TL;DR: All (okay, maybe not all) of the secrets are being revealed, and yet somehow Ok-nyeo is still the one most in the dark. This displeases me.
The longer King Myungjong pretends to be a secret royal inspector, the more irritated with him I grow. Look, I get it, your disguise to walk amongst the people was an important thing for you, especially since your mother has worked very hard at controlling all of your information and who you have access to. I can’t fault you for sneaking out and lying.
But there comes a point in this charade where it strains credulity. While it’s funny on one level to watch Myungjong flail about as his haphazardly crafted persona threatens to split at the seams, on another level it is entirely un-funny because it makes Ok-nyeo appear to be unobservant, naive, etc. when she flat out doesn’t register how flustered and off-kilter Myungjong, Sun-ho, and Jung-myeong are. Come on, Show. Don’t sacrifice your leading lady’s secret-agent-level guile and general ability to notice suspicious goings-on in order to make the audience laugh. That’s cheap and unacceptable. Do better. Continue reading “The Flower in Prison, Episodes 32 & 33”