Archive for the ‘Jewel in the Palace’ Category

Jewel in the Palace — Afterwards

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Posting my Jewel in the Palace commentary a good five months after I started watching the series makes me want to watch through it again. Being 54 one-hour episodes makes this prohibitive, however.


Jewel in the Palace: Episode 8 to 27 Commentary

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

The transition from young Jang-Geum to older Jang-Geum started out a bit slow for me. Some episodes were nice, but something seemed to have been lost over the years. Jang-Geum’s triumph in growing the herb began the change to an even better series, as Lady Han and Jang-Geum continually swapped wins for loses for wins back and forth with Lady Choi and Keum-Young.


Jewel in the Palace: Episode 6 and 7 Commentry

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Episode six is the first episode to present the cast at an older age. From Chang-Yee and Yeun-Seng being scolded at the beginning to Keum-Young and Young-ro. I’m going to miss the younger cast, and I’ll have to learn how to distinguish between the girls all over again. Yeun-Seng strongly stands out, which makes her easy to spot in a crowd, but the others will be difficult for me.


Jewel in the Palace: Episode 5 Commentary

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Early on, Keum-Young acts as a friend to Jang-Geum, but after Jang-Geum refuses Keum-Young’s help, Keum-Young has a sly look on her face. Does she see Jang-Geum as a potential friend, or a potential rival? At this point, she doesn’t exist as a potential threat to Choi Keum-Young’s future in the royal palace.


Jewel in the Palace: Episode 4 Commentary

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

One of the criticisms I’ve read about the Korean animated movie Oseam is that the emotion the viewer should feel for the two children in the movie is forced. While I don’t feel the same, I do see where the sentiment comes from. This episode of Jewel in the Palace reminds me of this criticism, except that everything which happens flows smoothly, naturally.