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Friends turn to rivals in politics and love in Moonlight Drawn By Clouds

Guh, this drama looks so prettyyyyy. Or is that just Park Bo-gum? We’re D-10 until the premiere of KBS’s youth romance Moonlight Drawn By Clouds, and the latest teaser features the love triangle in full force, pitting two friends against each other for political power and the love of one girl. Frankly, I don’t even know that you need second leads when you’ve got Park Bo-gum as a prince and Kim Yoo-jung as his crossdressing eunuch, but I’m sure they serve a purpose in the story. We can’t have an entire drama with happy puppies frolicking, can we? No wait, can we?

The series stars Park Bo-gum as Joseon’s Crown Prince Hyomyeong, and Kim Yoo-jung as a young woman who takes a position in the palace as a eunuch and has to keep everyone believing that she’s a man. Jinyoung (Warm and Cozy) plays the prince’s main rival, a beautiful scholar who very openly chases after Kim Yoo-jung. Chae Soo-bin (Sassy Go Go) co-stars as the crown princess, and Kwak Dong-yeon (Pied Piper) is the prince’s bodyguard and lifelong friend.

The latest teaser opens with Park Bo-gum addressing the king: “I didn’t have a choice in becoming the crown prince. But I can choose what kind of crown prince I want to be.” The prince shares a drink with Jinyoung and addresses him coldly as someone he doesn’t exchange greetings with. Jinyoung tosses back, “Why, is it because we’re not friends anymore?” Someone notes their meeting and says that Jinyoung is more prince-like than the actual crown prince.

Park Bo-gum tells Kim Yoo-jung to treat him as a friend when they’re alone, while Jinyoung corners her and asks if she’s really a eunuch, saying, “Isn’t it cheating if a eunuch is this pretty?” He’s quite obvious about flirting with her, which makes me think he knows that she isn’t a man. Just as Park Bo-gum is about to discover Kim Yoo-jung dressed as a woman, Jinyoung steps in between them and declares, “She is my woman, your majesty.” What, no she isn’t! I should probably stop getting invested in teaser storylines and just wait for the drama. Tick-tock…

Moonlight Drawn By Clouds premieres August 22 on KBS.

Via TV Daily, MBN

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I love saeguk..! Furthermore, I love puppies in saeguk..!

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I have a feeling we'll all just be yelling abuse at Jinyoung in this drama.

Him: "She's my woman, your Majesty."

Us: "You're not welcome here!"

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I'm sure nobody will get the second lead syndrome with park bo gum as the main lead lol we will all hate together like a great park bo gum's family the second lead even though I like him as a singer! Park Bo Gum is too much to handle for him LOL

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I know, right. I was a Jung-hwan supporter during 'Reply 1988', and when I found out Taek was the husband, my reaction was like this:

"What? What the...? No! No, this can't happen! No... actually, this isn't so bad."

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lol so true.. i have that feeling too :))

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Lol right? When I watched Reply 1988, I was like "I don't care who Deoksun ends up with as long as Taek is happy with his life". Junghwan was the convenient choice for me early in the drama, and though I loved Taek, I was worried that the writer is stringing me along the TaekSun ship to break my heart later. So happy that the Taektanic didn't sink. xD

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...so long as Taek is happy with his life - summed up my thoughts on the guessing game exactly. Lol.

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Haha, true. And I'm actually glad now that Yook Sung-jae didn't have time for this drama. ?

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I beg to disagree. I'm rooting for Jinyoung as soon as I've seen the teaser, especially on the last scene.

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we´ll get the Taekie syndrom where you think the game will be lost for him cause apparently everyone is so certain the other guy will prevail even though he has no charm in your eyes, they must have inside information or read a leaked script. and he has set his eyes on the girl first....but love is not a competition. and in the end you´ll be surprised the lead does in fact get the girl. or not. cause I think they will go separate ways for some reason.

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I feel like Park Bo Gum could be the next Joongki; charming good looking/cute guy that could be serious at from time to time

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Jinyoung seems to be a great guy but strangely I've never found him attractive as a romantic second lead. His role in Persevere Goo Haera turned me off big time. Hopefully this time around we'll see Jinyoung with better games.

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OMG Can't wait for this drama!! I agree with you! when there is so much pretty, why do we need other characters LOL Seriously,even the second male lead is pretty but too bad for him, nobody can beat Park Bo Gum's cute and pretty face ♥♥♥

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I am so ready for this!

