Title: Tamna the Island
Also known as: Tempted Again
| Shipwrecked | Tamra, The Island
Genre: Saeguk drama | comedy
Episodes: 16 (shortened) for Korean airing | 20 for DVD release and international airing
Note: 16 episodes for the Korea airing; 20 episodes for DVD-release and international airing. Episodes 1-10 for both Korean and international versions are the same. For the Korea version, the last 10 episodes will be shortened to 6 episodes (episodes 11-16).
Update as of November 12, 2009 Korean time: the DVD box-set will have 21 episodes instead of 20.
Broadcast network: MBC
Air time: Weekends
1st Broadcast: 08 August 2009; will replace Job Well Done
Written by: Lee Jae Yoon
Directed by: Yoon Sang Ho of Legend
Producer: Group Eight
Im Joo Hwan (Kim Bum's older brother in Boys Over Flowers)
Lee Sun Ho
a.k.a. Hwang Chan Bin (French model)
Tamna the Island is set in 17th-century Joseon times as a young English castaway, William, comes to the island and meets the characters played by Seo Woo, Im Joo-hwan, and Lee Sun-h.
It is based from a recently published manhwa of the same name
The name "Tamna" refers to what is now called Jeju.
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References / Trivia
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for the following subtitle references and terminilogies.
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References for the terminologies used in the drama and its subtitles
- Women are the breadwinners, they need to continue 'watering' in order to live on. When 'watering', one must wear proper clothes, 'Mool Juk Sam' and 'So Joong Eui'.
- Men must obtain fresh spring water, and must do household chores while taking care of the tribute to the king.
- Foreigners found in Jeju may not return alive.
- During pirates or foreigner invasion, women will be drafted as well as the men.
- You must make tribute to the king every month. Gon Jang (getting hit in the butt) punishment will be performed to those who cannot make the quota.
- All rights for the pariah will belong to the household breadwinner who is keeping the pariah.
- Diver ladies (Jam Nyuh) will go back in water after 3 days of giving birth.
- Female of age 15 must become the diver of the household.
- There is a diver's competition every year.
- All diver ladies in Tamra cannot leave the island by law.
- Yang Ban [양반] - The noble class during the Chosun years
- Mool Jil [물질] - 'watering' or the act of diving to acquire seafood. I will just use the term 'watering' for this expression.
- Ranks of Hae Nyuh (Diving ladies) [해녀] - Low, Middle, High - Ha goon, Joong goon, Sang goon.
- Tribute badges [진상패] are used to reduce the amount of tribute that divers need to give.
- William Spencer is a characterization of a real person named Hendrick Hamel from Netherlands, hence the Dutch reference.
- Tamra [탐라] - Old name for Jeju Islands
- Orabang [오라방] – Oppa (Woman referring to older man) in Jeju dialect
- Han Yang [한양] - Old name for Seoul in Cho Sun era
- Dae sang goon [대상군] - Commander in chief of the divers. Jang Beo Jin's mom.
- Mang Ah Ji [망아지] - a pony. An undisciplined person.
- Sun Bi [선비] - A scholar that has not achieved a government rank in Cho Sun.
- Hon Jeo Op Suh Ye [혼저옵서예] - "Welcome" in Jeju dialect. You will see this often if you ever visit Jeju. Usually written in old Korean characters.
- Harabang/Harubang [하라방/하루방] - Grand father, or an elderly man in Jeju dialect.
- Widow-door [열녀문-Yeol Nyuh Moon] - Door granted to widows who keep abstinence after their husband dies.
- Ahjubang [아주방]: Dialect for 'AhJussi." Used to call an unknown man similar to the word "mister."
- Ahjubang* - refers to an older lady who is married with a child.
- Nanbar [난바르]: When divers go to the far seas and stay over to gather seafood.
- Sul Moon Dae Hal Mang [설문대할망]: The legendary grand mother who said to have created Jeju Island.
- "to shorten words" - means that one is using a less polite address of speech in Korean. Similar to Tutear in Spanish.
- Ja, Choo, Tong - metrics used in Cho Sun period.
Ja - Length about 30.3cm
Choo - Measurement of bundles of threads
Tong - Measurements used to count letters or documents.
- Orabang - Jeju dialect. a woman referring to an older man
- Hyung Nim - When a man refers to and older man
- Nyang - Unit of money in Cho Sun
- Gal ot - Traditional Jeju clothing (colored).
- Geng e Ju - traditional jeju alcohol made with crabs.