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  • Drama: Jumong
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 81
  • Aired: May 15, 2006 - Mar 6, 2007
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday
  • Network: MBC
  • Duration: 1 hr. 20 min.
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 8.5 (scored by 1,812 users)
  • Ranked: #281
  • Popularity: #630
  • Watchers: 4,430

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Ratings: 8.5/10 from 1,812 users
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Jumong was the founder of Goguryeo in 37 BC. He was the son of General Hae Mo Su and Lady Yoo Hwa and was raised by King Geum Wa, who took him and his mother in when Hae Mo Su was believed to have been killed in an ambush by the Han Dynasty. So Seo No was a merchant's daughter who helped Jumong in realizing his dream to build a new country, and later became his second wife.

  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 81
  • Aired: May 15, 2006 - Mar 6, 2007
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday
  • Network: MBC
  • Duration: 1 hr. 20 min.
  • Score: 8.5 (scored by 1,812 users)
  • Ranked: #281
  • Popularity: #630
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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wonhwa
34 people found this review helpful
Mar 23, 2014
81 of 81 episodes seen
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
Jumong was my gateway drama. Someone might as well have handed me 81 packets of heroin and said “Go for it!”. Epic in all the best ways, it steals shamelessly from adventures stories ranging from the Odyssey to The Three Kingdoms to Robin Hood, traversing decades of time and miles of gorgeous mountain scenery as it crams in battles, family strife, romance, betrayal and the occasional heavenly portent. It has a sweeping, old-school Hollywood feel, but with modern touches that include a smart, independent heroine and a transgender character who actually gets to have an adorable romantic relationship with the most unlikely of partners.

The plot lines may hardly be original, but the complexity of the main characters gives the old stories a freshness and power they would otherwise lack. Song Il Guk does a fine job as the young prince destined to found an empire, but my favorite actors (and characters) were Hu Joon Ho as the grizzled veteran Haemosu and Jun Kwang Ryul as the tormented king Kumwa. Hu exudes presence every moment he’s onscreen, and Jun’s portrayal of the king’s increasingly conflicted and destructive loyalties is devastating. The show also uses its length to draw us so completely into its web of relationships that many of its most powerful scenes are not the giant battles but the quiet moments where a truth is revealed or a lie is told or a heart is broken.

Does everything work? No. The plot meanders in the final third, with wild goose chases down narrative lines that seem designed to kill time rather than actually deliver meaningful revelations. I could have lived without the saccharine pop ballad love songs on endless repeat and you could get rip-roaring drunk in no time if you took a shot whenever someone stages an ambush, falls off a cliff, discusses an evil plan around an ornate wooden table or survives getting shot by multiple arrows. However, if you’re looking for ridiculously immersive popular entertainment and don’t mind sleep deprivation, you’re in for a hell of a ride. Just be careful – this whole drama thing can get addictive . . . .

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helkwo
14 people found this review helpful
Jan 13, 2014
81 of 81 episodes seen
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
This is an amazingly epic drama. I first watched this drama while it was on air and I loved it then but watching it again years later made me appreciate it more. Don't let 81 episodes discourage you from watching this wonderful saguek. I was thoroughly entertained by each and every one of those episodes. The story is fantastic, the writing, directing and acting is done so well. This drama really grabbed me from the first episode and then it took me along on a journey like I've ever experienced with any other drama. This is now my all time favourite drama.
I would highly recommend this drama to anyone who can appreciate a great story with action, romance, bromance and a great cause to fight for.

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