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Emperor of the Sea (2004)

Emperor of the Sea is a South Korean television drama series directed by Kang Il-soo and Kang Byung-taek and starring Choi Soo-jong, Chae Shi-ra, Song Il-gook and Soo Ae. It aired on KBS2 from November 24, 2004 to May 25, 2005 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:50 for 51 episodes. The historical drama is based on Choi In-ho's novel of the same title, which depicts the life of Jang Bogo, who rises from a lowly slave to a powerful maritime figure who dominated the East Asia seas and international trade during the Unified Silla Dynasty. The drama was received extremely well, holding the number one spot in the ratings for majority of the weeks it aired. It was also exported to eight countries earning approximately US$1.8 million in profits. The filming set in Wando County, South Jeolla Province also became a tourist attraction.

Release Date: Wed, Nov 24, 2004

Country: KR
Language: Ko
Runtime: 70

Song Il-gook
Yeom Moon/Yeom Jang
Kim Kap-soo
Lee Do-hyeong
Chae Jung-an
Lady Chae-ryeong
Choi Soo-jong
Jang Bogo/Gungbok
Soo Ae
Lady Jung-hwa
Baek Sung-hyun
young Gungbok
Kim Ah-joong
Baek Ha-jin
Lee Won-jong
Choi Moo-chang
Lee Jae-yong
Master Jo Sang-gil
Park In-hwan
Bogo's father
Chae Shi-ra
Madam Jami

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