‘Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo’ Review

Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo / Youtube Screenshot

So many feelings invested.

The Good Things

This drama, though being criticized from the actors who are mostly Kpop idols then casted into the drama- to the production flaws, this show is very much engaging than any simulcast TV show I’ve seen in long time. I found myself addicted to the story that every time I watch an episode, I always end up crying and putting much emotions to it. At first, I really thought this one is just like any other dramas wherein the star-crossed lovers will end up together happily. But no, I’m totally wrong.

It captivated me when the stakes felt real. Even though the drama is a fusion of modern and historical, the drama never avoided the bloody, political chaos and dark aspects of life in Goryeo. There were no easy answers to every conflict and the characters need to make their own decisions. It did not provide any Korean drama magic in order to save the leads. The characters and flow of the story is unpredictable that it will make you cry and wonder why these things happened in the characters.

Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo / Youtube Screenshot

After watching this drama, I believe you will fall in love with Lee Joon Gi who slayed every episode with his aura plus his early-episode hair days. Plus, I love their official musical scoring (OSTs). Totally hooked and I’m guilty of playing it until now on my playlist.

The Not-So Good Things

I really could not enumerate plenty of things in here but maybe just because of the criticism of some that’s why others do not mind to spend time watching this drama.


I just love it so much! I have never been so hooked with a melodrama plus historical genre series not until I’ve watched “Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo.” Though it garnered low ratings domestically in South Korea, I believe that the International fans really appreciate the show. We, (yes I am included) are actually hoping and expecting for season 2 for this. We are ready for that modern Hae Soo and Wang So.

Watch the ending below and prepare your tissue!​

​How about you? What can you say about this drama? Write your thoughts below!