Faith/ The Great Doctor 💙💙💙💙💙~😍
Enters Lee Min Ho into my life! Omo! As you watch this drama you will discover that there is something truly magnetic about this guy. Could it be that he is taller than most Asian men? Is it the subtle smiles and hints of amusement? Could it be the masculine timbre of his voice that is so hypnotic? Could it be his action sequence skills? Or his beautiful hair framing his handsome face? The protective and honorable nature of his character? His intense eyes that are so expressive they show his strength and confidence as well as vulnerability? Is that he is so manly with an air of nonchalance, that you don't even care that he has the most beautiful facial features?The combination of all of these??? I don't know, but if you don't leave this drama at least slightly in love with Lee Min Ho... well then I just don't know what to do with you. This is a great one to introduce the bias of the nation.
Faith is set in the Goryeo period (old time Korea), when Yuen (China) still controlled it, there is a new king and the Captain of his royal guard is Choi Young (Lee Min Ho), sigh.... On their way to Goryeo the king and his entourage are attacked and the queen is critically injured. With a touch of the supernatural, Choi Young travels to what he believes is heaven but is really modern day Korea to find Heaven's Doctor. Instead he snatches a superficial and selfish plastic surgeon, Yoo Eun Soo, and literally drags her back into the past. Confused by what is going on, Eun Soo is reluctant to perform surgery, but after Captian Choi promises to take her back as soon as the patient recovers, and this promise is what binds these two characters together.
|Captain Choi and Eun Soo|
I love this drama for SO many reasons. It is a story about a king and queen that find confidence and comfort in each other. It is a story about patriotism. It is a story about friendship and loyalty. But mostly, it is a story about a man who feels he has no reason to live anymore, and a woman who has only ever lived for herself, and how their relationship changes all of that. Again, I am amazed by the character development, because I don't like the girl in the beginning, but then love how sassily she handles her difficult situations.
|DO YOU SEE THAT LITTLE HINT OF A SMILE??? UGH!|
|Oh! His eyes...|
It is beautifully told, I feel like it has something for everybody. Some characters have supernatural abilities, there is sci-fi in the time travel, you have political drama, you have the fun action sequences that are slightly cheesy, you have an AMAZING soundtrack, and of course a VERY SWOONY romance. And this SWOON factor in and of itself is magic since there is only ONE kiss... that's right! I've ruined it for you. Only one kiss between the main characters! And it is not even a good one.... AND YET THIS DRAMA IS SO SWOONY!!!! How do they do that??? I am not entirely sure, I just know it is amazingly effective! *sigh* (And I learned my favorite endearment from this drama... apparently it is a bit old fashioned so I have yet to hear it again, but I love it. Imja... I think Viki said it means "My person". So cute!)
So I highly recommend this one to anyone... I love it. Jenny, this is a good one to start with too! Just start already, I am dying to hear your reaction! And Jenni Elyse no love triangle in this one, so it's got that going for it. And please for the love of all that is holy, whatever you do, watch this one before Boys Over Flowers! Ugh, Lee Min Ho is about a million times better in this one than BOF... so please... this one... not that one! (I got a big grudge against BOF)
It would be remiss of me not to include one track from this soundtrack... I kinda want to do the the love theme song, but I don't want to spoil all of those wonderful moments for you, so here is Captain Choi's theme... well actually it's the Woodalchi theme, but it may as well be just his... Enjoy!