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The Tale of Nokdu 조선로코 녹두전 (2019)

The Joseon Romantic-Comedy Tale of Nok-Du
Other Title: The Joseon Romantic Comedy: Tale of Nok-Du / 조선로코: 녹두전 / Nok Du Jeon / Mung Bean Pancake / Mung Bean Chronicle / Tale of Nok-Du / The Joseon Romantic-Comedy Tale of Nok-Du / Joseon Roko Nok Du Jeon, Joseon Loco – Mung Bean Chronicles / 녹두전 / Nok Du Chronicle / Mung Bean Chronicles

Genres: Action, Historical, Comedy, Romance
Episodes:
16
Country:
South Korea
Director:
Kim Dong Hwi
Writer:
Im Ye Jin
Network:
KBS
Release Date:
September 30th – November 19th, 2019
Related Show:
based on webcomic “Nokdujeon” by Hye Jin Yang

Cast:

  • Jang Dong Yoon as Jun Nok Doo
  • Kim So Hyun as Dong Dong Joo
  • Kang Tae Oh as Cha Yul Moo / Prince Neungyang
  • Jung Joon Ho as Kwang Hae
  • Kim Tae Woo as Heo Yoon
  • Yoon Yoo Sun as Chun Haeng Soo
  • Lee Seung Joon as Jung Yoon Juh
  • Lee Moon Shik as Hwang Jang Goon
  • Song Gun Hee as Jun Hwang Tae
  • Park Da Yun (박다연) as Aeng Doo
  • Yoon Sa Bong (윤사봉) as Kang Soon Nyeo
  • Hwang Mi Young (황미영) as Park Bok Nyeo
  • Yoon Geum Sun Ah (윤금선아) as Lee Mal Nyun

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

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. 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.

Jeon Nok-Du lives on an island with his father and older brother. He is smart and a good swordsman. Since he was little, his father did not let him study or go to the mainland. One day, his father and older brother are attacked by a group of female assassins. Jeon Nok-Du chases after one of the assassins to the capital. During that time, Jeon Nok-Du meets Dong Dong-Ju. She wants to shoot the King with her arrow, but Jeon Nok-Du saves her from trouble. Meanwhile, the assassin that Jeon Nok-Du chases goes into a widow village. To find out who and why his family was attacked, Jeon Nok-Du disguises himself as a woman and enters the widow village. There, he meets Dong Dong-Ju again. She is an apprentice to become a gisaeng.

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