Lovers of the Red Sky

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    I. Introduction

    Adapted from the novel of the same name written by Jung Eun-gwol, Lovers of the Red Sky is a 2021 South Korean television series starring Kim Yoo-jung, Ahn Hyo-seop, Gong Myung and Kwak Si-yang. It is directed by Jang Tae-yoo and written by Ha Eun. The first script reading took place November, 2020. It premiered on SBS TV on August 30, 2021, and aired every Monday and Tuesday at 22:00 (KST) for 16 episodes.

    II. Synopsis

    During the Joseon Dynasty, a young woman named Hong Chun Ki is a painter – a true rarity in Joseon Korea, where Confucian values dictate that such pursuits are unsuitable for a woman. She was born blind but somehow managed to acquire a sense of vision. And now she has been accepted to the most prestigious art college in the land.

    One day, she meets Ha Ram, an astrologer whose fate is the polar opposite of her own: Although he was born sighted, he lost his vision in a childhood accident. Regardless, he is also in possession of an astounding talent that allows him to read the future by tracing the movement of the sky at night despite the fact that he is blind.

    The duo is sucked into the machinations of the royal court, particularly those involving two princes, the free-spirited Prince Yang Myung and the cruel, scheming Prince Joo Hyang – a man who longs to become the next Joseon king.

    III. Trailer

    IV. Episodes

    V. OSTs

    VI. Reception

    Lovers of the Red Sky has accumulated an average nationwide viewership at 9.02% (6.6% being the lowest & 10.4% being the highest) for Nielsen Korea & 7.75% (6.8% being the lowest & 8.06% being the highest) for TNmS. It has also gained 9.5 scores on Rakuten Viki, 7.9 scores on IMDB &, 8.1 scores on Mydramalist.