The Tale Of The Bookworm
간서치 열전
KBS (2014) 1 Episode Special
Historical Melodrama, Thriller, Grade: B
Korean Drama Review by Jill, USA

This KBS historical drama Tale of the Bookworm (2014) starts off like a comedy but quickly becomes more serious, even becoming more of a story between life and death for its characters than a story about a clumsy fellow who loves to read books. It becomes more of an action thriller, surrounding a famous and revolutionary book written by Heo Gyun during the Joseon era, called Hong Gil Dong. The book goes missing and a scholar who loves books is commissioned by a high ranking government official to find it. However, as he goes on his search for it he discovers secrets that leave him having to choose between following his passion for reading or saving lives. What will his choice be in the end?
The cast includes Han Joo Wan, Min Jia, Jung Eun Woo, Ahn Nae Sang, and Choi Dae Chul. Good show!

You can watch this drama special here embedded from a YouTube video. Enjoy!