Hong Ra On has to conceal the fact that she's a girl. To make a living, she uses a fake identity and offers service to those who need a helping hand in their romance. Due to a misunderstanding, one instance leads to her disastrous meeting with a young man, who turns out to be Lee Yeong, the crown prince.
Moonlight Drawn By the Clouds is, in many ways, your typical sageuk - there's royalty, politic plots, a love rife with problems. But the show also manages to bury itself into your heart by creating characters that are endearing and strong; who talk and resolve misunderstandings and by knowing its strengths and playing those up.
The show is successful on two parts, with consistently strong acting and fairly consistent writing. Park Bo Geom takes Lee Yeong and make him into someone whose both boyish and a leader while being smart, witty and loving - Bo Geom expresses entire conflicts using just his eyes. The show would never have succeeded with anyone less talented. Kim Yu Jeong, along with the rest of the supporting cast do an admirable job as well.
The writing stays strong for a good chunk of the run, keeping the characters at the forefront while mixing in the necessary politics. The characters grow and change but never lose their base. And while the show does falter near the end as necessary plot points get drawn out, it remains a good watch.
A recommend for anyone who likes romances or a fan of Park Bo Geom.
Both historical drama are about a girl who has to disguise herself as a boy to survive. She meets a boy who is of higher birth than her. Oblivious to her secret, the man and the girl become friends and eventually develop feelings for each other.