Title: 천명 : 조선판 도망자 이야기 / Mandate of Heaven: The Fugitive of Joseon
Chinese Title: 天命: 朝鮮版逃亡者故事
Also Known as: Heaven’s Order / Heaven’s Will
Genre: Historical, thriller, medical, melodrama, political
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2013-Apr-24 to 2013-June-27
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55


The Joseon version of a Chaser about a medical practitioner who struggles to save his daughter from a terminal illness while being caught up in a plot to poison King Injong.

Royal Physician Choi Won (Lee Dong Wook), who works for the royal family, becomes involved with the plot to poision King Injong and is now a fugitive. He tries to save his daughter Choi Rang (Kim Yoo Bin), who has an incurable disease. Choi Won has raised his daughter alone since his wife passed away. Hong Da In (Song Ji Hyo) is the nurse who’s in love with him.

Meanwhile, Lee Jung Hwan (Song Jong Ho ) is the Euigeumbu detective who’s the one to capture him and he get help from bandit’s daughter, So Baek (Yoon Jin Yi) while he is a fugitive. Crown Prince Lee Ho (Im Seul Ong) is the suspicious crown prince who ends up thinking he was betrayed by the one person he trusted in the world.


Main Cast

Lee Dong Wook as Choi Won
Kim Yoo Bin as Choi Rang
Song Ji Hyo as Hong Da In
Im Seul Ong as Crown Prince Lee Ho, later King In Jong
Park Ji Young as Queen Moon Jung
Song Jong Ho as Lee Jung Hwan
Yoon Jin Yi as So Baek

Choi Won’s family

Kang Byul as Choi Woo Young
Jang Yong Bok as Choi Chang Son
Go In Bum as Choi Hyung Goo
Yoo Chae Young as Geum Ok

Royal Medical Staff

Choi Phillip as Min Do Saeng
Kim Mi Kyung as Jang Geum

People on Lee Ho’s Side

Choi Il Hwa as King Joong Jong
Lee Jae Yong as Chun Bong

People on the Queen’s Side

Seo Dong Hyun as Grand Prince Kyung Won
Jun Gook Hwan as Kim Chi Yong
Lee Hee Do as Jang Hong Dal
Sung Woong as Do Moon
Jo Dal Hwan as Deok Pal
Kim Jung Kyoon as Yoon Won Hyung

Police Investigator (Ui Geum Boo Officer)

Kim Yoon Sung as Gon Oh

Bandit Group Heuk Suk Gol

Kwon Hyun Sang as Im Kkeok Jung
Lee Won Jong as Geo Chil
Park Sun Woo as Gae Pal Son

Other People

Yoon Gi Won as Mak Bong
Kim Hyung Bum as Pil Doo
Jung Yoon Sun as Wol Ha
Kim Dong Joon as Moo Myung
Yum Dong Hun as eunuch

Production Credits

Production Company: Dream E&M
Chief Producer: Moon Bo Hyun
Producer: Yoo Jong Sun
Director: Lee Jin Suh, Jun Woo Sung
Screenwriter: Choi Min Ki, Yoon Soo Jung


2013 KBS Drama Awards: Best Child Actress – Kim Yoo Bin (Mandate of Heaven)

Episode Ratings

    Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2013-04-24 1 9.8 (10th) 10.1 (7th) 9.3 (10th) 9.8 (10th)
2013-04-25 2 9.9 (11th) 10.7 (8th) 8.9 (18th) 9.2 (18th)
2013-05-01 3 9.2 (14th) 9.8 (10th) 9.5 (9th) 10.1 (11th)
2013-05-02 4 9.9 (9th) 10.6 (8th) 9.9 (10th) 10.0 (12th)
2013-05-08 5 9.8 (9th) 9.6 (8th) 9.6 (9th) 10.2 (6th)
2013-05-09 6 9.3 (16th) 9.6 (15th) 9.4 (12th) 9.5 (14th)
2013-05-15 7 9.3 (12th) 9.9 (8th) 9.9 (7th) 10.2 (8th)
2013-05-16 8 9.5 (11th) 9.2 (11th) 8.7 (14th) 8.7 (16th)
2013-05-22 9 9.4 (10th) 10.0 (9th) 9.3 (12th) 9.8 (11th)
2013-05-23 10 9.8 (9th) 10.1 (8th) 9.0 (12th) 9.6 (11th)
2013-05-29 11 10.1 (10th) 10.5 (9th) 9.8 (11th) 10.1 (13th)
2013-05-30 12 9.3 (11th) 9.2 (14th) 8.7 (14th) 8.5 (15th)
2013-06-05 13 9.5 (9th) 9.6 (11th) 8.5 (12th) 8.3 (14th)
2013-06-06 14 7.9 (17th) 8.7 (17th) 9.3 (13th) 9.6 (14th)
2013-06-12 15 7.7 (20th) (<7.5) 8.0 (16th) 8.0 (17th)
2013-06-13 16 7.9 (17th) 8.5 (17th) 8.5 (14th) 8.1 (19th)
2013-06-19 17 (<7.1) (<7.5) 8.8 (11th) 9.0 (16th)
2013-06-20 18 7.4 (18th) 7.8 (20th) 8.9 (14th) 9.2 (14th)
2013-06-26 19 (<7.1) 7.4 (20th) 8.8 (13th) 9.1 (13th)
2013-06-27 20 8.5 (12th) 9.1 (12th) 9.6 (10th) 9.9 (10th)

