Title: Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo
Revised romanization: Dalui Yeonin – Bobogyungsim Ryeo
Hangul: 달의 연인-보보경심 려
Director: Kim Kyu-Tae
Writer: Tong Hua (novel), Jo Yoon-Young
Genre: Historical, romance, time-travel
Broadcasting Dates: August 29 – November 1, 2016
Country: South Korea
Source: watched online on www.dramafever.com
Synopsis: When a total eclipse of the sun takes place, Hae-Soo (IU) travels back in time to the Goryeo era. There, she falls in love with Wang So (Lee Joon-Gi) who makes other people tremble with fear.
– TRAILER –
– CASTING –
Lee Joon Ki as Wang So (4th Prince)
IU as Go Ha Jin / Hae Soo
Kang Ha Neul as Wang Wook (8th Prince)
Hong Jong Hyun as Wang Yo (3rd Prince)
Kim San Ho as Wang Mu (1st Prince)
Yoon Sun Woo as Wang Won (9th Prince)
Byun Baek Hyun as Wang Eun (10th Prince)
Nam Joo Hyuk as Wang Wook / Baek Ah (13th Prince)
Ji Soo as Wang Jung (14th Prince)
– MY REVIEW –
I got hooked on this drama from the very first episode. From the first few minutes, in fact! I was already familiar with the main cast, as I had seen them in other dramas before, and I knew them to be amazing actors. The story, while I initially believed to be a typical time travel plot, surprised me in that it was a little more unique than that.
There was also quite a bit of humour, and I was really enjoying myself for little over a half of the episodes. The romantic plot, however, then became confusing for me. I usually cheer for the main couple, but the manner in which the romance between the female lead, and the “other man” confused me, in that I preferred it to the female lead’s with the male lead’s. That’s not to say that I disliked the male lead, he’s played by one of my favourite actors, in fact, and I loved his character. It’s just that I simply did not ship him as strongly with the female lead as I would have under different circumstances…if that makes sense.
There is also the fact that after the mid-point in the series, the comedy started to disappear, and the plot became progressively more tragic. I found myself crying more than laughing, and while the plot was still good, I found myself missing the “happier days,” and the main reasons why I started watching this drama to begin with.
The ending was also unsatisfactory for me, and I don’t think that I will ever find it satisfying unless they make another season in which the same plot, with the same characters, and same actors continues from where it left off. And that is all I can say without spoiling more than I fear I might already have.
If I do recommend this drama, it is with the warnings I have included above. It was very aesthetically pleasing, and the costumes were impeccably made, and I know that a lot of work has gone into putting this drama together…therefore if you are more interested in such things, or experiencing a Korea as it may have been in the past, rather than watching a happy plot, I do recommend it!
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