I ♥ Gu Am Heo Joon Korean Drama-Final Thoughts
Park Jin Hee as Ye Jin
Nam Goong Min as Yoo Do Ji
Park Eun Bin as Da Hee
Overall, if you want to watch a fairly decent and generally not too boring historical (sageuk) based on a real life person; this is not a bad one to watch. I found that the time really past fast as the episodes averaged between 32-35 minutes each.
Now, once you get past the episode count of 135 episodes, it was very good; definitely not a drama that I would watch again. I thought it was well acted by all. I especially liked the fact that Heo Joon’s character (played by Kim Ju Hyuk) wasn’t a squeaky clean character from the beginning but morphed into the great man that he became over time.
This was only the second time seeing Kim Ju Hyuk (Heo Joon) in a drama but I was definitely a fan of both Nam Goong Min (Do Ji) and Park Jin Hee (Ye Ji) which was the reason I even watched this. Go Doo Shim (as Heo Joon’s mother) as always is a consummate actress. I was impressed with Park Eun Bin (Da Hee, Heo Joon’s wife) because there is a 20 year difference in their age (yeah, I was shocked too) but she held her own from start to finish. The rest of the cast was great. There are a couple of the younger actors (who remain nameless) that I will be looking forward to in the future.
Overall, this is a drama only medical and sageuk watchers would possibly appreciate. I don’t recommend it otherwise.