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The Crowned Clown (K-Drama Recommendation)

Title: The Crowned Clown Alternate Title: The Man Who Became King (or) Masquerade Episodes: 16 (1 hour episodes) Genre: Historical, Romance, Drama, Melodrama, Political Cast: Yeo Jin Goo, Lee Se Young Airs On: Monday, Tuesday Where to Watch: Viki Inspiration: This drama was inspired by "Masquerade" from "The Prince and the Pauper" by Mark Twain. Synopsis: Joseon is in a state of disorder due to uprisings and a power struggle surrounding King Lee Heon (Yeo Jin Goo.) To avoid assassination, a clown named Ha Seon (Yeo Jin Goo) is brought to the palace to take the place of King Lee Heon. Ha Seon looks almost identical to King Lee Heon. When Ha Seon was a child, his parents died during an epidemic. Ha Seon almost died from starvation around that time, but he was saved by a group of clowns. Ha Seon grew up with the clowns and became one of them. Once in the palace Ha Seon is nervous that someone will find out that he is not the real King. (Info. Source: MDL) My thoughts: Only four episodes are out so far and it's rated 8.7 on MyDramaList by lots of users. I have just finished episode 1 and I can say that Yeo Jin Goo is doing an amazing job at the two different personalities of Lee Heon and Ha Seon. It's amazing! I definitely recommend checking it out! I have only seen a couple of Historical dramas because they aren't really my thing but I love this already!

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"Do I know you?" I said to the guy in front of me. He smiled, he move closer into my face. "I don't know do we know each other?" He asked. I looked out the fogged window. I see the rain drops on the window as the car is moving. Today is my first day at Seoul University. I'll be in my second year. "Okay sweetie we here." My mother said as I got out of the car. "You know mom I can get out myself I am 23 now." I said to her. She laughs as I get out the car. She rolled down the window and looked at me. "But it's your first time here since your father died." My mother said. I turned away and started to think about my father. My dad died when I was 13. He was the best dad in the world. Knows me the best, when ever I get in trouble by my mom. My dad would talk me and calm me down. If it wasn't for him as or probably hate my mom. He died in a car cash as he was coming home to surprise me on my birthday. I remember my mom looking through the window for him. 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Korean Winter Street Foods
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