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Hwarang: Episode 10
by | January 18, 2017 | 249 Comments
One thing I appreciate about Hwarang is that as soon as one conflict is set aside, three new ones crop up in its place. Several questions are raised in this episode, mostly regarding Sun-woo and his origins, and I’m eager to learn more about our “nameless” boy with the sad eyes and the blank past.... More »

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Hwarang: Episode 9
by | January 17, 2017 | 179 Comments
As the Moon Festival draws closer, the Hwarang boys begin to worry as outside pressures close in on them. Their secrets are too big to stay secrets for long, and several relationships will be stressed to the breaking point. The Hwarang is a dangerous place to be, and they’re going to need to band together... More »

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Hwarang: Episode 8
by | January 11, 2017 | 154 Comments
Our flower boys are beginning to look like a real group, though a group of exactly what is still up in the air. There’s very little fight training going on so far, but that doesn’t lessen the fun as they find themselves bonding through music, of all things. It’s easy to forget that life-or-death political... More »

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Hwarang: Episode 7
by | January 10, 2017 | 141 Comments
I really think the show is gaining in strength as it finally settles into its groove, especially as the Hwarang boys begin to learn to be a unified team rather than individual foes. As they face their first challenge and fight for the right to stay, they will each have to think about why they... More »

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Hwarang: Episode 6
by | January 4, 2017 | 240 Comments
Tempers among the new Hwarang members are running high now that they’re all concentrated in the same place, and fistfights are breaking out at the slightest provocation. It’s not just youthful exuberance, as the infighting among the Hwarang could have serious political consequences, and unfortunately, Sun-woo is right in the middle of it. I hope... More »

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Hwarang: Episode 5
by | January 3, 2017 | 172 Comments
We’ve finally gotten to the part of the show I’ve most been looking forward to — the budding friendships between the boys. It’s early days yet, but you can see by the way that they fight together that eventually, they’ll be working together instead of against each other. They have a long (long, long) way... More »

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Hwarang: Episode 4
by | December 28, 2016 | 97 Comments
Okay, now we’re bringing the fun! The Hwarang is taking shape, though it looks like these boys aren’t any happier about being forced to work together than their fathers are to offer up their sons. Sun-woo is still scarred by his loss and isn’t ready to form new friendships yet, but it might not be... More »

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Hwarang: Episode 3
by | December 27, 2016 | 143 Comments
The search for Hwarang candidates begins in earnest, even as the country’s officials protest the queen regent’s plan to take their sons to use for her own purposes. Moo-myung only wants to get his revenge, but it turns out to be more difficult than he imagined, as his search threatens to involve him in political... More »

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Hwarang: Episode 2
by | December 21, 2016 | 103 Comments
This episode takes our story to a very dark place, but one that’s necessary if our heroes are to rise from the rubble. Moo-myung’s life is changed forever in a single traumatic moment, and he’ll have a long way to go to right the wrongs he sees all around him. As the political climate threatens... More »

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Hwarang: Episode 1
by | December 20, 2016 | 152 Comments
The newest installation from the Oh Boy Project (makers of the Flower Boy franchise) takes us all the way back to ancient Silla, when a nervous queen regent hatched a plan to build a loyal force of soldiers to protect a young king. The premiere sets the stage for a fun yet nerve-wracking adventure, as... More »