Category Archives: Chuno – The Slave Hunters (2010)

A poem inspired by Chuno – His Back


Originally written in Korean, so it’s not really gonna be poetic or anything…but just to share the feelings in it. Well, more because DramaFan forced me to share it 😛 And I’m going to die from embarrassment as soon as I post this.

대길언년어부바

For the first time in forever, I saw his back.
He used to say he doesn’t like that I keep hiding,
but I actually enjoyed peeking at his back as I’m hiding.

His back was not wide
but was always dreaming.
Under the suffocating wide sky, his back standing straight,
allowed me to dream as well.

His back, unlike his eyes, did not convey any word
thus it never said “no.”
No, he would never say “no” to me,
but it didn’t force me to say “no” to him instead.

I just enjoyed looking at his back.

He, who used to allow his back only to me,
now only allows his back to me.
My heart which used to flutter at the thought he might look back,
is now doing so more out of fear than excitement.

But still,
he allows me his back in my dream,
and I thank him for that.

My heart’s shattered – Review of the Epic Drama Chuno


No words can express how much I love this Chuno review by Zhaoul from kdramadreamer

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Chuno (The Slave Hunters)

Welcome to the world of Chuno (The Slave Hunters). It’s a world that you enter into rather than just sitting and watching a drama. You get engrossed in their world. It’s a painful world, full of disappointment and anguish. Not an ideal world. A world where everything can change at the drop of a hat. One minute noble, next minute slave – One minute slave, next minute noble, then boom! Dead. Noble to slave hunter – Happiness to sorrow. This is a cruel world, but my heart was captured by it. It was captured in a way that I could imagine myself a part of this world, as cruel as it is. It’s not often that a drama truly haunts me afterwards – Where the remnant memories of what I witness follow me and truly affect me. Truthfully, my heart was captured by Dae-gil, the Slave Hunter. The beauty and pain…

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Chuno Daegil MV


Haha I just did something stupid….I uploaded a MV that I did long time ago, forgetting the fact that I already uploaded it. So I deleted that one, lol, hopefully no one saw it…

Hopefully I haven’t shared this one yet. This is actually the first ever MV I ever made in my life. I was looking up “how to..blahblah” to make this outta Windows Movie Maker and it was such a pain 😛 But I just loved Daegil that much…

Chuno: The Daegil appreciation post


I recently joined a group on Facebook dedicated to the drama Chuno. If you are an avid user of Facebook and a fan of Chuno, I highly recommend it. This group will keep you updated on news about Chuno’s cast, such as Oh ji Ho, Lee Da Hae, and obviously our Jang Hyuk but more importantly, they keep the love for this wonderful drama alive! Yes! In that little haven, Chuno lives forever so you can indulge in your obsession for all eternity lol! No, but seriously, the main reason to join, is that this group of fans, is a seriously cool bunch 😉 Our Lady G is a member so, that says it all, right? JOIN HERE NOW

As a little present for our new friends I wanted to post this quotes that Gumi translated for us. These are quotes from Chuno’s writer, the director and KBS Drama President about Jang Hyuk and his role in creating Daegil. It gives us some insight as to what contributed to make Chuno, so special. A wonderful committed actor, and the creatives who recognize talent, embrace it and let it shine.

Chuno script with notes

Chuno script with notes from Jang Hyuk (can he be more nerdy? ;))

Writer Chun Sung Il 

Can you comment on Jang Hyuk’s acting?

At the beginning, there was a point. A point and another point meet to form a line. The line meets another line and form a plane, and another plane, and another. Daegil was a line in my head and became a plane on the script. Jang Hyuk made Daegil three dimensional. No, he did more than that!

Sounds like the highest complement you can give as a writer. Can you give an example?

There was certain moments I felt Jang Hyuk was a real good actor. This actor Jang Hyuk, changed the feeling or order of wording on the script. The most heart piercing lines in “Chuno” all went through Jang Hyuk’s revision. There was a line “I will live with you forever” and Jang Hyuk switched it to “I will live forever..with you”. Jang Hyuk didn’t “act” Daegil, he became Daegil.

Director Kwak Jung-Hwan 

After the casting, when we had the first meeting, he (Jang Hyuk) already had all the lines memorized. We were trying to do pre filming so there were already 8 episodes of script out, and he memorized them all. That is the first time he surprised me. And as the filming went on,Jang Hyuk was pondering about every scene at every moment, even more than the director, to the point of almost embarrassing the director. He pondered not only about the character of Daegil but about the overall flow, and what kind of emotion Daegil should carry at that particular point of the overall flow.

KBS Drama President Lee Eung Jin

There is a saying “You get crazy, only if you are crazy”. In Chuno, the one who got crazy because he is crazy was Jang Hyuk. Compliments can make a whale dance, and it can make an actor “crazy”. Attracted by the writer’s script and the director’s picture audience started sending compliments and Jang Hyuk started dancing like a killer whale and his eyes started revealing crazy passion. Seeing Jang Hyuk acting now, we can all feel that he is crazy for his slave hunter Daegil.

[Gumi Fan MV] Daegil&Sulhwa_Fox Rain


Kfangurl’s magnificent review of Chuno made me go all crazy about Chuno again, and I wanted to make a fan MV of it. But too many people had already made Daegil&Unnyun, so I decided to pay attention to our forgotten lovely girl. I love Sulhwa (Kim Ha Eun) so much for loving our screwed up Daegil.

The song used is “Fox Rain” by Lee Sun Hee, and below is the translation of its lyrics:

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