Pol's Pick for a Netflix Must-Watch...Give You One Guess Where It Is From...
So yes, another Korean show. Bear with me here. First let’s go over the basics. The show revolves around the story of Baek-rock. He is the leader of the Black Swords, which is a secret (black ops) military squad for the King of Korea. Baek-rock was a childhood friend of the King they grew up together because the eventual King was his adopted brother. Baek-rock has a biological brother named Baek-kyul (I will now be referring to Baek-rock as “Rock” and Baek-kyul as “Kyul”). There is also a love interest (of course). Her name is Jeong-yeon. Both brothers Rock and Kyul are in love with her.
As I mentioned earlier, Rock works for the King as the leader of the Black Swords. Kyul works for the Prime Minister as part of the Royal Guard, and is also the Prime Minister’s son-in-law. The King, and the Prime Minister don’t like each other. Each is trying to take the other’s political power by any means.
The Black Swords and the Royal Guard seem to run into each other a lot in this show. Now you ask, why would these two brothers fight each other? What happened between them?? Well, Rock knows that’s Kyul is part of the Royal guard. It’s a very high government position. Kyul has no idea Rock is part of the Black Swords. This leads to some very interesting situations. There are even times when Rock and Kyul are fighting each other in the dark and it leaves you in total suspense.
I’m sure this may all sound a little confusing, but as you watch this show, it makes total sense. There are very few main characters in the show, and they have very…VERY distinct looks.
Now, this was just the story I’m talking about. The action: incredible. Great sword fights. I’m not a fan of the CGI blood. Reminds me of Sparticus. I have no idea why it is used. I’m guessing it makes production of the show cheaper.
But in all honesty, it’s the story line that will make you continue watching. Each episode ends making you say, “Oh come on! It’s 3AM!! I need to sleep! Okay fine one more episode.” I highly recommend watching this series, and in true Korean fashion, It’s 1 season. You only get 12 episodes! Which means I need to watch some more stuff because you guys will finish watching this before I can probably finish another show!
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