I also anticipated it being pretty angsty, which it was, and I liked it. Kim Sung-yeol was initially a normal human being who was close to Crown Prince Junghyun and about to get married to his lover, Lee Myung-hee. Just sayin’. So far the reports have been very much favourable and the cast is great. For his return or her death?! Also, what I found a little lowkey offputting about this particular drama was the periphery stuff unrelated to the drama production – the fans shipping the couples together in most comments/discussion posts and just a general lack of critical analysis of the story. A general feeling that the final output didn’t live up to the pre-production hype and mediaplay. The long answer is ‘Because of Lee Joon-Gi, Lee Soo-Hyuk and Lee Yu-Bi, and my fascination with anything manwha related’. Yang-Sun has been cross-dressing as a male in order to support her family. Scholar Who Walks the Night – Review . That’s less of an issue here than in Gunman, but it is a little bit similar. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. But something light too! And LJK’s gloriously pretty. Excerpts may be used provided that credit is given to Welcome To Drama World (welcometodramaworld.com) with clear and direct links to the original content. And yes I was impressed by Changmin! I think one of the biggest flaws in the beginning was not explaining the vampire lore. Haha, I watched him in.. Paradise Ranch (?) As it is, I’m not even sure that Show is clear on its own vampire lore, since it all seems rather inconsistent, from where I’m sitting. You are commenting using your WordPress.com … ^^. XD, It’s great that you enjoyed this one as much as you did, coz I do think LJK is pretty great in this. I enjoyed Joonki’s portrayal of SY (though I felt he over-acted sometimes), and I think Soohyuk really played the evil vampire so well. And sorry about the long text! Proud to be a k-fangirl since 2007. Which really shouldn’t be the case. Maybe you should try some of LJK’s other projects. The drama as a whole was a bit rough around the edges though. But let me just say that when the going was rough, this was sometimes the reason that kept me hanging by a thread. Of course, Show had to go with a time skip and an unexplained reappearance of Sung Yeol. Lee Joon-gi as Kim Sung-yeol ("Night Scholar") A loyal and courageous scholar who is a close friend of Crown Prince Jonghyun. Did the palace guards subdue them all?) Hi there Evelyn!! I hope he gets more acting work and that he continues to hone his craft – I think he’s got talent! And then because he sensed he has to go back to Yang Sun and protect her he sizzled under the sun without his cloak AND FOUGHT. Alot of the cast are doing post-drama interviews and fan meetings mostly in Japan. Click here to understand the heart behind #FindMyTribe! Sigh. And I think he actually did a nice job in “Valid Love” and it seemed he would go on with other characters like this… But then again, it’s all about the roles you get offered in the end. I’ve watched her in her other shows and I feel the same way =/. Episodes 1-3 Review . Min Sung is such an ass to begin with but then he does something that makes you go ‘aaaawwww’ and all is forgotten, till the next moment of asshattery. It was such an odd duck but loads of fun all the same. I think I’ll persist to the end, just because I’m having LJK withdrawal after SHR ended My Tuesday and Wednesday mornings are so empty now that Wang So stops keeping me company on my commute. minus the whole blood all over their mouths to show “grrr oooh vampire are so dangerous and they drink blood. He turns into a vengeful vampire following the deaths of his family and friend. Gwi is a evil vampire who has been terrifying the kingdom. The original was definitely much better, well-written with a tighter plotline. All the build-up to the final showdown during the episode – and the multiple episodes prior – was just way too much. Scholar Who Walks the Night 1.Bölüm . Things which should have taken only a moment, get protracted to an unreasonable length. There’s also the pressure to make a good comeback, but when you left with nice reviews, I think ratings, especially now, don’t matter as much as they used to like 5 years ago. What was Gwi doing while all of this angsting and kissing and drinking of blood was going on? But so far his past two works including scholar I’m not impressed with =/ Though it’s more the production/plot issue than his acting. But like you, I didn’t felt it helped. Pingback: Dear kfangurl: What are some OTPs that didn’t work for you? I’m usually tempted to hang on, in hopes that the drama will right itself somehow and regain its earlier glory. And in episode 11, Sung Yeol’s conversations with Yang Sun, about how he’s now her owner and she belongs to him, is also scored with the same jangly music. As for swwtn, like my comments on timescout’s blog, I thought it was quite a poorly written and directed show. It sometimes almost felt like I was watching two different shows, like I had maybe fallen asleep with my eyes open and had sleep-worked the remote to change channels or something. Don’t get me wrong—stuff totally happens. On the other side, we have the