Tag: Dae Jang Geum

Sageuk Awards

Was it six years ago? A man and a woman at night, she bleeding from a wound on her shoulder, he tending so gently to the wound. Their voices are as soft as the breeze is light. As they walk home afterwards, cherry blossoms flutter around them, like a million pink and white lights aglow… Read More ›

Best and Worst Dramas (Part 6): 2003

  This was supposed to be a five-part series… until I saw the list of 2003 dramas. How can I skip the year that produced the first drama that nearly drowned me? I drooled, I wept, I was becoming dehydrated! (Thank you, Damo. I owe you.) At some point it will end, but for now… Read More ›

Dae Jang Geum truisms

Anyone who’s both a kdrama addict and an idiom collector should watch Dae Jang Geum (a.k.a. Jewel in the Palace, 2003). In every intrigue-packed episode there’s a proverb to ponder and a lesson to learn. Just take a look at these truisms from the drama. Travel light unless you are the king. On my last… Read More ›