The DramaWiki software has been updated recently.
Check the community portal for details.

Hong Gil Dong (2008)

From DramaWiki
(Redirected from Hong Gil Dong)
Jump to: navigation, search

Sponsored links

Hong Gil Dong

Details

  • Title: 쾌도 홍길동 / Kwaedo Hong Gil Dong
  • Also known as: Sharp Blade Hong Gil Dong
  • Genre: Comedy, romance, action, drama
  • Episodes: 24
  • Broadcast network: KBS2
  • Broadcast period: 2008-Jan-02 to 2008-Mar-26
  • Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55
  • Related TV shows: Hong Gil Dong (1998)

Synopsis

Based on a fictional book about a Robin Hood in Korea, Hong Gildong, this drama is very loosely based off of that book and the time it was set in.

Hong Gil Dong was the illegitimate son of a high ranked minister. A local monk took him under his wing and taught him martial arts. Hong Gil Dong was inspired to fight for the injustice in this society that divided people into nobles and ordinary citizens whereby the former enjoyed all the privileges due solely to their birth.

The heroine, Heo Yi Nok, had just returned to Korea from China with her grandfather. They made their living by putting on shows and selling their special brand of medicine in the marketplace.

Lee Chang Hwi had been told since he was young that he was the rightful heir to the throne which had been usurped by his half brother. He had also returned from his exile in China and was plotting to overthrow the emperor.

The three got entangled in love, hate, loyalty and betrayal and only one side can win.

Cast

Extended Cast

Production Credits

Episode Ratings

Date Episode Nationwide Seoul
2008-01-02 1 16.2 (6th) 15.9 (6th)
2008-01-03 2 15.3 (7th) 15.0 (7th)
2008-01-09 3 14.9 (6th) 14.8 (7th)
2008-01-10 4 16.2 (7th) 15.7 (7th)
2008-01-16 5 14.5 (8th) 14.2 (8th)
2008-01-17 6 15.8 (8th) 16.1 (9th)
2008-01-23 7 13.9 (9th) 13.1 (10th)
2008-01-24 8 17.0 (8th) 16.8 (8th)
2008-01-30 9 15.7 (7th) 15.3 (8th)
2008-01-31 10 15.6 (8th) 15.1 (8th)
2008-02-06 11 14.8 (6th) 14.3 (6th)
2008-02-07 12 8.5 (15th) 8.5 (15th)
2008-02-13 13 14.0 (9th) 14.2 (9th)
2008-02-14 14 14.8 (9th) 14.9 (9th)
2008-02-20 15 13.4 (10th) 13.2 (11th)
2008-02-21 16 13.2 (9th) 13.3 (9th)
2008-02-27 17 13.6 (8th) 13.1 (8th)
2008-02-28 18 14.3 (9th) 14.0 (10th)
2008-03-05 19 15.4 (6th) 15.3 (6th)
2008-03-06 20 16.0 (7th) 16.0 (8th)
2008-03-12 21 14.5 (6th) 14.6 (6th)
2008-03-19 22 14.5 (6th) 14.4 (6th)
2008-03-20 23 14.2 (8th) 14.4 (7th)
2008-03-26 24 13.8 (8th) 14.5 (8th)
Average 14.6 14.4

Source: TNS Media Korea

Recognitions

  • 2008 KBS Drama Awards: Best Couple Award (Sung Yu Ri and Kang Ji Hwan)
  • 2008 KBS Drama Awards: Popularity Award (Jang Geun Suk)
  • 2008 KBS Drama Awards: Popularity Award (Sung Yu Ri)
  • 2008 KBS Drama Awards: Netizen Award (Kang Ji Hwan)
  • 2008 44th Baeksang Arts Awards: Popularity Award (Kang Ji Hwan)
  • 2008 44th Baeksang Arts Awards: Popularity Award (Sung Yu Ri)

Notes

  • Hong Gil Dong was a fictional character from a Joseon dynasty story. He robbed from the rich so he could give the money to the poor.
  • Both actors Joo Ji Hoon and Jo Hyun Jae were supposed to star in this drama as Hong Gil Dong and Chang Hwi but they both were unable to make a compromise with the production agency. Both dropped out of the drama 2 weeks before it was slated to start filming.
  • The new drama started production in September.

See also

External Links



Previous KBS Next
In-Soon is Pretty Wednesday & Thursday 21:55 One Mom and Three Dads

Advertisements