I remember the rise of the fusion youth sageuk in the early 2010’s, I would probably pin it around The Moon Embraces the Sun and perhaps foreshadowed by Dong Yi. The latter had a male lead king in his thirties but the female lead was very young and played young onscreen while the former had a super young male lead as the king but was supposed to be older onscreen. Prior to that sageuks were serious stuff and kings were all old dudes and even the princes were thirty-something manly guys for the most part. But with the rise of pretty boy sageuks now it feels like been there done that. When I see the latest poster for Our Blooming Youth with Park Hyung Sik and Jeon So Nee it’s like plucked out of the same/similar scene from easily a half dozen romance sageuks in the last few years. And even with a gender reversed one recently. With that said, if done right I still looooooove it and swoon at all the right beats. Please be that done right one to start of 2023 right for me!
Is Hong Gil-dong not a fusion sageuk? I don’t know for me it’s more fusion than Dong-yi. Oooor Sungkyunkwan Scandal. How come you mentioned Dong-yi and not Sungkyunkwan Scandal? So scandalous 😂😂.
But out of all fusion sageuk, I hate that one with Park Bo-gum in it. I just can’t watch him in video form. There’s something weird about his mouth and the way his smiling and it’s so distracting. I can never finish Hello Monster because of this! 😩😭
you have to concentrate on the upper half of his face. that’s the only way I can finish any of his dramas.
I don’t know why I can never watch crossdressing dramas. Like that person’s build is small and face so feminine…how can people not aware that person is a girl?
One thing I like from Forbidden Marriage when the King took Sorang when he went hunting and disguised her as guard but the ministers instantly recognise her lol.
This gives me so much love in the moonlight feels with the cross dress eunuch and crown prince. And it’s one of my fav sageuk because of bogum and yoojung and I wish this one will be good too
I’m looking forward to this one!