“Heaven’s Fate” Aka “King Flower Fairy” was Lee Da-hae‘s first leading role and has one of her most remarkable, memorable and praised performances to date (Some claim it is her best performance yet) even though she was only 20 years old at that time and it earned her first acting awards in both 41st Baeksang Arts Awards in 2005 and MBC Drama Awards in 2004. But I am sad to say that this drama is not anywhere to be found English subbed online 😦
It has been years and I am dying here to watch this drama subbed even though it is SO LONG (174 Episodes) to see our girl in that nontraditional and even became some how controversial role but without success. But I knew that it was aired on Arirang with English subs and some fans were able to watch it and I am just hoping one day this version will be uploaded online *praying*
But luckily we can at least can see some clips from the episodes uploaded by MBC Classics YT channel ❤
And if you know Chinese, you can actually watch it subbed/dubbed in Chinese online but I think you can’t view those videos outside of mainland 😦
So please if anyone have found any place to see this drama online or download it with subs, I will be very thankful if you leave a comment here even if this happens years later from now.
Now although I can’t offer a review because obviously I can’t do that when I didn’t watch the show but I would like to post here an intro to the drama story so you can at least be able to follow part of the drama in case you checked those clips on YT and also to be knowledgeable about this important role in Da-hae’s career. Also you can find below some pictures and a fan made MV the I like from the drama ^^
“Whether I like it or not, my life starts with my body inherited from my parents and in a background that they made for me. ‘Fate’ sometimes defines my life that has nothing to do with my will. Some accept this as destiny while others look for ‘god’ to avoid that ‘fate.’ What if I get to know what my given ‘fate’ is and from whom that fate arises? Fate that can neither be denied, no matter how badly we want to, nor be easily accepted even if we admit its presence…”
This drama talks about what ‘fate’ is, and twists and turns of life and the beauty of love and sacrifice through those who strive to overcome that ‘fate.’
Cho Won(Lee Da-hae), brought up in a not so well off but lovely family, meek and amiable, is engaged after a quite short period of dating to Jung Soo (Lee Joo Hyun), who has just returned to Korea after studying abroad, thanks to the two families’ intimate relationship.
Slowly shamanic spirit approaches Cho Won, who, as a beautiful and talented graduate student, is awaiting a rosy future of marriage life with a smart bridegroom from a rich family.
One day, she goes to a nightclub with her friends, and faints when she recognizes ghosts on big speakers while dancing. Her friends assure her that she must have mistaken something else for ghosts, but from then on, she loses her appetite and gets increasingly exhausted, symptoms that even doctors don’t know the reason for.
Cho Won, who has dismissed the symptoms as those caused by a mere headache or fatigue, happens to visit a shaman named Yong Hwa Boo(Kim Hye Sun) her friends introduced out of curiosity for she has to write a paper on shamans. Cho Won’s family learn that her aggravating symptoms are due to her shamanic spirit, and they are frightened. Then, does it mean that Cho Won, a founding, is destined to be a shaman?
Without informing Cho Won of this, her family have a discussion over this issue and at last her grandfather decides to oust her from the family. Because of the love that they gave her while raising her, her father and her mother oppose the decision, but because of the firm stance of her grandfather, a former legal professional who doesn’t want his family image tarnished, the couple unavoidably accepts his decision, breaking into tears.
Cho Won’s parents rent a room for Cho Won with the money they have saved. Thanks to the grandfather’s strict order that Cho Won leave home as soon as possible, the family of her fiance Jung Soo notifies her of its decision to break off the match. She loses her family that she loved so much, her aunt and grandmother, the perfect man, Jung Soo, and even her health. She is on the verge of giving up her life as she has lost everything overnight.
But Cho Won got to know Moo-bin(Kim Sung Min) who she first encountered while he was repairing her computer at home and he begins to grow affection toward her. But love doesn’t seem to come easily for them as he strives to help Cho Won overcome her destined fate.
Credit: AsianWiki and Heaven’s Fate Soompi Thread
This lovely Fan MV that has one of the drama’s OST songs that I really LOVE. And actually from this movie alone I can see the good chemistry between Kim Sung Min and our girl ❤
And here are some stills, recaps and BTS pictures ❤
Credit: As Tagged, MBC and video uploaders