Title : 달의 연인 / 보보경심: 려
Working title : Moon Lovers / Scarlet Heart / Startling by Each Step : Ryeo
Broadcast : Second Half of 2016 (September)
Director : Kim Kyu Tae
ScriptWriter : Tong Hua (Novel), Jo Yoon Young
Channel : SBS
Episode : 24 / 35 Episodes (Tentative)
First Script Reading : 8th January 2016
Story : The remake story of Chinese Drama Series ‘Scarlet Heart’ based on Chinese novel “Bu Bu Jing Xin” by Tong Hua. Its a story about a girl in Modern Time that travel back in time and in Goryeo Dynasty. (check this link for more details -> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarlet_Heart )
Zhang Xiao (name in 21st century) traveled back to Qing Dynasty because she suffers from a fatal accident and she trapped in the body of her incarnations ; in this era everyone call her as Maertai Ruo Xi (Cecilia Liu), at first she want immediately to back to the future, but then she became adapt well with the era at that time. Ruo Xi’s character is very perfect as a woman, She is independent, thoughtful, practical, spirited, She can easily make friends with everyone even with the king/emperor. The emperor is favor her so much. All her servant can easily call her as ‘Jie Jie (sister)’ not formal like master or something else.
In Korea version, Go Ha Jin (name can change) traveled back to Goryeo Dynasty “King Taejo Era” and became her incarnation in the past, Haesoo. She has a cousin eonni named Lady Haessi (Park Shieun) who is the wife of 8th prince (Kang Haneul). As a girl who knows the future, she knows among the princes who will be the next king after King Taejo. Among the princes, She involved in love with 4th prince, but she’s in a relationship for a while with the 8th prince, 10th prince and 14th prince have a crush too with her but she only treat them as friend, her best friend among the prince is 13th prince, she can easily talk everything with him.
Ruo Xi knows Yin Zhen (Nicky Wu) is the future emperor of Qing Dynasty, initially she purposely keeps her distance from him because she knows that he is the future emperor. But later, 4th prince is also become Ruo Xi’s true love, he genuinely falls in love with her, and it’s a very intense love because he’s the kind of man that rarely lets go of his emotions, but once he does, he will do anything for get it
He is the 4th son of King Taejo of Goryeo Dynasty. Haesoo’s true love later…. He lives imprisoned in his cold mask, but he eventually takes it off thanks to Hae soo and is able to passionately love another.
8th prince/ Yinsi (Kevin Cheng) is her sister,Ruo Lan’s husband, but her sister is just a concubine (or we can say it as the second wife), later they have interest to each other, but because the fight for throne, She asked him to choose between the throne or her, then they broke up because 8th prince prefer for the throne.
Wang Wook is the husband of Haesoo’s cousin,Lady Hae. But he eventually likes Haesoo, they were in a relationship. He is Haesoo’s first love. His big rival is his own brother,4th Prince Wang So.
Yinti (Lin Geng Xin), initially just a casual friend to Ruo Xi, but not as close as Ruo Xi’s friendship with 13th prince, neither she still treat him with a polite distance. He supported her to marrying 8th prince. Though later he fell in love with her, but she never reciprocated his feelings, he never pressured her to do so, instead he waited paitently for her to choose him. Later, actually the fight for throne is between 4th and him,they are a sibling from one mother (one of Kang Xi’s wife).
Like 10th Prince, Wang Jung have a crush to Haesoo too.
Kim Sanho as 1st Prince (Crown Prince)
Yoon Sunwoo as Wang Won (9th Prince)
EXO Baekhyun as Wang Hyun (10th prince)
the most playful and prankster among the princes, Haesoo’s first friend among the princes, He has crush to haesoo, haesoo likes him too but not more than a close friend
Based on the chinese vers. means he is the very loyal caracter to 4th prince and the bestfriend of Haesoo,probably the closest one among the princes
Wife of 4th Prince
She is the wife of 8th prince (Kang Haneul), in china ver. Maybe she is Ruo Lan, but in china ver. Ruo Lan is Ruo Xi’s sister, meanwhile in korea ver IU (Hae soo) is her cousin.
SNSD Seohyun as Princess Woohee
She is the last princess of the later Baekje Kingdom which fell into King Taejo’s Goryeo Dynasty and disguised herself into a gisaeng (geisha), She attracts the attention of many aristocrats as a dancer. *my guess she will be the character of Lu wu in chinese ver. Means she likes 13rd prince and is Haesoo’s friend too*
Z. Hera as Sun Deok
Daughter of Park Soo Kyung (Sung Dong Il) and The wife of 10th Prince (Baekhyun).
Jin Ki Joo as Chaeryung/Okdan
She is Yutan in Korea version, Yutan is the servant of Ruo Xi but Ruo Xi treats her just like a close friend.
Another Character in Royal Family (Goryeo Dynasty) =
Like Emperor Kang Xi in China version, in Korea version, Means later King Taejo will favor Haesoo a lot, who is his servant.
One of antagonist character in this drama, For a perfect life of herself, she is a cold mom who always using her own child.
Father of Sun Deok and General (+ helper) of 4th prince. Eventhough he is a general, in front of her daughter, he can do anything for his daughter.
The unique and genius governor in Goryeo Dynasty
LIST OF NEWS ABOUT MOON LOVERS (hope it can help you to know more about all the character)
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