Saimdang, Light’s Diary

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Synopsis

Saimdang, Light’s Diary tells the story of Shin Saimdang, a renowned Joseon artist who excelled in painting, poetry, and calligraphy. A Korean art history lecturer discovers her ancient diary and unravels her extraordinary life.

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General Information

  • Status: COMPLETED
  • Drama Title: Saimdang, Light’s Diary
  • Other Titles: N/A
  • Genre: Historical, Fantasy
  • Director: Yoon Sang-ho
  • Writer: Park Eun-ryung
  • No. of Episodes: 30
  • Broadcast Period: Jan 26 – May 4, 2017
  • Time Slot: 22:00 Korean Standard Time, Wed & Thu
  • Runtime: 60 minutes
  • TV Network: SBS (free-to-air)
  • Production Company(s): Emperor Entertainment Korea Ltd.
  • Preceded by: Legend of the Blue Sea
  • Followed by: Suspicious Partner

Main Cast & Characters

main cast of Korean drama Saimdang

Lee Young-ae as Shin Saimdang. Shin Saimdang is a famous Joseon artist who excels in painting, poetry and calligraphy.

Lee Young-ae as Seo Ji-yoon. Seo Ji-yoon is a Korean art historian in college who discovers the ancient diary of Shin Saimdang.

Song Seung-heon as Lee Gyum, Saimdang’s lover

Oh Yoon-ah as Whieumdang Choi

Choi Chul-ho as Min Chi-hyung, husband of Whieumdang Choi

Ratings

Saimdang, Light's Diary Viewership Ratings Data
The orange and green numbers indicate the lowest and highest ratings, respectively. All values are expressed in %.
Episode # Broadcast date Nielsen Korea TNMS
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
1 Jan 26, 2017 16.3 16.6 13.9 16.0
2 Jan 26, 2017 15.6 16.6 11.8 13.4
3 Feb 1, 2017 13.0 13.5 10.6 12.2
4 Feb 2, 2017 12.3 12.6 10.2 11.5
5 Feb 8, 2017 10.7 11.0 8.6 9.9
6 Feb 9, 2017 12.0 12.5 8.7 10.3
7 Feb, 15, 2017 9.7 10.2 7.0 8.7
8 Feb 16, 2017 10.3 10.9 7.8 9.0
9 Feb 22, 2017 9.8 10.4 7.6 8.6
10 Feb 23, 2017 10.1 10.7 8.3 9.9
11 Mar 1, 2017 9.6 9.7 7.7 9.1
12 Mar 2, 2017 10.3 10.3 8.4 9.4
13 Mar 8, 2017 10.3 10.3 7.8 8.7
14 Mar 9, 2017 10.5 10.7 8.4 9.1
15 Mar 15, 2017 10.4 10.8 8.4 9.0
16 Mar 16, 2017 10.2 10.2 9.3 10.5
17 Mar 22, 2017 9.4 9.1 8.3 9.0
18 Mar 23, 2017 10.0 9.9 9.0 10.4
19 Mar 29, 2017 9.0 9.3 8.1 9.7
20 Mar 30, 2017 9.3 9.3 8.2 9.4
21 Apr 5, 2017 9.4 8.8 8.6 10
22 Apr 6, 2017 9.6 9.3 8.7 9.3
23 Apr 12, 2017 8.5 8.4 7.4 8.4
24 Apr 19, 2017 6.1 5.9 6.0 6.2
25 Apr 20, 2017 8.3 8.8 7.2 7.9
26 Apr 26, 2017 7.8 7.7 6.4 6.9
27 Apr 27, 2017 8.4 8.5 7.4 7.8
28 May 4, 2017 8.2 8.8 6.8 7.5
Average 10.2 10.4 8.5 9.6

Official Posters

Original Soundtrack

  • OST Part 1
    • No. 1: Back in the Day by Hyemi (Fiestar)
    • No. 2: Back in the Day (instrumental)
  • OST Part 2
    • No. 1: Kite by Kim Yoon-ah (Jaurim)
    • No. 2: Kite (instrumental)
  • OST Part 3
    • No. 1: Close to You by The One
    • No. 2: Close To You (instrumental)
  • OST Part 4
    • No. 1: Whenever, Wherever by LYn
    • No. 2: Whenever, Wherever (instrumental)
  • OST Part 5
    • No. 1: Why by Zia
    • No. 2: Why (instrumental)
  • OST Part 6
    • No. 1: Everlasting Love by Lee Soo (MC The Max)
    • No. 2: Everlasting Love (instrumental)
  • OST Part 7
    • No. 1: Amnesia by Kim Bum-soo
    • No. 2: Amnesia (instrumental)
  • OST Part 8
    • No. 1: The Song of the Star by Melody Day
    • No. 2: The Song of the Star (instrumental)
  • OST Part 9
    • No. 1: Nobody Knows by Anda
    • No. 2: Nobody Knows (instrumental)
  • OST Part 10
    • No. 1: Half by Moon Hyung-seo
    • No. 2: Half (instrumental)

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