October 18, 2012

Damo – Episode 5 – Korean drama recap

The first 10 minutes of Damo Episode 5 are awash with wave after wave of fighters swooping over rooftops into and out of the Left Police Bureau. To make sure we understand it’s exciting, it’s filmed hyper-energetically from a myriad of camera angles. The place is like a Joseon Grand Central Station, as lone Damo Chae Ohk (Ha Ji Won) rescues two escaping prisoners from dozens of guards armed with swords, bows, and rifles.
smoky torchlit courtyard of Left Police Bureau filled with armed officers poised to fire guns and bows;
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October 16, 2012

Damo – Episode 4 – Korean drama recap

In Damo Episode 4,Chief Joh's daughter, watching unhappily as Chae Ohk and Hwangbo meet in the courtyard; remarkable coincidences and timely arrivals abound. Chae Ohk (Ha Ji Won) and Hwangbo (Lee Seo Jin) make some progress with their communication issues, and the Left Police devise another undercover plot to infiltrate the counterfeiting gang.

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September 29, 2012

Damo - Episode 3 - Korean drama recap

Ha Ji Won as Chae Ohk;The third episode of Damo continues to develop the back stories of Hwangbo and Chae Ohk, and their conflict over Chae Ohk’s safety comes to a head. While the Left Police Bureau engages in a sting operation to lure out counterfeiters, the audience sees signs that the counterfeit operation is just the tip of the iceberg.

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September 25, 2012

Damo – Episode 2 – Korean drama recap

Episode 2 of Damo introduces us to the back stories of Hwangbo (Lee Seo Jin) and Chae Ohk (Ha Ji Won) and their early relationship, as they continue their investigation of the counterfeiting ring.
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September 11, 2012

Damo with Lee Seo Jin - Watch with me!

Damo – Episode 1

Something about fall puts me in the mood for sageuk. SO many episodes, though! Do I want to be watching the same drama until spring? But I found just the thing in my DramaFever queue.

Damo (다모), an MBC drama from 2003, is positively petite by sageuk standards, at a mere 14 episodes. I’m curious to see some of Lee Seo Jin’s earlier work, and I always appreciate a storyline that revolves around a Spunky Heroine.
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