Road No. 1 review

Today, we will have Road No. 1 review! Are you excited about our review? Let’s watch this wonderful drama!

While watching this great Korean War twenty-episode mini-series last year, Road No. 1 (2010), I used to be reminded of the special American war mini-series of the past, like War and Remembrance. it absolutely was even as intense and entertaining and informative because of the American war shows but make no mistake about it: this show isn’t any comedy like M*A*S*H*! it’s not for the faint of heart, but just for people who understand that always it’s only through war that peace is often achieved. I will be able to admit I cried buckets during this show and it really helped me understand the brave sacrifices such a big amount of soldiers made for his or her country’s freedom from communist aggression.

My favorite actor So Ji-sub (Master’s Sun, I’m Sorry, I Love You) and another favorite of mine Kim Ha Neul (A Gentleman’s Dignity) had potent chemistry together because the lovers were cruelly separated by the Korean conflict in 1950. Perhaps not too many kids today want to observe a series on the Korean War, except for those that are willing to open their hearts and minds to that, you’ll find many heart-tugging, special moments that you just won’t forget. because the series reminds us, right at the start of the show, the warfare remains not ended. They only had an armistice. At any moment that war could begin again between South and DPRK, and also the comfortable lives many modern-day South Korean people have achieved for themselves could disappear overnight. that’s why there’s a compulsory two-year military service requirement for all adult South Korean males. So Ji-sub served his time a variety of years ago, then did his male co-star Kye Sang Yoon, and in preparation for this series all the lead actors underwent grooming with Korea’s Fifth Division Army for several weeks.

The Story of Road No. 1

The title, Road No. 1, refers to the route connecting Seoul (the current capital of South Korea) to Pyongyang (the current capital of North Korea), where the soldiers’ long and brutal military struggle majorly passed. for many of the series we see a fictional “Company Two” band of brothers, but they’re symbolic of the many foot soldier warriors and what they experienced during the conflict. At the start we see a contemporary day elderly male veteran in a wheelchair visiting a Korean War Memorial, rubbing his turn in the engraved name of his dead comrade while weeping and apologizing to him. it is not till the top of the mini-series that we see him again and understand who he’s and the way he’s associated with the story.

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Jang Woo Lee (So Ji-sub) grew up because the son of a servant of a wealthy family and he secretly loves the oldest daughter of that family, Soo Yeon Kim (Kim Ha Neul). He likes to draw and one evening while she is bathing he peeks in through a window and sketches her at her bath. he’s discovered and as punishment his hand is stabbed with a knife, leaving a permanent scar and a few nerve damage. Once Soo Yeon realizes he truly loves her she gives her heart to him too and that they become older meeting clandestinely under a good-looking tree, by a stream, and in an exceeding barn on the family’s property. He tells her she is that the only model he will ever draw and he contains a special notebook full of beautiful drawings of her that he has remodeled over the years. This notebook will still have special meaning because the series progresses.

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Soo Yeon yearns to be a doctor and then to buy that education Jang Woo joins the equivalent of the Marines, to fight against the encroaching communists from north of Road much loved. Soo Yeon is devastated that he plans on leaving her and chases after him over a bridge, weeping profusely and begging him to not go. (I haven’t seen an actress cry so violently in any show or film before; Kim Ha Neul gave new aiming to the phrase ‘prostrate with grief’ during this scene!). He kisses her and promises her that when the dandelions bloom again next Spring he will return to her and marry her. He performs so well within the military that he’s tagged with the nickname ‘Typhoon’.

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Soo Yeon patiently waits for Jang Woo’s return then again after almost a year she hears he has died in combat. Not desirous to live anymore, she prepares to kill by jumping off the identical bridge he had said goodbye to her on. However, as she is getting ready to jump she is grabbed by a soldier named Tae-ho Shin (Kye Sang Yoon, who starred with Kim Ha Neul within the film Lovers Of Six Years and within the K-drama I’m watching now, Beyond The Clouds), a politician who graduated from a military academy at the highest of his class. Though she can’t forget Jang Woo and tells Tae-ho this, she makes a tentative option to put her past behind her and marry Tae-ho, who has fallen deeply dotty together with her. Tae-ho carries his potential ring with him through many future battles, to stay his hopes alive.

Pic 4 -  Road No. 1 reviewHowever, right the eve of their wedding Jang Woo suddenly appears again; his death notice had been a slip. He had been hospitalized after being shot and he was counting the times until he could return home and be along with Soo Yeon all over again. Their reunion is dramatic and takes place on the identical bridge where that they had separated, but Tae-ho objects to Jang Woo putting off his fiance. Just when a serious fight between them is to require place explosions are heard within the night sky. it’s June 25, 1950, the primary official day of the warfare, with the North Korean communist army invading South Korea. Both Jang Woo and Tae-ho are immediately conscripted into the ground forces and are sent north to the front lines off Road preferred. Many bloody battles later Jang Woo and Tae-ho are still alive and still in competition with each other – in additional ways than one! Meanwhile, Soo Yeon uses her doctor skills to assist wounded soldiers but through a series of unexpected twists she is suspected to be a communist sympathizer and her existence becomes very precarious. She does manage to possess an unexpected one-night passionate reunion with Jang Woo and conceives his baby, but sadly miscarries sometime later.

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Meanwhile, during all their military battles serving together as comrades in arms, Jang Woo and Tae-ho incredibly come to respect each other as brothers, despite both of them understanding that they’ll need to fight each other for Soo Yeon’s heart within the end. So Ji-sub and Kye Sang Yoon do a strong job fleshing out this unique and impressive “bromance”. It almost looks as if, by the end, the REAL”romance” is between these two guys! (Hint: the weeping of the elderly veteran within the beginning of the show is said to be their relationship).

There are many many additional side characters to enjoy further (I particularly got a kick out of the American newswriter character ‘Danny’, who spoke fluent Korean, how I envied him!), but really the guts of the story between the three leads are enough to warm your heart.

Pic 6 -  Road No. 1 reviewThis show only covers the primary year of the Korean War, but most happen therein one year that it appears like three years before the series finally ends! Peaceful villages are destroyed, many civilians die yet as brave soldiers. Of our main three characters who will live, and who will die? Road No. 1 will have many surprises future for you by the time you hit it’s beautiful – and inspiring! – conclusion.

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And all So Jisub fans MUST see this remarkable Korean drama. If you do not you’re really missing out. he’s outstanding in it and that I feel he has NEVER looked better as he does here in Road No. 1 as a soldier. the person is literally cash in one’s chips gorgeous to appear at! Those eyes! I’d be a fashionable woman if I had a dollar for each time I sighed in ecstasy observing him. Lucky Kim Ha Neul, having the ability to play such passionate love scenes with him. the person spoils you for the other Korean actor, regardless of how impressive. When he’s standing next to them your eyes can only have a look at him!

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