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Great Queen Seonduk 

Seonduk yeowang (original title)
Story of Queen Seondeok who was born a princess, brought up among commoners and overcame many trials to become the ruler of Silla.




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Series cast summary:
Woong-in Jeong ...  Mi-Saeng 61 episodes, 2009
Jeong-hyeon Kim ...  Ha-Jong 58 episodes, 2009
Dam Ryu ...  Go-do 56 episodes, 2009
Yo-won Lee ...  Deokman / ... 55 episodes, 2009
No-min Jeon ...  Seol-won 55 episodes, 2009
Mun-shik Lee ...  Jukbang 55 episodes, 2009
Gyo-jin In ...  Kim Yong-Chun 55 episodes, 2009
Tae-woong Eom ...  Kim Yusin 54 episodes, 2009
Seong-mo Jeong ...  Kim Seo-Hyeon 53 episodes, 2009
Seung-hyo Lee ...  Alcheon 52 episodes, 2009
Do-bin Baek ...  Bo-Jong 52 episodes, 2009
Hyun-Jung Go ...  Misil 51 episodes, 2009
Young Jae Dok-Go ...  Se-Jong 50 episodes, 2009
Young-Bin Jeon Young-Bin Jeon ...  Gok Sa-Hoon 50 episodes, 2009
Young-Seo Park Young-Seo Park ...  Dae-Poong 50 episodes, 2009
Min-Ki Jo ...  King Jinpyeong 47 episodes, 2009
Ye-jin Im ...  Man-Myeong 47 episodes, 2009
Ji Hoo Kang ...  Im-Jong 47 episodes, 2009
Seong-pil Kang ...  San-Tak 47 episodes, 2009
Dong-won Seo ...  Deok-chung 45 episodes, 2009
Hee-woong Jang ...  Park-Wie 45 episodes, 2009
Yu-seon Yun ...  Queen Maya 44 episodes, 2009
Nam-gil Kim ...  Bidam 42 episodes, 2009
Kang Seo ...  Yang-Gil 41 episodes, 2009
Kyung-In Hong ...  Suk-Poom 40 episodes, 2009
Kil-kang Ahn ...  Jilsuk 39 episodes, 2009
Yun-hu Ko ...  Ho-Jae 36 episodes, 2009
Yeong-hie Seo ...  Sohwa 35 episodes, 2009
Sang-uk Joo ...  Wol-Ya 35 episodes, 2009
Ho-geun Jeong ...  Sul-Ji 33 episodes, 2009
Seung-ho Yoo ...  Chunchu 29 episodes, 2009
Hyo-Seob Eom Hyo-Seob Eom ...  Yum-Jong 26 episodes, 2009


A story of action, humor, intrigue and romance set in the ancient Korean kingdom of Silla. Deokman is torn from her family at birth and reared in exile in the remote deserts of China. There she learns the wisdom and love she'll need on her long road back to Korea and the twin sister she lost. In a sweeping saga of humor and pathos, Deokman earns the loyalty of refugees, con men and the greatest Hwarang warriors of the age. Together they battle the enemies of her homeland but later can they defeat the enemies within? Ancient mysticism, political intrigue and thrilling action sequences combine in a human drama perfect for the whole family. Written by D. Bannon

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Release Date:

5 May 2009 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

A Silla királyság ékköve See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea

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MBC-TV Korea See more »
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Color | Color (NTSC Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (letterbox)
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Did You Know?


The last name of most of main characters (Deokman, Chunmyung, king, Yushin, Alcheon, Bidam, Chunchu, Wol-Ya) is Kim. See more »


Referenced in Six Flying Dragons (2015) See more »

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Seondeok, a shining Korean drama
25 September 2016 | by peterxnxnSee all my reviews

The story,is to say so,captivating.Two twin royal girls born under a sign of stars,sign with a meaning for their country subjects:prosperity or ruin.But there it must have been a boy,no way for a girl and yet another one.So at last one must to vanish -the little Deokman,who will be haunted for years,will endure a lot of privations and hurdles,to become after years the Queen of Shilla.At first,the hunter is not a lovable character;after many episodes he will be more valuable,especially for his terrible presence and act on screen.He is a counterbalance for,maybe,some things to soft.I think the director of this drama managed to show us a good story. Only a couple of stuffs I find to be bad presented:to many pots with flowers every were(for that time);not enough dirt and rift on armors of soldiers and ,,hwarangs''(the princess's guards).So shiny they are for dozens of episodes.

Seondeok (actress Lee Yo-Won) really can be appreciated and loved. In her stage as ,,hwarang'' is lovely;when triumphs she's shiny,when cries she breaks hearts,is beautiful and a very human person.The character Sohwa (actress Seo Young Hee) who cares of Deokman,has a gentle and lovely presence.No wonder for Chilsook to cherish her.This Chilsook is the hunter send by Mishil to cut Deokman's life.Mishil (actress Ho Hyun-Jung) is the bad person in plot; even so she prove to be a wonderful character.She's the finest presence along episodes.That meeting of her with Seondeok for a truce,on the grasslands,that meeting is a masterpiece of image.I have watched that scene a lot;amazing scene.Or,how I can forget that retreat of hand from Mishil's hands embrace_when Seondeok shows her status?!There is a hands conversation!!! Kim Yushin (Uhm Tae Woong),the comrade of Deokman is like a little then a big block-stone in this story.That is his role,because he will be a great general,the most trustworthy person for the Queen and their people.Nice that we have a lot of funny moments with Jukbang (actor Lee Moon-Sik) and Godo (actor Ryu Dam);the scene when Godo hide and unintended swallow some animal stuff,at an group inspection,is very funny.

The battle scenes are more or less convincing.Anyway Seondeok's political history and love,go on,with her star above.The plot make Seondeok to die to early.Until to that moment we have part of gorgeous scenes:views of Korea in sunset,Mishil's comrades caught by soldiers near her tomb (with a great act of Misaeng_actor Jung Woong In) in a golden shower sunrise;wonderful view of the carved stones.

My appreciation and rating are ,in first place,for great personages still others besides those already mentioned:Prince Chunchu (Yoo Seung-Ho),noble Hajong (Kim Jung-Hyun),lord Cheolwon (Jeon No Min),Bidam (Kim Nam-Gil) / the ,,hwarangs'' :Alcheon (Lee Seung Hyo),Santak (Kang Sung Pil),Sukpoom (Hong Kyung-In),Bojong (Baek Do-Bin) and so on.In the second place I appreciated that immense lot of costumes and accessories.And never in the last place,the traditional buildings (the studios).

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