This week, we’re focusing on a delightful historical show titled Moonlight Drawn by Clouds. Poetic, right? I adore this show. You’ll find out what I loved so much about it when I review it on Wednesday, but for now, check out the poster!
I love this poster. It’s an absolute PERFECT summation of this show. At the very least it’s a great picture of what you’ll get from the first 13 episodes or so. I started watching Moonlight mostly based on the poster. I had heard it got great ratings and people loved it and so on, but I didn’t read many specifics before watching it.
I would assume that this is a comedy, based on this poster. Obviously historical, I would be hoping for a romantic comedy. Fortunately, that’s exactly what this show delivers, though there’s PLENTY of depth, political intrigue, revenge, and heartbreak thrown in. Here’s a synopsis:
Hong Ra On has one of the most unique jobs in the Joseon Dynasty: she disguises herself as a man named Sam Nom and gives great dating advice to lovelorn souls seeking to woo that special someone. Because of one of the letters she writes to help win someone over, she ends up meeting Lee Young. But little does she know that Lee Young is actually the future Crown Prince Hyomyung. Lee Young, for his part, also doesn’t know that Hong Ra On is a woman. With both their interests in each other intensifying, things start to get more than a little weird. And those weird things get even weirder when Ra On is sold into the Royal Palace as a eunuch and becomes involved in a political power struggle. Is this a dilemma a dating guru and handsome royalty can solve, or will the darkness of the clouds of greed and deception enshroud the love in the moonlight?