I saw this official music video for the Gu Family Book OST song “Love Hurts” earlier in the day and I almost cried. I was amazed by how invested I was in Wol-ryung’s and Seo-hwa’s love story and I started getting nervous about today’s episode.
Watch for yourself if you dare. There are scenes from today’s episode, I assume, and I think it’s going to be pretty heart breaking.
I thought about the violence and cruelty in yesterday’s episode and I realized, it is pretty normal for a sageuk, but I was unprepared for it because all I was thinking was, “A Lee Seung-gi and Suzy” drama. I actually didn’t even read any character descriptions or synopsis for this drama before I began yesterday because I have been so busy so everything was pretty much a huge surprise.
And the biggest surprise? Choi Jin Hyuk. Is all I have to say.
I remember my hands shaking like this when I live recapped the last episode of Faith. Oh my. Nervous but excited!
***About the “Gu Family Book”: The title refers to a legendary book said to be passed down through the gumiho line. The book was supposedly written by Hwanwoong, the god who came down to earth and founded Korea, to give the animal spirits the chance to become human.
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My drama backlog was paralyzing me. It was enough to have keep up with the three major broadcasting companies (MBC, SBS, KBS) but now with cable dramas stepping up their game, I was feeling completely overwhelmed.
So many dramas were sitting unwatched until I had a conversation with my mother yesterday. She told me Ghost (SBS), starring So Ji Sub and Lee Yeon Hee, was good. That was a recommendation I didn’t expect at all. My mother does not normally watch the thriller-mystery genre so to have her recommend it to me was a convincing selling point. She also said that So Ji Sub’s acting was good. I like So Ji Sub a lot and I think he is a good actor but I was getting tired of his dark and angsty projects that only ask for one emotion from the actor. So this drama wasn’t high on my priority list but thanks to my mother, I found that this drama isn’t that kind of drama. And now I’m hooked.