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God of War

 

Title: 무신 / God of War
Chinese Title: 武神
Also known as: Soldier / Military Official
Genre: Period, historical
Episodes: 56
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2012-Feb-11 to 2012-Sep-15
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 20:40

 

Synopsis

This drama is a about a man who was born to the slave class during the Goryeo Dynasty, overruling the feudalist government that had been in power for over 60 years and becomes the most powerful man in the country.

Cast

Main Cast

Kim Joo Hyuk as Kim Joon
Kim Kyu Ri as Choe Song Yi
Jung Bo Suk as Choe Woo
Park Sang Min as Choi Yang Baek

Supporting Cast

Joo Hyun as Choe Choong Hun
Hong Ah Reum as Son Wol Ah
Baek Do Bin as Choe Hang / Man Jun
Lee Seung Hyo as Emperor Gojong of Goryeo
Kim Seo Ra as Choe Woo’s 1st wife
Kim Yoo Mi as Choe Woo’s 2nd wife
Kim Ha Eun as Choon Shim
Chun Ho Jin as Lee Kyu Bo
Kim Joo Young as General Lee Won Jeong of Cheolju fortress
Lee Dong Shin as General Sartai of Mongol Empire
Choi Duk Moon as General Lee Hee Juk of Cheolju fortress
Choi Soo Rin as General Lee Hee Juk’s wife
Kwon Tae Won as General Park Seo of Kwiju fortress
Yoon Dong Hwan as General Tanku of Mongol Empire
Jin Sun Kyu as Gab E
Kim Yong Woon as Goo Pil
Jo Sang Goo as General Putau of Mongol Empire
Park Hae Soo as Kim Youn Hoo
Kang Shin Il as Soo Beop
Oh Young Soo as SooGi DaeSa
Kim Young Pil as General Park Song Bi
Lee Joo Hyun as Kim Yak Sun
Go Soo Hee as NanJang of Tobang kitchen
Jo Eun Sook as Gan Nan of Tobang kitchen
Yoo Na Young as Yeon Shim
Jung Sung Mo as Choe Hyang
Lee Suk Joon as Lee Jang Yong
Kim Chul Ki as General Kim Kyung Son
Im Jong Yoon as General Choi Choon Myung
Baek Won Kil as Kyun Ga
Seo Kwang as Woo Ga
Jun Noh Min as Moon Dae
Kim Jung Hak as Jin Pyo
Seung Kyu as Kim Hong Chui

Production Credits

Director: Kim Jin Min
Asst. Director: Nam Sung Woo (남성우), Kim Seul Ah (김슬아), Kim Seo Gon (김서곤)
Screenwriter: Lee Hwan Kyung

The Moon That Embraces the Sun

 

Title: 해를 품은 달 / The Moon That Embraces the Sun
Chinese Title: 月亮怀抱太阳
Also known as: The Sun and The Moon / The Moon Embracing the Sun
Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Period
Episodes: 20 + 2 Special
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2012-Jan-04 to 2012-Mar-15
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55

 

Synopsis

“The Moon Embracing The Sun” tells a love story between King Lee Hwon and a female shaman named Wol. Wol was born from a noble family and became the crown princess, but she was entrapped and faced execution. Finally, she lived as a shaman.

Cast

Main Cast

Kim Soo Hyun as Lee Hwon
Yeo Jin Goo as Lee Hwon (young)
Han Ga In as Wol / Heo Yeon Woo
Kim Yoo Jung as Wol / Heo Yeon Woo (young)
Jung Il Woo as Prince Yang Myung
Lee Min Ho (1993) as Prince Yang Myung (young)
Kim Min Seo as Yoon Bo Kyung
Kim So Hyun as Yoon Bo Kyung (young)

The Palace

Kim Young Ae as Queen Jeonghui (Lee Hwon’s grandmother)
Ahn Nae Sang as as King Sung Jo (Lee Hwon’s father)
Kim Sun Kyung as Queen So Hye (Lee Hwon’s mother)
Nam Bo Ra as Princess Min Hwa (Lee Hwon’s sister)
Jin Ji Hee as Princess Min Hwa (young)
Jung Eun Pyo as Hyung Sun
Song Jae Rim as Kim Chae Woon
– Lee Won Gun (이원근) as Kim Chae Woon (young)
Yoon Hee Suk as Hong Kyu Tae as Hong Gyu Tae
Kim Ye Ryung as Lady Park (Yang Myung’s mother)
Seo Hyun Chul as Shim San
Lee Seung Hyung as Han Jae Gil
Chu Gwi Jung as Court Lady Jo
Kim Min Kyung as Court Lady Min

