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AWESOME STORY... 20+ hours of fun, heart wrenching drama!... A complete MUST watch for any drama fan that wants some action, mixed in with romance and so much more! It is definitely something i wish i had on DVD to OWN... The acting and character development was actually rather well done albeit cheesy in a moment or two... At times it gave me a laugh, a tear of joy and sadness and a sense of excitement. All keeping me coming back for more and actually wanting to live in such a world.
Now the music was pretty good and kept the flow of the story together rather well... but often music samples were overplayed during certain scenes, mainly during action sequences.
ALL IN ALL, the series was a complete knockout! If you are looking for action, suspense, mystery, and a little dash of romance then WATCH THIS!!!!! I tend to watch only historical Korean dramas and this one did not disappoint. It relatively short compared to other historical dramas but there is no drag in the storyline. You will fall in love with all the characters and keep on waiting for the truth to be finally revealed.
There's not a dull character in here. With the way that the interconnected story arcs are woven into what is ostensibly a pitch-perfect action-comedy-drama trifecta that will hook and won't let go. You won't want to stop watching this one. So many great, colourful characters that are wonderfully acted, and well written. While it may start slow after an action-packed first 15 minutes, the story will soon come to a rolling boil, as you can't wait for the next chapter of this series to watch. Expect some sleepless nights of "just one more" to quickly happen, should you jump into this series. It may cause some tired, red-eyed mornings, but I'll guarantee, they're worth it. Iljimae is just that good.
The ending is a bit confusing... but you needn't worry...so if you haven't seen all the drama yet, do not read this...because it will ruin the end, and the hole story! Its is really a awesome drama SBS so watch it ...after seeing it I had to reveal the ending... Iljimae wasn't killed, but in the end you will see that the assassin, stabbed Iljimae with Iljimae's-sword, his sword had a dull blade ...remember his "sunbae" Kang-kil had given him a dull blade on his sword and telling him it is not for killing...but to save lives...also no one was ever killed by that sword. The 1st scene in episode 1 is after his disappearance at the end of episode 20 was a fictional story told by the citizens as a way to preserve the history of Iljimae in there hearts, so the bow and arrow wasn't real (hence the invisible cloak he used to enter the building, come on in that day-an-age an invisible cloak). And if I am not wrong the child in the end of episode 20 is Dani's son she had with Seo Dol.
PS: "The Return of Iljimae" played by the actor Joo Ji Hoon that broadcasted January 2009 has nothing to do with this Iljimae. Same character name, but a totally different storyline.
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