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    [Discussion] A Korean Odyssey

    Title: 화유기 / A Korean Odyssey
    Also known as: Hwayuki
    Chinese Title: 花遊記
    Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Comedy
    Episodes: 16 (To Be Confirmed)
    Broadcast network: tvN
    Broadcast period: 2017-Dec-23 to 2018-Feb-11
    Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:00


    This Hong sisters drama is a reinterpretation of classic chinese novel “Journey to the West” into the present days with a romantic-fantasy twist. The story depicts the journey of seeking true light in the dark world of 2017 where the evil gods are widespread.

    In 2017, Son Oh Gong (Lee Seung Ki) and King Wooma (Cha Seung Won) are in conflict with each other and they look for a true light in a dark world where evils exists everywhere.


    Main Cast

    Lee Seung Ki as Son Oh Gong
    Cha Seung Won as King Wooma
    Oh Yeon Seo as Jin Sun Mi
    – Kal So Won as Jin Sun Mi (young)
    Lee Hong Ki as P.K
    Jang Kwang as Yoon Dae Sik

    Supporting Cast

    Song Jong Ho as Kang Dae Sung
    Lee El as Ma Ji Young
    Lee Se Young as Bong Soon
    Kim Sung Oh as Lee Han Joo
    Sung Hyuk as General Dong
    Sung Ji Roo as Soobori
    Yoon Bo Ra as Alice
    Kang Sung Pil


    Kim Ji Soo as Na Chal Nyeo

    Production Credits

    Director: Park Hong Kyun
    Screenwriters: Hong Jung Eun, Hong Mi Ran


    – Park Bo Geum was offered a lead role, but declined.

    – Choo Ja Hyun was originally cast in the role of Na Chal Nyeo, but had to be replaced by Kim Ji Soo due to pregnancy.

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    " While this is a highly anticipated Hong Sisters-drama, the question is if it will be available to watch at all for people not living in the Korean or Netflix/Viki-spheres."
    I posted this a few hours ago. Not true, it is there !

    ( First episode had high ratings, but the second episode was a wreck according to the Soompi-forums. Mainly commercials. TvN has promised to air that one again later this week )
    Last edited by hankk; 12-24-2017 at 06:32 PM.

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    I've just watched first episode.
    It was good.
    Episodes are very long 1 h 26 min.
    I started watching because I wanted to see Lee Hong Ki in drama.
    I know he isn't main character but it's ok.

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    Sounds interesting.
    I'll wait until more episodes have aired.

  6. #5
    Episode 2 was long too, but it wasn't boring.
    I like the OST too.

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    Certain things are a given when watching a Hong Sisters' drama: There are some things going on between a young woman and a young man, at least one of them not really "from this planet". Usually in a mild comical-horror style.
    But eventually it will happen, things start to swirl and puts you on the edge of the chair, trying to find out what is happening all at once.
    Great first two episodes !

    ( There seem to have been some accidents while filming the second episode, causing some delays in broadcasting. )

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    Ep. 3
    was more like horror

    Still too many questions.

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    Ep. 4
    So funny episode.
    All things with zombie girl and chat group.
    Oh Yeon Seo looked very beautiful in red dress.

    Sad ending. Something bad will happen.

    I love OST

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    Looking back to My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho, we remember that as a funny fantasy romance with some mild horror-elements.
    But even there, those "mild" horror elements were pretty effective, even if lasting only a second or two.
    The Hong Sisters's style...
    Here, the horror is getting more intens, specially because it is linked to today's reality.
    And that still does not give any clue to where this story might be going

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    I couldn't help myself - I watched episode 1 and really enjoyed it.
    Not very many episodes have aired yet, so I will try hard not to binge-watch it.

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