I just rewatched Splish Splash Love and this is giving me similar vibes... Except that it's going to be a proper length drama! I hope it's just as good and gives just as many feels!

And I hope that it will have a happy ending... I don't think my heart can take too much of Park Bo Gum in tears...

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Haha, as for me, I just rewatched Sungkyunkwan Scandal, and I feel "Moonlight" will rather be like this. The light and scenery (not even speaking of the second lead who already knows or has doubts about the identity of our girl) also lean towards that reference.

I LOVED Splish Splash Love, but the vibes were kinda different....Because of the difference in eras, and stuff...

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After that KDY poster in the last article, this drama is like taking the story of SKKS and put it in the backdrop of Moon/Sun (minus all the black magic/shaman shenanigans of course)
PBG = KSH/PYC
KYJ = PMY
Jinyoung (minus SLS) = YAI/JIW
KDY = SJR
CSB = Kim Min-seo
Lee Joon-hyuk = Jung Eun-pyo (who's still my fav sageuk eunuch to date)
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Jinyoung WISHES he could be Yoo Ah In in SKS. I don't think I'll ever recover from watching him pine/hiccup in that drama.

All the better, though. Second leads like that only invite pain.

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Goodness. Geol Roh will be a pretty tough act to follow.

And now I have a hankering to see when he first hiccuped on PMY's character's account. XD

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I was in Jeonju last month, and came across a poster in the hanok village that said they were shooting. It was a very, very, very hot and miserable day, and I didn't envy the actors or the staff at all. (There was a gaggle of teenage girls waiting outside, of course). I'm so impressed at how fresh and good they can look, really.

Everyone is so gorgeous urgh.

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Remember all the BTS of fusion sageuk filming during summer (Arang and the Magistrate coming to mind...), you see how the cast takes any "off" second to have an assistant fan them, or to get some drink & ice creams...
Be it summer or winter, they all work hard for us...

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Will they ever water down the love triangle trope? And pitting friends against each other for "love"

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Hahahaha! So much pretty in this cast indeed!! I love the stills that are released, especially the BTS ones of Bogummy being all happy and adorable. XD

8/22!! I'll be watching!! ^^

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Why does there always have to be a love triangle. With all the men and women in the world (drama), why do they have to like the same one. Maybe that's why they are drama.

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King of Dramas. No spares. Lol.

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I love Park Bo-gum, and he looks so pretty in still pictures, but I'm somewhat disappointed with this teaser. His sageuk speech feels forced and I'm not liking his line delivery. I guess sageuk is not for everyone. Gosh I hope it's just bad editing for this teaser and that the actual show will be better. I will still check out the first 2 episodes but now I have this sinking feeling...

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This is not Bogum's first Sageuk though (Chk Roaring Currents if you want to ). In the first scene,while speaking to king, He was a little pissed off, That might explain why his sageuk speech came out hard.
But we might be talking about different scenes. I'm just gonna wait for the show and not judge it based on the teaser. :)

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Yeah...More like angry Taek is talking. I'm really hoping first episode will change my mind.

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Yeah I know that he can be quite good because I've watched Roaring Currents, but objectively speaking his speech doesn't live up to my expectation here in this teaser, and I say that as his fan. I'm sure he'll more than make up for it with his emoting but in a sageuk, speech is so important that if the actors don't have the right delivery, it is very distracting and takes out the enjoyment of watching. Because then the viewers will find it hard to believe that these are people who live and breathe in the era but rather someone who's playing dress-ups. But again this is just my opinion based on first impression of the teaser, please prove me wrong Park Bo-gum!

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The K-netz have no problem with it. From the press, they even praise him for it.

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I'm not impress either. I guess not everyone rocks this genre like Yeo Jin-goo and Kim Yoo-jung but they have been in so many sageuks

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True, it's a difficult genre and some actors do it better than others. Case in point, Shin Se-kyung. A lot of people complain about her being a bland actress who has a hard time showing emotions, and I agree. It can be frustratingly hard to tell what she's feeling to the point that you just want to shake her. However, I think she has a good sageuk speech so everytime she acts in a sageuk (Tree With Deep Roots, Six Flying Dragons), I give her a pass. Can't say the same about her modern day role though. On the other hand, her co-star Jung Yu-mi (Six Flying Dragons) has a distracting lisp when she speaks that feels out of place, even though she may be the better actress in terms of emoting. That's just one example, I'm sure there are others.

