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Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People: Episode 6
by | February 17, 2017 | 91 Comments
I knew it was coming, but I had still held out hope that Gil-dong could be carefree and happy just a while longer. Amogae’s carefully built illegal empire starts to topple like a house of cards, and the greatest victims are the people he loves most: his children. Surprisingly, it’s not Gil-dong or Gil-hyun that... 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 4
by | February 10, 2017 | 66 Comments
The spotlight is once more on Amogae as he creates his own version of utopia in a new home. Despite the sorrow he feels at his wife’s death and his fear for his Mighty Child son’s life, he perseveres through these hardships with a steely inner strength. His clever wits and ambitious vision allows him... 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 2
by | February 3, 2017 | 59 Comments
Setting the stage ahead for Gil-dong’s rebellion against the corrupt social system, this episode delves further into his beginnings and shows where he gots his sense of equality and justice. As always, Kim Sang-joong puts on a powerful performance as Amogae, a slave whose love for his family is both the reason for his greatest... 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 »


Drama Casting & News
Twisted ambitions clash in posters and teaser for Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People
by | January 23, 2017 | 31 Comments
MBC’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People has released its official posters and a new teaser. The new sageuk is a not a typical retelling of the famous Joseon legend about Hong Gil-dong; rather, it’s based on a true story of an insurgent who led a commoner’s rebellion against King Yeonsangun during... More »


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The bloody battle for the people’s hearts begins in Rebel
by | January 16, 2017 | 46 Comments
I spent months only seeing Yoon Kyun-sang (Doctors) as a giant baby who loves fluffy kitties in Three Meals a Day, so it’s a little jarring to see him covered in blood and making battle cries. But given his experience as a warrior in sageuk epic Six Flying Dragons, I think he’ll be in his... More »


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Yoon Kyun-sang’s sorrowful tears in Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People teaser
by | January 9, 2017 | 34 Comments
The first teaser for MBC’s anticipated sageuk Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People, starring Yoon Kyun-sang (Doctors), has been released. Written by Hwang Jin-young (King’s Daughter Soo Baek-hyang) and directed by Kim Jin-man (Kill Me, Heal Me), this upcoming drama retells the legend of the righteous thief Hong Gil-dong as a hero who fought against... More »


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2016 KBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2016 | 137 Comments
With some of the biggest drama hits of the past year, KBS had a full roster of stars in attendance to pick up trophies at the KBS Drama Awards. Or, as I like to call it, the Moonlight Descended From the Sun Drawn By Clouds Show, since those two dramas pretty much raked in all... More »