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Hong Gil Dong

Title: 쾌도 홍길동 / Hong Gil Dong
Also known as: Sharp Blade Hong Gil Dong
Chinese title : 快刀洪吉童
Genre: Comedy, romance, action, drama
Episodes: 24
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2008-Jan-02 to 2008-Mar-26
Air time: Wednesday & Thursdays 21:55 (9:55 Korean time)


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

Hong Gil Dong is the bastard son of a minister. He spends most of his time lazing the day away and taking goods from the various merchants. However, a local monk think he’s destined to be more. Hong Gil Dong, for his part, really dislikes the injustices in this ranked world.

Heo Yi Nok has returned to Korea, fresh from China. She’s an upbeat, naive and carefree girl. She’s been living with her grandfather for the last few years. They both are merchants looking to make a fortune back in Korea.

Lee Chang Hwi, however, has been told since he was young that he’s the rightful king of Korea. He bumps into Heo Yi Nok. This initially causes misunderstanding between them, but over time his heart is softening towards her.

Meanwhile Heo Yi Nok and Hong Gil Dong are developing a friendship that feels like (at least to Yi Nok) that it could be more.

As the question of rightful succession comes into play, Hong Gil Dong and Yi Nok are forced to take sides.


Kang Ji Hwan as Hong Gil Dong
Sung Yu Ri as Heo Lee Nok
Jang Geun Suk as Lee Chang Hwui
Kim Ri Na as Seo Eun Hyo

Extended Cast

Kim Jae Seung as Hong In Hyung (Gil Dong’s brother)
Cha Hyun Jung as Jung Mal Nyeo
Park Sang Wook as Shim Soo Geun
Choi Ran as Court Lady Noh / Noh Sang Koong
Ahn Suk Hwan as Seo Yoon Sup / Minister Seo (Eun Hye’s father)
Jung Eun Pyo as the monk / Gil Dong’s master
Son Hyun Sul (손현술)
Moon Se Yun as Mr. Yeon
Kil Yong Woo as Hong Pan Seo (Gil Dong’s father)
In Sung as Chi Soo (Chang Hwi’s right hand)
Lee Duk Hee as Mr. Kim
Jo Hee Bong as Lee Kwang Whe (Chang Hwui’s brother)
Maeng Ho Rim as Choi Seung Ji
Kim Jong Suk as Eunuch Go
Park Yong Jin as Eunuch Jang
Choi Seung Kyung as Mr. Wang
Byun Shin Ho as Hal Meom
Jung Kyu Soo as Huh No Im
Maeng Se Chang Kom Yi
Choi Soo Hwan (최수한) as young Chang Hwui
Lee In Sung as young Gil Dong
Heo In Young as Poong San’s wife

Production Credits

Chief Producer: Lee Jung Sub
Screenwriter: Hong Mi Ran, Hong Jung Eun (Hong Sisters)

Episode Ratings

2008-01-02116.2 (6th)15.9 (6th)
2008-01-03215.3 (7th)15.0 (7th)
2008-01-09314.9 (6th)14.8 (7th)
2008-01-10416.2 (7th)15.7 (7th)
2008-01-16514.5 (8th)14.2 (8th)
2008-01-17615.8 (8th)16.1 (9th)
2008-01-23713.9 (9th)13.1 (10th)
2008-01-24817.0 (8th)16.8 (8th)
2008-01-30915.7 (7th)15.3 (8th)
2008-01-311015.6 (8th)15.1 (8th)
2008-02-061114.8 (6th)14.3 (6th)
2008-02-07128.5 (15th)8.5 (15th)
2008-02-131314.0 (9th)14.2 (9th)
2008-02-141414.8 (9th)14.9 (9th)
2008-02-201513.4 (10th)13.2 (11th)
2008-02-211613.2 (9th)13.3 (9th)
2008-02-271713.6 (8th)13.1 (8th)
2008-02-281814.3 (9th)14.0 (10th)
2008-03-051915.4 (6th)15.3 (6th)
2008-03-062016.0 (7th)16.0 (8th)
2008-03-122114.5 (6th)14.6 (6th)
2008-03-192214.5 (6th)14.4 (6th)
2008-03-202314.2 (8th)14.4 (7th)
2008-03-262413.8 (8th)14.5 (8th)

Source: TNS Media Korea


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