Moonlight Drawn by Clouds (2016) | TV Series Review

Title: Moonlight Drawn by Clouds (구르미 그린 달빛 or Gureumi Geurin Dalbit(2016)
Also Known As: Love in the Moonlight
Written by: Kim Min-Jung, Im Ye-Jin
Based on: Moonlight Drawn by Clouds by Yoon Yi-Soo
Starring: Park Bo-Gum, Kim Yoo-Jung, Jinyoung, Chae Soo-Bin, Kwak Dong-Yeon, Kim Seung-Soo, Jung Hye-Sung, Jeon Mi-Seon, Heo Jung-Eun, Jang Gwang, Lee Jun-Hyeok, Jo Hee-Bong, Cheon Ho-Jin, Han Soo-Yeon, Seo Jeong-Yeon, Park Chul-Min, Bang Joong-Hyun, Jung Hae-Kyun, and Lee Dae-Yeon
Country of Origin: South Korea
Original Language(s): Korean
No. of Series: 1
No. of Episodes: 18 + 3 special episodes
Genres: Coming-of-Age, Historical, Romantic Comedy
Running Time: 70 minutes
Original Network: Korean Broadcasting System 2 (KBS2)

A coming of age story about Crown Prince Lee Yeong’s (Park Bo-Gum) growth from a boy to a revered monarch, and his unlikely relationship with eunuch Hong Ra-On (Kim Yoo-Jung).

After watching Ruler: Master of the Mask (2017), my sister suggested Moonlight Drawn by Clouds. She has suggested it so many times before because she said this drama is very good—though perhaps mainly because of Park Bo-Gum, I kept refusing to watch this Korean drama. I was reluctant at first but then since I don’t know what else to watch, I decided to watch it. I don’t like the story idea of a woman pretending to be a man and then fall in love and such. I’ve seen similar Korean dramas that used this kind of idea and I don’t like it all. However, I must admit that I am so wrong about Moonlight Drawn by Clouds. This Korean historical drama is really good. Without further ado, let’s get down to business. But before you scroll down, I do apologise if I put too many pictures in this review. What can I say, I really love this drama. But not to worry, those pictures won’t spoil anything.

I haven’t watched Park Bo-Gum’s films or TV dramas before and this is the first time I watched it. I think now I can understand why people and my sister love him. Well, truth, to be honest, Park Bo-Gum has officially become one of my favourite actors. Park Bo-Gum is handsome, I give him that. And his smile is heart-melting. But that’s not the only reason why I like him. His acting is indeed really good as well. I may haven’t seen many of his dramas but from what I’ve read, he has done great jobs so far. Park Bo-Gum played the role of Crown Prince Lee Yeong. He is smart, bright, mischievous, and known for being unpredictable. However, he is actually a very kind-hearted man but only known by some of his closest friends. The others think of him as ignorant, spoiled, lazy, and picky. Although he is the Crown Prince, he can be a gentleman towards the woman he loves. It was proven so many times throughout the series how sweet and gentle he treated Hong Ra-On because she is the girl that he loves dearly and towards his sisters.

“When we are alone, you can continue to treat me as a friend. No, it’s a command.” – Lee Young

I like the character of Lee Young and I also love the way Park Bo-Gum portrayed the character. Somehow it’s perfect in every way. His facial expression is just spot on in every moment. Even his smallest expressions and reactions are just right, spot-on, and very expressive. I like his expression whenever he teased Eunuch Hong or when he felt annoyed. It’s funny in every way that you can hold your smile every time you see it. Of course, being a Crown Prince, it’s important that Park Bo-Gum showed the charismatic aspect. No matter how mischievous Lee Young could be, he is a Crown Prince and a smart one. He has to have the charisma of a Crown Prince, nonetheless. Park Bo-Gum managed to show us that side of charisma. He would look firm when he has to or at other times, he would look relaxed and playful. Not to mention that he’s able to change his tone of voice, from full of authority tone of voice to playful or teasing tones. With a constantly changing facial expression, Park Bo-Gum is still able to give Crown Prince Lee Young the charm that he needed, making all the audiences love his character. His personality is able to make us laugh and smile all the time. Park Bo-Gum’s sweet smile is contagious and will definitely make you smile and make your heart melts.

