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The way they went from caring for each other to wishing one another’s death was just heart-breaking. I’ve seen multiple dramas with a good guy falling into the dark side but I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a good written and acted one. Shunji rescues him, and quickly bikes him out of the town center. The Bridal Mask appears as a Zorro-like figure who protects the people from the Japanese colonists’ oppression and abuse of power. The choreographies were really impressive without being unrealistic! Not only does the story provide historical information on how poorly the Koreans were treated back in the s, but they somehow successfully managed to make a purely tragic tale into an exciting one that people can really enjoy. My favourite part would be how Katsuyama protected Rie and how he saw her off in the end.

And then… Shunji arrives. And I so, so agree about how much fun it is to talk dramas with you, Kfangurl! My new wallpaper is that closing scene. But you know what they say about people being like tea bags. You are commenting using your WordPress. She really fell for him in Chuno. Learn more More Like This.

You can read the document hereif any of you is actually interested. Therein we see the difference in how the two men love Mok Dan. When she gets to the point in her career I do not think the past pain will back again to revied nations.

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Joo Won and Jin Se-yeon. Tragic, very very tragic. Gina September 10, at 2: Bridal Mask is the whole package, where the whole is greater than the sum. I don’t think this drama is saying nationalism. There’s two people who had the same level of smarts, leadership ability, and fighting ability, but based on their circumstances and their reactions to said circumstances, took completely different paths.

And despite knowing that that work could never be finished, he pledged his life to it anyway. Now, where were we? Dominique September 6, at 9: That woman not only loves Lee Kang To, but Gaksital too. They go right through the center of town… and straight for the police station.


In the past I have driven kms at a time through carpets of pink, yellow and white flowers for as far as the eye can see. I’m really sorry for this long post! I adored that scene, too. Watching those that I love be violated by the Japanese, how could I not feel rage? Loved your super in depth and lengthy review!

No one is portrayed as being evil simply for the sake of being evil. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Across the web forlorn voices can be heard, raised in one unending cry: They all did very well, though, and most of the secondary characters had some measure of dimension.

Ueno Hideki 28 dra,a, This s stuff felt unfamiliar and strange with its period bits side by side with more modern stuff. It was so intense! Think less, feel more?

What do I do? You share your power, and you keep fighting, even in the face of certain death. Rather, I argue that the fact should not be buried under the carpet simply because it is an inconvenient truth. Nine The Fangirl Verdict. The story flows along naturally.

Review: Gaksital [Bridal Mask] | The Fangirl Verdict

It was about salvaging himself, finding a way to go back to his old self, finding a way to live with himself. One day this girlie will get a real leading role. Like you said, it never felt like 28 episodes long. In fact, I just might do my 20th century research paper on the topic of the Occupation and Japan and Korea tension and the portrayal of history through a present-day media creation Gaksital, the drama.

He finally lets go. By the end of the drama, she is still as loyal to the resistance and even gives up her life to protect Kang To, who is not only the man she loves, but the hero of the people that she loves.


This is one of the most tear-jerking, and brilliantly written pieces of writing I’ve ever seen. Always one of my favorites. Archived from the original on Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Not love, but understanding. What did rrama think he could offer her in the end, really?

Welcome to the blog! In Joseon, there are countless Yang Baeks, and Dong-jins… and as many grains of sand as there are on a beach, there are Gaksitals. Even though she railed at Kang To for choosing to work for the Japanese, she still prayed for him, that he might become a good person: Count Lee was one of the most cartoonish among the characters in this show, and it was easy to dismiss him early on as just part of the intended comic relief.

Review: Gaksital [Bridal Mask]

I always find that it adds so much context when I understand the lyrics of songs, particularly in OSTs, coz the lyrics add layers of meaning to the scene that would otherwise be lost on me. He wails, his hands drenched in her blood. And maybe a part of him did, too that “alone? Ahn Suk Hwan as Count Lee Shi Young Count Lee was one of the most cartoonish among the characters in this show, and it was easy to dismiss him early on as just part of the intended comic relief.

Meanwhile, the good guys prepare to go into town. Wow, that finale was just EPIC to say the least! BetsyHp April 12, at 6: Shunji leads the imperial army and his own policemen, prepared to ambush the camp.