Sunday, February 12, 2012

Drama - Sungkyunkwon Scandal

Genre: Period, Romance, Comedy
Episodes: 20
Network: KBS2
Broadcasted: 2010-Aug-30 to 2010-Nov-02
Lead Actors: Micky Yoochun, Park Min Young, Song Joong Ki, Yoo Ah In

My Rating: ♥♥♥.5/5

So...looking for a period drama that's not 50 episodes long??? Looking for a beautiful heroine? And a story line about a cross-dressing woman?! Than this is the drama for you! I thoroughly enjoyed this series, even though it follows the basic plot of "girl cross dresses as man to make a better life." I think, since it seemed a lot more daunting to be caught in this kind of situation (F.Y.I. you get killed) the stakes are a lot higher and more real.

This is one of those dramas that question homosexuality. Especially during that period, being homosexual was basically a death sentence. You can't expect to make a living as a serious scholar or politician. Micky struggles with himself when he catches himself falling in love with Min Young and despite not knowing she's actually a girl, he chooses her. Wahhh! T^T

Basic Synopsis:Sungkyunkwon University is representative of the best and brightest of the late Joseon era. Kim Yoon Hee is an intelligent girl who decides to attend the university under her brothers name in order to support her sick and ailing family. There she meets three of her fellow classmates who pave the way for an upright society and support her even when they discover she's actually a girl.

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