Warrior Baek Dong Su / 무사 백동수****½ (2011)
SBS Drama / 29 episodes
Genre: Historical Drama
Directors: Kim Hong Seon (김홍선), Yi Hyeon Jik (이현직), Yi Myeong Wu (이명우)
Screenwriter: Kweon Sun Gyu (권순규)
Cast: Ji Chang Uk (지창욱), Yu Seung Ho (유승호), Yun So Yi (윤소이), Shin Hyeon Bin (신현빈), Jeon Kwang Ryeol (전광렬), Choi Min Su (최민수), Yun Ji Min (윤지민), Park Jun Gyu (박준규), Park Weon Sang (박원상), Park Cheol Min (박철민), Oh Man Seok (오만석), Jeon Guk Hwan (전국환), Yi Weon Jong (이원종), Jeong Ho Bin (정호빈), An Seok Hwan (안석환), Kim Dong Gyun (김동균), Eom Hyo Seob (엄효섭), Kim Hee Jeong (김희정), Yi Kye In (이계인), Seong Ji Ru (성지루), Kim Da Hyeon (김다현), Kim Eung Su (김응수), Geum Dan Bi (금단비), Kang Sung (강성), Choi Jae Hwan (최재환), Yi Si Eon (이시언), Yeo Jin Gu (여진구), Pak Geon Tae (박건태)
Baek Dong Su is born a cripple but is raised to be a great warrior in History. Yu Weon is a very talented young boy. His martial skills developed early but he chooses the path of the assassin. Both their pathes cross as a bigger plot to assassin the Crown Prince Hong Do takes place…
This drama is very good. There are many dramas who take place at about the same period in History (8 Day Mystery Of Jeong Jo Assassination, Yi San, The Painter of the Wind, etc.). Baek Dong Su is a character who actually existed and was known as the best swordsman in Joseon. I love Choi Min Su and the young actors, Yeo Jin Gu and Pak Geon Tae are good too. Jin Ju’s side story and development was interesting as well. Jeon Kwang Ryeol and Secret Garden‘s Hyeon Bin, are they related??? The more I see this guy, and the more I feel like they are. There is some kind of resemblance, don’t you think? Anyways, I liked this drama a lot, very well produced.