Chilwu, the Mighty

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  • Drama: Chilwu, the Mighty / Strongest Chil Woo
  • Revised romanization: Choi Kang Chil Woo
  • Hangul: 최강칠우 / 최강 칠우
  • Director: Man-young Park
  • Writer: Baek Woon-Chul
  • Network: KBS2
  • Episodes: 20
  • Release Date: June 17, 2008 - September 30, 2008
  • Runtime: Mon. & Tues. 21:55
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea


Living a double life, Chilwu (Moon Jung-Hyuk) is nothing but a negligent officer in the daytime, but at night he turns into a charismatic leader of five assassins standing up against injustice and brutality committed by the wicked in the 17th century Joseon Dynasty. Enraged at his innocent sister's death, our hero makes a 180-degree transformation, changing into an assassin to fight against the corrupt world. Watching swashbuckling action scenes including Eric’s rousing swordplay and flamboyant martial arts, viewers find themselves gradually unmask a conspiracy and mystery surrounding Chilwu’s assassin group.


  1. "Chilwu, the Mighty" takes over the KBS2 Mon. & Tues. 21:55 time slot previously occupied by "Formidable Rivals" and will be replaced by "Matchmaker's Lover" on August 25, 2008.


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Eric Yoo Ah-In Ku Hye-Seon Jeon No-Min
Chil-Woo Hook-San So-Yoon Min Seung-Kook
Chilwu, the Mighty-Lee Eon.jpg Chilwu, the Mighty-Lim Ha-Ryong.jpg Chilwu, the Mighty-Kim Byeol.jpg Chilwu, the Mighty-Jang Jun-Yeong.jpg Chilwu, the Mighty-Kim Yeong-Ok.jpg
Lee Eon Lim Ha-Ryong Song Ha-Yoon Jang Joon-Young Kim Yeong-Ok
Ja-Ja Choi Nam-Deuk Yeon-Doo Chul Suk Yi Nam-Deuk's mother-in-law
Chilwu, the Mighty-Choi Ran.jpg Chilwu, the Mighty-Lim Hyuk.jpg Chilwu, the Mighty-Choi Jeong-Woo.jpg Chilwu, the Mighty-Song Yong-Tae.jpg Chilwu, the Mighty-Jung Won-Joong.jpg
Choi Ran Lim Hyuk Choi Jung-Woo Song Yong-Tae Jung Won-Joong
Nam-Deuk's wife Kim Ja-Sun king In-Jo adviser public officer
Chilwu, the Mighty-Son Kwang-Eop.jpg Chilwu, the Mighty-Jeong Jin.jpg Chilwu, the Mighty-Shin Seung-Hwan.jpg Chilwu, the Mighty-Park Joon-Seo.jpg
Son Kwang-Eop Jeong Jin Shin Seung-Hwan Park Joon-Seo
public officer minor official minor official minor official

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Quan ?who cares about the criteria of a "good" drama? For me this one's so lovable with or without Eric and I'm counting it as among my favorites :-) The cast is super, many of my favorite actors/actresses are here. Even though for several their parts are small, still I will treasure this drama because of them. Personally I feel like for the 20 episodes I'm seeing the personality of Eric in drama form: serious depth and bursts of silliness :-)

Croce My goodness, I don't know if I've ever seen a prettier face than the one that adorns Goo Hye Sun! No pretense of art, language, or intellect could possibly deny what one's eyes and beating heart tells him, in spades! This woman is the stuff that dreams are made of and wars are fought to the death over...

bedo why in most korean drama mens stuck's with girl even it was so annoying i really hate it

from kuala lumpur to seoul One of the best period drama. i love all the characters and the storyline is much better than The Slave Hunter. No other world tv station is better than KBSWORLD. Great work, Chilwu The Mighty drama team.

KDRAMA LOVER I keep wondering who is the person that act as Hook San...when the first time i look at his face,he's like a girl... n when i know it's actually yoo ah-in,, I was.. "jinjja!!!!! i can't believe it...

Evelyn I laughed so hard when they played the music beat similar to 'ice ice baby' whenever the trio were on their killing routine.

depestere oh and obviously in this shows version of the joseon era they didnt perform autopsies or have eyes cuz obviously a person cut down by a sword didnt get cut by a sword but drowned in a river after getting drunk lol

depestere this is a bad show so bad its funny they are all infants in their acting careers and the script is terrible....1st scene guys sees girl he likes during the day...abruptly next scene talking to her under the moonlight and next to river about random awkward scene riding a horse on the beach with the sun setting,,,,,script writer, why u no make show that follows normal daily chronological order

Babes So entertaining, complete genre.

FableCat I thought it was obvious from the song that it was using has almost the same rhythm as the theme song for Zorro XD.. Not to mention the mask and the sign on the dead body.

It got a few fresh funny scenes but feel that the storyline a little ugh.. rerun on each episode.. I mean really.. dead girl twice to make the heroes realized their mistakes for turning a blind eye? Oh well.. it's too early to judge so going to see it through.. at least for a few more episodes. -mumbled something about wishing the victim in third episode was saved and happily married.-

By the way.. can someone enlightened me on why Soo yoon is called adulteress O_O? i know she was married once.

amoalf I really enjoyed this series. It did not take itself too seriously but had plenty of good drama.

budomari I am trying to watch this drama, but to tell the truth for me it is struggling. It's like a Korean Zorro, a little bit ridiculous... The only reason for keep on trying is to see Jun Noh Min acting.

zenh totally love this!! one of my fave k-dramas

Joe Where can I get a set of these DVDs with English subtitles? This drama is great. Far superior to any American. The Koreans throw out the standard old boring story arc and wing it off into new territory. I am reminded of Cordwainer Smith's science fiction stories because they were told in a Chinese story format which made them so facinating. Help me out here. I can get the DVDs in Korean but I want to give sets to my family so I need the English subtitles.

yam-chan yu ah-in (hok san) really looks like onew from shinee.

Sunshine La Shawn I love this show!! It's awesome! My husband and I watch it every Monday & Tuesday. We haven't missed an episode yet! :)

Iamson it is a refreshing story. i have not missed a single episode. what makes Korean tv series so inviting is the originality of the stories except those based on history. Korea has the best writers on the planet or at least Korea tries to promote its writers from the general population. since 2005, i have stopped watching American films and had shifted to East Asian films particularly Japanese, Chinese, Filipino and mostly Korean. i think it is the culture that is the main reason, the way how people approach a situation and how each individual takes responsibility. the temperament and character of a people shines through even if they are only acting and/or making a film.

kiki I love this movie its so cool! Hope theirs more ^_^b

sheila the pics are awesome.. Yu ah in is so cool..

Great_Aku_Ha This K-Drama is the best since Dae Jo Yeong. I looked forward to watching this every week. The cast is perfect, and it's funny as well as freakin' awesome.

AThinkingMind So far I'm enjoying this one so much

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