The Sungsuchung

Jun Mi Sun as Female shaman Jang Nok Young
Kim Ik Tae as Hye Gak
Bae Noo Ri as Jan Shil
– Jo Min Ah (조민아) as Jan Shil (young)
Jang Young Nam as Ali (cameo, ep 1)

Heo Family

Sun Woo Jae Duk as Heo Young Jae (Yeon Woo and Yeom’s father)
Yang Mi Kyung as Shin Jung Kyung (Yeon Woo and Yeom’s mother)
Song Jae Hee as Heo Yeom
Si Wan as Heo Yeom (young)
Kim Jin Woo as Yeom (child)
Yoon Seung Ah as Seol
Suh Ji Hee as Seol (young)

Yoon Family

Kim Eung Soo as Yoon Dae Hyung (Bo Kyung’s father)
Jang Hee Soo (장희수) as Mrs. Kim (Bo Kyung’s mother)
Kim Seung Wook as Yoon Soo Chan

Production Credits

Director: Kim Do Hoon
Screenwriter: Jin Soo Wan

Queen Insoo

 

Title: 인수대비 / Queen Insoo
Chinese Title: 仁粹大妃
Genre: Drama, Historical
Episodes: 50
Broadcast network: jTBC
Broadcast period: 2011-Dec-03 to 2012-May-20
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:00

 

Synopsis

The life of Queen Insoo from her childhood to adulthood as she ruled Joseon alongside her mother-in-law, Queen Junghee. A drama that starts with the 5th generation King Moon Jong to the 10th generation King Yeon San.

Cast

Chae Si Ra as Queen Insoo
Ham Eun Jung as Queen Insoo (young)
Jin Ji Hee as Queen Insoo (child)
Kim Young Ho as Prince Sooyang
Baek Sung Hyun as Prince Dowon
Kim Mi Sook as Queen Junghee
Kim Ga Yun as Prince Gyeyang’s wife
Baek Seung Hwan as Yoon Goo
Jang Yong as Han Hwak (Oueen Insoo’s Father)

Production Credits

Director: Lee Tae Ggon
Screenwriter: Jeong Ha Yeon

ROAD NUMBER ONE

Title: 로드 넘버원 / Road No. 1 / Road Number One
Chinese Title : 一号公路
Genre: Action, drama, romance, war
Episodes: 20
Broadcast Network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2010-June-23 to 2010-Aug-26
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55

 

Synopsis

Based on the events occurring around “Route 1″, which lies between Seoul and Pyongyang. The story about Officer Lee Jang Woo who finds himself in a war that he is not prepared for in order to protect Soo Yeon, the woman he has known and loved since youth. However, he is able to put it past him and he displays extraordinary survival skills, friendship, cooperation and ideology under brutal war conditions. Soo Yeon awaits Jang Woo’s return, but eventually gets engaged to Tae Ho. When Jang Woo returns alive, however, Tae Ho discovers Jang Woo and Soo Yeon’s unbreakable bond and feels betrayed.

Cast

So Ji Sub as Lee Jang Woo
– Choi Bool Am old Jang Woo
Kim Ha Neul as Kim Soo Yeon
– Kim Yoo Jung as young Soo Yeon
Yoon Kye Sang as Shin Tae Ho
– Choi Bool Am as old Tae Ho
Choi Min Soo as Yoon Sam Soo (Commander of the 2nd Company)
Son Chang Min as Oh Jong Ki
Kim Jin Woo as Kim Soo Hyuk (Soo Yeon’s elder brother)
Nam Bo Ra as Kim Soo Hee (Soo Yeon’s younger sister)
Julien Kang as U.S. Marine Corps Platoon Leader
Kim Ye Ri (김예리) as Jo In Sook
Jin Sun Kyu (진선규) as Go Man Yong
Do Si Kang (도시강) as Kwon Jin Chul
Kim Dong Gon (김동곤) as Kim Duk Shil
Kim Jung Woon (김정운) as Kim Byung Goo
Park Kwan Sik (박관식) as Kim Bok Soo
Han Gook Jin (한국진) as Kim Sang Gook
Cha Hyun Woo (차현우) as Ma Chang Kil
Oh Dae Hwan (오대환) as Park Moon Ho
Shin Dam Soo (신담수) as Lee Geun Bae
No Hyung Wook as Young Soo
Lee Jin Sung as Jo In Je
Park Byung Eun (박병은) as Han Young Min
Song Jae Hee as Yang Kang Tae
No Young Hak as Heo Chan Shik
Kim Soo Hwan (김수환) as Woo Bum Jin
Jo Wan Ki (조완기) as Park Hong Ki
Yoo Jung Ho (유정호) as Byun Dae Young
Shin Hyun Joon as North Korean officer Jo Sang Wi (cameo)
Lee Chun Hee as soldier in the Youngchongyo bombing (cameo)
Jung Kyung Ho as supplies seller (cameo)
Hwang Bo Ra as girl who lived in Jong Ki’s home (cameo)
Oh Man Suk (cameo)
Moon Chae Won (cameo)
Kim Yeo Jin (cameo)
Jung So Young (cameo)

