A Korean Odyssey

  • I. Synopsis

    In 2017, Son Oh-gong (Lee Seung-gi) and Woo Ma-wang (Cha Seung-won) are in conflict with each other as they look for a true light in a dark world where evil thrives. From there, Son Oh-gong is bound to his protective role towards Jin Seon-mi (Oh Yeon-seo), the little girl he had met years ago. Having made a contract with Seon-mi 25 years ago, entitling her to seek help from Son Oh-gong whenever she calls him in exchange for letting him free, the two meet again in a fateful encounter. The drama is a modern spin on the classic Chinese novel, Journey to the West.

    II. Trailer

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    III. Main Cast

    Actor Role Based On
    Lee Seung-gi Son Oh-gong Sun Wukong
    Cha Seung-won Woo Hwi / Woo Ma-wang Bull Demon King
    Oh Yeon-seo Jin Seon-mi / Sam-jang Tang Sanzang
    Lee Hong-gi P.K / Jeo Pal-gye Zhu Bajie
    Jang Gwang Yoon Dae-sik / Sa Oh-jeong Sha Wujing

    IV. Staff

    Director Park Hong Kyun
    Kim Jung Hyun
    Kim Byung Soo
    Screenwriter Hong Jung Eun
    Hong Mi Ran

    V. Reception

    According to data released by Nielsen Korea, A Korean Odyssey ranked the most-watched show of its time slot including both cable and public broadcasting channels for its premiere episode. Moreover, the series broke the record for the highest ratings for the first episode of a tvN drama in the Nielsen Korea 20-49 year-old target audience bracket.