Friday, 30 September 2016

Preview of Love in the Moonlight (구르미 그린 달빛)'s Ep.12 - with English Sub

Ra On and Yeong overcame so many obstacles. Finally, she wears the bracelet Yeong gave her in ep8 again. They are holding hands . Oh so lovey   dovey . 


Love in the Moonlight, Moonlight Drawn By Clouds, Kim You Jung, Hong Ra On, Hong Sam Nom, Lee Yeong, Park Bo Gum, eternity bracelet, Preview, Ep12


Spoiler alert!!! Yun Seong desperately wants Ra On out of the Palace. Will he declare war with Yeong? Please read on only after you've watched ep11. If you haven't seen it yet, please go to Videos of Best Scene from Love in the Moonlight Ep.11 with English sub or Preview of Love in the Moonlight (구르미 그린 달빛)'s Ep.11 - with English Sub.


Point of no return


The Crown Prince Lee Yeong (Park Bo Gum) and Eunuch Hong Sam Nom / Ra On (Kim You Jung) are running in the rain hand in hand  
Ra On: I'm afraid because this happiness might go away.

Then, we see Yeong unties Ra On's hat ribbon in a room?!!! Yeong, our You Jung is only 17!!! I know in Joseon, Ra On is old enough to become a mother but...  but...  but...

 
Kim Yun Seong (Jin Young) kills a guy with a facial expression which makes me feel uneasy.
Yun Seong: What Eunuch Hong needs is to get out of here.

What is Yun Seong's planning? How will he get Ra On out of the Palace?

 
Kim Byeong Yeon (Kwak Dong Yeon) and Eunuch Han (Jang Gwang) from the rebel group Baeg Un Hoe (백운회 / 白雲會) are planning something, too.
Byeong Yeon: When will it be revealed?
Eunuch Han: I'm waiting until everything gets out of the Prince's hand.


Two court ladies are dead. Some rebel members come to take Ra On away. But why does one of them hold Ra On at sword point?
Ra On: What if this happiness belongs to someone else? 
So, it gets taking away?

Oh, noooooo, Yun Seong grabs a sharp sword blade with his bare hand and one rebel member slashes Yeong!! Is Byeong Yeon one of the masked rebel members? Please don't betray Yeong, Byeong Yeon. 

Ep12 is a must see episode for all the Love in the Moonlight fans! 

Here is a link for the preview video with English sub from KBS World's Instagram page. 
Love in the Moonlight   구르미 그린 달빛   Ep.12 Preview
Faith Becomes Destiny
(믿음은 그대로 운명이 된다)

A video posted by KBS World TV (@kbsworldtv) on


Information of Love in the Moonlight (구르미 그린 달빛)


Korean title: 구르미 그린 달빛
Romanization of the Korean title: Gureumi Geurin Dalbit
English title 1: Love in the Moonlight
English title 2: Moonlight Drawn By Clouds
(Direct translation of the Korean title)

Main male character:
Lee Yeong
Age: 19
Occupation: The Crown Prince
Cast: Park Bo Gum

Main female character:
Hong Ra On / Hong Sam Nom
Ra On is a girl who has to disguise herself as a guy.
Age: 18
Occupation: The Crown Prince's eunuch, a relationship consultant
Cast: Kim You Jung
Relationship with the Crown Prince: The Crown Prince's friend and lover

Other characters:
Kim Yun Seong (Grandson of the Prime Minister)
Yun Seong is a nobleman who's in love with Ra On. He keeps Ra On's secret.
Age: 19
Occupation: A civil servant
Cast: Jin Young
Relationship with the Crown Prince: The Crown Prince's cousin, old friend and rival

Kim Byeong Yeon
Byeong Yeon has a dark secret. He may not be the true supportive friend of the Crown Prince.
Age: 19
Occupation: The Crown Prince's bodyguard
Cast: Kwak Dong Yeon
Relationship with the Crown Prince: The Crown Prince's best friend

