I have never been so disappointed in a Saguek this bad, especially so when it involves such awesome *actors (*by actors, I just mean everyone generally, include actresses).
I don’t know how we all got into this mess, and I’m so frustrated watching Empress Ki right now. Where has all my love for this drama disappeared to? Probably the grave, along with El Temor. Empress Ki has been so absurd for the past few episodes, I don’t even know why I’m still watching this drama.
For a drama which started out being so awesome, I don’t even know what to make out of this drama right now. I hate Ta Hwan right now, I’m irritated with Seung Nyang, and I don’t even know the purpose of Wang Yu anymore. Someone, quickly end this drama for me.
THOUGHTS & DISCUSSION
Okay – so Maha has died. And CAN SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT IS HIS PURPOSE IN THIS DRAMA?! If he was a plot device for Empress Dowager to plot against Seung Nyang, they could have used the fact that she was from Goryeo and just oppose her and her son like what they did. Technically, Maha wasn’t even needed in this whole mess. I believe Seung Nyang had enough reasons to vow revenge, even without the ‘death’ of Byul (Maha).
Right now, Ta Hwan is supporting Bayan and giving him so much power – and he’s having dreams of Seung Nyang killing him. This change of Ta Hwan is too sudden, and it’s just ridiculous. Basically, after being fooled by reading so-called letters of Seung Nyang and Wang Yu, he practically went nuts by himself.
His mistrust of Seung Nyang is making me so frustrated, I feel like pulling his hair and yanking him against the wall. If the writers wanted to make Ta Hwan grow apart from Seung Nyang – they could have used many other ways to do so, rather than just lame fake letters and dreams.
And bad-ass Seung Nyang now no longer appears in front of Ta Hwan. She’s only bad-ass and cool in front of everyone else, but in front of Ta Hwan, she’s no longer the bad-ass Seung Nyang. I wished she shouted at Ta Hwan for not trusting her, and for sarcastically talking to her at times. But she just takes it in, and yeah, I’m flipping tables at both of them.
And don’t even mention Wang Yu. He’s been made a fool out of the writers, seriously. Giving his throne, and taking it back, then trying to kill him – I don’t even know why he’s in the drama anymore.
Now, I just wished that El Temor never died, Empress Tanashiri was still alive, and I would gladly just watch them fight each other, rather than this big mess I’m watching right now.
This drama doesn’t even deserve to be called from having the inspiration from the real Empress Gi. It has moved away from actual history and it’s just so absurd, I can’t even talk about it any more without pouring out my endless complains.
And this drama being the ratings winner for the drama-timeslot, is such a disappointment, because clearly the other dramas airing at the same timeslot is much better.
And can we just remind ourselves that this drama won awards at the MBC Drama Awards for 2013, when the drama barely started airing? Yeah – I wish they could take back those awards given. This drama doesn’t deserve them.
I feel bad for the actors though – even when the dramas are so absurd, they have to keep acting and doing their best. Oh wells.