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A Korean Odyssey

Title: 화유기 / A Korean Odyssey
Also known as: Hwayuki
Chinese Title: 花遊記
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Comedy
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: tvN
Broadcast period: 2017-Dec-23 to 2018-March-04
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:00


This Hong sisters drama is a reinterpretation of classic chinese novel “Journey to the West” into the present days with a romantic-fantasy twist. The story depicts the journey of seeking true light in the dark world of 2017 where the evil gods are widespread.

In 2017, Son Oh Gong (Lee Seung Ki) and King Wooma (Cha Seung Won) are in conflict with each other and they look for a true light in a dark world where evils exists everywhere.


Main Cast

Lee Seung Ki as Son Oh Gong
Cha Seung Won as King Wooma
Oh Yeon Seo as Jin Sun Mi
Kal So Won as Jin Sun Mi (young)
Lee Hong Ki as P.K
Jang Kwang as Yoon Dae Sik

Supporting Cast

Sung Hyuk as General Winter / Fairy Ha
Kim Sung Oh as Lee Han Joo
Lee El as Ma Ji Young
Sung Ji Roo as Guru Soo Bo Ri
Lee Se Young as Jung Se Ra / Jin Boo Ja / Bong Soon / Ah Sa Nyeo
Lee Yong Yi as Jin Sun Mi’s grandmother
One as peddler’s grandson
Kang Sung Pil as gangster
Yoon Bo Ra as Alice / White Dragon Horse
Kim Ji Soo as Seo Yun Hee / Na Chal Nyuh
Song Jong Ho as Kang Dae Sung
Michael K. Lee (마이클 리) as Jonathan (Jin Sun Mi’s first love)
Kim Hyun Bin as Jonathan (young)
Ok Ye Rin as Han Byul


Kim Hyung Suk (김형석) as Superstar Audition’s judge (ep 1-2)
Kim Yun Woo as Superstar Audition’s judge (ep 1-2)
Choi Dae Sung as broadcasting PD (ep 1-2, 6)
Yoo Yun Jung (유연정) as Lee Da In (ep 1, Superstar contestant)
Park Sang Hoon as Eun Sung (ep 1, a kid possessed by Wooden Doll Ghost)
Baek Seung Hee as Wooden Doll Ghost’s Bride (ep 1)
Im Ye Jin as peddler (ep 2, 4)
Lee Eun Hyung as newlywed (ep 2)
Kang Jae Joon (강재준) as newlywed (ep 2)
Min Sung Wook as lust ghost (ep 2)
Jang Keun Suk as Peacock (ep.3)
Seo Yoon Ah as Mi Joo (ep 3)
Ham Na Young (함나영) as Akiko (ep 5, 16)
Park Seung Tae as Akiko (old)
Bang Soo Jin as mermaid (ep 7)
Oh Ah Rin as Lee Soo Jung (ep 9-10)
Choi Seung Hoon as Lee Soo Jung’s older brother (ep 9-10)
Lee So Yun as devil bookseller (ep 9-10)
Seo Eun Woo as Taoist Fairy Ha (ep.15)

Production Credits

Director: Park Hong Kyun, Kim Byung Soo, Kim Jung Hyun
Screenwriters: Hong Jung Eun, Hong Mi Ran


Park Bo Geum was offered a lead role, but declined.

Choo Ja Hyun was originally cast in the role of Na Chal Nyeo, but had to be replaced by Kim Ji Soo due to pregnancy.

Netflix has the international streaming rights for this series.

– After a serious injury to a production staff member on the set, filming was stopped from December 30 to January 2 for an internal safety inspection. As a result, 2 PD Kim Jung Hyun and Kim Byung Soo were added in the drama production.

