Emperor of the Sea

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  • 2004
  • 1 Season
  • 8.0  (1,462)

Emperor of the Sea is a historical drama series that was aired on KBS America from 2004 to 2005, starring Choi Soo-jong, Song Il-kook, Chae Shi-ra, and Soo Ae. The story is set in the 13th century, during the reign of King Chungnyeol in Goryeo Dynasty Korea. It follows the life of Jang Bo-go, played by Choi Soo-jong, who is a commoner born in a small coastal town. Despite numerous hardships, Jang Bo-go grows to become a great merchant and sailor, and eventually earns the trust and respect of King Chungnyeol.

As Jang Bo-go becomes more successful, he gains many enemies who try to bring him down. One of his biggest rivals is Dae Soh, played by Song Il-kook, who is also a merchant and sailor. Dae Soh is determined to take over Jang Bo-go's business and become the most powerful merchant in the land.

In addition to the rivalry between Jang Bo-go and Dae Soh, there is also a love triangle between Jang Bo-go, Yeomjang, played by Chae Shi-ra, and Jung-hwa, played by Soo Ae. Yeomjang is a wealthy merchant who falls in love with Jang Bo-go, but he is more interested in Jung-hwa, who is a beautiful courtesan.

Throughout the series, Jang Bo-go faces many challenges and obstacles, including brutal pirates, a corrupt government, and internal power struggles within his own company. Despite all of this, he remains determined to build his empire and protect his family and friends.

The show features stunning cinematography and beautiful costumes, which help bring the world of Goryeo Dynasty Korea to life. The characters are complex and well-developed, making it easy for viewers to become emotionally invested in their stories.

Overall, Emperor of the Sea is a thrilling and engaging historical drama that is perfect for fans of epic storytelling and sweeping romantic dramas. With its intricate plot, well-drawn characters, and stunning visuals, this series is a must-watch for anyone interested in Korean historical dramas.

