Review: Moon Lovers Scarlet Heart Ryeo (spoiler-free and spoilers)


I definitely agree with the majority of the people who watched this drama. It’s a beautiful, yet tragic love story. However, it honestly just became my favorite Korean drama thus far (excluding Boys Over Flowers, because that’s a classic and holds a special place in my heart).

I was hesitant to watch this because I didn’t know if I would enjoy a historical drama, but oh boy I’m glad I was wrong.

I love the entire cast. Their chemistry as lovers, friends, and siblings was so great to watch! Not to mention, the OST! Whenever I see that DAVICHI is part of the OST, I just know it’ll be good and I’ll cry my eyes out.

Before this, the kdrama that made me cry the most is Crash Landing On You. Now, this tops it!

I love every single episode, except the last one. I think it could’ve been better.

Nonetheless, I love, love, LOVE this Korean drama series.


I binged watch the rest of the episodes and to avoid repeating myself, I just decided to write an overall review right away.

In my previous post, I talked about how I LOVE the 8th prince (Wook) and even though he became the bad guy, I never hated him. Him choosing his family is realistic. He was stuck in a difficult situation, but if you were him, you would probably choose your family as well. Even though he showed signs of greediness, he never stopped loving Hae Soo. He made mistakes, but it’s all because he wanted more power in order to protect his loved ones. Sadly, he wasn’t able to.

The 4th prince, So, was great throughout the entire show. The way he fought for his loved ones and how brave he is. The fact that he did what he had to do even though people would hate him for it, he wasn’t afraid. While he became Hae Soo’s lover until the end, I couldn’t really root for their relationship more than I do for Hae Soo and Wook. I don’t know why, but I still enjoyed watching their scenes.

It was so sad to see Eun and his wife die. I cried so much! But I’m glad that he was able to show his wife that he cared for her before it was too late. Unlike Wook, who couldn’t even say that he loved his wife before she died.

Honestly, I thought all the brothers would die, but I’m glad they didn’t.

I’m glad Wook and Hae Soo had a closure. It was so heartbreaking, but I accepted the fact that they weren’t meant to be.

The reason why I didn’t like the ending was not that Hae Soo died, but it’s more because of how it was executed. Like, she passed away and So would just take home her urn without even considering how Jung would feel. Sometimes I feel like So is exaggerating when it comes to his love for Soo, but I try to understand it. The fact that Soo returned to the present and looked at the paintings of what happened in history, I just wasn’t satisfied at all. But oh well, we can’t always have happy endings.


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