Rating:
Average user rating 4.8
58

Script reading for Joseon dynasty rom-com drama Tale of Nokdu

In June, the first script read for Tale of Nokdu was held, and stills of the synergistically-working actors were just recently released. This drama is based on a popular Naver web comic by the same name, and it is set in a mysterious widows’ village where an unexpected and refreshing story takes place.

Jang Dong-yoon (Dance Sports Girls) stars as the titular Jeon Nokdu (Korean translation: Mung bean pancake) who disguises himself as a woman to hide in the village, and Kim So-hyun (Love Alarm) plays a prickly gisaeng-in-training who doesn’t want to become a gisaeng. They both enter the widows’ village carrying their own secrets, and end up somehow falling in love.

At the script read, PD Kim Dong-hee (Fight My Way) and writers Im Ye-jin (Moonlight Drawn By Clouds) and Baek So-yeon (Kang Deok-soon’s Love History) were present. Further, in addition to the main couple, the following actors were present: Kang Tae-oh (My First First Love), Jung Jun-ho (SKY Castle), Kim Tae-woo (Different Dream), Lee Seung-joon (Hotel Del Luna), Lee Moon-shik (Fiery Priest), Song Geon-hee (Love Alarm), Jo Soo-hyang (Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food), Go Geon-han (Special Labor Inspector Mr. Jo).

Kim So-hyun’s character, Dong Dong-joo (Dong-joo literally means rice wine in Korean), is a by-the-book gal who can’t stand to see injustice happening in front of her, and uses her refreshingly direct words to help those around her. 5urprise’s Kang Tae-oh plays a sexy Joseon chef, named Cha Yul-moo (Korean Translation: Wormwood tea), who falls in love with Dong Dong-joo. His character is an original one that actually is not part of the source web comic series.

Jung Jun-ho plays a power-obsessed King Gwanghae who is on a risky precipice of politics, whereas Kim Tae-woo plays his faithful friend and follower. Moon-shik plays a general who was the greatest swordsman in Joseon during his heyday, and he’s supposed to have great comic chemistry with his daughter, played by rookie actress Park Da-yeon, as they bicker back and forth in heavy satoori.

As for Nokdu’s family, Lee Seung-joon plays his father who has rigid principles and a disposition to match, and Song Geon-hee plays his older brother. In the widows’ village, Jo Soo-hyang plays a widow by day and soldier by night, and Go Geon-han plays someone who came to manage a minor issue at the village.

Upcoming Monday-Tuesday KBS drama Tale of Nokdu will begin airing on September 30.

Via Xports News

RELATED POSTS

Tags: , , , , , ,

58

Required fields are marked *

Love Jang Dong Yoon after watching Just Dance! He is so impressive in that drama. So glad he got pair with Kim Soo Hyun!.

5
3
reply

Required fields are marked *

Kim Sohyun is a great match for him and considering this is his first sageuk it's going to be a joy to see her lead him. The veterans in this drama is the best I've seen in a while.

1
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

He calls her sunbaenim!!! How cute is that!!! Shipping them!!!

6
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

These two sound like they are filming their own real life romcom. I want to see their script read video asap.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I'm happy to see Jang Dong Yoon in a new drama. I really loved him in Solomon's Perjury. After seeing dancing in Just Dance, I think he will be perfect for this role!

With Rookie Historian GHR, this one and Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency, there are a lot of light sageuks this year.

9
8
reply

Required fields are marked *

It's great to have so many sageuks this year. There's something for everyone! :D

The light ones balance out the more serious ones: THE CROWNED CLOWN, KINGDOM, HAECHI, NOKDU FLOWER, ARTHDAL CHRONICLES (it's historical tag is questionable but I include it anyway), and upcoming MY COUNTRY.
Did I miss any?

3
5
reply

Required fields are marked *

I only wait for Kingdom ㅠㅠ I can't sleep well before I know what will happen to their fate later

1
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Kingdom has 3-4 seasons. You won't be sleeping well for a long time. Let's just enjoy the utter cuteness of Take of Nokdu till then the casts are adorable 😉

2
reply

Required fields are marked *

I'm really excited for My Country! I love the casting and it will be a serious one among Tale of Nokdu and Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency.

