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Do you feel your heart thumping? That is an indication that one is alive. My heart thumps, pumps, and freaking goes berserk when I watch Arang and the Magistrate. This drama is perfectly amazing, so funny and thrilling that I find myself holding my breath at times. Im invested in both the overarching narrative (the mystery of Arangs identity plus Eun Ohs mommy search) and the little interactions that move the narrative along. I find the world of AatM to be utterly enchanting, despite its macabre concept of ghosts roaming the world amongst humans. The drama doesnt demonize the dead, instead making them simply otherworldly. Aside from Arang wandering the land of the living, one wonders why there are so many other ghosts around. The drama starts by telling us the barriers between the living and the dead have broken down, leaving me to wonder if there is a bigger reason for all of this. Is the Jade Emperor doing something behind the scenes, or is this outside his control and hes taking a back seat waiting to see how it will all shake out. Im liking how the likely villain Joo Wol is slowing revealing his creepy ways, though Im not quite ready to pin Arangs death on his head. Whats so arresting is watching Arang and Eun Oh bicker and sass each other while trying to solve a mystery. They have the most incredible chemistry, one that completely obliterates their living-dead. I find myself laughing and swooning simultaneously, and wanting each episode never to end.
Eun Oh sweeps (swoon!) Arang off her feet and onto his horse, then taking off like the devil is behind him. Which is kinda the case, since Moo Young the Soul Reaper is turning on the hyper speed to catch up to a galloping horse. Arang tosses some peach blossoms to slow down Moo Young, which succeeds in allowing her and Eun Oh to escape. Phew!
Eun Oh rides to the edge of a lake and then gets off the horse. He pulls Arang off and then grabs the hair pin from her head, examining it to confirm that it is indeed the very same hair pin he gave his mother. He asks where she got it, but she claims its hers since she awoke into the life of a ghost wearing that hair pin. Eun Oh realizes this means Arang mustve met his mom before she died, but her having no memory of her life before death poses a problem in tracking down said missing mom.
Arang thanks Eun Oh for saving her and then walks off. Eun Oh makes a decision to help her find out who she was, knowing that this will help him find his mom. Arang breaks into a wild smile, calling him a nice guy despite pretending to be so cool. Eun Oh helps her back on his horse and they ride off. Since she doesnt know who she is, he decides to call her amnesia.
Back on Heaven, Moo Young goes to inform the Jade Emperor that hes failed to retrieve Arang. The Jade Emperor isnt fretting, saying in a zen way that things have a time and place and will work out. He touches some flowers which are colorful and turns them all white, then touching them again which returns it to its original form.
Its back to raining in the mortal realm and Dol Swe sucks under an awning to escape the rain. Eun Oh arrives and informs his trusty servant that he intends to assume the mantle of magistrate of this village after all. Dol Swe thinks the three government officials mustve done something to turn his normally carefee young lord into someone wanting to serve the people. He runs off to beat up the Three Stooges.
The Three Stooges are discussing how best to handle their no magistrate situation when Dol Swe arrives to beat them up. Eun Oh follows and stops the beat down, informing the Three Stooges that he will be their magistrate. The Three Stooges goes to inform Lord Choi that they have another magistrate at last.
When Lord Choi asks what the new magistrate is doing, hes informed that the new magistrate is obsessed with a woman. We see Eun Oh trying to draw Arang to show her picture around town and find out who she is. Eun Ohs first attempt, which he holds up proudly, elicits a I look like that?!? reaction from Arang. Eun Oh tears up the picture and begins anew.
Eun Oh ends up commissioning a painter to draw Arang, but requires that he describe her to the painter, who sees no one in the room and looks at Eun Oh like hes crazy.
Later than night, Arang looks at the picture drawn by the painter, while Eun Oh lounges on the ground. Since the portraits are so lacking, Eun Oh asks where Arang mightve died so they can start there. But she doesnt know either, having woken up dead and following the Soul Reaper. Though she does occasionally have pain on her left side of her chest. Eun Oh is frustrated she didnt mention that earlier, which leads to them huffing annoyingly at each other.