seemingly endless search for the journal belonging to Crown Prince Jung Hyun (Lee Hyun Woo), which will purportedly reveal the secret plan on how to kill Gwi. Watch List. I suppose with a supernatural drama world, I’m interested to know the way things are set up to work, and when Show kept being inconsistent with those things, everything felt random and frustrating to me. LJK’s last 2 dramas have had similar problems, for me. Show has an odd sense of balance when it comes to where it chooses to place its emphasis. C’mon now, saving someone with mouth-to-mouth is not kissing, nor is it supposed to be romantic. The melodrama was toned down (or if the stakes were raised to match the wailing, or both) and there was some serious conflict and a few interesting ethical dilemmas. Plot-wise, everything’s painted as quite dire and tragic, what with so many people dying from start to finish (seriously, so much blood!). I didn’t love the way the story was handled, but the good acting and the overall pretty was enough to help me to the finish line! I felt and believed her conflict. But it’s really as Hye Ryung that she shines. Like they would meet someday in the afterlife. I love that you found this almost as entertaining as the show itself (although, with this particular show and its flaws, I don’t know how entertaining I actually found it to begin with! For a show that seems quite fixated on the romance (there’s a particular jangly romantic ballad played over and over, to drive home that point), Show spends an inordinate amount of time on the search for the secret journal instead. I’ve heard that Blood had a pretty interesting story, but that the acting by the leads sucked. The series begins by recounting events that happened 120 years ago. Since you’ve developed an appetite for LJK and his mane of glory, preferably combined with a fair bit of gore, you might want to check out Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo. Usually a disappointing course of action, but sometimes, it’s hard not to hope! His relationship with Victoria also seems kind of strange. Okay.”. I’ll read your review and see what I think! But I’m not satisfied. I rather he explores roles at tvN or OCN like valid love/high school king. Quite often, Yang Sun would also need saving, somehow. Depending on how important it is to you to get those answers, this could turn out to be a very frustrating watch for you.. In those moments, I truly believed him, as a character. Hospital dramas aren’t my cup of tea either, so I can understand why Good Doctor may not have worked for you. Also, the editing sometimes … Supernatural historical dramas are some of my favorites. The opening episodes of "Scholar Who Walks the Night" are full of intense adventures and surprising cliffhangers. Like the relational/physical power dynamic between Yang Sun and Sung Yeol is so skewed toward Sung Yeol, that every time Yang Sun was with him… It made my skin crawl. Scholar Who Walks the Night is based on same title webcomic by Jo Joo Hee (writer) & Han Seung Hee (illustrator) via “Daum Webtoon” which was first published as a comic on 2012-Dec-25 by “Seoul Media Group”. Major props for that. Whether you’re doing the group watch or just love Chuno, do come on over to join the fun! XD I hung in there for the actors, and for the pretty, and for my morbid curiosity about what the writers would do with the ending. Sadly i am not yet done with the drama yet and i only have 6 episodes….. Not only are we introduced to the mysterious and dark world of Gwi, we also learn about his connections to the royalties. One thing can’t be taken away from this show. Well, I wasn’t very taken with Moon Lovers in the first couple of episodes, but I’m pleased to say that at E4 & 5, Show is settling more for me, and I’m starting to feel more engaged with the characters. 밤을 걷는 선비, Night Strolling Scholar, Scholar of the Night, Scholar Who Walks the Night. It’s a turning point in the romance and the plot, though the plot half of that is debatable when we’re talking about this show. Great job! I haven’t read the webtoon, but I must say that LJK really looks the part! Needless to say, the series did not disappoint. Yes, there were times when I found Yoon to be a frustrating character, but there were definitely also times when I found him captivating. The gwi Lee Soo Hyuk was so hawwwtas and i did see him as pixie more of a vamp!….But what did surprise me is seeing Shim Changmin with his role portrayal as Prince Lee Yoon, he’s good. I’m still conflicted about finishing it because “lee jun ki + lee soo hyuk”, I cannot not watch, but…. Running in circles in the courtyard?? It’s the matter of time who will get to do what he think it’s right. My quick review is here, if it helps! I had no idea why they spent so much time looking for the book, and there were lots of loopholes in the characters’ relationships. ominous, looming and massive. Sadness. And a waste of so much Pretty too. Beyond their official roles the two become really close friends due to their similar characters and closeness in age. Ah, that’s right, you do enjoy vampire stories! Wait, seriously, WHAT IS GWI DOINGGG?!??”. 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