Detailed InformationBroadcasting company: MBC
Official Website : http://www.imbc.com/broad/tv/drama/mate/index.html
Also known as : The Mate
Genre : Historical
TV Premiere: 2011-Feb-07 to 2011-April-12
Production : Kim Woon Kyung
Director: Im Tae Woo, Kim Geun Hong
Main Casts : Chun Jung Myung as Chun Doong, - No Young Hak as young Chun Doong Lee Sang Yoon as Gwi Dong, - Choi Woo Shik as young Gwi Dong Han Ji Hye as Dong Nyeo, - Jin Se Yun as young Dong Nyeo Seo Hyun Jin as Dal Yi, - Lee Sun Young as young Dal Yi Lee Moon Shik as Jang Kkok Ji, Jung In Ki as Soe Dol.
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Making a breakaway from the "royal family centered drama, it portrays the lives and the love of the outcasts or the neglected class in the late Joseon Period whose life stories have often been neglected in dramas before. Slaves, beggars, leather shoe makers, thieves, street bums and butchers were those people who were very poor yet good in heart.
Starring Cheon-Doong (16 years old,26 years old) Cheon Jeong-myeong He was born into a wealthy noble family but lives his life as a beggar and later becomes a heroic outlaw like Robin Hood.
Gwi-Dong (16 years old,26 years old) Lee Sang-yoon He was born as the son of a beggar but lives Cheon-Doongs life as a nobleman and later becomes a police chief.
Dong-Nyeo (16 years old,26 years old) Han Ji-hye She is leading lady of this drama. Shes the daughter of a village school teacher(Seong Cho-Si). She is learned and clever.
Dal-i (15 years old, 25 years old) Seo Hyeon-jin Ever since she was a kid, she has always loved Gwi-Dong who was from a different and most importantly an upper class.
The drama tells the story of two men who were switched at birth. A twist of fate results in Chun Doong, who is of noble birth, living his life as a slave and later becoming a heroic outlaw, while Gwi Dong was born as a beggar but lives Chun Dongs life as a nobleman, growing up to become a police chief. They both fall in love with the same girl, Dong Nyeo.