Review – Bridal Mask
Bridal Mask is one of the most epic, emotional, action-packed, gut-wrenching shows I have ever watched. It takes place during the 1930’s, when Japan had colonized the country. The hatred between the local “Joseon” people and the Japanese is palatable. Though some have been striving to live and work in peace, overall it is a volatile time rife with government, military, and police corruption. The plot centers around a young Korean man who has betrayed his people by joining the Japanese military to help them end the rebellion, in particular catch the infamous masked crusader known only as “Bridal Mask.” He is despised by his own people and distrusted by the Japanese, with the exception of his best friend, a kind-hearted elementary school teacher. A series of tragic events lead both of these men into their terrible fates.
Overall Rating – 9/10. When Elementary School Teachers Embrace The Dark Side… (also known as: The Problem With Eye For An Eye Is There Are Always More Eyes)
It would be a 10/10 but I confess it could have probably cut about ten entire episodes and not suffered from plot loss. More discussion (and spoilers! sorry, I can’t help it) follow.