Gaksital!

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With the drama building up every single episode, it’s finally time to express what I feel about this drama so far.

Honestly, this is a very intense drama. Romance in this kinda of drama cannot be met easily. It’s hard enough that dear Lee Kangto (Joo Won) is also masquerading as the heroic Gaksital (Bridal Mask) that fights for his country’s freedom from the Japanese. What he plans to do throughout this drama have (almost) shattered his relationship with teacher-turned-Superintendent Kimura Shunji (Park Ki Woong); not to mention Kang To’s beloved childhood love, Boon Yi (Jin Se Yoon). Their love finally started blooming once again after Boon Yi uncovers Kang To as a very injured Bridal Mask; later on, he kisses her (squeal! :D).

There were some times where this drama did becoming a bit annoying. I wasn’t annoyed to the extreme but it’s that small moment of “Ugh, why are they always doing this?” or “I don’t like how she/he did that”. The most reoccurring part that always gets me in that moment is the torture chamber. Like come on, do they really not have any other places for interrogation? The captured are always getting tortured in there, so it does kinda get annoying after seeing it so many times. But who am I to judge? It was set in the 1930s.

Another thing was the blood. In some scenes, the blood always seemed way too fake. Some of the flesh wounds were sometimes too much. In the scene where Gaksital ruined the Japan-Korea Annexation ceremony, Shunji is conscious again and there were like so many flesh wounds (along with the fake blood) on him. He stood up as if he wasn’t injured or something. Sigh.

Speaking of Shunji, his character also got annoying in the later episodes once he became a superintendent. I would at least expect him to still have some morality in him, but all of it has been overwhelmed by his determination to find Bridal Mask. He would yell out in anger and start getting physical with others if things weren’t done his way. All the gentleness of Teacher Shunji washed away 😦 And plus, I was annoyed with the fact that he’s always doing this and that for the sake of Boon Yi. Really? I mean, I understand why he’s doing it (because he loves her one way, seeking revenge the other), but he’s really letting most of the “Looking for Bridal Mask” personality taking over him. Not to mention him getting all touchy-touchy with Boon Yi *shivers*

Even so, that doesn’t deny the fact that I don’t like LOVE this drama. Maybe this is one of those dramas where I just love it for no apparent reason. The storyline is a bit cliche, but I guess it’s just how the story kept on going. One of the best things about this drama is the crying scenes. I actually didn’t expect a lot from the crying scenes, but the scenes in here were pretty well done. I was very impressed. I don’t know what would happen once Shunji finds out that his beloved best friend is the masked warrior he’s been fighting against all along T_T.

As for the characters, they chose a VERY good cast for Bridal Mask. Joo Won is extremely HOT in there, haha. Se Yoon may be just a bit younger but I can see her in the future with acting success. The one thing I didn’t like about Se Yoon’s character was her stubbornness. I understand that she’s like that because she also wants the freedom of her country. She’s wants to fight alongside her only parent left and she doesn’t want to lose him. But following her character, she wasn’t quite the brightest character although she did show some moderate fighting and thinking skills. My opinion on her shifted when Kang To tells her that he was the Young Master she’s been searching for her life, and she cries out in anger and disbelief. Se Yoon played that part extremely well, it made me feel a little pain inside, haha. But overall, she’s a great character and I love her!

I haven’t been watching Bridal Mask because of my recent marathon with Bones, haha. I’ve watched Bones so and so but never really completed the show, so I’m catching up but I fell right into it. Hehe, so whenever I watch the recent episodes of Bridal Mask, I shall update again! Bridal Mask foreverrrr 😀 ❤

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