Hong Gil Dong

Hong Gil Dong


Total votes: 4097

Director: Lee Jung Sub

Screenwriter: Hong Mi Ran, Hong Jung Eun

Aired on: Jan 2, 2008

Total Episodes: 24

Network: KBS2

Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.

Year: 2008

Country: South Korea

Native Title: 쾌도 홍길동

Content Rating: 15+ – Teens 15 or older

Alternative Titles: Sharp Blade Hong Gil Dong, Kwaedo Hong Gil Dong

Genre: Action, Comedy, Historical, Romance


Hong Gil Dong was the illegitimate son of a high ranked minister. A local monk took him under his wing and taught him martial arts. Hong Gil Dong was inspired to fight for the injustice in this society that divided people into nobles and ordinary citizens whereby the former enjoyed all the privileges due solely to their birth.
The heroine, Heo Yi Nok, had just returned to Korea from China with hergrandfather. They made their living by putting on shows and selling their special brand of medicine in the marketplace.
Lee Chang Hwi had been told since he was young that he was the rightful heir to the throne which had been usurped by his half brother. He had also returned from his exile in China and was plotting to overthrow the emperor.
The three got entangled in love, hate, loyalty and betrayal and only one side can win.

~~ Adapted from a novel about Hong Gil Dong.


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