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Sageuk and Taeha dramas

Postby Ethlenn » Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:42 pm

I would like to propose a topic for both genres: sageuk and taeha.
There is a thread on Chuno here, so if anyone is interested in this particular drama, go ahead.
I know there are lot of people who love Korean period dramas (the writer included), so I think we all need a topic to discuss this kind of drama. Not cut into pieces, but the big universe of period dramas in one place.

First, what's the difference? Both sageuk and taeha are period dramas, but... Taeha is a typical period drama, it depicts the life of some notable and famous person (King, Queen, hero), usually is long and well elaborated. The language is stylized and full of archaised vocabulary. Sageuk, on the other hand, is shorter, and usually the historical period is the background for some story.
And we have a fusion sageuk: the genre that incorporates modern language and music into drama.
This is not a strict division though. Bear in minds that taeha are always long. Always. And they can have the elements of fantasy as well.

* 500 Years of Joseon Dynasty
* 8 Days of Jeongjo's Assassination
* Age of Warriors
* Angshimjeong
* Arang and the Magistrate
* Capital Scandal
* Chosun Police (3 seasons)
* Chronicles of the Three Kingdoms
* Chuno
* Conspiracy In The Court
* Cruel Palace (airing)
* Dae Jang Geum (Jewel in the Palace)
* Daemang (The Great Expectations)
* Damo
* Dawn of the Empire
* Deep Rooted Tree
* Dong Yi
* Emperor Wang Gun
* Empress Cheonchu (aka "Iron Empress")
* Empress Myung Sung
* Eyes of Dawn
* Faith
* Gaksital
* Great Merchant Kim Mandeok
* Gu Family Book (airing)
* Gumiho: Revenge of the Fox Child
* Gyebaek
* Han Myung Hoe
* Hong Gil Dong
* Hong Guk Young
* Hur Jun
* Hwang Jini
* Iljimae
* Im Kkeok Jung
* Immortal Admiral Yi Sun-shin
* Inspector Park Moon Soo (1999)
* Inspector Park Moon Soo (2002)
* Ja Myung Go
* Jang Hee Bin
* Jang Ok Jung (airing)
* Jejoongwon
* Jeon Woochi
* Jo Gwang Jo
* Joseon X Files
* Jumong
* Jung Yak Yong
* Kim Soo Ro
* King and Queen
* King Geunchogo
* King Gwanggaeto The Great
* King Sejong the Great
* King's Woman
* Ladies of the Palace
* Mandate of Heaven (airing)
* Man Kang
* Map of Korea – Life of Kimujonho (1995)
* Medical Gibang Cinema
* Mok Min Shim Suh (2000)
* Mushin (Soldier/God of War)
* Namhan Mountian Castle
* Pa Mun
* Princess Hwapyung's Weight Loss (1-ep special)
* Queen In Hyun's Man
* Queen Insu
* Queen Seon Duk (aka "Queen Seon Deok")
* Return of Iljimae
* Roll of Thunder
* Rustic Era
* Sangdo
* Sa Yug Shin
* Sea God (Emperor of the Sea)
* Seo Dong Yo
* Seongkyunkwan Scandal
* Shin Don
* Six Martyred Ministers
* Strong Colors of Kang Cheol (4-ep KBS Drama Special)
* Taejo Wang Geon
* Tamna The Island
* Tears of the Dragon
* The Duo
* The Great Seer
* The Hoechun Gate
* The Horse Doctor
* The Imjin War
* The King and I
* The King's Dream
* The Kingdom of the Winds
* The Legend (aka: "The Story of the Great King and the Four Gods", or "The Story of the First King's Four Gods")
* The Moon Embracing Sun
* The Painter of the Wind
* The Princess' Man
* The Servant (Bangja jeon)
* The Strongest Chil Woo
* Time Slip Dr. Jin
* Toji (The Land)
* Tree With Deep Roots
* True Colors of Kang Cheol (4-eps DSS)
* Warrior Baek Dong Soo
* West Palace
* Yi San
* Yaksha


