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Sungkyunkwan Scandal/ Secret Love (Korean Drama Series)

Updated on January 9, 2013

Intense youth, coming of age drama series set in the late historical Sungkyunkwan

Sungkyunkwan Scandal is a 20 episode South Korean historical romance-comedy drama broadcast by KBS Network in 2010, screenplay written by Kim Tae-heui and directed by Kim Won Suk, Hwang In Hyuk.

In the story set in Sungkyunkwan University in the late 18th century Joseon, a girl named Kim Yoon-hee (Park Min-yeong) entered the royal academy of SungKyunKwan disguised as a boy where she learned that true learning heads toward people and that they are the very foundation of the country. King Jeongjo (Jo Seong-ha) trying to describe the ideals young people have is not easy. One wrong step and it can sound like an empty slogan or childish passion. That was not the case for though, the script writer of drama "Sungkyunkwan Scandal" who pulled it off by adding modernity and refreshing new scenes to the already charming SungKyungKwan story based on the book "The Days of SungKyunKwan Students."

Information Courtesy of Hancinema.net

Synopsis of Sungkyunkwan Scandal

Beware for some spoilers and brief background story of the drama.

Original Title: Sungkyunkwan Scandal

International Title: Sungkyunkwan Scandal

Country: South Korea

Genre: Historical, Drama, Romance, Comedy

Original writer: Jung Eun Gwol, novels "The Lives of Sungkyunkwan Confucian Scholars 1 & 2"

Screenwriter: Kim Tae Hee

Director: Kim Won Suk, Hwang In Hyuk

Episodes: 20

Broadcast Network: KBS2, Monday & Tuesday nights at 9:55 pm

Broadcast period: August 30, 2010 - November 2, 2010

This is the story of Yunhee, who believes there's no one to trust in the world except for herself, and three men she encounters, Seonjun, the arrogant dogmatist, Jaesin, the rebel and Yongha, the cynic.

She enters Sungkyunkwan as a pupil and the story is her journey of growth and reaching the state of "Sungkyun (harmony)."

The strong, vivid characters make a colorful storyline which will be empathized with by young viewers and also shared by adults who look back on their young years. It will an encouraging, motiviating series to any and all viewers.

Woman disguised as man in Joseon!

Can she pull this off? She is excited and nervous. She must survive at Sungkyunkwan without getting caught, without revealing her identity.

Men and women were strictly divided socially during the Confucianist Joseon era and Sungkyunkwan was off limits to women. Kim Yunhee ventures into this all male institute. She will die if she is caught.

Her survival story is studded with misunderstanding and incidents.

The tension is unbearable! She needs to hide and there are those who want to unveil her secret. They chase after each other.

There's also heartrending love. This love story questions the essence of love.

Excerpt from Hancinema.net and Photos Courtesy of asianaddictsannon.files.wordpress.com

Park Min-Young who plays the mischievous Kim Yoon Hee that enters Sungkyunkwan and disguised as a boy in her desperation to support her brother is a South Korean model turned actress. She made her acting debut as Kang Yoo-Mi in the MBC Sitcom Unstoppable High Kick! in 2006 which garnered her a Best New Actress Award, Sitcom Category for Unstoppable High Kick.

Park Yoochun also known as Mickey Yoochun plays as the upright and intelligent Lee Sun Joon, student of Sungkyunkwan is a South Korean singer turned actor. In 2010, he will be starring in a KBS drama called Sungkyunkwan Scandal. He will portray Lee Seon Joon, a rich, smart student who falls in love with a woman who is disguised as a man.

Song Joong Ki plays as the playboy Goo Yong Ha who is students of Sungkyunkwan is a South Korean actor. He starred in numerous television dramas like Sungkyunkwan Scandal, Obstetrics and Gynecology Doctors, Will it Snow at Christmas?, Take Care of the Young Lady, My Precious Child and movies like Frozen Flower, The Case of Itaewon Homicide, Ogamdo.

Yoo Ah In plays as the rebellious Moon Jae Shin, one of the students in Sungkyunkwan is a South Korean actor. He starred in numerous television dramas like Sharp 1, April Kiss, Shi Eun & Soo Ha, Strongest Chil Woo, The Man Who Can't Get Married, Sungkyunkwan Scandal and movies like Shim's Family, Boys of Tomorrow, Antique Bakery and Sky and Sea.

Sungkyunkwan Scandal Trailer

Listen to Sungkyunkwan Scandal drama OST (Original Soundtrack)

Sungkyunkwan Scandal
Sungkyunkwan Scandal

Track Listing

* 01. Sungkyunkwan Scandal

* 02. Found You – Yoochun, Junsu, Jaejoong

* 03. Drawing You – Yun Jung

* 04. Too Love / Too Love – Junsu

* 05. For you its separation, to me its waiting Jaejoong

* 06. Youth scandal Lee Min-Yeong

* 07. Sad To Say / Sad To Say Kim Dong Wook

* 08. Love is – Jung Sun A

* 09. Acoustic Ver Drawing You Acoustic Ver - Dara

* 10.Voice Ver K / For you its separation, to me its waiting Voice Ver

* 12. TROUBLE MAKER

* 13.

 

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Park Min Young and Park Yoochun Photo Gallery

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