The Merchant Gaekju Episode 3 & 4 Recap

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Yes, yes, yes, Jang Hyuk enters the series midway through the 4th episode.

The Merchant Gaekju Episode 3 & 4 Recap

Episode 3 centers around Chung Bong Sam’s father’s death after being caught smuggling opium. We know he did not smuggle the opium, rather Gil So Gae did. In fact, So Gae is happy to see Bong Sam’s father in deadly trouble, for the opium he hid in his bag. So Gae’s perspective is simple. His father slaved for Bong Sam’s father only wanting the Chun Merchant Group to rise in status. Bong Sam’s father didn’t give his father enough credit. Bong Sam’s father sentenced his father to death. Bong Sam’s father watched his father drink the poisonous lye. Bong Sam’s father knifed his father who was writhing in agony from the lye. Because of all this So Gae believes Bong Sam’s father deserves to die.

Bong Sam’s father cannot reveal…

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The Merchant Gaekju Episode 2 Recap

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Our adult leads make choices that directly impact their children and alter their life paths.  The Merchant Gaekju Episode 2 Recap Chun Bong Sam, his friend Gil So Gae, and his sister start the episode happy…

The Merchant Gaekju Episode 1 Recap

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Watching this episode on Viki with only 74% English subbed did not help me love it…and I was watching this episode 2 days after it aired!

The Merchant Gaekju Episode 1 Recap
We meet Chun Bong Sam’s father a successful merchant getting ready to go on a long sales trip. His young son Chun Bong Sam isn’t interested in taking over his father’s business…yet. Gil So Gae’s father is Bong Sam’s father’s best friend and they work together. Gil So Gae is sweet on Bong Sam’s sister. Gil So Gae’s father has a secret. He has made a deal with the devil, a greedy politician, and he’s late on paying back the loan. This pushes him to urge Bom Sam’s father to illegally trade cow hides, which the honorable merchant rejects. The episode ends with the greedy politician offering Gil So Gae’s father 3 options – pay the loan, become an opium trader…

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Rabbit and Lizard ~ Review

Drama Fan:

A great review of Rabbit and Lizzard by Kwon from the blog Dramajjang.

Originally posted on Dramajjang:


“You’re always there when i am in pain.
And i don’t even know you.”

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God of Trade – Innkeeper 2015 – First Impression

Originally posted on The cat that watches TV:

Sorry Jang Hyuk fans, I think he only appears from the second episode onwards, as the first episode is entirely a history of his character, Chun Bong-san. Bong-san is the younger son of the Master (Kim Seung Soo) of the Chun family business, and he hates having to walk long distances as a traveling merchant, like his father. Show also displays alot of how Joseon merchants work, and the merchant rules that they have to abide to.


The Chuns specialises in trading of dried sea cucumbers, which were very expensive in those olden days in Joseon, apparently. Their entire troupe of traveling merchants waited for three years for the trading to re-open between Kaesong and Hanyang, but their journey to Hanyang started off on a bad mark. The magistrate (I think), is out to cripple the Chuns, as they are the biggest organisation of traveling merchants in Kaesong. We…

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