Episode Ratings

Date Episode AGB TNmS
2017-12-23 1 5.290 4.9
2017-12-24 2 4.849 5.4
2017-12-25 2 (Final Ver.) 5.623 6.2
2018-01-06 3 5.614 7.1
2018-01-07 4 6.060 7.0
2018-01-13 5 6.102 6.2
2018-01-14 6 6.942 7.2
2018-01-20 7 5.131 6.1
2018-01-21 8 5.822 6.4
2018-01-27 9 5.054 5.8
2018-01-28 10 6.271 6.6
2018-02-03 11 5.705 6.5
2018-02-04 12 5.605 6.1
2018-02-10 13 4.397 5.0
2018-02-11 14 5.517 6.2
2018-02-17 15 3.586 4.5
2018-02-18 16 4.250 4.6
2018-02-24 17 3.821 5.0
2018-02-25 18 5.472 6.2
2018-03-03 19 5.945 6.8
2018-03-04 20 6.881 7.4

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea (Nationwide)

*** Different between TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielson – Here

*** Note: This drama is aired on Pay-TV channel which has fewer viewers than Free-TV channels. So, please don’t be surprised with the low rating. ***


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(Other Photo from Official Site)

Official Site

Official Trailer
Trailer I (Son Oh Gong)
Trailer I (King Wooma)
Trailer I (Jin Sun Mi)
Trailer II (Son Oh Gong)
Trailer II (King Wooma)
Trailer II (Jin Sun Mi)
Trailer III (Son Oh Gong)
Trailer III (King Wooma)
Trailer IV
5 Minutes Highlight

Watch Online in Viki.com


  1. 1 : Blue Elephant Says:

    WB Lee Seung Ki!!!!!

  2. 2 : lyn Says:

    Lee Seung Ki together again with Cha Seung Won.

  3. 3 : Jarlieuy Says:

    Omg seungi ah….. cant wait

  4. 4 : Hyukjae Says:

    Omg cha seung won and lee sung gi will work together after their last drama You’re All Surrounded. I’m so looooking forward to see this!!!!! Fighting oppa!!!!!!! I love the lead casts, btw. Hihi ❤❤❤

  5. 5 : Lee Jae Shin Says:

    wow Lee Seungi…

  6. 6 : ulita Says:

    Waiting for this drama so much😁 wonderful cast and synopsis… It’s the Christmas present 🎁

  7. 7 : Freedomdemon Says:

    Look forward to this drama~!!! **Y
    Begin wait for it release~!!!
    Have much of my favorite actors act in this drama~!!!
    Thank you~!!!

  8. 8 : Raymond Says:

    What a huge relief park bo geum declined lead role offer. Lee seung gi are way~ better.

  9. 9 : Dramacool Says:

    Waiting for this drama so much!!!!!!!

  10. 10 : Nyunyu Says:

    The big mistake for hwayugi.
    When samja singing at audition and woo ma wang hit the table and all of demon faint and fly away, i saw clearly the rope to hold the extras.
    A bit dissatisfied which the production not detailed for each scene

  11. 11 : MaxT Says:

    This drama is pretty good. 9/10

  12. 12 : Dalia Says:

    Is 20 episodes and is going to finish on feb 26 followed by Live.

  13. 13 : Hwayugi: A Korean Odyssey – General Damselfly Says:

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  14. 14 : Reca Says:

    Nice cymistery for ep 1-2 it’s with be very good drama in last year I think

  15. 15 : Lclarakl Says:

    The Hong Sisters? Must watch.

  16. 16 : Kahlan Says:

    I did not watch the drama live. I am glad that I did because there was a problem when they aired it. I would have been pissed too. The first two episodes are good.

  17. 17 : astri Says:

    like this drama

  18. 18 : Nachan Says:

    Oh my cute oppa… 😘❤ seunggi
    Love this drama… Cant wait for next episode 😢

  19. 19 : jarlieuy Says:

    omg…. LSG so manly… trailers keep me thrilled

  20. 20 : Amy Says:

    I love it so much. Can’t stop watching ep 1 & ep 2 again and again and again. I’m addicted to it.

  21. 21 : loli Says:

    I like it much!!!!

  22. 22 : Jano Ezz Says:

    why havent the 3rd episode been uploaded??????????????????

  23. 23 : BirddyBuddy Says:

    I’m dying waiting for the next EP 😭😅❤️ EP 3& 4 Plsss come paliiiiiiiiiiiii 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  24. 24 : Sete ahmad harahap Says:

    I see more rumours bout this drama , once again this week EPs 3 will be not airing cuz investigation by police bout accident last week , I hope not cuz I’m so curious since last week , plizz don’t😢😢

  25. 25 : happy Says:

    this drama is so good!
    i love all the main actors and actress. i could not expect any less from them.