Production Credits

Director: Lee Jang Soo, Kim Jin Min
Screenwriter: Han Ji Hoon (한지훈)

Notes

The budget for this drama is estimated to be around 10 billion won.

 

TREE WITH DEEP ROOTS

Title: 뿌리깊은 나무 / Deep Rooted Tree
Chinese Title: 树大根深
Also Known as: Tree With Deep Roots
Genre: Period
Episodes: 24
Broadcast netwrok: SBS
Broadcast period: 2011-Oct-05 to 2011-Dec-22
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55

 

Synopsis

Based on Lee Jeong-myeong’s novel “Deep-rooted Tree”. Work that highlights the serial killings during the 7 days before the announcement of the Korean script.

A series of murder occurred during the reign of King Sejong. As Kang Chae Yoon who is investigating these cases gets closer to the root of the truth, he finds himself embroiled in a massive conspiracy behind the serial killings which involves a group of genius who are willing to risked their lives towards their cause/goals and secret powers who will interfere with the course of his investigations.

Cast

Jang Hyuk as Kang Chae Yoon
Chae Sang Woo as child Chae Yoon
Han Suk Kyu as King Sejong
Song Joong Ki as teen Lee Do (later King Sejong)
Kang San as child Lee Do
Shin Se Kyung as So Yi
– Kim Hyun Soo (김현수) as young So Yi
Ahn Suk Hwan as Lee Shin Juk
Lee Jae Yong as Jo Mal Saeng
Jo Jin Woong as Moo Hyool
Park Hyuk Kwon as Jung In Ji
Yoon Je Moon as Ga Ri On
Kim Ki Bang as Cho Tak
Shin Seung Hwan as Park Po
Song Ok Sook
Suh Joon Young as Prince Gwangpyeong
Lee Soo Hyuk as Yoon Pyeong
Kim Ki Bum as Park Paeng Nyeon
Jo Hee Bong as Han Ga Nom
Jun Young Bin as Mak Soo
Yoo Hyun Soo as Lee Soon Ji
Shin So Yool as Mok Yi
Shim So Hun (심소헌) as Duk Geum
Hyun Woo as Sung Sam Moon
Baek Yoon Shik as Taejong (cameo)
Yeo Jin Goo ??

Production Credits

Producer: Sidus HQ Productions
Director: Jang Tae Yoo
Screenwriter: Kim Young Hyun, Park Sang Yun (박상연)

KING GEUNCHOGO

Title: 근초고왕 / Geunchogo Wang / King Geunchogo
Chinese Title : 近肖古王
Also Known as : The King of Legend
Genre: Historical
Episodes: 60
Broadcast network: KBS1
Broadcast period: 2010-Nov-06 to 2011-May-29
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:40

 

Synopsis

The story of King Geunchogo, warrior king of Baekje. Under his reign, the kingdom experienced its glory days, with military conquests that saw him controlling most of the Korean peninsula and a subsequent enhancement of political power that reached its greatest height in Baekje’s history.

