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Sunday, August 4, 2013

KDrama : A New Korean Drama with Goguryeo Kingdom's Historical Background

After watching many historical drama with Joseon Dynasty or Silla Kingdom background, now
I'm watching a drama in Goguryeo Kingdom background.
Airing now in KBS, title 칼과 꽃 or  in English name "Sword and Flower", this drama story tells about a love story between a King's daughter who's falling in love with a son of a noble person at that era and a concubine, Uhm Tae Woong and Kim Ok Bin are the main casts for this drama.

A story of love, social status with historical era background, in my opinion is worth to be watched.
Despite of a love story is very common as a theme for a drama, but I want to underline about the historical background that showing up in this drama, makes me want to know more about Goguryeo Kingdom. That's why I'm interesting for this drama.

Goguryeo is a ancient kingdom located in the northern and central part of Korean peninsula, Goguryeo was founded by Jumong a birth name of a prince from the Buyeo Kingdom, King Dongmyeong of Goguryeo.
Goguryeo also has the bigest area than another kingdoms in the peninsula, and rulling in 37 BC - 668 AD.
The shortened name for Goguryeo was adopted by the Goryeo dynasty (918-1392), whose teritory was in the southern part of Goguryeo, and would be the foundation of the English name word of "Korea".

Teaser videos credit : KBS Drama on Youtube.
Photo credit : KBS Drama.

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