Warrior Baek Dong-soo
|Warrior Baek Dong-soo|
Promotional poster for Warrior Baek Dong-soo
|Also known as||The Warrior, Baek Dong-soo|
Coming of age
|Based on||Honorable Baek Dong-soo
by Lee Jae-heon
|Written by||Kwon Soon-kyu|
|Directed by||Lee Hyun-jik
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||30|
|Running time||Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 (KST)|
|Original network||Seoul Broadcasting System|
|Original release||4 July– 10 October 2011|
|Preceded by||Lie to Me|
|Followed by||A Thousand Days' Promise|
Warrior Baek Dong-soo (Hangul: 무사 백동수; RR: Musa 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. It aired on SBS from July 4 to October 10, 2011, on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 29 episodes.
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.
- 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.
- Choi Min-soo as Chun
- Leader of assassin's guild Heuksa Chorong, and Yeo Woon's mentor.
- Jun Kwang-ryul as Kim Gwang-taek
- Joseon's top swordsman, and Dong-soo's mentor.
- Hong Jong-hyun as King Jeongjo
- Park Jun-gyu as Heuk Sa-mo, Baek Dong-soo's guardian
- Park Won-sang as Jang Dae-pyo, leader of the training camp
- Lee Jin-ah as Jang-mi, Heuk Sa-mo's love interest.
- Yoon Ji-min as Ji / Ga-Ok, love interest of Chun and Kim Gwang-taek; mother of Jin-joo.
- Park Chul-min as In, one of the three leaders of Heuksha Chorong
- Oh Man-seok as Crown Prince Sado
- Jeon Guk-hwan as King Yeongjo
- Geum Dan-bi as Queen Jeongsun
- Lee Won-jong as Hong Dae-ju, Joseon's Minister of State and the series' principal villain
- Jung Ho-bin as Im Soo-woong
- Ahn Suk-hwan as Seo Yoo-dae, a Joseon general and loyal ally of Prince Sado
- Kim Dong-kyun as Boo Gwan, Hong Dae-ju's incompetent deputy
- Choi Jae-hwan as Yang Cho-rip, friend of Dong-soo and Woon.
- Shin Dong-woo as young Cho-rip
- Um Hyo-sup as Baek Sa-goeng
- Kim Hee-jung as Lady Park
- Lee Kye-in as Yeo Cho-sang, Yeo Woon's father.
- Sung Ji-ru as Hwang Jin-gi, Jin-joo's adoptive father
- Kim Da-hyun as Kim Hong-do, painter and ally of Dong-soo. He is romantically interested in Jin-joo.
- Kim Eung-soo as Yoo So-kang
- Ji Yoo as Jang Mi-so, daughter of Jang Dae-pyo, and later love interest of Cho-rip
- Kang Sung as Hong Sa-hye, son of Hong Dae-ju
- Choi Yoon-so as Goo-hyang, palace lady that helps Yeo Woon when he becomes Sky Lord
- Lee Si-eon as Dae-heung
- Lee Yong-woo as Kenzo, a Japanese samurai
- Choi Yoo-sung
Awards and nominations
|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|
|Special Acting Award, Actress in a Special Planning Drama||Yoon Ji-min||Nominated|
|New Star Award||Ji Chang-wook||Won|
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