Hwarang (2016)

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History is often made on the backs of truly passionate, talented young people. During the Kingdom of Silla, a group of elite youth known as Hwarang (literally "Flowering Knights") would wield great influence. These dashing, talented knights – Moo Myung, Sam Maek Jong, Soo Ho, Ban Ryu, Yeo Wool, Han Sung, and maiden Ah Ro – could outsmart and outfight anyone as they pushed for justice in Seorabeol, the capital city. One read moreof them would become King Jin Heung of Silla and change the course of history.

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    Flowering Knights; Flower Knights: The Beginning; The Beautiful Knights; Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth; Hwarang: The Beginning; 화랑: 더 비기닝;

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Both historical drama with good blend of lightness and serious/sombre scenes. Has a main girl and many visually pretty/handsome guys. Overall it gives the same vibe but different plot.
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Both are about teaching and disciplining students/young men in an academy during the historical period and have romance involved (more bromance in Hwarang).
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    roumaissapilsuk 3 hours ago

    Their romance is too boring but still *-* Park seo joon all the way !

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    Maria 9 hours ago

    I thought it would become better ep by ep. But ep9&10 disappointed me. And that kiss wasn't even romantic. It was too awkward. I watch it only for their bromance.

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    Gardenia 15 hours ago

    I don't want the King to end up with Ah Ro; I don't know why, I just hate him...Personality maybe

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    evildodo 16 hours ago

    I was ready for an emotional rollercoaster, but this is just simply boring ._.

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    DianaCarvalho 21 hours ago

    I really like this drama but I didn't like the last 2 episodes. I don't know why... maybe because this is becoming too dramatic, everytime I see Ah Ro she is crying :/

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    minhsuga 21 hours ago - edited

    Come on, guys. You can dislike Ah Ro all you want, and you can have SLS as much as you want, but please keep in mind that Ah Ro isn't obligated to reciprocate Ji Dwi's feelings just because he's trying hard to win her over. If she doesn't like him romantically, she doesn't like him romantically. Her choice!

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      Carolina Amzalak 4 hours ago - edited

      I don't think it's because of Jidwi that most people dislike her... Both Sunwoo and Jidwi do not have chemestry with her. I mean, even the princess, who just had one scene with Sunwoo, seemed more enjoyable to watch with him. Jidwi and Ahro don't give a couple vibe, so I actually like that she refuses him. She's just... boring and with really unconvincing crying scenes, it get's annoying...

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    Alexandrina 22 hours ago

    Sam Maek Jong / Ji Dwi Rang his acting is the best. He's the reason I'm continuing with the drama. Also princess sookmyung would've been a great main lead. Her acting is also fierce.

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    drama-on-tuned 22 hours ago

    I watched this for soo ho-ban ryu

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    Sam 1 day ago

    the second lead syndrome thoooough i'm sad

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    love it...Go Ara and the casts did a good job...even the King choose her of all the girls.lolx....i think in the drama ..she is lost..she doesnt know what is the feeling she had grown for her fake brother..issit normal..issit wat sister or family suppose to feel..its a first for her..then she knew tat it was love..when she realize ..Sun Woo is fake..she is glad but oso sad..it becomes apparent that the fake brother oso still did not shown any response to her feeling...shes frustrated..repeatedly she said to him that she does not want Sun Woo to become her brother ..hoping that Sun Woo understand tat she loves him...but it does not happen...Sun Woo still does not understand..until she confess to him while he had cardic arrest ..lolx..but i do think that they shld hav rekindled the relationship between Aro n Sun Woo..bcoz it was so far in ep 3 to 6 that we become fond of them..8 above ..they had become apart bcoz they entered Hwarang..if you refresh how wonderful their romance on the earlier ep..you will want them to be together...juz that the viewer romance feelings were lost of the earlier eps..it was a wonderful feeling..hopefully they will pick up on ep 11 to the end...

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    exo loyal fan 1 day ago - edited

    can someone please explain why jidwi has to marry princess sookmyung? i thought they were something like a half siblings?!??? i just dont understand. and yes ahro's character is very irritating in the last 2 episodes, she keeps on crying and that is quite annoying

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      Carolina Amzalak 21 hours ago - edited

      They are half-siblings. They are also "sacred bones". In Silla, the "bone rank" was everything, and in order to keep them "pure", he has to marry someone within the same level... So, his half sister, as one of the few with such a high ranking blood alive (only few in Kim family were still "sacred bone"), is the perfect choice.
      In history, King Jinheung and her were really married, even If the relationship didn't last, since they did not love each other. Only sacred bones were allowed to sit in the throne, so If Jidwi married Ahro and did not have kids with his half-sister, the royal family would be in deep trouble.

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    SanjuktaRay 1 day ago - edited

    I think Ah Ro is kinda becoming irritating now .

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      elvirad 1 day ago

      Yes, such a crybaby with a fake crying, she cried every single episodes, I just can't XD

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      SanjuktaRay 1 day ago

      Yeah exactly she just goes on crying & crying ..Its so annoying that I feel like to slap on her face .

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    marys 1 day ago

    it's going down the drain, even the scenes with flirty Ji Dwi aren't fun anymore

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    cherry-blossom 2 days ago

    this is such a bad drama, but BanRyu & SooYeon give me life <3

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    Weronika 2 days ago

    I like this drama, because all main characters are great and I can say that all of them are somehow close to me. I think that plot is interesting, but I wish there would be more scenes with Ban Ryu, Soo Ho, Han Sung, Yeo Wool as it was in previous episodes. I don't think that romance between Ji Dwi - Ah Ro - Sun Woo is boring, but for me it becomes a bit messy. In the beginning I wasn't sure who would be better couple, but looking at Ji Dwi's efforts it annoys me that Ah Ro is still reserved towards him. Sure, Sun Woo cares about her too, but I just can't think about their relationship as something more as siblings (it doesn't matter that they're not really relatives). Ending of 10 ep quite dissapointed me, because now it will be even more awkward. Yes, I know, such stories had to be complicated, but for me it is maybe a bit to much. There is another 10 episodes ahead, so I hope they won't ruined it, becuase I'm still a big fan of this story! I only wish more bromance here, please!


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    South Korea
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    Dec 19, 2016 to Feb 21, 2017
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    Monday, Tuesday
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    60 min.


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    8.3 (scored by 1,112 users)
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