Bae Yong Jun and this period drama series clearly got so much media hype and I am quite excited if it will be really as good as the they claimed it to be.
The more I read about it, the more I find it so interesting. The costumes, the location and the money spent on this are enticement enough.
Although I am not particularly fond of the actors included in the cast. Not that I don’t like them, it’s just that I am not a fan. Let’s see if this series will make me a BYJ ‘drooler’.
Title: 태왕사신기 / Tae Wang Sa Shin Gi
Also known as: The Legend / The Story of the First King’s Four Gods
Title in chinese : 太王四神記
Genre: Period Drama
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 10 September 2007
Air time: Wednesdays & Thursdays 21:55 (9:55 Korean time)
Theme song: Love Song for a Thousand Years by DBSK (Dong Bang Shin Gi)
Bae Yong Jun as Dam-deok
Jung Jin Young as Hyeonko
Choi Min Soo
Moon So Ri as Seo Ki Ha
Yoon Tae Young as Yeon Ho Gae
Lee Da Hee as Gakudan
Park Sang Won as Yeon Garyeo
Lee Ji Ah as Soo Ji Ni
This drama portrays the life of the 19th king of Goguryeo. Jumong, the founder of Goguryeo, establish Goguryeo with his Four Gods: Cheong-ryong (Blue Dragon), Baek-ho (White Tiger), Joo-jak (Phoenix), Hyeon-mu (symbolized as a turtle). The Japanese may know them as Seiryuu, Byakko, Suzaku, and Genbu. Jumong marries Soseono, who had a big part in the founding of Goguryeo. They have two sons, Onjo and Biryu. When the son of Jumong’s first wife came to Goguryeo in search of his father, and is named Crown Prince, Soseono takes her sons, Onjo and Biryu, South and establishs Baekje. This is how Baekje and Goguryeo were known as “brother countries”.
As time passed, the Four Gods secluded themselves from society and watched as Baekje and Goguryeo’s relationship worsened (worsened more mainly because Goguryeo’s king was killed in a battle between Baekje and Goguryeo).One day, Ju-ahn, “Hyeon-mu” of the Four Gods, sees two stars sour up into the sky. Since one came from the palace in Baekje, it predicted the birth of “Su”, later known as King Ah-shin. The other star came from Goguryeo, prophesizing the birth of Dam-deok, later known as Gwang Gae Toh Dae Wang.Realizing that his new master has come to the world, Ju-ahn awaits in the vast Manchuria with a young girl, Sujini, to see which of the two will be his master. Sujini was picked up as an orphan by Ju-ahn and considers Ju-ahn as her father.
Therefore, the story is on the Four Gods looking for their master, Gwang Gae Toh Dae Wang, who was an expert in tactics, the woman he loved (Sujini), who was also loved by the coldhearted King Ah-shin.