The next day, Eun Oh goes to review the local crime registry to see if there are any suspicious deaths in three years ago. All he sees are crimes of passion, turning up nothing that might be Arang. She thinks hes being insensitive to her plight, that she might be an unclaimed corpse rotting somewere. She storms out.
Eun Oh goes out later that night and he sees a residence that is dark and sealed off. He scales the walls and goes inside. He walks into what appears to be a ladys room, which remains intact with all the cosmetics and items strewn everywhere. He is about to leave when he hears a ghostly sound which makes him turn around.
Arang walks around and notices ghosts gathering outside a house and finds out they are waiting for the memorial service food to be left for ghosts. This leads Arang to flashback to her early days as a ghost. She was starving and an older man ghost have her a rice ball that sated her appetite. He finds out that she has no name since she has no memory, so he tells her that Arang is the name used by maidenly ghosts. He also teaches her than ghosts can only eat the food left outside to appease hungry spirits.
Eun Oh looks around the room until a woman spots him inside. He introduces himself as the new magistrate and asks what happened to the owner of this room. The woman reveals that the room housed the daughter of the former magistrate, who has been missing for the past three years. Her father gave up everything to find her but died without locating her. Eun Oh thinks hes found out who Arang is.
Arang jostles with the other ghosts for the rice to be left outside for the spirits. Once the rice is placed outside, all the ghosts charge towards it and engage in an all-out brawl. Arang gets tossed aside but in the pell mell the rice is taken by another ghost while Arang is blamed.
Eun Oh paces impatiently as he waits for Arang. Hes shocked when she returns, because shes so disheveled from fighting with the other ghosts. He drags her off to see her old room, telling her that her real name was Lee Seo Rim. Arang has no recollection, though the butterfly on her hanbok matches the butterfly on the cloth being embroidered in the room.
Eun Oh asks the Three Stooges about Lee Seo Rim and finds out that the world thinks she didnt disappear, everyone assumes she ran away with another man. Eun Oh learns that no one has seen Seo Rim before, as she was extremely sheltered and live her life hidden in her room. But she did have a fiancee.
Arang remains glum despite learning all this new knowledge, because she still has no memory. She wants to meet with her fiancee to ask about her past life, but thats a problem since he wont be able to see her. She asks Eun Oh for help but hes not about to reveal he can see dead people. When Arang sighs and moves to leave, Eun Oh relents since he knows he needs her memory back to reveal her meeting with his mother.
Arang and Eun Oh walk to the house of Lord Choi, revealing that the fiancee in question is Lord Chois son Joo Wol, who is currently sitting in the garden pavilion drawing. Arang sees him and clutches her frantically beating heart. Eun Oh is disbelieving that a ghost can get heart palpitations, and he hilariously tries to touch her chest to confirm, which causes Arang to be all outraged. Heh.
Since Arang is so emotionally confused, she doesnt want to go today to see Joo Wol and drags Eun Oh off. Its adorable that to the rest of the world, Eun Oh appears to be a crazy person dragging himself off. Eun Oh and Arang go to an restaurant and she tries to drown her sorrows in alcohol, chalking up her reaction to Joo Wol to mean she really loved the guy.
Arang doesnt want to see him until she can appear before him all pretty and cleaned up, despite Eun Oh pointing out the pointlessness of that since Joo Wol wont be able to see her regardless. Arang pouts and cries that shell have to go to the other world all sad like this, leaving Eun Oh exasperated knowing that hell have to help her out. Again.
Eun Oh piggybacks a drunken Arang, which is probably a K-drama first. Shes heavy and he staggers with her dead weight on his back. He pauses when her faces brushes his. On the bridge, he drops her when a passerby stares at him staggering by himself. He picks her back up and continues on his journey.
