The Tale of Nokdu (2019)

The Tale of Nokdu (조선로코 녹두전 / Joseonloko Nogtuveon) is a Korean drama starring Jang Dong Yoon, Kim So Hyun, Kang Tae Oh, Jung Joon Ho. Premiere 30-Sep-2019 from Mon-Mar 22:00 on KBS 2TV.

Drama: The Tale of Nokdu
Native Title: 조선로코 녹두전
Also Known As: Mung Bean Pancake , The Joseon Romantic-Comedy Tale of Nok-Du , Joseon Roko Nok Du Jeon , Joseon Loco – Mung Bean Chronicles , Nok Du Chronicle , Mung Bean Chronicles , Joseonroko Nokdujeon , Tale of Nok Du
Screenwriter: Baek So Yeon, Im Ye Jin
Director: Kim Dong Hwi, Lee Hyun Jin, Kang Soo Yeon
Genres: Action, Historical, Comedy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Episodes: 32
Aired: Sep 30, 2019 – Nov 25, 2019
Aired On: Monday, Tuesday
Original Network: KBS2
Duration: 33 min.

Main Cast:

Jang Dong Yoon (1992) as Jeon Nok Du
Kim Ji Woo (2011) as Jeon Nok Du: Childhood
Kim So Hyun (Kim So Hyun 1999) as Dong Dong Joo
Jo Ye Rin (2008) as Dong Dong Joo: Childhood
Kang Tae Oh (1994) as Cha Yool Moo: Injo from Joseon
Jeon Jin Seo (2006) as Cha Yool Moo: Young
Jung Joon Ho (1969) as Gwanghaegun from Joseon
Kim Tae Woo (1971) as Heo Yoon
Yoon Yoo Sun (1969) as Chun Hae Soo
Lee Seung Joon (1973) as Jung Yoon Jeo


A young noble heir named Jeon Nok Du (Jang Dong Yoon) has just found out that his parents arranged for him to marry a woman against his will. Jeon Nok Du has no intention of getting married at the behest of her parents and runs away from home.

He finds a town to take refuge in, but there’s a twist: the town is entirely populated by widows! Jeon Nok Du is forced to go undercover, disguising himself as a woman to avoid detection.

In the village, he meets a woman named Dong Dong Ju (Kim So Hyun), who discovers his true identity. However, Dong Dong Ju is also hiding a secret: she too has run away from home.

Dong Dong Ju is on the run from an ill-fated gisaeng (courtesan) apprenticeship. Although she is very adept at practical tasks, she is very bad at singing, dancing, and other artistic skills required to be a gisaeng.

Will the unlikely duo manage to keep each other’s identity a secret? And what will happen when they start to develop romantic feelings for each other?

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