With the way how Park Bo-Gum managed to bring the charm that the Crown Prince needed, it’s no doubt that his acting skill is excellent. Facial expressions are important, but more importantly, it’s the way how Park Bo-Gum brought up his character. He gave Lee Young the charisma of a Crown Prince, making his character cooler and more respectable. However, at the same time, Park Bo-Gum wasn’t afraid to show his silly side. It’s proven by how many funny expressions he has shown throughout the series. Even with those ridiculous facial expressions, Park Bo-Gum didn’t lose the charisma for the young Crown Prince because he always showed the right facial expressions at the right moment. He would shift his expression from funny to serious when the time needed, that’s why it’s enjoyable to see him from time to time. Even the smallest reaction and expressions looked spot on. He delicately showed various emotions with his eyes. His eyes alone can speak so many things. Happy, sad, in love, shocked, heartbroken, annoyed, or teasing. Every emotion can be seen in his eyes. His eyes are very expressive. Park Bo-Gum’s charismatic acting is amazing. He managed to deliver different layers of emotions perfectly. His sweet acting is able to melt the viewers. Park Bo-Gum is just amazing.

Not only Park Bo-Gum can show his funny and serious side, but also when he’s sad. It does make your heartache because you can actually feel his sadness. He’s not always crying or has teary eyes, but you can definitely see and feel how sad he was through his eyes and his perfect facial expression.  He can change his facial expression just right away, in a split second. Although Lee Young is the Crown Prince that everybody would protect and even has his own personal bodyguard, it is required for him that he could defend himself as well. That’s why Park Bo-Gum needed to do some fighting scenes as well. Mostly with the swords but there are some moments where he showed us his archery skill. To tell you the truth, Park Bo-Gum looks awesome with his sword. It might look easy but I’m guessing he has to do some practices before he really did those fighting scenes. It’s cool, really. I haven’t watched any Park Bo-Gum’s dramas before, even the famous Reply 1988 (2015-2016), so I don’t know what to expect from him the first time I watched Moonlight Drawn by Clouds. However, after I have finished watching this drama, I knew that Park Bo-Gum has proven to us that he is a great actor and one needed to be reckoned with in the future. He even beat Song Joong-Ki in KBS Drama Awards for Top Excellence in Acting Award in 2016 and we all know how great Song Joong-Ki was in Descendants of the Sun (2016). As much as I want Song Joong-Ki to win too, I think Park Bo-Gum really deserves the award. Then again, Song Joong-Ki did end up winning the Grand Prize after all. Of course, if I have to choose which of the two is my favourite, I can’t answer that because, to me, both of them are very talented actors. It would be great to see them in one drama but I think it’s unlikely to happen. Though, nothing is impossible, right? After all, they are best friends in real life. They would have the best bromance chemistry ever like we all have seen in real life. So it would be great to see them together in a drama. Even the name of their dramas complements each other. Park Bo-Gum is Moon and Song Joong-Ki is Sun. Anyway, Park Bo-Gum really has made the character of Crown Prince Lee Young unforgettable. He didn’t seem to have any difficulty or struggle in portraying Crown Prince Lee Young as he stated. From what I’ve seen and I believe everyone to, Park Bo-Gum did an excellent job in embodying his character. He managed to look cool-headed or even funny yet still maintain his charisma as a Crown Prince.

