The Duo (짝패) **** (2011)
MBC Drama / 32 episodes
Directors: Kim Geun Hong (김근홍), Im Tae Wu (임태우)
Screenwriter: Kim Wun Kyeong (김운경)
Cast: Cheon Jeong Myeong (천정명), Yi Sang Yun (이상윤), Han Ji Hye (한지혜), Seo Hyeon Jin (서현진), Yi Mun Shik (이문식), Jeong In Gi (정인기), Seo Yi Suk (서이숙), An Yeon Hong (안연홍), Jeong Kyung Ho (정경호), Yi Shin Seong (이신성), Kim Gi Bang (김기방), Jo Chang Geun (조창근), Kim Kyeong Jin (김경진), Choi Jong Hwan (최종환), Im Chae Weon (임채원), Yi Seol Ah (이설아), Kim Myeong Su (김명수), Jeong Han Heon (정한헌), Ra Mi Ran (라미란), Kang Shin Il (강신일), Baek Jong Hak (백종학), Im Hyeon Shik (임현식), Kweon Oh Jung (권오중), Yun Yu Seon (윤유선), Yun Yong Hyeon (윤용현), Kong Hyeong Jin (공형진), Kim Yong Hee (김용희), Kim Su Hyeon (김수현), Cha Do Jin (차도진), No Yeong Hak (노영학), Choi Wu Shik (최우식), Jin Se Yeon (진세연), Yi Seon Yeong (이선영), Pak Dae Weon (박대원), Choi Wu Hyeok (최우혁), Kim So Hyeon (김소현), Kim Jae Yeong (김재영), Kim Wu Seok (김우석), Baek Seong Heum (백성흠), Yun Hong Bin (윤홍빈), Min Jun Hyeon (민준현), Jeong Chan (정찬), Im Dae Ho (임대호), Yi Ji Su (이지수)
Cheon Deong is a righteous young man who lives among beggars with a ardent desire to elevate his mind. He seeks knowledge and end up learning how to read in spite of his situation. He lives roughly, completely oblivious that he is in fact the son of a nobleman whose wet nurse switched her son with his, afraid that he would die if not fed. Her baby becomes Gwi Dong, the son of Kim Jin Sa, powerful nobleman in the region. The irony is that the two become best friends and remain close, completely oblivious of the situation, Gwi Dong becoming a police officer and Cheon Deong becoming a Robin-Hood-like outlaw who helps the poor.
That was a good historical drama. Some characters are really funny. Good cast, a lot of famous faces here and good villain characters. Here the emphasis is really put on the opposition rich/poor or noble/beggar which leads to interesting opposition and debate between the characters. This drama was very enjoyable.