The Tale of Nok Du

It is one of those dramas that make you feel light and happy with the right amount of tension and emotional depth.

Offical site

I found it very sweet and entertaining from the beginning. I was desperate for new episodes, and after I finished them I went straight to Youtube for behind the scenes clips. Check them out they are funny and you can tell they enjoyed filming it. It has very good pacing and balance, there is not a boring moment. I loved the mixture of action scenes and comedy. I hope the ending follows this pattern.
It has great visuals and the characters are amazing. Kim So Hyun and Jang Dong Yoon are both absolutely amazing. From comedic scenes to romantic ones, they had great chemistry and both gave an extraordinary performance.

Official trailer on KBS website

I have to say, all the actors in this drama deserve a round of applause. It must be because of the good atmosphere on set, but everyone was seriously phenomenal. I personally want to thank Kang Tae Oh and Ko Gun Han for their crazy performance. You guys are amazing!

Trailer I

This drama is based on webcomic “Nokdujeon” by Hye Jin Yang which was published from 2014-Dec-16 to 2018-July-31 via

Set in Joseon dynasty, the series is about a man who disguises as a woman to enter a mysterious women-only village; and a young woman who does not want to become a kisaeng.

About Jun Nok Du, Trailer II

Jun Nok Du (Jang Dong Yoon) is the son of a noble family. He is not happy that his family has arranged for him to marry a young girl. To avoid the marriage, Jun Nok Du runs away from home. He disguises himself as a woman and goes to a widow village.

About Dong Dong Joo, Trailer III

There, he meets Dong Dong Joo (Kim So Hyun) who is an apprentice to become a gisaeng. She does not want to become a gisaeng, but Dong Dong Joo doesn’t have a choice. She happens to know that Jun Nok Du is not a woman and she hears the reason why he is hiding in the widow village. Jun Nok Du saves Dong Dong Joo from a dangerous situation. She becomes Jun Nok Du’s adopted daughter and he decides to live in the widow village for 1 year.


Jang Dong Yoon as Jun Nok Du
Kim So Hyun as Dong Dong Joo
Song Gun Hee as Jun Hwang Tae
Jo Soo Hyang as Kim Ssook
Kang Tae Oh as Cha Yul Moo

Jung Joon Ho as King Gwanghae
Park Min Jung as Queen Inmok
– Oh Ha Nee as Queen Inmok (young)
Lee Seung Joon as Jung Yoon Jeo
Kim Tae Woo as Heo Yoon
Ko Gun Han as Yeon Geun
Yeon Woo as Mae Hwa Soo
Yoon Yoo Sun as Chun Hae Soo
Lee Moon Sik as Hwang Jang Koon
Lee Joo Bin as Mae Hwa Soo
Yang So Min as Ahn Jeong Sook
Song Chae Yoon as Min Do Rae
Han Ga Rim as Noh Yeon Hoon
Park Da Yeon as Aengdoo
Yoon Sa Bong as Kang Soon Nyeo
Hwang Mi Young as Park Bok Nyeo
Yoon Geumseona as Lee Mal Nyeon
Hwang In Yeop as Park Dan Ho

Production Credits

Director Kim Dong Hwi
Screenwriters Im Ye Jin, Baek So Yun
Broadcast network KBS2
Broadcast period 2019 September – November

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