This week brought with it the end of the first season of The Three Musketeers and since I’m just not ready to let this one go yet, I decided to recommend it for this weekend’s drama to marathon.
The Three Musketeers began airing, back in August, on tvN and as the name implies, it’s the Joseon version of Alexandre Dumas’ classic novel. Being a fan of the original story, I was intrigued by the idea of a Joseon remake and I went into this drama with a lot of curiosity, wondering how the writers would choose to portray this classic story within the context of Joseon time period. What I found was a drama full of action, adventure, suspense, romance, subterfuge, espionage and revenge which means this drama turned out to be everything I was hoping for and so much more. I had so much fun, putting new names and faces with beloved characters and watching the story unfold in the Joseon era brought new life to a tale I’ve loved for years.
For those of you who may not be familiar with the original story, I’ll give you a quick run-through of the drama. The story is told through the memoirs of Park Dal Hyang (Jung Yong Hwa) and through their reading, the story unfolds. Young and naive, Dal Hyang sets off to join the military elite but his grand life plans don’t work out quite the way he wants. Through misadventures and mishaps, Dal Hyang finds himself face-to-face with a trio of charming rogues who call themselves “The Three Musketeers”. As fate would have it, this first encounter with the Musketeers is only the beginning of his adventures and before Dal Hyang knows it, he’s accepted into the prestigious military academy, kicked out, reinstated, nearly beheaded, promoted to King’s guard, arrested, hanged, pardoned and reassigned. Along the way Dal Hyang befriends the Musketeers and is reunited with the girl he once promised to marry, only find out she’s now the Crown Princess. Of course the story of the Three Musketeers wouldn’t be complete if it didn’t involve a whole lot of shenanigans with foreign dignitaries and a genius villain conspiring to overthrow the King.
Honestly there is so much that goes on during these twelve episodes, that it’s impossible to do them justice in a quick overview. This is one of those dramas you’re just going to have to trust me on when I tell you, you need to watch it. As in right now. Seriously. Right now! Go! Go! Go! Just remember to come back once you’ve finished and tell me what you thought of The Three Musketeers because you know how much I love
squeeing over Yong Hwa talking about dramas! Oh! And if you’d like a much more in-depth review of The Three Musketeers you can read through my weekly review of each episode HERE.