Downside of a live shoot is the inevitable delay of any previews week-to-week. The upside might be that any preview that comes out suddenly seems chock full of goodies. It’s weird how I know The Moon that Embraces the Sun is not a good sageuk by any measure of expected quality, yet I’m pretty hooked on the central love story. I dislike the excess use of fate and the assertion that neither Yang Myung nor Hwon appears to be able to let a supposed dead Yeon Woo go in their hearts, but I do love a thwarted love story getting a second chance to blossom. Watching the preview, I feel like my prediction that Yang Myung would get many more scenes with Wol in the drama than he did in the book is coming true. Sometimes I wish Yeon Woo had felt something for Yang Myung as well, to make the love triangle a bit more compelling. But alas, that is not the case.
Preview for episode 9:
[Credit to tonightstays for the upload]