Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo
KOREAN DRAMA

Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016)

I just do not want to see you live a life controlled by others. It is really not worth living like that. – Wang So

 

 

Drama Profile:
  • Title: Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo
  • Episodes: 20
  • Aired: Aug 29, 2016 – Nov 1, 2016
  • Original Network: SBS
  • Genre: Historical / Romance / Fantasy / Melodrama
  • Notes: Based on the Chinese novel Bu Bu Jing Xin.
  • Written by: Jo Yoon Young (Cinderella Man)
  • Directed by: Kim Kyu Tae (It’s Okay, That’s Love)
  • Main Cast: Lee Joon Gi (The Scholar Who Walks the Night), Lee Ji Eun (The Producers), Kang Ha Neul (Misaeng: Incomplete Life)
  • Synopsis: During a total solar eclipse, a 25-year-old 21st-century woman, Go Ha-jin (Lee Ji-eun), is transported back in time to the Goryeo Dynasty. She wakes up in the year of 941 in the body of Hae Soo, among the many royal princes of the ruling Wang family. She initially falls in love with the gentle and warm-hearted 8th Prince Wang Wook (Kang Ha-neul), and later Wang So (Lee Joon-gi), the fearsome 4th Prince who hides his face behind a mask and is given the derogatory label of “wolf dog.” As the story develops, Hae Soo finds herself unwittingly caught between the rivalry and politics among the princes over the fight for the throne. (Source : Wikipedia)
K-drama Feels:
  • There was something so captivating about Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo that I had been hooked since the first episode.
  • The story was absolutely fascinating and thrilling; I’ve never felt bored while watching this drama.
  • It was a memorable journey from the first scene till the last. It is really hard to skip anything. You just don’t want to.
  • Mixed emotions while watching this drama.
  • Because of this drama, I was a victim of “One last episode, then I’ll sleep”, “Bitin Effect” and the “Second Lead Syndrome”.
  • The characters are the strength of the drama. Everybody were good in their roles.
  • IU’s character for me was so cute.
  • There’s a kilig factor for our main leads.
  • I loved the love triangle between Wang So, Hae Soo and Wang Wook.
  • Kang Ha Neul as 8th Prince Wang Wook was truly impressive. He really blew me away here with his portrayal of hopeless romantic turned manipulative bastard.
  • Lee Joon Gi as Wang So was simply addictive! The character is so complex and so hard to deliver and yet he plays him so effortlessly. He is going down in history as one of my favorite characters ever. You simply can’t get enough of him.
  • The music was great and I fell in love with every OST. My Faves : For You by Chen, Baekhyun, Xiumin / Say Yes by Loco, Punch / Forgetting You by Davichi / All With You by Taeyeon / A Lot Like Love by Baek A-yeon / Will Be Back by Sunhae Im / My Love by Lee Hi
  • One of my favorite K-drama that have left a deep impression on me.
  • A great romantic tragedy. Roller coaster ride of emotion. 
  • I’d recommend this drama to everyone, regardless of your favorite genre. It deserves to be seen.
  • I need Season 2!

 

My Rating – 10/10 (This drama is definitely worth a watch.)

 

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