If I forgot about some dramas, let me know.
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Postby casse » Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:33 pm

Thank you Ethlenn for creating this thread…. Now I know what saguek and taeha mean. I think saguek is more of my type. I’ll try and watch more of it (SKKS made me wanna explore this genre of drama).
I just finished watching HGD…. This is my second period drama
It was not as good as SKKS but was okay ( am a bit disappointed with the ending though) but the girl, shes too much, her speech,her bangs…..everything bout her is annoying and the king, made me feel like I was watching some stage play…minus these two all the other characters were fine…KJH was amusing and JGS also did a good job as an angry young man.
Now my third on the list is Hwang Jin yi…let see what this one will take me to…
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Postby Ethlenn » Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:08 pm

I'm waiting for you, casse.
HGD is actually a fusion sageuk. And everyone here was annoyed by the girl, yes... Hwang Jini is nice, really nice. It was even featured in major articles about gisaengs and women in Joseon society. Articles wrote by scientists, you know, not by kyagals^^
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Postby wndrswan » Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:25 pm

Here is a few more.

Jang Hee Bin (Royal Story) 100 episodes
King and Queen 186 episodes
Ladies of the Palace 151 episodes
King of the Wind (1998) 32 episodes
Age of Warriors 158 episodes
Six Martyred Ministers 24 episodes

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Postby Ethlenn » Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:56 am

Hmm... I'm watching now King Geunchogo, and I like the story (especially the famous sword at the opening, who, as we know is now in Japan, Oh Irony of the History!), but the thing that bugs me is CGI. I don't need those in taeha. Sageuk is fine with them, but not taeha, for my eyes sake.
Have no idea how you all feel, but I thought they were useless in QSD and now, some scenes are just plain dumb in Geunchogo wang.
I don't want to complain much, because I like the leading actors, and they do a good job, and I don't care about the ratings either (yes, I'm a person who don't care about the statistics, I don't read them and I don't give a damn), but there is something in this drama that makes it hard for me to watch it.
Like the "swimming" scenes in the first episodes... I wanted to kill everyone involved in those... :cry:
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no cgi!

Postby wndrswan » Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:21 am

I agree with you. CGI has no place in historical drama's. If i want CGI I'd go watch wuxia dramas. :I


More for your list.

Dawn of the Empire
Medical Gibang
King's Woman
Toji, The Land
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tears of the dragon

Postby wndrswan » Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:07 pm

only problem with tears of the dragon is the quality is not to great :/ but will upload it at some point.

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Postby Ethlenn » Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:46 pm

I don't mind the quality as long as I see anything. I'd like to see Toji, but I think it's unlikely to find it anywhere, ne? :cry:
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toji

Postby wndrswan » Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:06 pm

you can download toji from my website, its like 10th post down :)

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Postby Daddicts294 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:29 am

What about Dae Joyeong?

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Postby Daddicts294 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:38 am

What about Seo Dong Yo, Jejoongwon, Kim Soo Ro, and Yaksha?

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Postby Sakari » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:47 pm

I just posted (in another thread) about Dong Yi, rating it the best sageuk I have seen. But now I wonder whether it should be called taeha, instead. I was not aware of the distinction.

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Postby Keiko1981 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:58 pm

Taeha, is it the same as "Daeha", maybe I've confused those two genres.
Compareing the Korean and Japanese historical dramas.
Would it be like this:
Taeha = same as Japanese taiga dramas
Sageku = same as Japanese jidaigeki dramas
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Postby Ethlenn » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:01 pm

The same. 대하 (taeha/daeha)
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Re: no cgi!

Postby Sakari » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:51 pm

wndrswan wrote:I agree with you. CGI has no place in historical drama's.


I'm not so sure about that. Part of the attraction of Dong Yi, for me at least, is the sets and decors and costumes, as well as the sheer number of extras. The whole thing seems so real, like they were serious about things. I remember giving up on Seo Dong Yo, say, because it was so ridiculously cheap. They had 20-30 people fighting a war between, like, two countries, and a scientific center housed in a village out of cardboard. Most buildings seen were, well, ruins.

