The Tale of Nokdu
|Title||The Tale of Nokdu
|Release||September 30, 2019 – November 25, 2019|
|Broadcast||Mondays, Tuesdays 10:00 PM KST|
|# of Episodes||32|
|Network||KBS 2TV, wavve|
|Writer||Lim Yejin, Baek Soyeon|
|Starring||Jang Dongyoon, Kim Sohyun, Kang Taeoh, Jung Joonho|
The Tale of Nokdu is a story of Jeon Nokdu, who dresses like a woman to sneak into a mysterious village of widows, and Dong Dongjoo, who does not want to be a gisaeng (female artist who entertains men with music, dance, etc).
|Jeon Nokdu is an ambitious man who is good looking, intelligent, and super athletic.
However, he enters the village of widows due to the unexpected event and meets Dong Dongjoo.
|Dong Dongjoo cannot sing and dance, but she can make anything with tools. So she just supports other gisaengs. Also, she is the most straightforward person in Joseon who speaks up against injustice.|
- Cha Yulmu (Kang Taeoh)
Celebrity chef in Joseon.
- Prince Gwanghae (Jung Joonho)
The king who has a strong desire for power.
- Heo Yoon (Kim Taewoo)
- General Hwang (Lee Moonsik)
- Jung Yoonjeo (Lee Seungjun)
Nokdu and Hwangtae’s dad.
- Chun Haengsoo (Yun Yoosun)
Village of Widows Head.
- Jeon Hwangtae (Song Geonhee)
Nokdu’s older brother.
- Kim Ssook (Jo Soohyang)
- Noh Yeonboon (Han Garim)
- Min Deulre (Song Chaeyoon)
- Yeongeun (Koh Geonhan)
- Park Danho (Hwang Inyoup)
- Mae Hwasu (Lee Jubin)
- Hwang Aengdu (Park Dayeon)
General Hwang’s daughter who lives next to Nokdu.
- Kang Soonyeo (Yoon sabong)
- Park Boknyeo (Hwang Miyoung)
|1||NCT U||Baby Only You|
|2||YOUNHA||I’ll Be Your Light|
|4||Gummy||Most Perfect Days|
|5||SANDEUL||Lingering Inside Me|
|6||MINSEO||It Hurts and Hurts|
|8||Huh Gak||Your Warmth|
|9||Parc Jaejung||Sunshine, Wind, Starlight, You|
|10||Kim Nayeon||Never Ending Melody|
The Tale of Nokdu Ratings
|01 | 02||September 30, 2019||5.6% | 7.1%|
|03 | 04||October 1, 2019||6.5% | 8.3%|
|05 | 06||October 7, 2019||5.4% | 7.1%|
|07 | 08||October 8, 2019||5.8% | 6.7%|
|09 | 10||October 15, 2019||5.0% | 6.6%|
|11 | 12||October 21, 2019||4.3% | 5.9%|
|13 | 14||October 22, 2019||6.0% | 6.2%|
|15 | 16||October 28, 2019||4.9% | 7.3%|
|17 | 18||October 29, 2019||6.0% | 7.4%|
|19 | 20||November 4, 2019||4.6% | 6.4%|
|21 | 22||November 5, 2019||4.7% | 6.2%|
|23 | 24||November 11, 2019||5.1% | 6.9%|
|25 | 26||November 12, 2019||5.4% | 7.7%|
|27 | 28||November 18, 2019||5.6% | 6.5%|
|29 | 30||November 19, 2019||6.3% | 7.8%|
|31 | 32||November 25, 2019||6.0% | 7.3%|
- The Tale of Nokdu (2019) is based on the popular webtoon “Nokdujeon” by Hyejinyang.
- Kim Donghwi is the director of The Merchant: Gaekju 2015 (2015 – 2016) and Fight for My Way (2017).
- Lim Yejin is the writer of Who Are You (2015), Love in the Moonlight (2016) and If We Were a Season (2017).
- Baek Soyeon is the writer of KBS Drama Special Kang Deoksun’s Love History (2017).
- Cha Yulmu is the new character that the webtoon ‘Nokdujeon’ did not include.