The Merchant: Gaekju

The Merchant: Gaekju

Drama: The Merchant: Gaekju 2015 (English title) / God of Commerce: Gaekju 2015 (literal title)
Revised romanization: Jangsaui Sin – Gaekju 2015
Hangul: 장사의 신-객주 2015
Director: Kim Jong-Sun
Writer: Kim Joo-Young (novel), Jung Sung-Hee
Network: KBS2
Episodes: 41
Release Date: September 23, 2015 – February 18, 2016
Runtime: Weds. & Thurs. 21:55
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea
Chun Bong-Sam’s (Jang Hyuk) father was a respected leader of the Chunga Gaekju. Since Chun Bong-Sam was little, he followed his father and members of the Chunga Gaekju to buy and sell items nationwide, but he lost his father at the age of 8. His father was framed for opium possession and was executed. Chun Bong-Sam’s older sister then left him to exact revenge on those that framed their father.

Chun Bong-Sam enters a place which trains kids to become peddlers. 10 years later, he meets Jo Sung-Joon (Kim Myung-Soo) who admired his father. Jo Sung-Joon talks to him about money and how his father was a leader in commerce. Since then, Chun Bong-Sam stands up against the biggest merchants, Shin Suk-Joo (Lee Deok-Hwa) and Gil So-Gae (Yu Oh-Seong), who will do anything for money. Chun Bong-Sam strives to become the wealthiest and most respected merchant.