\nAn adequate display of muscular brawn, intricate yet gritty fight scenes, bawdy humor and eloquent moments of pathos and humanity made the series both visually and intellectually appealing to audiences. Critics gave special mention to director Kwak Jung-hwan's lush cinematography, the use of a Red One camera giving each shot its theater-worthy luster. The hit series topped the ratings chart for 7 consecutive weeks, averaging 31.7% and reaching a peak of 35.9%.
\nThe series was honored at the Seoul International Drama Awards, and the KBS Drama Awards. Jang also received a best actor nomination from the 2011 International Emmy Awards for his performance.
Languages: ko, en, Korean,
Produced By: Chorokbaem Media
Runtime: 70 min
Date Published: 2010-01-06
Year Released: 2010
Rating: 7.7 out of 10
Content Rating: Action, Drama, History