KDrama: Rebel-Thief Who Stole the People
Genre: Historical, Action, Melodrama, Romance
Cast: Yoon Kyun-sang, Chae Soo-bin, Kim Ji-suk, Lee Ha-nui, Kim Sang-joong
Original Network: MBC
Original Release: January 30, 2017
Rebel-Thief Who Stole the People also known as baegseong-eul humchin dojeog is a South Korean drama / tv series starring Yoon Kyun-sang, Chae Soo-bin, Kim Ji-suk, Lee Ha-nui and Kim Sang-joong. It aired on MBC every Monday and Tuesday at 22:00 (KST) starting January 30, 2017.
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Set during the reign of famous tyrant King Yeonsangun, it tells the story of Hong Gil-dong, the son of a servant who stole from the rich and gave to the poor, and his journey in becoming Joseon’s first revolutionary activist. What would you do if the mere fact of your birth gives you no standing in society?
Hong Gil Dong (Yoon Kyun-sang) is the son of servant Hong Ah Mo Gae, which gives Gil Dong no legal standing in Joseon society. With no opportunities to do any legitimate work despite his brilliance, Gil Dong becomes the leader of a band of smugglers who steals from the rich to give to the poor.
Gil Dong’s contemporary, Lee Yoong, becomes the tyrannical King Yeonsangun (Kim Ji-suk) who oppresses the lives of the common people. Gil Dong saves the life of Song Ga Ryeong (Chae Soo-bin), who becomes a young widow after her husband is killed by the king. Ga Ryeong dreams of getting revenge against the king at all costs. The king’s faithful consort is Jang Nok Soo (Lee Ha-nui), who secretly can’t forget her first love, Gil Dong.