Cast

Kam Woo Sung as King Geunchogo
Kim Ji Soo as Buyeo Hwa
Lee Jong Won as King Gogukwon
Lee Ji Hoon as Hae Gun
Ahn Jae Mo as Jin Seung
Lee Se Eun as Wi Hong Ran
Yoon Seung Won as King Biryu (Geunchogo’s father)
Suh In Suk as Heukganggong
Choi Myung Gil as Haebi Haesosul (Biryu’s 1st Queen)
Kim Do Yun as Jinbi Saha (Biryu’s 2nd Queen)
Lee Jong Soo as Buyeo Chan
Lee Byung Wook as Buyeo Hwi
Kim Tae Hoon as Buyeo San
Han Jin Hee as King Gye
Ahn Shin Woo (안신우) as Buyeo Min
Choi Ji Na as Suk Ra Hae (Buyeo Min’s wife)
Hwang Dong Joo as Buyeo Moon
Jung Woong In as Wi Bi Rang
Kang Sung Jin as Pa Yoon
Kim Hyo Won (김효원) as Jin Jung
Kim Ki Bok as Hae Nyung
Kim Hyung Il as Jin Go Do
Jung Ui Kap as Bu Gan Tae
Kim Eung Soo as Jo Bool
Jun Byung Ok (전병옥) as Go No Ja
Park Chul Ho as Go Chi Soo
Won Suk Yun (원석연) as So Woo
Lee Duk Hwa as King Dongmyeongseong (Jumong)
Jung Ae Ri as So Seo No
Park Jung Woo as King Yuri
Kim Sung Hoon
Kim Joo Young as Onjo
Ahn Suk Hwan as Go Hong
Jung Hong Chae (정흥채) as Doo Go
Lee Joon
Jung Ji Ah as Chi Hee
Park Gri Na as Dan Dan Yi
Jung Jae Gon as Mo Yong Soo
Jun Kwang Jin (전광진) as Sa Ki
Kim Bo Mi
Uhm Kyung Hwan (엄경환) as Na Man
Park Gun Il as Geungusoo
Ham Eun Jung as Jin Ah Yi
Qri as Princess Yeojin
Han Jung Soo as Bok Goo Geom (cameo)

Production Credits

Chief Producer: Lee Jae Young (이재영)
Producer: Shin Hyun Soo, Han Chul Kyung
Director: Yoon Chang Bum, Kim Young Jo (김영조)
Assistant Director: Yoo Jong Sun (유종선), Kim Shin Il (김신일)
Sceenwriter: Jung Sung Hee, Yoo Seung Ryul (유승렬)

THE DUO

Title: The Duo
Genre: Period, romance
Episodes: 32
Director: Im Tae Woo (Air City, Dandelion Family), Kim Geun Hong
Screenwriter: Kim Woon Kyung (Returned Earthen Bowl)
Producer: Choi Yi Sub
Broadcast network: MBC, Monday & Tuesday 21:55
Broadcast period: 2011-Feb-07  to 2011-May-24 (replacing Queen of Reversals)

 

Synopsis
The drama tells the story of two men who were switched at birth. Chun Dong, born of noble birth, lives his life as a slave while Gwi Dong lives Chun Dong’s life as a nobleman. They both fall in love with the same girl, Dong Nyeo, a bright clever girl, he daughter of the village schoolteacher.
Chun Dong is a kind-hearted bandit meanwhile Gwi Dong is police chief.

Main Cast
Chun Jung Myung as Chun Dong
Han Ji Hye as Dong Nyeo
Lee Sang Yoon as Gwi Dong
No Young Hak as young Chun Doong
Choi Woo Shik as young Gwi Dong
Jin Se Yun as young Dong Nyeo
Seo Hyun Jin as Dal Yi
Lee Sun Young as young Dal Yi
Lee Moon Shik as Jang Kkok Ji
Jung In Ki as Soe Dol
Kwon Oh Joong as Kang Po Soo
Seo Yi Sook as Keun Nyeo
Ahn Yeon Hong as Ja Geun Nyeon
Jung Kyung Ho as Kkul Tteok
Kang Ji Sub as Jin Deuk
Park Dae Won  as young Jin Deuk
Lee Shin Sung as Do Gap
Choi Woo Hyuk as young Do Gap
Kim Ki Bang as Gom Chi
Jo Chang Geun as Poong Gae
Kim Kyung Jin  Mal Son
Choi Jong Hwan as Dr. Kim Jae Ik
Im Chae Won as Lady Kwon
Lee Seol Ah as Geum Ok
Kim So Hyun as young Geum Ok
Kim Myung Soo as Hyun Gam
Jung Han Hun as Mr. Park
Ra Mi Ran  as Eob Deuk Ne
Lee Ji Soo as Sam Wol
Kang Shin Il as Sung Cho Shi
Baek Jong Hak  as Yoo Sun Dal
Im Hyun Sik as Old Man Hwang
Yoon Yoo Sun as Mak Soon
Yoon Yong Hyun as Choon Bo
Gong Hyung Jin as Gong Po Gyo
Jung Chan as Jo Sun Dal
Jang Yong Hee  as Pan Sool
Chi Woo  as young Pan Sool
Im Dae Ho as But Deul’s father
Yoon Hong Bin  as young Won Chil
Yang Mi Kyung as Chun Doong’s mother
Baek Sung Heum  as young But Deul
Kim Woo Suk as young Se Gap