Moonlight Drawn by Clouds – Daebak
Korean dramas have conquered Asia and are now busy spreading its awesomeness throughout the world, greatly helped by Netflix.
If you have not tried it and wanted to find out about Korean dramas, there is no better one to start with than Moonlight Drawn By Clouds, which is also known as Love in the Moonlight.
It is an epic historical cross-dressing love story, beautifully made with an overload of cuteness and sweetness. Total kawaii.
The television series was made of 18 episodes. It was so entertaining and gripping at the same time that it was so addictive. Two episodes were shown each week, leaving viewers wanting more; sadly it ended this week.
Moonlight Drawn by Clouds’ popularity is made possible by the right choice of actors portraying each role. Each of the cast did a fantastic job. It might be historical in nature but it is fresh with a modern twist, which will delight anyone.
Viewers can’t helped but be drawn by the lead actor’s, Park Bo Gum, unbelievable handsomeness and perfect of stature and charisma. Being tall and slender he looks spectacular wearing the colourful hanbok. My favourite was the purple hanbok which was pleated at the waist. 🙂 I have never seen a handsomer person walking, being stationary and flying on air while sword fighting in a long gown. Park Bo Gum has the most beautiful smile with his perfectly white even teeth. His orthodontist must be commended.
I watched the series via Kissasian which post each of the episodes between 7-10pm UK time still in a raw stage (unsubtitled) Because it is so good, I would watch it, not understanding a word said and yet enjoyed it tremendously. I would often stay up until 2am when the subtitles were ready and applied at 1am. (I have such a sad life LOL)
I did a quick research on Lee Yeong, who the character of Park Bo Gum’s Crown Prince was based. I was rather adamant to continue watching the series because I found out that the real crown prince Lee Yeong died at the very young age of 20. I did not want to invest emotion and time for a sad ending!
Anyway, Moonlight Drawn By Cloud is about the love story of the Lee Yeong and a eunuch Hong Sam Nong.
Before you become rather uncomfortable with the idea of boy on boy, lol, the eunuch was really a girl, who was pretending to be a boy, a rather beautiful boy. The prince fell in love with the eunuch after he secretly found out that he was really a she.
The ending was bittersweet as one of the three handsome heroes (the crown prince, the scholar and the bodyguard) died in battle. It was heartbreaking but I think, it was some sort of closure.
There was a sweet ending for the Crown Prince and Hong Ra On.
The drama was produced by KBS, which is now apparently involved in a bit of a drama themselves. Some complaints were received about them for allowing Kim Yoo Jung, the actress of the series to be shown binding her bosoms to make herself flat-chested as a boy (it was a fleeting glimpse and not much skin shown) and also having had some kissing scenes with the gorgeous Park Bo Gum when in reality she is only 16 years and 10 months old. She is still an underage girl.
To watch the complete series, below is a good link: