Soo (played byIU) is a lady in the trendyinternational alongsidecourting problems. She also briefly gets into the unluckyscenario of being in close proximity to a kid who can't swim yet come what may manages to make his way into improbably deep water without somebody noticing. From there, Soo is plunged into the Goryeo era, where the King's many children, as smartly as having horny baths together, also interact in main political plots. Prince Wook (played byKang Ha-neul) is the transparentinheritorobvious whilePrince So (played byLee Joon-ki) has a chronically bad attitude because ofearly life trauma.
Unlike maximum fourth dimensiontrip stories, Soo does now notseem equally herself yet rather as a pre-existing Goryeo lady. This finally ends upgrowing an atypical dual interpretation to lots of the scenes in"Scarlet Heart: Ryeo". From Soo's perspective, here's a goofy fish-out-of-water tale as Soo tries to figure out scenarios her personawill have to already be mindful of. From the standpoint of any other character, the volatile political query is of hugelylarger importance and Soo is simply a transient eccentric interruption.
I'll admit that as expository episodes pass this one is lovely good. We have already gotfairly much all of theknowledgevital to figure out what the overall stakes are. Soo is an overly incurious protagonist in terms ofit sounds as if random time travel. The time travel is less a plot instrument and more a wayto give an explanation for why there's alady at the royal Goryeo place of abode with a character and attitude so widely out of step with the local culture.
AdvertisementYet at times, this very eccentricity makes Soo look like an unwelcome interruption to a vintagehistoric drama story that is plenty appealingadequate to keep up a plot on its own merits. Goryeo dramas are ratherinfrequent in the Joseon-dominated Korean historical drama field, and"Scarlet Heart: Ryeo"consistently looks and sounds like a manufactured from a more brutish age. Note how very curt characters are with every other, irrespective oflegitimate rank.
The overall look, too, is extremely good. The costuming, makeup, and backdrop is constantly excellent, and directorKim Kyoo-taehas an excellent eye for the correct camera placement to turn this all off. Yet even here there are incessantly unwanted contemporary flourishes, the scary shakycam, for example, which most commonly serve to detract from the drama's robust points. I remain not sure as to how strong"Scarlet Heart: Ryeo"will be in the long run.
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