The Scholar Who Walks the Night
- Director Lee Seong-jun
- Writer Jang Hyeon-ju
Lee Jun-gi, Lee Yu-bi, Shim Chang-min, Kim So-eun, Lee Su-hyeok
- Category Drama
- Date 2015
- Running Time
- Homepage http://www.imbc.com/broad/tv/drama/sunbi/index.html
- First Episode
In Joseon Dynasty, immaculately dressed in scholarly robes, the young nobleman Kim Sung-ryeol lives as a vampire to keep his promise to his friends. When Sung-ryeol still was a human, he found out about the vampire Gwi who sits above the King deciding the next royal line and has resurrected as a vampire trying to fight against Gwi. And now, he is living as a guardian vampire fighting against the evil vampire without losing his human nature.
Kim, Sung-ryeol: Starring Lee, Joon-gi
He has a strong, upright character. He is loyal to people and never fails to complete a task that he is given to those he respects. At the age of 13, he read all of the Chinese classics and got the top score in the royal state examination. At the young age of twenty he became the vice-dean to Hongmungwan. He also became an expert in giving policy advice and gained political insights that made him an astute politician. He is dedicated in serving the royal family and will not hold back his tongue in dispensing criticism when he believes the king is wrong. Because of this, he has many enemies who conspire to bring him down.
Cho, Yang-sun: Starring Lee, Yu-bi
As an aspiring writer, she is a bookseller in the capital Hanyang and has the most regular customers. She dresses like a boy because an old monk told her family that in order to save her life, she should live like a boy. She has a kind heart and will help people in need. After being hired as Sung-ryeol's personal book purchaser, she helps him find a secret technique that can kill Gwi. She becomes close with the crown prince Yoon because she resembles one of his best friends. But when Yoon gives her an erotic book as a gift, it leads to the death of her foster dad and she becomes separated from her family.
Lee, Yoon: Starring TVXQ Chang-min
He is the direct descendant of the previous king and heir to the throne. He is a playboy who always has a new woman in his bed and stays away from academic books. After he sexually molests the concubine of Prime Minister Choi Chul-jung, he is banished from the royal palace and forced to live among the citizens. When Yoon returns to the palace, he finds himself surrounded by enemies and he slowly grows his power without being noticed to solidify his power on his own terms.
Choi, Hye-ryeong: Starring Kim, So-eun
She is the eldest daughter of Prime Minister Choi Chul-jung who is so powerful that he can shoot down a flying bird with his will. She always wears a smile but her eyes are as cold as ice. Her father offers her as a sacrifice to Gwi to restore honor and wealth to his family. As a puppet controlled by Gwi, she marries the crown prince Yoon and becomes his princess but Yoon openly despises her. Although she is aware of Sung-ryeol, Yang-sun, and her husband Yoon planning a way to kill Gwi, she has conflicted emotions about Sung-ryeol, who has always been kind to her, and this prevents her from warning Gwi of danger they present to him.
Gwi: Starring Lee, Soo-hyuk
He is a vampire that feeds on people. He can control people's thoughts and has the ability to kill other vampires. He killed his master whereupon he drank his blood to become the most powerful vampire. Sung-ryeol became a vampire bitten by Gwi’s resurrected master, and Gwi knows that Sung-ryeol will come after him. To neutralize Sung-ryeol, he uses Hye-ryeong as a shield and also kidnaps Yang-sun who is dear to Sung-ryeol.