Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth

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Program Info.
The names of just few Hwarangs are recorded in history. Not many people these days truly know about Hwarangs. How did they start? How did beautiful looking young men become at the center of unifying old Korea's Three Kingdoms? To these countless questions, we look forward to finding the answers. Let's imagine how life must have been for young people of Silla back in the 6th century. Let us tell you a story about their friendships and love.
Genre : Drama Series
Premiere on KBSWorld : 20161220
Runtime : 70
The names of just few Hwarangs are recorded in history. Not many people these days truly know about Hwarangs. How did they start? How did beautiful looking young men become at the center of unifying old Korea's Three Kingdoms? To these countless questions, we look forward to finding the answers. Let's imagine how life must have been for young people of Silla back in the 6th century. Let us tell you a story about their friendships and love.
Characters
  • Seonu (cast: Park Seojun)
    Seonu is an energetic young man. Although looking very firm, he's got a fatal disease. As his life expectancy is not long, he lives every single day very energetically. Despite his good looking face, he doesn't have much experience with girls. And, one day, he meets Aro by chance. Even though he knows that she doesn't see him as more than a brother, his love becomes bigger and bigger. Wondering what to do, he discovers some secrets that should never be revealed.
    Seonu is an energetic young man. Although looking very firm, he's got a fatal disease. As his life expectancy is not long, he lives every single day very energetically. Despite his good looking face, he doesn't have much experience with girls. And, one day, he meets Aro by chance. Even though he knows that she doesn't see him as more than a brother, his love becomes bigger and bigger. Wondering what to do, he discovers some secrets that should never be revealed.
  • Aro (cast: Go Ara)
    Having a father from a noble family and a mother with a poor background, Aro's not fully nobly born. As her family gets ruined, her father doesn't come back home. She's the only one to take care of herself. This kind of circumstance makes her grow independent. In the midst of this lonely reality, her only joy on earth is reading romantic novels. She even starts to tell out love stories.
    Having a father from a noble family and a mother with a poor background, Aro's not fully nobly born. As her family gets ruined, her father doesn't come back home. She's the only one to take care of herself. This kind of circumstance makes her grow independent. In the midst of this lonely reality, her only joy on earth is reading romantic novels. She even starts to tell out love stories.
  • Sam Maekjong (cast: Park Hyeongsik)
    As he is the only heir to the throne, Sam Maekjong is used to getting attacked by an assassin. The life of Sam Maekjong is very depressing. To hide his identity, he is forced to live a life in secrets. No matter how hard he tries, however, his stunning face draws public attention. It's the reason why he has to go out when there's no light. One day he happens to meet Aro when he wanders around the streets as usual. She's the first girl to capture his attention.
    As he is the only heir to the throne, Sam Maekjong is used to getting attacked by an assassin. The life of Sam Maekjong is very depressing. To hide his identity, he is forced to live a life in secrets. No matter how hard he tries, however, his stunning face draws public attention. It's the reason why he has to go out when there's no light. One day he happens to meet Aro when he wanders around the streets as usual. She's the first girl to capture his attention.
  • Suho (cast: Choi Minho)
    Suho is the son of Kim's noble family. Having everything he wants, his childhood was a life of plenty. With his positive personality and abilities, he's a good role model for young men. One day, he meets Seonu who happens to leave a huge influence on his life. He begins to wake up and open his eyes to the real world. He realizes that there are many people out there suffering because of his father. As his friendship with Seonu gets deeper, he has to make his own choice.
    Suho is the son of Kim's noble family. Having everything he wants, his childhood was a life of plenty. With his positive personality and abilities, he's a good role model for young men. One day, he meets Seonu who happens to leave a huge influence on his life. He begins to wake up and open his eyes to the real world. He realizes that there are many people out there suffering because of his father. As his friendship with Seonu gets deeper, he has to make his own choice.
  • Banryu (cast: Do Jihan)
    Banryu always has people next to him. What's sad, though, is that they are nice to him because of his powerful father. He's sick of those who bow down to power, but he doesn't express it. With his handsome face, excellent abilities and self-reverence, he is one of the top Hwarangs. Even he has a secret crush on a girl. It's Suho's sister, Suyeon. Nevertheless, their families are enemies just like Romeo and Juliet.
    Banryu always has people next to him. What's sad, though, is that they are nice to him because of his powerful father. He's sick of those who bow down to power, but he doesn't express it. With his handsome face, excellent abilities and self-reverence, he is one of the top Hwarangs. Even he has a secret crush on a girl. It's Suho's sister, Suyeon. Nevertheless, their families are enemies just like Romeo and Juliet.
  • Hanseong (cast: Kim Taehyeong)
    Hanseong is the youngest Hwarang. His warm and friendly personality helps him create harmonious relationships all the time. He loves his Hwarang brothers, especially Seonu. When focusing on something, he gets so into it that he can't see or hear other things. This tender-hearted man is to shoulder a heavy burden for his family.
    Hanseong is the youngest Hwarang. His warm and friendly personality helps him create harmonious relationships all the time. He loves his Hwarang brothers, especially Seonu. When focusing on something, he gets so into it that he can't see or hear other things. This tender-hearted man is to shoulder a heavy burden for his family.
  • Yeoul (cast: Jo Yunu)
    Yeoul doesn't know who his father is. Thanks to his powerful mother, he grew up in abundance. However, as he is aware that he can't advance his career, he has to adorn himself. He is particular about his appearance more than girls on average. Although he has no greed for power, he is really on the ball. At first, he puts his friends into danger, but later, he becomes their lifelong friend and helper.
    Yeoul doesn't know who his father is. Thanks to his powerful mother, he grew up in abundance. However, as he is aware that he can't advance his career, he has to adorn himself. He is particular about his appearance more than girls on average. Although he has no greed for power, he is really on the ball. At first, he puts his friends into danger, but later, he becomes their lifelong friend and helper.
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