A good sageuk, even one with a romance novel core, is about a world of people who only have one purpose in life.
A yanban leads, a slave serves in sufferance, a King rules, a woman is validated by whom she marries.
She can take humiliation heaped on her but she will not take it when it’s directed at her mom.
Ok Jung glares daggers at all the no-longer-haughty bitches gathered at the banquet and everyone quickly turns away in fear.
Lee Soon nods his head and In Hyun’s step-mother greets him.
Lee Soon makes it clear he’s spending time with Ok Jung and her mom, wanting to know more about Ok Jung.
Unless she is reborn as a high class woman, those people will never stop looking down on her.
Dowager Queen Kim sits with In Hyun to discuss what happened at the banquet today, how Lee Soon favored the low born Ok Jung’s mother and ignored the high born In Hyun’s step mother. Lee Soon and Prince Dongpyung discuss what to do about the Qing encroachment.Both mother and daughter are so pleased to spend time together, though Mom is still worried and tells Ok Jung to go apologize.Ok Jung says no, she is taking it one step at a time.The world needs to be about living in it, the plotting ancillary as a point of survival, and the machinations delicate because one wrong step could mean the end.Episode 14 brought back a bit of the delicate touch, with a flower arrangement session between In Hyun and Ok Jung that almost made me cry it was such a wonderful reminder of what this drama was and could still be.was hopelessly lost forever in a sea of makjang, stupid posturing, and painfully childish plotting, somehow this drama found a glimmer of its former thoughtfulness and glory in episode 14.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating