You Had Me At “I Do” – Review of Empire of Gold
Fifteen minutes in and I was already hooked with baited breath. Hands down the best opening scene of any K-Drama I have seen to date. Seriously, my jaw dropped to the floor… “With this ring I thee wed” has never been creepier. EVER.
The Empire of Gold kept rolling forward at full steam – delivering some chilling scenes and immersing you into the strange and treacherous world of big, shady business. Yes, ladies and gentleman, this world is as far removed from me as South Korea. I shall keep my pittance of a government salary and continue to pay rent in my shabby but comfortable apartment and leave the bribes, back-stabbing, golfing, dinner deals and mergers to the high rollers who can stomach such things. This is not a world of happy endings, or happy middles or even happy beginnings. This world barely catches even a moment of such things. And yet it’s compulsively watchable. Like a massive car pile up on the interstate. Keep me at a safe distance… about ten feet from the television, thank you.
A dark, precautionary tale of greed. Highly recommended.
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