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On Jung Yumi: I didn't notice she had a lisp but I'm annoyed by the way she broke up her sentences into fragments (think Kristen Stewart). She seems really bright and smart and was delightful in the first 4 episodes of Noodles, but then I'm turned off by her broken speeches. It's like she's choked up by emotions all the time.

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From comments on the teasers and articles, K-nets all praise Bogum him for his speech and delivery.

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Yeah, I saw it too but I'm curious what they actually meant. Maybe they are phrasing the way he conveyed his emotions through his voice rather than his speech?

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"More prince-like than the actual crown prince".....is that even possible? I mean, we're referring to PBG...

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i think you know like in kdrama's flower boy cliché, that the main lead was not that 'gentleman' and very 'mannered' and be all 'intelligent', a bit 'petty' and shows 'flaws'...
and the second lead has got it all...
but yeah, it's park bogum, it's tHE PRINCE! i could even believe if joo jihoon, lee youngae, and park bogum shared royal blood lol, they're just too perfect...

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not really feeling the teaser but I hope the first episode changes my mind.

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Here is hoping that it won't turn out to be just a bunch of pretty boys playing dress up.

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I'm confused. You say that like it's a bad thing!

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In a sageuk, I want more :p.

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Someone mentioned this in soompi forum
"Kang Byung Taek CP-nim said that MDBC is a mix between fun/comical and heart-fluttering/sweet romance. We'll get to see more fun side of the story in the 1st episode, heart-fluttering story in the 2nd episode, fun story again in the 3rd episode and so on. It'll be lighthearted in the beginning of the story. Then from the middle to late parts it also contains more political and history." {MaknaeC}

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lol I think it will be pretty boys playing dress up + Kim Yoo-jung. If she does well and the drama is not complete crap, I'll be okay with it.

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Yea I get it, it's a youth fantasy drama but the little basic details that make it feel like a sageuk can make a difference.
I'm not even sure if that makes any sense lol.

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I get what you mean. We know it's not going to be a real sageuk, but small details in stuff like this shows if people care about the setting at all, or if they're just trying to sell hanbok lol. For instance, Mirror of the Witch was not a sageuk but it still drove me nuts when people just kept barging into the throne room while the king was holding court, and the king was always whispering and pacing around. Plus I still have no idea why Heo Joon was involved lol. It was so obvious they did no research.

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Kim Byung-Yeon will end up being another Heo Joon.

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okay, i really, really like Jinyoung, i guess, there's no escape for second lead syndrome for me :)

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"Friends turn to rivals in politics and love" WHY.WHY.WHY.

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because all is fair in love in war

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I so can't wait for this drama. So beaaaauuuuutiful ?

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I think I'm getting cavities from how cute and sweet this drama looks. This is one of the dramas I'm really looking forward to.

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Kim yoo jung really too cute. Looking forward for her and boo gum.

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I just have to share this cute bts pic post by staff
http://s9.postimg.org/dho1yi3i7/image.jpg

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that's just.... beyond cUTEEEE!!!!
Three of my favorite actors in one frame be cutesy like that.... ohhh my feeeelllllsssssssssss ????

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So excited for this show ?!!

Yup, how can there be fair competion against Park Bo Gum?

The boy melts everyone with his genuine smile and wonderful performances... * remembers said smile and melts in a puddle of fangirl goo ?*

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Can't wait!!!

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Egads. I don't think I've ever seen prettier leads. Actually this entire drama is filled with a whole lot of pretty! I don't know if I can handle it! And it hasn't even started! I can't wait. What is going on 2016! Why are there so many great dramas eating up my sanity! Between this and the soon to start Scarlet Heart: Ryeo.... Egads!!!

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jinyoung will making me have a big 2nd lead syndrome... aaargghhh.. why you must look that pretty!!!!! OTL

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I still think they should've chosen another(older)actress for a drama focusing on a love story.

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I'm agree... kim jiwon is perfect tho.. I thought she will take this project.. ㅠㅠ

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I'm rooting for Jinyoung! I follow every latest trailer and news on this drama because he is involved in this drama. I will definitely suffer from severe second male lead syndrome!:P
Cun wait to see him acting first time in a saeguk. Hope this drama will be a big hit with high view rates.

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