5 Most Memorable Moments From “The Red Sleeve” So Far
MBC’s “The Red Sleeve” continues to sweep the rankings for the most buzzworthy dramas and actors!
“The Red Sleeve” is about the imperial romance between crown prince Yi San (played by 2PM’s Lee Junho), who later becomes emperor, and the strong-willed court lady Seong Deok Im (played by Lee Se Young).
Below are five of the most unforgettable scenes from the first eight episodes.
1. When they made eye contact through the reflection in the water
In episode 3, Yi San attempts to hide his identity from Seong Deok Im as he tries to use his fan to cover his face. However, Seong Deok Im already sees Yi San’s face through the reflection in the water. The two of them made eye contact through this reflection and this creative idea of using the water as a mirror captured the viewers’ attention. Many complimented the camerawork and the symbolic meaning of the scene, which represented the relationship between the two of them.
2. When Seong Deok Im recited a poem in front of Yi San’s door
In the fifth episode when Yi San is prohibited from leaving his room, Seong Deok Im takes the night shift and sits in front of Yi San’s door as she recites a poem. King Yeongjo (played by Lee Deok Hwa) barges into Yi San’s room and beats him, and Seong Deok Im hears Yi San say, “I endure this because there’s something I want.” Seong Deok Im ignores King Yeongjo’s orders to not let anyone in Yi San’s room and swears to Yi San that she will protect him until she dies.
3. When Seong Deok Im and Yi San fell in the bath together
In episode 6, Seong Deok Im is forced to help Yi San with his bath. They both don’t know what to do as their eyes nervously wander around. As Yi San tries to help Seong Deok Im pour warm water into the tub, they fall in the tub together. The sixth episode ends as they share a breathtaking moment of eye contact.
4. When Yi San confesses his love for Seong Deok Im
Yi San finally confesses his love for Seong Deok Im, but she refuses as she does not want to become a concubine. Yi San sees Seong Deok Im with her brother and mistakenly thinks that he is her lover. Yi San, wanting to know how Seong Deok Im feels, asks her, “Is all that is yours, mine?” Seong Deok Im responds, saying, “I am your person, but not everything that is mine is yours.” Yi San, angry and hurt by Seong Deok Im’s rejection, pushes her against the wall and grasps her neck.
5. When Yi San realizes that Seong Deok Im is the one he was looking for
In episode 8, Yi San finds out that Seong Deok Im is the person that was part of his memory when he was younger. Realizing that she was the one that comforted him, he finds her and says, “My name is Yi San.” He hugs her and she says, “It was you.” Viewers were left with the anticipation that their romance will finally blossom.
“The Red Sleeve” airs every Friday and Saturday at 9:50 p.m. KST.
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