Now, is everything in Dong Yi real? I don't know, but I suspect at least some CGI is involved. I believe CGI has progressed tremendously in the last ten years or so, enough so to fool me. Well, if that is what it takes to create a believable historic setting, I don't mind.

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Postby Ethlenn » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:35 pm

No, CGI just irritated me in QSD and Geunchogo. I don't mind them in sageuk, but also they have to be at least decently done. I mean, I dropped The Strongest Chil-woo again because I couldn't stand it. Well, I didn't like how the "masked korean zorro" was doing, so... Chuno had great effects, ie.


Plus, two new period dramas soon:
The Duo
Stories of Gisaeng/The New Tales of Gisaeng
Jeon Woo Chi (but no date set)
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Postby wndrswan » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:58 pm

I had to quit strongest chil woo also.. First few episodes were pretty cool....until they showed him using a whip..I laughed so hard when i first saw it.

A real historical drama has commentary that backs up the events like Emporer wang guhn does and age of warriors.





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Postby Ethlenn » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:09 pm

I think if there is a "label" taeha that most of broadcasts watermark on certain parts of the drama, we can talk about taeha and distinguish it from sageuk. But yes, all historical dramas base either on truth or fiction. Especially when there is not much documentary left on certain period/person/event.

So Tales of Gisaeng is not a period drama? I've been reading all over the place that its gender is: "historical". But, truth be told, I was little taken aback when I saw the stills.
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Postby Sakari » Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:11 am

In most sageuks I have watched, city streets in daytime scenes are busy with people; on the other hand, if something happens at night, the streets are deserted and the only ones out are the drama's characters.

Can anyone explain? Was there a curfew in the Joseon era?

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Postby Ethlenn » Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:54 pm

Well, shortage of oil for lamps could be an explanation. Plus it's all drama settings. Nights were always blooming with bad guys and scums. On the other hand, some "merry" districts in towns were really busy in the night, and streets were crowded.
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Postby Peggy » Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:47 pm

From what i have read I thought 'Tales of Gisaeng' was a modern drama. The beautiful hanboks are being worn by the ladies of the 'house' run by a madam.

It might be interesting, but I don't think it is historical or based on history. I could be wrong.

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Postby Ethlenn » Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:28 pm

No, it's not historical. I was mistaken by hanboks, setting of the photoshoot and some stupid blog on naver.
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Postby Peggy » Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:15 pm

Not your bad because it was misleading. I thought it was going to be something like that wonderful drama little while back...?Hwang Jini or something like that. sorry can't remember name exactly. I do remember the drama itself and it was wonderful. Supporting cast was unforgettable.
Too bad we can't have another historical one mainly about women of the earlier eras.

'GOU' is doing just that about the women in the Tokugawa era. My favourite Oda Nobunaga is in this in the first few episodes. However it will deal with the wives, sisters and female children of the nobles. First three episodes are pretty strong and interesting.

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chronology

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I thought in chosun era they had a Fire Crew that went around telling people to put out any fires/lamps/candles ect. If there was a fire back then it was brutal and very hard to put out with the current technology. Buckets only go so far :P

Anyways I've created a chronology of drama's. It's a work in progress and i know i still need to add more drama's to it. I plan on adding more timelines that each drama was in and put them in order.

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Also organized a list of historical drama's. All information up to 2002 is credited to Florel who made the original list, I just organized it.
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six martyred ministers

Postby wndrswan » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:27 pm

While watching six martyred ministers i noticed something strange.. It seemed like the voices were dubbed over. I emailed KBS for an explanation because i originally thought the audio was out of sync. KBS said that North Korean actors voices were dubbed over into South Korean dialect. I had no idea that they had different dialect O_O.

Just an interesting fact about that series.

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Postby Ethlenn » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:55 pm

Oh, that's really interesting. I know about post-production dubbing, like in Iljimae, when they were on the frozen lake or in the woods, but this one is really strange.
Hmm... :blink

But yes, the dialects are different.

