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[2011 KDrama] King Gwanggaeto the Great
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Title: 광개토대왕 (廣開土太王) / Gwanggaeto Dae Wang
Also known as: Gwanggaeto, The Great Conqueror
Genre: Historical
Episodes: 60
Broadcast network: KBS1
Broadcast period: 2011-Jun-04 to TBA
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:40


Synopsis

A drama detailing the life of King Gwanggaeto the Great, who restored the glory of Goguryeo by wresting power back from Baekje, which had invaded Goguryeo prior to Gwanggaeto's birth and dominated East Asia under the rule of King Geunchogo.

Cast


Lee Tae Gon as Dam Duk / Gwanggaeto the Great

Kim Seung Soo as Go Woon

Im Ho as Mo Yong Bo

Oh Ji Eun as Do Young

Dam Duk's followers


Hong Kyung In as Yeon Sal Ta

Lee In Hye as Yak Yeon

Goguryeo army


Kim Jin Tae as Go Moo

Nam Sung Jin as Go Chang

Lee Won Bal (이원발) as Mo Doo Young

Im Dae Ho as Mo Doo Ru
Go In Bum as Ma Soo


Royal family of Goguryeo


Jung Tae Woo as Dam Mang

Song Yong Tae as Lee Ryun

Lee Bo Hee as Go Ya

Jo An as Dam Joo

The Malgals (Mohe), Rulers of the Grasslands


Kim Gyu Chul as Seol Do An

Kim Jung Hwa as Seol Ji


Ministers of Goguryeo

Choi Dong Joon as Gae Yeon Soo
Oh Wook Chul as Ga Ra Ji
Im Byung Ki (임병기) as Yeo So Yi
Ban Suk Jin (반석진) as Yeon Do Bu
Sun Dong Hyuk (선동혁) as Gye Pil
Choi Sang Hoon as Lee Young

Later Yan army

Kim Dong Hyun as Mo Yong Soo
Jung Ho Geun as Poong Bal

Other people

Kim Jung Hyun as Dol Bi Soo
Kim Duk Hyun


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Posted 2/26/11
Kim Jeong-hwa cast as female warrior in "Gwanggaeto the Great"




Actress Kim Jeong-hwa has been cast for the "King Geunchogo" follow up, KBS 1TV historical drama "Gwanggaeto the Great" (written by Jo Myeong-joo and produced by Kim Jong-seon).

"Gwanggaeto the Great" is a historical drama that draw the time of the great King, Gwanggaeto and before Kim Jeong-hwa, Lee Tae-gon and Jang Sin-yeong have been cast.

Kim Jeong-hwa will be playing the Malgal tribe princess and a natural born female warrior Seol Ji. She is King Gwanggaeto's bodyguard and protects him to the very end.

Attempting at a historical drama for the second time since 2008 KBS 2TV "Land of wind", Kim Jeong-hwa said, "I've wanted to challenge myself with a character like this one but there were no opportunities. I'm glad I can show another side of me through this character in this project. I will do my best to be a relating character".

Meanwhile, Kim Jeong-hwa is in the middle of practicing martial arts. She has also had two accidents where she fell off her horse while horseback riding. However, she hasn't been taking a break and passionately preparing for her character.

Source : http://news.nate.com/view/20110224n03793
Taken from : http://www.hancinema.net/kim-jeong-hwa-cast-as-female-warrior-in-gwanggaeto-the-great-28078.html
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Lee Tae Gon is King Gwanggaeto, the greatest Korean’s King



Lee Tae Gon, pictured above, will lead upcoming KBS1 period drama , titled King Gwanggaeto the Great.
He’ll play the King himself, using name Dam Guk which is the child name of the King.
King Gwanggaeto is considered as the greatest Korean historical heroes. King Gwanggaeto ruled Goguryeo and during his period, Goguryeo became the major power in East Asia.

