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My Country eps 3 & 4 Discussion Post

PLOT: Set during the end of the Goryeo period to the early Joseon period. Two friends aim their swords against one another due to differences in opinion about "my country."

Seo Hwi (Yang Se-Jong) is a warrior. His father Seo Geom is a famous commander. Seo Hwi does not compromise when it comes to injustice. His life devolves into a hellish existence, but he still holds a smile.

Nam Sun-Ho (Woo Do-Hwan) is smart and a talented figure. Because his mother was born into the lowest class, Nam Sun-Ho is looked down upon by other people. He wants to pass the military service examination. Due to a corruption scandal involving his father, Nam Sun-Ho loses his dream. Making things worse, he comes into conflict with Seo Hwi over a misunderstanding.

CAST: Yang Se Jong (as Seo Hwi), Woo Do Hwan (as Nam Sun Ho), Kim Seol Hyun (as Han Hee Jae), Jang Hyuk (as Lee Bang Won), Kim Young Chul, Ahn Nae Sang, Park Ye Jin, Ji Seung Hyun, In Gyo Jin, Jo Yi Hyun, Yoo Oh Sung, Jang Young Nam, Lee Yoo Joon, Kim Jae Young, Kim Seo Kyung, Lee Seung Chul, Hong Ji Yoon, Lee Hyun Kyun, Kim Dong Won, Kim Min Ho, Kim Dae Gon

Director: Kim Jin-Won
Writer: Chae Seung-Dae
Network: JTBC
Release Date: October 4, 2019
Runtime: Friday & Saturdays 23:00

SOURCE: Image and drama information from Asianwiki

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The bromance is so strong! Such beautiful friendship but also really heartbreaking. My heart breaks every time Yang Sejong cries as his emotional scenes are so convincing I cry with him.
babyjenkski 13th-Oct-2019 11:01 am (UTC)
I just want to say that the story telling is so beautiful and that the acting is perfect in my books. I haven't felt so much love for a sageuk starting from the first episode since Six Flying Dragons (I haven't had the chance to watch Tree With Deep Root, I plan to. Soon.).

I've enjoyed other sageuks like Ruler (Master of the Mask), Rebel (Thief who stole the people), Moon Embracing the Sun, Sungkyunkwan Scandal, Moonlight Drawn by Clouds, and Empress Ki. "My Country" is just a different level. I've watched each episode like 2 to 3 times already lol its that interesting for me. I really hope it's able to maintain the good story telling but I'm positive it will. Yang Sejong, Woo Dohwan and Jang Hyuk are doing well. Some hardcore sageuk fans are saying that Yang Sejong and Woo Dohwan are not so good delivering their lines (something to do with their enunciation) but its not something that has affected how I view their acting. Kim Young-Chul as the general is sooooo imposing. I am at awe how he's able to do that on screen.

Ooopppps I've said too much. I just love this show!
lostintheechoes 13th-Oct-2019 07:00 pm (UTC)
i love this show. i'm sucker for period dramas in any language anyways, but i love this show. scandal, corruption, fighting, emotional drama, great eye candy. good stuff.

[spoiler]yeah, i cried when yeon showed up and didn't know her brother.that girls been through so much. i have such emotion from it. ♥ i'm hoping she gets her memories back.
love_keiko 13th-Oct-2019 10:58 pm (UTC)
i feel like the first 2 episodes hooked me more than this next set but i'm committed either way haha.

great story + hot leads = win win for us all.

i do wish they would spend more time developing their female characters, esp hee jae who spends much of 3 & 4 just popping up where they need her to be. developing her relationship with the general's wife would've been interesting to see. they've also tossed yeon out the storyline by having her forget her brother so now we're looking at a straight up sausage fest. personally, i think that's a shame given how great both of those characters were in ep 1 & 2.
babyjenkski 14th-Oct-2019 02:24 am (UTC)
Episodes 1 and 2 started off so well!

Yep...this is going to be a sausage fest (the cast is 20% femaile). But I still believe that Hee Jae has an important role in the story. As for Yeon, I think they'll use her to have Hwi follow Nam Jeon's orders.
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