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Episode 51
51. Episode 51
January 1, 2004
Jangbogo pledges war against Kimyang when he learns of Kimyang?s scheme to overthrow the King and become the King himself. Despite much opposition, Jangbogo meets Yumjang.
Episode 50
50. Episode 50
January 1, 2004
The doctor confesses that he poisoned Kim Woo-jing to death under Kim Yang and Yumjang?s order. Meanwhile, Jangbogo is saddened to leave Jung-hwa alone with young Emperor, and asks Yumjang to take good care of her.
Episode 49
49. Episode 49
January 1, 2004
Lady Jami acts bold and brave after being captured by Jangbogo?s soldiers, but begs Yumjang to spare her life at the price of all of her hidden fortune. Meanwhile, Kim Yang suggests Yumjang to kill Jangbogo, and Yumjang hesitates.
Episode 48
48. Episode 48
January 1, 2004
Lady Jami tries to negotiate with Jangbogo to provide her with troops and Kim Woo-jing at the price of Jung-hwa?s life. Jangbogo firmly refuses to make any kind of comprise with her.
Episode 47
47. Episode 47
January 1, 2004
Lady Jami and Jangbogo finally face their final showdown, and the war begins. Meanwhile, when Kim Yang learns that Lady Jami is in Mujinju, he orders Yumjang to go and capture her at once. Lady Jami is shocked to see Yumjang and his men in front of her house as she tries to sneak away.
Episode 46
46. Episode 46
April 27, 2005
Jang Bogo and Yum Moon go to Yangzhou to try to reestablish trade at the Chunghae Base.
Episode 45
45. Episode 45
April 26, 2005
With the permission of Jang Bogo, Yum Moon and Kim Yang seek refuge in Chungae.
Episode 44
44. Episode 44
January 1, 2004
Kim Myung takes Lady Jami?s advice and hands over his right as the newly appointed Emperor to Kim Jae-yoong. Meanwhile, in order to kill Kim Woo-jing, Lady Jami volunteers to go to Chunghae to negotiate with Jangbogo.
Episode 43
43. Episode 43
January 1, 2004
Lady Jami tries to escape Hwangdo with the injured Kim Myung, and Kim Yang orders Yumjang to kill Lady Jami. Meanwhile, upon the news that the Emperor has died, Lady Jami feels threatened for her life.
Episode 42
42. Episode 42
January 1, 2004
To earn the trust of Kim Woo-jing, Kim Yang decides to kill Kim Myung, and plans to kill him by using Yumjang. Yumjang, disguised as Hwarang, participates in the Hwarang gathering, and quietly waits for Kim Myung to appear.
Episode 41
41. Episode 41
January 1, 2004
Jung-hwa is shocked to see Yumjang walking into Kim Woo-jing?s room. Yumjang is just as surprised to see that Jung-hwa has seen him, but quickly tells her that he is no longer living the life he has been leading before.
Episode 40
40. Episode 40
January 1, 2004
When Cho Jang-kil realizes that Jangbogo is delaying his wedding with Chae-ryung because of his undeniable love for Jung-hwa, he meets Jung-hwa and asks her to help Jangbogo give up on her.
Episode 39
39. Episode 39
January 1, 2004
Kim Yang appoints Yumjang, Dae-chi and Baek-kyung as his secret soldiers. Yumjang states to Kim Yang that the only thing he wants is to kill Jangbogo.
Episode 38
38. Episode 38
January 1, 2004
Jangbogo warns Yumjang that he will feel a pain greater than death itself, and tattoos the word ?Thief? on Yumjang?s forehead. Instead of killing Yumjang, Jangbogo orders the tattoo on his forehead and orders that he?d live the rest of his life as a slave.
Episode 37
37. Episode 37
January 1, 2004
Yumjang pledges to kill Jangbogo to seek revenge for the death of Lee Do-hyung. Meanwhile, as Yumjang is escorted to Hwangdo, Baek-kyung saves him, and Lady Jami offers another proposal to Yumjang.
Episode 36
36. Episode 36
January 1, 2004
Jangbogo successfully hides on the island and fights off all pirates. When he points his sword to Lee Do-hyung?s throat, he is reminded of how his parents were killed by Lee Do-hyung.
Episode 35
35. Episode 35
January 1, 2004
Kim Woo-jing is angered at Lady Jami and pledges to swipe out all the corrupted officials on her side. At this warning, Lady Jami feels greatly threatened.
Episode 34
34. Episode 34
January 1, 2004
Chae-ryung is heartbroken to see how Jung-hwa ran all the way to Yangjoo, despite the danger involved. She realizes that no matter how much time passes, the love between Jung-hwa and Jangbogo will not diminish.
Episode 33
33. Episode 33
January 1, 2004
The injured Seol-pyung continues to be unconscious, and Chae-ryung and Jangbogo watch in great sorrow. Upon waking up, Seol-pyung stops Jangbogo from starting a battle with Yumjang.
Episode 32
32. Episode 32
January 1, 2004
Lady Jami schemes to bring Jangbogo down, and assures Yumjang to not fail in stabbing Jangbogo in the heart. However, Yumjang turns down Lady Jami?s offer, saying he will not negotiate over Lee Do-hyun?s life.
Episode 31
31. Episode 31
January 1, 2004
Jung-hwa encounters Jangbogo after some time and quietly tells him to forget all about her as she has about him. Meanwhile, Yumjang and the pirates attack a ship, and when Jung-hwa finds Jangbogo and Yumjang battling, she falls into shock and confusion.
Episode 30
30. Episode 30
January 1, 2004
Jangbogo points out Lady Jami as the person behind the assassin and sends his troops to Kim Woo-jing?s house. Jung-hwa makes up her mind to cut ties with Jangbogo, and he is saddened by her sudden cold response.
Episode 29
29. Episode 29
January 1, 2004
Yumjang?s heart aches for his love for Jung-hwa but he is saddened to realize that her heart is directed to Jangbogo. Meanwhile, Lady Jami plans to murder Jangbogo using Yumjang, while prying into how Jung-hwa became such an influential merchant in a short time.
Episode 28
28. Episode 28
January 1, 2004
Kim Woojing agrees to Jangbogo to permit his men to come to Shilla and promises to cooperate in any way he can in helping Jangbogo defeat the troubling pirates. Jangbogo orders Jungryun and Paik Hajin to be trained to fight the pirates.
Episode 27
27. Episode 27
January 1, 2004
When pirates attack the ships filled with imported goods to Shilla, Jangbogo comes to Shilla to deal with these pirates and asks for Lady Jami?s cooperation to have his men come also.
Episode 26
26. Episode 26
January 1, 2004
Two years later? Lady Jami who has lost all of her wealth over the past 2 years makes a lavish comeback as a successful merchant who holds the key to trading with Shilla. Her unexpected offer to give the key to trading with Shilla to anyone who offers the cheapest price for silk makes the merchants? hearts waver.
Episode 25
25. Episode 25
January 1, 2004
