The Great Seer
|The Great Seer|
Promotional poster for The Great Seer
|Also known as||The Great Geomancer|
|Genre||Historical period drama|
|Written by||Lee Soo-yeon
|Directed by||Lee Yong-suk|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||35|
|Running time||Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 (KST)|
|Original network||Seoul Broadcasting System|
|Original release||10 October 2012– 7 February 2013|
|Preceded by||To the Beautiful You|
|Followed by||That Winter, the Wind Blows|
|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.
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.
- Ji Sung as Mok Ji-sang
- Ji Jin-hee as Yi Seong-gye
- Kim So-yeon as Hae-in
- Son Na-eun as teenage Hae-in
- Song Chang-eui as Lee Jung-geun
- Noh Young-hak as teenage Jung-geun
- Lee Yoon-ji as Ban-ya
- Park Min-ji as teenage Ban-ya
- Jo Min-ki as Lee In-im
- Oh Hyun-kyung as Soo Ryun-gae
- Lee Seung-yeon as Young-ji
- Lee Jin as young Young-ji
- Lee Young-beom as Hyo-myung
- Choi Jae-woong as Dong-ryoon
- Ahn Gil-kang as Monk Moo-hak
- Kim Gu-taek as Lee Ji-ran
- Do Ki-seok as Woo Ya-sook
- Baek Seung-hyeon as Jeong Do-jeon
- Kang Kyung-heon as Bong-choon
- Yoon Joo-hee as Lady Kang, Seong-gye's wife
- Oh Hee-joon as Yi Bang-gwa
- Choi Tae-joon as Yi Bang-won
- Kim Tae-hee as Dan-wi
- Jung Dong-kyu as Han Choong
- Seol Yoo-jin as Han Choong's servant
- Park Min-jung as owner of gisaeng house
- Ryu Tae-joon as King Gongmin
- Bae Min-hee as Queen Noguk
- Kim Chung as Queen Dowager Myeongdeok
- Lee Min-ho as King Woo
- Jung Joon-won as young Woo
- Kim Byung-choon as King Gongyang
- Lee Moon-sik as Hong Jong-dae
- Jo Han-chul as Moo-young
- Lee Won-jae as Noh Young-soo
- Cha Hyun-woo as Won-hae
- Son Byong-ho as Choe Yeong
- Yoo Ha-joon as Shin Don
- Lee Yoo-sung as Hong Ryun
- Park Joon-hyuk as Jeong Mong-ju
- Lee Do-yeop as Yi Kang-dal
- Kim Min-hyuk as Won-gae
- Kim Da-hyun as Sung-bok
- Joo Min-soo as young Sung-bok
- Moon Hee-kyung as Daemuryeo
- Jung Soo-in as gisaeng
- Hong Yi-joo as Wol-hyang
- Lee Yong-jin as Yi Ga-noh
- Jo Hwa-young as Yoo Sun
- Chun Bo-geun as patron saint
- Kim Ik-tae as viceroy for the Ming Dynasty
- Kim Beom-seok as royal escort warrior
- Lee Seok-joon as Jo Min-soo
- Ban Min-jung as Lady Park
- Kim Sung-hoon as executioner
- "Breaking Fate" - Park Gyu-ri of Kara
- "Flower" (kids version) - Shin Ye-rim
- "Flower" (adult version) - Yo Ar
- "Tears Flow" - Min Kyu
- "Just Once" - Kyuhyun of Super Junior
- "The Path to the Sky" - Chi Yeol
- "With You Being the Only Reason" - Ock Joo-hyun
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.
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- TNmS 멀티미디어 홈페이지
- AGB닐슨 미디어리서치 홈페이지
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