2
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

MY COUNTRY is my next sageuk.
Rom.com sageuks is not my type but will check it out for Kim So-hyun.

2
reply

Required fields are marked *

Yes, something for everyone!

TALE of NOKDU and CROWNED CLOWN are set on the same timeline.

I'm not a fan of Jung Jun-ho in sageuks. I wish someone with Kim Sang-kyung's caliber was playing King Gwanghae cause I'm not expecting much from these writers.

1
reply

Required fields are marked *

JDY has really been amazing in the dramas that I've seen him in (If We Were A Season, Solomon's Perjury, Just Dance). Add to that the wonderful Kim So Hyun. Please be good, show!

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Fun fact: the writer also wrote IWWS. Praying for this to be very good. KSH and JDY deserve to have a hit drama for their talents alone but also for being very hard working and sincere.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Age appropriate and fun cast, exciting!!!

5
3
reply

Required fields are marked *

It's so rare to have a good age appropriate cast. It needs more appreciation. Wishing the best for this drama which is looking great.

5
reply

Required fields are marked *

Up vote 1000! Young, talented but most importantly age appropriate casts are a must! You can already feel the chemistry between KSH - JDY from the pictures!

2
reply

Required fields are marked *

I feel the same way. Dramas could do with more age appropriate castings.

2
reply

Required fields are marked *

Kim So Hyun is stunning in that haircut! She's always been pretty but this look brings out something extra in her. Loving it so much and I'm glad to know she'll be keeping it for the drama. I can already feel the chemistry between her and Jang Dong Yoon!

5
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

Yes so true. She's always been gorgeous not it's just like WOW can't take my eyes off her.

1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Prettyyyyyy ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

1
reply

Required fields are marked *

KSH is finally back and in saeguk!!!! I've waited too long to see her fabulous acting again!!!!

1
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

Sageuk Goddess makes her return 😁

2
reply

Required fields are marked *

Especially with her new hair style!! 😍 I never see any women in saeguk who use that hair style and i am EXCITED!!!

1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Nation's Crown Princess returning to historical dramas finally. Its exciting that this is maybe the first time she won't play a character that marries a crown prince. That aside why does everyone look so skinny? I know historical dramas are physically taxing but someone please feed them.

1
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

The plot sounds like a riot and you can always trust Sohyun. The cast lineup is impressive. There isn't a single actor I dislike, even Taeoh who was hilarious in his Netflix drama.

1
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

True she never disappoints with her acting. Agree with you about the cast line up. Well balanced and talented.

1
reply

Required fields are marked *

After all the cross-dressing women in Dramaland had to go through, we finally got a cross-dressing man in Dramaland and it's none other than Jang Dong-yoon! He was so beautiful in Just Dance so I have no doubts he could pull this off. HAHAHA

6
3
reply

Required fields are marked *

Hahaha i glad that he was choose for this role. I agree with you that he was so beautiful in just dance. 😄

2
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

We all know he'll nail this role!

1
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

I love him he's so good in everything I've seen in him till date. This casting is like a dream cast.

1
reply

Required fields are marked *

In 2019 we are blessed with two Kim Sohyun dramas ❤️❤️❤️❤️

1
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Exactly there is never too much Sohyun we always need more 😉

2
reply

Required fields are marked *

Girl crush keep blessing us with your talents! Welcome back!

2
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Did you say Jang Dong-yoon?. Am IN!!

1
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Finally 1.5 year waiting is going to be worth it. No more long breaks ok?

1
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Anything with Kim So Hyun automatically goes in the must watch list. Done.

1
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I'm loving the reverse gender bender plot but to make him prettier than ksh? Makeup team needs to work hard on this ha ha

2
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Look how cute jang dongyoon and kim sohyun together make me want to ship them already. UwU specially, after news about they go to wedding party together. 😆

0
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

What wedding party? That sounds like a romcom in itself. LOL

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

ha they sat next to each other at the wedding party. I want to ship them already but will wait for mor still cuts and BTS vid

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Jo Soo-hyang and Kim So-hyun ! School 2015 reunion :)
Will they get along better this time?

