Sageuk Spotlight: Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Goryeo

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And it’s a wrap! Moon Lovers is done with filming and premieres August 29. Who else can’t wait!?

Much as I’ve tried to distance myself from too much information about this upcoming period drama, I’m not sure I can hold back any longer. This looks so good!

Yes, even though I’d like to keep my mind a blank page, open to enjoy Moon Lovers on its own benefit alone…I do allow myself some little tidbits just to whet my keen appetite for this beautifully shot piece.

So what makes this upcoming drama something to really look forward to?

It’s Lee Joon Gi’s new drama!
If you love Lee Joon Gi in sageuk, in costume, and in a badass lead role, then this drama is so for you!

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Episode One & Two Roundup of Scholar Who Walks the Night

Scholar Who Walks the Night: Week One MiniCap
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In episode one studious and athletic (he fights and rides) scholar, Sung Yeol loses everything he holds dear in one single sweep.

A powerful ancient vampire lords it over the palace in general and the Joseon Monarch in particular.

One objective is clear: no one really wants Vampire Evil Lord (addressed mononymously as Gwi) around anymore.

He may have been of help in building a dynasty, but seriously he’s a monster who’s now doing more harm than good.

For one thing he’s bitten more than his fair share of innocent maidens (200 hundred years’ worth) and let’s face it, the modern era of Joseon no longer wants or needs an abominable, dressing-gown-wearing vampire calling the shots.

But obviously he won’t simply take a hike, and prefers the cushy life in the palace: dwelling among humans, feeding on them and just being an undead nuisance.

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The world would feel so empty without me… Continue reading “Episode One & Two Roundup of Scholar Who Walks the Night”

Lee Joon Gi “Sageuk Spotlight”: His Best 3 Leading Ladies

One thing Lee Joon Gi does best, is playing those dramatic sageuk roles. There’s no denying  he’s always awesome in costume, especially the hanbok. It’s been said he can pull off any look under the sun, whether his character is an outstanding citizen, outlaw or ruffian.JG6avi_001935735

Master of disguise,  Lee Jun ki

And with the airdate of his latest sageuk reaching closer and closer, it has me looking back at Lee Joon Gi’s past roles in a historical drama. Which actress suited him best, and which was your favorite? I love all the female costars in his past 3 sageuks so this is going to be a tough choice.

A true playa. Lee Joon Gi has played gunman, phantom thief, magistrate and nobleman. And soon in 2015 we’ll watch him pull off the role of scholar and vampire. You’ll have to give him credit for diversifying his roles. How many K-drama actors can say they’ve had such a uniquely patterned acting resume?IMG_20150701_023724

That smile should come with a hazard warning: hot!

He’s also had some of the most talented and beautiful costars. These leading ladies made great chemistry with the top actor and gave us some memorable pairings. But who was the perfect match?

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Highly Anticipated – Lee Joon Gi is “Scholar of the Night”

Scholar Who Walks the Night – Fantasy, supernatural, vampire, sageuk

Summary – This is a period fantasy set in the Joseon era. A nobleman’s daughter takes to disguising herself as a man to sell books after her family is falsely accused and ruined. She encounters a handsome, enigmatic Confucian scholar who also happens to be a vampire, and falls in love with him. Continue reading “Highly Anticipated – Lee Joon Gi is “Scholar of the Night””