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  • Drama: The Legend
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday
  • Network: MBC
  • Duration: 1 hr. 5 min.
  • Rating: 15+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

Statistics

  • Score: 8.2 (scored by 1,236 users)
  • Ranked: #546
  • Popularity: #695
  • Members: 3,402
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Ratings: 8.2/10 from 1,236 users
# of Members: 3,402
Reviews: 7 users
Ranked #546
Popularity #695
Members 1,236

This drama portrays the life of the 19th king of Goguryeo, Hwanwoong, who was sent from the heavens to make the world a better place. He falls in love with Saeoh and gives her the joojak necklace; however, Kajin becomes jealous since Saeoh has given birth to Hwanwoong's son. She takes the baby and throws him off a cliff. Saeoh, thinking that her son had died, is overcome with grief and turnsinto the black joojak to destroy the world. Hwanwoong is the only one who could stop her. Afterwards, Hwanwoong returns to the Heavens and prophecizes that 2000 years later, the true Joo Shin king will come to Earth. With the help of the four gods, he will rebuild Joo Shin.

  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: Sep 11, 2007 - Dec 5, 2007
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday
  • Network: MBC
  • Duration: 1 hr. 5 min.
  • Score: 8.2 (scored by 1,236 users)
  • Ranked: #546
  • Popularity: #695
  • Rating: 15+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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Reviews

kamisamamama
13 people found this review helpful
Jan 4, 2013
Overall 10
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
This drama was epic! The timeline, characters, locations, sets, costumes, special effects, everything. Myth, legend and history rolled up into one awesome package. Clearly, this drama had a huge budget. The main thread of the story is to get the prehistoric mythology of the origins of Korea to line up in the end with the historical figure of Gwanggaeto the Great of Goguryeo. To do this requires much help from supernatural forces, most especially from the Four Gods from Heaven said to reanimate for the true Joo Shin King. Fine, just go along for the ride. If you want a big romantic payoff in the end and that’s the reason you’re watching, then you’ll most likely be disappointed. There will be no sullying the purity of historical figures, thank you very much. You’ll recognize many veteran actors, as well as newer faces (in 2007), so the performances were, of course, superb. The story had enough characters of all types to allow for lighter moments and comedy as well. The leader of the Hwacheon Clan was very entertaining to watch, nearly stealing every scene he was in. I believe this compelling drama is a must-see.

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haru7
15 people found this review helpful
Feb 12, 2012
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
what I have to say?? I really enjoy watching period drama and in this story there is the addition of fantasy and also adds mythical elements. I don't know why but I wasn't interested in the beginning. It didn't seem to me a remarkable story, only later I realized that I was beginning to like it. I hoped in more scenes of affection. I prefer romantic stories even so I was impressed by scenes of war, so I can't say that the romance is the central theme (who is looking for a love story in the past I suggest trying another drama). The music is not less than the story (composed by Joe Hisaishi) and some actors were really good in acting.
P.S. Sorry if there are errors, I'm not very good in English =)

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