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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

Synopsis

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.

Cast

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 (옥예린) as Han Byul

Cameo

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

Note

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. ***

Poster

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(Other Photo from Official Site)

Official Site

Trailer:-
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

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74 Responses to “A Korean Odyssey”

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  1. 51
    Connie Chu Says:

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 54
    silvi Says:

    why episode 20 sad ending 😭
    i hope happy ending

  5. 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. 🙁

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 58
    Joy Says:

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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. 😛

  11. 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

  12. 62
    vinnenatlus Says:

    disappointed with the ending.

  13. 63
    tuin Says:

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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. ^^

  16. 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…

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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. 🙂

  20. 70
    Iasha Says:

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

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  24. 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

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