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

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


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8 Minutes Highlight

Trailer I & Trailer II

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94 Responses to “Mandate of Heaven: The Fugitive of Joseon”

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  1. 76
    Gretz16 Says:

    So far, of all the dramas im watching right now, this is one of my top list. I love Lee Dong Wook , and i like Red Demon, character Lee Jung Hwan..

  2. 77
    bluebias2206 Says:

    kkyaaa~ i really love this drama…especially song jong ho oppa…he looks really handsome in that sageuk outfit and i think those outfit fit him better than tuxedo..keke…really outstanding character and to Kang Byul unnie (Choi Woo Young), i really envy u can pair up with handsome song jong ho appa….
    anyway,good story line…

  3. 78
    aizuri Says:

    i dont know why this drama has a low rating, its one of the drama of my list of top drama, so many awesome characters, u will loved all the good guys and there alot of them!

    bromance, push-and pull, sweet and noble romance all in. it has lot of depth in the story telling, in fact, the story that surround the main cast character is so interesting you will fall head over heels.

    And Song Jong Ho is just so smexy in Josean police attire, its worth watching this drama for him.

  4. 79
    afeqa ahmad Says:

    Hey!!! I’m from Malaysia.. I love this drama but I cannot watch this drama with full episode on YouTube??? Why only 10 minute??? The past episode should be full episode with english subtitle.. Hope I can watch this drama with full episode with English subtitle (;

  5. 80
    Vivi Piris Says:

    love this drama..good job for Lee Dong Wok, Song Ji HYo, SOng Jo Ho….keep the fighting spirit guys..

  6. 81
    larry f Says:

    Aloha from Hawaii! Just saw episodes 8 & 9 this week in Honolulu. Fabulous movie. I need to find out where I can view episodes 1 to 7 to get me caught up in this great drama! The acting and writing is superb!

  7. 82
    cuity17 Says:

    How’s the ending?? It’s worth watching kah?? ;D

  8. 83
    angelamiles Says:

    larry f and afeqa google it you can find many sites to watch this drama…wow i thought im the only one who love all the characters in this drama…

  9. 84
    eny Says:

    you can watch in http://www.dramacrazy.net

  10. 85
    fransiska Says:

    i love this drama much….:)

  11. 86
    Dae Jang Geum’s King Jungjong | DramasROK Says:

    […] take the throne instead. This idea is suggested in Dae Jang Geum but we’ll have to watch Mandate of Heaven: The Fugitive of Joseon (KBS2 2013) to watch the alleged plot to poison the king. I haven’t seen this drama yet […]

  12. 87
    blue star Says:

    I enjoy this drama very much. There are the awesome actors, exiting scenes and impressive scenes in this drama. Highly recommended for watching. Love Lee dong wook and Song Ji hyo so much.

  13. 88
    Josefina Says:

    Favor subir Mandate of Heaven

  14. 89
    puffins Says:

    This is one of the few period drama which i follow thru and completed watching the show.

    The lead actor/actress plus the child actor / actress were great! :) :) :)

  15. 90
    onahigwebuike Says:

    i haven’t watch this drama called mandate of heaven.I guess i wil do that soon.

  16. 91
    carause Says:

    no kissing scene????

  17. 92
    Nadege Says:

    Where can I see this drama online? Please share

  18. 93
    Nadege Says:

    Never mind, watching it now

  19. 94
    CH Says:

    Cannot stand the Queen!!

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