First Look at Shin Se Kyung and Cha Eun Woo in MBC Drama Rookie Historial Goo Hae Ryung


There hasn’t been a sageuk on my radar in awhile, and I’m not really counting upcoming Arthdal Chronicles since it’s mining pre-written history and has fantasy elements. I’m jonesing for a classic Joseon-era sageuk with romance and the requisite amounts of period conflict. I’m warming up to summer MBC sageuk Rookie Historial Goo Hae Ryung for that reason, a craving for the sageuk fix and also liking how leads Shin Se Kyung and Cha Eun Woo are literally pretty as a picture in the first stills from the drama. There’s also the feminist empowerment angle where she’s a super nerd who wants to become the first woman to be an official historian and write down what happened, because goodness that would certainly lend a different angle to what we know of history if that job in any civilization had both men and women doing it lol.