This is another non-knitting related post. I have caught up with some drama recently and Sungkyunkwan Scandal aka SKKS is being one of them. I am not a big fan of historic drama. To tell the truth, I am not a big history fan period unlike some of my friends who are addict. Don’t misunderstand me, I know the important of knowing history and believe me; I have studied and read plenty of history of all kind. Anyhow, back to the drama SKKS; I have read the review of this drama and I hold off as long as I could before I picked it up. And it’s such an addiction that I couldn’t put it down once I started it. Here is a good review that is posted in thundie’s blog. A few drama bloggers came together to provide the epic review of the drama. It’s a long review but so much fun to read.
So here goes the story of the drama from drama wiki:
Sungkyunkwan Scandal is set in Sungkyunkwan University in the late Joseon era during the reign of King Jeongjo, revolving around the exploits and love stories of four youths. When her younger brother’s illness worsens and their family is in danger of being evicted from their house for lack of money, Kim Yoon Hee enters the school under his name, disguised as a boy in her desperation to support him. There, she becomes friends with the intelligent and upright Lee Sun Joon, the playboy Goo Yong Ha and rebellious Moon Jae Shin.
I can’t resist but to post the main cast of the SKKS in cartoon format.. and it’s adorable I know… from left to right: the uptight Scholar Lee Sun Joon (Micky Yoochun), the cross-dresser Kim Yoon Hee (Park Min Young), the playboy Gu Yong Ha (Song Joong-Ki.), and the rebel Moon Jae Shin (Yoo Ah-In).
I know the cartoon format is cute but here is the real cast, from left to right: the rebel Moon Jae Shin (Yoo Ah-In), the uptight Scholar Lee Sun Joon (Micky Yoochun), the cross-dresser Kim Yoon Hee (Park Min Young) and the playboy Gu Yong Ha (Song Joong-Ki):
The reason why I resisted this drama at the beginning because it’s historic; however, when I read that it’s fusion drama. I am totally on-board. SKKS is probably the 3rd cross-dressing drama for me; Coffee Prince is my 1st, then come You’re Beautiful (YAB). So the cross-dressing storyline might now be very inventive for me; however, it’s the setting and the background of the drama make it interesting. Before I get into the story. I have to applause the director and writers for giving us the gorgeous actors, lovable characters, breathtaking cinematography and beautiful costumes. SKKS is without a doubt a beautiful drama – an total eye candy. I also would like to add the acting from the main casts and all supporting casts were excellent.
Now back to the story. It’s a love story yes.. but it’s not the love between the main pair was not what I love about this drama… It’s the love and friendship shared between the 4 main leads are more intriguing to me. It’s fascinating to see how 4 very different people came from different background and very different personalities to care and support each other along the way. I extremely love how the rebellious and rough on the edge Moon Jae Shin has the most soft and tender heart and his love to Yoon Hee was so unselfish. I also love the playboy Gu Yong Ha; he is so pretty and yes, I said pretty, he is prettier than a lot of girls; and so observant all the time and watched out for his friends. I especially enjoyed the relationship between Yong Ha and Jae Shin… so much love and yes I said love, not in the homo way but love between true friends. Of course there is some historic background to all historic drama; but I don’t think it’s important in order to watch this drama; afterall the main focus of this drama is not on the history background of this drama but to highlight the story of love and friendship between people.
If you are interested in watching SKKS, dramafever has english subtitle. Before I leave, here is the pic of the casts.. I took this image from the Epic Review of Thundie’s blog; I hope thundie won’t mind. I love her post.
P.S. on the knitting front: I am working on a couple of pattern. I am hoping I can get at least one done during holiday weekend. I will announce here when it’s live.