I’m starting to get wistful over Joseon Gunman heading into the second-to-last week of its run. Thanks to Iron Man this drama got a 2-episode extension to end next week at episode 22 rather than saying farewell this week already. I’m quite pleased with everything about JG even including the extension which hasn’t sapped the energy away from the story as far as I’m concerned. I don’t think I’m looking at this drama with rose-tinted glasses simply because I love Lee Jun Ki, all my love for him couldn’t keep me going with Arang and the Magistrate which felt more like world building without any real narrative momentum until the very end. JG has been good from the get go and continues to deliver solid storytelling. I’m a bit sad more people aren’t watching since it’s more fun to have chat groups but I’m just grateful I get a good drama to recap that have an OTP that I love played by two actors I adore.
The new stills and preview are out for episode 19 and this drama doesn’t seem ready to slow down one bit. Yoon Kang goes from being on the good side of the royals to being on their bad side for inconveniently NOT being okay with their acceptance of murdering bastard Merchant Choi. I love my boy’s morals and conviction, I hate that the royals have none when essentially both Yoon Kang and Soo In lost their respective fathers for those a bunch of self-serving tools. JG is way more fun when Yoon Kang is on the run since he’s always finding ways out of a bind and I’m constantly amused and impression with how he drop kicks or shoots his way out of a tight spot. I also need him and Soo In to be in dire straights because maybe that will spur them on to take their relationship to the next level. You know, the whole “we might die soon so let’s get busy now while we still can” option? I know he’s a gentleman and she’s a lady and this is Joseon and all, but these two have so much chemistry and love for each other, can we just dial up the romance at the same time the story heads towards yet another potential revolution brewing.
Preview for episode 19: