Stay tuned. =) This is KBS World's new encore drama replacing Formidable Rivals. =)

I'm watching it now...=) Still at episode 3 though. I love Hyun Bin's character here. Jiho and Jun Yung are so cute.

For the mean time, here are some quotes from the show.

"Stop saying the word "what". Once you say that, the mind goes blank. You should ask "why". " =D

"A new relationship can start only after the old one has been settled well." - Ju Jun Young



I just finished watching Chuno/The Slave Hunters ---- not really because the link was DEAD! Of all the episodes why does it have to be the last! I'm so sad. =( Talking about being so anti-climactic. Sigh.

EDIT: I already bought a DVD of this drama! Hurrah! =) I watched it all over again! I will edit this entry as soon as I'm finished watching it. Round 2. =D

Chuno is a drama about slavery, love and betrayal. Daegil comes from a noble family and is in love of their family slave, Hyewon/Eunyeon. His life was ruined when Hyewon's brother set their house ablaze and left him there to die but he survived. He became a slave hunter together with General Choi and Wang Son ( I love the "Daegil" family!) in the hopes of finding Eunyeon. Ohh Daegil's undying love for Eunyeon. Jang Hyuk was really great in this drama. I'm so glad he won the Daesang (grand prize) in the 2010 KBS Drama Awards. I guess he also won in the 2010 Seoul Drama Awards. I really felt his pain searching Eunyeon for 10 years and what made it so unbearable was he found out that she married the man he was supposed to catch/kill. I can also feel his........CHOCO ABS. =D

Episode 21 (at the feast):
Daegil to Gen. Choi: "Not being able to see her was driving me crazy but now seeing her everyday (esp. with Song Tae Ha), it's just killing me." =(

Lee Daegil

Song Taeha is a former military commander and spent 8 years serving the crown prince in China after Joseon lost the war in the Qing dynasty. He was falsely accused of appropriating state crops and was sentenced to slavery.  He married Hyewon in the end which I disapprove of because I wanted Oh Jiho all by myself. Bwahahahah!

Song Taeha

Hyewon/Eunyeon is a house slave of Daegil's family. After the incident, she and her brother lived as nobles and acquired a new name, Kim Hyewon. I didn't like how Lee Dahae portrayed her role in this drama. For starters, she's too beautiful to be a slave and even for a noblewoman her face doesn't suit her because she's too beautiful.

The sole reason why I watched this drama is because of Lee Jong Hyuk. =D As you have read in my previous entry, I became his fangirl after watching Formidable Rivals. =D I'm so glad I was able to watch because THIS DRAMA IS AWESOME! Lee Jong Hyuk plays Hwang Chul Woong. He was Taeha's colleague when both of them were still on the same side. He was enslaved by his ambition and the desire to beat Song Taeha. He became a cold hearted assassin.

Hwang Chul Woong

General Choi, Wang Son and Seol Hwa really gives this drama hilarity amidst of all the betrayal and slavery that has been going on in the drama. I thought General Choi and Wang Son died but they didn't. After that episode (where they were supposed to die), any comedic attempts by other characters didn't have an effect on me. A couple of episodes had pass they re-appeared and I was so happy watching the four (Daegil, Choi, Wang Son and Seolhwa) of them again with Seol Hwa and Wang Son going at with each other's throats.

Wang Son: Cook and laundry man of the group. =D
General Choi and Daegil

Seol Hwa with her dance troupe with Wang Son as her customer

Favorite parts of the drama:

  • Awesome scene where Chul Woong, Daegil, General Choi and Tae Ha were fighting in episode 6. Hyewon had to cut it off. Grrr. Just watch the episode. Hahah!
  • I forgot what episode was this but I really cracked up when Cheon Jiho (slave hunter) tried to catch that bamboo thrown by Chul Woong and didn't catch it. LOL. I repeated it around 5 times. =)))
  • Scenes of the "Daegil" family. ♥
I love this scene. Daegil rescuing Seolhwa from her dance troupe (she ran away before) posing as a customer.
  • In a crammed shack, a very heart-warming scene among slaves in episode 20 wherein they talked about what they were going to do after they successfully carry out a rebellion against those who oppressed them and finally achieved to live as a free person. They were like children talking about their dreams and ambitions. There is indeed nothing worse than slavery. How did such thing existed in the ancient times? Unfortunately, they were tricked by a man sent by the evil Minister Lee. =( I feel so sorry for them.
  • Actually I love all the fight sequences in this drama. I LOVE THE DRAMA ITSELF. Hahaha.
  • I really loved the scenes where Daegil and Taeha were tag teams towards the last part of the series. =)
Daegil and Taeha fighting Hwang Chul Woong's troops

Smiling at each other after they kicked the butts of Hwang Chul Woong and his men

EDIT #2: I finally watched the last episode. I was left speechless. JANG HYUK's acting was just AMAZING. He really deserved all those Daesang awards last year. Lee Jong Hyuk was an AMAZING antagonist too. Ironic as it sounds I love the way the drama ended. Almost all the characters had closure. When I think about Chuno/The Slave Hunters, there is only one name that first pops out of my mind and that is LEE DAEGIL. Daegil deserved the "epic hero" ending. He gave up his life saving his only beloved, Eunyeon, and telling her to live with happiness with Song Taeha (super duper ouch!). I really cried watching the scene of Seolhwa and Daegil in the last part where Daegil was dying. I was really a Daegil/Seolhwa shipper at first but realized no one can replace Eunyeon in Daegil's heart. Daegil's treatment to Seolhwa was like a little sister. This line from Daegil made me cry even more.

