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.
- Status: ONGOING
- 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: Beware This Woman (for confirmation)
Main Cast & Characters
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
- 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)
- All images and most information in this page were obtained from SBS.
- Ratings data from Nielsen Korea were obtained directly from the company’s website.