Bossam (context of Joseon Dynasty): a practice that allowed widowed women to remarry, which involved kidnapping the widow from her home by wrapping her up and carrying her away, sometimes by her own consent for it was the only way to remarry at the time.
People of the internet…I think the KDRAMA DROUGHT finally had a surprise rain spell!
I was beginning to lose all hope for Kdramas this year when I stumbled upon this new drama on Viki today. It sincerely didn’t call my attention, but I decided to give it a chance and WOW. I love it when I am proved wrong. There’s nothing more exciting than watching a drama you had no expectations for, turn out to be the most epic hidden gem out there.
The drama takes place in Joseon Era. Where our main male lead, Ba Woo (played by Jung Il Woo), makes ends meet by doing Bossam for people, aka kidnapping widows so they can remarry. It’s not the most honorable job, but he’s willing to do anything to be able to provide food on the table for his son. He’s not a widow himself, but rather a single dad whose wife left him for another man and left him their child. He has a good heart, in spite of his reputation.
Our female lead, Soo Kyung (played by Kwon Yuri), is a widow. We learn that she’s a virgin widow, who never really had a chance to even have a blissful marriage. She lives her life in solitude with her nanny, secretly dreaming of someone stealing her away and giving her another chance to be a wife and have children, but given that she has no suitor waiting for her, and that she’s the king’s daughter, she knows she has no choice but to live out the rest of her life alone.
Through a series of misunderstandings, Ba Woo accidentally kidnaps the wrong widow, and ends up confused and having to take the person he kidnapped home. He then realizes, the woman he kidnapped is a princess, and that he is in serious trouble. He tries to return her, but by that time it’s too late, not only has her son already warmed up to her, but her in laws already declared her dead.
Ya’ll this drama is off to a promising start. Bossam is a very different concept, I hadn’t heard of before and that made for an interesting plot. Although it’s a historical time period drama, it’s not meant to be a super serious sageuk, it’s a light hearted romantic drama about a woman accidentally being given another chance at love and happiness and I can’t wait to see the chemistry develop even further between the main leads. If you’re looking for a drama to watch, THIS IS IT. Trust me. We finally got something exciting in Kdrama world again!
Where to Watch: Viki.com