Emperor of the Sea 2004 (South Korea), also known as Sea God, God of the Sea, Hae Shin, Haeshin is South Korea drama premiere on Nov 24, 2004 on KBS2
Jang Bo Go was a slave from Shilla (a Korean dynasty that lasted from 57 B.C. until 935 A.D.) He was sold in China during the Tang Dynasty, where he was trained as a gladiator-slave. Through hard work and perseverance, he made it back to Shilla and became a successful sea merchant. The sea passage at the time was plagued by pirates and Jang Bo Go went head to head with them in battles and managed to keep the pirates at bay.
This epic drama tells the story of a historical figure blending it with intrigue and battle of wit to make it into a successful drama of all times.