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The Iron Empress (천추태후)

천추태후 (Cheon-choo-tae-hoo)

Directed by Hwang In-hyeok (황인혁), Shin Chang-seok (신창석)

Screenplay by , ,

Action Drama Historical

KBS | Airing dates :

78 episodes - Sat. & Sun. 22:15
Alternative title : "Empress Cheon Chu", "Empress Cheonchoo"
The stereotypical view of womanhood on screen is changing.
Different from the past which used to show the passive and modest nature of female, recent dramas illustrate women with grand authority and active spirit. However, most of the historical dramas are still presenting the submissive images of female; woman as a subordinate who gives birth to children to carry on the family lineage, or a political tactician who takes part in conspiracies and causes internal wars in the palace.
Now we are talking about the empress who is incompatible from the previously known images of female in history. ‘The Iron Empress’ is the granddaughter of Wang Gun, the first emperor of Goryeo. She has inherited her grandfather´s vision as well as his Great Spirit. The empress fights against the enemies trying to collapse Goryeo, and called as ‘The Iron Empress’ who gets rid of her brother, son, and even her lover, for the good of the empire. During the Goryeo period, women had the firm statue and their power was high as that of men. Introducing the legendary heroine, ‘The Iron Empress’ would bring hopes and dreams to the women living in this era.


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 Produced by
 Kim Won-yong-I (김원용)
 Jung Doo-hong (정두홍)
 Martial arts director
 Kim Jin-woo-II (김진우)
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 Yoon Jong-hoon (윤종훈)
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60 min 35mm 16/9
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Airing dates : 2009/01/03~2009/09/27

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Monumental, shocking, marvelous.
2016-08-24 13:09:30
2010-01-20 17:46:26
Poor empress. my fave generals were Kang Jo, Yang Kyu, Kim Suk Hung. Happy scenes always followed by sad and painful scenes so be prepared. I like lovey-dovey scene, hate all deceitful scene. Worth watching!
Disgusting, Empress Cheon Chu has feelings toward Kim Chi-yang.
2009-06-25 10:35:14
2009-02-17 09:24:14
I was so sad when the son was separated from the mother and the abrupt death of the emperor, that choi guy was evil, he basically killed the emperor.
Young Empress Cheon Chu (Kim So eun) acting on this drama impress me rather than her role in Boys over Flowers (Hana Yori Dango)
2009-02-11 18:22:59
2009-02-07 10:00:31
I like the acting of the Young Empress Cheon Chu (Kim So eun). She's really great, and the king. Some people might think he's stupid, but i think he's not. He's so smart.
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