Friday, January 18, 2013

SungKyungKwan Scandal

I really enjoyed this drama as it had an interesting concept for a historical drama of the girl cross-dressing to attend school for personal reasons. It reminded me of the classic Chinese story that also has a drama out about it, Butterfly Lovers, as it also had a girl cross-dressing to attend school. In SungKyunKwan Scandal, it was fascinating to watch how the characters connected and how their relationships differed from hate and love. I also liked the distinct characters and it was interesting to watch. Also, for all those BOF lovers, its funny because some people referred to the 4 guys in this drama as the Joseon F4. Let's get started on a synopsis, shall we?
        This takes place in Sungkyunkwan University in the late Joseon era. Due to lack of money to support her family and the fact that her family is on the verge of being evicted from their house due to their lack of money, a unique young woman named Kim Yoon Hee has had a variety of jobs even though she is  mostly at the local bookstore. She even gets offered a chance to increase her earnings by becoming a substitute test-taker for the upcoming entrance exam at Sungkyunkwan. Even though she needs the money, it is clear that this is illegal. However, she is caught by Lee Sun Joon who notices her smarts and tells her to enroll into the school. He didn't know that she was a girl as she was dressed in men attire. 
       Kim Yoon Hee, enters the school under her brother's name of Kim Yoon Shik. She has a lot of different connections within the school and a lot of events occurred overtime. She has to bear with Gu Yong Ha's mischief, who was extremely adorable in this drama as he was played by Song Joong Ki. She also had to deal with the weirdly dressed and shaggy Moon Jae Shin who is her roommate. She also had to avoid getting found out by Ha In Soo who constantly bullies her as he is the student body president. Over time, she also begins to fall for Lee Sun Joon as she spends a lot of time with him.

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