    BRAVO ^-^

  26. 26 : Simon K Says:

    So far so good. As a Chinese, I watched many different version of “journey to the West”. The Hong sister’s version is so different that I don’t mind watching again. Very surprise to see four famous actor/actress together.

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  28. 28 : Yoon Yoon Says:

    Oppa Lee Saung Gi I Love You 😉

  29. 29 : Samantha G. Says:

    I found my liked drama for this year 2018, Bravo! LSG, long-times no see.

  30. 30 : Yo-yo Says:

    This Kdrama is an adaptation from “Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons” sequel in modern world. I love all the casts here especially the 4 main leads: Lee Seung Gi, Cha Seung Won, Oh Yeon Seo and Lee Hong Ki. All of them are good in humorous skills. Fighting, Hwayuki!!!

  31. 31 : Pepito Says:

    He is cameo in this drama http://star.koreandrama.org/jang-geun-suk/

  32. 32 : Pepito Says:

    Additional Cast Members:

    Sung Hyuk – Ha Sun-Nyeo
    Song Jong-Ho – Kang Dae-Sung
    Kal So-Won – Jin Sun-Mi (young)
    Kim Ji-Soo – Na Chal-Nyeo (special appearance)
    Jang Keun-Suk – Peacock (ep.3)

  33. 33 : Pepito Says:

    Additional Cast Members:

    Sung Hyuk – Ha Sun-Nyeo
    Song Jong-Ho – Kang Dae-Sung
    Kal So-Won – Jin Sun-Mi (young)
    Kim Ji-Soo – Na Chal-Nyeo (special appearance)
    Jang Keun-Suk – Peacock (ep.3)

  34. 34 : ulita pepe Says:

    wonderful drama. the cast is perfect. thank u, guys. u make a great job 😉

  35. 35 : C. H. A. N Says:

    Seunggi oppa is very skinny here 😢

  36. 36 : BirddyBuddy Says:

    2 more sleep 😭😂 yaaayyyy can’t waittt ..what will happen when Sam Jang knows that Son O gong love her for real 😍😍😍

  37. 37 : San Says:

    WOW! Watching a single episode feels like watching a great movie! What a cast. Cha Seung Won’s acting is awesome.
    The chemistry between the lead couple was spot on!

  38. 38 : vikas.k.v Says:

    its awesome I love this series

  39. 39 : Kaylee Says:

    It had me at episode 1!!! Highly recommend this drama!!! Love the storyline & literally all the characters are amazing!!! Great casting…Lee Seung Ki & Cha Seung Won truly are phenomenal actors!!! Can’t wait for the next episode.

  40. 40 : Kdramaislife Says:

    As a big fan of Journey to the west #childhooddrama I’ve watched all the drama and movie ❤️ But Whatttttt 😱😱😱 Korean Oddysey is what I need in my life plus it has romance And all the casts are Superb ❤️❤️❤️ #lifeiscomplet

  41. 41 : eva Says:

    this drama is indeed very good. highly recommended. you’ll laugh, amaze and even fall in love. as what others say it is simply awesome. <3 🙂

  42. 42 : F33za Says:

    I’m addicted to this drama.
    Cha Seung Won’s acting – rib-cracking laugh.
    Lee Seung Ki – so cool, cheesy and cute. Hahahahaahaha….

  43. 43 : KDF Says:

    Ohmoooooö EP 11 is so intense 😳 But I just love every moment of this drama ❤️ Just Daebakkkkkkk 👌🏻

  44. 44 : dramanice Says:

    One of the super hit Korean drama of 2018

  45. 45 : Yolly Wang Says:

    Why are the subs so slow, other k dtamas have english subs the next morning already?

  46. 46 : KDLV Says:

    Yaaaayy finally 1 more sleep till EP 15 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😭😂❤️

  47. 47 : Cris Says:

    I really love this drama!!!!!!

  48. 48 : Cristina Says:

    Apaixonada pelo drama….😍😍😍
    Gostaria q tivessem mais dramas coreanos no Netflix… Gosto mesmo! Virei fã!

