Moonlight Drawn By Clouds: Eunuch Style

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Is this Sungkyunkwan Scandal v 2.0 that I smell? The recipe of one uptight young man, one mane of glory, one womanizer, and one too pretty to pass for a real boy cross=dresser, equals a sageuk fusion cake!

I am totally in the mood for the hijinks of another ancient F4 complete with palace politics. MDBC tells the story of young Crown Prince Lee Yeong who is the carefree, yet sarcastic underdog of the palace. His father seems to be a lame duck of a king who is being controlled by the queen’s family. Instead of embroiling himself in the palace battle, the Crown Prince prefers to stay out of the way and constantly dons costumes in order to explore out of the palace. One day he meets Ra-On, who on the surface looked like a young noble boy. However, Ra-On is actually a girl who is trying to earn a living doing whatever she can whether that be writing fake love letters or acting in a circus play. One love letter she ends up ghost writing for, was actually between the Crown Princess and a noble who was in love with her.

However, because the noble was too afraid to meet up for the rendezvous, she goes in his place and runs into Lee Yeong who was there to nip the romance of his sister in the bud. These two butt heads immediately and Ra On ends up tricking Lee Yeong into a ditch while running away, herself. Due to unfortunately circumstances with debt collectors, she ends up being sold to the palace to become a eunuch. After escaping many tribulations where she is almost found to be a girl, she manages to pass the eunuch palace entry tests. However, it was not her intention to stay in the palace.

Prince Lee Yeong who encounters her in the palace is determined to make her stay to pay for his troubles, but he is unwilling to let her know his true identity. Furthermore, he does not know that she is a girl either! During this troublesome time, she also manages to meet a kind noble, the womanizer Yoon Sung, who lends a helping hand. She also meets Mr. Mane of Glory, Byung-yeon, loyal body guard of the Prince. However, all identities can’t be hidden for long as Ra-On finds herself caught in some her lies.

I am always a sucker for cross-dressing hijinks, even if the girl in question couldn’t ever pass for a boy realistically because she is just too beautiful! I absolutely love Yoo Jung, who has proven herself very talented and capable of her roles in sagueks.

As for Park Bo Gum, it will be my first time watching him act. Already, I am drawn to his charisma and playful smirks. His deep voice is also very pleasant and his expressions, quite open. I am further impressed by his subtle expressions where he is able to portray multiple feelings with one look. For example score, and victory together! He is definitely a wonder to watch. Couple with his bodyguard, Kwak Dong-yeon, I am in eye-candy heaven. Kwak Dong-yeon has proven himself to be an excellent in many of the roles I have watched him in. I hope he will be able to rise to lead status soon!

As for playboy, Yoon Sung, I have not seen him act before, but so far he has been quite pleasant. This drama is definitely one that I will be watching alongside the well anticipated Moon Lovers!~

 

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