DVD RC0 (playable in all DVD-players), NTSC
Director: Yoon Sung-sik, Kim Yeong-jo
Cast: Park Seo-joon, Go A-ra, Park Hyung-sik
Released: 2016 [Korea]
Genre: TV Series
Sub-genre: Drama, Romance
Audio: Korean, Mandarin
Subtitles (removable): English, Traditional Chinese
Features: Dolby Digital 2.0,
Distributor: Poh Kim Video [Singapore] 2017
KBS's coming-of-age period drama Hwarang: The Poet Warrior of Youth focuses on the love triangle among two young elite warriors and a girl from a royal family in the Silla dynasty. Go Ara (You're All Surrounded) stars as the physician of a group of noble warriors formed by Park Seo Joon (Kill Me, Heal Me), Park Hyung Sik (High Society), SHINee's Choi Min Ho (Because It's the First Time), Do Ji Han (Basketball), Jo Yoon Woo (Dating Agency: Cyrano) and BTS member V in his acting debut. Directed by Yoon Sung Shik (Bridal Mask) and written by rising screenwriter Park Eun Young, the drama also includes Kim Ji Soo (Memory) and Lee Kwang Soo (It's Okay, That's Love), who makes a cameo appearance in the first half of the drama.
Despite his lower-class background, Moo Myung (Park Seo Joon) becomes a member of "Hwarang," which is composed of highly educated aristocratic warriors. He falls in love with Ah Ro (Go Ara) from the royal family but the huge difference in social status poses an obstacle to their relationship. His romantic rival Sam Maek Jong (Park Hyung Sik), the prince of Silla, also becomes a warrior in order to conceal his royal identity. Trained to be a warrior, the weak prince grows strong and is finally enthroned as King Jinheung. Other warriors include optimistic Soo Ho (SHINee's Choi Min Ho) who is the leader of the young aristocrats, clever and friendly Han Sung (V) whose grandfather is the royal family's antagonist, cool and intelligent Ban Ryu (Do Ji Han) and mysterious Yeo Wool (Jo Yoon Woo).