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Series cast summary:
Seo-jin Lee Seo-jin Lee ...  King Jeong Jo 5 episodes, 2007
Ji-min Han ...  Sung Song-Yeon 5 episodes, 2007
Soon-jae Lee ...  King Yeongjo 5 episodes, 2007
Seo Beom-Sik Seo Beom-Sik ...  Seo Jang-Bo 5 episodes, 2007
Sang-jin Han Sang-jin Han ...  Hong Kuk-young 5 episodes, 2007
Sang-ryeol Ji Sang-ryeol Ji ...  Lee-chun 5 episodes, 2007
Kyeong-hwan Jo ...  Choi Suk-ju 5 episodes, 2007
Ip-sae Lee ...  Cho-bi 5 episodes, 2007
Jong-soo Lee Jong-soo Lee ...  Park Dae-su 5 episodes, 2007
Sang-hun Maeng ...  Nam Sa-cho 5 episodes, 2007
Eun-hye Park ...  Queen Hyo-Eui 5 episodes, 2007
Na Seong-Kyun Na Seong-Kyun ...  Hong In-han 5 episodes, 2007
Hyun-Ah Sung Hyun-Ah Sung ...  Princess Ha-won 5 episodes, 2007
Kim Yeo-jin Kim Yeo-jin ...  Queen Jung-sun 5 episodes, 2007
Min-hyeok Yu Min-hyeok Yu ...  Tak Ji-su 5 episodes, 2007
Mi-ri Gyeon ...  Lady Hye-kyeong 4 episodes, 2007
Hee-woong Jang ...  Kang Suk-Ki 4 episodes, 2007
So-yi Kim ...  Court Lady Kim 4 episodes, 2007
Hee-do Lee Hee-do Lee ...  Park Dal-ho 4 episodes, 2007
Seung-ah Lee ...  Mi-soo 4 episodes, 2007
Lee Sook Lee Sook ...  Court Lady Kang 4 episodes, 2007
Jo Yeon-Woo Jo Yeon-Woo ...  Jung Hu-kyeom 4 episodes, 2007
In-su Han In-su Han ...  Chae Je-jong 3 episodes, 2007
Kuk Shin ...  Park Young-moon 3 episodes, 2007
Chung-sik Sin Chung-sik Sin ...  Hong Bong-han 3 episodes, 2007
Kim Yoo-Jin Kim Yoo-Jin ...  Si-bi 3 episodes, 2007
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Yi San dramatizes the life of Korea's King Jeongjo, the 22nd ruler of the Joseon Dynasty. Jeongjo is remembered in Korean history for his sympathy with the harsh conditions his people had to deal with, in spite of his own pampered upbringing as royalty. He instituted many reforms to improve their conditions. The DVD is 4 volumes long to cover the 77 episodes. Written by BHolness

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17 September 2007 (South Korea) See more »

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Masterpiece
14 June 2015 | by Roberthart555See all my reviews

Yi San is a highly addictive historical epic that everyone should try watching.

It is based on the real-life highly regarded king of Joseon (Korea) but with the addition of a bunch of fictional character and plots to make it more entertaining.

It starts when Yi San is a child trying to save his farther (crown prince Sado) from being killed by his grandfather and goes all the way through his life until the end. That's 77 hour long episodes which are nearly all exciting.

It has thrilling action scenes, heart-warming love interests and compelling characters who you will miss when you are done watching it. I never cry and basically have no feelings at all about anything but Yi San's love story almost brought a tear to my eye (although that may have been my contact lenses).

I would recommend this show to anyone who can read. Even my wife got into it and she particularly hates historical epics with subtitles, normally. She even asked me to put on that "good Korean thing" on one occasion. High praise indeed!

If you liked shows like Warrior Baek Dong Soo, Jumong, Kingdom of Wind and Iljimae, then you will love this. It has a lot of the same characters as in Warrior Baek Dong Soo btw. If you didn't like those shows, time for a trip to the doctor to see what's wrong.

When I hear people talking about how good shows like "Game of Thrones" are, I always think, they only like it because they have never seen any of the Korean historical drama. They are soooooo much better.

I would have given YI San a 10 out of 10 except I found the ending to be unsatisfying but history is history I guess. Still, making 76 great episodes out of 77 is not bad!


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