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The Magician (Joseon Magician) Movie Recap

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I love this movie, not only because of Yoo Seung-Ho (though I must admit he’s the major reason) but because it offers something more than your average sageuk movie. It’s not perfect, considering that it has obvious plot holes but at least it has its redeeming traits.

Since it’s a sageuk it has the typical elements of war, political conspiracies and revenge plots. I love that amidst all the dark themes is a pure and cute love story of an unlikely pair. I also appreciate the pinch of comic reliefs randomly thrown in the movie once in a while. And lastly, I think the integration of magic in the flirting, courting and fighting scenes is a unique touch.

In a nutshell, this movie is about a Joseon Princess who was sold to the Qing Dynasty to be married. A chance encounter with a handsome magician changed her fate and they began a romance that may put the entire dynasty to chaos.

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Flames of Desire Episode 23


I love this screencap. There’s just something about it, ne?

Shrewd Threats. Early Assumptions. Mutual Agreements. 

I’m such a loser. Yep, I know. I did try to finish this series but I don’t know… many things happened. It’s way too complicated to talk about. The more important thing is that Episode 23 is here. Tadaaa!

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Flames of Desire Episode 22

This is insane! From scandalous extra-marital affairs to suicide attempts. Phew! Ah, don’t forget the possible conglomerate fall down! And in desperate times, who do we call? Well, I was thinking of NaYoung. Hah!

Bared Truths. Momentary Sympathies. Filial Betrayals. 

Sorry it took me this long to post. Work is work. 😦

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Flames of Desire Episode 21

It’ll be an honor to wipe off the smug smile on her face, but then again, the reason behind it makes me think twice.

Giving up. Fighting on. Looking ahead.

Aaahhh! I demand MinJae-InKi lovey dovey moments! Seriously! Not that FoD’s becoming draggy or something, but romantic sparks from our younger leads sure give a lot more spice and sweetness, ne? Just saying.

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Flames of Desire Episode 20

As much as I would have liked to feature a happy screencap, I can’t. This is just too sad. 😦 I need a refresher course! I’ve forgotten how dark this drama tends to be.

Motherly love. Fleeting happiness. Vile intentions.

I’m actually trying my megabest to finish FoD this month. Please take my word on it. But if I can’t, at least I’ve tried.

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Flames of Desire Episode 19

This is, in fact, the cutest scene… ever. Kyah! MinJae, how fast you’ve grown! Ahh, I so miss Flames. It has been 2 months since my last FoD post…Sigh…I drafted this episode last January and it’s so hard remembering some of the scenes. Anyways, hope I get it right.

Abandonment. Surprises. Encounters.

This is one hell of an episode! Everyone, take a deep breath. Brace yourselves. Come and witness hate in immeasurable proportions, love in uncontainable depth and jealousy in its most frightening form!

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Flames of Desire Episode 18

It sure took me years to post this episode, neh? Sorry.

Half truths. Painful past. Human nature.

Seventeen episodes passed, and here I am still standing in the so-called endless void. Who’s the real damsel in distress? Who’s the evil witch? Who must we trust? Argg, confusing as always!

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