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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  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
What else do you need when you have the good story and cute scenes in every episode to feel good about it :)
A bit normal kind of comedy but interesting.
Recommended to watch!
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Both drama's are Time Period dramas. Both have an evil Queen. In SHR the Queen is more evil, whereas in Hwarang the Queen is more neglectful.
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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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    Fortuna 4 hours ago - edited
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    AneMi 14 hours ago - edited

    I usually don't write negative stuff, but when Go Ah Ra frowns, she looks devilish not cute like other actresses! She can easily play in a horror movie!
    Everytime she acted like being sad or nervous .. her frowns gave me such a strange feeling that made me impossible to follow the plot! I have never felt like this before about an actress and I saw a lot of dramas since 2008 till now!
    Don't get me wrong, I find her beautiful but her acting frustrates me! What's wrong? Is it me?

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      Tse 13 hours ago - edited

      Have you, by chance, watched other dramas starring her? I have the impression that either Hwarang is simply not her kind of drama or she is supposed to be this way, somehow different. Can't tell since I haven't watched other series she contributed to. I am not bothered by the frowning, but I think her facial expression is too plane sometimes, which is a shame.

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      AneMi 13 hours ago

      I can't say I saw her too much! I tried 'You're All Surrounded' but dropped it.. Haven't seen Producers yet and the 'Replay' series is not my cup of tea!
      But it's not that I can't stand her..there are some other actors and actresses that I just can't follow no matter what they do or how good they are.... it is the strage feeling she's gaving me when she's acting and I don't think she can change her grimaces just because she's playing another character...to be honest, she's not that good, so no need to see more stuff with her! Maybe it's my problem...

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      Tse 5 minutes ago

      I'm sure you're not the only one out there feeling this way! I will give some other series starring her a chance in the future so I can satisfy my curiosity. As for Hwarang, I think the female lead herself is poorly written.

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    Brooke 15 hours ago

    I don't understand all this hate. This drama has some flaws but yet it has a very interesting plot, great characters and AMAZING action scenes. I seriously can't avoid loving it.

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    nadia 24 hours ago - edited

    In my opinion the chemistry between the leads (Ahro and Sunwoo) is the worst one I've ever seen and I must say I've seen many dramas. I just can't feel it at all.

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      blacklatina 19 hours ago

      I agree...I've never seen a main couple with 0 chemistry like those two.

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      SanjuktaRay 7 hours ago

      Exactly the romance is so much forced between them .

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    SweetCakes 1 day ago - edited
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    Tse 1 day ago - edited
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    naccu 1 day ago - edited

    After episode 18:
    All aboard the NOPE train! That didn't happen. Nope.. nopity nooooooope! Is that tears in my eyes? Nope, it's just raining!!!

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      Fortuna 4 hours ago

      Exactly. I'm facepalmed...after the rain.

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    OmaimaHadi 2 days ago

    everything in this drama is AMAZING>>

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    Jay 2 days ago - edited

    I'm on episode 14. Now the question is... Do I continue or do I drop it...

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    DianaCarvalho 2 days ago - edited

    Loving this drama is such a lonely feeling, I feel like I'm the only person in this world loving it xD

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      Lorell 1 day ago

      Please, don't feel so bad - it's awesome that you are enjoying it so much :) The fact that we are liking or not some things is not so important as long as you spend your time happily watching it.

      That is that dramas are for :)

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      Angelina 1 day ago

      I agree with Lorell x But you're not alone Diana, I also love this drama!

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    marys 2 days ago
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    soepspaansenler 3 days ago
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    Aeris 3 days ago - edited

    Lol, I think I'm the only one who likes and cares for Sun Woo :D.

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    Tse 3 days ago - edited
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    Marni 3 days ago

    ah ro and sun woo have no a good chemistry, ah ro better with Ji Dwi :)


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    South Korea
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    Dec 19, 2016 to Feb 21, 2017
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
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  • Duration:

    60 min.


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    8.2 (scored by 1,660 users)
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