“The King, not like the sun that shines by itself, but like the moonlight that shines when surrounded by the people, His Majesty like that.” – Kim Byung-Yeon

Kim Yoo-Jung played the role of Hong Ra-On who was raised as a boy by her mother. As a boy, she was called Hong Sam-Nom and later on, she became a eunuch of Lee Yeong. A eunuch is supposed to be a man, that’s why it’s very risky for Hong Ra-On to be a eunuch. Since the beginning, Hong Ra-On/Hong Sam-Nom has caught the Crown Prince’s attention. And ever since then, Eunuch Hong has become Lee Young’s favourite. The last time I saw Kim Yoo-Jung was when she played the role of young Heo Yeon-Woo in The Moon that Embraces the Sun (2012). She was only played for a while in that huge drama and now she has her own main character since the beginning. She has grown so much since then and her acting skill has grown as well. Like Park Bo-Gum, Kim Yoo-Jung’s facial expressions in Moonlight Drawn by Clouds are just great. She’s not afraid of looking funny either. There are so many times that her facial expression alone can make me smile and laugh. It’s just funny. Not to mention she’s good in acting scared, nervous, sad, or happy. She didn’t do action scenes, though I was hoping that when Hong Ra-On was raised as a boy, she could at least fight. But no, she couldn’t. Well, it’s truly understandable though. Besides, if she could fight, the story wouldn’t sum up. After all, Hong Ra-On needed to be normal to be able protected by the Crown Prince. I am not saying she needed to be weak. I’m saying she needed to be normal. It’s a big of a difference.

I can’t say whether Kim Yoo-Jung played Hong Sam-Nom is manly enough. Still, she’s better and more convincing than other characters in other Korean dramas that make girls pretending to be boys. Perhaps because this time it requires no hair wig so everything is more convincing. I don’t know. Either way, I like the story of Hong Ra-On pretending to be a boy than other stories with the same concept anyway. Kim Yoo-Jung is very beautiful so to have her disguised as a boy it’s kind of absurd when people buy that story. But then again, who knows, right? Anyway, Kim Yoo-Jung portrayed the character of Hong Sam-Nom/Hong Ra-On really well. Her expressions are spot on. Kim Yoo-Jung may not do action scenes but she did a dancing scene in the drama. I don’t understand a lot of Korean traditional dance but in terms of graceful, Kim Yoo-Jung has done the dance perfectly and beautifully. Although Kim Yoo-Jung is still young, she has played so many dramas and films before. Moonlight Drawn by Clouds is not the first period drama that she played. So, no wonder that she’s doing a great job, especially when she’s been acting since very young. She used to play the younger version of certain characters, so her acting skill needs not be asked anymore. She is amazingly good at doing her job.

“It’s easy to help those who are hungry, but it’s had to console those who are heartbroken because they tend to lie that they’re okay.” – Hong Ra On

The highlight of this Korean drama is the love story between Lee Young and Hong Sam-Nom/Hong Ra-On. Either as a boy or a girl, the chemistry between both characters is just undeniable. It’s a bit bizarre at first, I can’t lie. As I watched Moonlight Drawn by Clouds, I still find the idea of the Crown Prince attracted to a boy is kind of ridiculous. I am not saying that I against a gay person, but it’s just at that era, it seemed like a dangerous thing to do. Not that this is a true story either, but still. However, Moonlight Drawn by Clouds has proven to me to never judge a book by its cover. They really made a deep connection between the Crown Prince and Hong Sam-Nom, that’s why the Crown Prince like him from the beginning. At least at first Hong Sam-Nom is the Crown Prince’s favourite eunuch because he is interesting. Unlike with other people, the Crown Prince actually found a friend in Hong Sam-Nom. Afterwards, things got more interesting especially when Hong Sam-Nom’s real identity was revealed and the romantic relationship between the Crown Prince and his favourite eunuch started.