And just quick question - I watched only first episode of The Duo, is it worth watching after 2 episodes? I really have no time to waste on no good dramas, and premises for this one was as if Iljimae was married with SKKS and Mark Twain's The Prince and The Pauper.
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Postby Ethlenn » Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:35 pm

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Postby iluvasiandrama » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:30 pm

I have watched quite a number of Chinese and Japanese period dramas since I was a little kid. So I am kind of new to the Korean historical dramas. Going by your description of difference between Taeha and Sageuk, Taeha would be more of what I would like to watch but will have more episodes than 35 right? How do I make the difference between which ones are Saeguk, Fusion Saeguk, and Taeha when looking through dramawiki? Do I have to look at them all one by one?



I liked Ja Myung Go, Iljimae, The Kingdom of the Winds. So far I have watched those including Chuno and now Damo, I like Damo, so far. I'm having trouble selecting from the list you provided, the ones that are traditional historical sageuk, not fusion and not Taeha. When I did a search for "historical" the descriptions didn't say whether they were fusion sageuk, traditional saguek or Taeha. I wouldn't mind Taeha dramas but I don't want to watch 50+ episodes unless it comes on TV.
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Postby Ethlenn » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:17 pm

Classical taeha are over 50. Pass it then.
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Postby iluvasiandrama » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:58 pm

Ok, so how do I know which one is fusion sageuk and traditional sageuk?
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Postby iluvasiandrama » Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:13 am

Ok that's ok. I thought that dramawiki put them in categories to separate fusion and other types. I searched google and found something online to help me understand it better.
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Postby Ethlenn » Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:28 am

You won't guess from the description. If the language is modern or the modern music is in it - fusion. But it's the sufficient condition but not necessary (if you studied logic or maths^^).
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Postby middlefour » Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:44 am

Ethlenn wrote:I'd like to hear the opinion on Daemang / The Great Ambition (I just added it to the list), and I learned the DVD set is being released.
Is it worth watching? Because, to be honest, this drama somehow avoided my memory in all Jang Hyuk's dramas.


I've seen it before on cable tv (arirang). It was okay. I thought it was gonna be really long but was shocked when it ended all of a sudden. LOL

I just recall that it starred Jang Hyuk, Sohn Ye Jin, Lee Yo Won and that guy from All About Eve. hehe.

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Postby Ethlenn » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:30 pm

OK, so Daemang is on my list too. Damn, this list grows longer, and my days shrink...
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Postby Tai » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:21 am

wndrswan wrote:While watching six martyred ministers i noticed something strange.. It seemed like the voices were dubbed over. I emailed KBS for an explanation because i originally thought the audio was out of sync. KBS said that North Korean actors voices were dubbed over into South Korean dialect. I had no idea that they had different dialect O_O.

Just an interesting fact about that series.


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Postby Tai » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:32 am

Peggy wrote:Not your bad because it was misleading. I thought it was going to be something like that wonderful drama little while back...?Hwang Jini or something like that. sorry can't remember name exactly. I do remember the drama itself and it was wonderful. Supporting cast was unforgettable.
Too bad we can't have another historical one mainly about women of the earlier eras.

'GOU' is doing just that about the women in the Tokugawa era. My favourite Oda Nobunaga is in this in the first few episodes. However it will deal with the wives, sisters and female children of the nobles. First three episodes are pretty strong and interesting.


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Since you are watching Gou, thought you might know that Toyokawa Etsushi (Oda Nobunaga) was also in Kita no Zero-nen. See http://www.midnighteye.com/reviews/year ... rth.shtml;

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Postby Ethlenn » Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:35 pm

I finished 8 Days of Jeongjo's Assassination, and I recommend it to anyone who likes solid, juicy stories. Yes, they talk a lot. Yes, they use highly elaborated way of speaking. Yes, there is politics in here.
But hell, even knowing the background of this story didn't prevent me from clenching my fists sometimes.
Yes, SKKS made me interested even more in King Jeongjo and his closest environment.
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Postby Toya04 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:23 pm

