The Great Merchant

The Great Merchant (2010)

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Ratings: 7.3/10 from 133 users
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This drama depicts the life of Kim Man Deok, a woman born on Jeju Island who transcended her lowly status as a gisaeng as well as the restraints of her birthplace, considered at the time to be a remote place of exile, to become a successful female merchant in the Joseon Era. She later became a famous model of virtue and nobility when she donated all her assets to aid the residents read moreof Jeju during a famine, saving countless lives.


  • Native title:

    거상 김만덕
  • Also Known as:

    Geosang Kim Man Deok; Merchant Kim Man Deok; Colossus Kim Man Deok; The Great Merchant

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Dec 7, 2012
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
Good drama, but was lacking in almost everything. I did enjoy it tho and story was good. The acting was not anything worth while but was fair enough. i enjoyed watching the main lead and her will to fight on and prosper. The directors could have done more than saved the show, they could have made it a number 1. I hope they try again for i really enjoyed the story
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Jun 3, 2014
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
This is an excellent drama about the life of Kim Man Doek. She is a phenomenal and caring woman who help those in need.
The 30 episode drama series had its dull moments, but it did not spoil its essence.
I really enjoyed the storyline and the acting. A few of the characters were over the top especially the brother and sister team. Her voice was annoying, but bearable.
The music was read more fair. There was one song I wanted to add to my kdrama ost list on YouTube , but I couldn't find it. It was one of the best song for the drama.
This drama is not big on romance. That's a good thing. Like most Korean dramas I watched there was always two men competing for the lead actress heart. This time it was three, even though, the third one was overlook too many times. I am please to say that he will eventually be in heart because he is already apart of her soul.
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    sakurahimesama Feb 15, 2014

    This drama was awesome! Kim Man Deok-nim was really an amazing person, i totally recommend this drama , it's a bit slow at first but don't let that stop you, you would surely regret it <3

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    Lorell Jan 21, 2014 has it :)


  • Country:

    South Korea
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  • Aired:

    Mar 6, 2010 to Jun 13, 2010
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  • Duration:

    55 min.


  • Score:

    7.3 (scored by 133 users)
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