Dang, not only is this drama doing well domestically it’s also rocking on Netflix which has streaming rights. For the week of June 26th Alchemy of Souls reached 10th worldwide which is quite a feat considering it’s a sageuk which has less immediate lure than a modern show. I’m pleased to see Netflix actually promoting it with tweets and now also a gorgeous spread with four leads Lee Jae Wook, Minhyun, Jung So Min, and Shin Seung Ho. Everyone is acting their roles so well but the leads Lee Jae Wook and Jung So Min are especially standouts for the range they are delivering so far just four episodes in. Pathos and pretend are how they survive and yet their real emotions still seep out because they are just still kids and broken ones at that. I love their symbiotic relationship and can’t wait to see it grow stronger and more layered in coming episodes.