Chuno (2010)

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Chuno follows the story of Lee Dae Gil, a man of high birth whose family was ruined when Won Ki Yoon, a slave, burnt down his house and escaped with his sister, Un Nyun, who was in love with Dae Gil. Driven by his desire for revenge, he survived his harsh years on the street and made his name as a slave hunter, dedicated in his pursuit to find Un Nyun, his read morefirst and only love. Song Tae Ha is a General of the Army who became a slave after being falsely accused of a crime he did not commit, and finds himself on the run from Dae Gil's relentless pursuit. Both men become entangled in a love triangle with Un Nyun, who is no longer a runaway slave, but Kim Hye Won, a nobleman's daughter.

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    Pursuing Servants; Slave Hunters; The Slave Hunters

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Apr 7, 2011
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
So much badassery in this show it was amazing. First: Jang Hyuk and the way he played Dae Gil. I love that the lead character was constantly straddling the line between sanity and insanity; redemption and damnation; coldness and having feelings that ran so deep he must try in any way he could to kill them. Well Played Jang Hyuk! Second: The storyline was interesting and detailed. Along with the mix of read more drama and humor it kept me hooked to the very end. The cinematography, the pacing; the fact they were constantly on the move kept me moving right along with them. Third: The fight scenes were very cool. Usually I do not like a long drawn out fight scene but I found myself thinking a lot of other dramas could take a lesson from the director and the fight choreographers of this show. Well Done! Watch this if you are hesitating!
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Oct 30, 2011
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
Story: What is fated love? This drama explores this well with an excellent backdrop of history and action. There is never a boring scene in this drama. The fighting scenes are phenomenal and they are actually my favourites - they are not too complicated or fancy like the chinese kungfu series but energetic and very real, hence the beauty of them. I like it that the writer had choosen to depict a read more romance story amidst a time of turmoil in Korean history when there were struggles between slaves and aristrocats while being under the rule of a weak king. I like it that the story did not overly dwell in the political scenarios but used the political scenarios as a backdrop to what is to be a "dramatic" love story.

Acting/Cast: What can I say? I fell in love with Jang Hyuk through this drama. He bears the mark of a true actor in his role as the angst-revenge driven Dae Gil. His was a very challenging character and he pulled it off PERFECTLY! He spoke with his eyes, his expressions and his intonations had thoroughly pulled me into his world of slave hunters and his misery of loving and yet being unable to love. Oh Ji Hoo as Tae Ha (righteous, dutiful, loyal) and Lee Dae Hae as Hye Won (meek, fearful and a woman with a secret) were also perfect choices. Even the dudes who acted as slave hunters, mountain brigands, slave rebels and evil ministers were wonderful in their roles. I seriously could not find any fault in the acting and cast of this drama.

Music: I absolutely love the OSTs in this drama. I listen to them frequently in my walkman. I think this in itself tells you how wonderful I think of them. What I absolutely love was how each OSTs are perfectly coordinated with the scenes and feelings in the drama. Whenever I listen to the OSTs, they reminded me of the drama and the unforgettable scenes in the drama.

Rewatch value: I had rewatched parts of this drama twice. I am not a fan of rewatching dramas as I am a very time poor person but for this drama, I actually rewatched a number of parts that I absolutely love. I must admit that I had never rewatched any dramas entirely, not because they are not worth rewatching (how I wish I have the time and luxury to rewatch dramas!).

Overall: This is my advice to you who had not watched this drama..... go and get a bag of chips or popcorn, a box of tissue and maybe a pillow (because it is quite addictive and you might just decide to skip sleep to finish this drama in one go) and just WATCH THIS DRAMA. You'll never regret it! :)
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They both deal with the same subject matter of maids and Oh Ji Ho is in both :D
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Both are wuxia/ about martial arts heroes set during a historical period. Both have great martial arts, great actors, great productions but plot points that are dragged on to frustrating levels that make them not worth watching imo. You might keep watching anyway if youve started them already due to their good points I mentioned and their addictive natures so its better you dont start them in the first place
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    LPA Feb 8, 2017 - edited

    I just finished rewatching this for the second time. Chuno (Slave Hunter) is an Excellent drama. Really good actors. Good storyline and great background music. Great cinematography. The ending was not perfect, but it was acceptable and believable for the situation. This drama is really worth watching. I gave it a 10. Lead actors were amazing. I don't understand the fairly low rating though since nearly every review and rating I've seen so far has been so high.

