In the Joseon era, Kim Yoon-hee masquerades as a boy to earn a living as a book transcriber. Her family's dire circumstances and the encouragement of a noble's son finally drive her to attend Sungkyukwan University, forbidden for females.
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 Kim Yoon-hee (20 episodes, 2010)
Yoo-chun Park ...
 Lee Sun-joon (20 episodes, 2010)
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 Moon Jae-shin (20 episodes, 2010)
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 Gu Yong-ha (20 episodes, 2010)
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 Jeong Yak-yong (20 episodes, 2010)
Sung-ha Jo ...
 King Jeongjo (20 episodes, 2010)
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 Ha In Soo (20 episodes, 2010)
Seong-pil Kang ...
 Im Byung Choon (20 episodes, 2010)
Ha-Kyun Kim ...
 Choi Shin Mook (20 episodes, 2010)
Ik-tae Kim ...
 Prime Minister Chae Je Gong (20 episodes, 2010)
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 Left State Minister Lee Jung Moo (20 episodes, 2010)
Kwang-gyu Kim ...
 Hwang Ga (20 episodes, 2010)
Min-Seo Kim ...
 Cho Sun (20 episodes, 2010)
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 Ha Woo Kyu (Minister of War) (20 episodes, 2010)
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 Soon Dol (20 episodes, 2010)
Hyo-rim Seo ...
 Ha Hyo Eun (20 episodes, 2010)
Mi-kyung Kim ...
 Ms. Jo (Yoon Hee's mother) (19 episodes, 2010)
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This is a historical drama about the girl Kim Yoon-hee who has taken her sick brothers identity to be able to work and fend for her family. By chance Yoon-hee is accepted into the Sungkyunkwan university and there she gets to know Sun-joon, Jae-shin and Yong-ha. The quartet find themselves in the middle of a political fight for power, both between the students as well as their parents. During all of this Yoon-hee must keep up the appearance of being a man, which gets increasingly difficult as time passes and feelings start to develop between the friends. Written by K.W.

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KRW 6,700,000,000 (estimated)
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Ye-Jin Son was considered for role of Kim Yoon-Hee, But turned down due to schedule conflicts with Gae-In-Eui Chwi-Hyang and O-Ssak-Han Yeon-Ae. See more »

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Excellent screwball romantic comedy
26 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

This series is a historical period piece as its background. The storyline has the feel of an 'after school special' and stars young kids just getting in to Sungkyunkwan University to study to become government officials. Its full of student hazing, bullying, student and national politics all revolving around a small group of the students. Like Twelfth Night, this story involves a girl dressing as a guy and entering an all male environment (in this case a male only university). The protagonists are all extremely likable, and most of the antagonists actually grow on you as the story progresses. This is one of my top 5 favorite k-drama TV series. The story is slightly PG-13 in my opinion in that it does have major characters from the local gisaeng house (female 'entertainers' of the period in potentially every sense of the word, rather like a geisha house). Also, for those that are particularly squeamish, our hero is distressed because he thinks he is falling in love with another guy (our heroine in her brother's clothes). All part of the comedy. The story is ridiculous because no one who looked at her would believe she was a guy for one moment, but just suspend your disbelieve and enjoy the stupidity and fun. I very highly recommend this series.


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