Eunuch Jang
Occupation: The Crown Prince's eunuch
Cast: Lee Jun Hyeok
Relationship with the Crown Prince: The Crown Prince's loyal eunuch

Jo Ha Yeon (Daughter of the Minister of Culture and Education)
Age: 18
Occupation: Princess Myeong Eun's playmate
Cast: Chae Soo Bin
Relationship with the Crown Prince: The Crown Prince's future wife

Eunuch Ma
Occupation: The Prime Minister's eunuch → ???
Cast: Choi Dae Chul
Relationship with the Crown Prince: His enemy Yeong became his savior

Princess Myeong Eun
Occupation: Princess
Cast: Jung Hye Sung
Relationship with the Crown Prince: The Crown Prince's younger sister

Kim Hun
Occupation: The Prime Minister
Cast: Cheon Ho Jin
Relationship with the Crown Prince: His enemy

King Sunjo (The Prime Minister's son-in-law)
Occupation: The King
Cast: Kim Seung Su
Relationship with the Crown Prince: His father

Eunuch Han
Occupation: The King's Eunuch
Cast: Jang Gwang
Relationship with the Crown Prince: A future supporter of the Crown Prince His enemy?!!!

Queen Kim (The Prime Minister's daughter)
Age: 24
Occupation: The Queen
Cast: Han Soo Yeon
Relationship with the Crown Prince: His enemy

Wol Hee
Occupation: Princess Myeong Eun's court lady → ???
Cast: Jung Yoo Min
Relationship with the Crown Prince: None Yeong is her savior

Kim Ui Gyo
Occupation: Minister of Personnel
Cast: Park Chul Min
Relationship with the Crown Prince: His enemy

Jung Yak Yong (Teacher Dasan)
Occupation: Philosopher
Cast: Ahn Nae Sang
Relationship with the Crown Prince: His teacher

Eunuch Sung
Occupation: Queen Kim's Eunuch
Cast: Jo Hee Bong
Relationship with the Crown Prince: neutral

Kim Geun Gyo
Occupation: Minister of Taxation
Cast: Bang Joong Hyun
Relationship with the Crown Prince: His enemy

Kim So Sa
Hong Ra On's mother (wife of the rebel leader Hong Kyeong Rea)
Occupation: housewife
Cast: Kim Yeo Jin
Relationship with the Crown Prince: His future mother-in-law? 


Special thanks to the following sites for info of Love in the Moonlight:

Love in the Moonlight on Drama Beans
Love in the Moonlight on Twitter 
Love in the Moonlight on Viki 
Love in the Moonlight (2016)  - cast list
KBS World on Facebook 
KBS World on Twitter
KBS World on Instagram 


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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Videos of Best Scene from Love in the Moonlight Ep.11 with English sub

Wow, thank you KBS World!!!  It uploaded 3 best scene videos on its YouTube page.

Remember the Crown Prince Lee Yeong (Park Bo Gum) leans towards Eunuch Hong Sam Nom / Ra On (Kim You Jung) and calls her "Ra On~ah " in Ep.11's preview? He does something really cute!

[Best Scene] 'Mark you as mine' (Love in the Moonlight Ep.11)


Ra On: Your Highness
Yeong: What's it?
Ra On: Could you walk me to Ja Hyeon Dang (자현당/資泫堂)?
Ra On and Yeong walk back and forth for awhile. Then, the conversation in the preview pops up. Here is a longer version of this conversation.

[Best Scene] 'I don't want to put you in danger, your highness'
(Love in the Moonlight Ep.11)

In the last the video, Ra On asks Yeong
Ra On: What kind of country would you like Joseon to be?
Yeong: I want it to be where everyone lives happy.

Of course, Yeong wants Ra On to be happy, too. At the same time, he makes her promise she will choose him no matter what happens. This must be the "Promise
(약속)" just like the title of this episode. After that, Ra On's mum appears. Yes, Yeong granted his wish (a.k.a. Ra On's wish) and found her mother.

