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Arang and the Magistrate Episode 2 Recap And Screenshot
Arang And The Magistrate Episode 2 Recap And Screenshot

Arang and the Magistrate Episode 2 Recap And Screenshot

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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!

Korean drama of the week
Korean Drama Of The Week "arang And The Magistrate"

Korean drama of the week "Arang and the Magistrate"

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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!

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.

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.

Lee Joon Gi takes a picture with actors of Arang and the Magistrate
Lee Joon Gi Takes A Picture With Actors Of Arang And The Magistrate

Lee Joon Gi takes a picture with actors of Arang and the Magistrate

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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.

  Arang and the Magistrate: A Final Overview
Arang And The Magistrate: A Final Overview

Arang and the Magistrate: A Final Overview

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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.

'Arang and the Magistrate' Reveals Wrap Party Photos
'arang And The Magistrate' Reveals Wrap Party Photos

'Arang and the Magistrate' Reveals Wrap Party Photos

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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.

Reasons Why 'Arang and the Magistrate' Was Popular
Reasons Why 'arang And The Magistrate' Was Popular

Reasons Why 'Arang and the Magistrate' Was Popular

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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.

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.

Lee Jun Ki shares his feelings after wrapping up his filming for ‘Arang and the Magistrate’
Lee Jun Ki Shares His Feelings After Wrapping Up His Filming For ‘Arang And The Magistrate’

Lee Jun Ki shares his feelings after wrapping up his filming for ‘Arang and the Magistrate’

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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.”

Lee Joon Gi gives sneakers to the Arang and the Magistrate staff
Lee Joon Gi Gives Sneakers To The Arang And The Magistrate Staff

Lee Joon Gi gives sneakers to the Arang and the Magistrate staff

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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.

'Arang and the Magistrate' Meets Happy Ending
'arang And The Magistrate' Meets Happy Ending

'Arang and the Magistrate' Meets Happy Ending

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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.

'Arang and the Magistrate' Lee Jun Ki Saved The Drama?
'arang And The Magistrate' Lee Jun Ki Saved The Drama?

'Arang and the Magistrate' Lee Jun Ki Saved The Drama?

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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.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.