Hey Lovers, Moon Lovers: scarlet heart ryeo, is one of the famous SBS Korean drama. Which is based on the Chinese novel ‘Bu Bu Jing Xin’ created by Tong Hua Scriptwriter for this mini-series is Jo Yoon-young and is directed by Kim kya-tae. It was released on 29 August and was aired till 1 November 2016.
Scarlet heart ryeo dragged two awards into his account. Best Ensemble and Best Historical Drama, awards were given to this series. The drama genre is a historical romance, which is different from other Korean historic romance dramas.
In a romantic drama, we would usually see a happy ending. But that’s not the case here, scarlet heart ryeo is known for his complicated and mysterious end.
Storyline: Scarlet Heart Ryeo
Scarlet heart ryeo is the story of a 21-century woman who somehow travels back in time. Go ha-jin is the woman who travels back to Goryeo Era and becomes unconscious. When she wakes up, she finds out that she is in the body of 16 years old Hae Soo. Hae Soo is the cousin of 8th prince of the Goryeo era, prince Wang Wook’s wife.
Everything is happy and delightful.
As the story continues, she accepts her new reality. And later on, after some events take place. She falls in love with the kind and gentle, charming prince Wang Wook. But their pet doesn’t last forever and later on. Hae Soo and king Wang So, the 4th king of Goryeo empire fall for each other.
Both the kings differ entirely from each other while, king Wang Wook was known for his kindness. King So was known for his cruelty.
Things began to change
The life of Hae Soo becomes miserable as royals use her for the throne. She gets herself nearly killed. Hae Soo loves king Wang So but now she wants to leave the palace. The only way she could go to the court was to marry king Wang Jeong. Wang So sends a spy and finds out that both king Wang Jeong and Hae Soo are living a happy life. What he doesn’t knows is that Hae Soo is pregnant. With his child due to which she is getting weak day by day.
During the last moments of Hae Soo, she asks Wang Jeong to send Wang So a letter. So that she can describe her feelings to him, she also asks him for a promise. That her child would never go to Wang So’s Palace and after that she passes away.
When king Wang So finds out that his beloved Hae Soo had passed away. He reads all the letters sent from her, which summarises to the fact that she never betrayed him. She just wanted to give her child a peaceful life. When she dies in the Goryeo era, she returns to her original timeline as Go Ha-jin. When Go Ha-jin returns, she forgets everything about the Goryeo era. But as time passes by she gradually remembers everything and cries on the fact that she left her beloved king, Wang So.
Before time travel of Go Ha-jin in history. King Wang So was known for his mercilessness and ruthlessness fearsome. After her time travel when she returns, she finds out that the history of king Wang So is changed for the better.
And the sequel ends here. Hey, I know this is a bitter ending of a romantic drama. But that’s what Moon Lovers: Scarlet heart ryeo is famous for.
Release Date: Season 2, will there be a happy ending?
Scarlet heart ryeo had a tremendous colossal fanbase, and it’s fans are waiting for an update from SBS, networks regarding the second sequel. Some diehard fans even sent petitions to SBS for the renewal of the show.
SBS is even advised to keep the main cast in its second sequel by the fans of Scarlet heart ryeo.
Screencast Lee Joon Gi gave some hints for season 2 of scarlet heart ryeo with costar Li Ji-Eun. Both of these stars are the main character leads in this fictional romantic drama.
Majorly season 2 was going to be released. Still, the only thing that kept it from releasing is the low television rating in Korea. Cast and crew even didn’t seem to be optimistic for the second sequel that eventually leads in its cancellation.
So overall speaking there will be no happy ending to this show and fans have to compromise with a bitter end. However, if there seem to be any chances of its release, we will keep you updated.
Cast: Scarlet heart ryeo
She is the main character of the show. Li Ji-Eun plays the role of Go Ha-jin, who travels back in time. And the role of Hae Soo is played by her too who is a 16 years old girl. When Go Ha-jin travels back in the Goryeo era, she wakes up in the body of Hae Soo. She accepts her new reality and falls in true love with merciless king Wang So.
He is the ruthless king for whom Hae Soo had fallen. Lee Joon Gi is the 4th king of the Goryeo Empire. He was named Wang So (Emperor Gwangjong) who keeps his face hidden with a mask, which gave him the tag of ‘Wolf Dog’. This character is known for his cruelty and is a reticent man.
He plays the role of 8th prince of Goryeo Empire, Prince Wang Wook, his nature and behavior is different from king Wang So. He is kind and gentle in heart. Although his marriage with lady Hae was not true love rather, it was a political marriage.
Plays the role of 3rd prince Wang Yo his character is too power-hungry. Though he has a sharp mind, he is very ambitious and never misses an opportunity to achieve what he wants.
Unfortunately, dubbing in English has not been made for this series. If you want to watch this show, you can watch it with English subtitles from vimeo.com
If you loved the storyline, you could watch it’s the trailer from here.