  [Best Scene] Raon, finally reunites with her mother
(Love in the Moonlight Ep.11)

Can't wait to watch more Best Scene videos from Love in the Moonlight.


Information of Love in the Moonlight (구르미 그린 달빛)

Korean title: 구르미 그린 달빛
Romanization of the Korean title: Gureumi Geurin Dalbit
English title 1: Love in the Moonlight
English title 2: Moonlight Drawn By Clouds
(Direct translation of the Korean title)

Main male character:
Lee Yeong
Age: 19
Occupation: The Crown Prince
Cast: Park Bo Gum

Main female character:
Hong Ra On / Hong Sam Nom
Ra On is a girl who has to disguise herself as a guy.
Age: 18
Occupation: The Crown Prince's eunuch, a relationship consultant
Cast: Kim You Jung
Relationship with the Crown Prince: The Crown Prince's friend and lover 

Other characters:
Jung Yak Yong (Teacher Dasan)
Occupation: Philosopher
Cast: Ahn Nae Sang
Relationship with the Crown Prince: His teacher

Kim So Sa
Hong Ra On's mother (wife of the rebel leader Hong Kyeong Rea)
Occupation: Housewife
Cast: Kim Yeo Jin 
Relationship with the Crown Prince: His future mother-in-law? 


Special thanks to the following sites for info of Love in the Moonlight:

Love in the Moonlight on Drama Beans
Love in the Moonlight on Twitter 
Love in the Moonlight on Viki 
Love in the Moonlight (2016)  - cast list
KBS World on Facebook 
KBS World on Twitter

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Preview of Love in the Moonlight (구르미 그린 달빛)'s Ep.11 - with English Sub

I'm so happy KBS World keeps putting previews on its YouTube page. Thank you!

Another screenshot of Kim You Jung. Ra On dressed as a girl and met Yeong in his (not so) secret garden at the end of ep9.
Love in the Moonlight, Moonlight Drawn By Clouds, Kim You Jung, Hong Ra On, Hong Sam Nom, Preview, Ep11

But Yeong doesn't know this set of Hanbok, which he gave Ra On, in ep11 ...

Spoiler alert!!! Please read on only after you've watched ep10. If you haven't seen it yet, please go to Preview of Love in the Moonlight (구르미 그린 달빛)'s Ep.10 - with English Sub.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Preview of Love in the Moonlight (구르미 그린 달빛)'s Ep.10 - with English Sub

KBS World also puts preview of ep10 on its YouTube page. Sweet!

A screenshot of Kim You Jung. She looks so lovely when she is dressed as a girl. The title of ep10 is "Like a Fairy Tale" (동화처럼). Will Hong Sam Nom be able to live as a girl happily ever after with her Prince?

Love in the Moonlight, Moonlight Drawn By Clouds, Kim You Jung, Hong Ra On, Hong Sam Nom, Preview, Ep10

Spoiler alert!!! If you haven't seen ep9, please go to Preview of Love in the Moonlight (구르미 그린 달빛)'s Ep.9 - with English Sub.


Thursday, 22 September 2016

Happy sweet 17 Kim You Jung! 해피버스데이

From a child actress to a lovely young lady, wow, Kim You Jung is a grown-up now.

Kim You Jung, 김유정

I love Korean dramas, especially period dramas. But I didn't notice Kim You Jung until 2013. Well, I didn't pay much attention to child actors or actresses before 2013.

In 2013, one of my friends told me to watch Lee San: The Wind of the Palace (MBC, 2007). She said it's a good period drama. Yes, my friends, I know Kim You Jung is not in Lee San. Please let me finish my story.

After I watched part of the drama, I fell in love with its historical background. So, I researched the Korean history and found out there are lots of period dramas about Joseon history.

Lee San's great-grandmother is Dong Yi. Well, you guessed it right. I watched Dong Yi (MBC, 2010) and discovered Kim You Jung.

