The Slave Hunters
The Slave Hunters is a 2010 South Korean action historical drama set in the Joseon Dynasty about a slave hunter who is tracking down a general-turned-runaway slave as well as searching for the woman he loves. It aired on KBS2 from January 6 to March 25, 2010 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 24 episodes. An adequate display of muscular brawn, intricate yet gritty fight scenes, bawdy humor and eloquent moments of pathos and humanity made the series both visually and intellectually appealing to audiences. Critics gave special mention to director Kwak Jung-hwan's lush cinematography, the use of a Red One camera giving each shot its theater-worthy luster. The hit series topped the ratings chart for 7 consecutive weeks, averaging 31.7% and reaching a peak of 35.9%. The series was honored at the Seoul International Drama Awards, and the KBS Drama Awards. Jang also received a best actor nomination from the 2011 International Emmy Awards for his performance.
Where to Watch The Slave Hunters
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Season 1Amazon Prime | Drama Fever | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Jan 6, 2010
Episode One Jan 6, 2010 Slaves who ran away were rounded up by bounty hunters called chuno-kkun. “Chuno” itself is a portmanteau word combining “chase” with “slave”; hence, slave hunter.
S01 E02Jan 7, 2010
Episode Two Jan 7, 2010 In the Manchu war, amidst the chaos and fighting, invaders had raided homes and dragged off their inhabitants.
S01 E03Jan 13, 2010
Episode Three Jan 13, 2010 Chun Ji-Ho is nothing if not an opportunist. He tells his men to fire away. If he manages to kill Dae-Gil and the runaway slave, that's like killing two birds with a few dozen arrows.
S01 E04Jan 14, 2010
Episode Four Jan 14, 2010 Seol-hwa blocks Dae-gil’s path and refuses to budge until he agrees to bring her along on their mission to catch Tae-ha. Dae-gil is just about to turn his horse the other way, when Eop-bok fires his musket.
S01 E05Jan 20, 2010
Episode Five Jan 20, 2010 There is only one son of the Crown Prince left alive, and Tae-Ha must save him. Tae-Ha, with his secret message from the Crown Prince himself, must get to and save the last son of the Crown Prince and avenge his master’s murder.
S01 E06Jan 21, 2010
Episode Six Jan 21, 2010 Aware that they’d be overtaken easily if they tried to escape on horseback, Tae-ha sends a riderless horse galloping away to misdirect the slave hunters once again.