First impression: Love in the Moonlight (2016)

love in the moonlight drama with kim yoo jung and park bo gum

No. of episodes: 18
Genre: Historical, Romance

Native title: 구르미 그린 달빛
Original network: KBS2

Hong Ra On (Kim Yoo Jung) disguises herself as a man since young and have been earning a living through giving dating advice to men. Ra On is known as Hong Sam Nom while living as a man and Ra On is her real identity.

First Impression Love In The Moonlight 2016

Due to a love letter she wrote on behalf of her client, she met Crown Prince Hyo Myeong also known as Lee Yeong (Park Bo Gum) and he is unaware of her real identity. To save herself, Sam Nom ditch Lee Yeong in the sink hole she push him in and flee. Her face is marked by him.

Forced sign and became eunuch

Sam Nom was caught by a group of people and was sold off as a eunuch to the palace. She had several narrow escape to even pass the physical test to be a trainee eunuch. The night before the physical examination, she tried to escape and bump into Lee Yeong who hide his identity well.

Test GIF
Lee Yeong starts to make sure Sam Nom pass all the test and remains in the palace.

From then on, Sam Nom know him as ‘silver spoon’ and he want to keep his Crown Prince identity so to make a real friend.

Assigned to Crown Prince Palace

First Impression Love In The Moonlight 2016
First Impression Love In The Moonlight 2016

Sam Nom was assigned to the crown prince quarter to work and she starts to work without seeing him for a few days. After work, she will head back to the living quarter where the crown prince’s guard Kim Byung Yeon (Kwak Dong Yeon) stays.

Of course, she ends up knowing his real identity but they kept a pact to be friends when there are no one else around.

First appearance as woman

To gain better impression the crown prince is responsible to put together a good performance for the King’s 40th birthday. Political sabotage by the Queen, the solo dancer was threaten to disappear.

When Sam Nom knew about that and also how important the event was to the crown prince, she changed into the dancer’s outfit and used a sheer scarf to cover her face while performing.

Dancing GIF

Crown prince starts to find resemblance of the dancer to Sam Nom but was shut off by his nemesis, Kim Yoon Sung (Jung Jin Young) who knew and want to protect her.

Only Yoon Sung knew that she is a lady and fell for her. While the crown prince is going all out to protect a eunuch and people starts to spread rumours in the palace saying the crown prince is gay.

(started catching up on the drama which is one of Park Bo Gum’s representative production. Now I know why it is rated so well.)

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