When Will The Real Kim Kyung Tak Stand Up?????
They may as well start boiling people in oil… Time Slip Dr. Jin has just reached an all time high–they are going so far as to torture the main heroine– Young Rae, along with Dr. Jin, for the trumped up charge of poisoning the Dowager Queen. Episodes 9 and 10 are stuffed full of violence and intrigue with poisoning and beheading as side dishes. This is not a drama to watch to relax or to share with your young children. It is barbaric and makes me so tense that I have to seek a calm place after viewing it. This is because it is depicting another time and place when things such as this occurred. The Spanish Inquisition and The Salem Witch Trials are comparable realities.
With the addition of Kim Kyung Tak’s character into the mix, this drama becomes an even more complicated story. His character is vulnerable, and his heart is tender–yet he finds it necessary to do the will of his politically scheming father and brother in order to procure a living. Faced with the stigma of being illegitimate, Kim Kyung Tak, portrayed by our own Kim Jaejoong, wars within himself as to what are the motives of the people that he loves. He hurts easily, and does not fully understand why his love for Young Rae is not returned. After she breaks their engagement, he still protects her reputation and takes the blame upon himself. Yet, even though becoming hardened. he cannot kill his best friend when faced with the knowledge that his friend is of a warring faction–a faction that he has been pursuing for a great while as a leader of the Police Force.
I am waiting for Kim Kyung Tak to come to his senses and defend the woman he loves simply out of the purity of that love. He stands to lose her in the political war between his family and the royal family. If he can come to see this, and not mistakenly place Dr. Jin as the culprit, thus allowing further torture, perhaps Young Rae can grow to love Kim Kyung Tak for his compassion and ability to discern right from wrong. It wouldn’t hurt matters either if he learned to ask her will and her opinions.
It will take a massive sacrifice on Kim Kyung Tak’s part to do the right thing and to turn on his power-hungry family. The writing is on the wall; he just needs to interpret it. This seems to be at a point in history where many new discoveries and the age of enlightenment are starting to coalesce [pull togetherto make something new].
I know that there are those who say that “Time Slip Dr. Jin” has no depth–I see much depth. Perhaps it is not as deep as the Japanese version? I am fine with the drama just as it is. I don’t need deeper than this. My imagination can conjure up a whole lot more than what is being presented on the surface of this intricate story.
The question I am asking is this: “when will the real Kim Kyung Tak stand up”? Will he allow his brother and the totally inept, insipid state Doctor to maim or kill the woman that he has loved for 20 years? Will he allow his embarrassment and anger to choke him into inaction? Hopefully, he will trust the instincts of friends that he has known and loved for many years, and begin to take action against the injustices of the present political climate.
We are still waiting on Kim Jaejoong as Kim Kyung Tak to bust a move in the right direction…Listening writer??
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