Joo Wol visits a gisaeng house, which is a first for him. He rents out the entire place for the night but doesnt find what hes looking for despite checking out all the gisaengs. Joo Wol walks out of the gisaeng house and wonders why he came in the first place, hes not going to find what hes looking for here. As he leaves, one gisaeng follows him to flirt and he pushes her up against a tree and presses a dagger to her neck. Totally not surprised that hes a crazy MoFo. He lets the gisaeng go and leaves.
Eun Oh arrives at Bang Wools house still carrying Arang on his back, which is when she awakens and reveals she was actually sobered up awhile back. Eun Oh makes his usual exasperated expression towards Arang. Poor Bang Wool is annoyed that Arang has returned, especially when shes asked to pretty up Arang again. Unlike last time when she was asked to shop lift, this time Eun Oh is paying for the new outfit.
Eun Oh needs to take Arangs measurements since Bang Wool cant see her. Arang measures her own bust because of her maidenly ghostly modesty, but Eun Oh gets close to take the rest of her measurements. This moment is thrumming with palpable chemistry between then, which both of them feel. Arangs measurements confirm for Bang Wool that she has a lovely figure, except she still has a bad temper.
Arang rushes off to escape the moment, while Bang Wool begs Eun Oh to find out how he can see ghosts. Eun Oh warns Bang Wool to keep this knowledge to herself and he hurries off as well. He tries to shake some sense into himself after that heart pumping moment with Arang. Shes watching him from the roof and smiles at herself, saying that Eun Oh is a good guy indeed.
Lord Choi hears that his son was at a gisaeng house which is out of character, and he asks how many days until the crescent moon. Joo Wol stands outside staring at the full moon and fingering his ring, before walking away. He passes by Eun On on the bridge, and while he doesnt recognize Eun Oh, the latter snerks at what Arang sees in this guy?
Later in the night, Eun Oh is sleeping when he awakens to find Arang lying across from him. She softly asks if he knows what ghosts might be regretful about? Eun Oh thinks shes sad about wearing the same outfit for the last three years. Arang shakes her head and explains that shes sad about dying without ever kissing a man. Which is when she leans in close to Eun Oh and he stares at her.
Korean drama of the week "Arang and the Magistrate" (2012)
Directed by Kim Sang-ho-I
Written by Jeong Yoon-jeong
With Lee Joon-ki, Sin Min-ah, Yeon Woo-jin, Kwon O-joong, Han Jeong-soo, Hwang Bo-ra,...
20 episodes - Wed, Thu 21:55
Also known as "Tale of Arang"
Arang is an aggrieved ghost who happens to suffer from amnesia. She sets out on a journey to find her true identity but first she needs to find someone in the living world who can see her and help her. That person is Eun-oh. She makes a plea to Eun-oh to help her recover her memories. Eun-oh jokingly tells her that he would only help her if he becomes the district magistrate and so Arang cleverly finds a way to have him appointed as a magistrate overnight. This drama brings the supernatural romantic story of Arang, a ghost who seeks answers to her untimely death, and Eun-ho, a young district magistrate who abhors ghost!
Eun-oh (Actor: Lee Joon-ki)
Born with the ability to see ghosts, Eun-oh does not believe whatever the ghosts whisper into his ear. One day, his mother suddenly disappears and as he goes looking for her, he comes across a young female ghost called Arang who wants his help in seeking answers. All she wants is to know her identity and her pleading eyes remind him of his own missing mother. After finally agreeing to help Arang, as a newly-appointed district magistrate, he finds himself being drawn into a world of mystery and supernatural forces.
Arang (Actress: Sin Min-ah)
The only daughter of Milyang governor Lee Joong-hoon. Her given name is Lee Seo-lim. She once possessed a pleasant and agreeable personality but tragedy struck one day and her life was changed irrevocably after her death. She was taken into the deep realms of darkness that altered her temperament and character to the point where she is now cynical and tough as nails. She is a soul with a grudge who lusts for revenge. Returning to the living world as a ghost desperately seeking answers surrounding her death, she appears before the district magistrate.
