Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Korean Drama : Scholar Who Walks the Night (Hangul: 밤을 걷는 선비)

Scholar Who Walks the Night is a 2015 South Korean television seriesbased on the manhwa of the same name written by Jo Joo-hee and illustrated by Han Seung-hee. It's a fantasy historical drama about a scholar named Kim Sung Yeol (Lee Joon Gi) who become a "Vampire". He was involved in taking down the evil vampire Gwi (Lee Soo Hyuk). He dedicates his life over the next 120 years to finding a way to destroy Gwi. Sung Yeol has being haunted by the death of his first love Myung Hee (Kim So Eun). During Joseon era he meet this young woman named Jo Yang Sun (Lee Yoo Bi) whom he felt in love with. Yang Sun is the daughter of a nobleman whose family loses everything when her father is framed for treason. To make ends meet, Yang-sun begins cross-dressing as a male bookseller. During this era Sung Yeol meet Choi Hye-ryung the re-incarnation of his first love Lee Myung Hee, an aloof nobleman's daughter. Meanwhile, the evil vampire, Gwi, resides in the royal palace and uses his powers and political machinations to prevent the Crown Prince from ascending to the throne.


I was highly anticipating about this drama because of Lee Joon Gi and Kim So Eun, I'm a big fan of this two. During its first episodes I was hook at it and I love the chemistry between Joon Gi and So Eun. But on the long run, I was feeling disappointed because the story was about Joon Gi and Lee Yoo Bi. Honestly, I don't like their team-up. Yoon-Bi is too young to be paired up with Joon Gi and I did not feel any chemistry between the two. Not like with Lee Joon Gi and Kim So Eun, they are well soothed as a love team, the chemistry is there. Although I must have to admit that Yoon Bi did a great job portraying her role as Yang Sun. She's lovely and adorable. Then her transformation as the a fierce woman who is ready to face Gwi in support of Sung Yeol's quest in taking down Gwi's killings and dictatorship in the palace.

Speaking Gwi, It was my first time seeing Lee Soo Hyuk, he did well in his role. And infairness!!! He is so good looking. If all vampire are as handsome as him, then I wouldn't mind getting bitten by them. LOL! 

It was so nice seeing Shim Chang Min. It was also my first time seeing him act. I didn't know his into acting also, I only knew him as a KPOP IDOL (of TVQX). I must say, his role as Prince Lee Yoon is quite impressive.

Spoiler Alert! Read at your own risk!!!
  • Jo Yang Sun (Lee Yoo Bi) has a vampire gene (sort of). She is one of the key elements of killing Gwi. She is also the little girl whom Sung Yeol save from Gwi's attack. Her vampire marks on the shoulder is the proof on that incident. She is also Prince Lee Yoon childhood friend, whom he is looking for over a long period of time.
  • Baek In Ho (Han Jung Soo) will DIE in the drama while protecting Yang Sun. It was so sad seeing his role die. I really like him especially his role in Arang and the Magistrate. He was the head ghost reaper and on that drama he co-acted Lee Joon Gi. It was nice seeing them reunited in this drama.
  • Noh Hak Yong (Yeo Eui Joo) he is Crown Prince Lee Yoon best friend. He will become a vampire.
  • Choi Hye Ryung (Kim So Eun) is falling in-love with the Crown Prince Lee Yoon. And later she will get married and Prince Lee Yoon will fall for her at the end.
  • Kim Sung Yeol (Lee Joon Gi) and Crown Prince Lee Yoon (Shim Chang Min) will later team-up to kill Gwi.
  • The man behind the BLACK MEN is Crown Prince Lee Yoon.
  • Gwi will eventually die in the end.
Noh Hak Yong (Yeo Eui Joo)


It’s really too bad that drama turned out to be a very, very different from what I’ve expected. Maybe, if the story is reverse instead of Lee Joon Gi and Lee Yoo Bi, it would be with Kim So Eun then I guessed I'll be giving this drama 10/10. Still, in the end this drama is way better than THE PRODUCERS. It wasn't perfect but overall Scholar Who Walks the Night is enjoyable to watch.

Have you been watching Scholar Who Walks the Night? What do you think about it? Share your thoughts and leave your comments below! Happy Drama Watching Everyone!!!

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