Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo Korean Drama Review

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Welcome everyone to my 7th blog and guess what I am writing again another Korean Drama Review entitled "Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo". Even when the first episode of this drama wasn't out yet I was already eagerly waiting for it. I was so excited to watch this drama because I already watched majority of the cast with their individual television shows. If you are a fan of Korean dramas then this is a MUST WATCH for you, I highly recommend this drama if you like romance and comedy Dramas :D You really have to make time to watch this and please continue reading this blog to know the flow of the story and especially to see the characters because by just seeing the characters makes you wanna watch it already (because they’re so handsome! Haha) The plot of this drama is also so interesting, check it below!



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 This a South Korean Drama which is directed by Kim Kyu-tae and written by Jo Yoon-youngThis Drama is based on the novel of a Chinese writer named Tong Hua. The Title of the novel is "Startling by Each Step" or also known as "Bubu Jingxin" which is his Debut novel. This drama starred Lee Joon-Gi, IU, Kang Ha-Neul, Hong Jong-Hyun, Nam Joo-Hyuk, EXO's Byun Baekhyun, Kim Ji Soo and Yoon Sun-Woo. This show was aired from August to November 2016 every Monday and Tuesdays at 22:00 Korean Standard Time at SBS or Seoul Broadcasting System. It has 20 episodes and each episode lasts for more or less 60 minutes. 



(Make sure to finish the 6 minute trailer :D)

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Director Kim Kyu-tae was also the one who directed the Dramas A Love to Kill in the year 2005, Padam Padam... The Sound of His and Her Heartbeats in 2011, That Winter, the Wind Blows in 2013 and It's Okay, That's Love in 2014.



Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo is about 21th Century Go Ha-jin (IU) who travels back in time to Goryeo Dynasty. When she saved a kid from drowning, she then got herself drowning and that time a total eclipse of the sun takes place and when she got out of the water she found herself wearing a traditional Korean dress and was already at Goryeo. She is trapped in Hae Soo's body and now living as Hae Soo.

She then meet the 12 royal princes of the Wang Family and later fall in love with one of the princes. Watch the drama to know what happened to Go Ha-Jin which is already living as Hae-Soo in Goryeo Era. :)




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Lee Joon-Gi as 4th Prince Wang So

Lee Joon-Gi is the Fourth Prince. He longs for the love of his mother who was the queen of Goryeo at that time because her mother always favors his brother Prince Wang Yo the 3rd prince and Prince Wang Jung the 14th prince. As the story goes on he fell in love with Hae Soo and tries to get the position of being the King of Goryeo.

Lee Ji-eun as Go Ha-jin/Hae Soo

Go Ha-Jin at the present time feels really bad or upset because her boyfriend and her friend cheated on her. And she works at a make up department.

Hae Soo is a very quiet lady but when she was already Ha-Jin she turned into a very talkative and funny person. She has a very nice personality and as the story goes on she befriended almost all the princes. She also fell in love with Prince Wang Wook the 8th prince and later fell in love with Prince Wang So the 4th prince.

Kang Ha-neul as 8th Prince Wang Wook

He is the husband of Lady Hae which is the cousin of Hae-Soo. He later fell in love with Hae Soo and fights her love for Hae Soo against the 4th Prince Wang So. As the story goes on Wang Wook also tried to get the position of being the King of Goryeo.

Hong Jong-hyun as 3rd Prince Wang Yo

He is the brother of the 4th and 14th prince.Prince Wang Yo and his mother is planning to kill the crown prince so that prince Wang yo will be the Crown Prince and soon be the King of Goryeo. He also hates the 4th prince because Wang So is helping the Crown prince maintain his position as the crown prince.

Crown Prince is the Heir to the Throne. The man who will be king of a country when the ruling king or queen dies.



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Kim Ji Soo as 14th Prince Wang Jung

He is the youngest among all the princes. He is close to his brothers but is very close to Prince Wang Eun the 10th prince. He sometimes sneak out of the palace and fights outside the palace. Prince Wang Jung later liked Hae-Soo because Hae-Soo somehow saved him when he was in danger.

Byun Baek-hyun as 10th Prince Wang Eun

Prince Wang Eun doesnt like Hae-Soo because they fought when they first met but later liked her and labels her as His First Love. Prince Wang Eun was forced to marry Soon-deok because his father the King told him to but later learned to love Seon-deok.

Nam Joo-hyuk as 13th Prince Wang Baek-ah

The 13th prince really cares for Lady Hae (later died because of her illness) which is the Wife of the 8th Prince that's why sometimes the 13th prince hates the 8th prince because the 8th prince is a little obvious of his feelings towards Hae-Soo. Prince Wang Baek-ah is also close to Hae-Soo.

Prince Wang Baek-ah is an artist and there was a time when he sneak out of the palace and he met Woo-hee and later fell in love with her.

Yoon Sun-woo as 9th Prince Wang Won

Prince Wang Won is very loyal to Prince Wang Yo the 3rd Prince. He helps the 3rd prince get the position of being the crown prince.


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Kang Han-na as Hwangbo Yeon-hwa

Yeon-Hwa is the younger sister of Prince Wang Wook. She likes Prince Wang So the 4th prince and that's why she hates Hae-Soo because the 4th prince likes Hae-Soo.

Seohyun as Woo-hee

Woo-hee has mutual feelings towards the 13th prince Wang Baek-ah. She is a gisaeng and last Princess of Later Baekje.

Jin Ki-joo as Chae-ryung

Chae-ryung is the maid of Hae Soo and is also her Friend.

Z.Hera as Park Soon-deok

 Seon-deok has a crush on the 10th Prince Wang Eun and later was married to Him.



(Selected Characters :D)

Lee Ji-eun as Go Ha-jin/Hae Soo

Also known as "IU". She is a singer, song writer and an actress. She was born on May 16 way back 1993. She starred in the Drama "The Producers" with Kim Soo-hyun.

Byun Baek-hyun as 10th Prince Wang Eun

Baek-hyun is a member of the Famous boy group "EXO" (check out my blog about EXO). A South Korean singer and actor. He was born on May 6, 1992.

Seohyun as Woo-hee

Seohyun is a member of a Famous girl group named "Girls Generation" or "SNSD" She is the maknae(youngest) of their group. She is a singer and an actress. She was born on  June 28, 1991.

Nam Joo-hyuk as 13th Prince Wang Baek-ah

Nam Joo-hyuk is a South Korean Actor. He is a really close friend of Kim Ji Soo in real life which is the 14th prince of this drama. Nam Jo-Hyuk is the male Lead of the famous Romance Drama named "Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo" which recently ended. He stared in that drama with Lee Sung-kyoung. He is also one of the main characters of the famous drama way back 2015 entitled "School 2015: Who Are You" with Kim So-hyun and BTOB's Yook Sung-jae.


Now, Listen to this Drama's Official Soundtracks below! If you watched or will be watching this drama I am 101% sure you will love these songs :D


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So my 7th blog ends here, Thank you for reading! Hope you'll enjoy it and I hope after reading this you'll watch the drama too hehe :)



Author: Ninski 

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