I thought, maybe watching it for the second time would change something. To all: this is my own, private take on this drama, written after re-watches (OK, truthfully, from 21. The observatory Cheomseongdae – Princess ordered to erect it, and right after it, this element was lost. The rebels were executed by her successor nine days after Queen Seondeok's own death. Mishil didn’t want to use him while she was alive, but she left that kind of legacy to Lord Seolwon who slowly was eating Bidam’s heart like a worm. Kim Yushin had his own army and fought with Baekje and Goguryeo. Thank you! History showed in QSD really happened. It was probably part of a larger complex dedicated to science and astronomy in particular. Seondeok was succeeded by another queen, Jindeok (r. 647-654 CE), who followed in her cousin's footsteps and helped Silla dominate the Korean peninsula. Plus, I think the last episodes were confusing whenever Bidam came to play. Everyone in both courts was informed about the other Princess. Deokman spared the lives of her followers. She became the first female ruler in Korea’s history and laid the foundation for the unification of the three kingdoms under Silla. Instead, he built around himself a sphere of influence that devoured him in the end. It's 4. It was all proven to be just a scheming. But we learned about the reappearance of the ... All content copyright: © Ethlenn unless stated otherwise. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~. Chun-chu was sent on a diplomatic mission to King Bojang of Goguryeo in 641 CE for help against an ever-more aggressive Baekje. This was what kept on irritating me along the episodes. He wasn’t taught that this was necessary. You can sasaeng my horrible taste in music on: "We love the things we love for what they are."—. The attempt to take her throne was quashed by the lower aristocracy who were led by the two Kims, but Queen Seondeok died, in any case, probably of illness. This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon this content non-commercially, as long as they credit the author and license their new creations under the identical terms. This can be understood considering her position as a female ruler. He never had the chance, he was killed by Yushin, less than 10 paces from the Queen, whispering only her true name. This is how I watch movies/dramas. With time he overcame it and wanted to be loved. But in the way he learned who he was. I was hoping that drama would include the famous episode with Tang envoys and the paintings of peonies. Convinced that The Queen wanted to dispose of him as the enemy of the state, he joined their forces and led the insurrection. Sokpum is a similar person. I know he was unhinged as a persona, but this was just too much. Unfortunately, temples were largely made of wood and so have not survived, but some of their stone pagodas still stand. Devotion caused his last mistake. Queen gave birth to twins. Because of their principles. The next monarch after Jindeok would be none other than Gim Chun-chu, now calling himself King Muyeol, the first Silla monarch not to have been a member of the true bone rank and whose son would finally create the Unified Silla Kingdom ruling all of the Korean peninsula from 668 CE. Yushin was announced as the enemy of the state and kept in the prison, and in the same time, Baekje army trespassed and attacked Shilla. I liked Wolya, because he was the one who thought about his nation, his people, not about the power and not about morals. This content was made possible with generous support from the British Korean Society. Seondeok died in 647. Queen Seondeok ruled the following years: 632-647, and according to some stories, she remained unmarried, and according to other sources, she had two political spouses. Some Rights Reserved (2009-2021) under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license unless otherwise noted. He helped Deokman to gain the throne. He rescued her few times, he risked his life for her. Here, we are talking about the Queen Seon Deok drama series. She couldn’t ascend the throne herself because of not being born as one of the two royal lines: But her rule was endangered by the royal family itself. If you don’t want to watch all of those, watch Chiseok Special: it will brief you about the action into the middle “thirties”, so you can save yourself a lot of time. He secretly ordered to kill Deokman, while Mishil ordered to capture her alive. The latter helped them, and decided to leave Munno (after his unfair words) and join Deokman, Yushin and Alcheong. He had no time, Queen asked him to hide in some quiet town and wait for her, giving him, as a token, a marriage ring. However, she did not trust him for one simple reason – he was Mishil’s son. Chilsuk knew he was on the wrong side, but devoted his all to this side. Of course no one could repel the invincible army. Bidam was born to kill. He wanted to kill her, he despised her, but deep down he was a broken child who wanted to feel a warm embrace, first in his life. I especially liked the way all gems were cut – in the shape called cabochons. 1. This is a nonsense and anachronism. Naturally, Seondeok diplomatically refused this condition but managed to gain Tang military assistance anyway, and the two states formed a joint army to quash Baekje and Goguryeo. As much as he hated Mishil, he was drawn to her just to hear one word: son. They just forgot about it completely. His love and devotion meant nothing to her. They could do it instead of extended, boring Kim Yushin’s battle of, The truth is, I was addicted to this drama back then, I started to watch it from the 6, Why such division? Ancient History Encyclopedia, 14 Oct 2016. I wanted to see it, dammit! He was slain by Alcheon and Yushin. Princess Deokman / Queen Seondeok (actress Lee Yo-won) “The queen is my destiny” After surviving many crises in her life, she finally became the ruler of Silla. Later Alcheon was promote to Sangdaedeung in Queen Jiendeok reign who succeeded the throne after the death of Seondeok. Schools were another area of investment by the queen during her reign. Personally, I hate it. Wolya did not stop it, but was supporting it in secret. This way he would be kept away from the treacherous clan. Theme images by. Yes, love, I say this about the scene you’re in. Against his will. Under Queen Seondeok, an imposing nine-story wooden pagoda was added to the temple site, its construction supervised by the monk and Chief Abbot of the State, Jajang (aka Chajang, 590-658 CE) and built by the master architect Abiji from Baekje. