Next was “My Girl” in 2008. I watched it because of Lee Jun Ki, who had left me an impression when he came to here to promote his film “King and the Clown” in 2006. It was featured in an article on the local paper. The story seemed unusual as it is about the story of an abnormal relationship between the King and the beautiful clown played by Lee Jun Ki, who has an exquisite look. I enjoyed watching the drama as there is good chemistry between the two leads Lee Dong Wook and Lee Da Hae.
Then came “The Legend” in August. I have always like the stories based on Greek and Roman mythologies. This is a story about the reincarnated son of the heavenly god, the god-chosen king, his four guardians from heaven and his love relationships with the reincarnated fire-goddess and her sister, the reincarnated earthly wife of the son of the heavenly god. It’s interesting as there is a mix of mythical and magical elements in a historical setting. My heart went to the poor fire-goddess who had missed out on the love with the son of the heavenly god in the past and once again could not spent much happy times with her beloved in the current life. I think she is really unfortunate and it’s a sad life for her. I am a little confused though about the phoenix and the fire element in the story. There are also the fight for control and power between the princes and conquests to unite all the tribes.
And the OST – A Thousand Years Love Song was sung by TVXQ. I didn’t know TVXQ then, but the song is nice and kind of sad. It suited the story in the drama well.
The main casts: Bae Yong Joon, Lee Ji Ah and Moon So Ri
After watch this drama, I understand why Bae Yong Joon is so popular.