The Great King, Sejong

The Great King, Sejong (Korean대왕 세종; Hanja大王世宗; RRDaewang Sejong; MRTaewang Sejong; lit. Great King Sejong) is a 2008 South Korean historical television series depicting the life of the fourth king of Joseon, Sejong the Great (played by Kim Sang-kyung). Considered one of the greatest kings in Korean history, Sejong created Hangul, the Korean alphabet. The series aired on Korean Broadcasting System from January 5 to December 7, 2008 on Saturdays and Sundays at 21:30 for 86 episodes. Episodes 1 to 26 aired on KBS1, and episodes 27 to 86 aired on KBS2.[1]

The Great King, Sejong
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Promotional poster
Also known as
  • King Sejong the Great
  • The Great King Sejong
GenreHistorical
Created byKim Sung-geun
StarringKim Sang-kyung
Yoon Se-ah
Lee Jung-hyun
Lee Yoon-ji
Opening theme소원 (Wish) by K.Will
Country of originSouth Korea
No. of episodes86
Production
ProducerYoon Chang beom KBS Drama Headquarters
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running timeSaturdays and Sundays 21:30 (KST)
Production companyKBS self-production
Release
Original networkKBS1
KBS2
Original releaseJanuary 5 (2008-01-05) –
December 7, 2008 (2008-12-07)
Chronology
Preceded byDae Jo Yeong
Followed byEmpress Cheonchu
External links
Website

PlotEdit

Born as the third prince, Chungnyeong, was far from ascending the throne. His early years were turbulent as Korea faced political tensions from both within and abroad and facing abduction as a boy to make matters worse. Eventually the young prince finds himself living in a private residence outside of the palace and experiences the everyday life of commoners until he is a young man. Later on his ascension to the throne, Chungyeong (now called King Sejong) stabilizes the newly born country and gives rise to the blooming culture of Joseon. In the process he invents Hangul, the Korean writing system.[1]

CastEdit

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2008
2nd Korea Drama Awards
Excellence Award, Actor Kim Sang-kyung Nominated
KBS Drama Awards
Top Excellence Award, Actor Kim Sang-kyung Nominated
Top Excellence Award, Actress Choi Myung-gil Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama Lee Won-jong Won
Park Sang-min Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama Lee Yoon-ji Won
Best Supporting Actress Kim Sung-ryung Nominated
Best New Actor Lee Chun-hee Nominated
Best New Actress Oh Yeon-seo Nominated
Best Young Actor Lee Hyun-woo Won
Best Young Actress Yeo Min-joo Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Kwon, Mee-yoo (1 January 2008). "Epic Dramas Continues to Boom This Year". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on 22 December 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-22.
  2. ^ "Lee Jeong-hyeon returns to television in seven years". Broasia via Hancinema. 20 December 2007. Retrieved 2013-02-22.

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