‘Saimdang Light’s Diary’


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by | February 25, 2017 | 121 Comments
I’m ever so slowly emerging out of my drama slump, after feeling sluggish and listless in recent weeks. But I’ve been encouraged by the crop of new shows and have started getting back into the habit of watching shows regularly for enjoyment (for a while, it felt like I was forcing myself to keep up).... More »


Drama Casting & News
Song Seung-heon courted for Saimdang PD’s next drama
by | January 30, 2017 | 51 Comments
I guess the director of Saimdang, Light’s Diary must be really happy with Song Seung-heon’s work in that drama, because he’s already courting the actor for a reunion on his next project. PD Yoon Sang-ho, also of Bride of the Century, Bichunmoo, and Tamra the Island, has announced that his next drama will be an... More »


Drama Recaps
Saimdang, Light’s Diary: Episode 1
by | January 28, 2017 | 104 Comments
Lee Young-ae’s highly anticipated comeback drama, Saimdang, Light’s Diary premiered today as a double header. We spend most of the episode in the present timeline navigating the cutthroat world of academic art history, but slowly the mystery of Saimdang comes to the forefront, and we begin to see the nexus where past meets present, and... More »


Drama Casting & News
New teaser and airdate secured for Saimdang, Light’s Diary
by | January 2, 2017 | 23 Comments
Have your pens at the ready because SBS’s new fusion sageuk Saimdang, Light’s Diary has finally secured an airdate and will make its long-awaited premiere on January 26. Actress Lee Young-ae’s last drama was the 2003 MBC sageuk Dae Jang Geum, an astronomical success that catapulted her to Hallyu superstardom, and it’ll be interesting to... More »


Drama Casting & News
A time-crossed encounter in first teaser for Saimdang, Light’s Diary
by | December 20, 2016 | 22 Comments
The first teaser is finally out for Saimdang, Light’s Diary, the highly anticipated drama comeback project for actress Lee Young-ae, whose last drama was MBC’s 2003 global smash success Dae Jang Geum (Jewel in the Palace). It’s only thirty seconds long, but it just might whet the appetite for now after a series of scheduling... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: October 8, 2016
by | October 8, 2016 | 54 Comments
Three Meals a Day The poster and stills for Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village 3 are out, and I’m really getting pumped for the new season. We’ll get to see how mat-hyung Lee Seo-jin gets along with new castmates Eric and Yoon Kyun-sang, and one photo hints at a new level of hilarity —... More »


Drama Casting & News
Saimdang, Light’s Diary pushed back to next year
by | September 27, 2016 | 16 Comments
SBS has finally confirmed a time slot for its much-anticipated historical drama Saimdang, Light’s Diary. It will be broadcast starting in late January 2017 on Wednesday-Thursday, rather than on weekends as originally planned. The time slot is currently being occupied by Jealousy Incarnate, and will be followed by Jeon Ji-hyun’s Legend of the Blue Sea,... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: September 10, 2016
by | September 10, 2016 | 33 Comments
Lee Sang-woo, Kim So-yeon Cute couple alert: Kim So-yeon and Lee Sang-woo have confirmed they are in the early stages of dating. The two contemporaries allegedly became close on the set of Happy Home. [Joongang] Chief Kim, the latest effort from writer Park Jae-bum (Good Doctor), was supposed to be the last Wednesday-Thursday KBS show... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: August 26, 2016
by | August 26, 2016 | 28 Comments
Honey Lee, Kim Seul-gi, Kwon Yul Moonlit Palace, a 2D-animated feature that took over a decade to make and required over 70,000 pages of pencil drawings, will finally premiere September 7. In the movie, a door opens to a mysterious moonlit world for the first time in 600 years, and a 13-year-old girl will enter... More »


Drama Casting & News
Two more promo crumbs from buzz sageuk Saimdang, Light’s Diary
by | July 28, 2016 | 30 Comments
Pre-produced dramas are enjoying a nice push these days, and this is one of the many anticipated series that’ll be launching in the back half of this year: Saimdang, Light’s Diary, which has thankfully stepped away from the awkward “The Herstory” that used to be part of the title. Everything from this production so far... More »