Yumjang betrays Leesado to save Junghwa, and sets Leesado's camp on fire. While being saved by Yumjang, Junghwa's eyes catch those of Jangbogo's for a brief moment. Yumjang ignores Junghwa's teary eyes and takes her away from the chaotic war scene.
Episode 24
24. Episode 24
January 1, 2004
Yumjang leads his troops to save Junghwa, and Jangbogo leaves immediately after hearing the news that Yumjang is within his territory. Yumjang comes face-to-face with Jangbogo after saving Junghwa.
Episode 23
23. Episode 23
January 1, 2004
Jangbogo's troops and Yumjang's troops have their final showdown. Although Jangbogo's troops are greatly outnumbered by Yumjang's soldiers, he manages to defeat Yumjang and safely brings Wangjiheung back.
Episode 22
22. Episode 22
January 1, 2004
Jangbogo safely returns to Yangju, but is furious after finding out that Junghwa has made up her mind to marry Yumjang in exchange for his life. Jungryun tries to bring Lady Jami down by exposing that she has aligned with Leesado, but Jangbogo makes a deal with her to bring Junghwa to Yangju.
Episode 21
21. Episode 21
January 1, 2004
While Jangbogo and his troops head for Leesado's camp, Leesado orders his men to capture Jangbogo alive. Yumjang sends Joongdal and his men to kidnap Chaeryung. Meanwhile, when Jangbogo hears that Chaeryung has been kidnapped, he risks his own life by stepping into Leesado's camp.
Episode 20
20. Episode 20
January 1, 2004
Jung-hwa takes off to Mujinjo at Lady Jami's request, completely unaware that Yumjang is hiding in the carriage. Yumjang is heartbroken as he watches in secret Jangbogo and Jung-hwa speaking to each other with so much affection.
Episode 19
19. Episode 19
January 1, 2004
Jangbogo and Yumjang have a final showdown. Jangbogo finds out by Jung-hwa that the person who saved his own life from poison arrow was none other than Yumjang.
Episode 18
18. Episode 18
January 1, 2004
After Jung-hwa makes up her mind to marry Yumjang, she is startled to find that Jangbogo has returned home. Meanwhile, Jung-hwa discovers that the person who attempted to kill Jangbogo was in fact Yumjang.
Episode 17
17. Episode 17
January 1, 2004
After Jangbogo leaves Wonhang to bring back the lost dignity of Seolpyung, words soon spread that he has been killed. Jung-hwa, unable to control her grief, jumps into the sea to kill herself, but Yumjang saves her.
Episode 16
16. Episode 16
January 1, 2004
Seolpyung appoints Koongbuk as n high-ranking official, giving him the new name of Jangbogo. Meanwhile, Yumjang gives Jung-hwa rare gems, and pledges to her that he will devote the rest of his life for her.
Episode 15
15. Episode 15
January 1, 2004
Upon finding out that Lee Do-hyung was behind the incident with the pirates, Jangbogo (Koongbuk) shivers with anger at how his life has changed upside down and how his father was killed in that incident.
Episode 14
14. Episode 14
January 1, 2004
Jangbogo (Koongbuk) and Jung-ryun are sent to prison after getting involved in a fight with Joong-dal on the street. The worried Chae-ryung does everything in her power to release him.
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
January 1, 2004
Jung-hwa nurses the unconscious Koongbuk, and Yumjang watches her with an aching heart. Both of them leave just before Koongbuk wakes up from his long unconsciousness.
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
January 1, 2004
In an attempt to save the imprisoned Jung-hwa, Koongbuk participates in a sword contest once again, risking his life.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
January 1, 2004
Koongbuk kills Yupo in the sword contest and wins the final victory. When Koongbuk sees Lady Jami in the audience, he immediately thinks that Jung-hwa would be in Yangju as well.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
January 1, 2004
After intensive sword training, Koongbuk and Jung-ryun excel, and Koongbuk participates in a sword contest. When Koongbuk takes off his mask after the final victory, Lady Jami is shocked to see him still alive.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
January 1, 2004
When the Major General finds out that Koongbuk defeated Ryusa, he secretly takes him in to train him as a swordsman. Koongbuk undergoes intensive training.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
January 1, 2004
Jung-hwa pledges to devote her life to Lady Jami for saving Koongbuk?s life. When Lady Jami realizes Jung-hwa's hidden talent as a merchant, she appoints her as a clerk. Meanwhile, tired of their lives as slaves, Koongbuk and Jung-ryun get into a fight, and Koongbuk kills Ryusa, who was known as the best swordsman.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
January 1, 2004
Choi Mu-chang is severely injured, and Koongbuk and Jung-ryun become imprisoned by Lady Jami. Lady Jami sends Koongbuk and Jung-ryun as slaves, when Jung-hwa begs her with tears to save their lives.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
January 1, 2004
Koongbuk tries to persuade Jung-hwa to elope with him, but she refuses in an attempt to revive her fallen family and brother, Chan-kyum. Meanwhile, Yumjang hides in the nobleman's house.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
January 1, 2004
Koongbuk reencounters with Jung-hwa, and the two confirm their love for each other. Yumjang is heartbroken when he sees how deeply Jung-hwa feels for Koongbuk. Lady Jami plans to send Jung-hwa as a concubine of an old nobleman.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
January 1, 2004
Just before Koongbuk is able to participate in the sword contest, he is drafted as a solider. Meanwhile, Yumjang succeeds as a merchant in Dang Dynasty. Jung-ryun becomes Lady Jami?s private soldier with the help of Yumjang.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
January 1, 2004
Koongbuk attempts to try out for a sword contest held by Lady Jami, aiming for the first prize, which will guarantee his freedom to break away from his slave status. Koongbuk learns his sword skills from Choi Mu-chang.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
January 1, 2004
Koongbuk helps his father, Du-man, with work on a ship but later realizes that it is a pirate ship, and that they have been schemed. Du-man loses his life while trying to save his son, and Koongbuk and Jung-ryun get caught by soldiers.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
January 1, 2004
As a slave boy, Koongbuk, hides on a ship headed to Dang Dynasty. Koongbuk pledges to learn how to use a sword to survive. When he meets Yumjang who has excellent sword skills, he begs him to teach him.
  • Premiere Date
    January 1, 2004
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (1,462)