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  • 2010
  • 1 Season
  • 8.6  (1,070)

Chuno, also known as The Slave Hunters, is a historical drama TV series that aired in South Korea in 2010. The story takes place during the Joseon Dynasty, a period in Korean history that spanned for over 500 years. The show revolves around the lives of a group of slave hunters or Chuno, who track down runaway slaves for a living.

The main character of the show is Dae-gil, played by Jang Hyuk. Dae-gil is a skilled hunter who once belonged to the noble class but was forced into slavery after being falsely accused of a crime. He is searching for his lost love, Un-nyun, played by Lee Da-hae, who was sold into slavery along with her brother when they were young.

Another important character in the show is Tae-ha, played by Ji-Ho Oh. He is a former general who joins the slave hunters after a tragic event that left him disillusioned with the ruling class. Tae-ha is an expert swordsman and is often called upon to handle the more challenging captures.

The show offers a vivid portrayal of life during the Joseon Dynasty, highlighting the social and political issues of the time. Slavery was a common practice during this period, and the show sheds light on the harsh realities and brutality faced by those in bondage. The complex relationships between the slaves and their masters are also explored in the show.

The cinematography of the show is particularly noteworthy. The scenic landscapes of Korea are captured beautifully, and the elaborate costumes and sets add to the overall authenticity of the show. The action sequences are well choreographed and add a certain level of intensity to the show.

The music of the show is also a standout feature. The original score, composed by Lee Jae-jin, perfectly sets the tone of each scene, adding to the overall emotional impact of the show.

The show's writing is its strongest feature. The script is well-crafted with an attention to detail that is often overlooked in historical dramas. The show's writers, Chun Sung-il and Kim Kwang-sik, manage to balance the various storylines of the show, ensuring that even minor characters have a role to play in the larger narrative. This attention to detail creates a rich and engaging viewing experience.

Overall, Chuno is a compelling historical drama that manages to offer both action and depth. The show's richly drawn characters and attention to detail will keep viewers engaged and invested in the story. The endearing love story between Dae-gil and Un-nyun adds a touch of romance to the show, making it an excellent choice for fans of historical dramas with a dash of romance.

Chuno is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (24 episodes). The series first aired on June 2, 2010.

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Episode 24
24. Episode 24
March 25, 2010
Eop-bok discovers that the leader of their revolution regime used them as part of their scheme to get rid of certain people that the Left Prime Minister did not want around.
Episode 23
23. Episode 23
March 24, 2010
Since both Dae-gil and Tae-ha are both wanted alive in the capital city, they try to find a way to escape and get back to the village to send the Crown Prince to Qing along with the Qing Emperor.
Episode 22
22. Episode 22
March 18, 2010
The Qing Emperor sends his soldiers to the small village to get the Crown Prince so that they can take him back to Qing for his safety.
Episode 21
21. Episode 21
March 17, 2010
Dae-gil is now reunited again with his chuno brothers, General Choi and Wang-son. A welcoming festivity is prepared for Dae-gil and the rest of his crew.
Episode 20
20. Episode 20
March 11, 2010
In order to keep the Crown Prince safe, Dae-gil guides them into the deep mountains, where his slave hunting comrade lives in a village surrounded by other slave hunters.
Episode 19
19. Episode 19
March 10, 2010
While trying to escape to keep the Crown Prince safe, Hye-won gets caught by officers because they are suspicious that she is carrying the Crown Prince.
Episode 18
18. Episode 18
March 4, 2010
Execution day. Both Tae-ha and Dae-gil are sentenced to die since they failed to reveal the whereabouts of the Crown Prince and follow orders.
Episode 17
17. Episode 17
March 3, 2010
Both Tae-ha and Dae-gil get captured by Officer Hwang and get tortured until they disclose the whereabouts of the Crown Prince.
Episode 16
16. Episode 16
February 25, 2010
There are certain fates that are just not meant to be. After Dae-gil's relentless chase to find Tae-ha and Un-nyun, he hits a dead-end where he has to face reality and accept that Un-nyun has moved on and has found happiness.
Episode 15
15. Episode 15
February 24, 2010
Scholar Jo and his cohorts grow anxious as it seems that General Song Tae-Ha may not merely follow orders and do as he is told.
Episode 14
14. Episode 14
February 18, 2010
Just as it seems they might have to settle in for a long and cold wait, one of the slaves spies the yangban approaching in the distance. The slaves immediately scramble to their positions.
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
February 17, 2010
Dae-Gil has found his beloved, but she has apparently forgotten about him.
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
February 11, 2010
King Injo asks his number two man, the Left State Minister Lee Gyeong Shik, about the happenings in Jeju Island, where the last surviving son of the murdered Crown Prince So-Hyeon was supposed to be killed.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
February 10, 2010
According to Dae-gil, in this world of slavery co-existing with Neo-Confucian ideals of virtue, Good and Evil don't really have meaning.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
February 4, 2010
Dae-gil had begged his father to allow him to marry Un-nyun, saying that he couldn't live without her. Furious, his father had ordered that Un-nyun be locked up in the storage room, where she would be left to die from dehydration.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
February 3, 2010
Tae-Ha was not born a slave. Rather, he chose to swear an oath to defend the Crown Prince, thus he endured the loss of his command, the torture, the permanent branding of slave symbol on his forehead, because he had a greater purpose.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
January 28, 2010
Seol-hwa is jolted awake by the slave hunters demanding to know what she did with their horses and money. Seol-hwa says she sold the horses and spent all of the money on food and drink.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
January 27, 2010
Choi and Wang-son cannot believe it; they've seen it before more than a few times. But Dae-Gil is adamant – Un-Nyun is alive!
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
January 21, 2010
Aware that they'd be overtaken easily if they tried to escape on horseback, Tae-ha sends a riderless horse galloping away to misdirect the slave hunters once again.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
January 20, 2010
There is only one son of the Crown Prince left alive, and Tae-Ha must save him. Tae-Ha, with his secret message from the Crown Prince himself, must get to and save the last son of the Crown Prince and avenge his master's murder.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
June 3, 2010
Seol-hwa blocks Dae-gil's path and refuses to budge until he agrees to bring her along on their mission to catch Tae-ha. Dae-gil is just about to turn his horse the other way, when Eop-bok fires his musket.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
June 3, 2010
Chun Ji-Ho is nothing if not an opportunist. He tells his men to fire away. If he manages to kill Dae-Gil and the runaway slave, that's like killing two birds with a few dozen arrows.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
June 3, 2010
In the Manchu war, amidst the chaos and fighting, invaders had raided homes and dragged off their inhabitants.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
June 2, 2010
Slaves who ran away were rounded up by bounty hunters called chuno-kkun. 'Chuno' itself is a portmanteau word combining 'chase' with 'slave'; hence, slave hunter.
Where to Watch Chuno
Chuno is available for streaming on the Viikii website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Chuno on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    June 2, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    8.6  (1,070)