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Kim Yu-shin has zero versatility

최종수정 2009.11.04 18:02 기사입력 2009.11.04 18:02

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A look into Uhm Tae-woong's character in TV series "Queen Seon-deok"

A scene from MBC TV series "Queen Seon-deok" where actor Uhm Tae-woong plays the role of Kim Yu-shin. [MBC]

He used to be a good-looking man when he was younger. Really. Although his life as great-grandchild of King Guhae of Geumgwan Gaya and a general in 7th-century Silla started to get messed up because of the Chun-myung and Duk-man sisters but his own rigid personality also lended a hand to his fate. As a young boy, while bowing 10,000 times during training, he would start all over again after reaching over 9,900 because he thought he had lost focus.

He is so strong that he'll chop into even the stump wood where the piece of wood he originally meant to cut was placed upon and will split apart large rocks with his wooden sword. The only times he shows some flexibility is when he gets lost, being one with a bad sense of direction, and will pretend to be making a stop to get a drink of water. However, when Mi-shil asks him to take her side, he will tell her up front, "You can take my body after you kill me. I will not go alive. I am sorry but I am so foolish that I do not understand anything except threats." If he lived in recent times, he may have been jobless or not been able to get married even when he reaches his 40s with such a personality. And being the tactless man he is, he will not realize that Chun-myung likes him and speak of his love for Duk-man, saying he wants to protect and look after her. And to Duk-man herself he will make the most unbecoming and embarrassing confession, asking her not to change and just stay who she is. But the two, both with extremely dull personalities, go together like peas in a pod. Regardless, Kim is one who will strive forward for his nation and his people but somehow make viewers feel sorry to see the him lack in versatility.

Reporter : Choi Ji-Eun five@10asia.co.kr
Editor : Jessica Kim jesskim@asiae.co.kr, Jang Kyung-Jin three@10asia.co.kr
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