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River Where the Moon Rises – 낮에 뜨는 달

River Where the Moon Rises – 낮에 뜨는 달
Other name: Cut by the Heart, Pyeongkang, Cut to the Heart, Cut From the Heart, The Moon Rising River, Moonlit River, Dalyi Ddeuneun Gang, Dali Tteuneun Gang, Maeume Beida, 달이뜨는강, 마음에 베이다
Genre(s): Historical, Romance, Drama, Political
Release: Feb 15, 2021 – Apr 20, 2021
Episode(s): 20
Country: Korea
Broadcast: KBS2
Director(s): Yoon Sang Ho
Writer(s): Han Ji Hoon
Cast: Kim So Hyun, Ji Soo, Lee Ji HoonChoi Yoo Hwa

Introduction:

The drama is based on the 2010 novel “평강공주/Princess Pyung Kang” by a film director and screenwriter, Choi Sagyu and Based on the webtoon “낮에 뜨는 달/The Moon That Rises in the Day” by “헤윰/ Yoom”.

It retells the love story between Princess Pyung Kang and On Dal, who are characters in a classic Goguryeo folktale. Princess Pyung Kang (Kim So Hyun) who was born as a princess but raised to be a person who killed a sinner also known as Yeom Ga Jin, an ambitious woman who dreams to re-establish the status of Goguryeo and be the first female Taewang of Goguryeo. However, she uses On Dal’s (Ji Soo) feelings for her to achieve her goals.

Born a princess and raised a soldier, Pyeong Gang is a woman with big dreams and limitless ambition. Determined to become the first Empress of Goguryeo, Pyeong Gang will stop at nothing to make her dream come true. Clever and level-headed, Pyeong Gang is well aware of the obstacles that stand in her way, but she’s more than capable of taking them on. However, things take an unexpected turn, the day she meets On Dal, a peace-loving man, whose sole goal in life is to live in harmony with those around him.

On Dal is the exact opposite of the ambitious princess. He is a oasis of calm amid the turbulent storms in Pyeong Gang’s life. The warrior princess soon finds herself falling for gentle On Dal. He’s equally in love with the princess, whose heart he now possesses. He finds himself forsaking his principles in order to keep her safe, an endeavor proving to be increasingly difficult, as warring factions lethally vie for the throne. Forced to match both wits and strength against some of the most powerful people in Goguryeo, Pyeong Gang’s quest for power could very well cost her everything. Does she have what it takes to realize her goals, or will the price prove to be too much to pay?

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