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[Drama 2008] The Great King Sejong 대왕세종 大王世宗


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I found a long trailer and some interviews at Youtube, check them out:

Main Trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Uuqb3l4bow

Press conference and interviews:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmc-XqS3H-g

The footage from the drama looks pretty big and since KBS is producing this, there is a little chance that the DVD will later come out with English subtitles (unlike the folks over at MBC do).

2008 looks very promisering for Korean entertainment, both in the drama and the movie section.

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thx for the youtube link! the casting is awesome!

can't wait to see Kim Sang-Kyeong, Choi Myeong-Gil, Park Sang-Min, Kim Seong-Ryeong, Kim Kap-Su, and Lee Cheon-Hee in this.

they hired the music producer of Hansungbyulgok (conspiracy in court) to make the ost. can't wait.

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*Waves* Dramaok , Huangsy and EVERYONE on this Thread!!! OMO OMO OMO I'm so excited to be able to now follow a SAGUEK drama from Episode one on KBSWorld!!!!! Taking over from the awesome Dae Jo Young that is going to finish! You can betcha I will be on this thread for the next 100 Ep. you said Mic? WAHHHH

Mic, I happened to be in the INSOON IS PRETTY thread when I read you mentioned this drama! So just had to find whether the thread is in action already YIPPPEEE it is!

First OFF - Kim Sang Kyung!!! OHHHHH I adore this actor from Lawyers :w00t::w00t::lol::P;) fame, now a KING! How WONDERFUL CHUTHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*Dancing and doing a jig*

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can't wait to watch this series :] i like historical dramas... the only thing i dont like about historical dramas though is the .. unchangeable ending -_- (TWSSG)

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Rating for Episode #1 - 2008.01.05

TNS Media Korea

Nationwide: 20.1% (#4)

Seoul: 19.0% (#4)

AGB Nielsen Media Research

Nationwide: 22.3% (#4)

Seoul: 22.2% (#4)

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is there much romance in this series? or is it purely politics and stuff like that O_O

i think politics definitely, but a lot will be Sejong's coming of age story, hwo he came to love his nation so greatly.

and the women will take a pretty big part too, Sejong's mother,

and Sejong's wives. one of them is a maid servant whom he supposedly loved the most and gave him the most children.

Rating for Episode #1 - 2008.01.05

TNS Media Korea

Nationwide: 20.1% (#4)

Seoul: 19.0% (#4)

AGB Nielsen Media Research

Nationwide: 22.3% (#4)

Seoul: 22.2% (#4)

thx those are great numbers for episode 1.

i think it beat out its competing same-timeslot dramas.

looks like another winner for KBS.

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Lee Jeong-Hyeon in costume.

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Lee Cheon-Hee.. ackk i missed him.

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Park Sang-Min. he is so full of charisma in sageuk setting. he might steal the show from Kim Sang-Kyeong.

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the young Sejong. child actor Lee Hyeon-Woo. he was so great in Lobbyist and TWSSG.

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I'm really looking forward to seeing the beautiful, lively Lee Yoon-Ji who I fell hard for as Junjeong in Pure In Heart and has been a special favorite of mine since I first saw those big, sparkling eyes, and that dazzling smile!! :rolleyes:

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i think it beat out its competing same-timeslot dramas.

looks like another winner for KBS.

Yup, it's #1 for its timeslot. =)

Rating for Episode #1 - 2008.01.05

TNS Media Korea

King Sejong (KBS) - 20.1% (#4), 19.0% (#4)

Winter Bird (MBC) - 13.5% (#7), 13.2(#7)

First Wives Club (SBS) - 17.1% (#5), 17.8% (#5)

AGB Nielsen Media Research

King Sejong (KBS) - 22.3% (#4), 22.2% (#4)

Winter Bird (MBC) - 13.4% (#7), 14.4(#7)

First Wives Club (SBS) - 18% (#5), 20.3% (#5)

Waves to Dramaok & all; thanks for the updates. Looking forward to see this.

It's mentioned in papers that this is an 80-episode drama, hopefully, it will be great.

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Apparently the first ~6 minutes are out on Youtube and I must say I'm really impressed. This does look more like a movie than a drama and set my expectations pretty high. The martial arts are well done, the camera work is astounding for a drama and the music is really good too. I think it is no secret that this will be the biggest Korean drama of 2008 and Drama Wiki now states that the episodes could reach a number of over 100. I can't wait for the entire first episode.

For those who also want a look, enjoy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QS_8c9QLAlU

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dramas that can compete is hong gil dong and iljimae but wow this drama is seriously a work of art so far.

whats iljimae????? never heard of that

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ya the camera work is awesome. i really like the birds eye angle they use, reminds me of Hanseongbyeolgok (conspiracy in court).

i enjoyed episode one. it feels like a sageuk done right, after a slew of haphazard sageuks and sageuk mixes...

but wonder if they can keep this up for 80-100 episodes. though the drama is already full of great characters who are all so intriguing in their own right, including Prince Choong-Nyeong (Sejong) of course, but Prince Yang-Nyeong (later, Park Sang-Min) is so interesting so far. he is a very mysterious character in history with conflicted writings about him... King Tejong and Choong-Nyang and Yang-Nyeong's mother, Queen Won-Kyeong has such powerful presence as well. and of course i'm looking forward to seeing Lee Cheon-Hee..

