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the scholar who walks the night review

She was so good and looked so elegant and pretty to top it off – I’m a new fan, easily the best actor there. 밤을 걷는 선비, Night Strolling Scholar, Scholar of the Night, Scholar Who Walks the Night. Maybe if you manage your expectations right, and go in ready for cycles of angst, you might manage to enjoy it? 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. I definitely noticed some inconsistencies and some choppy editing, but overall I really enjoyed Scholar. But then I read some reviews here and there and now yours too and I’m not sure about Show anymore…. Vampire doesn’t belong to this category. And yes, I didn’t find the lovelines convincing either. He’s so has the visual for it, but pretty isn’t everything. Can you share your list of jdramas? 1. As it is, I’m not even sure that Show is clear on its own vampire lore, since it all seems rather inconsistent, from where I’m sitting. I’m looking forward to chatting more dramas with ya, KL! Like…..WUD?? I haven’t gotten the review done yet (coz I am forever backlogged!) Like in episode 6, we see all the booksellers who’d been bitten and turned (how did they then all end up dead in a following scene? I’ve become quite good at choosing what to watch but even I can’t avoid some mishaps, especially if the drama starts out really great, only to go to pot several episodes later. Just sayin’. And then because he sensed he has to go back to Yang Sun and protect her he sizzled under the sun without his cloak AND FOUGHT. Against his will, Sung-Yeol becomes a Guardian Vampire equipped with a special robe that protects him from sunlight. Excerpts may be used provided that credit is given to Welcome To Drama World ( with clear and direct links to the original content. Genres Historical, Supernatural, Romantic Comedy. 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). I was like, wait you’re using this girl as a pawn and suddenly you are acting like a human and weeping over her death and saying all those semi-mushy stuff? And I totally agree with not feeling Yoon’s rapid trust in Hyeryeong. It starts out modern, but spends quite a few episodes in Joseon times (sort of like a parallel pre-incarnation sort of universe) before it goes back to modern day in the last few eps. Along the way we meet many characters, some more ephemeral than I had expected. It’s a bloody mess (ha, see what I did there? Sounds like the original webtoon was a better conceived story all around. Also, I love a well-done drama enough to check out stuff outside of my usual wheelhouse, so if Achiara’s Secret turns out to be a well-done drama, I’d be interested to give it a go Too many shows to keep track of right now, so I’m just going to wait and see on that one! I just convinced myself that the last part where Sung Yeol and Yang Sun met under the tree, it was an imaginary thing. There’s angst, but much less than Scholar. Wow, you notice a lot of small details, lol. In a nutshell, Show did not hold back on the angst in the least. We get episodes and episodes of Very Serious Dramatic Stuff, all in the name of finding the secret journal. I honestly don’t think that Show could have lived up to all of that build-up. It's also where I share other various fun tid-bits. Usually a disappointing course of action, but sometimes, it’s hard not to hope! But it is so messy that a) you can’t find the explanations and b) some things definitely don’t get explained and you can’t be bothered with which is what and c) you come to a point where you don’t care anymore. At least it allows him to try out interesting roles and expand his acting abilities a little (which I think though good, is a little limited at the moment). C’mon now, saving someone with mouth-to-mouth is not kissing, nor is it supposed to be romantic. The good bits about this show was that I thought all of their acting was really not bad. It looks too good not to at least check out! Also, the editing sometimes … 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. I’ll admit that there were some cute moments in this show that I enjoyed, and there were even some poignant beats that I liked. Thrillers aren’t my thing either but on the other hand I looove mysteries and crime stories and this one has a lot of mystery so that’s probably the reason why I like it a lot! Post navigation. I don’t generally follow fan threads when I watch dramas, coz I find it can mess with how well I enjoy my shows, so I didn’t know that the fan-shipping for this show was so strong. Plus, Scholar stills promised that I would get to see Lee Jun Ki wearing guyliner and a deeper red lip, sorta like how he did so spectacularly in his breakout role in The King and The Clown. If so, hello fellow Singaporean! About Episodes Subtitle team Reviews & Comments. When some space clears up on my drama plate, I think I’ll dive in. Episodes felt quite long (and boring; to be honest i FF-ed a lot) and the background music sometimes didn’t quite match up with what was going on on-screen! Like you said, a lot really depends on the writing. I get that the source material is really popular but it wouldn’t have taken much to explain things. If you’ve poked around the site for a while, you’ll notice that you’re far from being alone in leaving long comments! I like vampire stories, but I need some logic and to be explained clearly what a vampire can do or not, what kills them or not… I mean,does the ending explain why we needed the secret journal from 200 years ago to kill Gwi and why no one (like the secret organization vampire watchers) never came up with another plan??? i do wonder if this drama was following closely the webtoon or just use the same characters to tell a story