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The Tale of Nokdu (2019)


  • Drama: The Tale of Nokdu (English title) / The Joseon Romantic-Comedy Tale of Nok-Du (literal title)
  • Revised romanization: Joseonroko Nokdujeon
  • Hangul: 조선로코 녹두전
  • Director: Kim Dong-Whee
  • Writer: Hye Jin Yang (webcomic), Im Ye-Jin, Baek So-Yeon
  • Network: KBS2
  • Episodes: 32
  • Release Date: September 30 – November 25, 2019
  • Runtime: Mon & Tue 22:00
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea

Plot Synopsis

Jeon Nok-Du (Jang Dong-Yoon) 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 (Kim So-Hyun). 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.


  1. Takes over KBS2’s Monday & Tuesday 22:00 time slot previously occupied by “I Wanna Hear Your Song.”
  2. Based on webcomic “Nokdujeon” by Hye Jin Yang (published from December 16, 2014 to July 31, 2018 via
  3. First script reading took place June, 2019 at KBS Annex Broadcasting Station in Yeouido, South Korea.
  4. Two teaser posters for KBS2 drama series “The Tale of Nokdu.”
  5. Ep.9 & 10 did not air on Monday, October 14, 2019 due to airing of a baseball game between SK Wyverns and Kiwoom Heroes. Ep. 9 & 10 aired on Tuesday October 15, 2019 instead.


The Tale of Nokdu-Jang Dong-Yoon.jpgKim So-HyunThe Tale of Nokdu-Kang Tae-Oh.jpgThe Tale of Nokdu-Jung Joon-Ho.jpgThe Tale of Nokdu-Kim Tae-Woo.jpg
Jang Dong-YoonKim So-HyunKang Tae-OhJung Joon-HoKim Tae-Woo
Jeon Nok-DuDong Dong-JuCha Yool-MooKing GwanghaeHeo Yoon
The Tale of Nokdu-Yun Yoo-Sun.jpgLee Seung-JoonThe Tale of Nokdu-Lee Moon-Sik.jpgThe Tale of Nokdu-Song Geon-Hee.jpgPark Da-Yeon
Yun Yoo-SunLee Seung-JoonLee Moon-SikSong Geon-HeePark Da-Yeon
Haengsoo CheonJung Yoon-JeoHwang Jang-KoonJeon Hwang-TaeAengdoo
The Tale of Nokdu-Yoon Sa-Bong.jpgHwang Mi-YoungThe Tale of Nokdu-Yoon Geumseona.jpgThe Tale of Nokdu-Jo Soo-Hyang.jpgThe Tale of Nokdu-Yang So-Min.jpg
Yoon Sa-BongHwang Mi-YoungYoon GeumseonaJo Soo-HyangYang So-Min
Kang Soon-NyeoPark Bok-NyeoLee Mal-NyeonKim SsookAn Jung-Sook
The Tale of Nokdu-Han Ga-Rim.jpgSong Chae-YoonThe Tale of Nokdu-Ko Gun-Han.jpgThe Tale of Nokdu-Hwang In-Yeop.jpgLee Joo-Bin
Han Ga-RimSong Chae-YoonKo Gun-HanHwang In-YeopLee Joo-Bin
No Yeon-BoonMin Deul-ReYeon GeunPark Dan-HoMaehwasoo

Additional Cast Members:

  • Yoo Ji-Soo – Court Lady Kim
  • Seo Yi-An – Widow Kim
  • Lee Ho-Jae – elderly man throwing rock
  • Jung Yi-Rang – inn owner
  • Kim Ji-Woo – Jeon Nok-Du (young)
  • Jo Ye-Rin – Dong Dong-Ju (young)
  • Kim Seung-Han – Jeon Hwang-Tae (young)

DOWNLOAD The Tale of Nokdu English Sub :

      + The Tale of Nokdu 1

      + The Tale of Nokdu 2

      + The Tale of Nokdu 3

      + The Tale of Nokdu 4

      + The Tale of Nokdu 5

      + The Tale of Nokdu 6

      + The Tale of Nokdu 7

      + The Tale of Nokdu 8

      + The Tale of Nokdu 9

      + The Tale of Nokdu 10

      + The Tale of Nokdu 11

      + The Tale of Nokdu 12

      + The Tale of Nokdu 13

      + The Tale of Nokdu 14

      + The Tale of Nokdu 15

      + The Tale of Nokdu 16

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