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[KDrama] Hong Gil Dong
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Posted 1/5/08 , edited 3/16/08
Hong Gil Dong









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* Title: 쾌도 홍길동 / Hong Gil Dong
* Also known as: Sharp Blade Hong Gil Dong
* Genre: Comedy, romance
* Episodes: 24
* Broadcast network: KBS2
* Broadcast period: 2008-Jan-02 to 2008-Mar
* Air time: Wednesday & Thursdays 21:55 (9:55 Korean time)
* Opening theme:

Synopsis
Hong Gil Dong is the son of a minister. Gil Dong practiced Taoist magic at a young age. His family feared his powers so they planned to have him assassinated. But Gil Dong escaped and decided to become a bandit leader. Gil Dong robbed from the corrupt officials and gave the money to the poor citizens. This drama takes place during the Joseon period.

Cast
* 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 Sung as Hong In Hyung (Gil Dong's brother)
* Cha Hyun Jung as Jung Mal Neo
* Park Sang Wook as Shim Soo Geun
* Jung Eun Pyo
* Son Hyun Sul (손현술)
* Moon Se Yun (문세윤)
* Jo Hee Bong (조희봉) as Hwang Hae Gun
* Maeng Se Chang (맹세창) as young Gil Dong
* Choi Soo Hwan (최수한) as young Chang Hwui

~ credits: DramaWiki
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I just finished seeing the 1st episode. I'm so loving this drama because:
1) You have the beautiful and immensely talented Sung Yuri who's just simply adorable from the get go.
2) Historical Period drama with a lot of comedy and silly spoofs like the modern style music.
3) The character introduction and interaction as they develop the story is very interesting.
4) This is the Robin Hood of Korean History!

I can't say how this story will be as it just started airing on Jan 2, 2008 but based on initial ratings, this show is already very popular and there seem to be really high expectations for this. Anyways now going to see episode 2 but already a MUST SEE for Sung Yuri fans, and a very high recommendation for your average drama fan!

Period drama fans might not be accustomed to the comedy in this drama which breaks away from that genre mold, but I'm finding it quite refreshing.

What do you think about this latest Sung Yuri drama and hope you show it lots of love.



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Posted 1/5/08
I guess you love these kind of drama...haha
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neow_neow wrote:

I guess you love these kind of drama...haha

Actually I don't mind the period dramas as long as they're good. I remember I wouldn't even give them a glance when my parents would watch them while I was growing up thinking it's too old fashion but this one is different.

It breaks from that serious, dramatic mature-themed mold. It's a light hearted comedy!

And most importantly, it stars Sung Yuri!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 1/5/08
I am waiting for it..
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Posted 1/5/08
I will try to watch it.
I've been seeing a lot of useless dramas these days.
Let's see what this one will be.
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Posted 1/5/08
I don't like dramas with historical touch.. like Jam geung, Jumong.. whatsoever.. because it is like an epic that stretches from childhood to adulthood... and it easily get me lost towards the story..

but because this has some comedy in it.. i might try to watch this one..


~edit: Jam geung... the one with cooking and other stuff (sorry forgot the title)
Posted 1/8/08
Haha!

i love it, mainly coz there is Sung Yuri in it. She is too adorable, i cant help but love her. LOL! I heard alot of people hate her acting skills, but seriously its not that bad imo.

Anyway, i will keep watching this drama. WOOT~
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Posted 1/8/08
shes pretty, but her acting is horrible, but wtheck, ilike the male casts.
i heard this is either a GOOD drama or a HORRIBLE drama.
dont know which comments to believe on daum, should i watchh? D: lol
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Posted 1/9/08

skittlos wrote:

shes pretty, but her acting is horrible, but wtheck, ilike the male casts.
i heard this is either a GOOD drama or a HORRIBLE drama.
dont know which comments to believe on daum, should i watchh? D: lol


I know we have vastly different opinions on many dramas and it seems also in regards to Sung Yuri's acting as well. I've seen nearly every drama she's been in, and I'll agree she wasn't very good at acting early on but her recent roles have been very good.

She's definitely not a "horrible" actor as you state. Here are some recognitions Yuri's received for her acting.

Recognitions:
* 2006 KBS Acting Awards: Popularity Award
* 2006 KBS Acting Awards: Best Couple Award with Hyun Bin
* 2003 SBS Actors Awards: Netizen's Choice
* 2003 SBS Actors Awards: Best Actress in a Special Drama
* 2002 SBS Actors Awards: New Star
* 2002 MBC Awards: Best New MC, MBC Broadcasting & Entertainment Award

~ credits: DramaWiki

I believe the Best Actress award was for her role in 1000 Years of Love. I loved her in that and also Snow Queen. So don't mess with her lol.
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Posted 1/9/08
Actually, I've seen the first 2 episodes (soft-subs). It is thoroughly enjoyable. It should not be taken too seriously. At the same time, it does have some serious points of view.

And, it's not a historical drama like Emperor of the Sea, Jumong or Hwang Jini. It's more like "Dreamgirls" or "Rent". There's definitely a "fusion" flavor to the show. (Wait until you see the first appearance of Hong Gil Dong! I laughed so hard that I almost fell off my chair.) So far, the acting is fine by everyone.


Update: This drama has almost finished broadcasting in Korea. It is one the best dramas of the year. It is fun, warm, sad, witty, etc. I'm not familiar with Sung Yuri at all. But, she has done a fantastic acting job; especially in episode 19. And, the acting of entire cast act is superb.
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Posted 1/25/08
yeah it's funny it just started in our country yesterday

you know the 2 actors should have been the guy from goong and only you, i couldn't imagine them doing comedy

read it somewhere
Posted 1/25/08
i'll try to watch it cuz:
1. sung yu ri
2. theme like Robin Hood
3. most of the korean historic drama is very interesting so far
4. and it's not so long....lols
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Posted 1/25/08
I love it! especially episodes past 5.
I was surprised about Sung Yuri. She wasn't horrible as some have said
about her. She's adorable on this one.
I absolutely adore Kang Ji Hwan. Great acting from him.
Great supporting roles too. I am liking the bandits
They're quirky and very funny.

I couldn't find anything for a while after coffee prince. It was nice to find this one.
It's very good. Greatly recommend it!
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Posted 1/25/08
i tried 2 watch the first but i didn't like it at all ,sorry guys.....
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Posted 1/25/08
I saw an interview with the cast on KBS world, and it looked like an interesting show, and I loved Sung Yu Ri in Snow Queen.

I haven't seen any historical dramas yet, only a couple movies. Should I watch one or two before giving this show a shot? I'm just thinking that if it's a comedy, there will probably be jokes and things I won't understand if I haven't seen some of the popular historical dramas.
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