My Opinion : ILJIMAE

Beware : This entry was written by someone who never watched a historical drama in full. But somehow she made an exception because of the cast of this drama and she has a big crush on Lee Jun Ki. lol. And she watched the last remaining two three episodes after reading a lot of reactions and write ups about the ending. haha.

Everybody is talking about Lee Jun Ki’s Iljimae. So it reminded me that I never wrote about one of the best action Kdrama that I have watched. A drama that endeared me and made me an LJK fan. lol. The thing is, I don’t really watched action movie unless it is an American movie. At first I was hesitant to watch because, one it is ACTION, second I remember how annoyed I was in LJK’s appearance in My Girl. I don’t like his hair there.

The Ending of ILJIMAE

And so many are complaining about the ending. Don’t ask me yet how I feel because I haven’t watched it so I cannot give my review. I have just been reading a lot of comments and violent reactions (lol!). Some don’t understand the ending, maybe because there weren’t English subs available yet. This drama is creating an uproar not only on Korea but around the world.

At the time of writing, here are the english subs that are available in online video streaming sites that I frequent :

AZNV has until Episode 14 of Iljimae with English subs however you will need to play the vids via VLC

..this series is currently airing in Korea and how I wish we have SBS in our cable. Even if I don’t understand Korean language I still can see Lee Jun Ki. lol!

I am not a big fan of historical drama. Truth is I cannot tolerate Dae Jang Geum / Jewel In The Palace. I just can’t watch it. But with Iljimae I am making an exception since its LJK. hehe!

Here is the synopsis from DramaWiki :

On Local TV

Last week, I felt the urged to avoid my laptop and sit in front of the tv. At first, I appreciated the Playhouse Disney programs and then just switched on our local tv station when its time for news. I don’t know what got into me but I started watching programs besides the news. Oh welll, I always watch Singing Bee everyday (yeah, really!) but afterwards I switched the tv off and we’ll be heading off to bed. So for a change I stayed to watch LOBO and MY GIRL. While watching TV Patrol to My girl here are some snippets that stuck into my mind.

My new crush

In the past I had big crushes on celebrities. Okay, only a few. Gio Alvarez (my high school crush during his ANG TV days) Alvin Patrimonio (my college crush), Bamboo Manalac and Matt Damon (both are my forever crush). lol! I thought I was way pass having celebrity crushes until I started watching again. No, not on TV. Because if its on TV, I might say I have a crush on Handy Manny or Bob the Builder. haha! Yeah, our tv has only one channel. But when its time for the news I tuned in to ABS so that I got an idea what’s happening in the outside world.