Bae Yong Jun’s The Legend (Tae-wang-sa-shin-gi)

I’m not really a Bae Yong Jun fan. I like him in the movie “Scandal” but I barely finished the drama “Winter Sonata” (with Choi Ji Woo). However seeing the teaser of his new drama, “The Legend”, made me decide to watch its premier. So last night, after watching the 9 o’clock news (KBS), I tuned in to MBC and caught the first episode of what is probably the costliest series in Korea’s television history.

As I still can’t understand Korean perfectly, my husband helped in translating the dialogues and explaining the “historical” scenes that were presented. His favorite subject in school was Korean history and he’s really good at it. He answered my questions from all the historical dramas we’d watched (Age of Heroes, Lee Soon Shin, Jumong, Dae Jae Young). I hope he’ll cooperate and bear with me with this new drama. He’s also not a fan of Bae Yong Jun but he likes Moon So Ri (so do I).

Going back to the drama. It was good that BYJ is in the first episode. Fans need not wait until the third (or was it fourth) episode to see their favorite lead actor (unlike in Jumong). The computer graphics used in the drama is simply amazing. Some of the scenes reminded me of “Lord of the Rings” (and BYJ reminded me of Gandalf :)) According to the official website of “The Legend”, the drama is shot in Jeju Island. I hope to visit the set (crazy things that make me happy) later when I go to Jeju-do. In one of the future scenes, they show the young BYJ amidst green tea plants and that’s probably in Boseong Cha-bat (been there!). Anyway, the drama is shown Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:50 PM, right after the news. And it’s on now…

Here are some links you might want to visit…
Tae Wang Sa Shin Gi’s official MBC website
Photo gallery (spoilers alert!)
Wallpapers galore!
Video-on-demand
Netizen’s photo gallery
Screen captures
Parody
Cast members

32 comments

  1. elow.. totaly i love your movie… its my favorite… and i love bae yoong jun.. he’s so cute……and handsome…

  2. Pinakamamahal kong Haring Damdeok,

    buksan ang iyong pusong tahanan ko
    sabay mangangarap sa bagong mundo

    hahagkan
    ang umagang magbibigay ng liwanag
    sa mga yapak mo na aking susundan

    ako ang iyong karamay
    sa agos ng buhay
    sa lupa at sa langit man

    hahagkan
    ang umagang magbibigay ng liwanag
    sa mga yapak mo na aking susundan

    mga yapak mo ang aking susundan

    Nagmamahal,

    Kiha

    1. you are talented in verses. i like your letter. i just hope Damdeok could understand Filipino language so he’ll know how beautiful your love for him. keep up the good work kiha! B-)

  3. I’m a fan of Bae Yong Joon too ^^ and I found the page KpopVideo.com, they have a hug and updated collection of Bae Yong Joon’s pics, vids and news. Hope you enjoy it ^^

  4. Indeed, korean history was so colorful.. I haven’t watched the pilot episode of The Legend but i easily cope up with the story, i love the story of the legend,indeed,it’s great, more became interesting because of Bae Yong Jun, Dam de0k became as real when portrayed by Bae Yong Jun,. I really love him, you are such an actor package,everything ab0ut you is so cute, GORGEOUS! I wish there’s a lot of movies and series of Bae Yong Jun (with SONG HYE GYO) will be sh0wed here in PHILIPPINES! I really love them! (probably not only ME, . .A lot of Filipinos Love them too)

  5. Hello idols!
    Just wanna show how i adore Bae Yong Jun,.. I wish you do movies with Song Hye Gyo.. Do you have a girlfriend Yonsama? How i wish that you and Song Hye Gyo will be together. . If she’s not commited with someone, huh? Hay,. I’m so in love with both of you. . God bless!�

  6. I love BYG’s movies like Papa, Did We REally Love, Winter Sonata, Hotelier, The Legend. I wish I could get April Snow in Australia but they do not have it yet here. I have to go sa Korea to get one!

    I hope yong joon will do a movie again with Choi Ji Woo, they got a screen chemisry together and I hope in real life too!
    Pupunta kami sa Korea next year -maybe we could see him – any tips where to go?

  7. DEAR BAE YONG JOON You are the number foreign actor here in the Philippines. Hope you visit Philippines like Kwon Sang Woo of INTO THE SUN and STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN. I want to see you and meet you. Why don’t you shots of the beautiful tourists spots here? I am inviting you. DIANA JOY, Laguna, Philippines.

  8. lv u pls sent signed photos, the smile is a killer. am an native amercian. if ever in american would like to met you in Los Angeles USA Koren town.

  9. I didnt know Bae Young Jun before watching Winter sonata, I noticed that he is a very good actor, I than watched more of his work, he is a very beautiful man, very talented, and very sexy. he succeed to move my heart by his acting, in Winter sonata, Legebd, April sonw and untold scandal, as I said SEXY! love him very much,

  10. i love this drama and adore bae young jun because, in this drama he smile a lots and he play as a king perfectly..never see any actor which play king role like he did..

  11. july 27’09

    bae yun jong and kwan yong woon are the best actors that korea should be proud of ..and for actress so far is choi
    ji won” CAN YOU PLS HAVE MOVIES MORE WITH THESE ACTORS TOGETHER.. BYJ AND CHOI JI WON THEN SANG KWON WOON AND CHOI JI WOON.. KAMSA HAMNIDA … JED ONNE..

  12. july 27′ 09

    KOREA ARE BLESSED BECAUSE THEY HAVE ACTORS SUCH AS BAE YONG JUN, SANG KWON WON AND CHOI JI WOON TO BE PROUD OF! THEY ARE SUCH A JOY TO WATCH.. MORE FILMS WITH THESE NAMES MENTIONED..with CHOI JI WOON AS THEIR LEADING LADY ON INDIVIDUAL FILMS WHAT A CHEMISTRY…THEIR TALENTS SHOW AND COMPLIMENT EACH OTHER…KAMSAHAMNIDA! MORE POWER!

    LOL..JED ONNE

  13. am from the philippines. I have wathc winter sonata of bae Yong Joon and Choi Ji Woo ten times. i wish they can have still another drama series together.They look great. and hope they end up up in a wedding bliss.

  14. i am not a tv fanatic but after watching the 1st episode of the korean drama “the Legend”, i see to it that i have time.

    the actors and actresses are really good. it seems that i’m watching a movie. very good effects and cinematography. i really like the setting and realistic “magic”. plus, the connection of the actors in the story is very real.

    i really really love it! never a boring episode. everything’s with a kick. i want to watch it over and over again.
    KUDOS!!!! B-)

  15. I love Bae Yong Joon very much!!!!!!!!!!! Love his smile!! Love all his movies!! I watched all his movies! He is so handsome and sexy and a great actor, he played his roles very well, all of them!!! Can’t wait to see him in Dream High 2!
    YOng JOon Oppa saranghae!!!!!!!!

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