Thank you so much for these informations. \o/
Now, is so easy for my to make the diffrence between Taeha and Sageuk.
I love the Korean historical drama. I saw Yi San, Dong Yi, Jumong, Suh Do Young, Dae Jang Geum, Ja Myung Go, Kim So Roo, Kingdom of the Winds, Painter of the Wind, Hong Gil Dong, Iljimae, Hwang Jin Yi, Chuno, etc...
I probably forget some, but i am sur that the most important is here. And, i gonna see "8 Days of Jeongjo's Assassination" if you say you love it ^__^

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Postby WinnythePanda » Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:07 am

Ethlenn, what are your top three historical korean dramas?

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Postby Ethlenn » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:11 am

I haven't seen them all, so I may miss a gem. But I usually clearly distinguish sageuks and taeha (when it's possible).
There is also another criterion - whether the drama is heavy or relatively light. In the middle of those there is SKKS.
I can't make the top 3 list right now, because of the reasons stated above, but I enjoyed (no particular order):
Yi San, QSD (up to ep 50), The King and I, 8 Days of Jeongjo's Assassination,
The Painter of the Wind, SKKS, Return of Iljimae, Hwang Jini, Chuno,
and many others.
Can't make up my mind to create a list.
With movies it would be easier though...
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Postby Ethlenn » Sun May 15, 2011 3:31 pm

Upcoming historical drama:

Gyebaek
King Gwanggaeto the Great
Onjo Biryu
The Princess' Man
Tree with Deep Roots
Warrior Baek Dong Soo


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Postby dwr478 » Sun May 15, 2011 4:04 pm

Did I miss Dong Yi somewhere?

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Postby Ethlenn » Sun May 15, 2011 4:08 pm

Mianhae :pray:
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Postby dwr478 » Sun May 15, 2011 5:21 pm

Strongest Chill Woo and The Duo?

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Postby wndrswan » Sun May 15, 2011 5:32 pm

West Palace.

I will hopefully be releasing this soon if i can ever convert the japanese subs to .srt -_-;

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Postby Ethlenn » Sun May 15, 2011 6:34 pm

dwr478: those are already on the list for some time...
wndrswan: will add^^
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Postby Ethlenn » Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:33 pm

Gyebaek - July 25
Onjo Biryu -
The Princess' Man - July 20
Tree with Deep Roots - Sep 28


Warrior Baek Dong Soo started pretty good.
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Postby Peggy » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:50 pm

E.
I know we are truly interested in ancient history...but I have sent you a PM which is also history.

Try it..you may like it. It is just last century history. I found it fascinating.

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another

Postby wndrswan » Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:06 am

Found another classic. Do not think its available anywhere and has Choi Soo Jong when he was younger!

Ambition (1994)
80 Episodes

http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Ambition

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Postby jubies33 » Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:13 am

im interested in getting into period/historical dramas and wanted to know if anyone had seen these and thinks they are worth watching:

jumong
ballad of suh dong
Iljimae
Legend
Ja myung go
special investigation record
tamna the island
the duo
the king and i
dong yi
daemang
jejoongwan

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Postby Ethlenn » Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:54 am

Hmm, if you prefer others to tell you what to watch and not try it by yourself, here it goes:

Jumong - good premise, but boring as hell.
Ballad of Seo Dong - it's loosely based on the actual history, but a nice classic
Iljimae - crap, but fangirls love it
The Legend - crap, and I really liked Tangun legend before and all. (btw. this drama's title is The Legend, there is another drama without "the", so no mixing up)
Ja Myung Go - fantasy and re-telling of a classic story, but boring
Secret Investigation Record - good, sci-fi
Tamna the island - good
The duo - crap
The King and I - good
Dong I - boring
Jejoongwon - good

