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It is late 1598, shortly before the Battle of Noryang, the final confrontation of the Imjin War. The remnants of the Japanese invasion force are desperate to go home but are also driven by the personal motivation to beat their greatest adversary, Admiral Yi Sun Shin, once and for all. Self-serving Ming generals and Joseon officials also fear Yi's growing popularity and its impact on their personal base of power. These incidentally combining ambitions fan King Seon Jo's paranoia and make him eventually fear that Yi might come after his throne, and after a series of what he calls acts of high treason he decides to have Yi arrested. Yi, on the other hand, is determined to teach the Japanese a lesson for the atrocities they committed on the Korean people, and despite orders to remain quiet while the Japanese are to pull out without anymore bloodshed, he rallies his naval force and prepares for the upcoming battle. the battle commences and the Japanese are dealt a crippling blow, but Yi is fatally wounded by an arquebuse bullet. As he lays dying, the plot backtracks important stations of Yi's life, from his boyhood to his military career, his disgrace at the hands of his king and his reinstatement, back to the battle of Noryang, where he succumbs to his wound just as victory is declared. Edit Translation

  • English
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • dansk
  • Norsk
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 104
  • Aired: Sep 4, 2004 - Aug 28, 2005
  • Aired On: Saturday, Sunday
  • Original Network: KBS1
  • Duration: 1 hr. 5 min.
  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 71 users)
  • Ranked: #48809
  • Popularity: #12892
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Completed
Neruwind
2 people found this review helpful
May 29, 2019
104 of 104 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 9.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
Wow such a great show! The story is captivating, you learn about Korean history and your heart gets tugged. During the journey, you go through the ups and downs of Yi Soon Shin's life. The pace and development is just right. All the war scenes are action packed and very detailed. Even though this series is long, there isn't much filler. I watched this twice. Yes, all 104 episodes. Don't expect much romance since there isn't much time for that.

If you love historical dramas, you can't miss this one. This is one of my top favorites!
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Completed
Park Min
2 people found this review helpful
Oct 22, 2023
104 of 104 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 4.5
Story 4.5
Acting/Cast 5.5
Music 3.5
Rewatch Value 1.5

Not quite there...

It started off with a big war and lots of action. Ships, canons, battles and massacres, but that was only for the first 5-6 before dialing back the clock to the very beginning of the ML's childhood days and turning the drama into a massive snoozefest. That was a massive bait to hook the viewers in. It took 1 singular eternity before the drama managed to pick itself back up. The entire first half was the admiral backstory with little to no action. You don't get to see the admiral in action and you don't get to see what the drama promised until the second half which is way too delayed to stick around for. The production value is acceptable when taking into account that this was made 20 years ago. It's a bit scuffed but they had to work with what they had. It wouldn't matter much because that only shows with the action/battle scenes of which there were only a few (out of the 104 episodes). One of the most jarring things that is holding the drama back, aside from the aforementioned points, is its characters. A lot of characters got benched regularly regardless of their importance, relevance and prior investment. Making emotional scenes less impactful and key characters less memorable. Which also takes away from every climax and transition period. This is due to a combination of uneven pacing, long runtime, and frequent transitions. By the end, it seemed everyone was expendable, other than the male lead of course. On the other spectrum, the drama had a lot of anime-esque villain moments that I wish we had a lot less of.


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Details

  • Drama: Immortal Admiral Yi Sun Shin
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 104
  • Aired: Sep 4, 2004 - Aug 28, 2005
  • Aired On: Saturday, Sunday
  • Original Network: KBS1
  • Duration: 1 hr. 5 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 71 users)
  • Ranked: #48809
  • Popularity: #12892
  • Watchers: 431

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