Here’s the drama that I love to the moon and beyond. I previously wrote about it here.
Shin Don is many things to me, but above all it is a love story. It is about a king’s love for a country that once abandoned him. It is about this king falling in love with a woman who should rightly be a foe. It is about this woman loving him back with a devotion and ferocity that will rip your heart out. (And dang, just writing the above line brings instant tears. When will I ever recover from you, Shin Don?)
It is about a charlatan monk, with a wretched past, who will lay down his life for his king. It is about the monk’s sharp-tongued master, who sees beyond the visceral, who makes my heart hurt because I love him so much. It is a tale peopled by characters so flawed, so human, so unforgettable your heart soars when you see them in another drama.
Shin Don is the drama of my heart, period, and I would like to share it with you. Eternal gratitude to MisterX, who became a fansubs translator specifically for Shin Don. I owe you, sir. Hugs and cyber-chocolate for Julie, who came to my rescue and saved me from going bald after I failed repeatedly to upload Episodes 6-7, 9, and 11-14. I was ready to give up but your help made this post possible. Thank you.
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