Alot of the cast are doing post-drama interviews and fan meetings mostly in Japan. Wow, cool! She popped for me, as a character. Victoria will prolly make you want to strangle her more than once. Coz desperate times call for desperate measures? Just, Scholar didn’t manage to make the angst feel worth it, y’know? Given that there were quite a few things that I didn’t love about Scholar, what kept me going to the very end? Coz in the end, even though we get to a happy ending, I feel like I don’t even really know how we got there. Now about She Was Pretty, I adore it! All the build-up to the final showdown during the episode – and the multiple episodes prior – was just way too much. Many times, I felt that it was because the romantic scenes had been inserted weirdly, into a general flow that had more to do with the Endless Search for the lost journal. Also, YES to everything you said about how everything didn’t fit together very well at all. Scholar Who Walks the Night: The Vampires in Joseon Era. 1 Details 2 Beschreibung 3 Besetzung 4 Produktion 5 Auszeichnungen 6 Trivia 7 Galerie Englischer Titel: Koreanischer Titel: Episoden: Sender: Ausstrahlungszeitraum: Ausstrahlungstage: Originaler Soundtrack: Ähnliche… But I did go ”awww” at the ”this is beautiful”. It’s why I generally don’t venture there. I would greatly appreciate suggestions. . Both are repetitive plot-wise, always circling around the same thing, and then both shows made LJK angsty, without giving him room to actually use his power (guns or vampire powers, as the case may be). The whole thing just felt reaaaally slow to me. Yes, I appreciate when dramas show us things instead of tell us, but when Show can’t seem to make up its mind, all of the inconsistent things become extremely confusing. Those I can confidently recommend. I’m just hopeful that way ^^, PS: No apologies needed, Evelyn!! Leave a Reply Cancel reply. I think you made a good decision there, Timescout! Gwi’s sudden sorrow at Hye Ryung’s death also didn’t ring true for me. Totally agree with Kat on the assessment. That makes more sense than forcing yourself to complete a drama you aren’t enjoying at some level. Regenerate? This was a weird drama for me. I picked out the other things you mentioned too – the jarring timeskip that made no sense and sungyeol randomly walking around in the sunlight although he’s a vampire?! If you’ve poked around the site for a while, you’ll notice that you’re far from being alone in leaving long comments! Yussss…. I absolutely agree on all the contradictions in Scholar.. Just, Scholar didn’t manage to make the angst feel worth it, y’know?” * nods * indeed, indeed. **Let’s have a fan-girl moment for this cameo!!**. I guess Lee Soo Hyuk doesn’t quite have the look one would associate with “ordinary guy” since he looks so unique! I haven’t read the webtoon, but I must say that LJK really looks the part! Review: Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food [Something In The Rain]. I don’t know…. but really not well enough. Females are prohibited access to any libraries and from working as writers, so she saw no choice but to take these measures. But, I think I might end up enjoying this more than I initially thought I would, which, yay . :). Scholar Who Walks the Night is a drama that I was highly anticipating, and overall I was very pleased with it. When Sung Yeol rushes into the underground palace, Gwi’s supposedly hot on his heels. The focus went from vampire lore to actual character development. C’mon now, saving someone with mouth-to-mouth is not kissing, nor is it supposed to be romantic. Video on website seems to be only view-able in Japan, so please click on the Continue reading → Posted in JP TV , KR TV , Official Website Update , Solo Changmin , Translations , Videos . This week we are taking a look at ‘The Scholar Who Walks The Night’. I’ve seen her before, in My Daughter Seo Young, and I personally am much more impressed with her in Scholar And yes, isn’t Changmin good in this?? This is where I post links to new posts, but that's not all! Lol. August 26, 2015 August 26, 2015 Evelyn L. 1 Comment. Maybe you should try some of LJK’s other projects. Vampire doesn’t belong to this category. But I feel ya, Sunny. 1. The drama as a whole was a bit rough around the edges though. I get that the source material is really popular but it wouldn’t have taken much to explain things. I’ve heard mixed reactions so far, so it’s good to hear that you’re liking it! The king wants to defeat him, but he loses his life and the scholar gets turned into a vampire. And Lee Soo Hyuk is quite mesmerizing. It feels like such a waste of so much commitment and talent. The Scholar Who Walks the Night Review. So I would have rated it a B but, you know, I agree with most of the things brought forth in the review…it’s one of those dramas that could have been sooooo much better and proves to me once again that no matter the acting, production value etc it always comes down to the writing. “For the record, I’m not against angst, and have managed to enjoy heavily melodramatic dramas in the past. It feels on the long side on our screens, and I can’t help wondering what Gwi is doing while this is going on too. About Episodes Subtitle team Reviews & Comments. I will be searching your other reviews too and