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Mung Bean Flower

Title: 녹두꽃 / Mung Bean Flower
also Known as: Nokdu Flower
Previously known as: 우금티 / Ugeumchi
Genre: historical
Episodes: 48
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2019-April-26 to 2019-July-13
Air time: Friday & Saturday 22:00 (2 episodes back-to-back)


This drama tells the story of two half-brothers from separate mothers but share the same father who both fight on opposite sides in the Battle of Ugeumchi that took place in 1894 during the Donghak Peasant Revolution.


Main Cast

Jo Jung Suk as Baek Yi Kang
Han Ye Ri as Song Ja In
Yoon Shi Yoon as Baek Yi Hyun
Choi Moo Sung as Jun Bong Joon

People around Baek Yi Kang

Park Hyuk Kwon as Baek Ka
Hwang Young Hee as Yi Hyun’s mother
Baek Eun Hye as Baek Yi Hwa
Seo Young Hee as Yoo Wol
Jung Sun Chul as Nam

Donghak’s people

Min Sung Wook as Choi Kyung Sun
Ahn Kil Kang as Hae Seung
Roh Haeng Ha as Beo Deul
Byung Hun as Bun Gae
Jung Kyu Soo as Dongrokgae
Park Ji Hwan as Kimga
Kim Jung Ho (김정호) as Kim Gae Nam
Hong Woo Jin as Son Hwa Joong
Lee Tae Gum as Song Hee Ok

Gobu people

Choi Won Young as Hwang Suk Joo
Park Gyu Young as Hwang Myung Sim
Jo Hee Bong as Hong
Jo Hyun Shik as Park Kyu Young
Kim Do Yun as Cheol Doo
Kim Ha Kyun as Park Won Myung

Jeonju people

Park Ji Il as Song Bong Gil
Kim Sang Ho as Choi Deok Ki
Song Yool Kyu as Kim Dang Son
Lee Soon Won as Kim Moon Hyun


Seo Jae Kyu (서재규) as Lee Doo Hwan
Nam Moon Chul as Kim Hak Jin
Choi Won Young as Hwang Seok Joo
Jo Hyun Sik as Eok Shwe
Kim Ji Hyun as Queen Min
Park Sung Geun as Park Dong Jin
Choi Dae Hoon as Min Young Joon
Lee Yoon Gun as King Gojong
Kim In Woo as Otori


Jang Gwang as Jo Byung Gab
Lee Jung Hun as Lee Yong Tae
Jun Moo Song as Choi Shi Hyung

Production Credits

Production Company: C-JeS Entertainment
Director: Shin Kyung Soo
Screenwriter: Jung Hyun Min


2019 SBS Drama Awards: Top Excellence Actor (Medium Series): Jo Jung Suk (Nokdu Flower)
2019 SBS Drama Awards: Excellence Actress (Medium Series): Han Ye Ri (Nokdu Flower)

Episode Ratings

    Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2019-04-26 1 7.2 - 8.6 (9th) 10.1 (8th)
2019-04-26 2 9.5 - 11.5 (5th) 13.2 (3rd)
2019-04-27 3 - - 6.5 (15th) 7.3 (12th)
2019-04-27 4 6.8 - 8.6 (9th) 9.5 (6th)
2019-05-03 5 6.7 - 6.6 (14th) 7.2 (12th)
2019-05-03 6 8.3 - 8.8 (6th) 9.8 (5th)
2019-05-04 7 6.2 - 6.8 (9th) 8.1 (6th)
2019-05-04 8 7.4 - 8.1 (6th) 9.4 (3rd)
2019-05-10 9 6.8 - 7.4 (9th) 8.6 (8th)
2019-05-10 10 7.7 - 8.6 (7th) 9.9 (5th)
2019-05-11 11 7.4 - 8.1 (6th) 9.9 (5th)
2019-05-11 12 8.0 - 9.1 (4th) 10.9 (3rd)
2019-05-17 13 7.0 - 7.0 (13th) 8.2 (10th)
2019-05-17 14 8.2 - 8.4 (7th) 9.5 (6th)
2019-05-18 15 6.3 - 6.5 (14th) 7.4 (9th)
2019-05-18 16 6.8 - 7.7 (8th) 8.6 (5th)
2019-05-24 17 6.3 - 6.0 (14th) 7.1 (11th)
2019-05-24 18 7.2 - 7.1 (10th) 8.3 (10th)
2019-05-25 19 6.2 - 6.7 (10th) 7.9 (5th)
2019-05-25 20 6.6 - 7.4 (6th) 8.7 (4th)
2019-05-31 21 5.8 - 6.1 (14th) 6.7 (12th)
2019-05-31 22 6.5 - 6.9 (11th) 7.9 (9th)
2019-06-01 23 - - 5.7 (20th) 6.4 (11th)
2019-06-01 24 5.8 - 6.7 (10th) 7.4 (5th)
2019-06-07 25 6.6 - 6.8 (12th) 7.8 (9th)
2019-06-07 26 7.0 - 7.5 (11th) 8.4 (7th)
2019-06-08 27 - - 4.6 5.7 (15th)
2019-06-08 28 - - 5.7 (17th) 6.7 (8th)
2019-06-14 29 - - 5.2 (17th) 5.8 (14th)
2019-06-14 30 5.9 - 6.5 (13th) 7.7 (11th)
2019-06-15 31 - - 5.6 (20th) 6.2 (15th)
2019-06-15 32 - - 7.0 (11th) 7.9 (8th)
2019-06-21 33 5.0 - 5.1 (18th) 6.3 (13th)
2019-06-21 34 5.8 - 6.0 (14th) 7.2 (11th)
2019-06-22 35 - - 4.5 -
2019-06-22 36 - - 6.2 (12th) 7.0 (7th)
2019-06-28 37 5.6 - 5.1 (17th) 5.8 (14th)
2019-06-28 38 6.4 - 5.9 (14th) 6.6 (11th)
2019-06-29 39 - - 4.0 -
2019-06-29 40 - - 5.3 6.0 (15th)
2019-07-05 41 4.8 - 4.9 (18th) 5.7 (14th)
2019-07-05 42 5.5 - 5.9 (14th) 7.1 (10th)
2019-07-06 43 - - 4.6 5.2 (17th)
2019-07-06 44 6.2 - 6.5 (10th) 6.9 (6th)
2019-07-12 45 5.0 - 4.7 (20th) 5.3 (16th)
2019-07-12 46 6.7 - 6.0 (13th) 6.7 (12th)
2019-07-13 47 5.9 - 6.0 (13th) 7.2 (10th)
2019-07-13 48 7.8 - 8.1 (7th) 9.1 (4th)

