Dae-gil is the leader of a group of slave hunters that are hired to find a runaway slave named Tae-ha, who was once a great warrior.

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Series cast summary:
Hyuk Jang ...  Lee Dae-gil 5 episodes, 2010
Ji-Ho Oh ...  Song Tae-ha 5 episodes, 2010
Da-hae Lee ...  Kim Hye-won 5 episodes, 2010
Hyeong-jin Kong ...  Eop-bok 5 episodes, 2010
Jeong-su Han Jeong-su Han ...  Choi Jang-jun 5 episodes, 2010
Ji-seok Kim Ji-seok Kim ...  Wang-son 5 episodes, 2010
Mi-ryeong Cho Mi-ryeong Cho ...  Big Aunt / ... 5 episodes, 2010
Joo-Hee Yoon Joo-Hee Yoon ...  Little Aunt 5 episodes, 2010
Moo-sik Yun Moo-sik Yun ...  Ma-ui 5 episodes, 2010
Seok-Hwan An Seok-Hwan An ...  Bang Hwa-baek 5 episodes, 2010
Ji-ah Min Ji-ah Min ...  Cho Bok-yi 5 episodes, 2010
Han-wi Lee Han-wi Lee ...  Oh Pyo-kyo 5 episodes, 2010
Jong-Hyuk Lee Jong-Hyuk Lee ...  Hwang Cheol-woong 4 episodes, 2010
Dong-il Sung ...  Cheon Ji-ho 4 episodes, 2010
Danny Ahn Danny Ahn ...  Baek-ho 4 episodes, 2010
Ha-eun Kim Ha-eun Kim ...  Seol-hwa 3 episodes, 2010
Dong-hwan Yoon Dong-hwan Yoon ...  Yong Kol-dae 3 episodes, 2010
Won-jong Lee ...  Horse Slave 3 episodes, 2010


Dae Gil, a noble man is in love with a slave Un Nyun, and she returns his love. When the family home is burned down, the slaves go on the run. Dae Gil becomes a slave hunter to track down Un Nyun. Tae Ha is an Army General forced into slavery for a crime he did not commit. When Tae Ha goes on the run Dae Gil is hired to find him. Both men become entangled in a love triangle with Un Nyun. The politics of the day affect these three characters and change their lives forever. Written by anonymous

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Worth watching historical kdrama...
18 June 2013 | by fprefect-685-281084See all my reviews

Sweeping drama that weaves timeless issues throughout – friendship, love, loyalty, human dignity, good versus evil, during a time where slaves were crucial to life but considered the lowest rung of society. Slaves ran away from cruel conditions and Slave Hunters were employed to bring them back.

The pivotal role of Slave Hunter Lee Dae-gil is played to perfection by Jang Hyuk. His comrades, General Choi (Han Jung-soo) and Wang-son (Kim Ji-seok), acting as muscle and maid respectively, form a family.

Dae-gil is haunted by his first love,former slave, Un-nyun (Lee Da- hae), who escaped with her brother 10 years ago when Dae-gil's family home was burned to the ground, to which Dae-gil was the lone survivor.

Song Tae-ha (Oh Ji-ho) crosses paths with Dae-gil multiple times during the series and is a key to Dae-gil's first love, Un-nyun, story. Tae-ha is a military general for the royal court and a driver for the political storyline.

The slaves have their own storyline, driven by marksman Eop Bok (Gong Hyung Jin) and savvy Cho Bok (Kim Min Joo). These parallel stories of slave hunting and political intrigue of the King's court, push all the characters towards an intersection of fate and their choices for their individual life's purpose.

This show is beautiful, each actor is lovingly shot to the best angles and lighting not matter how many days they've been without bathing. The fights are choreographed so that each character's has a different style and no two fights are the same – difficult to achieve with as many fights scenes in the series!

What I loved about this drama: 1) Dae-gil is the lynchpin for the emotional punch of the series. I loved the character of Dae-gil – great fighter, fiercely loyal, savvy in what motivates people, the kind of guy you'd want to hang with. Dae-gil's story interweaves with all the key characters. The actor Jang Hyuk brought this crucial hard-edged character to life. 2) The political storyline was interesting. Yes there are lots of characters and it takes a while to sort it out, but the selfish power-hungry politicians play chess with all the characters you love (and hate). 3) Great villains - Hwang Chul-Woong (Lee Jong Hyuk) driven to hard core assassin by chess master Minister Lee (Kim Eung Soo). 4) Cutest kid ever, Crown Prince Seok-Kyeon (Kim Jin Woo). 5) Eop Bok's final stand was very satisfying.

What I did not love: 1) Mid-way the series took a dark turn that was recoverable, but the shock was significant. 2) Tough to keep the political story characters straight and politicians are never nice people. 3) Who lives and who dies? Even though I'd might have made some changes, the retribution and redemption choices the writers made, rang true for the characters. 4) More of an epilog on the final episode to wrap the series up with a bow, much is left to your imagination.

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