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Rebel: The Thief Who Stole the People: Episode 8
by | February 24, 2017 | 110 Comments
After the emotional roller coaster ride of the last episode, this one was all about getting Gil-dong back on track on his hero’s journey. Like father, like son—Gil-dong’s motivation to protect his siblings strongly resembles Amogae’s own when he first became the “Great Ikhwari Elder” that it makes me worry as I think about the... More »


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Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People: Episode 7
by | February 21, 2017 | 120 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 6
by | February 17, 2017 | 92 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 »


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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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News bites: January 21, 2017
by | January 21, 2017 | 49 Comments
Kim Tae-hee, Rain Them babies are gonna be beautiful: Congratulations to Rain and Kim Tae-hee, who first divulged to fans on January 17 that they were engaged, then made it official two days later by tying the knot in a small ceremony that included family and close friends (Kim’s BFF Honey Lee caught the bouquet).... More »