Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People (2017)

Both involve bringing justice for the people, and involve a bit of romance. Personally, both of the weak points in both of these dramas are the romance.

The two dramas have different dynamics. Emperor: Owner of the Mask involves the people & the palace versus the Pyungsoo group. Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People involves the rebels and the palace.

Both place the focus onto the main character who develops into a true leader.
Recommended by ruby
One of the main characters in both dramas is King Yeon San Gun. He is considered the worst tyrant in Joseon Dynasty.
Recommended by Aeris
This is truly one of the greatest drama's on earth it would have been wonderful if they had 6 seasons like Game Of Thrones because as a HUGE! GOT Fan Nirvana and Fire Out Wits Out Smarts and all around Out Class Game Of Thrones in every way. Nirvana in Fire is up to par or I may even say far more superior than many high rated American Shows. I was stunned by the Brilliance of NiF in every way plots, screen writing, soundtrack, acting, cinematography etc the directors are extremely talented I would watch anything created by this Magnificent team.
Recommended by QueenCherry
Both give a similar feeling and main character development is kind of same.
Recommended by lattebean_
Both dramas are about unconventional heroes trying to save the people from a corrupted king, so many twists and turns, keep you guessing what will happen next.
Recommended by Rebeccaabena
The Search for Battle (aka The Tale of The Bookworm) is centered around the original book which 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.
Recommended by zuojenn
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;

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    30
  • Aired:

    Jan 30, 2017 to May 16, 2017
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
  • Network:

    MBC
  • Duration:

    60 min.

Statistics

  • Score:

    8.7 (scored by 913 users)
  • Ranked:

    #71
  • Popularity:

    #299