Jang Hyuk and AOA’s Seolhyun Confirm New Historical “My Country”

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As usual, Jang Hyuk (Bad Papa) likes to keep busy and is now confirmed for the upcoming historical drama My Country. He will play Lee Bang Won who ultimately went on to become king at the beginning of the Joseon era.

AOA’s Seolhyun (Orange Marmalade) has also confirmed her lead role as an intelligent woman who is unhappy with the corruption that has developed in her country. They both join Yang Se Jong (Thirty But Seventeen) and Woo Do Hwan  (Great Seducer) who are set to star.

Wow is about all I can say about this cast! I never would have imagined getting to see Jang Hyuk in this drama too after Yang Se Jong and Woo Do Hwan signed on. And I’m looking forward to getting another look at Seolhyun after enjoying her in Orange Marmalade. I really can’t wait to see this drama come together!

My Country is set during the tumultuous period at the end of the Goryeo era and follows the story of two friends, one being the son (Yang Se Jong) of a powerful general who can’t stand injustice and one (Woo Do Hwan) who wants to pass the military service exam but meets challenges because of his background, as they try to protect their country with the help of a woman (Seolhyun) they meet.

My Country is planning to air the second half of 2019 on JTBC.

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4 Responses to Jang Hyuk and AOA’s Seolhyun Confirm New Historical “My Country”

  1. Timescout says:

    One of the reasons I’ve lost interest in sageuks is that they keep featuring the same people over and over. How many dramas do we really need about king/prince/queen X? I wish there were more historicals about minor nobility, merchants, commoners etc. prefeeably with no conmection to the royal court. Stories about Korean royals don’t interest me much these days.

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    • Kay says:

      I can definitely understand that. Luckily, I still enjoy the stories of royalty, but I too have said for a long time that I wish they would do more focused on the regular people. Like when I recently watched Rebel Thief Who Stole the People, there was a big chunk of the story that didn’t directly involve royalty, and I thoroughly enjoyed it (the palace stuff took a bigger part as the drama progressed). There are so many stories that could be told about outside of court. I do understand the draw to the palace intrigue though (and obviously I like it, hehe).

      I also really wish they would set more stories further back in the Goryeo or Three Kingdoms periods. As much as I love Joseon, I’m particularly fond of the older periods 🙂


      • Timescout says:

        I’ve never really cared much for the palace intrigue as I find it a dead bore most of the time. Probably because it feels like it’s the same plot rehashed over and over. Whenever the makers manage to spin the story just a little bit differently I find myself being more intrigued. Alas, that doesn’t happen too often. I love ‘Story of Minglan’ because it is about the families of court officials and has women in the center of the story. I never found it dull, in fact it was often more exciting than your garden variety palace drama, ha.

        Like someone over at another blog said, “I’m having Joseon fatigue” . 😀 Yes, to dramas set in other historical periods than Joseon. I believe that part of Korean history is more or less mined dry these days.

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        • Kay says:

          Yeah, I find heavy palace politics really boring most of the time too. I like my intrigue on the light side with heavier relationship drama and romance (I know you don’t love the romance though either, hehe 😉 )

          I’m glad that this new drama is at least set at the end of the Goryeo era/beginning of Joseon since it’s a little different. I love historicals, but I get so excited when I hear about one set outside of the Joseon era. There are so many other kings, queens, and just history in general they could explore by going further back. Dramas are getting a bit more experimental these days, so maybe it’s just a matter of time before they try to incorporate more form those periods. At least that’s what I’m hoping! 🙂


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