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.

Trailer

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

The orange and green numbers indicate the lowest and highest ratings, respectively. All values are expressed in %.
Saimdang, Light's Diary Viewership Ratings Data
Episode #Broadcast dateNielsen KoreaTNMS
NationwideSeoulNationwideSeoul
1Jan 26, 201716.316.613.916.0
2Jan 26, 201715.616.611.813.4
3Feb 1, 201713.013.510.612.2
4Feb 2, 201712.312.610.211.5
5Feb 8, 201710.711.08.69.9
6Feb 9, 201712.012.58.710.3
7Feb, 15, 20179.710.27.08.7
8Feb 16, 201710.310.97.89.0
9Feb 22, 20179.810.47.68.6
10Feb 23, 201710.110.78.39.9
11Mar 1, 20179.69.77.79.1
12Mar 2, 201710.310.38.49.4
13Mar 8, 201710.310.37.88.7
14Mar 9, 201710.510.78.49.1
15Mar 15, 201710.410.88.49.0
16Mar 16, 201710.210.29.310.5
17Mar 22, 20179.49.18.39.0
18Mar 23, 201710.09.99.010.4
19Mar 29, 20179.09.38.19.7
20Mar 30, 20179.39.38.29.4
21Apr 5, 20179.48.88.610
22Apr 6, 20179.69.38.79.3
23Apr 12, 20178.58.47.48.4
24Apr 19, 20176.15.96.06.2
25Apr 20, 20178.38.87.27.9
26Apr 26, 20177.87.76.46.9
27Apr 27, 20178.48.57.47.8
28May 4, 20178.28.86.87.5
Average10.210.48.59.6

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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