Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People (2017)

The Search for Battle (aka The Tale of The Bookworm) is centered around the original book whose main character is Hong Gil Dong, a hero of Rebel.
Recommended by namopanik
Both are epic sageuk dramas about the life of a historic/legendary hero from Joseon dynasty. If you loved Yoon Kyun Sang in SFD Rebel is the drama you need!
Recommended by Luna_
Both are centered around a legendary masked heroic thief, who fights the rich and helps the poor. They are driven by revenge and a distinct sense of justice. They also have exceptionally good fighting skills. Also both involve an interesting father/son relationship as well as romance (Rebel has better romance than Iljimae imo).

However, I'd dare to say that Iljimae is a lighter watch than Rebel. Latter is more complex and involves more characters.
Recommended by Luna_
Both are historical dramas that deal with a 2nd born son who tries to avenge and find his family. Both have a fun and strong (although in Princess Man stronger) love interest.
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Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People
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Alternative Titles

  • Native title:

    역적: 백성을 훔친 도적
  • Also Known as:

    Yeokjuk: Baeksungeul Hoomchin Dojuk; 역적 홍길동; Rebel Hong Gil Dong; Yeokjeok Honggildong; Traitor Hong Gil Dong;


  • Country:

    South Korea
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  • Aired:

    Jan 30, 2017 to May 9, 2017
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
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  • Duration:

    60 min.


  • Score:

    8.5 (scored by 348 users)
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