The Joseon Gunman

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  • 2014
  • 1 Season

The Joseon Gunman, also known as Joseon Shooter, is a Korean drama series produced by KBS that aired in 2014. The show is set in the Joseon Dynasty and revolves around the story of a nobleman's son who is forced to become a gunman and seek revenge for the wrongs done to his family.

The show stars Lee Joon-gi, who plays the role of Park Yoon-kang, the son of an influential family in Joseon. Yoon-kang is a skilled swordsman who is taught the art of firearms by the Japanese. However, after his family is betrayed and murdered, he becomes a gunman to seek revenge against those who wronged his family.

Lee Joon-gi's portrayal of Yoon-kang is a standout performance in the show. He is able to convey the character's pain and determination in seeking revenge with great nuance. His character initially has a sense of entitlement and privilege as a member of an influential family, but his transformation into a determined and skilled gunman is believable and well executed.

The show also has an excellent supporting cast of characters. Nam Sang-mi plays the role of Jung Soo-in, a woman who is instrumental in helping Yoon-kang in his quest for revenge. Her character is intelligent, resourceful and loyal to Yoon-kang. Han Joo-wan plays the role of Kim Ho-kyung, another nobleman's son who is Yoon-kang's childhood friend. Ho-kyung's character evolves throughout the show and provides insight into the upper class in Joseon.

The show's plot is well-crafted and engaging. The story unfolds gradually and the pacing is well done. It combines action, drama, and historical elements seamlessly. The themes of betrayal, loyalty, and revenge are explored in depth throughout the show. The show also explores the impact of the introduction of firearms into Korea during the Joseon period.

The Joseon Gunman's production values are also noteworthy. The show's cinematography and set design are impressive. The show captures the beauty and majesty of the Joseon era. The costumes and hairstyles are also meticulously designed and add to the authenticity of the show.

The soundtrack for the show is also beautifully crafted. The main theme, "Only You" by 4MEN, is a standout track that perfectly captures the emotions of the characters in the show. The instrumental music throughout the show also adds to the atmosphere and mood of the show.

Overall, The Joseon Gunman is an excellent show that is well worth watching. Lee Joon-gi's performance is outstanding and the plot is engaging and well crafted. The supporting cast is also strong, and the production values are top-notch. The show explores themes that are relevant and relatable today, such as revenge, loyalty, and betrayal. Additionally, the show offers a glimpse into Korean history and culture during the Joseon period.

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Episode 22
22. Episode 22
September 4, 2014
The stunning finale begins with the Qing forces coming in to support the Queen and undo all the changes that Yoon Kang and Soo In fought so hard to make.
Episode 21
21. Episode 21
September 3, 2014
Loyalties and friendships are questioned when Yoon Kang and the progressives are labeled as the 'rebels' and take over the palace by force.
Episode 20
20. Episode 20
August 28, 2014
Plans are underway to begin a coup to save the king from the corrupt officials that surround him. Soo In enters the palace as a court maid.
Episode 19
19. Episode 19
August 27, 2014
The Court of Justice and Won Shin's men go after Yoon Kang after the king orders for his arrest for murdering Japanese citizens.
Episode 18
18. Episode 18
August 21, 2014
With the king and queen under his thumb, Won Shin manages to gain control over all merchant and trade deals in Joseon at the expense of people's lives. And Yoon Kang does everything he can to stop him.
Episode 17
17. Episode 17
August 20, 2014
Kim Jwa Young is finally captured and arrested for his treason, but the King must rely on old enemies to maintain his power.
Episode 16
16. Episode 16
August 14, 2014
A rebellion shakes up the capital and puts the king and queen's lives at risk.
Episode 15
15. Episode 15
August 13, 2014
With Yoon Kang's archnemesis dead, he must now deal with the fallout from Hye Won. Lord Kim Jwa Young shakes up the capital by first going after every runaway slave found in the city.
Episode 14
14. Episode 14
August 7, 2014
A mysterious savior helps Yoon Kang escape death while an old friend from his past returns to Joseon to shake the world up.
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
August 6, 2014
Yoon Kang finally captures Won Shin but his troubles don't end as there are still corrupt members in the palace who can save Won Shin from death.
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
July 31, 2014
The truth comes out when too many people see Yoon Kang unmasked. Hye Won confronts her father about his shady dealings and threatens to leave him if he hurts Yoon Kang.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
July 30, 2014
Ho Kyung is wounded when an attempt on Interpreter Jung's life is made. Yoon Kang is one step closer to fulfilling his revenge when he discovers which gunman killed his father.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
July 24, 2014
Soo In and her father are brought in and tortured to fulfill Second Vice Premier Kim's own wicked needs, and it will require Yoon Kang's intervention to save them all from harm.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
July 23, 2014
The Royal Court opens an investigation into who killed the Minister of Justice, which puts everyone in danger and jeopardizes Yoon Kang's safety.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
July 17, 2014
When Yeon Ha is found, Yoon Kang will do anything to save her at the risk of exposing his identity. Soo In attempts at an explosion demonstration.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
July 16, 2014
Yoon Kang reveals himself to a trusted ally to find Yeon Ha more quickly. Won Shin finds a more definitive way to determine if Hanjo is Yoon Kang.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
July 10, 2014
Soo In believes that Hanjo is Yoon Kang, but he refuses to acknowledge her. Moo Duk and Won Shin get closer to identifying the mysterious gunman.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
July 9, 2014
Yoon Kang returns to Korea as Hasego Hanjo, a mysterious businessman with a preference for women and alcohol, and harboring a dark secret from his past. Soo In tries to get her hands on a camera.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
July 3, 2014
Yoon Kang finally realizes that he's misunderstood his father all these years, but soon after faces an even bigger challenge.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
July 2, 2014
Yoon Kang develops deeper feelings for Soo In, but in the midst of his romantic endeavors his sister gets kidnapped.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
June 26, 2014
Yoon Kang gets caught up with Soo In's affairs and the two of them find themselves chased by the master gunman for Hyeon Am's book.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
June 25, 2014
A rebel gunman is out killing all scholars who are of the Enlightenment. Yoon Kang's father hunts down the killer but it's a dangerous political game.
  • Premiere Date
    June 25, 2014