“I get angry when I see you, but I cannot help it. When I could not see you, I was angrier and it drove me crazy. So stay by my side.” – Lee Young

Basically, you can see in Park Bo-Gum’s eyes how much his character loves Hong Ra-On. You can say the same with Kim Yoo-Jung. Every time they were together, I just can’t stop smiling. They look so sweet together. Like really really sweet and look so in love. You can see their loves in their eyes, making the audiences convinced that they were actually real life couple or really in love in real life. The way Lee Young looked at Hong Ra-On, it’s just swooning and sweet and heart-melting. Even the way he said Ra-On’s name is just heart-warming. Park Bo-Gum really nailed it in terms of looking in love. With just looking through his eyes, we all know for sure that Lee Young really loves Ra-On. No wonder they are one of the most favourite couples in Korean drama. I don’t know whose chemistry I love the most. Crown Prince Lee Young (Park Bo-Gum) and Hong Ra-On (Kim Yoo-Jung) in this drama, Yoo Si-Jin (Song Joong-Ki) and Kang Mo-Yeon (Song Hye-Kyo) in Descendants of the Sun, Hong Ji-Hong and Yoo Hye-Jung in Doctors (2016), or Kim Je-Ha (Ji Chang-Wook) and Go Anna (Im Yoon-Ah) in The K2 (2016). I love all the actors and the actresses and I love their chemistry. It’s hard to pick which one is my utmost favourite or which one is the best because they all are and they all have their unique love chemistry going on between them.

“Yes, it is against the laws, but you can do nothing about what your heart wants to do.” – Hong Ra-On

The year of 2016 has definitely had many sweet couples in several Korean dramas that were released that year. I did say Hong Ji-Hong and Hye-Jung are the best couple because they seemed to understand each other best. However, seeing how accepting and understanding Crown Prince Lee Young towards Hong Ra-On in Moonlight Drawn by Clouds, I think I have to change my choice. I used to say That Winter, the Wind Blows (2013) has many sweet moments between Oh Soo (Jo In-Sung) and Oh Young (Song Hye-Kyo). Unlike other Korean dramas, That Winter, the Wind Blows holds the record at most for sweet moments. I guess I was wrong—again—because Moonlight Drawn by Clouds also have plenty sweet little moments and even some heroic actions, though the heroic parts were not as often as in Descendants of the Sun.

“I do not give permission. He is my person.” – Lee Young

Unlike Park Bo-Gum, Kwak Dong-Yeon played more actions in the drama since he played the character of Kim Byung-Yeon, the Head of the Royal Guard of the Crown Prince’s palace and the personal bodyguard of the prince himself. He did a lot of stunts, including jumping and somersaulting. It’s amazing, truly, and I am so sure that it wasn’t an easy thing to do. Although his action scenes seemed more dangerous, it doesn’t diminish how great Park Bo-Gum’s action scenes were. Park Bo-Gum did have his moments in doing fighting scenes. Both Park Bo-Gum and Kwak Dong-Yeon did their sword fighting scenes by themselves. Thus making them more amazing than they already are. Don’t you agree? The character of Byung-Yeon is more of a serious type, doesn’t talk much, and barely smile. That’s why Byung-Yeon is a very cool bodyguard and a good one. Kwak Dong-Yeon has portrayed him really well.

“Don’t forget that if I could trust only one person in this world, without a change that person would still be you.” – Lee Young

Speaking of chemistry, it’s not always about the main male character and female character. Kim Byung-Yeon’s chemistry between the Crown Prince is also very special. It wasn’t something like a bromance in Goblin: The Lonely and Great God (2016-2017), but seeing them together is always interesting. Byung-Yeon is Lee Young’s best friend and confidante, that’s why Lee Young trusted him very much. Byung-Yeon too would always do everything he could to protect the young Crown Prince. Not because Lee Young is the prince or because it’s Byung-Yeon’s job, but because he thought of Lee Young as a good friend too. Even the relationship between Byung-Yeon and Hong Sam-Nom is also fun to watch because they could be very funny. Imagine, a talkative eunuch and a quite bodyguard together in one room. It’s interesting, isn’t it? Although most of the times the laugh would happen only if the Crown Prince was put in the equation. It’s no wonder since the Crown Prince is the mischievous one and he likes to tease Hong Sam-Nom. The three of them can be a good combination. Not just for the funny part, but also when times got serious either. Their interaction and chemistry together are very fun to watch.