Joo-wal (Actor: Yeon Woo-jin)
He was abandoned as a child and had no name. Enduring mistreatment at the hands of strangers and barely scraping by, he is visited by a woman one day. She offers to grant him one wish on the condition that he must obey her. Several days later, she takes him to Lord Choi's home in Milyang where he becomes the foster son with a name, Joo-wal. Before he was called a little scoundrel in the mean streets but now everyone calls him, "young master" in a sudden reversal of fortunes.
Bang-wool (Actress: Hwang Bo-ra)
She is a female shaman who has some mystic powers but not quite enough of it to say she is a professional shaman; she is able to call spirits but cannot see them. So she gets by with her mediocre shamanic powers through wit and cunning. Because she feels inadequate about her powers, she constantly prays for a mountain god to visit her and bestow powers upon her but the only spirit that appears is Arang. She despises Arang who only shows up when she needs to ask for a favor but after a while she gradually warms up to her as a good friend.
Jade Emperor of the Heavens (Actor: Yoo Seung-ho)
He rules over all the kings in the heaven. Nobody knows his age but he takes on the form of a young handsome boy. He is smitten by Arang when he first sets his eyes upon her and tries to grab her attention. But Arang considers him as a perverted old man, who unbeknownst to her, happens to be the most popular god in the heavenly world. At first it seems that he is playing with Arang's and Eun-oh's fates under the guise of helping them solve a missing soul case but he has deeper, altruistic motives.
Broadcasting dates in Korea : 2012/08/15~2012/10/18
Available on DVD from YESASIA
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Actor Lee Joon Gi recently took a picture with Yeon Woo Jin and Kwon Oh Joong.
On November 6, Lee tweeted a picture with the comment, Thank you. It has been a long time since we three have hung out together. Say hi.
In the picture, Lee, Yeon, and Kwon are wearing hats and comfortable clothes. Lee is making the V sign and winking at the camera. Yeon is smiling behind Lee and Kwon, who is showing off his clear cut feature and charismatic appeal.
People who saw the picture responded: They three look great together. Lee has become close friends with actors of Arang and the Magistrate. Yeon is a soft city boy. Lee is such a cutie.
MBCs Wednesday-Thursday series Arang and the Magistrate went off air on October 18.
This last week brought us the final two episodes of Arang and the Magistrate and also one of the most satisfying endings Ive seen from from a drama in a while. Though in the last episodes, I must admit the effects were getting a little corny. I had been getting a little worried since Episodes 11-14 had been dragging in comparison to other parts of the drama. But Episodes 15-16 certainly ramped the action up, a change that stayed until the end. To celebrate the end of a good run, Im pointing out eight aspects of the drama that I liked and that also made the drama one of the better watches.
Warning: Spoilers ahead.
1. The Idea of Reincarnation and Cycles of Life
Part of what was so satisfying about the ending of the drama was a just resolution to the romance between Arang (Shin Min-ah) and Eun-oh (Lee Jun-ki). Sometimes dramas neglect an aspect that was previously crucial in the plot during the ending or some sudden fix that allows the plot to develop in the main couples favor arises. But neither of those occur here. The idea of reincarnating with full memories and repeatedly meeting one another in life cycles was previously brought up when discussing the history of the Grim Reaper Moo-young (Ha Jung-soo) and his sister Moo-yeon (Lim Ju-eun). As such, it seemed fitting that both protagonists receive a similar fate. And it didnt hurt that the ending was more than adorable.
2. Bang-wools Predicament + Her Relationship with Dol-swe
From the start, having a shaman that was book-smart but incapable of using her senses to make better use of her knowledge was an unexpected twist. Though she could hear, the lack of sight was a sore subject for Bang-wool (Hwang Bo-ra), and with good reason. If even the Magistrate can see ghosts, then what does that make a shaman? Apparently, it only takes blows from spirits to reactivate sense: the first being from a demon, the second from one of her own ancestors.
