Suddenly we got so many subbers subbing Japanese dramas! I am stoked!!! When Bel convinced me that the subbers consistently subbing so that watchers like me could enjoy it again, I just could not contain my excitement. I missed watching Japanese dramas because they have great stories and plots are interesting and captivating. So I am back and you will see me blogging several Japanese dramas in the next few posts. Although I started my first watch with BG (reviews coming soon), I have to blog Repeat first since it is ending soon.
Oh.my.god! What a ride! This drama, a continuation from the first season Guardian of the Spirit, is better than the first one! I could not blog it while watching because I was totally invested in this season. As I was with the first season. This saga is too good to be missed. If you are a fan of taiga fantasy, this drama is for you. But really, if you haven’t seen the first season, you MUST watch it before you start on this one. Technically, you can still skip the first season but I feel it sets a tone for this season.
Right after I completed Guardian of the Spirit (season 1), Bel tweeted me that “you can lament with me that we have to wait until 2017 for the next season!” Shut the front door!!!! What???????? Next year? 2017? Why next year??? If High & Low could produce the next season immediately, why can’t Guardian of the Spirit??? Why the fudge, why? This can’t be happening to me!!! The show, obviously from my rant, is bloody awesome! Why can’t we have dramas like this? Seriously, this drama is so entertaining. I started two episodes last night, saw the third one in the wee morning and completed the final episode while having breakfast. Yeap, if I had my way, I would have watched all four episodes straight!
To be honest, this is my first Japanese fantasy drama. Guardian of the Spirit is an adaptation of manga and anime but I won’t check them out. I’m not interested. However, the way this season ended, I won’t be surprised if some fans may seek to read the manga to find the answer. Yes, I must warn you up front that season 1 ended with a major cliffhanger! My jaw was on the floor. I need season 2 now!
If you decided to watch Guardian of the Spirit, you will find that the storyline is common. Balsa, a female warrior was asked by the second Empress to take the second prince, Chagum, away from the empire. They initially met when Chagum fell into a river and Balsa was able to save him from drowning. Chagum bears the egg of the water spirit, hence, he is the Guardian of the Spirit. The Empress asked Balsa to take Chagum away and return the egg to its rightful owner. Balsa vowed to never kill so to protect Chagum makes her job twice harder. To protect the prince she may ends up hurting others which a no no to her. Because the Empress helped Chagum escape, the Emperor put her on house arrest. The Emperor then sent his assassins to kill his son!
So why the Emperor wanted to kill his son? He believed Chagum and the egg spirit were the reason for the drought, and by killing him, he would end the drought. Things like this make it so interesting. And hence, though the storyline is common and quite typical, the execution of this drama is superb! I’m so glad Bel suggested it. By 2017, I will be Elsa! I hope you get that joke *laughs*. I highly recommend this drama. The cliffhanger will make you want for more! Yes, I want more!!!!