Saturday, May 5, 2007

Ballad of Suh Dong

Ballad of Suh Dong (2005-2006)
Korean Drama

Jo Hyun Jae - Suh Dong
Lee Bo Young - Princess Sun-hwa
Ryu Jin - Sa Taek Gi Ru/Kim Do Ham
Koo Hye Sun - Eun Jin
Han In Soo - Hae Do Joo

Genre: Period Drama

Episodes: 55

Playlist Currently Uploading PRIVATELY as of May 5, 2007 (cr)

Summary: The protagonist is Sodong, a commoner who strives to become a top technician. Sodong later became King Mu, the 30th king of Paekche as he was finally recognized as of royal birth.

The main background of the drama is Taehaksa, Paekche's prestigious institute of science technology. As it possessed and developed the most up-to-date technology at that time, the institute was always in danger of industrial espionage from other countries like the Koguryo Kingdom and the Silla Kingdom.

"The 21st century is an era of information technology. The viewers will be able to see not only the splendidly rich culture of the Paekche Kingdom but also their ancestors' passion for information technology, which is in line with today's trend", said the drama's writer Kim.

The drama also reveals the role of monks as industrial spies at that time, an aspect of monks in the past that is rarely focused 0n.

"Monks were the advance guards of intelligence war at that time. The leaders of the three countries made the best use of the monks' mobility as they were allowed to move freely from country to country on sacred missions", said Kim.

~All information taken from DramaWiki~

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