I've yet to see Daemang, so can't tell. But seriously, you picked up so random dramas, and half of them is either fantasy or not much of history itself.
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Postby Issy » Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:09 pm

can I just need to add something? :P
Tamna the Island is more than just good. and I am not just saying it because I am biased. try reading some reviews about it and you see my point. the story is very simple, ignore the 1st 15 mins that has nothing to do with story, and you get superb acting from every character on that Island afterwards. This drama holds a special place in my heart even though I have problem classifying it as sageuk but everything is happening in that era so I guess it is a sageuk. 8)
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Postby jubies33 » Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:41 pm

thanks for helping me out. other than skks i have never watched a period drama so I have no idea what's good and don't want to invest time in something only to find out it's not worth my time :-)also a little leery of trying something outside of my comfort zone so I just picked the ones on mysojo that others seemed to like but there were too many to choose from.
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Postby Issy » Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:58 pm

But you also have to remember that people have different taste. What I love or like might be something you dislike. I my case, I go for it if I liked the synopsis. To continue or drop that drama comes later. Maybe you should be more daring and come out if your comfort zone a little. That's how I got into Kdramas in the first place. After all, you will never know unless you try. Right? :mrgreen:
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Postby jubies33 » Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:21 pm

yeah i guess your right. I will just have to take the plunge. I think I will start with special investigation record since i do like sci fi and the actor is nummy :D
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Postby Ethlenn » Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:22 pm

Sister Issy is right. Just try for yourself, make mistakes but polish your own taste. For me this drama is a pure crap, others love it and vice versa.

Watch Chuno if you want getting into sageuks^^
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Postby Issy » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:16 pm

Ethlenn wrote:Sister Issy is right. Just try for yourself, make mistakes but polish your own taste. For me this drama is a pure crap, others love it and vice versa.

Watch Chuno if you want getting into sageuks^^


Yep. Chuno was the drama that got me really interested in sageuks. even though I saw Hong Gil Dong before that and made me think twice if I want to watch anymore sageuk or not. but all thanks to Chuno for keeping me on the track. as I said, it all goes back to your own taste. you never know. Just do it. :P
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Postby jubies33 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:17 am

ooh that has Jang Hyuk...me likeeeeeee :lol maybe i could give that a try. thanks.
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Postby dwr478 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 6:03 pm

I found a period drama called Man Kang (만 강) in a VHS tape library. I have seen nothing about it anyhere. Have you heard about it? It looks to be vintage about 1998 - 2003.
I appears to be 1996.
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Postby spazzy06 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:16 am

You forgot Conspiracy in the Court on your list.

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Postby Ethlenn » Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:33 pm

dwr478: never heard of Man Kang (만 강). And no info whatsoever on it.
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Postby dwr478 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:01 pm

Wow. I will see if I can clean it up a bit, then.

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Postby wndrswan » Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:54 pm

Here is the info you need dwr!! Seems to me its another name for the Jang Hee Bin Series that aired.

1996 Drama from SBS - 63 Episodes

http://movie.daum.net/tv/detail/main.do ... amId=53101

http://ko.wikipedia.org/wiki/%EB%A7%8C%EA%B0%95

Mangang was aired on the SBS 1996 년 1 April to 5 November every Monday, Tuesday night, 21 o'clock 40 minutes is a drama that was aired. KBS aired from 1987 to samogok drama remake of the work, is a 63 part series.

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Postby dwr478 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:02 pm

I don't see any relation to Jang Hee Bin in this. It is about two boys, one born to a Yangban family and the other born to a slave family where the father is the same for both babies. The slave mother dies after childbirth but asks with her dying breath that her son be switched with the Yangban son and her friends make that happen. The story is about the two boys throughout their lives. This is my guess from watching the first few episodes and talking to my wife who has seen the entire 63 episodes. The adult Man Kang is played by Im Ho. It is an SBS drama. So, I think you are right about everything but the Jang Hee Bin part.

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Postby dwr478 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:54 pm

I have now watched Man Kang and it is definitely the 1996 SBS one that wndrswan mentioned above. I copied it from VHS to DVD and ripped the DVD to my computer. Some episodes are ok and some are rather fuzzy even with editing and filtering, but all are generally viewable, even with the very low quality. It is interesting in how it deals with commoners and slaves in a small community. In this respect, it is sageuk. I wonder if SBS will reshow it so someone can capture it in better quality?

