Beautiful men come of age in new KBS period drama, “Hwarang”!
In a distant point in Korean history, there was a time when an elite group of handsome and young men used to roam the land to train themselves in the arts, culture and self defense.
The KBS 2TV drama “Hwarang” is the story of these men, called by that name, who discover their passions, love and friendships in the turmoils of the Silla Kingdom (57 B.C.- A.D. 935). In the title roles are some of the hottest up-and-rising stars and idol singers, including Kim Tae-hyung, or V, of boy band BTS and Park Hyung-sik of boy group ZE:A.
The drama’s overall tone is bright and cheerful, but at the same time, it will have a serious side that deals with the real history of the coming-of-age of Silla’s King Jinheung and other hwarang members.
Nielsen Korea released a viewership rating of 6.9 percent on December 20 for the first episode of KBS 2TV’s new Monday-Tuesday drama “Hwarang”, earning a second place in the ratings competition!
“Hwarang” is the first Korean television drama to be based on the topic of Hwarangs during the Shilla Era.