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. After Deokman was recognized as Princess of Shilla, the true war with Mishil started, war we were waiting for over 25 episodes. 7. Sue me. This ruined Mishil’s plans, but it didn’t eradicate her greed and hunger for power. She knew no love, she didn’t want to remember her first, innocent love. There are also minor faults and scenes that made me feel uneasy or just not too comfortable. In the meantime, independence movement re-started to operate. When he believed, the new decree was issued stripping him off the Sangdeudeung title and announcing him as the enemy of the state. Born as Princess Deokman (덕만공주님), in 595BC, Seondeok was the eldest daughter of King Jinpyeong (진평왕) and Queen Maya (마야 부인) – and out of all the king’s children, Deokman was thought to be the most generous and wise. With a grand vision of unifying The Three Kingdoms under Shilla’s rule, he aligns himself with Princess Deokman who puts her complete trust in him. They tried twice to overpower Queen, without his consent, they even framed him in secret pact with Tang envoys, which was equal to the treason. Web. The man slipped out from boy’s fingers. Bad Guy: 나쁜 남자 : A Successful Guide on How to Ruin... Kim Nam Gil: last pics before being abducted... Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 United States License. The project was actually begun in the reign of King Jinheung, around 553 CE, on the spot where a yellow dragon was said to have appeared promising that Silla would destroy all its enemies. Ancient History Encyclopedia. As much as I’m impressed by the portrayal of Bidam, lets be frank, it’s not the best role of Kim Namgil-nim. Oh, give me a break, I could not stand it! But his determination to let Deokman know he understood her in the end has us rooting for him. The Chinese Tang Dynasty (618-907 CE) saw an opportunity to play these troublesome southern kingdoms against each other for their own benefit and so were happy to create an alliance with one of them so as to better deal with the remaining two. Silla was on the verge of dominating the whole of the Korean peninsula and Seondeok helped progress her kingdom towards this goal. Mishil took her own life by drinking poison. Of course, the need for dramatization has to be taken under the consideration, as well as some fictional characters. Who knows. Some historians, without much support in terms of evidence or wider scholarly consensus, go further and suggest that the bottle shape of the structure is either itself a representation of Seondeok and the feminine form or a temple dedicated to her worship. What I found the most appalling in Mishil’s last words was her definition of love. Alcheon Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a Page. Completely broken, he just wanted to explain everything to Deokman and die. https://www.ancient.eu/Queen_Seondeok/. Queen Seondeok (Korean: 선덕여왕; Hanja: 善德女王; RR: Seondeok Yeowang) is a 2009 South Korean historical drama produced by MBC for their 48th-founding anniversary, starring Lee Yo-won, Go Hyun-jung, Uhm Tae-woong, Kim Nam-gil and Park Ye-jin. Mishil and her followers enthroned Jinpyeong what bound him and caused to remain powerless. Even with those, this 62-episodes long drama (plus two specials) is worth watching for anyone who likes period dramas. Seondeok was her father's eldest daughter and her accession was recognised by the Tang Dynasty in 635 CE. By chance, they came to the village Munno was hiding in, and along with Munno – Bidam, who wasn’t hiding at all (yes, if he could, he would walk with a plate above him: here’s Bidam!). Lord Misaeng commented on it during their final hours in the best way – that Bidam never resembled Mishil, she knew it and Misaeng knew it. I remember when I was in primary school, we had some practical classes. But as time went by, no one could even guess how could she look like, and this became Deokman’s strong ally. Bidam-ah Will Kick Your Ass Foxhole Banter As a lover of foreign film and dramas, I’ve previously been keeping you abreast of what I watch, but this time I don’t want to focus on the show itself (The Great Queen Seon Deok), but a These aristocrats, who had the backing of the Tang dynasty, did not agree that a queen should sit on the throne of Silla, and believed that monarchs should now be chosen from members outside the sacred bone class, that is, themselves. However, the plan of action was unsuccessful, and they were soundly beaten by a Goguryeo force led by the celebrated general Yang Manchun in 644 CE. There is the idea of fate running consistently throughout this drama from beginning to end, and no … I enjoyed the show, I was angry, frustrated, I cried, I laughed and I trembled in sheer terror. This is especially seen in the episode after Mishil’s death when he and another lost soul, Hwarang Sokpum Rang decided to die in the battle. Nine metres tall, it acted like a sundial but also has a south-facing window which captures the sun’s rays on the interior floor on each equinox. But not an easy watch. Cartwright, Mark. That he has to gain the throne because she wanted it. Desert? He wrote an oath to Deokman. His mind changed. Another important building project completed during Queen Seondeok’s reign was the Buddhist temple at Hwangnyongsa (‘Temple of the illustrious Dragon’) in Gyeongju. Truthfully, he wanted to believe. He wanted to talk. When questions were asked, I was not able to answer, but when I perused on the topic deeply, I realized that Deokman and Bidam's love story was indeed engaging. 2. This was a mistake. This drama is not perfect. Some things were easy to avoid, but due to misunderstandings, subterfuges and silence, they caused everyone involved a huge tragedy. They improved in the latter half, considering most of the scenes were done by actors themselves not by stuntmen. 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