The second male character, Kim Yoon-Sung, was played by Jinyoung. Kim Yoon-Sung is a scholar who also fell in love with Hong Ra-On. It is always interesting to see a rival in love and this time is no exception. I was hoping the rivalry would be more tensed but I think Kim Yoon-Sung did have his moments with Hong Ra-On throughout the series. I would also like to see the background story of why his relationship with the Crown Prince fell apart more complicated. Rather than just saying what happened with words, they showed us what really happened. It would be more understandable if they told us more about the relationship between Crown Prince Lee Young, Kim Yoon-Sung, and Kim Byung-Yeon. Like what happened to Crown Prince Lee Hwon, Prince Yang-Myung, and Kim Jae-Woon in The Moon that Embraces the Sun. The way things turned up for Kim Yoon-Sung was a bit forced, at least in my personal opinion. It’s not like I want another ending, it’s just the background story of how things turned up for him is stronger because right now, it’s kind of meh. I also wished that there was more background story of Kim Yoon-Sung. Nevertheless, Jinyoung portrayed the character of Kim Yoon-Sung really well.

The second female character, Jo Hae-Yeon, was played by Chae Soo-Bin. I think Jo Hae-Yeon could be an interesting character and a strong one. However, the scriptwriter didn’t make her as strong as I was hoping for. Rather, I thought she’s just like an addition rather than one of the main cast. I did hope she could support the Crown Prince more, like how Kim Hwa-Gun always supported the Crown Prince in Ruler: Master of the Mask. Jo Hae-Yeon made me wonder why her character existed in the first place. However, Chae Soo-Bin has done a great job in portraying a sweet character like Jo Hae-Yeon.

There also some senior actors and actresses joined the cast well and all of them have done a great job in portraying their characters. No doubt there. The antagonists can show a very resentful expression that would make the audiences hate those characters. Though sometimes it can be too resentful beyond annoying. The other palace eunuchs often added a lot of funny scenes too. Everyone has played their parts really well indeed. That’s why Moonlight Drawn by Clouds can be a success. All the actors and the actresses portrayed their characters wholeheartedly after all. They seemed to do their facial expressions or their actions effortlessly. Lee Jun-Hyeok who played Eunuch Jang, the head eunuch in the Crown Prince’s palace, also has shown many funny and good facial expression. His performance has entertained us more than a couple of times. Even his relationship with the Crown Prince himself is funny to watch from time to time. The young actors and actress that portrayed the younger version of the Lee Young, Hong Ra-On, and Kim Yoon-Sung also have done great jobs. Even the young Heo Jung-Eun who portrayed Princess Yeong-Eun is great. She is so young yet she could play her character very well with so many emotions.

Even the relationship between Lee Young and his sisters, Princess Myeong-Eun and Princess Yeong-Eun also seemed very sweet. Lee Young is indeed a good and loving big brother. The relationship between Hong Ra-On and both princesses are also nice and fun to see too. The love story of Princess Myeong-Eun is also something that you wanted to see. Although the love story isn’t much, it does add a little bit of refreshing sense. A little bit of side romance is always a good idea. The transformation of Jung Hye-Sun became a chubby princess is really worth the praise. Jung Hye-Sun herself is pretty slim in real life. I am sure it’s part of makeup and such to make Princess Myeong-Eun looked chubby, but it does look pretty real to me. It would be more amazing if she made herself a bit chubby then later on thinner, but I’m sure it wasn’t an easy task to do. Still, I have to praise the makeup artists team for making the transformation.

Hong Ra-On: It will deliver sincerity so that no one gets hurt.
Lee Young: It is useless. Delivering how you feel will not change anything.
Hong Ra-On: It is not stretching your arms, thinking you can reach the sky. You know it is useless, but you can’t help falling in love with someone. Even if nothing changes, you still hope she knows your feelings.
Lee Young: Confessing your love only to make yourself at ease, it’s such a selfish thing to do.
Hong Ra-On: Is it wrong to confess to someone you cannot be with? A proper farewell is as sincere as love. Who knows if the memory of being loved could give you strength to go on with your life?