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Lee Cheon Hee's role:

Jang Yeong-Shil [장영실]

Joseon's greatest scientist, born from slave class to an entertainment woman,

but recognized for his talent by Sejong, and went on to invent many things including

water clock, sundial, pluviometer, numeration table, and farming machines.

you can read more about him:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jang_Yeong-sil

[^ they have his death year long. he didn't live 500 yrs. he died in 1442]

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actress Jeong Yoomi (not the same Jeong Yoomi from Que sera sera, but same name).

she will play the character Da-Yeon [다연] who loves him.

they come from same village i think, but their romance is a sad one, as

she will eventually be sent to China as a tribute virgin

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it's nice to see actor Jo Seong-Ha again after 'Hwang Jini' he was really interesting there and it looks like he'll be interesting here in Choong-Nyeong's growing up, as his teacher, Lee Soo.

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woot. Jumong alumnus. Ha Yong-Jin [하용진]. remember him as Hyeon-To governor's aid?

he plays an envoy from China in here. and wow his Chinese is really good isn't it?

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i also love the colorful textiles they use in this drama. it's so different in their pink and lavendar shades..

usually they always stick with primary or gloomy colors but i like how they use so many rich warm colors.

the fusion music and the CG in the opening sequence was done so nicely.

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Rating for Episode #2 - 2008.01.06

TNS Media Korea

King Sejong (KBS) - 22.4% (#3), 22.0% (#3)

Winter Bird (MBC) - 13.0% (#13), 12.0% (#13)

First Wives Club (SBS) - 18.9% (#4), 20.2% (#4)

AGB Nielsen Media Research

King Sejong (KBS) - 23.0% (#3), 22.6% (#4)

Winter Bird (MBC) - 14.4% (#7), 15.6 (#7)

First Wives Club (SBS) - 20.1% (#4), 22.8% (#3)

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TNS Media Research - [12/31/2007 ~ 01/06/2008]

http://www.tnsmk.co.kr/rating/main.asp?menu=Gi_Weekly

RANK / TITLE / NETWORK / NATIONWIDE / SEOUL

1. I Hate You But It's Fine <미우나고우나> (KBS1) - 37.4%, 35.4%

<Monday-Friday 8:25pm>

http://contents.kbs.co.kr/program/program_...p;isBroadcast=Y

http://www.kbs.co.kr/drama/migo/

2. Golden Era Of Daughter In Law <며느리전성시대> (KBS2) - 31.7%, 30.9%

<Saturday/Sunday 7:55pm>

http://contents.kbs.co.kr/program/program_...p;isBroadcast=Y

http://www.kbs.co.kr/drama/age/index.html

3. Yi San <이산> (MBC) - 27.4%, 29.7%

<Monday/Tuesday 9:55pm>

http://content.mbc.co.kr/e_mbc/drama.asp?idx=368

http://www.imbc.com/broad/tv/drama/isan/

4. Golden Bride <황금신부> (SBS) - 25.8%, 26.4%

<Saturday/Sunday 8:45pm>

http://global.sbs.co.kr/English/AboutSBSPr..._id=V0000329896

http://tv.sbs.co.kr/goldbride/

5. Infinite Challenge 무한도전 (MBC) - 24.5%, 25.4%

<Saturday>

http://www.imbc.com/broad/tv/ent/challenge/

6. New Heart <뉴하트> (MBC) - 24.0%, 25.2%

<Wednesday/Thursday 9:55pm>

http://www.imbc.com/broad/tv/drama/newheart/

7. Ah Hyeon Dong's Madam <아현동마님> (MBC) - 22.8%, 23.9%

<Monday-Friday 7:45pm>

http://content.mbc.co.kr/e_mbc/drama.asp?idx=360

http://www.imbc.com/broad/tv/drama/madam/

9. King Sejong <대왕세종> (KBS1) - 21.22%, 20.5%

<Saturday/Sunday 9:30pm>

http://www.kbs.co.kr/drama/3jong/index.html

15. First Wives Club <조강지처클럽> (SBS) - 18.0%, 19.0% (#14)

<Saturday/Sunday 9:45pm>

http://tv.sbs.co.kr/club/

18. King And I <왕과나> (SBS) - 15.9%, 15.6%

<Monday/Tuesday 9:55pm>

http://global.sbs.co.kr/English/AboutSBSPr..._id=V0000330028

http://tv.sbs.co.kr/eunuch/

19. Hong Gil Dong <쾌도홍길동> (KBS2) - 15.7%, 15.5%

<Wednesday/Thursday 9:55pm>

http://www.kbs.co.kr/drama/honggildong2008/index.html

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