seeing if we see eye to eye on other dramas. But as it grows, you WILL get to see where all our friends come from. How are you liking Achiara’s Secret? Wow~ ok, I’m gonna go study your email carefully, soon! I must say, it wasn’t a lot that kept me going, but it was enough. In those moments, I truly believed him, as a character. And LJK’s gloriously pretty. Yes, I do love LJK, but I felt underwhelmed by this show, as well as Joseon Gunman. Scholar Who Walks The Night is story of a scholar, Kim Sung Yeol (Lee Joon Gi) who supports his friend and king that has to face the old vampire Gwi (Lee Soo Hyuk) who has been threatening the king. Taking into account my high hopes for a lovely mashup of Arang and SKKS, I was expecting Show to have a tone that was light & fun for the most part, with stretches of moderate intensity for the rest of the time. But love is not simple. Tragic and full of pathos, yes, but I also wanted to see more of him being badass and powerful. . , Thanks for all the recommendations! Oh yes, an explanation of the vampire lore would’ve made things a lot clearer, I think! I just felt I had to throw this out there. The good bits about this show was that I thought all of their acting was really not bad. When the Guardian Vampire falls victim to an attack, he decides to pass on his powers to the young scholar. And at what cost? I didn’t know that this kpop dol can act and have substance in dramaland. I really loved Season 1, and found Season 2 a reasonable follow-up. , Pingback: Year In Review: 2015 | The Fangirl Verdict. It felt like the show put way too much emphasis on finding that journal. So that part looked (and sounded) right to me. I watched all 3 vampire shows: Scholar, Blood, Orange Marmalade and because of the romance Scholar is my favorite. Can you share your list of jdramas? Whether you’re doing the group watch or just love Chuno, do come on over to join the fun! Basically, I was hoping for frothy fun, but Show is really more interested in serving up Dramatic, Tragic Angst, and that angst pervaded the entire show. I find that I have a tendency to focus on things I wouldn’t when I spend too much time on fan threads. Yeah I’ve finished Arang, but I didn’t like it as much as you did. If you think about it, we start the showdown scene when the sun has supposedly recently set. Better for a show to start awful and become decent than the other way around, so I’m happy with that. The plot is stupid and drags on for waaaayyyy too long. Despite my **cough** limited expertise in this genre, this statement should NOT be taken lightly. It may ask for sacrifices our heroes refuse to make and our villains did not anticipate. Last but not least, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed Kim So Eun in her role as Hye Ryung. , Well if we are going to check out something outside of our main interests and comfort zone then it should be the best of the best! In spite of the questionable direction of the narrative, I was consistently impressed with the delivery and dedication to the role, of our main cast. Those are the worst! All Rights Reserved. Like, ok already, show me this secret Gwi-killing plan and how it works. XD. Post navigation. Lol. “I thought I would have to wait another 50 years” she said…for what? And in episode 11, Sung Yeol’s conversations with Yang Sun, about how he’s now her owner and she belongs to him, is also scored with the same jangly music. As you know I adore Jun Ki and I will most probably watch this one at some point but do appreciate this heads up! Made me appreciate Blood more. Running for his life, Sung-Yeol ends up in the company of a Guardian Vampire. For the record, I’m not against angst, and have managed to enjoy heavily melodramatic dramas in the past. You’re very right – maybe some things got explained, but it was just so messy that it’s just hard to keep things straight, and it’s not even worth the effort of trying to keep things straight anyway! There was an additional character in the drama (can’t remb if it’s Hyeryeong or myunghee now..or both) and Yoon had a much smaller role in the manhwa. And I think he actually did a nice job in “Valid Love” and it seemed he would go on with other characters like this… But then again, it’s all about the roles you get offered in the end. That story with these leads would have been a good watch. I forget if you’ve seen Arang and Two Weeks? But it’s really as Hye Ryung that she shines. Both of our male characters have same goal but yet different opinions. 20150805 - Duration: 2:00. I did not really have a clear idea why Hyeryeong loved Yoon so much, and the friendship between yangsun and yoon just suddenly fizzled into thin air. The romance between yangsun and sungyeol was also very forced and i just couldn’t feel it to be honest. The jangly tune begins to play, as he presses his lips to hers, and I’m cringing all the way through the scene. I’m sorry, I hope that helped! You’d think that after so many years of practice, they’d find a way to do it more neatly & effortlessly, eh? except yeah… the story had really weird pacing and I never found the OTP believable enough because of the maturity/age gap between them. Um, sort of main reason why I didn’t drop the thing. Like there’s that episode where Sung Yeol is nearly dying. . And I couldn’t wait to