The Irony: Jang Ok Jung vs. Gu Family Book

For the past few weeks, I’ve mentioned numerous times about how much I loved Jang Ok Jung, how much that I find the drama absolutely stunning and beautiful. I’ve also mentioned about my disappointment with Gu Family Book.

How ironic is it now that halfway through both drama’s run, my thoughts & views have changed completely.

I don’t like the direction of JOJ right now, because it seems like Ok Jung is slowly becoming evil. I know that she’s turning that way to live, but even in Dong Yi, the character Ok Jung was not evil from the start. I thought this drama promised the viewers to give a different perspective of Jang Ok Jung’s character. So naturally, I would think that she won’t be evil.

I thought that the drama will show that she’s being innocent all the way, and that the people around her is what make her seems “evil”. I wanted her to be good all the way – because that’s what I thought being different from the rest of the Jang Ok Jung.

However, sadly I have no idea why Ok Jung is hating on the Queen so much. I understand that she hates Queen Mother, but I really don’t know why she tries to make the Queen jealous. She was after all once the girl who made sure the King visited the first Queen on her deathbed. As a woman herself, she should be able to know how much pain the Queen is in.

I don’t hate the show entirely right now, I’m just sad at how things are turning into right now. Let’s hope it redeems itself soon.

As for Gu Family Book, I’m surprised at how quick the latest few episodes have been. It seems like the first half of the show was a drag, and now things are finally moving along. I’m glad that Wol Ryung’s back, and I’m surprised that both him & Kang Chi are aware of each other’s relationship before they even have a face off physically.

Chung Jo is finally turning into a gisaeng after turning her back on Kang Chi, and Taeso finally goes undercover. All of these should have happened faster – but it’s better late than never.

The biggest surprise was that Seohwa is still alive! And she’s got evil dude in her hands!

I thought that she was dead for sure, and there had been no talks that she will survive. I was only looking forward to Wol Ryung’s return. However, I’m very pleased with this. I do not like Lee Yeon Hee personally – but her character could come in useful in making Wol Ryung into back who he was.

Anyway, now that Wol Ryung’s back to kill everyone, and Seowa’s back for revenge – it seems like I’m in for a fun ride in future.


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