  49. 49 : Maria2018 Says:

    excited for ep 17 this Saturday. So its possible that Ma Wang’s child is alive. I hope it’s not just a trick.
    Son oh Gong and Sam Jang have a great chemistry and ep 1-16 keeps me awake and entertained.
    congratulations to the cast and crew.

  50. 50 : Connie Chu Says:

    OH YEON SEO is so petty ,I really like her.She is a very good actress

  51. 51 : Connie Chu Says:

    Great couple Son Oh Gong and Sam Jang. Oh Yeon Seo is such good actress in Ep16

  52. 52 : Izzie McCall Says:

    This drama should list in the cast Michael K Lee, as Jonathan. Amazing Korean American musical actor now living in Korea.

  53. 53 : Dramacrazy Says:

    Great drama, interesting plot, super excelent actor n actress, they all have good act, four tombs for all actor actress n writer, like it soo muchhhh, love love love

  54. 54 : silvi Says:

    why episode 20 sad ending 😭
    i hope happy ending

  55. 55 : DeeAn Says:

    The rating’s not so good. Out of lee seung gi expectation, he expect at least 10 poin of the rate

    The ending was not well making. 🙁

  56. 56 : Simon K Says:

    I was expecting a not so good ending but still, this is a rather disappointing ending. The last episode remind me of Japanese TV series, sometime after the series ended, a few months later they broadcast an extra special episode. It is like Hwayugi ended 10 minutes into episode 20 and then they add another addition episode to it. Even a god/demon lose memory now, so lame.

  57. 57 : DeeAn Says:

    @simon K
    Yeah, you’re right. After watched last episodes, For me, The reasons of samjang’s sacrifies was nothing, completely untouch my emotion 😀
    Didn’t understand why samjang ask old so bo ri, to seal son oh gong so he can not go fought black dragon.
    How can she fought black dragon by herself to save the world, she even can not hold the sword properly, and terminated by kang dae sung ridiculously. She is not seen as the one chosen by heaven to eradicate demons/evil at all.

  58. 58 : Joy Says:

    Ang pangit ng ending!!!! Samjang? Sus walang kwenta. Ang bilis namatay…..naman!!! What a disappóntment….

  59. 59 : Roy Says:

    I am very dissapointed with this ending. I sacrifice my sleep because of this story and the ending is bullshit? Wtf?????!!! Hong sisters what are you doing. Come on make a season 2 or make the heroin alive!!!!! I hate that kind of ending!!! Oh myyyy. Come on hong sisters, tvn. I hate the endingg.

  60. 60 : OK OK OK Says:

    I have not started to watch this drama.
    Since its not a good ending. I will save my time for other dramas. 😛

  61. 61 : yesebel Says:

    quede mas que frustrada como pudo terminar asi, es enojo pense que tendria un final feliz al menos fuese sido como el drama duende que al final quedaron juntos, despues que el salvo al mundo quedo asiiiii no se vale es mas dejare de ver por un tiempo dramas… que mal produccion.
    inmensamente triste

  62. 62 : vinnenatlus Says:

    disappointed with the ending.

  63. 63 : tuin Says:

    a very meaningless ending, no ending, nothing, maybe still stuck in writers’ block mode?

  64. 64 : Keanfan Says:

    I love Hong sister.. but this is the first time that i don’t like how the story end. It was meaningless i mean what is the use of samjang’s new power for nothing? And she died just like that she did not save the world. Very dissapointing.

  65. 65 : Alex Lupo: New Zealander Viewer Says:

    Loved it. thought it was a lovely Drama filled with a lot of twists, excitement. I really do hope for more and am currently following all stars and cast due to the most wonderful performances displayed and directions that can be clearly seen by the director. The movements of this show really portrays the talents of the Korean music, stars (cast & actors), direction and production, culture, art, myths and fables, all raped up in just a few words Korean Odyssey. (9.8 for me can always have a good Romcom). New Zealander viewer. ^^

  66. 66 : Park jun sung Says:

    Samjang died that easily? She told that she will save the world. Only she can do it. And after fight (small fight) with dragon, she died then. Hahaha. What the hell… I like episode 1-10… But after 10-20… The story become sucks. Anyone who dont believe me, you can watch it after the end.
    I rate this drama 7/10…

  67. 67 : Fan123 Says:

    I am currently watching ep 7 but let’s take a moment to think about the plot I think that every writer has the right to write what ever he or she likes but why the is no plot? And the scriptwriter is repeating the same conversation every bloody scene. ” I am lonely. I need someone to protect me ” i swear i hear it every episode.
    But I must admit the director has done a great job, scenes, actors and actresses. The thing is the lack of the plot and scenario. Please no one wants to watch a tv series that repeats the same scenario.

