The Tale of Nokdu (2019)

The Tale of Nokdu

the tale of nokdu
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TitleThe Tale of Nokdu
조선로코 녹두전
GenreRomantic Comedy
ReleaseSeptember 30, 2019 – November 25, 2019
BroadcastMondays, Tuesdays 10:00 PM KST
# of Episodes32
NetworkKBS 2TV, wavve
DirectorKim Donghwi
WriterLim Yejin, Baek Soyeon
StarringJang Dongyoon, Kim Sohyun, Kang Taeoh, Jung Joonho

Synopsis

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).


Cast

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Jeon Nokdu
(Jang Dongyoon)
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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
(Kim Sohyun)
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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)
    Dongjoo’s friend.
  • Hwang Aengdu (Park Dayeon)
    General Hwang’s daughter who lives next to Nokdu.
  • Kang Soonyeo (Yoon sabong)
  • Park Boknyeo (Hwang Miyoung)

Original Soundtrack

TrackArtistTitle
1NCT UBaby Only You
2YOUNHAI’ll Be Your Light
3WOOZIMiracle
4GummyMost Perfect Days
5SANDEULLingering Inside Me
6MINSEOIt Hurts and Hurts
7Kim YeonjiScar
8Huh GakYour Warmth
9Parc JaejungSunshine, Wind, Starlight, You
10Kim NayeonNever Ending Melody


The Tale of Nokdu Ratings

EPBroadcast DateRating
01 | 02September 30, 20195.6% | 7.1%
03 | 04October 1, 20196.5% | 8.3%
05 | 06October 7, 20195.4% | 7.1%
07 | 08October 8, 20195.8% | 6.7%
09 | 10October 15, 20195.0% | 6.6%
11 | 12October 21, 20194.3% | 5.9%
13 | 14October 22, 20196.0% | 6.2%
15 | 16October 28, 20194.9% | 7.3%
17 | 18October 29, 20196.0% | 7.4%
19 | 20November 4, 20194.6% | 6.4%
21 | 22November 5, 20194.7% | 6.2%
23 | 24November 11, 20195.1% | 6.9%
25 | 26November 12, 20195.4% | 7.7%
27 | 28November 18, 20195.6% | 6.5%
29 | 30November 19, 20196.3% | 7.8%
31 | 32November 25, 20196.0% | 7.3%


Notes

  • 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.

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