The relationship between Bang-wool and Dol-swe (Kwon Oh-jung) started off comedic and stayed that way until the end. Both are so drawn in by the other that they think about the other, make great efforts to see the other, and get entertainingly jealous over misunderstandings. The awkward ease at which their relationship progressed was in direct contrast to Eun-oh and Arangs push and pull, markedly because of the lack of time constraints affecting decisions. But when the drama got heavy, these two characters, whether together or separately, were welcome releases of tension that kept the drama from plodding ahead to what seemed to be an unhappy ending.
3. Kang Mun-yeongs Portrayals of Both the Mother and Moo-yeon
This woman legitimately frightened me every time she opened her eyes just a little wider. We were first introduced to Kang Mun-yeong as Eun-ohs mother, she who rejected his being due to laments over the past and visions of revenge in the future. Though clearly a bit too focused in revenge, she didnt seem abnormal until her reappearance as possessed by Moo-yeon. From that moment on, every action seemed infused with haughty confidence and plenty of arrogance to last lifetimesas it clearly did for Moo-yeon. But it wasnt until the last episodes that I think Kang Mun-yeongs acting shone most. It cant have been easy to simulate souls battling within her body, throwing all of her energy into the motions to the point where veins were visible at her temples. And the difference between Mother and Moo-yeon was always clear to me, even when Eun-oh himself doubted whether his mother was actually present in the body. A part of this dramas success, no doubt, it owed to Kang Mun-yeongs great acting.
4. Yeon Woo-jin: The Broken Man
Continuing on with the acting, I dont think we can forget Yeon Woo-jin as Choi Joo-wal. Naturally stony-faced throughout the majority of the drama, this actor kept a good poker face. He was constantly berated by Moo-yeon, Excellency Choi, and Eun-oh, was rejected by Arang, and honestly had very little to be happy about. This cold look also added to the early perception that he was simply a cold-blooded killer. But the knowledge that someone had loved him, died for him, and he had simply dropped her off of a cliff was more than enough to utterly break down the man.
It began early with the simple information that Lee Seo-rim actually liked him, loved him even. As memories returned with Moo-yeons weakening spirit, that stockpile of memories grew to include her dying for him, and his own merciless actions, all the sorrow from that recollection compounded by the fact that he had been attracted to her ghost. Its a twisted cycle, one made even sadder by the fact that all Joo-wal had wanted was to be considered a human by others, to have a warm meal and a good place to sleep. These aspects developed him into a character very difficult to hate, primarily because of his good intentions, but also because he acted as a pawn for other for the most part. Joo-wal also played a good foil to Eun-oh, essentially gaining nothing in the end while Eun-oh gained practically all he wanted: the love from a mother, someone who loved and cared for him as a significant other, and respect from others.
5. Moo-young and Moo-yeon: Lovers to Siblings
This backstory didnt hit until the later episodes. The idea that Moo-young and Moo-yeon had ever been lovers honestly came as a bit of a shock to me, most likely because the thought that they were siblings was so well-rooted that I didnt expect anything else from the obvious affections. Their issues painted heaven as such a confining place, one devoid of desires, which was not the picture I had been expecting or the picture painted from previous episodes. But their story perhaps brought more questions that I think are unanswered. For example, how do souls end up as Grim Reapers or Celestial Fairies? Joo-wal made his way to being a Grim Reaper, so does that role involve having experienced some type of great sorrow? Overall, the connections between these two souls was necessary for the issue at had to cease trouble. I hope Moo-young enjoys life as a goat.
6. The Take-down of Excellency Choi
It was difficult to find someone more annoying than Moo-yeon, who thought it was okay to regularly kill innocent souls just so that she could remain human. And sit inside a house, not doing anything. How that makes any sense, I dont think Ill ever understand. But Excellency Choi probably overtook her as the character I would most like to soundly give a beatdown.
