Warrior Baek Dong-soo

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Warrior Baek Dong-soo
Promotional poster for Warrior Baek Dong-soo
Also known as The Warrior, Baek Dong-soo
Genre Historical
Coming of age
Based on Honorable Baek Dong-soo
by Lee Jae-heon
Written by Kwon Soon-kyu
Directed by Lee Hyun-jik
Kim Hong-sun
Starring Ji Chang-wook
Yoo Seung-ho
Yoon So-yi
Shin Hyun-bin
Choi Min-soo
Jun Kwang-ryul
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 30
Location(s) Korea
Running time Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 (KST)
Original network Seoul Broadcasting System
Original release 4 July (2011-07-04) – 10 October 2011 (2011-10-10)
Preceded by Lie to Me
Followed by A Thousand Days' Promise
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Warrior Baek Dong-soo (Hangul무사 백동수; RRMusa Baek Dong-su) is a 2011 South Korean fusion historical/action television series starring Ji Chang-wook in the title role, with Yoo Seung-ho, Yoon So-yi, Shin Hyun-bin, Choi Min-soo and Jun Kwang-ryul.[1] It aired on SBS from July 4 to October 10, 2011, on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 29 episodes.[2][3]

Based on the 2010 comic Honorable Baek Dong-soo by Lee Jae-heon, the series is about how Joseon historical figure Baek Dong-soo grew to become a swordsman and folk hero. Baek was one of the three authors of Muyedobotongji, a pivotal martial arts work commissioned by King Jeongjo.


Set against the backdrop of political maneuverings in Joseon between different factions, namely those led by King Jeongjo, by the Qing ambassador, by the Japanese swordsman Kenzo, and the assassin's guild Heuksa Chorong, the series is a coming-of-age drama about brotherhood, friendship, loyalty and honor.[4]



A carefree swordsman who alters the fate of the nation as a member of the royal guard.
Son of Yeo Cho-sang. Dong-soo's friend and nemesis. He lives in the shadows as the mole for a mysterious assassin collective aiming to overthrow the dynasty. He has feelings for Yoo Ji-sun.
Daughter of Ji and Kim Gwang-taek. Dong-soo's childhood friend.
Consort of Prince Sado, and later love interest of Dong-soo and Woon.
Leader of assassin's guild Heuksa Chorong, and Yeo Woon's mentor.
Joseon's top swordsman, and Dong-soo's mentor.


Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2011 SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Planning Drama Choi Min-soo Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Planning Drama Jun Kwang-ryul Won
Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Planning Drama Yoon So-yi Won
Special Acting Award, Actor in a Special Planning Drama Lee Won-jong Nominated
Park Chul-min Nominated
Special Acting Award, Actress in a Special Planning Drama Yoon Ji-min Nominated
New Star Award Ji Chang-wook Won
Shin Hyun-bin Won

International broadcast[edit]

It aired in Thailand on Channel 7 under the title nạk s̄ū̂ khū̀ bạllạngk̒ (นักสู้คู่บัลลังค์) from May 15, 2014.[5]


  1. ^ Kim, Hee-ju (20 June 2011). "On the set of SBS TV series The Warrior, Baek Dong-soo". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-02-25. 
  2. ^ Han, Yeo-wool (6 September 2011). "SBS series The Warrior, Baek Dong-soo extended by 6 episodes". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-02-25. 
  3. ^ Hong, Lucia (12 October 2011). "The Warrior Baek Dong-soo bows out atop Mon-Tues lineup for 13th win". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-02-25. 
  4. ^ Hwang, Hyo-jin (5 July 2011). "REVIEW: SBS TV series The Warrior, Baek Dong-soo - 1st Episode". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-02-25. 
  5. ^ "WARRIOR BAEK DONG-SOO นักสู้คู่บัลลังก์ – ซีรีย์เกาหลี". korea.tlcthai.com. 28 August 2015.  Thai: Thai

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