The movie gods clearly know how to whet my appetite for upcoming sageuk movie The Joseon Magician – more Yoo Seung Ho, please! The movie is part Joseon era royal politics and part road trip romance movie, with Go Ara‘s Joseon princess traveling to the Qing dynasty for her arranged marriage only to encounter love along the way with a traveling magician played by Yoo Seung Ho. It’ll be nice to have a sageuk movie not set primarily in the confines of the palace, and also less about plotting for the throne and more Joseon class romance obstacles.
It’s also funny seeing the official movie stills of the two leads side-by-side, confirming the brilliance of casting two of Korean ents well known coveted small faces to romance each other. The Korean public’s fixation on small v-shaped faces befuddles me, and has created the jaw shaving horror that is befalling too many stars, but when it’s all-natural as with Yoo Seung Ho and Go Ara, then I do get the hype over their prettiness. So so pretty indeed. I hope the princess picks the magician and the ending doesn’t end up with him six feet under and her in a loveless Qing marriage with language barriers.