Actors in kdramas have always been a jaw-dropping amount of hot & cute. The historical dramas take it a step further with their leads rocking the long mane and side swept bangs look.
This beautiful specimen of the opposite sex is Moon Jae-shin. Aka Geol-oh from the korean drama Sungkyunwan Scandal. It’s a drama that I began watching because Park Min-young was in it. I’ve almost always enjoyed watching the dramas she starred in : City hunter, Healer, What’s Wrong With Secreatary Kim. So I gave this one a go.
Sungkyunwan Scandal is a drama set in the Joseon Era when all sorts of restrictions were imposed on women. Women’s right to education wasn’t recognized back then, since they were never considered as a man’s equal. Yeah, dark times indeed. But aside from a few instances, there is not much of darkness in the drama. Kim Yun-hee, around whom the drama is centered around is desperate for help. Her father long dead now, her mother is barely managing to make ends meet. Medicines are expensive, and her sick younger sibling is in constant need of it. Yun-hee, masquerades as a man, taking on the name of her brother and works in a bookshop, to help with the expenses. More financial difficulty and a series of other events result in her becoming a scholar at the men-only Sungkyung University. It’s an interesting episode 1. If you aren’t hooked by the end of the hour-long episode, well, do consider the fact that she’ll sharing a dorm room with two other hot male leads in the university, before giving up on the drama.
Lol, just kidding. This one has really good actors and a really good storyline. It’s interesting and fun to watch. There aren’t any instances where you’ll feel like the drama has been dragged far too long or too melodramatic. However there might be instances where you might feel like Park Min-young is too obviously feminine to pass off as a man, fool the male leads and make a gorgeous woman fall in love with the man she’s masquerading as. But, well, this called a drama for a reason. Go along with the make-believe, fall in love with the second leads, appreciate your right to education and the on-screen Joseon era men rocking the side swept bangs look.
If you haven’t already watched this drama, go ahead and watch it. It’s an oldie but an absolute goodie!
P.S you’ll absolutely love Gu Yong-ha ( Song Joong Ki)