Then, I looked for her older dramas and watched
Iljimae (SBS, 2008) - only the part with Kim You Jung as a child actress
Moon Embracing the Sun (MBC, 2012)

Later, I also watched
Drama Special The Dirge Singer (KBS2, 2014)
Secret Door (SBS, 2014)

In Secret Door, Dong Yi is the King's mother, the Crown Prince's grandmother. And, the Crown Prince is Lee San's father. Really love this kind of connection between period dramas.

Then, in Love in the Moonlight, the Crown Prince Lee Yeong is Lee San's grandson. Haha.

Now, of course, I'm waiting for KBS World to release Love in the Moonlight for Canadians. Looking forward to watching the whole 18 episodes.

Here is an interview of Kim You Jung. Check out how cute she was in Iljimae!  Also,  she tells us who her ideal type of man is for 2016 (looks like she keeps changing her ideal type each year?!).

Interview with Kim Youjung [Entertainment Weekly 2016.07.18]

I'm rooting for you, You Jung!!
Happy Birthday again, 생일 축하해 You Jung!!


Information of Kim You Jung

Name in Korean: 김유정
Birthday: September 22, 1999

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Preview of Love in the Moonlight (구르미 그린 달빛)'s Ep.9 - with English Sub

KBS World puts preview of ep9 on its YouTube page again. Yeah! I like to watch the previews from YouTube because the videos' quality is the best compared with videos on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


Love in the Moonlight, Moonlight Drawn By Clouds, Kim You Jung, Hong Ra On, Hong Sam Nom, Preview, Ep9

Spoiler alert!!! If you haven't seen ep8, please go to Preview of Love in the Moonlight (구르미 그린 달빛)'s Ep.8 - with English Sub.


Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Preview of Love in the Moonlight (구르미 그린 달빛)'s Ep.8 - with English Sub

It is interesting that KBS World puts its even number reviews on Facebook and / or Twitter but usually puts its odd number reviews on YouTube.  Is this how KBS World try to make us visit everywhere to get info of Love in the Moonlight?

Anyways, in ep7, the Crown Prince Lee Yeong (Park Bo Gum) confessed his love and kissed his Eunuch Hong Sam Nom / Hong Ra On (Kim You Jung). So, what will happen to their forbidden love?

Kim You Jung is only 16 (going to be 17 on Sept 22). I was very surprised to see her kissing scene.

Now, interesting developments in ep8.
Love in the Moonlight, Moonlight Drawn By Clouds, Kim Yun Seong, Jin Young, Preview, Ep8


At the Crown Prince's library, Ra On offers Yeong something to eat.
Ra On: When you feel down, sweet is a cure-all.
Yeong hugs her and calls her his cure-all.
Yeong: Indeed, a cure-all. I mean YOU.
Why does he need a cure-all? Why does he feel down?


Yeah, a scene of Kim Yun Seong (Jin Young) and Ra On! I know they won't be together as a couple. But at least please have more scenes with them together ...
Ra On: I Know I'm supposed to leave the Palace soon. 
But I don't want to do so.
Yun Seong:

What's holding you back?

Kim Yun Seong x Hong Ra On
Yun Seong: Will you give me some time?
Yeong: Sam Nom, come here.
Yun Seong, it's not wise to ask Ra On out right in front of the Crown Prince. You want to know what's holding Ra On back? Your cousin, the Crown Prince, is the reason. Looks like now you have the answer, too, Yun Seong.


The Minister of Personnel Kim Ui Gyo (Park Chul Min) is talking about something nasty.
The Minister Kim: We've led this Royal Court for decades. 
It's time to teach them a lesson.
I feel sad that the King and the Crown Prince are so powerless.  If the Kim clan is so powerful, how can Yeong and Yun Seong fix this? Will Yeong and Yun Seong become enemies because of their love towards Ra On?


In a conversation with the Prime Minister Kim Hun (Cheon Ho Jin), Yeong says
Yeong: You and I have different ideas of righteousness.
So who's idea of righteousness will win in ep8? Or this is only the beginning of their never-ending battle?