Daegil (dying): "Seolhwa, I'm sorry. Darkness surrounded me, that's why I couldn't see your heart was beating for me."

Daegil died in the arms of Seolhwa. *sob sob sob* =(

Currently, Chuno is my most favorite drama and it is one of the best indeed. I will never get tired watching this drama over and over again.

Quote from the drama:

"A life of simplicity is a wise man's greatest virtue." - Lee Daegil

"You know what last resorts are? Something you never use as last resort because when things go astray, there's never going to be a way out." - Lee Daegil 

"It doesn't take a crown to change the world." - Song Taeha
The OST is still in my head. ♪♫ gaseumeul dein geotcheoreom  nunmure paein geotcheoreom jiwojiji annneun sangcheodeuri goeropda ♫♪



This was KBS World's latest encore drama and I just finished watching it. I am not so much of a critic that's why I was all praise after watching this drama. The whole plot was about two bodyguards, Yu Gwan Pil (Lee Jong Hyuk) and Cha Young Jin (Chae Rim), who were rivals when they were still training and constantly competing to beat one another. Little did they know fate was playing along with them and the two were assigned as partners to guard the president's rebellious son, Kang Suho. Yu Gwan Pil and Kang Suho (Lee Jin Wook) had an unfortunate past. It made me very curious as the drama progresses and it is one of the reasons why I was so eager to watch.

Young Jin
Ggot Nim and Suho
It was an interesting twist that Gwan Pil's daughter, Ggot Nim, was really Suho's. How did that happen? Watch the drama now! And spazz with me. Hahaha!

There were lots of moral lessons in this drama too.

  • It teaches us to accept the person you love. No matter what happens when all else fails, you will and always go back to the arms of your family. Young Jin was ashamed of her dad's profession as a dancer (dance sport) because in Korea dancers aren't really socially accepted. 
  • Holding your feelings back doesn't make you strong, it makes you weaker because when you let them out you don't have the courage to face it. It doesn't hurt to let it out sometimes. Gwan Pil is an uptight man. He is scared to let everybody know who the true Gwan Pil is. In the end, Young Jin was able to break that wall and that made me cry. Hahaha! 
  • No matter what storm that comes into our life, never give up. 
  • Trust the person you love.
  • Perseverance. Suho was sick of all those bad reports about him. He asked Young Jin's dad to teach him how to dance. He wanted to show his family that he can do something and make them proud. He also wanted to prove to Young Jin that he was serious about her.
This drama made me cry a lot. Even if the scene was so happy like for instance when they were at the beach. It made me cry because at last Gwan Pil and Suho sort out their misunderstanding and happily enjoyed each others' company. Ggot Nim was so happy to be with the three of them (Gwan Pil, Suho and Young Jin). It was such a happy scene. =) Scenes with Young Jin and her family was touching too.

The ending was open-ended though. It was a bit disappointing. I just want to leave it as is in the drama but if you'd ask me, I wanted Young Jin to end up with Gwan Pil. Hahaha!

Lee Jong Hyuk (Gwan Pil) was born to wear a suit. Soo hot. Yeah, I'm his biggest fan right now! I just love him in this drama. =D

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My fave quotes from the drama:

  • "The turning point comes when people GIVE UP, not when they fail." - 
  • ‎"It is not real trust if you have to see to believe." - Yu Gwan Pil
  • ‎"Whether you are at the top or bottom, a person who really cares about you won't care about those things." -Yu Gwan Pil



Dramas about father-son and father-daughter relationships really interests me. It's like I feed off these dramas to fill the lost love from my father. My next entry is about a single dad doing his best to raise his only son by working as a pest exterminator by day and as a boxer at night. Guess who the single dad is? 

It's the oh so hot OH JIHO! =D Moving on..

Pungho and Kang San
Soyi (Kang Sung Yun), ex-lover of Pungho (Oh Jiho), left her family to pursue her career as a world renowned  pianist leaving Pungho with so much hatred to her. Pungho strives to make a living to support Kang San. Pungho met a medical student named Hari (Heo Yi Jae) who was in need of a test subject for their project in medical school. Pungho agreed to do the test with charge. Since that day both of them have developed a friendship. Hari most of the time claims that Pungho was head over heels with her and that leaves Pungho so annoyed with Hari. Hari and Kang San have also met and have been close ever since. Hari was like a mother to Kang San. She visits San at home and brings them lots of food. Sometimes Hari picks up San just to hang out. 

