|"Love in the Moonlight"/"Moonlight Drawn by the Clouds" Fan Art by Karlo G. (www.TheGracefulMist.com)|
Genre: Fiction, Historical, Romance
Time: Approximately 1 hour/episode
Location/s: South Korea
Setting/s: 19th century
- Park Bo-gum as Lee Yeong
- Kim Yoo-jung as Hong Ra-on
- Jinyoung as Kim Yoon-sung
- Chae Soo-bin as Jo Ha-yeon
- Kwak Dong-yeon as Kim Byung-yeon
- Cheon Ho-jin as Prime Minister Kim Heon
Love in the Moonlight is about Hong Ra-On, an 18 years old girl who lives as a boy as directed by her mother who went missing 10 years ago, and Lee Young, a 19 years old crown prince with an unpredictable behavior, who discovered the condition of his father, and matures into a prince that will do more than what`s traditional.
The story was really great in some aspects. However, there were some areas that may seem controversial if one observes, watches and thinks about it thoroughly. Nonetheless, the story was quite lighthearted and enjoyable to watch. The adventures and quirks of the main characters were really enthralling to see.
Actors and Scenes
Park Bo Gum made a very charismatic and charming crown prince. His popular blinding smile was clearly shown in the drama. Due to this and his natural acting skills, he was able to deliver a character seemingly full of optimism, zeal, determination and charisma.
Kim Yoo-Jung debuted as an "adult" actress in this drama even though she`s still 17 years old during the filming of this show. She made a very beautiful eunuch. In the drama, she doesn`t look like a girl pretending to be a boy at all which seems to be intentional. She simply looked like a pretty girl in a eunuch`s clothes. She played a bubbly, funny and playful character. She executed her character`s role quite well. She delivered a character that resonates a very young and jolly person regardless of whether she was pretending to be a boy or not. It didn`t seem like she was trying hard to act like a boy as the only thing that really identifies her as one to the people of Joseon Dynasty is her clothes. Her acting was very natural to the person she seems to be in real life.
Park Bo Gum and Kim Yoo-Jung has a strong yet very natural chemistry in the drama which is truly admirable. It seemed like they have a great friendship off screen.
The rest of the actors in this drama seem to fit their roles in the drama. Jinyoung has a very calm demeanor which fits his character Kim Yoon-sung, the scholar. Kwak Dong-yeon`s acting in this drama is quite unexpected for me after recently watching KBS World TV`s Puberty Medley in which he starred as one of the main characters. He did very well in differentiating himself and different characters as he played the role of Kim Byung-yeon greatly.
Like a lot of Korean dramas, the quality of this show is simply wonderful. The actors and actresses looked great. The historical clothes and props were very bright and colorful. I really like how there were shots of the beautiful view of the entire palace.
All in all, I enjoyed watching "Love in the Moonlight." The main characters has a lot of personality which I greatly had a wonderful time of knowing. Also, the story was interesting and thought-provoking which may encourage viewers to watch carefully.
Have you seen Love in the Moonlight? If yes, what do you think of it? If no, would you watch it after reading this Spoiler-Free Korean Drama Review? You may share your thoughts in the comments` section below.
Have a beautiful and blessed day!
Credit: The digital fan art was created by Karlo G. Thank you for creating this cute artwork for this blog post.