‘Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People’


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Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People: Episode 15
by | March 21, 2017 | 74 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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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | March 18, 2017 | 119 Comments
It’s been a sluggish season for me, so now that we’re heading into spring I’m hoping a few of our new and upcoming arrivals will liven up the joint. It’s all about waiting for that one to spark with you, whether it’s because of an actor or a fresh plot or an interesting tone. I... More »


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Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People: Episode 14
by | March 17, 2017 | 51 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 | 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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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | March 11, 2017 | 147 Comments
It’s the weekend, which means it’s time to check back in to see what we’re all watching. I’ve been busy catching up on everything, and right now it feels like I’m at the point where I’m finishing a lot of dinners just to clean the plates, which at least brings with it a certain sense... 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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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | March 4, 2017 | 149 Comments
When did it become spring? It feels like I blinked and winter went away, and now some of the shows I’m watching are more than halfway through! It seems like a good time of year to start something new—a new hobby, a new life skill, a new drama? The problem is, how to choose? –girlfriday... 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 »