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Thursday, July 30, 2009


Now that I've finished Cain and Abel (ending made me want to throw myself from a cliff. In the good way. So freaking sad.), I've decided to move on to the hit series called Iljimae (Eel-gee-mah). There are 20 episodes and since episode 8, it was the most watched show, being #1 with over 25% ratings (which is amazing.) Even better was that it experienced 31% ratings in the finale (Which is incredible).

Set during the Joseon Dynasty, Yong acted as a hooligan in the marketplace by day but at night he was a thief who robbed corrupted government officials to give to the poor. After each robbery he left behind a painting depicting a plum tree branch to make his mark and was thus named Iljimae. His main purpose was not so much to rob but to search for the owner of a specially designed sword which he saw as a child was used to kill his father, a loyal subject of the emperor. Eun Chae is a government official's daughter who despite her upbringing has a lot of empathy towards the poor. She met Iljimae by chance and couldn't help admiring him for what he stood for even though she had never seen his face.

It stars Lee Junki, one of the most popular and highly screened actors in South Korea, despite his young age of 27. Fans all over Asia are upset at recent events of Lee JunKi being listed in the army near the end of this year. However, it is mandatory for all South Korean males to serve a 2 year term. I hope that Lee Junki remains safe and that no harm comes to him.

Iljimae also stars Han Hyo Joo (famous for her role in Spring Waltz), Lee Young Ah and Park Shi Hoo (famous for his role in Delightful Girl Choon-hyang). I'll watch it now.

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