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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 widowed 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. (Source: Asianwiki) ~~ Adapted from the webtoon with the same name. Edit Translation

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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 32
  • Aired: Sep 30, 2019 - Nov 25, 2019
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday
  • Original Network: KBS2
  • Duration: 33 min.
  • Score: 8.6 (scored by 3,521 users)
  • Ranked: #137
  • Popularity: #337
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Completed
hoshitaiga
25 people found this review helpful
Nov 25, 2019
32 of 32 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
This is the first time I finished watching a drama where everything just felt right and perfect, from start to finish. I've commented here before that I got a bit scared around episode 8-ish since the drama had a well-paced beginning and such dramas usually lose momentum towards the latter half. But this drama was all sorts of perfect to me. The storyline was great. I've been watching lots of kdramas (more than a decade now lol!) but everything felt so fresh, and time just fleets by whenever I watch the episodes. Most especially the finale. I found myself surprised when episode 31 just flew by. I thought it was just 10-15 mins, and the next ep footer showed and I'm like, what the heck, that was 28 minutes already?

And I couldn't deny that the best part of this drama was the acting of, and chemistry between, all the actors. Props to all cast members, including the director and staff with the beautiful sceneries and cinematography. But of course, I have to say this out loud: Jang Dongyoon and Kim Sohyun's chemistry was heckin exploding!!!! I just love them both!!!!! I was pretty much lukewarm with Kim Sohyun before, but I'm a fan now. And don't get me started with Jang Dongyoon—he's just too good to be true! Very much looking forward to their next projects, and I really really hope they do another project together. Maybe not in the near future, but hopefully someday, when they're a bit older. It's been a long time since I wanted to ship lead actors and wished for them to date in real life, but I just can't help it. These two look cute together and I am deluding myself into believing that they can't act like that if they didn't have real feelings..... or maybe they're just really good. Either way, I am fine with that! <3

OST and sound effects were great for me as well. I just wished they didn't use songs with repetitive English lines (but the "one of a kind girl" kinda grew on me eventually haha). I love the all-Korean songs, like Younha's Shine On You. I had it on repeat since it became available on Spotify. Became a feel good song for me since it reminded me of all the Nokdu-Dongjoo soft happy moments.

Rewatch value—definitely watching this again! Just until I get over my Jang Dongyoon-Kim Sohyun feels.

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Completed
anissadj
19 people found this review helpful
Nov 6, 2019
32 of 32 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10

Another Level of Romantic Comedy Drama

At first I watched this drama, I actually think it would be a cross-dressing drama when the male lead would hard to convince the female lead about his real gender HAHAHA. But silly me, I am expected this drama way too low than the actual story. I must say that the drama is EPIC, the plot, the acting, the soundtrack, especially the unexpected villain are all ON POINT. Never expect this much for romantic comedy drama (who turns out to be melo in the second half of the drama).

I love how this drama put the right song in the right scene, and make you remember that scene a lot because it was totally beautiful (especially the rain scene, the swing, and the fight scene).

I feel like a butterfly fulling my stomach after I finished watching this drama, and I know I would miss Dong Joo - Nok Du couple much. The parents-children relationship also getting me in tears much, applause to Jang Dong Yoon who brings the sad scene greatly, because when he's in tears, I feel my tears suddenly flows too. Such a great actor! Kim So Hyun acting is unquestionable, because she's veteran anyway.

For me, I am positively would re-watch this drama, because the story is so interesting (and probably would be hard to move on like I did in 100 days my prince), and Jang Dong Yoon is so handsome and pretty at the same time, it's like one package of cinnamon roll he is.

They have great chemistry on or off screen (you should watch behind the scene by the way). You know, the drama is successful if we want them together in real life, it's just exactly what we want for JDY and KSH HAHAHAH

If you haven't watched the drama yet, I think you should give it a try. If you expect the light rom-com which we could expect where the story would leads us, then you won't have it in Tale of Nokdu. Because, as I said before, this drama is another level of romantic comedy drama (in general) and would make you goose-bumped in every episode.

P.S : you will love our beloved and sassy Lady Kim

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Details

  • Drama: The Tale of Nokdu
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 32
  • Aired: Sep 30, 2019 - Nov 25, 2019
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday
  • Original Network: KBS2
  • Duration: 33 min.
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 8.6 (scored by 3,521 users)
  • Ranked: #137
  • Popularity: #337
  • Watchers: 10,640

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