All thanks to my mum-in-law who was here visiting a few weeks ago.
She started watching a few episodes of Dong Yi at my place after being introduced to the Korean drama at her sister's. Initially, only M watched with her while I caught the occasional segment of the slow-moving plot and long-winded conversations.
A week after she left, I did the rare thing of turning on the TV at 7pm one day and watched the whole episode with M. A few consecutive days of tuning in later and I am hooked!
Now, I decline all dinner invitations and reschedule our evening routine just so I can put my legs up promptly at 7pm to follow the remaining episodes. Even my little boys are watching enthusiastically with me, though they don't understand the plot.
They like this young Prince Yeoning character and would laugh out loud at all his antics and share his joys. To my little Chip, the drama is just full of good queens and bad queens, a king and a very clever prince whose mum he has nicknamed as 'Donkey'! Haha.....
I chanced upon this on Youtube recently and watched it twice while Chip was eating his snacks in front of me. I'm a little embarrassed to admit that I went all 'awww ..... awww.... soooo cute... awww....' I probably also smiled a bit too much when I was watching it.
Little Chip heard the music and asked curiously 'Mummy, is that Donkey? Are you watching the donkey with the king again?'
Umm... I do feel like a silly 16 year old sometimes. But the boys know, since I admitted openly to them, that I like the story between the King and Dong Yi and that is really the reason I watch the drama. In fact, I am so addicted to the love story that I even looked up the facts and read the history and true story that inspired this drama. :D
It's a shame that I missed so much of it. I am still contemplating the trip to the video store.