The drama airs every Wednesdays & Thursdays @ 21:55hrs(Korea time) on SBS channel since 21 May 2008. The ratings for this drama has been increasing since it's debut & it's going on strong with ratings increasing in each episodes' telecast. Notable part is that the achieved 25% ratings has already broken the original 23% target ratings that the channel has set for itself, when they debut the show. *applause applause*
STORYLINE: Set during the Joseon Dynasty, Iljimae acts as a useless gangster in the marketplace by day but at night he is a chivalrous robber who robs corrupt government officials to give to the poor. After each robbery he leaves behind a wooden branch from a plum tree at the site of the robbery to take responsibility for the robbery. Bong Soon is a hilarious girl with good martial art skills and lives as a swindler. She only loves Iljimae and sacrifices her whole life for him. Eun Chan is a doctors daughter and is good in nature and usually helps miserable people. She meets Iljimae once by chance, and their sweet love story begins. However, her love puts Iljimae in a dangerous situation because an Imperial Guard also loves her.
This is the 3rd show from Lee Joon Ki 이준기 that I watched, after his debut in THE KING & THE CLOWN and also, MY GIRL. I think he is still best in period style & cross-dressing. Well~ maybe it's becos of his pair of 'phoenix eyes', very beautiful. *hahaha* Seriously~ I recommend all to watch this drama. C'mon~ it's really good, go give it a try!!