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Saimdang, the Herstory

Saimdang, the Herstory (2017)

Saimdang, the Herstory

  • Genres:
    Drama | History
  • Release Date:
    26 January 2017
  • Broadcast Co:
    Recalcati Multimedia -
  • Country:
    South Korea
  • Parental Guide:
    G (All ages admitted)
  • Status:
  • Runtime:
  • Summary:
    Lee Young Ae (Jewel in the Palace) and Song Seung Hun (Autumn in My Heart, When a Man Loves) star in a historical drama about the untold story of the artist who defied the limitations of her society and became a legend. Seo Ji Yoon (Lee Young Ae) is a Korean art history lecturer who discovers the diary of historical figure Shin Saimdang (also Lee Young Ae), an artist and mother of famed 16th century Korean Confucian scholar Yulgok. In Seo Ji Yoon's world, Saimdang is a legend who is even on the 50,000 won bill. In Joseon times, that legend was still in the making and Saimdang was simply known as a bold and talented artist, poet, and calligraphist. Those qualities were enough to leave a lasting impression on Lee Gyeom (Song Seung Hun), a fictional character who was basically the Renaissance Man of the dynasty as a talented writer, musician, and dancer in his own right. From the moment he met the young Saimdang, he dedicated his life to purely her love. As Seo Ji Yoon learns more about Saimdang through her diary, she begins to unravel the secret behind a historical painting and unearths the unbelievable truth behind one of history's biggest mysteries. Adding to the drama are Whieumdang Choi (You Are All Surrounded and All About Marriage alum Oh Yoon Ah), a girl from a humble background who once wished to better Saimdang as an artist but could not do so and blames her for the rejection she faced at the hands of Lee Gyeom, and Lee Won Soo (Jealousy Incarnate actor Yoon Da Hoon), Saimdang's husband who is less than fond of his wife's closeness with an incredibly talented and gorgeous artist. Also known as "Saimdang, Her Story," Saimdang: Light's Diary is directed by Yun Sang Ho, who fans will remember from his work on Bride of the Century, and written by Park Eun Ryeong, who last worked with the same director on Saving Mrs. Go Bong Shil. The series marks Lee Young Ae's return to the screen, nearly thirteen years after her work on Jewel in the Palace.

Cast & Crew

Yeong-ae Lee as Shin Saimdang
Yeong-ae Lee
(Shin Saimdang)
Seo-Joon Lee as Yoo Min
Seo-Joon Lee
(Yoo Min)
Jong-hwan Choi as King Jungjong
Jong-hwan Choi
(King Jungjong)
Seung-heon Song as Lee Gyeom
Seung-heon Song
(Lee Gyeom)
Yun-a Oh as Whieumdang Choi
Yun-a Oh
(Whieumdang Choi)
Da Hun Yun as Lee Won-Soo
Da Hun Yun
(Lee Won-Soo)
Cheol-ho Choi as Min Chi-Hyung
Cheol-ho Choi
(Min Chi-Hyung)
Joon Won Jung as Lee Hyun-Ryong
Joon Won Jung
(Lee Hyun-Ryong)
Park Jun-Myun as Ko Hye-jung
Park Jun-Myun
(Ko Hye-jung)
Soo-han Kang as Lee Sun
Soo-han Kang
(Lee Sun)
Se-Jong Yang as Han Sang-Hyun
Se-Jong Yang
(Han Sang-Hyun)
Joon-hee Song as Lee Woo
Joon-hee Song
(Lee Woo)
Hae-sook Kim as Kim Jung-hee
Hae-sook Kim
(Kim Jung-hee)
Seo-Kyung Jang as Hyang-Yi
Seo-Kyung Jang
Hae-Young Lee as Jung Min-seok
Hae-Young Lee
(Jung Min-seok)
Jung-Hak Park as Gwan-Ji
Jung-Hak Park
Soo-Yun Shin as Lee Mae-Chang
Soo-Yun Shin
(Lee Mae-Chang)
Joon-Sung Yoon as Lee Hoo
Joon-Sung Yoon
(Lee Hoo)
Mi-kyung Kim as Director Sun
Mi-kyung Kim
(Director Sun)
Tae-yong Kim as Min Ji-Kyun
Tae-yong Kim
(Min Ji-Kyun)
Min Hee Kim as Jumak Owner Kwon
Min Hee Kim
(Jumak Owner Kwon)
Young-joon Kim as Teacher Assistant Nam
Young-joon Kim
(Teacher Assistant Nam)
Young Hak No as Crown prince
Young Hak No
(Crown prince)
Hyo-jeong Ban as Lee Gyeom's aunt
Hyo-jeong Ban
(Lee Gyeom's aunt)
Joo-yeon Lee as Princess Jungsoon
Joo-yeon Lee
(Princess Jungsoon)
Min-Hyung Song as CEO Heo
Min-Hyung Song
(CEO Heo)
Lee Tae-Woo as Jung Eun-Soo
Lee Tae-Woo
(Jung Eun-Soo)
Ye-Joo Yoon as Choi Whieumdang (Young)
Ye-Joo Yoon
(Choi Whieumdang (Young))
Hye-soo Park as teen Shin Saimdang
Hye-soo Park
(teen Shin Saimdang)
Seung-Hoon Choi as Min Ji-Sung
Seung-Hoon Choi
(Min Ji-Sung)
Yong-min Choi as Seo Ji-Yoon's father
Yong-min Choi
(Seo Ji-Yoon's father)
Il-hwa Choi as Shin Myung-Hwa
Il-hwa Choi
(Shin Myung-Hwa)
Hye-ryeong Koo as Hardware store owner
Hye-ryeong Koo
(Hardware store owner)
Hyung-ok Noh as Lee Won-Soo (young)
Hyung-ok Noh
(Lee Won-Soo (young))
Kim Jung Hak as Hong Gye-Pil
Kim Jung Hak
(Hong Gye-Pil)
Su-kyeong Jeon as Madam Seo
Su-kyeong Jeon
(Madam Seo)
Suk Hwa Yoon as Queen Dangyeong
Suk Hwa Yoon
(Queen Dangyeong)
Seok-cheon Hong
Seok-cheon Hong
Seung-yeon Jo
Seung-yeon Jo
Ji-hye Kwak
Ji-hye Kwak
Jung-Hwan Sul
Jung-Hwan Sul

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