“Rebel,” Sunday at 6:30 p.m.; re-airs Monday at 1 p.m.
Gil Dong Hong is the son of servant Ah Mo Gae Hong, which gives Gil Dong no legal standing in Joseon society. With no opportunities to do any legitimate work despite his brilliance, Gil Dong becomes the leader of a band of smugglers who steals from the rich to give to the poor. Gil Dong’s contemporary, Yung Yi, becomes the tyrannical King Yeonsangun who oppresses the lives of the common people. Gil Dong saves the life of Ga Ryeong Song, who becomes a young widow after her husband is killed by the king. Ga Ryeong dreams of getting revenge against the king at all costs. The king’s faithful consort is Nok Soo Jang, who secretly can’t forget her first love, Gil Dong. Can Gil Dong champion the rights of the common people on his path to becoming Joseon’s first revolutionary activist?