The Legend

Details
Title: 태왕사신기 (Tae Wang Sa Shin Gi) / 太王四神記 (Taioshijinki)
English title:
Also known as: The Story of the First King’s Four Gods
Genre: Period Drama
Episodes: 24
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2007-Sep-11 to 2007-Dec-05
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55
Ending theme song: Love Song for a Thousand Years by TVXQ

Synopsis
This drama portrays the life of the 19th king of Goguryeo, Hwanwoong, who was sent from the heavens to make the world a better place. He falls in love with Saeoh and gives her the joojak necklace; however, Kajin becomes jealous since Saeoh has given birth to Hwanwoong’s son. She takes the baby and throws him off a cliff. Saeoh, thinking that her son had died, is overcome with grief and turns into the black joojak to destroy the world. Hwanwoong is the only one who could stop her. Afterwards, Hwanwoong returns to the Heavens and prophecizes that 2000 years later, the true Joo Shin king will come to Earth. With the help of the four gods, he will rebuild Joo Shin.

Cast
Bae Yong Jun as Damdeok / Hwanwoong
Yoo Seung Ho as young Damdeok
Lee Ji Ah as Sujini / Saeoh
Shim Eun Kyung as young Sujini
Moon So Ri as Seo Ki Ha / Kajin
Park Eun Bin as teen Ki Ha
Kim Eun Suh as 5 year old Ki Ha
Oh Kwang Rok as Hyeonko (Sujini’s master)
Oh Seung Yoon as young Hyeonko
Choi Min Soo as Daejangro (Hwacheon leader)
Yoon Tae Young as Yeon Ho Gae
Kim Ho Young as young Ho Gae
Park Sang Won as Yeon Garyo (Ho Gae’s father, Goguryeo’s Prime Minister)
Park Sung Woong as Jumuchi
Lee Philip as Cheoro
Lee Hyun Woo as young Cheoro
Park Jung Hak as General Go Woo Cheung
Jang Hang Sun as Heuk Gae (Julno chief)

Extended Cast
Kim Hyuk as Dalgu (Heuk Gae’s son)
Kim Suk as Dalgu’s friend
Park Sung Min as Saryang (Ki Ha’s guardian)
Shin Eun Jung as Dalbi (Ho Gae’s servant)
Kim Mi Kyung as Bason (blacksmith)
Min Ji Oh as Soidooroo
Baek Jae Jin as Bool Deul
Hong Kyung Yun as Dae Shin Kwan
Jung Yoon Suk as Ahjik (Kiha and Damdeok’s son)
Lee Da Hee as Gakudan (Royal guardian)
Song Kwi Hyun as Jo Joo Do
Woo Hyun as wheat seller (Hyeonko’s friend)
Kim Sun Kyung as Ho Gae’s mother
Dok Go Young Jae as King Yang (Damdeok’s father)
Lee Ah Yi

Episode Ratings
Date Episode Nationwide Seoul
2007-09-10 1st Special 14.1 (6th) 14.5 (6th)
2007-09-11 1 20.4 (3rd) 21.6 (3rd)
2007-09-12 2 26.9 (1st) 27.7 (1st)
2007-09-13 3 26.9 (1st) 28.3 (1st)
2007-09-19 4 31.7 (1st) 33.3 (1st)
2007-09-20 5 31.5 (1st) 33.1 (1st)
2007-09-26 6 23.4 (2nd) 25.3 (1st)
2007-09-27 7 30.9 (1st) 33.0 (1st)
2007-10-10 8 25.9 (2nd) 26.4 (2nd)
2007-10-11 9 28.2 (2nd) 29.3 (1st)
2007-10-17 10 27.5 (2nd) 28.6 (1st)
2007-10-18 11 28.3 (2nd) 29.7 (1st)
2007-10-24 12 29.6 (2nd) 30.2 (1st)
2007-10-25 13 29.1 (2nd) 30.4 (1st)
2007-10-31 14 27.9 (2nd) 29.0 (1st)
2007-11-01 15 31.9 (1st) 33.2 (1st)
2007-11-07 16 30.0 (2nd) 31.0 (1st)
2007-11-08 17 30.4 (2nd) 31.9 (1st)
2007-11-14 18 30.4 (2nd) 31.5 (1st)
2007-11-15 19 31.6 (2nd) 32.8 (1st)
2007-11-21 20 30.4 (2nd) 32.1 (1st)
2007-11-22 21 32.3 (2nd) 33.4 (1st)
2007-11-28 22 31.6 (2nd) 32.9 (1st)
2007-11-29 23 33.0 (2nd) 34.6 (1st)
2007-12-05 24 35.7 (1st) 37.0 (1st)
2007-12-06 2nd Special 16.9 (2nd) 16.0 (2nd)
Average 29.4% 30.7%

Source: TNS Media Korea

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Production Credits

Producer: Kim Jong Hak
Writer: Song Ji Na, Park Kyung Soo
Director: Yoon Sang Ho

Trivia

The production cost was estimated to be around 45 billion won.
The filming of this drama started in March of 2006. The filming ended on December 3rd, 2007. This drama production lasted 1 year and 9 months.

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