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[Review] Tree with Deep Roots – 뿌리깊은 나무

A spoilery but excellent review. This is my favorite drama, not just from Jang Hyuk. A thought provoking mistery drama. It has a little bit of everything.

Musings of a Chunkeemonkeeato


The drama is based on the novel of the same name by Lee Jung Myung which focuses on a series of killings on the eve before the announcement of the Korean alphabet.  Kang Chae Yoon (Jang Hyuk) grows up to become a royal guard in order to get close to King Sejong (Han Suk Kyu) in order to assassinate him.

When Sejong’s scholars are murdered, Chae Yoon becomes a part of the investigation but soon finds himself embroiled in a bigger conspiracy.

The drama does take licenses with the history so I’m just going to mention some basic broad strokes.  A series of murders did happen right before the official release of the hangul alphabet.  It’s uncertain that these two events were directly tied with each other.  Aristocrats very much opposed the hangul alphabet.  Because of the discovery of the Hunmin Jeong-eum Haerye…

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