    Please concider this next time

  68. 68 : Misty Says:

    Great drama, interesting plot, super excelent actor n actress, they all have good act, four tombs for all actor actress n writer, like it soo muchhhh, love love love

  69. 69 : N Says:

    Hmm, a lot of spoilers on previous comments. Please don’t spoil it for us.

    The final episode really made me tear a lot. A lot of people are disappointed with this drama but I beg to differ. I’m more than satisfied with the finale. It’s just so beautiful. :’)

    Highly recommended! Please give this a try. 🙂

  70. 70 : Iasha Says:

    Love it love the open ending evendo you know they will meet again . ( baby is theirs)

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  74. 74 : Ayanpotski Says:

    It is good to watch and I think the ending of the story is justifiable. You can comprehend that the monkey god is a hard headed and do not follow rules that’s why the ending was to let the viewers know that he’ll do whatever he likes. BTW the best scene for me when the jade dragon scrifices “his” (in a body of female) life for Pal Kye, i think it is much to the goodbyes of Son O Goo and Jeo Seon Mi

  75. 75 : Shyken Says:

    I super love the casts most especially lee lee seung gi and the story was quite mind boggling, cant help to think what will happen in every episode and always curious about Son Oh Gong’s love for Sam Jang however Im really disapointed about the ending because it seems that Sam Jang’s sacrifice to save the world was quite pointless, she didnt even get to see the dragon and fought it, she died so early and another thing is the heavens were very thankful of her sacrifice yet they didnt even recognize it very well like she after what she did she was just thrown into trash. She deserves at least a big credit from them perhaps she can be a diety or immortal something like that. Im hoping for a season 2 about Sam Jang and Son Og Gong’s reunion.Please let them have a happy ebding at least!

  76. 76 : Hally x Says:

    This was one of my Top Five Favourites!
    I loved every minute of it!
    Top quality!

  77. 77 : Liliani Says:

    I find hwayugi super hilarious with oh gong and woomaclash.. I love lee seung gi.. It’s best tht he accepted this.. Although, the ending is quite unfinished.. Hoping that Hong sisters will make a 2nd part for the eternal love of both oh gong and and jin sun mi..

  78. 78 : LeiLee Says:

    This is the best fantasy romance comedy ive ever watched…son o gong is the best..#leeseunggi

  79. 79 : Samah Samsouma Says:

    I am very dissapointed with this ending, for an amazing drama like this …

    Soooo saaaad 🙁

  80. 80 : Kay Says:

    A very fun series with a fantastic cast. This role was perfect for Lee Seung Gi, and I thoroughly enjoyed him. The drama creates a very interesting world with lots of fun characters. A great watch 🙂

  81. 81 : healer healer Says:

    Could there be a second part of the Korean Odyssey
    Please be present

  82. 82 : healer healer Says:

    Let’s make Season 2 or keep the heroin alive !!!!! I hate this kind of ending

  83. 83 : Mona Says:

    I’m a lot too late to watch this drama, here and now July 2020 i’m currently watching episode 10, Jin Seon Mi’s such an annoying character, her brain is very slow about love, damn, and the way the actress Oh Yeon Seo potrays her so flaaat, emotionless, Lee Se Young as Bu Ja will be better for Jin Seon Mi role. Just my opinion.

    The rest cast are playing their role stunning. I’ll keep watching till the end though i saw many bad comments about the ending.

  84. 84 : Cherry Tsui Says:

    It’s not too late I know this drama this year in 2021. What a awesome drama, so good chemistry: full of fun, pretty and love. Good dramas will be never too late or even fade away 🥰

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