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Postby wndrswan » Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:25 pm

Here are a few more titles not on the list I plan on releasing episodes for:

Map of Korea – Life of Kimujonho 1995 - 4 episodes
Mok Min Shim Suh (2000)- 50 episodes
Inspector Park Moon Soo (1999) 20 episodes
Insepctor Park Moon Soo (2002) 15 episodes
Hong Guk Young - 50 episodes
Han Myung Hoe - 100 episodes
Man Kang 63 episodes
Rustic Era [borderline historical]
Namhan Mountian Castle [dvd release is coming in jan!!!!]
Chronicles of the Three Kingdoms (1992)

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Historical kdrama with King falling for the maid female lead

Postby mudav » Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:11 pm

Hello~^*^
I'm currently watching Yi San and I LOVED the plot idea about King male lead falling for maid female lead <3333
I know that something like this is also in Dong Yi kdrama~
Maybe you would be able to advice me more series with a plot like this?

And I'm interested if there are historical kdramas with plots about arranged marriage~ When King has to marry some girl and he doesn't love her but the more they live together, the mor they are falling for each other:))) Something like in Goong but really historical~^*^

Thanks in advance~^*^

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Korean drama with setting in Josen period (list)

Postby MadaMag » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:27 am

Drama Wiki don't have search through genre, and I've come in love with Korean dramas that take place while Josen (joseon) period i.e. 1392-1897.

I don't like the earlier period, as I don't like great battles.
My favorites are Dong Yi and Yi San.

Drama:
    Dong Yi
    Yi San
    Dae Jang Geum
    Painter Of The Wind
    Strongest Chil Woo
    The Duo
    Tree With Deep Roots
    Warrior Baek Dong Soo
    Chuno - Slave Hunter
    Iljimae
    Damo

    The Return of Iljimae
    Hur Jun (Huh Joon)
    The King and I
    Merchant Kim Man Deok
    Jejoongwon
    Secret Investigation Record
Movies:
    Detective K: Secret Of Virtuous Widow
    The Divine Weapon


So, anyone who want / can help to expand this list?

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Postby kitty10 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:07 am

Dramas:
The Moon that Embraces the Sun
Sungkyunkwan Scandal
Sangdo
The Princess' Man
Warrior Baek Dong-soo
Byul Soon Geom (Chosun Police)

Film:
Gone with the Wind (Cha Tae-hyun)
Joseon’s Great Detective: Secret of the Wolfsbane (Kim Myung-min)
I Am the Joseon King (Lee Byung-heon)
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Postby MadaMag » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:59 am

Thanks,

Joseon’s Great Detective: Secret of the Wolfsbane and Detective K: Secret Of Virtuous Widow are two titles for the same movie.

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Postby MadaMag » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:53 pm

Ethlenn,
is it possible to add to the list in the first post alternative titles (Like Jewel in the Palace ect.)?
I find that list very useful, but sometimes a story is easier to find by it's alternative name.


Also, where can I watch Inspector Park Moon Soo?
I read about this historical character, and mahwa that are based on the legends about him, but I can't find the series. (It's not at licensed drama list either)

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inspector park moon

Postby wndrswan » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:29 pm

I will be releasing inspector park moon HQ encodes at a later date. But i believe there are very low quality rips out on the web.

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Postby Ethlenn » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:06 pm

MadaMag wrote:Ethlenn,
is it possible to add to the list in the first post alternative titles (Like Jewel in the Palace ect.)?
I find that list very useful, but sometimes a story is easier to find by it's alternative name.


I never bothered but will look into this. Some dramas are with alternative titles though.
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Postby Keiko1981 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:43 pm

MadaMag wrote:Ethlenn,
is it possible to add to the list in the first post alternative titles (Like Jewel in the Palace ect.)?
I find that list very useful, but sometimes a story is easier to find by it's alternative name.

You can search DramaWiki: http://wiki.d-addicts.com/
for information about Asian dramas.
Usually the original, English and alternative title(s) are written out there.
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