Yes, I calmed the heck down since my spazzing about episode one of The Moon that Embraces to Sun. This drama is settling in nicely with a great steady pace, building on story and character developments with ease and a light touch. Sageuks normally take their time to create the universe and allow the narrative to proceed at a fluid pace rather than tossing random scenes that might attract the viewer interest but serve no greater purpose. Everything that has happened in the first two episodes make sense, are necessary, and help ease us into the world where fate appears to dictate the lives and loves of Hwon, Yeon Woo, and Yang Myung.
Unlike the immediate pathos of episode one, this episode focused on the teenagers and their friendship, old and new alike. Prince Yang Myung has pretty much become my favorite character, with his glib and joking ways just a mask for a lifetime’s disappointment and helplessness