with different plot? Will brace myself for more Thanks for the recommendation, I would’ve probably never checked this out if you hadn’t sold it so well! Gosh the contradicting myths and time bending here is so true. Sounds like just your kinda thing! I will be searching your other reviews too and seeing if we see eye to eye on other dramas. Ah, if you need Show to provide actual answers to questions like what vampires can or can’t do, and why the secret journal was needed, you’d be disappointed, I’m afraid. This Scholar Who Walks the Night review should have been published weeeeeks ago but unfortunately, nothing quite felt right.I think it’s because I have envisioned in my mind to make this review as perfect in my eyes as possible. It certainly wasn’t perfect. The romance between yangsun and sungyeol was also very forced and i just couldn’t feel it to be honest. I’m enjoying Ha Suk Jin’s character so far, he seems to be in a complicated place. Okay, this is honestly a review that I’ve had SUCH a hard time writing. I only remember him as the maknae of the DBSK boy group that can give a high note in singing and can dance awesomely. Scholar Who Walks the Night is based on same title webcomic by Jo Joo Hee (writer) & Han Seung Hee (illustrator) via “Daum Webtoon” which was first published as a comic on 2012-Dec-25 by “Seoul Media Group”. This is the much shallower reason, to be sure. No way to get all those wasted hours back. Teh Pretty just isn’t enough for me. At this point I’m just in it for LJK. Are we able to read it? Lol. , Pingback: Year In Review: 2015 | The Fangirl Verdict. The antagonist is introduced from the very first episode and leaves the viewers wondering about how to kill him. I think you made a good decision there, Timescout! It sounded like the perfect mashup combining the best of Arang and Sungkyunkwan Scandal, both of which are dramas I really love. Running for his life, Sung-Yeol ends up in the company of a Guardian Vampire. So I just added the flag counter, since I noticed some of y'all enjoy knowing the various countries that our friends on the blog hail from :) I don’t know…. Ive been lurking around for a long time here and really enjoy reading your reviews. And during moments when Yoon felt he had to make hard choices, he looked genuinely conflicted, heartbroken and torn apart. Um, sort of main reason why I didn’t drop the thing. After all, I figured we’d need some dramatic tension, right? An uneven, protracted, albeit pretty mess. I’m usually tempted to hang on, in hopes that the drama will right itself somehow and regain its earlier glory. Maybe you should try some of LJK’s other projects. It’s just not worthy. 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! But it’s really as Hye Ryung that she shines. This will be a very short review compared to my usual fair. Ah, if only dramaland could cast with such foresight! 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. I hope this one does turn out as great as promised, I don’t want a third disapointment in a row (well, no one does). It had its flaws, but I still managed to enjoy it quite well. XD, when this drama was premiered i got excited coz all of my favorite pretty men are in here. ^^. Scholar who Walks the Night October 16, 2016 October 19, 2018 asiandramabase Drama Review 0 Comments As I mentioned on my previous post , I did watch this drama because of Lee Hyun Woo not knowing he’s gonna die on the very first episode. The Scholar Who Walks The Night In addition to burdening him with this new identity, the failed attempt to end Gwi also robbed Sung-Yeol of his loved ones. They did stop interrupting the story to show us ”cute” couple scenes and that was a huge improvement. Heh, I dropped this very early on as I could already see it wasn’t going anywhere I was willing to follow. <3 I don't remember hearing any news about Hyun Bin in terms of new projects, but he has seemed as busy as ever with CFs. The acting is on point from the main leads except for Kim So Eun. I tuned in for Lee Jun Ki, and he didn’t disappoint. That’s why I’m a little nervous about starting Six Flying Dragons. In the trusted company of my pillow shield **Yay!! More than a century goes by and far from giving up, Sung-Yeol is determined to find a way to win against Gwi. 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. Like I actually wanted to scream at her “RUN AWAY!” ……I have no idea where I was going with this…. Click to read more! 1. **Let’s have a fan-girl moment for this cameo!!**. 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 thought he trusted her way too fast, and because of this, every time they got intense onscreen, it felt hollow to me. 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. Plot-wise, everything’s painted as quite dire and tragic, what with so many people dying from start to finish (seriously, so much blood!). Ooh I actually watch Healer til.. ep 10? I’m not sure why. He’s so into the moment though – and so effective in other moments – that I can’t quite hold it against him. Which is why, if a drama’s not my preferred genre, I’ll wait it out, to see if it’s worth checking out. You break it all down very well and never gloss over the details; my type of review! Notably, neither method is explained to the audience. Also frustrating. 