It’s been a while since I promised to review FAITH (aka The Great Doctor). The show is amazing from the sets to the costumes. Lee Min-ho wielding a sword and wearing armor is a sight to behold. Totally drool worthy. The rest of the cast is equally mesmerizing.
So why is it that I haven’t finished watching this drama? I’ve been trying to figure this out myself.
This South Korean drama is a combination of fantasy/historical/medical which is exactly the sort of show I love. The fantasy aspects really sold it for me. Also, the writers did a wonderful job of creating realistic characters. The “evil” characters show hints of vulnerability. Even though I’m rooting for the “good” guys to win, I’m still drawn to the “bad” guys. The magic in this show feels believable. Like if I were to find a rift in time, I could go back to this era.
Maybe I’m subconsciously afraid to finish this show. I’m worried about what will happen in the end. Will it be a happy ending or a tragic separation for the main characters?
Don’t tell me, please. I will finish this series. I swear.
Here is a mini synopsis:
King Gongmin of Goryeo (Ryu Deok-Hwan) and his wife, Princess Nogoog of Yuan (Park Se-Young) are escorted by Choi Young (Lee Min-ho) and the royal guard back to Goryeo (Korea) after years of being held hostage by Yuan (China). The group is attacked by assassins, and Princess Nogoog’s throat is slashed. To save Princess Nogoog’s life, Choi Young travels 700 years into the future through a portal and kidnaps a modern-day plastic surgeon (Kim Hee-Sun) and brings her to the past.