This man sold children as slaves, withheld food from the starving town, and used false accusations to get anywhere in power. And man did Kim Yong-geon play him fabulously. Every movement of that bearded mouth made me want to somehow slap him through the computer screen, most especially when he laughed. The manner in which he earnestly believed he was somehow superior to others oozed through his every pore and become more obnoxious than possible when feeding others lies. The tremors that ran through his body as Excellency Kim (Yun Ju-sang) read a royal command was satisfying, but not more so than the look on his face when he realized he was caught as Eun-oh found him attempting to get away with his gold collection. Because escape means nothing without gold. And we cant forget Geo-deol (Kim Min-jae) reminding him that as ghosts, theres no such thing as classes. Episodes 18 until the end wiped the smirk off of Excellency Chois face, and it was a long time coming.
A fight here and there always livens up a drama. And these were a plenty considering the job the Grim Reapers had to do and the fact that Arang gets into trouble all the time. I mentioned previously that Lee Jun-ki did his own stunts, and I continue to be impressed by that fact. However, one aspect about the fights that was minor but did disappoint was how Arang seemed to lose her fighting spunk near the end. It seemed that having pretty clothes and immortality dulled her fighting abilities to the point where she was easily within harm and caught in a daze each time. While I dont expect her to spring out moves like Eun-oh or Moo-young against demons, her previous dirty tactics were nowhere to be found, which slightly weakened her character.
Initially, the Jade Emperor (Yoo Seung-ho) and the King of the Underworld (Park Joon-gyu) seemed to be benevolent Gods that played ba-dook every minute of the day, both wanting to keep the world in balance. They even let Arang return to Earth to find out how she died. But as the series progressed, it became more and more obvious that these were really Gods, beings responsible for the life and death of many, entirely above humans in their eyes. Affection was unnecessary, ambition harmful, and no one was exempt from being used to accomplish their means.
And I appreciate this development. These Gods could have remained as stagnant characters, always all-knowing and predicting every move. But they couldnt predict what would happen on the very basis that the cards they were using were human and thereby unpredictable. They found love to be a peculiar driving force and had some understanding of it, enough for the Jade Emperor to effectively use Eun-oh. But they were also very particular, to the point where granting Arangs desire to find out the truth about her death while teasing the possibility of going to heaven was accompanied by Arangs immortal body, which thereby prevented her from actually being able to fulfill her objective. Its difficult to say how much of what they actually predicted came to be, but its probably certain that the Jade Emperors pretty pleased that hes still in Yoo Seung-hos body.
While these are my favorite eight aspects from Arang and the Magistrate, there are certainly more out there. Seoulmates, feel free to leave your thoughts and add your own favorite parts of the drama in the comments!
(MBC, OhMyStar News, Etoday, Lee Jun-kis Twitter)
The photos from the "Arang and the Magistrate" wrap party were released.
The drama, which aired its finale on Thursday, released photos on its official website, showing the wrap party that happened the night the finale was aired.
The actors including Lee Jun Ki, Shin Min Ah, Yeon Woo Jin, Kwon Oh Joong and Hwang Bo Ra all attended the party.
They were all wearing their normal street clothes and smiling, having fun. The cake congratulating the show on its finale was also notable.
Viewers said, "You all did a great job!" and "They all seem so comfortable with each other."
On the other hand, "Arang and the Magistrate" will be followed by "I Miss You."
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Reasons Why 'Arang and the Magistrate' Was PopularMBC's Weds/Thurs miniseries "Arang and the Magistrate" finally ended.
With its finale having aired on Thursday, "Arang and the Magistrate" was a notable fantasy romance drama about a man, Lee Jun Ki, who falls in love with a ghost, played by Shin Min Ah.
The drama had four main reasons for its popularity.
First, it was the solid foundation of the drama. Having been based in history, it combined fantasy, romance, mystery, action and comedy but was also able to deliver a story on love, friendship, the values of a family and the relationship between life and death.
