Hope you guys are enjoying our postings and getting familiar with Korean Culture day by day! Today, unlike other K-drama postings which I have been posting till now, I brought up with some different genre recommended by my friend 🙂
The drama, Love in the Moonlight is a South Korean television series starred by Park Bo-gum and Kim Yoo-jung with Jinyoung, Chae Soo-bin and Kwak Dong-yeon. It is a coming-of-age story and youth romance set during 19th-century Joseon Dynasty based on the novel ‘Moonlight Drawn by Clouds’ which was first serialized on Naver in 2013 and consequently published as a five-part series of books in 2015. It aired every Monday and Tuesday from August 22, 2016 until October 18, 2016 on KBS2 at 22:00 (KST) for 18 episodes.
A domestic and overseas hit, Moonlight achieved peak audience rating of 23.3% in South Korea and received praise for its production, performances and music. The press referred to its popularity as “Moonlight Syndrome” as it topped topicality, content and brand reputation charts in and beyond its run.
So, before introducing the drama, I would like to give you brief information about Korean History as there is no harm in knowing about it😉
Brief info about Korean History
Joseon (Korean: 조선; Hanja: 朝鮮; also Chosŏn, Choson, Chosun, Cho-sen), was a Korean state founded by Taejo Yi Seong-gye that lasted for approximately five centuries, from July 1392 to October 1897. It was founded following the aftermath of the overthrow of the Goryeo Dynasty in what is today the city of Kaesong. Early on, Korea was retitled and the capital was relocated to modern-day Seoul. The kingdom’s northernmost borders were expanded to the natural boundaries at the Amnok and Duman rivers through the subjugation of the Jurchens. Joseon was the last dynasty of Korean history and the longest-ruling Confucian dynasty.
Got some background about Korean History? So what are you waiting for? Let’s move on!🏃
A coming-of-age story about 19-year old Lee Yeong’s growth from a boy to revered monarch and his unlikely relationship with 18-year old eunuch Hong Ra-on.
Park Bo-gum as Lee Yeong
- Jung Yun-seok as young Yeong
He is the only son of the King and heir to the throne. Smart, bright and mischievous, he is disliked by his servants for being unpredictable. He has an affinity towards arts and music.
Kim Yoo-jung as Hong Ra-on
- Kim Ji-young as young Ra-on
Popular and street-smart, she was raised as a boy by her mother and makes a living by disguising herself as a male relationship counselor and romance novel author under the name Sam-nom. She eventually became a eunuch of Yeong.
Jinyoung as Kim Yoon-sung
- Lee Hyo-je as young Yoon-sung
Charismatic and poised, he is a scholar born to a powerful family. He grew up alongside Yeong and used to be best friends with him.
Chae Soo-bin as Jo Ha-yeon
A lady ahead of her generation, she is proud, worldly and straightforward. As the daughter of the influential Minister of Rites, she was chosen as royal consort of Yeong.
Kwak Dong-yeon as Kim Byung-yeon
- Noh Kang-min as young Byung-yeon
A skilled swordsman and scholar, he is also the Head of the Royal Guard of the Crown Prince’s palace. Not only is he Yeong’s childhood friend, he is also his trusted confidant.
To make you guys convenient, I’ll put down the link to watch the full episodes of “Love in the Moonlight” 🙂
I strongly recommend this drama! I’m sure you would love it😍 If you are interested in any particular genre, you are always welcome to leave comment! Last but not least, hope you enjoy the drama and I will be back with another posting so Stay tuned! 🙂
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