Road Number One

Road Number One (2010)

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Ratings: 7.9/10 from 366 users
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Based on the events occurring around "Route 1", which lies between Seoul and Pyongyang. The story about Officer Lee Jang Woo who finds himself in a war that he is not prepared for in order to protect Soo Yeon, the woman he has known and loved since youth. However, he is able to put it past him and he displays extraordinary survival skills, friendship, cooperation and ideology under brutal war conditions. Soo read moreYeon awaits Jang Woo's return, but eventually gets engaged to Tae Ho. When Jang Woo returns alive, however, Tae Ho discovers Jang Woo and Soo Yeon's unbreakable bond and feels betrayed.

  • Native title:

    로드 넘버원
  • Also Known as:

    Road No. 1 ; Road Number 1

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Nov 19, 2013
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
My rating criteria for dramas is based on how much emotion they give me and this drama certainly shook me quite a bit.This was the very first serious war fiction that I ever watched in my life as I always kept well away from them owing to the large amount of suffering involved. However, I was well awarded for braving through this very harsh and realistic portrait of the Korean War of read more 1950 as I was left with images that I will most certainly not forget.

I was sorry to find out that this drama has not had high ratings in Korea and has not been viewed by many viewers outside Korea either. Although I can understand the basic reason of not wanting to watch people suffering I can say that it is a real pity not to appreciate all the effort that obviously went into the production, filming and acting of this drama. I think this is the best acting I have seen of So Ji Sub so far (and I have seen most of his well-known dramas) and especially in the last episodes he gave a performance that would have been higly worth an Oscar award if he had been in the US. But I also have to mention the other two main actors and in particular Yoon Kye Sang who played an incredible character who was strong and very generous.

So to summarize this drama focuses mostly on what friendship, comradeship and patriotism are all about but it also describes a very intense love story. I highly recommend the viewers to have a strong stomach and go through all the hardships that these poor soldiers went through and in the will feel higly rewarded like I did!
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Jan 9, 2014
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
One of the most underrated drama's i've watched. I was looking for a (good) war drama after I watched a war movie and I found Road Number One. And one of my fav actors (So Ji Sub) was in it so I decided to give it a try...

Story 10
You can read the Synophis :), I'm just a sucker at unreachable love stories and this is one of them.

Acting/Cast 10 read more I found the cast very suiting and especially So Ji Sub and Yoon Kye Sang stood out the most. Everyone's favourite is I'm sorry I love you with So Ji Sub but mine is Road Number One, his acting was superb fear, laughter, love, joy, cold, warm, friendly, hostile even insane and crazy he had too act all of these emotions in this drama and he did it in perfection!

Music 10
The music in the drama is touching when it needs to, gripping when it needs to, romantic when it needs to and so much more. The soundtrack of this drama shows its a 5 star drama, I occasionally rewatch parts of the drama back from time to time just to listen to the soundtrack (because part of the soundtrack is untraceable at youtube :()

Rewatch Value 6
I wouldn't re watch the whole drama again just because of the fact that its too gripping and emotional. People die or loose parts of their body's. I would re watching it with someone else so I wouldn't look weak because I cried like a baby the first time :)

Overall 10
Really watch this drama if you're like a good love story, or a drama about brotherhood, the cruelness of a war that never ended in Korea. This drama really shows why should never have wars and it was stated as one of the most warm wars before the cold war.
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They are both about the korean war. And therefore the time of the story is the same.(1950-1953)
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    mei-255 May 28, 2017

    Wow - this is not what I expected.. This was such a brilliant drama! I'm left quite speechless after that last episode. I won't lie, though. I didn't enjoy the love story in this at all. I found it overly exaggerated and ridiculous. But I really liked the guys in the second company and the friendships that formed. :')

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    Akaisora Apr 24, 2017

    Completed this just now. Awesome drama, awesome actors. Even started to love 2nd lead toward the end. :D (Those 2 comments below... you'll know how I felt about him before lol.)

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    Akaisora Apr 21, 2017

    Aaaaaaaaand episode 13 now... I'm despising 2nd lead dude more and more. I actually thought at one point that he was sympathetic and his character was turning better... but it turns out that he's even MORE selfish, self-righteous, nauseating character than I thought before. o.O Didn't think I could hate him anymore, but here we go lol... xD

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    Akaisora Apr 18, 2017

    I'm at episode 8 and otherwise I am really, really loving this drama, but...
    and this has a chance to be a SPOILER:

    No chance for 2nd lead syndrome here... the dude is a selfish idiot. I mean, seriously; sacrificing the lives of the men you command because of a personal grudge?? Really dude?? I am so annoyed at his character. The actor is awesome though.

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    Syranus Apr 25, 2016 - edited

    I super like war dramas since Comrades but I don't think I'd watch this because it's actually a love story on a war. I don't like to mix romance in war dramas, action or any of the like.

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    Grace lander Apr 23, 2015 - edited

    Enjoyed the series and definitely would recommend it to people who like to watch War movie. The entire cast did a terrific job in their roles.

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    Intimation Oct 25, 2014 - edited

    Watching episode 1 - I'm already really into this drama. I have a feeling it's going to be like Pearl Harbor

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    DBSK Dec 7, 2013

    I'm on the third episode and loving it so far. Despite not being a fan of war/action dramas, this is actually really interesting and easy to follow.

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    bluemoon_onna Oct 29, 2013 - edited

    waaaah... I want to watch this but I don't like war genre. sorry my Ji Sub. *sob* :(


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    South Korea
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  • Aired:

    Jun 23, 2010 to Aug 26, 2010
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.


  • Score:

    7.9 (scored by 366 users)
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