The Great Seer

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The Great Seer
The Great Seer-poster.jpg
Promotional poster for The Great Seer
Also known as The Great Geomancer
Genre Historical period drama
Written by Lee Soo-yeon
Nam Sun-nyeo
Directed by Lee Yong-suk
Starring Ji Sung
Ji Jin-hee
Song Chang-eui
Kim So-yeon
Lee Yoon-ji
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 35
Production
Location(s) Korea
Running time Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 (KST)
Broadcast
Original channel Seoul Broadcasting System
Original run 10 October 2012 (2012-10-10) – 7 February 2013 (2013-02-07)
Chronology
Preceded by To the Beautiful You
Followed by That Winter, The Wind Blows
External links
Website
Korean name
Hangul 대풍수
Hanja
Revised Romanization Dae Pung Su
McCune–Reischauer Tae P'ung Su

The Great Seer (Hangul: 대풍수; hanja: 大風水; RR: Dae Pung Su, also known as The Great Geomancer) is a 2012 South Korean historical television series, starring Ji Sung, Ji Jin-hee, Song Chang-eui, Kim So-yeon and Lee Yoon-ji. Set during the turbulent decline of Goryeo, it is about practicers of divination and the power that they hold over the fate of the country. It aired on SBS from October 10, 2012 to February 7, 2013 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 35 episodes.

Plot[edit]

The Great Seer begins during the reign of King Gongmin (Ryu Tae-joon). But despite being about seers, geomancers, divinators and the like, this drama is less about the fantasy and more about the political movers and shakers — people who had the power to advise, and therefore control, kings. Yi Seong-gye (Ji Jin-hee) is the general who led the overthrow of Goryeo and established the Joseon Dynasty, becoming its first king.

Mok Ji-sang (Ji Sung) is a gifted seer/geomancer, born with the ability to see into people’s pasts and futures. There are those who believe falsely that he has dark supernatural powers, thinking him possessed by ghosts. When he comes of age in the late Goryeo era, he becomes a scholar of divination, and a reader of geography, faces, and the like to tell fortunes — an area with much influence at the time. He eventually becomes a "king-maker," who holds the key to a major political shift in the overthrow of Goryeo and the rise of Joseon when he backs General Yi and effectively shapes the future of Korea as we know it.

Lee Jung-geun (Song Chang-eui) is General Yi's other advisor and Ji-sang's rival. Hae-in (Kim So-yeon) is a healer whose destiny is tied to General Yi, but she falls in love with the seer. Ban-ya (Lee Yoon-ji) is a woman who was sold off as a gisaeng at a young age, but becomes a concubine to King Gongmin's advisor, and bears a son. King Gongmin takes in that son as his, and the boy becomes Woo of Goryeo (Lee Min-ho) — the king that General Yi dethrones in a coup d'état.

Cast[edit]

Original soundtrack[edit]

  1. "Breaking Fate" - Park Gyu-ri of Kara[3]
  2. "Flower" (kids version) - Shin Ye-rim
  3. "Flower" (adult version) - Yo Ar
  4. "Tears Flow" - Min Kyu
  5. "Just Once" - Kyuhyun of Super Junior[4]
  6. "The Path to the Sky" - Chi Yeol
  7. "With You Being the Only Reason" - Ock Joo-hyun

Promotions[edit]

To promote the series cast members Ji Jin-hee, Ji Sung and Song Chang-eui guest starred on the SBS Good Sunday variety show Running Man on episodes 116 and 117, which aired on October 21 and 28, 2012, along with Suzy of miss A and Yubin of Wonder Girls.[5]

Ratings[edit]

Episode Broadcast Date TNmS ratings[6] AGB ratings[7]
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
1 2012-10-10 6.9% 7.7% 6.5% 6.7%
2 2012-10-11 8.1% 7.0% 7.7%
3 2012-10-17 10.4% 11.7% 10.6% 11.8%
4 2012-10-18 7.8% 8.4% 7.6% 8.5%
5 2012-10-24 9.4% 11.0% 9.3% 9.8%
6 2012-10-25 9.8% 10.7% 9.7% 10.8%
7 2012-10-31 10.1% 11.9% 9.8% 10.6%
8 2012-11-01 10.3% 11.6% 10.1% 10.6%
9 2012-11-07 8.7% 10.0% 8.4% 9.4%
10 2012-11-08 9.9% 10.5% 8.7% 8.9%
11 2012-11-14 9.6% 11.2% 8.1% 8.3%
12 2012-11-15 9.8% 11.6% 9.0% 9.2%
13 2012-11-21 7.5% 8.8% 6.9% 7.6%
14 2012-11-22 8.3% 9.0% 8.8% 9.4%
15 2012-11-28 7.7% 9.3% 7.5% 7.8%
16 2012-11-29 8.0% 8.7% 8.8% 9.1%
17 2012-12-05 8.1% 8.6% 7.9% 8.1%
18 2012-12-06 10.0% 10.7% 9.0% 9.9%
19 2012-12-12 7.5% 8.5% 8.0% 9.0%
20 2012-12-13 7.8% 8.9% 9.1% 9.7%
21 2012-12-20 8.1% 9.0% 8.2% 9.1%
22 2012-12-26 9.4% 10.2% 8.5% 9.5%
23 2012-12-27 10.1% 10.6% 9.8% 10.3%
24 2013-01-02 10.4% 11.9% 8.8% 9.2%
25 2013-01-03 10.3% 11.8% 10.8% 11.3%
26 2013-01-09 9.5% 10.5% 9.4% 9.3%
27 2013-01-10 10.7% 12.2% 10.2% 9.5%
28 2013-01-16 10.3% 11.5% 9.3% 9.2%
29 2013-01-17 11.6% 12.8% 10.2% 10.3%
30 2013-01-23 9.6% 10.6% 9.6% 10.0%
31 2013-01-24 11.1% 12.6% 9.0% 9.3%
32 2013-01-30 9.3% 11.2% 9.1% 9.2%
33 2013-01-31 9.9% 11.4% 9.6% 10.4%
34 2013-02-06 10.0% 9.5% 10.0%
35 2013-02-07 10.3% 8.8% 8.9%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lee, Tae-ho (26 September 2012). "Ji Sung Says "I Felt like Falling in Love with Ji Jin-hee"". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-27. 
  2. ^ "Lee Min Ho makes his first appearance in The Great Seer as King Woo". Korea.com. 28 December 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-28.
  3. ^ Ho, Stewart (17 October 2012). "Super Junior's Kyuhyun, Kara's Park Gyuri Lend Vocals For The Great Seer Drama OST". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  4. ^ Jeon, Su Mi (11 November 2012). "Super Junior Kyuhyun's OST Piece for The Great Seer to Soon Be Released". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2012-11-27. 
  5. ^ 런닝맨 광주촬영 포착 ‘국민 첫사랑’ 수지 모교방문. Newsen (in Korean). 9 October 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-09. 
  6. ^ TNmS 멀티미디어 홈페이지
  7. ^ AGB닐슨 미디어리서치 홈페이지

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