Our second memory for this year’s “Walk down Memory Lane” comes to us from our Gu Family Book series back in 2013.
As much as we adored Lee Seung Gi and Bae Suzy, it was really Choi Jin Hyuk who stole the show–for at least the first two episodes–as he exploded onto our collective radars. I think it’s pretty safe to say that this series helped shower him with some serious stardust.
OK, I concede that the series sprinkled a good amount of stardust on some other rising stars like Sung Joon and Yoo Yeon Seok. We really shouldn’t forget about them either. 😉
It was also the first series that I tried the video recap format. You remember how this was my “real” foray into YouTube, recapping the episode on video and uploading just pictures on the blog posts? Hmmm…I have mixed feelings about those old videos. LOL. Seriously, I took a quick look at the one associated with this post and had myself a good chuckle. Heh. Ah well, it’s all part of our past romps together….
Anyhow, without further ado, let’s take a look at the post for Episode 1!
Republished verbatim from the original post back on April 8, 2013 (here):
It’s finally here! Woohoo~And our expectations and hopes of this being a well-done series were met in spades with this first episode! From the cinematography to the solid acting, this series is off to a solid start with a plot that has its viewers–at least this viewer–enthralled with the characters, the sacrifices, the conflicts, etc. Needless to say, I think I’m going to be kept busy for the next few months with our beloved Gu Family Book.
English-subtitled episode link: video
Pictures from episode 1: video recap