Englishman gets shipwrecked in 17th-century
Korea in the 2009 MBC drama Tamra Island!
Based on Jung Hye Na's popular comic, the fusion
period drama revolves around the adventures that
unfold when a young British castaway, an exiled
noble, and a female diver cross paths on the
island of Tamra (present-day Jeju). Produced by
Group Eight and directed by Yoon Sang Ho (The
Legend), the charming romantic comedy of
errors is headlined by a cast of rising stars -
Seo Woo (Crush & Blush), Im Ju Hwan (Boys
Over Flowers), Lee Sun Ho (The Snow Queen),
and Korean-fluent French actor Pierre Deporte.
Englishman William (Pierre Deporte) is
fascinated with the Orient so when his friend,
Japanese sailor Yan (Lee Sun Ho), tells him
about a new Dutch sea route to Japan, he eagerly
jumps onboard. The ship meets a rough storm at
sea, and William gets thrown overboard. He
drifts to the island of Tamra and gets rescued
by bubbly diver Beo Jin (Seo Woo), who was out
scouring for abalone. Intrigued by the
blonde-haired foreigner, Beo Jin takes him under
her wing and hides him in a cave. William isn't
the only newcomer though. Arrogant scholar Kyu (Im
Ju Hwan) has been exiled to Tamra, and he's in
for a rude awakening. Noble airs won't get him
anywhere on the rural island where even a
chamber pot is nowhere to be found!
edition comes with over two hours of
English-subtitled special features including
behind-the-scenes, interviews, and bloopers.
Info: What happens when an Englishman gets
shipwrecked in 17th-century Korea? Find out in
the exciting comic-based TV drama Tamra Island!
Young British noble William hops on a
Japan-bound ship to look for Far Eastern
treasures, but he gets thrown overboard during a
storm and drifts to the exotic island of Tamra.
Despite the language barrier, he falls for local
girl Beojin (Seo Wu), a cute and inquisitive
young lady who dreams of life elsewhere.
However, Park Kyu (Lim Juhwan, Boys Over
Flowers), an arrogant, exiled noble, isn't going
to let William take Beojin away without a fight.
But most importantly, all their lives are at
stake if the government officials find out
there's a foreigner on the island.
Add in a mysterious Japanese sailor from the
East India Company and an iron-lady merchant
planning an insurrection, and little old Tamra
Island is suddenly overflowing with romance,
mishap, and adventure!