I often mention that I’m not a sageuk fan but the last one I managed to complete was “Shine or Go Crazy” where Jang Hyuk looked fine as hell so there’s no way I’m not going to at least give this one a shot.
“Gaekju,” based on a newspaper series published from 1979 to 1983, is about a street hawker who works his way into becoming a wealthy merchant. Everyone loves a rags-to-riches story, aye?
Jang Hyuk plays the main character, Cheon Bong Sam, and will act alongside Yoo Oh Sung, Kim Min Jung and Han Chae Ah.
Has Jang Hyuk always had this crazy laugh or did it begin with “Fated To Love You?” Because I don’t recall hearing him laugh this way till that drama but since then, it’s “bwahaha” every time I see him. What’s really good, Bro? LOL
“Gaekju” a.k.a “The Merchant” is scheduled to air on KBS2 starting September 23rd.
Credit: KBS, Just Jang Hyuk @ YT