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

With the same writer let's hope so. :)

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

AHHHH my brain couldn't connect the Kim So Hyun from radio romance and all the major sagueks is the SAME girl in the photo because of her haircut!! She looks so different with that short hair of hers

1
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

She looks so cute in the new haircut it took me while to identify her as well. I'm an absolute fan of this new look and it would have been great in a modern drama but lets see what they do with it in a sageuk.

1
reply

Required fields are marked *

This reminds me when do we get the interview with KSH?

1
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

After a long period So Hyun is treating us with two dramas, Love Alarm in August and The Tale of Nokdu in September. I just love everything So Hyun in and luckily this time all her male leads in both dramas are age and acting skills appropriate. Especially Jang Dong Yoon, I really like him recently and he with So Hyun already made a cute couple at the script reading. Can’t wait 😊
P.s: it’d be hard for the makeup staffs to make Dong Yoon more beautiful than So Hyun, very hard indeed 🙄

1
3
reply

Required fields are marked *

Jang Dong Yoon IS 27. That's not much different than some of her other lead males. My favorite with her was Ok Taecyeon who was 10 years older but the drama just seemed to put them on more equal footing.
I personally don't care too much about age differences unless it is something where it feels creepy like Rain 37 (32 at the time of the drama) with Krystal 24 (19 at the time of the drama) when her acting ability was low enough to make her feel subservient even before you consider age difference.

0
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

Her male leads in this drama are 92 and 95 born but it's not just their age. They both visually look closer to 22 rather than their real age which what makes them such a great match and appropriate casts. Not to mention the fact that they can also act well. This means there will be both chemistry and a good performance to indulge in. While I think KSH has excellent chemistry with all her male co-stars I prefer her with those who are closer to her age either in reality or visuals. It also helps when she's more relaxed being around people from the same generation.

1
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Yes, she is 20 and Jang Dong Yoon is 27 irl which is closer than many leads she has worked with and Jang Dong Yoon definitely looks much younger than 27. Once, in promotion interviews she mentioned that she really liked working with Yoo Seung-ho because he was closer to her age and they had a lot of things in common. He's 26. So there's a lot more to consider than just how old a person "really" is, you are correct. I am looking forward to the show for some of the very reasons you mentioned.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I've been waiting for more updates for this since it was announced because how interesting the plot sounds and of course Kim so-hyun. The visual compatibility is much better than I was expecting and now that I see the list of other casts I'm impressed by all the veteran actors they've managed to snap up. My excitement levels for this drama have sky rocketed.

1
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Off-topic, but I have never known how to pronounce 5urprise (Kang Tae Oh). In my head I say "Five-urprise," but I know that can't be right. Is it "Surprise"? But then what does the 5 have to do with "surprise"? And how are you supposed to know when not seeing it in writing that "Surprise" is supposed to mean "5urprise"? #DownsidesOfBeingALiteralist

1
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

It's supposed to be 5 Surprise because they have 5 members with 'surprise' talents. Don't ask me why they came up with this weird name 🤦‍♂️

3
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Ohhhh...lol. I never would have guessed. Thanks for clearing that up!

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

The amount of talent in this drama 😮

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Wait, wait what? Isn't Kim So Hyun in Love Alarm right now? Or was that preproduced?

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Pre-production finsihed in early February. Nokdu started filming in July but had to be halted a few times because Jeon Misun death and then KSH fell of a horse and got injured while filming.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Off topic, but lets fight ghost is getting a thai remake. This is the second drama from kim sohyun to get a foreign remake how cool is that. Time to go re watch while waiting for her two new dramas.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Jang Dong-yoon's poor characters always have a difficult time getting the girl( Just Dance, If We were a Season). Or just outright rejection( A Poem a Day). I was in the minority and shipped Bo Yeong with Min Ho. Grrr. Hopefully things will go more smoothly for him(character wise) in this drama.

1
0
reply

Required fields are marked *