Tag: Emperor of the Sea

Emperor of the Sea: Episode 2

Two episodes in and I know I don’t want to marathon this drama in a hurry. I want to savor it slowly, like one drinking in the view from a mountain peak. The cinematography blows me away. From the arid plains in Episode 1 to the verdant hills in Episode 2, I lose count of… Read More ›

Emperor of the Sea: Episode 1

Why an older drama like Emperor of the Sea? Isn’t that a 2004 production? Guilt, first of all. That three-volume set sitting on the shelf and looking all forlorn whenever I walk past. How many years has it sat there? And giddy anticipation. Because ever since I found this when I was looking for a… Read More ›

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 5): 2004

  Ah, this was the year where I tipped over the edge into full-blown K-addiction. Prior to that I was just an innocent hanger-on (this post explains the six stages of K-addiction; hanger-on is the second stage). But everything changed in 2004. I learned to download a drama for the first time, albeit with much hair-pulling, and I also… Read More ›