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. Romance, intrigue, action, and even superpowers; Afterglow’s got it all, and somehow Lady G makes it all work! The only thing I thought he gained from this was a huge bunch of quite delulu fans (oops). The focus went from vampire lore to actual character development. Quite often, Yang Sun would also need saving, somehow. That story with these leads would have been a good watch. All our key characters are angsty. I enjoyed the drama, but if you think too much about some of the things, they just don’t add up; so I just kind of let them go over my head. We have arrived at our last October post featuring a ghost/vampire drama. Given that there were quite a few things that I didn’t love about Scholar, what kept me going to the very end? But I totally see why many people didn’t like it. I rather he explores roles at tvN or OCN like valid love/high school king. [SPOILER] From Sung Yeol drinking Myung Hee’s (Kim So Eun) blood, to Sung Yeol’s burgeoning I-shouldn’t-love-you feelings for Yang Sun (Lee Yoo Bi), to Hye Ryung’s (Kim So Eun) complicated relationship with Yoon, to Soo Hyang’s (Jang Hee Jin) one-sided feelings for Sung Yeol, every relationship is rife with angst. For me, the overall integrity of the production is always paramount, and audiences shouldn’t be expected to make allowances for behind-the-scenes changes in order to appreciate the quality of the production. Like there’s that episode where Sung Yeol is nearly dying. What?? <3. Review – Scholar Who Walks the Night. Can I just ramble on about how beautiful LJG was for a moment? And, I like reading ’em, and it makes for lovely conversations, so I’m not complaining, at all! Basically, I couldn’t not watch this one. Or 11? Too much thinking and dilemmas about the roles you want to play, the roles you get offered and the roles the audience wants to see you play. Ok, so I’ve only managed to finish E1, but so far, it feels quirky and fresh, and I’m finding it quite funny! Did Gwi really wait around for hours, while Sung Yeol fought with himself?? So I pretty much avoid them altogether. Open Thread for Chuno Episodes 13 & 14 is now up, everyone! I know I’m waaaaay late but I just finished watching this and I’m so frustrated with the ending. Lol. And yes I was impressed by Changmin! Those are the worst! I don’t know about everyone else, but these “romantic” scenes often felt out-of-place, to me. I particularly enjoyed the beats where we got to see Sung Yeol’s vulnerability beneath the stoic surface, and Lee Jun Ki portrayed those layers quite beautifully. On one side of the fence, we have the romance between Sung Yeol and Yang Sun, which feels star-crossed from the start because he’s a vampire and she’s a human. XD. Click here to read more about me than you might ever need to know ^^. 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. | The Fangirl Verdict. Often, though, I felt like there was a short circuit somewhere, coz a lot of the time, I just didn’t find the scenes very romantic at all. The same thing happened to me with Joseon Gunman, where I kept obsessing over LJK’s pierced ears. Scholar Who Walks the Night is a good combination of the fantasy, romance, and historical genres. You bet we did!! Ah, I don’t think I’ve ever had that problem, I love picking out familiar words within Japanese. Sadness. [At your own risk] Check out our other reviews celebrating the month of October: Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. . I’m SO watching Imaginary Cat – I can’t wait to have YSH’s molten gaze back on my screen again! MBCdrama 200,586 views. Scholar Who Walks the Night 1.Bölüm . <3, You just inspired me to do a piece on OUATIS.^^ I’ve kept it non-spoilery so if you get a sudden urge to comment or talk about the drama, feel free. There are many other contradicting scenes I cant narrate but this are basically frustrated me coz Ive been expecting a lot for the ending. Episodes 1-3 Review . I must say, it wasn’t a lot that kept me going, but it was enough. It is the Joseon dynasty and Kim Sung-Yeol (Lee Joon-Gi) is a gifted young scholar. Just, Scholar didn’t manage to make the angst feel worth it, y’know?” * nods * indeed, indeed. ps. Which is a pitty, because mythology inconsistency is the one unforgivable sin in fantasy, but, anyway, the casting was good. lol random thought is random. I hear Lee Soo Hyuk’s doing nicely in Neighborhood Hero, if that helps. XD You got that right. I appreciated that the vamping was so ugly, bloody and beastly, it explained why Scholar wanted to end his existence, because I don’t think I would buy any sort of ”woe to me, doomed to be rich and fabulous for all eternity”. (And I thought his sudden, random addition at the beginning to be well…sudden and random). What was Gwi doing while all of this angsting and kissing and drinking of blood was going on? In fact, I thought Gwi was on the brink of using the Gisaeng as his pawn – now that would have been so exciting given that she was in love with Sung Yeol! Although initially only viewing him as a well-paying customer, Yang-Sun soon finds herself increasingly intrigued by the mysterious scholar and his request. The similarities throw me, coz my brain reaches for what the Korean equivalent sounds like, and I find it extremely distracting XD Well, that and I find the k-production values and the k-pretty just so much more to my taste! The combined cheekbone power is hard to resist! Tee hee! The last thing that he was in that I thought was solidly consistent, was Two Weeks. I’m still sore with Show for that ridiculous rubber band time thing in the finale. It is 120 years later t… I hope you guys enjoy. Also, what I found a little lowkey offputting about this particular drama was the periphery stuff unrelated to the drama production – the fans shipping the couples together in most comments/discussion posts and just a general lack of critical analysis of the story. I am not against his over-acting like how some people are, it’s just that whenever he’s doing a dying scene or something, I end up laughing instead lol. I really loved Season 1, and found Season 2 a reasonable follow-up. 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