Scholar Who Walks the Night

Scholar Who Walks the Night

Other name: 밤을 걷는 선비; Bameul Geotneun Sunbi

Channel: MBC

Status: Completed

Released: 2015

Plot Summary:

A daughter from a collapsed noble family, due to being branded a traitor, dresses up like a man and goes out to sell books. She meets an attractive scholar walking at night, but the scholar is actually vampire.

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  • Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 20 (Final)

    It did seem to take an awfully long time to get here (some weeks were longer than others, to be sure), but now that it’s time to say goodbye to scholar-nim, I find that I’ve grown pretty attached. Or is that just the Lee Jun-ki Effect? At least Scholar Who Walks the Night knew to save the best and bloodiest for last—the buildup (and buildup, and buildup) finally pays off in a mighty battle that brings the house down.

  • Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 19

    The show sure is stepping it up for its last couple of weeks; I’m really pleased with the flow of emotions and relationship developments in the past couple of episodes, heading into our finale tomorrow. Scholar Who Walks the Night certainly wasn’t without its missteps and had a pretty wide range of ups and downs, but I’m glad that at least it looks poised to wrap up with some nice character moments and emotional layers. Though as we know, it ain’t over till it’s over.

  • Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 18

    It’s a lovely episode about confronting your worst fears and choosing to fight the good fight, no matter how dismal things seem right now. Our hero loses faith in his own humanity, but that’s when the people around him begin to step up in some impressive ways, proving that sometimes, having someone to protect isn’t a liability, but a source of strength.

  • Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 17

    Now we’re getting somewhere! After the lack of movement last week—getting through those two plot-stagnant episodes was a chore, I’ll tell you—we have a nice uptick in tempo today, with scholar-nim working through a fresh strain of angst.

  • Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 16

    It’s hard not to find this episode frustrating, when an entire group of your leading characters are operating under false information and magically only encountering others who are equally misinformed.

  • Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 15

    I think I’d like an episode that wasn’t predicated on a noble sacrifice (pretty please?), which seems to be such a regular occurrence here in Scholar-land that I cease to find it a moving plot point.

  • Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 14

    It’s a rough episode for our vampire hero, who faces his worst fear—showing his true face and being feared by the woman he loves.

  • Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 13

    Hearts, prepare to be pinched: It’s a particularly moving episode, driven by characters and love and heartfelt good intentions. Which, okay, also comes with a fresh side of pain, but I’ll take it because I do love when this drama hits the right emotional chords.

  • Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 12

    Stupid, stupid humans. Why listen to the vampire who’s spent the last century searching for the right way to kill your common enemy? Why bother following the instructions in the super-secret diary that multiple generations of men have died to find?

  • Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 11

    Our good guys are starting to head in the same direction, which is promising, though there’s still work to be done getting them all on the same page. Or rather, getting them to realize they’re on the same page—but trust is a long game, and takes a while to build.

  • Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 10

    It’s a turning point in the romance and the plot, though the plot half of that is debatable when we’re talking about this show. Don’t get me wrong—stuff totally happens.

  • Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 9

    Self-sacrifice is the currency of the day, with everyone and their mother (er, father) throwing themselves in the line of fire to save a loved one.

  • Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 8

    It’s not the most smoothly executed show, but I like that the story gains some momentum today, with a major development in our conspiracy-to-uncover-the-conspiracy plot that actually ties everyone together rather nicely.

  • Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 7

    We’ve got a couple great hero characters in play here, working their way toward a grand fight to do the right thing and defeat evil, and I count it fortunate that I love both our male lead characters, for different reasons.

  • Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 6

    I really love the array of Lee Yubi’s swoon faces in this drama. They’re so blatantly adoring, or in this case, mad at herself for swooning while swooning. It’s too cute. Everyone’s on a collision course today, and it’s vampire against vampire in a battle to get to our heroine first.

  • Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 5

    Aw, the vampire has a heart. I don’t know if it pumps blood or keeps him alive, but today it starts to pang him—at least emotionally, which is the more interesting version anyway. And yes, right now it’s providing more pain than loving satisfaction, but we’re working up our way to that.

  • Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 4

    Lordy, I know vampires are a tease, but I don’t know how our heroine is going to keep surviving encounters like this with her heart intact. Scholar Who Walks the Night continues to zoom by at a brisk pace with dense plot and plenty of romance to keep us on our toes, and today we meet the major complication (yunno, other than the immortal bloodsucker thing): They say first loves never die, but in a vampire story, that takes on a whole new meaning and then some.

  • Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 3

    Okay, now that the plot is in place and the drama has settled into its groove, I feel like we’ve got a good handle on what this drama is and will continue to be. I’m finding Scholar Who Walks the Night to be fast-paced, light, with a healthy dollop of cheese—it’s a little gooey in places, but totally entertaining and well-meaning.

  • Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 2

    I like! Scholar Who Walks the Night is a fun mix of fantasy and romance that’s well executed and sticks to the basics — a strong central character who’s more than human but struggles to be more human than anyone. I’m also happy to say that I like our heroine, who has the harder job of establishing herself in the second episode after that heartbreaking backstory we got yesterday.

  • Scholar Who Walks the Night: Episode 1

    It’s an intense first episode, with not a moment wasted—this is an hour jam-packed with action, plot, and emotion. My biggest worry heading into Scholar Who Walks the Night was that it would be a cheesy kind of vampire-fantasy, because vamps (and monsters and ghouls) are tricky that way: Well-handled, they can be the stuff of epic fantasy, but one wrong move (or a bad acting performance, or bad CG effects) could render the same material embarrassing and cringe-worthy.