Moonlight Drawn By Clouds Korean Drama Review


Moonlight Drawn By Clouds (also known as Love in the Moonlight) tells the story of a prince (Park Bo Gum) that falls in love with his eunuch who is actually a girl (Kim Yoo Jung) disguised as a man.  The two have to face many challenges to protect their secret and overcome threats to the throne.

Moonlight Drawn By Clouds was a wonderful youth historical! We have a fantastic couple at the heart of the drama backed by a solid story. The first half is a lot of fun with a great dynamic between our couple. Then the story thickens as the stakes become higher and everyone’s relationships are put to the test.

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Park Bo Gum is a complete charmer as Crown Prince Lee Young. He just oozes charisma with this smug charm that just makes you smile. And while the fun side of him is truly a joy, his talent really comes out when things get serious.

Park Bo Gum is one of those actors that can communicate so much through his facial expressions. He completely draws you in with his intensity and can break your heart when he depicts his character in pain. He really is a genuinely talented actor.

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Kim Yoo Jung is all kinds of adorable as Hong Ra On. She’s a lively girl with a heart of gold who just wants to help everyone around her. She’s a hard worker, she gives out love advice, and wants to be a source of strength for the Prince. But her pretending to be a guy certainly makes things complicated for the him.


Kim Yoon Sung (Jung Jin Young) is the other guy who falls for Ra On. He is kind and does everything he can to protect her. He has also known Lee Young since he was a child and the two have had a strained relationship for years.


Kwak Dong Yeon was completely cool as the Prince’s friend and bodyguard, Byung Yeon. Always by Lee Young’s side, he was the person Lee Young trusted the most. I do think Kwak Dong Yeon’s acting talents were a bit underutilized in a role like this where his character is supposed to be more calm and collected all the time, but their are a few scenes towards the end where he gets a chance to shine. And the fact that he looked so awesome all of the time kind of made up for it.


Chae Soo Bin plays Ha Yeon, the future Crown Princess to Lee Young. She was smart, kind, and lovely. She also genuinely had the best interests for the Prince at heart. As far as second lead females go, she’s a pretty good one.

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Park Bo Gum and Kim Yoo Jung were such a wonderful couple. Their early bickering was always quite humorous. Then their relationship has that wonderful mixture of fun friendliness combined with romantic love. They were so cute all of the time, and anytime they are on screen together is magic. They had such a strong chemistry between them, and there were so many lovely moments.

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I did feel like the drama lost a little bit of steam after the big reveal to Lee Young that Ra On is a girl. We lost a little bit of that initial charm. But luckily, the couple remained completely adorable, and the story was very solid to carry things through to the end. There are also plenty of intense moments to keep things interesting.


Overall, Moonlight Drawn By Clouds was so enjoyable. It had an amazing couple that were as cute as can be. And Park Bo Gum just shined with his immense acting talent. The story was solid and intriguing with many wonderful supporting actors. Moonlight Drawn By Clouds was enjoyable from start to end.

My Rating: 8/10

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12 Responses to Moonlight Drawn By Clouds Korean Drama Review

  1. raistlin0903 says:

    No…just when I thought I was safe, that I had finally reached my limit, there is yet another drama I have to add to my to watch list. I’m actually giving up, on ever completing that to watch list lol 😂 Anyway, great review, really sounds like a very good drama. Actually, I might be starting with this one when I enter my” historical drama phase” 😀

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    • Kay says:

      You’re never safe in Dramaland! Mwahaha! I’ve pretty much made the same resolution, hehe. It really was a very good, solid historical with a little bit everything. So add away! Keep some room on that list though, the historical I’m watching now, Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Goryeo, is really fantastic and intense. So let that monster list just keep growing 🙂

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  6. Fred says:

    It was a good drama. It is now the best historical drama I have seen so far. Although I do not consider it as one of my Perfect Dramas.

    The leads were very good. Very lovable and cute. I also like it due to its secrets. And it did not waste its Big Reveals (I like the fact that we call it the same way). Big Reveals are what I really wait for in a drama. There’s just something fascinating about it. She Was Pretty (which I watched recently) wasted its Big Reveal. But I won’t dwell on that.

    I also like it if dramas are able to have a mix of heart-wrenching pain and happiness. This succeeded in that aspect; same with Gumiho and Kill Me, Heal Me.

    The only reason that this drama is not perfect for me is the fact that it lacked intensity in the latter parts. I want the intensity to keep building until it achieves a tipping point and it explodes “beautifully” like fireworks.

    It was definitely worth my time. Now time to watch W Two Worlds. 🙂

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    • Kay says:

      Glad to hear this was a good one for you too 🙂 Even earning the title of best historical! Wow! It’s a very fun drama for sure. And I’m with you, I live for big reveals too! I just love it when things come to a head and secrets finally come out. And Moonlight definitely utilized them well.

      Yep, I thought it had a nice balance of pain and happiness, but did feel it slowed down some in the second half. Not enough to really dampen my enjoyment though as it was so well done overall.

      I’m definitely interested to see what you think of W-Two Worlds since people’s reactions tend to be all over the place on that one 🙂


      • Fred says:

        The fact that you keep mentioning W Two World’s reviews makes me even more intrigued. LOL.

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        • Kay says:

          Haha, well it was a super popular drama that received A LOT of love. And I understand why it did and really enjoyed it myself, but it definitely has some issues. I think it just depends how much people loved what it did right as to how it compared with what it did wrong.


  7. Jpro says:

    Great review! I enjoyed it very much. As the guru of kdramas, could you please recommend to me a top 10 Must Watch First(from 2015 to present)? I wanna watch them all but I need to know which ones to prioritize. Pls share your creme de la creme list. Thanks and good job!

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    • Kay says:

      Thank you! I’m so glad you enjoyed it 🙂 Aww, I’m blushing at that title, hehe. It’s definitely hard trying to decide which dramas to watch when there are so many out there. A lot of my very favorite ones are a bit older, but I have plenty that I love from 2015 to present. So here’s some you might want to check out that are from my favorites list:
      Kill Me, Heal Me
      Shopping King Louie
      Scarlet Heart: Goryeo
      Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People
      Eulachacha Waikiki
      Tale of Nokdu
      She Was Pretty
      When the Camellia Blooms
      There’s a variety of genres there, so I hope you find some of these fits your tastes and you enjoy them 🙂


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