Dr. Jeon Gisuk, Hari's father, came back to Korea with his soon-to-be-fiancé........Pungho's ex-lover, Soyi! Yeah, I was also shock when I knew about it. Small world huh. Soyi was Hari's piano teacher. Hari's father was a bit old. =D Well, as they say age doesn't matter. Pungho liked Hari too. Hari called him ahjussi. 

Sadly, Kang San was diagnosed with brain cancer. To cover San's medical fees, Pungho decided to accept a boxing match that involves a famous boxer. Fortunately, he won but after the match he felt a very painful migraine. Dr. Jeon was San's doctor and did San's brain surgery succesfully. He was hesitant at first because he already knew the connection between Soyi and Pungho because he has hired a detective to find Soyi's son, Kang San. 

One of San's wishes was to go to a beach after his brain surgery. Pungho's trainer, Sang Tae, Chilgu, Hari, Pungho and San all went to the beach. Pungho also confessed that he likes Hari and kissed her.

Fast forward, all the secrets were out. Soyi, Hari, Dr. Jeon and Pungho knew that their life stories were related. Soyi tried to help Pungho with San's medical fees but refused it because of his hatred to her. Soyi decided to end the engagement with Dr. Jeon saying it is for the better. Hari was deeply hurt when she knew about Soyi and Pungho's past. Pungho also discovered that he has brain cancer and asked Dr. Jeon to perform his surgery. Before agreeing to proceed with the surgery, Pungho made sure that Kang San was doing well already. Kang San has been seeing his birth mother (with Pungho's approval) and started a fresh relationship with her.

How's that for a family pic? Haha!

The ending was a bit hanging and it pissed me off. =D It looked like Pungho died. Before the surgery, Pungho and Hari went to a beach and filmed a sort of "boxing training" video for Kang San because they didn't tell San that Pungho was off too surgery. So they made a training video for San to believe that Pungho was just away for training. The ending was a scene with Pungho in the operating room. The next scene was San watching Pungho's training video with a big smile on his face. I was confused. Hahaha!

EDIT: I forgot! I love Shindong's (Super Junior) acting performance in this drama. He should do more comedy dramas. :)

What do you think happened to Pungho? Tell me your own interpretation of this drama's ending. Just post your 2 cents in the comments section. =)

Thank you for reading!



Broadcast: Year 2008
Network: KBS

The story revolves around Haseon the daughter of Nayoung. Nayoung (Eugene Kim) and Sungmin (Yoon Sang Hyun)  had a hard time conceiving a child because Sungmin had fertility problems. As soon as Sungmin's friends, Soo Hyun (Jo Hyun Jae), Kwang Hee (Jae Hee) and Kyung Tae (Shin Sung Rok), knew about it, they decided to help through sperm donation. Sadly, Sungmin died in an accident leaving Nayoung with her unborn child at the moment. The three friends of Sungmin, feeling sorry for what happened, decided to help Nayoung raise her child.

The 3 Dads: Kyung Tae, Kwang Hee & Soo Hyun
When Nayoung gave birth to Haseon, the three men were always there for her.  The three men suggested to Nayoung to live with them since it would be hard for her to go to work with Haseon who still needs to be taken care of. While Nayoung goes to work, the three men takes care of Haseon. Kwang Hee is an artist who works at home spends the most time with Haseon. Soo Hyun takes care of their finances since he is a corporate worker. He takes care of  buying the things Haseon needs and pretty much all the expenses at home. Kyung Tae is a policeman and pretty much acts like a husband to Nayoung.

Fast forward, Haseon was Sungmin's birth daughter. Soo Hyun, Kwang Hee and Kyung Tae liked Nayoung but was scared to tell her because all three of them still didn't know who the father was. They didn't want to break the guy that time! Haha! As soon as they knew that neither the three of them was the father of Haseon,  they couldn't wait to tell Nayoung that each of them liked her. This was evident in the last episode of the series when the three of them raced to Nayoung in the end.

Screen caps from the show: Credits in the CREDITS page in this blog
Credits of this screen caps are in the CREDITS page of this blog.

This drama is one of my favorites. I grew up without a father and this drama made me jealous of Haseon because she has four dads who took care and loved her! Though the real one was already dead but still she's very lucky.

What I love about this drama is that it is not one of those common dramas with love triangles. Though they confessed at the end that they liked Nayoung but still the story was evident that it REALLY REVOLVED AROUND HASEON.

You guys should watch this! Join the 3 Dads and 1 Mom through their journey in taking care of Haseon. =)

Hope you had fun reading this. Please feel free to post comments.

Thank you. =)