Sungkyunkwan Scandal is set in Sungkyunkwan University in the late Joseon era during the reign of King Jeongjo, revolving around the exploits and love stories of four youths. When her younger brother’s illness worsens and their family is in danger of being evicted from their house for lack of money, Kim Yoon Hee enters the school under his name, disguised as a boy in her desperation to support him. There, she becomes friends with the intelligent and upright Lee Sun Joon, the playboy Goo Yong Ha and rebellious Moon Jae Shin.
- Drama: Sungkyunkwan Scandal
- Revised romanization: Sungkyunkwan Scandal
- Hangul: 성균관 스캔들
- Director: Kim Won-Suk, Hwang In-Hyuk
- Writer: Kim Tae-Hee, Jeong Eung-Wol
- Network: KBS2
- Episodes: 20
- Release Date: August 30 – November 2, 2010
- Runtime: Monday and Tuesdays 21:55
Set during the Joseon Dynasty, “Sungkyunkwan Scandal” centers around 4 young handsome students who study at Sungkyunkwan University and tells the story of their love and friendships.
Kim Yun-Hee (Park Min-Young) is a smart, responsible young woman with an independent drive. Since her father passed away she has worked to support her family, but also managed to do well in her studies. One day, Kim Yun-Hee takes the place of her brother and disguises herself as a man to take a men’s only national exam. On the day of the exam, Kim Yun-Hee meets Lee Seon-Joon (Micky Yoochun) and becomes friends. Lee Seon-Joon comes from a privileged background and also possesses good looks. He is also arrogant. They both pass the national exam and even share a room together at Sungkyunkwan University.
At Sungkyunkwan University, Ku Yong-Ha (Song Jong-Ki) is good with singing, drinking, and also popular with the ladies. Ku Yong-Ha discovers that Kim Yun-Hee is a woman. For fun, Ku Yong-Ha does not reveal her secret and observes her through the school. Soon enough, Ku Yong-Ha starts to develop feeings for Kim Yun-Hee.
Moon Jae-Sin (Yoo Ah-In) is a guy with troubles at Sungkyunkwan. An impulsive person, Moon Jae-Sin tends to act before thinking. He hates his father who is a politician and his opportunistic ways. He comes to Sungkyunwan to get even with his dad. Moon Jae-Sin also discovers Kim Yun-Hee’s secret. He attempts to protect her, while wanting to spend the rest of his life with her …
- Sungkyunkwan Scandal Torrent Files takes over the KBS2 Mon. & Tues. 21:55 time slot previously occupied by “Grudge: The Revolt of Gumiho” and will be replaced by “Marry Me, Mary!” on November 8, 2010.