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Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People: Episode 14
by | March 17, 2017 | 52 Comments
It’s a new chapter in Gil-dong’s life as he celebrates his victory over Choongwongoon with the rest of his crew, and it’s also the beginning of a new reign of terror as Yeonsangun realizes that he can possess much more power through fear than respect. The winds of change blow over Joseon as Amogae passes... More »


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Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People: Episode 13
by | March 14, 2017 | 60 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 12
by | March 10, 2017 | 51 Comments
And it begins… the start of Yeonsangun’s descent into his infamous never-ending cycle of violence that marked him as the bloodiest tyrant of Joseon history. The paranoia, frustration, and inferiority complex shown in previous episodes has coalesced into a darker form, resulting in unthinkable violations of ethics. It’s enough to make me wonder if he... 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 10
by | March 2, 2017 | 121 Comments
The first parts of Gil-dong’s revenge plan are set into motion, and slowly I can start to see the big picture of how events will lead up to the final showdown against Yeonsangun. My heart goes out to the faltering king even as I’m rooting for the hero to prevail, because most of the events... 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 8
by | February 24, 2017 | 117 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 | 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 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 »