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The Book of the Three Hans 

Jumong (original title)
An epic based on the myth of Jumong Taewang, founder of the kingdom of Goguryeo in 37 B.C., (one of the three kingdoms of Korea).
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Il-guk Song ...  Jumong 81 episodes, 2006-2007
Hye-jin Han ...  So-suh-no 81 episodes, 2006-2007
Seung-su Kim ...  Prince Tae-so 81 episodes, 2006-2007
Kwang-ryul Jun ...  Kum-wa 81 episodes, 2006-2007
Yeon-su Oh ...  Lady Yu-hwa 81 episodes, 2006-2007
Mi-ri Gyeon ...  Wan-hu 81 episodes, 2006-2007
Hee-kyung Jin ...  Yeo Mi-eul 81 episodes, 2006-2007
Jae-yong Lee ...  Bu Deuk-bul 81 episodes, 2006-2007
Ho-bin Jeong ...  Woo-tae 81 episodes, 2006-2007
Jung-hoon Ahn Jung-hoon Ahn ...  Ma-ri 81 episodes, 2006-2007
Gye-in Lee Gye-in Lee ...  Mo Pal-mo 81 episodes, 2006-2007
Ji-Hyo Song ...  Ye Soya 81 episodes, 2006-2007
Won-jae Lee Won-jae Lee ...  Do-chi 81 episodes, 2006-2007
Yong-woon Kwon Yong-woon Kwon ...  Moo-song 81 episodes, 2006-2007
Do-hwan Bae Do-hwan Bae 81 episodes, 2006-2007
Soo-bin Bae ...  Sa-yong 81 episodes, 2006-2007
So-yeong Dan So-yeong Dan ...  Yu-Seong 81 episodes, 2006-2007
Kyeong-seon Han Kyeong-seon Han 81 episodes, 2006-2007
Bo-yeong Kim Bo-yeong Kim 81 episodes, 2006-2007
Byeong-ki Kim Byeong-ki Kim ...  Ta-bal Yeon 81 episodes, 2006-2007
Kyeong-hwan Park Kyeong-hwan Park ...  Bu Boon-no 81 episodes, 2006-2007
Kwi-hyeon Song Kwi-hyeon Song 81 episodes, 2006-2007
Wok-suk Song 81 episodes, 2006-2007
Ki-Jun Won Ki-Jun Won ...  Min-woo 81 episodes, 2006-2007
Ho-min Yeo Ho-min Yeo ...  Oi 81 episodes, 2006-2007
Jun-ho Heo ...  Hae Mo-su 53 episodes, 2006
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An epic based on the myth of Jumong Taewang, founder of the kingdom of Goguryeo in 37 B.C., (one of the three kingdoms of Korea).

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Biography | Drama

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Official Sites:

Crunchyroll [United States]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

15 May 2006 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

The Book of the Three Hans See more »

Filming Locations:

China See more »

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Budget:

$31,000,000 (estimated)
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Olive Nine See more »
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Runtime:

(81 episodes)

Color:

Color
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Broadcast rights for Jumong had been sold to 9 countries by March 2006, including Japan, Mongolia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines. It also aired in Canada, North Korea, Tanzania, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Myanmar, Iran, the UK and the US. See more »

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Followed by Baramui Nara (2008) See more »

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Another great TV show from Korea
14 June 2014 | by Robert HartSee all my reviews

Firstly, I watch this on Drama Fever and the show is called Jumong there. I believe that is the original name so depending of where you watch it, you might have to search under a different name.

Jumong or Chumong is the star of the show. It follows his life story, starting with his dad, who runs the Tamal army and is best friends with the next king of puyo. The Tamal army rescues migrants from persecution and they are the people's heroes. When Chumongs dad is thought to have been killed, the king takes in his girlfriend who is pregnant with Chumong.

The king of Puyo raises Chumong as his own but instead of becoming the next king of Puyo, he decides to restart the Tamal army and found a new country instead (which takes around 60 of the 80 episodes).

The show really earns its description as an "epic". It has great characters, a great story and loads of action. I can understand why it was so popular. It is not as good as some of the Korean shows that I have watched but the bar is set very high. I love the large number of historical Korean epics. Korea has an interesting history that is worth making great TV out of. The popularity of Game of Thrones here, shows that we love a bit of the historical mixed with fantasy too. Most of the Korean epics I have watched are far better than Game of thrones and worth the effort in reading subtitles.

The only thing is that this show is from 2006 and I am sure we had widescreen TV's then, but it is all filmed in 4:3 format, so there are black bars at the side of our 16:9 screens. It is also in standard definition instead of HD, which looks very dated these days.

Give it a chance. You will need to get passed the first 5-6 episodes to get into it. A show with 80 episodes takes its time to introduce. At its height, over 50% of Koreans watched the show. There are few shows that are so universally appealing.


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