Saimdang, Light’s Diary

Saimdang, Light’s Diary (2017)

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What deep, dark secrets are hidden in the diary? Seo Ji Yoon is a modern-day art history professor who happens to stumble upon the secret diary of Shin Saimdang (1504-1551), a Korean artist, writer, calligraphist and poet who was the mother of Yi I, one of the two most prominent Korean Confucian scholars during the Joseon Dynasty. The diary sheds new information on the life of Saimdang and her relationship with Lee read moreGyeom, a painter, calligrapher and musician who was a childhood sweetheart and soulmate of Saimdang. Will the diary help Ji Yoon unravel the mysteries surrounding a painting of an unknown woman from the Joseon Dynasty?

  • Native title:

    사임당, 빛의 일기
  • Also Known as:

    Saimdang, the Herstory; Saimdang, Bitui Ilgi;

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    displacedmoon 3 days ago

    I know they have to pace the story in order to fill 30 episodes, but the drama is becoming slower than molasses. I wish they'd split the time more evenly between the past and present. At this point, the present scenes have become far more interesting. Perhaps because we're only getting snippets, making me want to see more.

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    Emily 3 days ago

    I can't wait for next week's episodes! That preview *-*

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    Kdramerzzz 4 days ago

    Ep 8 and 9 are a good episodes to build up next weeks ep. Excited to watch next week after the preview of ep 10.

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    sekar 7 days ago - edited

    it's getting better when i am lower my expectation heheh. I think Saimdang in this drama really married a general, her husband, somehow pass the exam and becoming government official. And lee gyeom just an object sufferers, what a waste of handsome face (just my two cents)

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    Andro 8 days ago

    I even couldn't watch 1 episode!!

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    peacefulsoul 10 days ago - edited

    what happened so far? i dropped after ep 3, i don't mind spoilers.

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    Emily 10 days ago

    I can't wait till the rude mothers' committee gets whats coming to them.

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    TeleriFerchNyfain 14 days ago

    I really had hopes that this drama would avoid the sageuk/historical drama infatuation w/palace politics, concentrating more on how this woman managed to become a great artist despite everything. But doesn't look like it. The REAL woman married a GENERAL - the whole tragic love affair thing could have been fine but the way it's going ~sigh~ I'm more interested in the modern story at this point.

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    Marooya 15 days ago
    Reveal Spoiler »
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    Shi 15 days ago - edited

    Dropped. Reason: slow pace.

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    sonya 16 days ago

    I like the drama but I find a bit disturbing that the one playing young Prince Eui-song is same one playing the student who's helping Ji yoon.. I hope they don't get involved or something it'd be so weird

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    sekar 16 days ago - edited

    How could the mainleads be together when the other part was married and hv five children.?The story was not about infidelity i guess. If they were not means together as a couple i hope they both hv happy end,,but back in first episode Lee Gyeom seems still feel miserable for the rest of his life. Uuuhh i hate one sided love

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      Loy 16 days ago

      I wonder, when the drama starts with the SBS melody (you know the first seconds lol), you'll see both of them in the Geumgang mountain, that means they really went there together

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    etcetera 18 days ago

    at this point i dont know how the writer is going to maintain the pace and plot for another 24 episodes. 30 is tooooo long for this genre.

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    Kdramerzzz 18 days ago

    I love her and her acting especially in the joseon era, she's so immaculately beautiful yet other than her everything is out of place. So sad that this drama started very strong. I hope they can give tge viewers something that will hold on until the 30th ep

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    steph_ravita 18 days ago - edited

    I'm interested but I'm bored? I'm not sure if I want to continue this one in all honesty...

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      Yourtear_myrain 18 days ago


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      Kizzofdeath 18 days ago - edited

      Same.. i don't know why. Hayz, the chemistry for the lead is not to strong, & while watching i was really feel sleepy. yawn..... episode 5 really boring nothing good happen :(( i put on hold this drama :((

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      bajanVIP 18 days ago


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      JoJo 17 days ago

      same, episode 5 felt so long to watch.


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    South Korea
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    Jan 26, 2017 to May 4, 2017
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
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  • Duration:

    60 min.


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    8.0 (scored by 124 users)
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