Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Wang Credited 4 God - Synopsis

Wang Credited 4 God or Legend is a Korean drama depicts the existence of the 19th king of Goguryeo. The founder of Goguryeo, Jumong, started the kingdom with four gods: Baek-ho (the White Tiger), Cheong-ryong (the Blue Dragon), Hyeon-mu (the Black Turtle-Snake) and Joo-jak (the Phoenix). Jumong married Soseono and adopted her two sons from her first husband. Because Jumong’s son from his first wife came to Goguryeo and became the Crown Prince, Soseono voluntarily moved to South with her sons and established Baekje. This is the reason why Baekje and Goguryeo were known as “brother countries”. The tie between the brother countries was broken and became worse because The king of Goguryeo was killed in their own battle. The four gods cut off their communication from the society and observed them.

One day, Ju-ahn, “Hyeon-mu, the Black Turtle-Snake”, witnessed two stars go sky-high. The star from the palace of Baekje was prophesied as the birth of “Su”, later known as King Ah-shin and the other star from Goguryeo, was prophesied as the birth of Dam-deok (Bae Yong Jun), later known as Gwang Gae Toh Dae Wang. The drama is all about the four gods looking for their master, Gwang Gae Toh Dae Wang, a specialist in techniques and loved the woman, Sujini (Lee Ji Ah), also loved by the ruthless King Ah-shin.

Dam-deok or Gwang Gae Toh Dae Wang was the 19th king of Goguryeo lasted from 37 B.C. to 668 A.D. He became the Crown Prince at the age of 11 and became King at the age of 16. During his reign, Goguryeo was the most authoritative kingdom in East Asia even after 400 A.D. the Chinese dynasty could not conquer Goguryeo. He seized over a hundred of castles and over a thousand of villages. In 396 A.D., he attacked Baekje and dominated the northern part of Han River. Unfortunately, he died at an unexpected age of 39.