Given that I am a bit of an old soul, I have always had a soft spot for period dramas but throw dragons into the mix and I’m hooked, line and sinker. I lied, they’re not literally dragons but a mere representation of the six individuals instrumental to the rise of a nation.
My initial thoughts when I heard about this k-drama was that it had tremendous potential. It was being produced by the same people behind the success of the Tree With Deep Roots and the team did not disappoint.
The progression of each character’s back story was fast-paced as they learn to thrive in the worst situations at a time when tragedy has become commonplace. It was interesting to see how the events played out and the protagonists’ reactions though morally questionable at times allow us to catch a glimpse of how they will become in the future.
It might be too early to rate the drama since there has only been 8 out of 50 episodes. I am so glad sageuks are incessantly long, meaning more time for unexpected plot twists and ingenious machinations for power.
Six Flying Dragons has flair and I hope it doesn’t lose it over the course of the drama because anticipating the characters embark on their journey to ignite a revolution is euphoric to say the least but to watch the fallout is not. It’s amazing to be able to watch such headstrong characters rally over a cause but the plot does revolve around the eventual rivalry between our two dragons played by Yoo Ah In and Kim Myung Min as their ideologies begin to clash. Historically, Yoo Ah In’s character as the future King Taejo was known to be bloodthirsty and violent so I hope he doesn’t kill everyone.