The Kingdom of the Wind is a big budget historical thriller that captivated audiences and won multiple KBS drama awards in 2008. This is a no nonsense epic (especially when compared to Strongest Chil Woo) featuring beautiful cinematography and score as well as lots of grand battle scenes, conspiracies, political intrigue, and assassination plots.
The Kingdom of the Wind is a story about Muhyul, and the third king of Koguryeo who was also called the god of wars. Muhyul is the grandson of Jumong but was born with a supposed curse to kill his parents, siblings, son, and destroy the country. His father, King Yuri, was horrified by this prophecy but couldn't get himself to kill his own child. So he orders his elder son, Haemyung, to take baby Muhyul outside the palace to live as a commoner who doesn't know anything about his true identity. Through the course of 36 episodes, Muhyul goes through many trials and tribulations to defy his nefarious fate, and eventually emerges as a powerful king.
The Kingdom of the Wind is well acted and directed, and stars Song Il Kuk in the lead role of Muhyul. Incidentally, Song also played the main role in Jumong where he was Muhyul's grandfather.