Yoo Seung-ho and Hyeri’s love is tested in new promos for When Flowers Bloom, I Think of the Moon
A slew of new promos featuring the main cast have been released for KBS’s upcoming sageuk When Flowers Bloom, I Think of the Moon.
In this action-romance story, the upstanding government inspector Yoo Seung-ho (Memorist) has his hands full trying to enforce the king’s strict alcohol prohibition laws. Although he passed his examinations with flying colors, he’s a country bumpkin with no connections in the big city, and he doesn’t come from a prestigious family. However, he’s confident in his own abilities and puts his nose to the grind in order to rise in rank and prominence.
One of Yoo’s biggest stumbling blocks is Hyeri (My Roommate Is a Gumiho). Although she was born into a yangban family, both her parents died when she was young and she shoulders the responsibility of being the breadwinner for her household. In order to make a better life for herself, she puts all her efforts into running her brewery and making money – even if it means breaking the law.
In contrast, fellow yangban daughter Kang Mina (Hotel del Luna) grew up in a comfortable environment and enjoys the privileges of wealth. Having been sheltered for most of her life, though, she is anxious to spread her wings and become an adult in the real world.
Last but not least, we have the crown prince, played by Byun Woo-seok (Record of Youth). Feeling oppressed by the rules of the palace and the rumors that circulate about him, he likes to sneak out at every opportunity. Outside the palace walls, he enjoys the freedom of no one knowing who he is, and relishes the simple pleasures of life, like just having a good time over drinks.
The new teaser focuses on Yoo Seung-ho and Hyeri’s romance, and it opens with the two hiding in a closet. Hyeri covers Yoo’s mouth to quiet him and a shocked Yoo asks, “Who are you? Why do you look so familiar?” He recalls running into a masked Hyeri and trying to remove her mask. Hyeri replies, “Don’t try to know who I am. I’ll just be a hindrance to you,” and she walks away from him in tears. The appearing captions explain, “The dangerous meeting of a government inspector and an alcohol brewer.”
In the following sequence of shots, we see the two continue to encounter each other again in a variety of situations. A bloodied hand holds a sword, the two are chased through a bamboo forest, and Hyeri finds Yoo caught in a trap and hanging upside down. Upset, Yoo Seung-ho asks Hyeri, “Why are you trying to push me away?” Hyeri responds, “I did it because I’m scared.” The teaser ends with the two asleep and holding hands.
Written by Kim Joo-hee and directed by PD Hwang In-hyuk (Doctor Prisoner), When Flowers Bloom, I Think of the Moon premieres on December 20.
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