Now, let’s talk about the story. As I’ve said several times before, I found the idea of a girl pretending to be a boy is ridiculous. However, Moonlight Drawn by Clouds has broken my stereotype of seeing such story. This Korean historical drama is sweet in so many ways, especially the chemistry between Park Bo-Gum and Kim Yoo-Jung. I have so many favourite scenes of both of them in this drama that would always make me smile and laugh, no matter how many times I’ve seen those scenes. I can hardly pick which scene is my most favourite because I have so many scenes that I like and love.

This is the third Korean historical drama that I’ve watched that used the name of ‘Lee’ for their King. The first one being The Moon that Embraces the Sun, and the second being Ruler: Master of the Mask. I don’t know if there’s a history about it in Joseon dynasty but it does make me wonder why. And since these dramas are fiction, I won’t presume anything either. Anyway, since Moonlight Drawn by Clouds took the setting of Joseon Dynasty, the characters have to speak formal or traditional Korean. I don’t speak Korean, neither do I understand the language, but after all the Korean dramas that I’ve watched, I think all the actors and the actresses in this drama have spoken the formal Korean language very well.

Like any other dramas, the first few episodes of Moonlight Drawn by Clouds is filled with funny stories. I laugh many times when I watched the interaction between the Crown Prince and Eunuch Hong. Later on, the story became more heartbreaking and the tension began to rise. It’s normal and a good thing. The ending itself is a satisfaction. As you know, I don’t say I like the ending of a drama every day, but this one, I do love it. There are some minor things that I would like to change. For example is perhaps the rebel group. It seemed like they played an important role in the beginning but in the end, their role somehow diminished, if not, a bit unclear. The solution is really a meh. But still, there are moments where the rebel group made things more complicated and intense. Overall, I really love Moonlight Drawn by Clouds. From the beginning until the end, I love the story of this historical drama.

“It is my wish to make your wish come true.” – Lee Young

The production team has done a great job in making Moonlight Drawn by Clouds real. From the costume, makeup, and the setting places, everything is made perfectly well. The palace and other places look beautiful and they even managed to capture beautiful scenery as well. The makeup is perfect and the costume looks fantastic. All of Lee Young’s clothes look great and enhanced Park Bo-Gum’s charm and charisma. I think Park Bo-Gum really suited the dragon robe of the Crown Prince. He looks very charismatic, truly. We would barely see Kim Yoo-Jung in women’s clothes because she mainly acted like a boy, but when she does wear women’s clothes, she looks beautiful indeed. I always like seeing Korea’s traditional clothes, Hanbok, and I think all the cast look great wearing it. Even the smallest details like wounds, hairstyles, and others, were all being thought thoroughly and placed perfectly. Everything was executed really well.

Not just the overall story of Moonlight Drawn by Clouds, I also love the soundtrack songs. My most favourite songs are Melting by K. Will, Moonlight Drawn by Clouds by Gummy, Swallowing My Heart by San Deul, and Because I Miss You by Beige. The instrumental songs also really good to hear. Basically, I love all of this drama’s soundtrack songs. I’ve been listening to them repeatedly these past few days ever since I finished watching Moonlight Drawn by Clouds. I already love the song of Melting by K. Will even before I watched this drama, thanks to my sister who often plays it on her laptop. The beat is good to hear even though I don’t know the meaning of the song. I still don’t, though more like I don’t remember all the meaning. It’s the beat of the song that what makes me love the song very much and all of the other soundtrack songs of Moonlight Drawn by the Clouds as well. I also like the song named My Person, sang by Park Bo-Gum himself. I am not an expert in music but I think his voice sounds beautiful and so does the song itself. Park Bo-Gum can seriously sing well. He really has a musical talent in him and some dancing talent too, seeing how good he was in the teaser for this drama. As you know, I always like a man who can dance, like Tom Hiddleston for example. Seriously, Moonlight Drawn by Clouds has so many good songs. I love them all, including the instrumental songs.

