The Kingdom of The Winds

Title: 바람의 나라 / The Kingdom of The Winds
Also known as: Country of Wind / The Land of Wind
Genre: Period Drama, Fantasy
Episodes: 36
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2008-Sept-04 to 2009-Jan-15

The Kingdom of the Wind is a big budget historical thriller that captivated audiences and won multiple KBS drama awards in 2008. This is a no nonsense epic (especially when compared to Strongest Chil Woo) featuring beautiful cinematography and score as well as lots of grand battle scenes, conspiracies, political intrigue, and assassination plots.

The Kingdom of the Wind is a story about Muhyul, and the third king of Koguryeo who was also called the god of wars. Muhyul is the grandson of Jumong but was born with a supposed curse to kill his parents, siblings, son, and destroy the country. His father, King Yuri, was horrified by this prophecy but couldn’t get himself to kill his own child. So he orders his elder son, Haemyung, to take baby Muhyul outside the palace to live as a commoner who doesn’t know anything about his true identity. Through the course of 36 episodes, Muhyul goes through many trials and tribulations to defy his nefarious fate, and eventually emerges as a powerful king.

Song Il Gook as Prince Moo Hyul / Daemusin
Choi Jung Won as Princess Yeon
Park Gun Hyung as Prince Do Jin
Jung Jin Young as King Yuri

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