It also dealt with the difficult subject of the afterlife, bringing in mythological characters like the Jade Emperor to make it seem more mystical and fantastical. It was interesting to see those fairy tale characters come to life in a drama that seemed relatively grounded for a fantasy romance.
There was also a meaningful message. "Arang and the Magistrate" showed people how important it is for someone to have the will to go through life with a purpose and always questioning, trying to find their own answers.
The Jade Emperor really valued Arang's will and determination to find out what happened to her and that's why he gave her the chance to find out the truth. In the end, the focus wasn't about Arang ringing the bell of truth and heading into heaven but was about what she found in the process of looking for the truth that was important and learning about her own life.
It also talked about how people should be equal, giving Eun Oh's servant a chance to be someone higher up in society.
This, combined with the good computer graphics and the good acting, was part of what made the drama popular and well-received. The supporting actors were all very necessary and provided good depth to the drama.
Lee Jun Ki and Shin Min Ah both delivered very convincing performances as a magistrate and a ghost in love and both of them showed some action skills, which was very well-received among viewers.
Actor Lee Jun Ki recently shared his feelings after concluding his filming for MBC‘s ‘Arang and the Magistrate‘. The drama marked his first comeback to the TV screen after finishing his military duty.
On October 18th, Lee Jun Ki wrote on his Twitter account, “The six month journey has ended. The entire staff who I’ve closely spent more time with than my family, fellow co-stars, directors, I’ll miss you all very much and already feel empty inside. Each and every one of you who I’ve taken a drink with and freely opened up with, I’d like to share my thankful heart.”
Regarding to his gratitude towards his loyal fans, Lee Jun Ki stated, “I sincerely thank the viewers and loving fans who’ve stuck by us till the end with your love and loyalty. I will regain strength and become more devoted, and quickly return to you with a better production and character! As this is my first project since my return from the army, I feel regretful that I couldn’t show you more improved acting. Thanks to each and every one of your encouragement, I was able to fight through and finish well.”
Source + image: MyDaily via Nate
Actor Lee Joon Gi recently gave sneakers to the MBCs series Arang and the Magistrate staff members to show his appreciation.
On October 18, Lee tweeted a picture with the comment, Im so happy to give pretty sneakers to the beloved staff members. You guys have worked so hard.
In the picture, Lee is smiling with the staff members in his TV series costume while holding sneakers.
The series is very meaningful to Lee because it is his first TV series after he got discharged from the Army. The audience rating for the first episode was thirteen percent and it continuously went up. Lee expressed his gratitude to the staff members by giving them sneakers as presents.
People who saw the picture responded: He is so great to give the staff members presents. The staff members must felt good to receive presents. Lee is cool.
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MBC "Arang and the Magistrate" met its happy ending.
On Thursday, the finale to "Arang and the Magistrate" aired and showed the end of Arang's stay in the land of the living. On the night of the third full moon, Eun Oh (Lee Jun Ki) and Arang (Shin Min Ah) were able to find a place in the forest that deals with life and death, thanks to the help of Psychic Bang Wool (Hwang Bora).
Eun Oh finds out that Arang herself was partly responsible for her own death and he goes to find the Jade Emperor and Yama and ask them for help in order for Arang to ring the bell of truth.
Eun Oh and Arang are able to return to the land of the living but when the day comes, the door to the underworld opens and it so happens that they must part. Because Arang was responsible for her own death, the bell of truth never rang and had to go into the underworld.
However, at the last minute, Eun Oh decides to go into the underworld for her and Arang is then able to ascend to heaven. When the Emperor and Yama see that Eun Oh sacrificed himself for Arang, he tries to send him to heaven but Eun Oh requests that he be returned to the land of the living.
In the ending, Eun Oh and Arang are reborn and meet later. Eun Oh is not able to remember Arang but the two of them share a sweet kiss afterwards.
The finale recorded 12.4% viewer ratings.