Chuno is an epic historical drama that is one of the highest rated series in 2010 in South Korea, and which has already found much success internationally. Chuno takes us back to the Joseon Dynasty, where slaves form a 'righteous army' to change the ruling status quo, and have a decent life irrespective of their social standing. The story revolves around a runway general falsely accused of a crime and made a slave, his sister who was sold off and is the love interest of her master, who is a man of 'high birth' and who later becomes known as the 'Slave Hunter.' This is their story, passionately told and well acted, wrapped around danger, suspense, political turmoil, equality, unfairness, love, and redemption.
Just as it seems they might have to settle in for a long and cold wait, one of the slaves spies the yangban approaching in the distance. The slaves immediately scramble to their positions.Watch Now:Amazon
Both Tae-ha and Dae-gil get captured by Officer Hwang and get tortured until they disclose the whereabouts of the Crown Prince.Watch Now:Amazon
Execution day. Both Tae-ha and Dae-gil are sentenced to die since they failed to reveal the whereabouts of the Crown Prince and follow orders.Watch Now:Amazon
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.Watch Now:Amazon
In the Manchu war, amidst the chaos and fighting, invaders had raided homes and dragged off their inhabitants.Watch Now:Amazon
Dae-Gil has found his beloved, but she has apparently forgotten about him.Watch Now:Amazon
Scholar Jo and his cohorts grow anxious as it seems that General Song Tae-Ha may not merely follow orders and do as he is told.Watch Now:Amazon
While trying to escape to keep the Crown Prince safe, Hye-won gets caught by officers because they are suspicious that she is carrying the Crown Prince.Watch Now:Amazon
According to Dae-gil, in this world of slavery co-existing with Neo-Confucian ideals of virtue, Good and Evil don’t really have meaning.Watch Now:Amazon
King Injo asks his number two man, the Left State Minister Lee Gyeong Shik, about the happenings in Jeju Island, where the last surviving son of the murdered Crown Prince So-Hyeon was supposed to be killed.Watch Now:Amazon
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.Watch Now:Amazon
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.Watch Now:Amazon
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.Watch Now:Amazon
There are certain fates that are just not meant to be. After Dae-gil's relentless chase to find Tae-ha and Un-nyun, he hits a dead-end where he has to face reality and accept that Un-nyun has moved on and has found happiness.Watch Now:Amazon
In order to keep the Crown Prince safe, Dae-gil guides them into the deep mountains, where his slave hunting comrade lives in a village surrounded by other slave hunters.Watch Now:Amazon
Dae-gil is now reunited again with his chuno brothers, General Choi and Wang-son. A welcoming festivity is prepared for Dae-gil and the rest of his crew.
Eop-bok discovers that the leader of their revolution regime used them as part of their scheme to get rid of certain people that the Left Prime Minister did not want around.
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.Watch Now:Amazon
Dae-gil had begged his father to allow him to marry Un-nyun, saying that he couldn't live without her. Furious, his father had ordered that Un-nyun be locked up in the storage room, where she would be left to die from dehydration.Watch Now:Amazon
The Qing Emperor sends his soldiers to the small village to get the Crown Prince so that they can take him back to Qing for his safety.
Tae-Ha was not born a slave. Rather, he chose to swear an oath to defend the Crown Prince, thus he endured the loss of his command, the torture, the permanent branding of slave symbol on his forehead, because he had a greater purpose.Watch Now:Amazon
Since both Dae-gil and Tae-ha are both wanted alive in the capital city, they try to find a way to escape and get back to the village to send the Crown Prince to Qing along with the Qing Emperor.
Choi and Wang-son cannot believe it; they’ve seen it before more than a few times. But Dae-Gil is adamant – Un-Nyun is alive!Watch Now:Amazon
Seol-hwa is jolted awake by the slave hunters demanding to know what she did with their horses and money. Seol-hwa says she sold the horses and spent all of the money on food and drink.Watch Now:Amazon