Iljimae Returns / 돌아온 일지매****½ (2009)
MBC Drama / 24 episodes
Genre: Historical Drama
Directors: Hwang In Roi (황인뢰), Kim Su Yeong (김수영)
Screenwriters: Do Yeong Myeong (도영명), Kim Kwang Shik (김광식)
Cast: Jeong Il Wu (정일우), Yun Jin Seo (윤진서), Kim Min Jong (김민종), Jeong Hye Yeong (정혜영), Yi Kye In (이계인), Pak Cheol Min (박철민), Yi Hyeon Wu (이현우), Park Geun Hyeong (박근형), Oh Yeong Su (오영수), Kang Nam Gil (강남길), Kim Yu Yeon (김유현), Park Chan Hwan (박찬환), Yun Yu Seon (윤유선), Yi Ho Jae (이호재), Hwang Jeong R (황정리), Kim Sang Hyeon (김상현), Sandara Park (박산다라), Harisu (하리수), Jeon Su Yeon (전수연), Seo Hye Weon (서혜원), Kwak Min Seok (곽민석), Jo Ha Jin (조하진), Seo Kang (서강), Jeong Hee Tae (정희태), Yi Ga Hyeon (이가현), Kim Bo Ra (김보라), Han Cheol Wu (한철우)
A newborn baby is abandoned to protect his father’s family honor as his mother is a servant. He is saved by Geol Chi, a beggar, named Iljimae and lately adopted by a Qing family. Once he is growned up, he goes to look after his father in Joseon but he is rejected one more time. He then starts to live an errant life when he meets Wol Hee, the love of his life. His life turns for the worst when she is wrongly executed in front of him. He then seeks revenge…
I really enjoyed this one. I didn’t like Wang Hweng Bo’s character though. It was really weird, the way he walks and all the weird noises he does made me uncomfortable more than anything else… but I have to admit it’s true physical performance from Park Cheol Min. I found the Monk really cool but my favorite was Geol Chi, no question asked! Mo Pal Mo, I can’t forget him!!! hehe I found this drama better that Iljimae. I really liked the fight scenes here. Plus there was a featuring of Infinity Of Sound.