Yeong picks up a rebel's mask and Kim Byeong Yeon (Kwak Dong Yeon) hides out of sight.
Yeong: Byeong Yeon, if I had only one person to trust, it would be you.
Byeong Yeon which side will you choose? Being a rebel member or helping the Crown Prince?


Jo Ha Yeon (Chae Soo Bin) is happy that Yeong is safe and she grabs his hand in relief.
Ha Yeon: It's a big relief that you're alright.
Oh, ON!! Will Yeong feel differently towards Ha Yeon now?


In the Crown Prince's garden, Ra On is disappointed to see Yeong passes Ha Yeon a gift. Inside the Crown Prince's library, Ra On asks Yeong
Ra On: Have you ever longed for a woman?
Yeong: Yes, I have. A very beautiful woman.
This very beautiful woman is? Let's find out the answer in ep8.


Here is a video from KBS World's Facebook page.

[Preview] Ep. 8 of Love In the Moonlight with English subtitles


Information of Love in the Moonlight (구르미 그린 달빛)

Korean title: 구르미 그린 달빛
Romanization of the Korean title: Gureumi Geurin Dalbit
English title 1: Love in the Moonlight
English title 2: Moonlight Drawn By Clouds
(Direct translation of the Korean title)

Main male character:
Lee Yeong
Age: 19
Occupation: The Crown Prince
Cast: Park Bo Gum

Main female character:
Hong Ra On / Hong Sam Nom
Ra On is a girl who has to disguise herself as a guy.
Age: 18
Occupation: The Crown Prince's eunuch, a relationship consultant
Cast: Kim You Jung
Relationship with the Crown Prince: The Crown Prince's friend and lover

Other characters:
Kim Yun Seong (Grandson of the Prime Minister)
Yun Seong is a nobleman who's in love with Ra On. He keeps Ra On's secret.
Age: 19
Occupation: A civil servant
Cast: Jin Young
Relationship with the Crown Prince: The Crown Prince's cousin, old friend and rival

Kim Byeong Yeon
Byeong Yeon has a dark secret. He may not be the true supportive friend of the Crown Prince.
Age: 19
Occupation: The Crown Prince's bodyguard
Cast: Kwak Dong Yeon
Relationship with the Crown Prince: The Crown Prince's best friend

Eunuch Jang
Occupation: The Crown Prince's eunuch
Cast: Lee Jun Hyeok
Relationship with the Crown Prince: The Crown Prince's loyal eunuch

Jo Ha Yeon (Daughter of the Minister of Culture and Education)
Age: 18
Occupation: Princess Myeong Eun's playmate
Cast: Chae Soo Bin
Relationship with the Crown Prince: The Crown Prince's future wife

Eunuch Ma
Occupation: The Prime Minister's eunuch
Cast: Choi Dae Chul
Relationship with the Crown Prince: His enemy

Princess Myeong Eun
Occupation: Princess
Cast: Jung Hye Sung
Relationship with the Crown Prince: The Crown Prince's younger sister

Kim Hun
Occupation: The Prime Minister
Cast: Cheon Ho Jin
Relationship with the Crown Prince: His enemy

King Sunjo (The Prime Minister's son-in-law)
Occupation: The King
Cast: Kim Seung Su
Relationship with the Crown Prince: His father

Eunuch Han
Occupation: The King's Eunuch
Cast: Jang Gwang
Relationship with the Crown Prince: A future supporter of the Crown Prince

Queen Kim (The Prime Minister's daughter)
Age: 24
Occupation: The Queen
Cast: Han Soo Yeon
Relationship with the Crown Prince: His enemy

Wol Hee
Occupation: Princess Myeong Eun's court lady
Cast: Jung Yoo Min
Relationship with the Crown Prince: None

Kim Ui Gyo
Occupation: Minister of Personnel
Cast: Park Chul Min 
Relationship with the Crown Prince: His enemy