The Joseon version of a Chaser about a medical practitioner who struggles to save his daughter from a terminal illness while being caught up in a plot to poison King Injong.
Royal Physician Choi Won, who works for the royal family, becomes involved with the plot to poison King Injong and is now a fugitive. He tries to save his daughter, Choi Rang, who has an incurable disease. Choi Won has raised his daughter alone since his wife passed away. Hong Da In is the nurse who’s in love with him.
Meanwhile, Lee Jung Hwan is the Euigeumbu detective who’s the one to capture him and he gets help from bandit’s daughter, So Baek, while he is a fugitive. Crown Prince Lee Ho is the suspicious crown prince who ends up thinking he was betrayed by the one person he trusted in the world.
- Native Title: 천명
- Also Known As: Mandate of Heaven , Cheonmyung , The Fugitive of Joseon , Heaven’s Will , Heaven's Will: The Fugitive of Joseon , 천명: 조선판 도망자 이야기 , Cheonmyeong : Joseonpan Domangja Iyagi
- Screenwriters: Yoon Soo Jung
- Directors: Jun Woo Sung
- Genres: Thriller, Historical, Medical, Political
Cast & Credits
As I said, the cast was excellent. I couldn't catch a fail on their acting... It was all credible and well-done.
As for the characters... Won was really funny at the beginning and I think the drama could have been better if they added more of it at the middle of the drama. Da In was that kind of non-salt character, I didn't really like her. It was nice when she played the hate-love relationship with him but after that it was bad, she was too much of a strict/noble woman.. they had no chemistry at all, unfortunately.
However, the second main couple compensated it a lot. You can't help but fall for them.. and if you do, you'll suffer a lot. The drama scriptwriter was playing with us, I found myself holding my fists just with the thought that one of them could die. ~~~
The romance between Baek and Kkeok was also nice but very subtle for my taste.
The king and the princes were also amazing... if I was a commoner then I'd want to have fair kings like those.
The only thing that I disliked was the plot. I found it very repetitive. What on the beginning started to interest us made the drama a bit boring on the middle. The matter took a long time to be settle... I feel that the drama could have been shorter instead of wavering around the same thing over and over again.
However, this is a drama that I suggest. I started watching it yesterday and finished today because it was really good :) And it's different from others as well ^^
Song Ji Hyo (Da In) pale in comparison! I think everyone who watched cared more about their relationship and that's simply because of chemistry. Sung Woong as Do Moon simply stood out to me throughout the drama as Da In's father's henchman. You wanted to hate him but simply couldn't help but love him and his beautiful (and real) mane of glory! I will remember his name for now on.
Overall, if you like the genre, it really is an easy drama to watch. Sure, the usual machinations of the royals and nobles but get past that, there are so many funny and fun moments to see and characters to fall in love with!!