Tears of the Dragon (TV series)

Tears of the Dragon (Korean용의 눈물; Hanja龍의 눈물; RRYong-ui nunmul) is a South Korean historical television series. It aired on KBS1 from November 24, 1996 to May 31, 1998 for 159 episodes. The series spans from the foundation of Joseon to the reign of King Sejong.

Tears of the Dragon
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Also known asDragon's Tears
Based onSejong the Great King
by Park Jong-hwa
Written byLee Hwan-kyung
Directed byKim Jae-hyung
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes159
Original networkKBS1
Original release24 November 1996 (1996-11-24) –
31 May 1998 (1998-05-31)
Korean name
의 눈물
Revised RomanizationYongui nunmul
McCune–ReischauerYongŭi nunmul

The series is considered one of the best historical dramas in Korea, reaching a viewership rating of 49%, and it's the first Korean historical series based on historical researches on Prime Minister Jeong Do-jeon.[1]


Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Recipient Result
1997 KBS Drama Awards Grand Prize (Daesang) Yoo Dong-geun Won
Top Excellence in Acting Awards, Best Actor Kim Mu-saeng Won
Top Excellence in Acting Awards, Best Actress Choi Myung-gil Won
Best Supporting Actor Seon Dong-hyuk [ko] Won
Best New Actress Song Yoon-ah Nominated
Best Young Actor Kim Min-woo Nominated
1998 34th Baeksang Arts Award Best TV Actor Yoo Dong-geun Won
Technical Award, Costume Department Won


  1. ^ "Jeong Do-jeon and Dragon Tears". english.donga.com. 2014-02-14. Retrieved 2018-03-26.

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