn't captivate me like all the other historical dramas on here. I rank Jumong at the top and am glad that was the first I watched.
I love the historical dramas and unfortunately I've watched all the others and this is the last...all wonderfully insightful, they have spurred me to dig deeper into Korean, Japanese and Chinese history. Even though I've seen the same characters take very different parts in the different dramas, after an episode or two they become the new character with much believability, only attests to the wonderful talent. My one complaint is the translator who pops up from time to time using words that are either obsolete, out of context or absolutely absurd in the context of the story. Someone please take that Thesaurus away!!!
Didn't think I could enjoy it well after watching Jumong, then Jewel in the Palace, but I was wrong. These dramas are an exhilarating mix of romance, intrigue, and noble adventure/misadventure exquisitely edited to keep viewers on the edge of their seats unable to resist the next episode. My one "complaint" is the subtitles...the writer should have his thesaurus taken away and burned and he should be flogged before the court for his absurd contextual misuse of archaic, obsolete and sometimes non existent English vocabulary. Kidding aside, the vocabulary used in many of the subtitles was at the least comical and often distracting. I did thoroughly enjoy watching nonetheless.