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Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People: Episode 15
by | March 21, 2017 | 75 Comments
There’s plenty to celebrate for our Hong clan as they prove their worth to their greatest client: the king. Gil-dong proves his ability as the new Great Elder, with his intelligence, ambition, and his strength. But even with great success, his life is threatened by the very strength that makes him valuable. He’s warned not... More »


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Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People: Episode 13
by | March 14, 2017 | 59 Comments
After patiently laying the groundwork for revenge, our bandits are finally collecting their dues. Gil-dong sets up all his pawns and shows us that his strength is not the only asset he brings to the table. His clever manipulation of greater powers speaks to his intelligence and willingness to bend to the rules, which perhaps... More »


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Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People: Episode 11
by | March 7, 2017 | 52 Comments
King Yeonsangun is at the center of our story this time, as multiple threads of power try to tug him in their direction. Gil-dong and his avengers seek the destruction of their enemies through the power of the king, and their subtle placement of pawns seems promising for their ultimate revenge plot. But the king... More »


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Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People: Episode 9
by | February 28, 2017 | 128 Comments
The revenge plot begins, with Gil-dong making small but steady steps forward to get back on those who hurt his family. He begins to adopt his father’s role and carry on his legacy by protecting his people and paying his enemies back. He may not be as ruthless as Amogae (yet), but he has the... More »


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Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People: Episode 7
by | February 21, 2017 | 122 Comments
After a whirlwind of events that seemed determined to condemn our family to misery, we get a quick break from the family tragedy to get to know the talented Nok-soo. She’s not the Nok-soo we were initially introduced to quite yet (she even goes by a different name at this stage in her life), but... More »


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Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People: Episode 5
by | February 14, 2017 | 79 Comments
With Gil-dong’s childhood behind us, we’re introduced to the simplicity of his adulthood. While Amogae was the dark, morally-compromised hero, Gil-dong seems to be the exact opposite: simple, dorky, and quite fearful. It’s an anticlimactic introduction to our hero but in the best way because Gil-dong is just an adorable little boy in a grown... More »


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Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People: Episode 3
by | February 7, 2017 | 58 Comments
Yaas, badass transformation, I was waiting for you. Amogae really takes charge of his own fate, playing with death as one would play with fire. While this episode takes a more procedural approach to Amogae’s criminal deed, it still keeps you on your toes. It’s a tug of war between different social classes, both fighting... More »


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Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People: Episode 1
by | January 31, 2017 | 86 Comments
An epic iteration of our classic hero begins! The tale of Hong Gil-dong never gets old, and Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People is the most recent proof that this story endures the test of time and multiple adaptations. It seems that this timeless story was timed perfectly in our current context of unrest, and... More »


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Jealousy Incarnate: Episode 23
by | November 11, 2016 | 88 Comments
Our couple faces the reality of their obstacles, which may not be as complicated and mortifying as it seems. Or maybe it is for a fragile ego. It’s a good thing that Na-ri is so incredibly patient with her counterpart, but her patience doesn’t exist without a couple of petty fights, persistent nagging, and affirmation... More »


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Jealousy Incarnate: Episode 21
by | November 4, 2016 | 224 Comments
Hwa-shin gets a little ahead of himself in planning his future, and he’s like a little boy full of excitement because it’s one that he’s never imagined before. Miscommunication and stubbornness are obvious obstacles that challenge his relationships, but he’s faced with unexpected hindrances that are out of his control. His simple pursuit of normal... More »