I thought the days of super outlandish melo was over but here we are at the end of 2018 with An Empress’s Dignity (The Last Empress). It’s apparently so over-the-top with cartoonish villains and candy heroines and also the most polar opposite physical character transformation in like ever. Male lead Choi Jin Hyuk didn’t appear onscreen right away but his character of Na Wang Sik did, only played by character actor Tae Hang Ho. He gets hit by the bus of tragedy and loss and turns to revenge, and in order to do so he cuts his hair and trains like a mother%&#*@ and in the process morphs from Tae Hang Ho into Choi Jin Hyuk, pecs, abs, and all. Ah, the joy of watching K-drama logic in visual glory, who cares if it makes sense. I would have bought a soul-switch more actually lol. But I guess this level of nonsense is what makes the drama fun to watch as its currently leading the Wed-Thurs ratings for the prime time dramas and neck-to-neck with tvN‘s quiet slow melo-romance Encounter.