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.
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.
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.
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.
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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