Clearly 2021 is going all in on young romance sageuks and I’m fine with it as long as the casting and production team are solid. KBS is lining up a second half of the year sageuk titled Thinking of the Moon When the Flowers Bloom based on the real life prohibition period in Joseon history. In talks for the leads are Yoo Seung Ho and Hyeri, the former with plenty of sageuk experience and the latter with none in drama land though she had a supporting role in sageuk movie Monstrum. She wasn’t bad there but didn’t need to do much other than shoot an arrow but of course I know K-netz still find Hyeri a very one-note actress with not much improvement in diversifying her roles despite doing quite well in her one and only right casting in Answer Me 1988. If this ends up the leads I’ll remain cautiously optimistic, after all Yoo Seung Ho had Kim So Hyun in his last sageuk Ruler: Master of the Mask and it still fell flat for them. Plus cutie Seung Ho with his babyface and Hyeri brings back Hyeri-Park Bo Gum vibes from AM1988 so I’m in a happy place of potential for now.