My Country: The New Age (K-drama 2019)

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Set during the end of the Goryeo period to the early Joseon period. Two friends aim their swords against one another due to differences in opinion about “my country.”

Seo Hwi (Yang Se-Jong) is a warrior. His father Seo Geom is a famous commander. Seo Hwi does not compromise when it comes to injustice. His life devolves into a hellish existence, but he still holds a smile.

Nam Seon-Ho (Woo Do-Hwan) is smart and a talented figure. Because his mother was born into the lowest class, Nam Seon-Ho is looked down upon by other people. He wants to pass the military service examination. Due to a corruption scandal involving his father, Nam Seon-Ho loses his dream. Making things worse, he comes into conflict with Seo Hwi over a misunderstanding.

This drama was emotionally appealing, action scenes with swords and blood are impressive, the production value shows high quality and the story about friendship, politics, and justice are decent. I felt like watching a movie, yes, the cinematography was admirable, it made my eyes glow.

For the first to eight episodes, I was totally enjoying the show, but later when I started comparing it to Six Flying Dragons, it leads me astray. I have a mix of emotions. I got bored and I felt like the story becomes repetitive. I think something was missing. However, because the cast is what made this show entirely good and their characters are just made for them, it made me stay.

Anyhow, I find the ending perfectly suitable for the plot. You can watch it in your free time.

Verdict: 8/10

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