This is the second period drama for 33-year-old Lee Tae Gon and his back to back leading role after romance drama Golden Fish.
He said that he honored to perform the greatest Korean king and now he’s working hard learning horse riding and martial art. He’s even asking some advice from senior actor Kim Jin Tae.


King Gwanggaeto the Great’s production team already finished casting job, beside Lee Tae Gon they picked Kim Seung Soo (Chuno), Kim Jung Hwa ( Good Job, Good Job) and Jang Shin Young ( I am Legend).

We think it’s quite a risk for KBS to choose King Gwanggaeto to replace currently airing drama , King Geunchogo. They both historical dramas with similar story. After watched 60 episodes King Geunchogo, we imagine tv viewer at home must be bored to watch another King’s story.
Besides, King Geungchogo didn’t do great in rating. It’s best achievement so far is 13% and suffered single digit rating in its first nine episodes.
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Jo An returns as spy in "Gwanggaeto the Great"



In the new KBS 1TV drama "Gwanggateto the Great", Jo An is Dam-seok's (Lee Tae-gon/ Gwanggateto the Kind) little sister Dam-joo.

She sacrifices herself as a hostage captured into the enemy's palace, sneaking away secret information and helps her brother's work. She is one of the main roles played in helping King Gwanggaeto build the Great Empire. She is the spy princess.

Using her unique image, she will be playing the lovely princess Dam-joo.

Meanwhile, "Gwanggaeto the Great" is a 80 episodes drama about the desire and passion of the 19th King Gwanggaeto to conquer the Joong Won province in the Goguryo times. It will be broadcast after "King Geunchogo".

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T-ara’s Eunjung cast for KBS historical drama, “King Geunchogo”




T-ara’s Eunjung has been cast for KBS 1TV’s historical drama, “King Geunchogo“! This will be her second casting in a historical drama, as her first was “Toji“.

She will be playing the role of ‘Jin Ayi’, the daughter of ‘Jin Godo’ and the future queen and wife to the son of King Geunchogo, ‘Geun Gusu’. According to information revealed by producers on April 5th, Eunjung will be joining the drama starting with April 16th’s episode. Her role will air over the course of 14 episodes.

Eunjung commented, “I’m nervous, but I’m excited over the opportunity to learn about acting amidst such formidable senior actors.”

Source: SPN via Nate


http://www.allkpop.com/2011/04/t-aras-eunjung-cast-for-kbs-historical-drama-geunchogo-wang
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Posted 4/22/11
This drama is already destined to fail.

The writer of Three Dads and One Mom is penning it. That was a shitty 16 episode drama alone. I can't imagine the same writer creating a thought-provoking EIGHTY episode sageuk when her short contemporary projects were anything but (thought-provoking).
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Posted 4/26/11
Hm.... not that into historical dramas and this one has around 40 episodes aired already.
I'll just wait for the subbed episodes where T-aras Eunjung arrives and watch them *lol* XP
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"Gwanggaeto the Great" Jang Sin-yeong steps down, Oh Ji-eun gets on




KBS 1TV "Gwanggaeto the Great" leading actress Jang Sin-yeong voluntarily stepped down.

The staff explained, "She was pressured at the cast so she stepped down. We tried persuading her but it didn't work. She has already done some scenes, but not many".

Jang Sin-yeong was to play the role of Yeon-hwa who had all the favors of King Gwanggaeto.

Her replacement hasn't been confirmed yet. Instead, the weight has been reduced and a new character Do-yeong had been created. She will be placed as the sister of Yeon-hwa or a relative. Oh Ji-eun (30), 'Bong-ee' from KBS 1TV "Smile, Dong Hae" has been cast for the role of Do-yeong.

The staff say, "Oh Ji-eun is a character that forms a love line between Lee Tae-gon, King Gwanggetto. As soon as an internal tuning for the absence of Yeon-hwa has been set up, she will be put in the shoot".

"Gwanggaeto the Great" has the story of King Gwanggetto who led the renaissance of Koguryo. It will first be aired on the 4th of June at 9:40PM.

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