Moonshine (2021) Review


A poster for “Moonshine” has been released, revealing the stark temperature difference between actors Yoo Seung-ho and Lee Hye-ri.

KBS 2TV’s new Monday-Tuesday drama ‘Moonshine’ has released a comic poster featuring the temperature difference between the principle-judicial inspector Nam-Yeong (Yoo Seung-ho) and the moonshine woman Kang Ro-seo (Lee Hye-Ri).

‘Moonshine’ is a romance in the era of the most powerful prohibition in history, a chasing romance between the principled inspector who cracks down on moonmooners and the woman who tries to change her life by brewing alcohol.

In the published comic poster, Nam Young and Kang Ro Seo boasting a temperature difference between the extremes, along with the eye-grabbing phrase, ‘Romance of scrutiny of principle and the romance of a moonslayer woman’ were put in. In the era of prohibition when alcohol was a crime, the Inspector of Principle-Ju, the Prohibition Team, and the moonmooner, were fighting over alcohol poison.

Namyoung, who holds a bar in one of her hands, is clutching her shoulder as she is holding her alcohol drink, and is unable to hide her bewildered expression. Although he is a chaser, he looks desperate as if he is being chased again, and the way he is restless is both curious and comical. Unlike Namyoung, as a moonshine, Kang Ro Seo is proud of her boldness as she hugs a jar with the word ‘Sake (酒)’ written on it. The contrasting temperature difference and chemistry between the moonlighters and the chemistry between them are pleasantly portrayed on the chasing inspectorate, raising curiosity about what kind of story the two people should not meet and unravel.

‘Moonshine’ tells the story of four young people who ‘cross the line’ in the age of prohibition, sharing friendships, getting drunk in love, and growing up. It is a fusion of historical drama brought only to the background of the late Joseon Dynasty when strict prohibition was imposed.

Set in the Joseon era during a period marked by the strictest prohibition laws illustrating that prohibition is no match for human desire.
Prohibition creates different challenges for these inhabitants: Inspector Nam Young from The Office of the Inspector-General who left his hometown to achieve fame in Hanyang and restore his family status; Kang Ro Seo, the aristocratic but impoverished woman who makes moonshine to reduce her debt from buying her mother’s medication and her brother’s books; Crown Prince Lee Pyo prone to scaling the palace walls in search of a tipple. This trio has a fateful encounter leading them to discover a hidden stash of alcohol. Revealing this secret could mean certain death.

It is drawing the attention of drama fans as it tells the story based on the fresh material of alcohol and prohibition, which has not been directly dealt with before, and the story of a woman who brews alcohol and a detective who cracks down on alcohol.

The production team of ‘Moonshine’ said, “The comic poster depicts the temperature difference between the pole and extreme as a chased detective Nam-young and a chased but bold moonshine in a pleasant and comical way. Please look forward to it a lot.”

The production team of ‘Moonshine’ said, “Yoo Seung-ho and Lee Hye-ri, the characters in the play have a high synchronization rate and have completed casting. Please look forward to the sweet, bitter-sweet story they will create.” He said, “The meeting of producer Hwang In-hyeok, who boasts sensuous directing skills, and youth stars Seung-ho Yoo and Hye-ri Lee, and a fresh story set in the era of Prohibition. I will see you in the second half of this year with a work that perfectly harmonizes the three beats of direction, actors, and material.”


  • Drama: Moonshine
  • Native Title: 꽃 피면 달 생각하고
  • Also Known As: Thinking of the Moon When Flowers Bloom, Flower Blooms, Moon Shines, Thinking of the Moon When the Flower Blooms, Kkot Pimyeon Dal Saenggakhago, When Flowers Bloom, I Think of the Moon
  • Screenwriter: Kim Joo Hee
  • Director: Hwang In Hyuk
  • Genres: Action, Historical, Comedy, Romance
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 16
  • Airs: Dec 20, 2021 – Feb 15, 2022
  • Airs On: Monday, Tuesday
  • Original Network: KBS2
  • Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ – Teens 15 or older

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