The Slave Hunters

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  • 2011
  • 1 Season
  • 8.6  (1,070)

The Slave Hunters is a Korean historical drama that was produced by KBS Internet Co., Ltd. and aired in 2010. It stars Jang Hyuk as Dae-gil, a skilled slave hunter who seeks to find his missing sister while taking on a corrupt system that values human life as commodities. The show is set during the Joseon dynasty (1392-1897) in Korea, which was known for its strict hierarchical social structure and the use of slaves.

The show's premise revolves around the journey of Dae-gil, who must reconcile his tumultuous past as a slave with his present role as a hunter of slaves. The show emphasizes the brutality of slavery and how it affected people's lives in various ways. The Slave Hunters depicts the poverty, inequality, and inhumane treatment suffered by the slaves in society, as well as the barbaric methods used by slave hunters to capture and sell them.

As the show progresses, Dae-gil begins to realize that the system of slavery is not only cruel but also unjust. He becomes more compassionate towards the slaves he captures, and his desire to find his sister drives him to seek revenge against those who were responsible for kidnapping her. Along the way, Dae-gil encounters other characters who are also affected by the system of slavery, including a fellow slave hunter named Ko Bok-su (played by Oh Ji-ho) and an ex-slave-turned-merchant named Un-nyun (played by Lee Da-hae).

The Slave Hunters is known for its impressive production values and its attention to detail in terms of historical accuracy. The show's costumes, sets, and cinematography all contribute to the immersive experience that the show provides. The show's widespread popularity in Korea and in other parts of Asia is a testament to its quality and its relevance to contemporary social issues.

The themes of social injustice, inequality, and compassion in The Slave Hunters have resonated with viewers, and the show is regarded as one of the must-watch Korean historical dramas. The show's focus on a dark chapter in Korean history has also led to critical acclaim, as it shines a light on a part of history that is often overlooked or ignored.

Overall, The Slave Hunters is an impressive historical drama that combines the best of action, romance, and history. The show's compelling characters, intense fight scenes, and intricate plotlines make it a must-watch for fans of the genre. Jang Hyuk's performance as Dae-gil is particularly noteworthy, as he brings an intense energy and emotional depth to the character that elevates the entire show. If you are looking for a thrilling and thought-provoking historical epic that will transport you to a different time and place, The Slave Hunters is definitely worth your time.

The Slave Hunters is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (24 episodes). The series first aired on August 16, 2011.

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E 24
24. E 24
August 16, 2011
Tae Ha and Dae Gil escape and meet Hae Won. Dae Gil leaves Tae Ha and Hae Won to join Jjak Gui's crew. Chul Woong finally catches up with Tae Ha.
E 23
23. E 23
August 16, 2011
While Tae Ha and Dae Gil hide out, they decide Dae Gil will be a decoy for their escape plan. No Bi Dang battles Jang Rye Won without supplies.
E 22
22. E 22
August 16, 2011
Chul Woong's crew attacks Bum Yi, and Bum Yi goes to Jjak Gui's town. Tae Ha wants Dae Gil's help to ask the crown prince to ensure Won Son's safety.
E 21
21. E 21
August 16, 2011
Han Sum meets with Lee Jae Jun to ask for military help but is surrounded by Cho Sun Bi. Tae Ha heads to the capital, and Dae Gil joins his journey.
E 20
20. E 20
August 16, 2011
One of Yong Gol Dae's crew, Yong Yi, tries to find a way to Won Son. Tae Ha is left alone to promote the future and asks Dae Gil to watch Hae Won.
E 19
19. E 19
August 16, 2011
Dae Gil goes into battle himself to save Hae Won, and Tae Ha appears when Dae Gil is in danger. Chul Woong resumes chasing Tae Ha and Dae Gil.
E 18
18. E 18
August 16, 2011
General Choi and Wang Son Yi hide at Jjak Gui's town, but Jjak Gui wants them to leave. People find out about Hae Won's fake identity.
E 17
17. E 17
August 16, 2011
Tae Ha and Dae Gil learn that Chul Woong is the one who killed their crews. Hae Won finds Won Son and is caught while trying to escape with Won Son.
E 16
16. E 16
August 16, 2011
Chul Woong kills Tae Ha and Cho Sun Bi's crew one by one and chases down Cho Sun Bi. Hae Won tries to stop the fight between Tae Ha and Dae Gil.
E 15
15. E 15
August 16, 2011
Cho Sun Bi and Tae Ha's relationship starts to shake up, and Cho Sun Bi trys to take Won Son himself. Chul Woong leaves a message using Tae Ha's name.
E 14
14. E 14
August 16, 2011
Up Bok's crew ambush Yong Yi from Yong Gol Dae, but is unprepared for a counterattack. Wang Son wants to catch Tae Ha but is attacked by Chul Woong.
E 13
13. E 13
August 16, 2011
Chul Woong starts to kill everyone who is trying to save Won Son and gather information on Tae Ha. Chun Ji Ho, meanwhile, wants revenge on Chul Woong.
E 12
12. E 12
August 16, 2011
Cho Sun Bi trys to revolt and make Won Son the crown prince. But Tae Ha feels anxious after seeing Cho Sun Bi get so excited about it.
E 11
11. E 11
August 16, 2011
Lee Gyung Sik starts to suspect there is another influence interfering with his work. Tae Ha tries to meet his former crew at Woon Ju Sa.
E 10
10. E 10
August 16, 2011
Han Sum runs away with Won Son, but he meet up with Chul Woong. Tae Ha tries to save Hae Won from soldiers but ends up shot by arrows.
E 9
9. E 9
August 16, 2011
Chun Ji Ho is paid to go to Je Ju Island and kill Won Son. Tae Ha and Hae Won finally arrive on the island, but Chul Woong finds Won Son faster.
E 8
8. E 8
August 16, 2011
To heal Hae Won's wounds, Tae Ha goes to his former general's house. Dae Gil and Chul Woong predict Tae Ha will head to Je Ju Island.
E 7
7. E 7
August 16, 2011
While fighting Chul Woong, Dae Gil is shocked when he sees Hae Won's face and gets hurt by Chul Woong's sword. Up Bok orders to kill Pak Jin Sa.
E 6
6. E 6
August 16, 2011
Hearing that slave hunters are near, Hae Won wants to leave Tae Ha. Dae Gil looks at an old record and learns that Lim Young Ho is Tae Ha's master.
E 5
5. E 5
August 16, 2011
Lim Young Ho, Tae Ha's master, waits for Tae Ha and gives a secret mission to Cho Sun Bi. Tae Ha and Hae Won get closer while Dae Gil follows.
E 4
4. E 4
August 16, 2011
Lee Gyung Sik, who put Chul Woong in prison, seeks the best slave hunter in Chosun, Dae Gil, to hunt down Tae Ha.
E 3
3. E 3
August 16, 2011
Dae Gil and Tae Ha fight. Chun Ji Ho tries to bring down Dae Gil's reputation by spreading rumors. Hae Won almost gets raped until Tae Ha intervenes.
E 2
2. E 2
August 16, 2011
The slave who ran away from Dae Gil's house 10 years ago changed her name to Hae Won. Former warrior Song Tae Ha now lives as a slave.
E 1
1. E 1
August 16, 2011
Dae Gil is the best slave hunter in Chosun, focused on chasing runaway slaves for money and searching for a lady he saw 10 years ago.
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The Slave Hunters is available for streaming on the KBS Internet Co.Ltd. website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Slave Hunters on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    August 16, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    8.6  (1,070)