“You do not take back the words you have spoken. You take responsibility for them.” – Lee Young

Ruler: Master of the Mask is expected to be a hit like Moonlight Drawn by Clouds, but unfortunately that drama is doing modestly, even though I really think that drama is great. I don’t know whether I love Moonlight Drawn by Clouds or Ruler: Master of the Mask more. Both of the dramas have their own plus point and in terms of romance, Moonlight Drawn by Clouds indeed does win over Ruler: Master of the Mask. The ratings of this drama are not as high as The Moon that Embraces the Sun or even Descendants of the Sun, but it does create ‘Moonlight Syndrome’. I’m guessing because Park Bo-Gum is so swooning and heart-melting. Seriously. I just can’t stop smiling whenever I see him smiling in the series.

“I will listen only to you. No matter what lies you tell, I will believe it.”– Lee Young

All in all, I love Moonlight Drawn by Clouds. Really love it. It has some flaws but I still categorised it as perfect. Every aspect of this Korean historical drama is just great and perfect. With Park Bo-Gum playing the leading role, it does make this drama more exciting to see. The story is sweet, funny, and even tensed and thrilling. Mostly it’s funny and can always make you smile and laugh. All of the actors and the actresses have done great jobs in portraying their characters. The scriptwriter also has made the Crown Prince and Hong Ra-On become a very sweet couple. One that definitely everyone will love. All other aspects of the film were thought thoroughly and perfectly. They nailed the execution. Moonlight Drawn by Clouds is a total package. I really really love watching this historical drama. This Korean drama is enjoyable and definitely a worthy one to watch. I love it very very much. And I can’t just get enough of Park Bo-Gum. He is just so swooning and his smile is really heart-melting. I’m waiting for his drama in the future. I also think that Moonlight Drawn by Clouds has the best teaser trailer ever! I really love the teaser. In summary, I love everything about Moonlight Drawn by Clouds, especially Park Bo-Gum! He really deserves the title of ‘Nation’s Crown Prince’. 😍 😍

I give Moonlight Drawn by Clouds 10 out of 10 stars. I’m a huge fan!

😘  Toodle-oo,

14 thoughts on “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds (2016) | TV Series Review”

  1. […] As I have said before, Kim Soo-Hyun is very popular and one of the top actors in South Korea. There is no doubt that his acting skill is very great. My sister said that his face is like a blank canvas. You can ask him to act as various characters and he will deliver it as a masterpiece every time. I have not seen much of his dramas before but I have seen him as a cameo in Hotel del Luna (2019) and Crash Landing on You (2019-2020). Both cameo characters were portrayed really well. In It’s Okay to Not Be Okay, Kim Soo-Hyun played the role of Moon Gang-Tae, a caregiver in psychiatric hospital. I love his character here as Moon Gang-Tae. Underneath his calm, protective, emphatic, and kind gesture, there is someone who is hurt tremendously and he hides a gloomy past. Kim Soo-Hyun really knew how to express himself with each of the emotion. He knew that Moon Gang-Tae barely ever shown any emotion, thus he portrayed him with the perfect facial expression. When Moon Gang-Tae showed his emotion, either sad, angry, or even happiness, Kim Soo-Hyun also managed to deliver those emotions really well. Kim Soo-Hyun has shown a wide range of facial expression. The last time I noticed someone has a very wide range of facial expression is when I watched Park Bo-Gum. Park Bo-Gum was so good in every drama that he was cast, but I love him especially in Moonlight Drawn by Clouds (2016).  […]


  2. Ahh I’m so glad you loved it! I loved it too, especially the first half of the drama. I love how expressive Park Bo-gum’s facial expression is, and his chemistry with Yoo-Jung is ❤ I totally agree that I wish Ra-On could at least fight a bit… I mean she was supposed to be raised as a boy, there must've been moments that require her to fight.

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    1. Yeah, I think this is the third time I give a 10 to a series. Though, as I said, there are still some minor flaws but I think I can overlook them. I really really enjoy watching. I hope you will too! And thank you for the comment 😊

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