A Korean Odyssey

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  • 2017
  • 1 Season
  • 8.0  (6,149)

A Korean Odyssey is a Korean fantasy drama that aired from December 2017 to March 2018, and it is a modern adaptation of the Chinese classic, Journey to the West. The show stars Lee Seung-gi, Seung-Won Cha, and Yeon-Seo Oh. The storyline follows the Monkey King, Son Oh-gong (played by Lee Seung-gi), who is banished to the human world by the Jade Emperor, but he can only return to the heavens if he acquires a powerful weapon that will grant him immortality. To do this, he seeks out a monk, Jin Sun-mi (played by Oh Yeon-seo), who has the ability to see supernatural beings, and together, they embark on a perilous journey to retrieve the weapon.

Along the way, they encounter various supernatural creatures and beings that make the journey challenging and dangerous. One such being is Ma Wang (played by Seung-Won Cha), a demon who had a previous run-in with Son Oh-gong and is determined to seek revenge. However, as the journey progresses, the characters find themselves forming unexpected bonds, and their motives begin to shift.

The show is known for its impressive visual effects and action sequences, which are enhanced by the use of modern technology to bring the supernatural elements to life. The stunning cinematography and creative use of lighting add to the immersive experience of the show.

The chemistry between the lead actors, Lee Seung-gi and Oh Yeon-seo, is also praised by viewers, as they navigate their complex relationship as master and servant, while Ma Wang adds a touch of humor to the story with his quips and sarcasm.

A Korean Odyssey also tackles various themes such as love, jealousy, revenge, and redemption, making it an emotional rollercoaster for viewers. The series also explores the concept of humanity and what it means to be human, as the supernatural beings struggle to understand and adapt to human emotions and actions.

Overall, A Korean Odyssey is a must-watch for those who enjoy a thrilling fantasy drama with well-crafted characters, stunning visuals, and an engaging storyline. Its blend of humor, action, and emotion makes it a standout in the world of Korean dramas, and it continues to be a fan favorite to this day.

A Korean Odyssey is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (20 episodes). The series first aired on March 5, 2017.

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Episode 20
20. Episode 20
Both the Spiritual Realm and Devil King Woo try to get O-gong to come out of Sureumdong, where he's shut himself in after the fateful day.
Episode 19
19. Episode 19
While Seon-mi is away at the Lotus Village trying to figure out exactly what her mission is, O-gong hurries to begin the ritual to summon the dragon.
Episode 18
18. Episode 18
As O-gong prepares to sacrifice himself in place of Seon-mi, Devil King Woo, feeling sorry for both, tries to solve the mystery behind the Geumganggo.
Episode 17
17. Episode 17
O-gong refuses to accept his and Seon-mi's fates. Devil King Woo wants to believe Asanyeo despite others' warnings that he's being deceived.
Episode 16
16. Episode 16
In an uncanny dream, a woman shows O-gong the moment that Samjang was born. Asanyeo demonstrates what she's capable of doing for Kang Dae-seong.
Episode 15
15. Episode 15
To avoid exacerbating the dilemma regarding Asanyeo, O-gong must pretend not to know the truth, and General Winter must be found as soon as possible.
Episode 14
14. Episode 14
Relentless in her desire to be stronger, Asanyeo orders General Winter to get her incense burner back. Seon-mi mentions the love bell to O-gong.
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
Asanyeo pursues what she didn't achieve more than 1,000 years ago. Aware of Devil King Woo's weakness, she decides to use it to her advantage.
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
O-gong realizes that the Geumganggo has the power to take his life. Kang Dae-seong devises a plan to get rid of his annoyances altogether.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
An assailant attacks Devil King Woo at a torch relay. Richie prepares to say her goodbyes. Ms. Ma finds out that a black bell has gone missing.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
The fulfillment of Seon-mi's wish to be ordinary has far-reaching consequences on not only O-gong but also Devil King Woo, Richie and even Pal-kye.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
Seon-mi can't stop thinking about the moment the bell rang and what it means for her. An evil spirit is suspected of stealing children's souls.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
When the plan to make O-gong jealous misfires, Devil King shows Seon-mi something to provoke her. An evil spirit is using social media to spread hate.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
Devil King Woo seeks Seon-mi's help in dealing with a troublesome prince who refuses to return home until he finds a runaway mermaid.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
Loyal Ms. Ma can't allow herself to just watch as Devil King suffers. Seon-mi feels torn as she knows all too well that O-gong's love isn't real.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
Devil King donates an object of cultural importance to a museum, where historical artifacts on exhibit still bear the souls of the original owners.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
To get O-gong off his back, Devil King is forced to make a big compromise. O-gong brings something -- or someone -- very stinky to Devil King's house.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
As Geumganggo works its magic on O-gong, he gets frustrated by the conflicting feelings he has toward Seon-mi. Meanwhile, a young woman goes missing.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
Desperate for help in dealing with O-gong, Seon-mi seeks out Devil King Woo, who, as the head of an entertainment agency, is judging for an audition.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
While fulfilling her part of the deal with a so-called "fairy," young Seon-mi makes a critical mistake that catches up with her 25 years later.
Where to Watch A Korean Odyssey
A Korean Odyssey is available for streaming on the tvN website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch A Korean Odyssey on demand at Netflix.
  • Premiere Date
    March 5, 2017
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (6,149)