Six Flying Dragons

There are not enough words to express just how good this drama is. I had actually made a promise to myself to not watch any drama that has over 26 episodes, especially while it was airing. However, I know that Yoo Ah In is such an excellent actor that I broke that promise and I’m glad I did. I got to experience this drama while actually airing each week and commenting with other viewers at the same time. And I really loved that feeling of expressing myself to others while it was happening.

CPBrR9RVAAAv-Qe_zpsasf1gqkoSo this drama will have you sitting on the edge of your seat each episode. You will feel everything that Lee Bang Won feels; from his anger, to his pain, down to his loneliness. It makes you feel like you went on the journey from childhood to adulthood with him. Every episode was wonderful to watch. Every villain was true to their nature. Even though I would have loved to see another 10 episodes added so everything didn’t feel like it jumped a few years each episode, it was still decent. It didn’t have an overly rushed ending. I also wanted more for the final episode as well, but it was still done in a way that had you wanting to watch the Korean drama, “Tree With Deep Roots”. Even though I already watched it, I will probably be watching it again soon, while this drama is still fresh on my mind.

There are also some actors that are worth watching to see their drama careers blossom, for instance, Yoon Kyun-sang, Nam Da-reum, Lee Re and Byun Yo-han. I will definitely be paying attention to their careers. I’ve already have been watching Yoon Kyun Sang, I just didn’t realize it. LOL. 😛

Overall this drama should win major awards this year.

Rating: icons_stars-5

 six-flying-dragons-child-actorsSix Flying Dragons

  • Revised romanization: Yookryongi Nareusha
  • Hangul: 육룡이 나르샤
  • Director: Shin Kyung-Soo
  • Writer: Kim Young-Hyun, Park Sang-Yeon
  • Network: SBS
  • Episodes: 50
  • Release Date: October 5, 2015 – March 22, 2016
  • Runtime: Monday & Tuesday 21:55
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea

 

Six Flying Dragons depicts the ideological and political conflict between Prince Yi Bang-won (later King Taejong) and Jeong Do-jeon, the man instrumental in helping the prince’s father Yi Seong-gye (King Taejo) establish the fledgling Joseon nation. Jeong Do-jeon wants a country ruled by ministers, while Taejong wants absolute power.

six-flying-dragonsMain characters

  • Kim Myung-min as Sambong, Jeong Do-jeon
  • Yoo Ah-in as Yi Bang-won, the future King Taejong
    • Nam Da-reum as young Bang-won
  • Shin Se-kyung as Boon-yi
    • Lee Re as young Boon-yi
  • Byun Yo-han as Ddang-sae, later Lee Bang-Ji (Jeong Do-jeon’s bodyguard )
    • Yoon Chan-young as young Ddang-sae
  • Yoon Kyun-sang as Moo-hyul, Taejong’s bodyguard
    • Baek Seung-hwan as young Moo-hyul
  • Chun Ho-jin as Yi Seong-gye, King Taejo

Supporting characters

  • Jeong Yu-mi as Yeon-hee
    • Park Si-eun as young Yeon-hee
  • Lee Ji-hoon as Heo Gang
  • Yoon Son-ha as Cho-young
  • Lee Cho-hee as Gab-boon, a singer
    • Kwak Ji-hye as young Gab-boon
  • Park Hyuk-kwon as Gil Tae-mi/Gil Sun-mi
  • Park Sung-hoon as Gil Yoo
  • Seo Yi-sook as Myo-sang, Moo-hyul’s grandmother
  • Park Hae-soo as Yi Ji-ran
  • Min Sung-wook as Jo Young-kyu
  • Seo Dong-won as Yi Bang-gwa
  • Lee Jun-hyeok as Hong Dae-hong
  • Choi Jong-won as Yi In-gyeom
  • Jeon No-min as Hong In-bang
  • Han Sang-jin as Monk Jukryong
  • Han Ye-ri as Yoon Lang / Cheok Sa Gwang
  • Kim Ha-kyun as Baek Yoon
  • Heo Joon-seok as Dae-geun
  • Kim Eui-sung as Jeong Mong-ju
  • Lee Seung-hyo as Yi Bang-woo
  • Gong Seung-yeon as Min Da-kyung, Queen Wongyeong
  • Kim Hee-jung as Madam Kang
  • Jo Hee-bong as Ha Ryun
  • Jo Young-jin as Min Je
  • Ahn Suk-hwan as Teacher Yooksan
  • Jeon Guk-hwan as Choe Yeong
  • Choi Jong-hwan as Jo Min-soo
  • Kim Sang-woo as young Yi Bang-gan
  • Jung Jae-min as young Yi Bang-ui
  • Ahn Gil-kang as Jo So-saeng
  • Lee Myeong-Haeng as Jo Joon
  • Yoon Seo-hyun as Woo Hak-joo
  • Jung Moon-sung as Han Goo-young
  • Seo Hyun-chul as Jang Sam-bong
  • Jeon Mi-seon as Boon-Yi’s Mother

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