It is based on Hong Gil Dong, the thief who stole from the rich and gave to the poor. I still have a special place for Kang Ji Hwan’s Hong Gil Dong so an entirely new take on the familiar story doesn’t exactly spout excitement. I remember taking a liking to Yoon Kyun Sang once before but even that ship has sailed.
Nevertheless, an underdog’s journey to become a hero is always a compelling tale to tell and even more intriguing back in the day when the lowest of the low had to fight great odds to overcome a wretched system. In this case, the noble thief is a formidable warrior who goes against the highest of the high to come face to face with the king. Update: okaaay fine… I admit, the latest batch of posters are kind of tempting.
Release Date: January 30, 2016 on MBC (english subs on Viki)
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