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      Jaylan Mar 13, 2017
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    naccu Oct 16, 2016

    Saw the trailer, now I decided to give this drama a try! Let's see how it goes!

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    Mighty_Brosia Sep 20, 2016
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    Mighty_Brosia Sep 15, 2016

    wow! just wow! now that's what you called fighting scene! Im in episode 4 and I enjoyed this epic drama.. That awesome stunts with that awesome song. I keep replying those scenes. I love Dae Gil so much.. A badass character and beautiful cinematography. Im so glad I tried this one.. :)

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    Lavendova Jul 31, 2016 - edited
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    MoAndra Jun 17, 2016

    I honestly don't know what to do
    I watched the first episode but it didn't really get to me. I also got some spoilers, and like some HUGE SPOILERS (the end). Now all i do is listen to the opening for hours already, it's just so epic!! What should I do guys? Should I still watch it?
    Oh I also love Jang Hyuk

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    GrounddZerro May 7, 2016

    One of the best historical dramas till date

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    Ettie May 2, 2016 - edited

    I miss WITH S2 They were perfect.

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    hugedramafan Feb 6, 2016

    the reason why i fell in love with k drama

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    irish Nov 22, 2015

    favourite characters min cho bok yi, seol hwa. best performance by Ha Si-eun as Lee Sun Young, the woman with cerebal palsy. Yes, an obvious choice to make. But i think it was an extrordinary performance. 2 questions. (1) what happened to eop bok. (2) when the guards or whatever had hye won's picture in front of the,. Even if she had some kind of disease, it was plaom that it was her. it would have been better if she had worn something to hide her face.

    overall, a terrific drama.

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    Marooya Nov 5, 2015 - edited

    One of the best endings ever made in a K drama

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    akisame Jul 7, 2015 - edited

    I'm ruined.

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      kreps Oct 23, 2015

      ^^ Why? No. Don't hurt yourself!

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    Wyhern May 11, 2015 - edited

    This show was promising until halfway. Then it deteriorated drastically. 8.1 rating is overrated for this show. Retarded progress, especially on romance part. Some big faults in execution as well. Stay away unless you want to torture yourselves.

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      Yamato1001 Jul 1, 2016 - edited

      Excellent summary!
      This k-drama has one of the worst/most stupid endings ever.

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      usagi Oct 24, 2016 - edited

      Dangit. Please tell me she doesn't end up with Song Tae Ha. Their scenes are so intensely boring I want to bang my head on the wall. STH is only barely saved by his nice martial arts moves and eye-pleasing profile, but instead of even appearing noble he just seems like a boring idiot who would've achieved his goal straightaway if he hadn't selfishly lied and dragged his crush into his own journey. So far by ep 9 I don't care much about the characters except for Dae Gil and his bros...the writers seem to not care about giving anyone much of an arc when the story has so many I going to continue to be disappointed?? Can't believe ppl are saying this is the best sageuk to date...really?!!! Please tell me the characters become more three-dimensional than they are right now...

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      Wyhern Oct 25, 2016
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      usagi Oct 25, 2016 - edited

      T_T Wahhh. Thanks for the heads up. All the glowing reviews had me thinking this would be amazing, like some Jumong-esque classic or badass fusion like Iljimae or something...I was gonna stick it out but your comment and then one buried review (wonhwa, who expertly described how I was feeling about the story halfway through) made me wonder if I might just waste another 15 hrs being disappointed/pissed. So sad, because the story could've been great, and Jang Hyuk was carrying his role with his usual chops. Sad that half his dramas have bad scripts and terrible romances/female characters.

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    Beeshooo Apr 10, 2015 - edited

    Can anyone help me to download this drama

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    Lavendova Feb 28, 2015

    I watched this 2 or 3 years ago, twice... And I cry in every episode... this was my first drama and one of my favourite...


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    South Korea
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    Jan 6, 2010 to Mar 25, 2010
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.


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    8.2 (scored by 1,931 users)
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