Where do I even begin? Should I start with yet another daily drama this year? *facepalm*. Yes, I am addicted with dailies. And this my….. Wow, I lost count already. I usually watch maximum 2 dailies in a year. I have now exceeding 4 dailies now. I don’t know what it is with dailies but the plots seem to be moving smoothly and in order most of the time. They are so engaging and fascinating to watch. And with King’s Daughter? This is my first sageuk daily drama! Yes, you heard it! Sageuk daily! I don’t know about you but I’m super proud of myself! I never thought I would watch a daily sageuk drama since I’m not a sageuk fan at all! Ooooh by the way, this is my third sageuk drama for my 2014 sageuk resolution. I will do my review for my second sageuk drama soon.
Again, I’m watching King’s Daughter on Bel’s recommendation. She loved the show so much and I can see why… When I started, I really can’t and don’t wanna quit. If I could marathon it all day and night, I would. Sure, that is the dream but real life always giving me a hard time and I get sidetracked with my watch list. This 108 episode drama seems too long by regular viewers’ standard. But believe me, I saw 74 episodes within a week! It’s not hard to watch, really. It’s so breeze you won’t even notice the time. Like me. I purposely put it on hold so I can write this review. If I don’t, this post will be a “Just Watched” post and I do not want that… I love giving my two cents mid review. I find it exhilarating and fulfilling this way…
Back with the King’s Daughter. I find this drama easy to watch because the political elements was kept to the minimum. As far as I know, I don’t see much that would hurt my head. And to be honest, the angst is bearable unless the craziness starts from ep 75 onwards. The story started back when the King Muryeong was the General for the late King DongSung. The late King and Muryeong were cousins. The King loved to send Muryeong to battle as he gets things done. Chae Hwa is Muryeong’s lover and the daughter of Baek-Ga, one of the minister in DongSung’s administration. One day, DongSun was ambushed and trusted Muryeong to take the throne as the throne itself is belong to Muryeong, according to DongSung. Sadly, Baek Ga was accused on the plot for killing the King (Baek Ga IS behind it after all) and was ordered to be arrested and beheaded. This included Chae-Hwa as well. At the time, Muryeong did not that Chae Hwa is pregnant with his child. He had told that Baek Ga is a traitor the late King and hence he and his daughter must be wiped out. Baek Ga killed himself to save his dignity, as told by Muryeong, but Chae Hwa escaped the fire when the house was burned to down. She was saved by Goo Cheon, her home slave who has been loving her all his life.
Long story short, Chae Hwa give birth to Seolnan aka Su Baek Hyang (name given by Muryeong if he ever have a daughter). Knowing how her life will never be the same, Chae Hwa eventually accepted Goo Cheon as her life partner and later give birth to another daughter named Seolhee. The sisters grew up well despite the lackness in their household. Goo Cheon is mute and deaf so he relies on his sight heavily to communicate. I do not know his background much by I think he was once a warrior but decided to choose a different path for his life. Anywho, the girls grew up in a loving household. However, Seolhee is not happy and satisfied with her living environment. One day, their home was attacked and the mission of the attackers was to wipe out the entire family. It was the work of Jin Moo, Muryeong’s son. When Muryeong took the throne, he swap his son with the Crown Prince. The reason: to have the real Crown Prince get his opportunity to take the throne once the King is retired but his decision to swap the children backfired him later on. Only one person knows his secret and he’s keeping his mouth tight on this. Jin Moo was never interested in anything but girls but his mind was poisoned by another minister. He’s certainly not ambitious to pursue but play along with the game. Myungnong, the Crown Prince, is extremely educated and has the quality of a leader.
When the girls home was attacked, their father was left to die and they escaped with their injured mom. But when their mom about to die, she confessed the truth about Seolnan to to the wrong daughter. Seolhee took the opportunity to run away from Seolnan and went to King Muryeong and claimed that she is Seolnan. Seolnan eventually caught up with Seolhee and was shocked that she’s the princess now and Seolnan is the court maid. At the end of episode 74, Seolnan came back from the work mission signed by the Crown Prince and found that she is the King’s daughter, not Seolhee. I now can’t wait how the story will unravel from now on… While all this going on, the Crown Prince is actually falling for Seolnan. He loves her determination, her attentive and her loveliness. Jin Moo on the other hand, doesn’t have interest with Seolhee but because his mind is no longer his, he approached her with an intention that he is interested with her. King Muryeong is very nervous with Jin Moo’s interest on his princess thinking that they are siblings. See what did I tell ya that his decision will backfire him one day? This is the part!
I’m 34 episodes away to finish this drama. I can easily do it in days if I want to but I’m going to drag it out a bit. The romance between Seolnan and Crown Prince is too beautiful. I am sooooo shipping them! It is out of this world beautiful. So many things I want to pour my heart out into this post but frankly, I rather see you watching it… This 2013/2014 drama is a must watch. I really want to know how the kind hearted Seolnan deals with her greedy ambitious sister. And also, I want to know how their secrets get reveal and how King Muryeong take the truth. How are their fate in the future? How will their love blossoms? All these will be answered in the next 34 episodes. I’m ready to roll! Are you? Come and watch King’s Daughter with me!