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The Scholar Who Walks the Night 

Bameul geotneun seonbi (original title)
Set in an alternate Joseon dynasty, Jo Yang-sun (Lee Yu Bi) is the daughter of a nobleman whose family loses everything when her father is framed for treason. To make ends meet, Yang-sun ... See full summary »
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2015  
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Lee Joon-Gi ...  Kim Sung Yul 20 episodes, 2015
Tae-Hwan Choi Tae-Hwan Choi ...  Ho-jin 20 episodes, 2015
Jang Hie-jin ...  Soo-hyang 20 episodes, 2015
Chang-min Shim Chang-min Shim ...  Grand Prince Lee Yoon 20 episodes, 2015
Kim So-eun ...  Choi Hye Ryung / ... 20 episodes, 2015
Lee Soo-hyuk ...  Vampire Gwi 20 episodes, 2015
Lee Yoo-Bi ...  Jo Yang Sun 20 episodes, 2015
Ui-joo Yeo Ui-joo Yeo ...  Noh Hak-yong 15 episodes, 2015
Soon-jae Lee ...  King Hyeonjo 12 episodes, 2015
Jeong Gyu-Su ...  Jo-saeng 8 episodes, 2015
Jeong-su Han ...  Baek In-ho 7 episodes, 2015
Seok-yong Jeong Seok-yong Jeong ...  Choi Do-gab 6 episodes, 2015
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Set in an alternate Joseon dynasty, Jo Yang-sun (Lee Yu Bi) is the daughter of a nobleman whose family loses everything when her father is framed for treason. To make ends meet, Yang-sun begins cross-dressing as a male bookseller, and meets the handsome and mysterious scholar Kim Sung-yeol (Lee Joon Ki), who works at the Hongmungwan. Sung-yeol is a vampire, and he continues to be haunted by the long-ago death of his first love Lee Myung-hee, especially when he meets Myung-hee's present-day doppelgänger Choi Hye-ryung (Kim So Eun), an aloof nobleman's daughter. Meanwhile, the evil vampire Gwi (Lee Soo Hyuk) resides in the royal palace and uses his powers and political machinations to prevent the Crown Prince Lee Yoon (Shim Chang-Min) from ascending the throne. Written by kathleen alicia

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Perfect gothic delight - Korean style
10 August 2019 | by teskayaSee all my reviews

This show does every thing a little better than the normal costume k-drama. The essential revenge-plot while obvious, holds suspense throughout thanks to a truly magical villain and title character. If you like a supernatural drama, it does not get better. This thanks to a production that holds a loving attention to detail that simply does not occur in increasingly vapid western vampire dramas. The melodrama is strong and unabashed and truly gothic, even though dressed as it is in delicious hanbok. The music is very strong and underscores the drama perfectly throughout. A little too weak/innocent/optimistic female lead is perhaps the only tiny scratch in the otherwise perfect show but there are other female characters that are deeper and more interesting so in the end it's all so very satisfying and a true feast for the eyes, ears and feels. A true sign of its quality is that it is equally delectable on second viewing. (Normally one is quite worn out by the slow build and obvious feel-stalling of a k-drama by the time it ends...) When it ended I immediately started over.


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