Yi San

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  • 3
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4.7
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  • It kept my attention
    This series was nice to watch, and it kept my attention. Its a good story and they did a good job with it overall. The acting wasn't always good. Some parts seemed to be a little "cheesy", but I count those parts as comic relief...
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  • Pros and cons-4 stars for Yi San
    Here it goes:

    Pros:
    1. Gorgeous costumes and historical palaces and the whole 9 yards. For this alone it is worth to watch it.
    2.Who is familiar with Kdrama lot of familiar faces,solid acting. Many comical moments.
    3. The story line mostly tries to follow history which is wonderful. Of course not everything but the basics are there.
    4.Old Majesty is wonderful,he is a great ...
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  • SO GOOD! I LOVED IT!
    YI SAN was so so good, I am now watching the whole thing for the second time. It took me about 3 weeks to finish it the first time! The part where Song asks San to bend over was pretty hilarious. The current king and the future king was nothing alike so dont stop watching, the little boy grows up to be a great king with a cute sense of humour
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Very good, but not the best one.
    This story was good up until the marriage of the king and Song Yeon. Although I loved the story, I thought that parts were dragged out, the acting was flat, especially Song Yeon, and there was no chemistry between the lead actors. I got tired of shots of Song Yeon's big moon-eyes and tearing-up the entire drama without much actual dialogue. She had an inconsistent personality, very humble and ...
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  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Stunning Historical on the the Life of King Yi San
    A stunning historical epic chronicling the life of Korea's greatest ruler, Yi San. I adored the child-actor that played King Yi San and Lee Seo Jin turns in a compelling performance as a king whose natural leadership ability united the country even amid constant intrigues and obstacles. Excellent acting and a beautifully written storyline created many emotional moving scenes for the memorable ...
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  • 0 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    My take of the Korean series Yi San.
    This series is not bad overall; however I lost interest mid-end of the series. The storyline to me seemed a little odd at times. It has some rather questionable scenes for western viewers at the beginning of the series that in my opinion should have been edited out. One thing that plucked my last nerve was how they kept mentioning "you look pale" a hundred times over. lol The actors were good, but ...
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Good start but bogs down
    Yi San starts off well, but bogs down and loses focus at the end. Personally it has about 10-15 episodes too many. Maybe they tried to make it fit too close to historical reality. The end was nothing but camera shots of people in a room talking politics and politcal ramblings creating a very uneventful ending to a promising begining.

    The music for the most part is descent, but is not ...
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Good drama! Worth a watch!
    I wouldn't say its the "best" out of all the saeguk drama's I've watched HOWEVER this drama is filled with gem actors/actresses and moments that almost make up for the drawn out plot. Lee Soo Jin plays a phenomenal Yi San and his love for his best friend and future consort is just beautiful; its a bittersweet story about the trials and hardships that King Yi San faced to make a better place for ...
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    fairly good drama set in 17th century Joseon (Korea)
    overall i'd put it on par with maybe All In, behind Jewel in the Palace, Jumong, Princess Hours, Coffee Prince, which are a cut higher. There's a long series of plots against the King. The acting is pretty believable and strong so these hold interest. The progression of the King's friends is the best part. The dialog is pretty slow and there are flashbacks to bog things down, though. I guess ...
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  • Lovely Story BUT Needed More Love to Make it PERFECT
    Beautiful story about the journey a crown prince must take to become a sage king that his father wanted him to be in his place despite all the corruption in the royal court. Yi San struggles just to survive with all the assassination attempts but finds strength to live from his precious childhood memories with his best friends Daesu Park and Song Yeon, who later return to serve their future king ...
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