[Drama Review] First Impression on “Thief Who Stole the People”

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KMazing – “Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People” is a drama directed by Kim Jin-Man, and the screenwriter is Hwang Jin-Young. Starring Yoon Gyun-Sang, Chae Soo-Bin, Lee Ha-Nui, and Kim Ji-Suk. Replacing the drama Night Light, MBC again presents television series which adopt saeguk themed. The background of Hong Gil-Dong’s life story is known as a Korean revolutionary fighter or activist in the Joseon Dynasty era. The drama itself was originally titled Rebel Hong Gil-Dong or Traitor Hong Gil-Dong, until finally the production team fix to present the drama with the title Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People.

Plot of The Story

Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People starring Yoon Kyun-Sang as Hong Gil-Dong. The man who is totally not into politics, his hobby is riding in the wild. But many cruelties around him make him finally decide to defend himself and also the people. Similarly, Song Ga-Ryung (Chae Soo-Bin) who became a widow at a very young age trying to approach the King in order to avenge the death of her husband.

For that Song Ga-Ryung even tried to defeat Jang No-Suk (Lee Ha Nui) who is the most trusted king’s queen. Yet nobody really knows that Jang No-Suk had a relationship with Hong Gil-Dong. In addition, there is also Kim Ji-Suk who will play the role of antagonist in this drama. Kim Ji-Suk will act with Lee Young, a politician who is willing to be a killer to carry out all of his wishes.

Our Temp Opinion

Heck ! I am quite reluctant to watch history based drama, it’s kinda boring for me. If it included fantasy, well call me in, but transparent story like this didn’t even intrigued me. I kinda have the knowledge about the story of Hong Gil Dong from my email friend who is Korean, so when the story is put in an extensive and slow paced like this make me sleepy. According to my friend, the story is good and the extended part embellishment toward the narrative is quite impactful, if you love saeguk themed drama – This one is for you.

 

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