feast my eyes on the Pretty too. It's also where I share other various fun tid-bits. Lee Yu-bi as Jo Yang-sun/Seo Jin; A cheerful and kind bookseller, who goes around dressed as a man in order to earn money for her family. ps. Like…..WUD?? Kim Sung-yeol was initially a normal human being who was close to Crown Prince Junghyun and about to get married to his lover, Lee Myung-hee. Like in episode 3, when Sung Yeol saves Yang Sun from the water after a big exciting chase involving Gwi, and proceeds to place his lips on hers. I could understand that Yoon and Hye Ryung found a connection, but, I found it unbelievable that their relationship would be so deep so fast. Can I just ramble on about how beautiful LJG was for a moment? What gives? In early episodes, we are shown dead concubines through history who’d been fanged by Gwi, and those corpses all had stakes through the heart. , Well…I’m already watching She Was Pretty and Achiara’s secret but I had the craving, if you want, for something set in the old times.. I probably stopped caring about logic and consistency at some point, too. The good news is, Season 1 is able to stand alone, if you’re not inclined towards watching more than one season , PS: You can check out my reviews for S1 & S2 here & here, to see if they’re up your alley! Honestly, Show felt like it was maybe 8 or 10 episodes too long. I’ll start Two Weeks soon. I was deeply confused —as to whether the point of the show was the book, the “plan” ….that wasn’t really a plan… or the romance… and they all felt vaguely intertwined…. , Yes, Changmin is really really good, as Yoon! The opening episodes of "Scholar Who Walks the Night" are full of intense adventures and surprising cliffhangers. Well. An uneven, protracted, albeit pretty mess. Flash Review: Scholar Who Walks The Night 74 Replies When I first heard the set-up for Scholar Who Walks the Night, I was really excited. I think one of the biggest flaws in the beginning was not explaining the vampire lore. minus the whole blood all over their mouths to show “grrr oooh vampire are so dangerous and they drink blood. Hello again! Yes there was an additional writer or something from ep 11 onwards. His presence also felt…. The ending is frustrating indeed, and my take is that it’s one of those open-ended ones intended for audiences to interpret as they like. Heh, I dropped this very early on as I could already see it wasn’t going anywhere I was willing to follow. I wish my smoky-eye makeup is a 10th as good as his in Scholar. I hope you decide to give it another chance sometime! , Y’know what, if you don’t find yourself in the mood for Three Musketeers, you might consider Orange Marmalade. I just finished watching the drama and wrote this. No pressure, of course! Maybe go in with your FF button at the ready?? But let me just say that when the going was rough, this was sometimes the reason that kept me hanging by a thread. The failings of both shows are so similar! 밤을 걷는 선비, Night Strolling Scholar, Scholar of the Night, Scholar Who Walks the Night. Yes the music sometimes is still off, and some characters haven’t played a major role yet but it’s getting better and more interesting definitely! They are SO good at the slice-of-life and heartwarming stories, the plots also tend to be more down to earth/realistic. I also noticed swwtn wasn’t as popular in Korea (heard it had quite low ratings) than it is internationally. Genres Historical, Supernatural, Romantic Comedy. The first episodes were a bit off, but as the story progresses it gets more and more intersting and the drama itself feels like it stands more steadily on its feet. I don’t join kdrama discussion groups on FB either, coz quite often, I find it distracting (when I disagree with the general sentiments) &/or stressful (when I can’t keep up with the watch pace & need to avoid spoilers). Proud to be a k-fangirl since 2007. Min Sung is such an ass to begin with but then he does something that makes you go ‘aaaawwww’ and all is forgotten, till the next moment of asshattery. Needless to say, the series did not disappoint. The search rarely ever gets anywhere, and in the midst of it all, we get oddly-placed romantic interludes with our OTP, which just makes me go, Wha..? . It’s just not worthy. Running in circles in the courtyard?? And oh, speaking about the ending, I think they were fighting the whole night, that’s why it was daylight when the explosion happened. PS: Are you from Singapore? WARNING!! Thanks for sending it! lol random thought is random. It looks too good not to at least check out! I think LJG had about 20 completely different and each uniquely gorgeous hanboks that he wears. So, what can I say. Click here to see all Dear kfangurl posts! Click here for to learn about what makes or breaks onscreen chemistry! I will check them out when I finish the dramas I’m currently watching. Sadly, I was rather underwhelmed by the ending. Hi Daneyy! I mean, she did a good job as Myung Hee too, and made Myung Hee a sweet and likable character. ^^. It sometimes almost felt like I was watching two different shows, like I had maybe fallen asleep with my eyes open and had sleep-worked the remote to change channels or something. yet shes still pretty strong by the end to cry over him. 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