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[Drama Review] 'Scarlet Heart: Ryeo' - Episode 3

By eric_r_wirsing   Thursday, September 1, 2016   54,468   6,745   16



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"What's wrong?"
"I think I left the oven on..."

The assassination attempt stops the abdication for now. Wook talks So down and says they need to work together to find the killers. The evil queen Sinmyeongsunseong (say that three times fast) rages that her assassination attempt failed -- she wants one of her sons on the throne. So interrogates Hae Soo about what she saw in the forest; she mentions the assassin wore fur. Prince Yo wore fur during the ritual. Hmmm... It appears that Lady Soo has more than one admirer, as Prince Baek Ah tells her "you know how I feel about you." Hae Soo is falling for the lady's hubby, too. An autopsy reveals the dead assassins have no tongues, and that is the punishment for fallen monks.

Proper cleansing is necessary for a good complexion.

And this is where it gets fun. So tracks down the monks and slaughters them, their sword skills no match for his. The action sequence here was just amazing -- when So swings his blade people die. The crew definitely have a flair for the action sequences here. It's definitely well-filmed, and the music is rousing -- it seems as if So has his own theme song. Not only that, in a nod to video games, So had to face off against a mini-boss at the end of his fight. This show is definitely hitting all the right areas for me.

But the tension doesn't let up there. The end has one of the more dramatic scenes I've seen in a drama. Queen Sinmyeongsunseong is startled awake by a shadowy figure, blood dripping from the sword used to kill the assassins. Prince So steps forward and an ominous grin slowly spreads across his face. Yeah, everything about that scene was awesome. Only now I have to wait 'til next week to find out what happens.

How they achieved the v-shape in the Goryeo Era.

I think the contrast between the leads is fun. Hae Soo mentions her heart is split in two -- which could mean between the two leads. Problem is that I can't see it. If one guy is scary and makes you cry and the other is handsome and kind, which one are you going to pick? I don't see how those two are going to get together at all unless So is re-banished from the city and there's an abduction scene.

Still, all in all, a very satisfying drama. The characters are coming more into their own, particularly this episode, making us care about the others just a bit more. I really can't wait to find out what's going to happen between the Fourth Prince and Mom though. Wow!




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JamlessCookies Saturday, September 3, 2016

Lee Jun Ki is seriously saving this drama with his skilled and charismatic acting.

yona_yona Saturday, September 3, 2016

thank you for the review.  I love your comments below each pictures.. I like this chinese version of this drama and wow.. Junki is in it.  what more can I ask for..

Claunalisee88 Friday, September 2, 2016

love this drama, can't stop listening the ost !!

MollyMia Friday, September 2, 2016

in the chinese version, "hae soo/ruoxi" and 4th prince got together mainly because of her knowledge in history. she knew 4th will eventually become the King, hence she treated him better... which cause him to take interest in her... and so on. but in the korean version, i really wonder how will they mash hae soo and 4th together when they totally started off at the worst note and hae soo knows next to nothing about goryeo history.

marisara24 Thursday, September 1, 2016

This drama is awesome! Jun Ki is so handsome and manly! His action scenes are impressive and his fierce characterization is driving the drama to great hights. Can't wait for the next episode! 😀❤️

lulu9992 Thursday, September 1, 2016

can't wait for ep 4 the drama so amazing can't wait

ROXX25 Thursday, September 1, 2016

please someone know how much episodes are every week ?

LoveIU4everr Thursday, September 1, 2016

One episode each every Monday and Tuesday's.

ROXX25 Thursday, September 1, 2016

this drama  make me impatient every week is so long, have a beautiful plot and is too funny ,  seriously this episode was the best , i can´t wait for monday

MyTwoCent Thursday, September 1, 2016

i figured it was the third prince and mommy dearest who schemed the assassination from ep 1.  lol its always a a close family member or confidant in these korean history dramas..and rule #1 in any whodunit shows...the baddie is always introduced from the very beginning.  anyhooz..i am loving this drama from ep 1.

annabeee Thursday, September 1, 2016

People are complaining about 4th being too violent with Hae Soo but I gotta point out that there is nothing romantic between them yet and he doesn't even remotely like her in any way. The only thing there is curiosity and tension, which is always what catapults into an intense love in Kdramas. 8th is already doomed as second lead just from the episodes so far, being too perfect and too kind and too loving. That's never a good sign in Kdrama lmao. Bring on the politics, that's what I live for in these types of dramas. :D

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