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

*** Different between TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielson – Here


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Official Site

Official Poster

Official Trailer
Trailer I
Trailer II
Trailer III
Trailer IV

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  1. 1 : Lucek Skipper Says:

    Yes! Yoon Si Yoon is back!!

  2. 2 : Weng Says:

    I wish Yoon Si Yoon is in lead role ‘

  3. 3 : Pjs Says:

    Admin the genre is typo. Its filled with “SBS”

  4. 4 : Fishnet Says:

    Finally Jo Jong Suk first drama comeback after marriage. I guess he won’t play a lively character this time, but a deep sorrow one.

  5. 5 : دانلود سریال کره ای Says:

    I fell in love with this show. It’s because of the Yoon and the Yoon.

  6. 6 : Pocahontas11 Says:

    Jo Jung suk & Yoon Shi Yoon can’t wait..

  7. 7 : tigerb Says:

    thank you for the links on the history this series is based. knowing the background makes me appreciate the drama more.

  8. 8 : Sulaimon Ibrahim Olamide Says:

    Please how do I download it

  9. 9 : TW Says:

    Oh man the casting . . . just perfecto. Jung Suk has never ever let me down. And Ye Ri is just lovely in period dress. So good . . . I think I’m going to enjoy this one.

  10. 10 : TW Says:

    Haha . . . Jo Jung Suk and Seo Young Hee who plays his mother are the same age.

    When the girl sniper appeared taking out the bad guys, I thought hullo, it’s Go Ae-Shin. But then this was set several years before Ae-Shin even laid eyes on a sniper’s weapon.

  11. 11 : Many Rivers Says:

    Queen Min was so wrong when she went against her father-in-law’s warning that the Japanese was likely to storm the palace—they did.

    Joseon was doomed. Their social system could not adapt to the speed the world was changing at the time, nor could it shed its rigid adherence to customs over practicality. That was evident when the leader of the Donghaks called on King Gonjong to unite the country and resist the Japanese, he was met with resistence from Queen Min and the nobles. Their petty class squabbles sealed the fate of their nation.

    Queen Min was killed by the Japanese not long after letting her emotions dictate her behaviour and reject common sense. Had she heeded the advise or at least let the voice of reason be heard, the outcome may have been very different. They might have pre-empted the Japanese attack.

    I am appalled at how a nation omitted the duty of properly arming itself against her enemies and protect its citizens. They have had 500 years of hostility from China and Japan.

    I’m sure Japan would think twice about attacking had Joseon the same military strength.

    Lessons to be learned here, thanks to the makers of this drama.

  12. 12 : Many Rivers Says:

    Judging from his behaviour toward the Japanese responsible for storming the palace Daewon (King Gojong’s father) was no straight shooter.

    Earlier on during the battle with the US fleet, he threw away 20 Korean prisoners of war, refusing to even hear out the commander of the US naval fleet who released the prisoners.

    Stupidity common decency does not adequately describe such a behaviour in a high official toward a foreign power. One would at least listen to what ones’ enemy had to say. Weigh the pros and cons and decide what course of action os best for the country.

    Daewon behaved recklessly in part because he saw himself and the aristocracy as morally superior to the peasant class of Americans. However such false prestige prevalent among the Yangban (aristocrats) of Joseon contributed to the nation’s demise. They were not even able to consolidate their human resource to forge a formidable military against the Japanese. They couldn’t get past their class prejudices but was literally forced to abandon it after Japan burst their ideological bubble.

  13. 13 : Kay Says:

    I’m a big fan of Yoon Shi Yoon, and the rest of the cast is fantastic. This historical looks really promising 🙂

  14. 14 : Fado Revere Says:

    Running uphill into a hail of bullets and cannon fire armed with a few flint rifles and bamboo sticks is no way to fight a battle. There was no use of military tactics to counter the superior fire-power of the Japs which suggests the leader of the Donghak was nothing more than a political leader than a military man who could go against a well armed Japanese military.

  15. 15 : Fado Revere Says:

    They whose splendid and matchless achievements will be remembered with admiration while there is gratitude in the hearts of countrymen.

    Beautiful drama. Thanks to the production and South Korean government’s support.

    People should be reminded of their history and what they owe their countrymen who paid the ultimate price to protect their nation.

  16. 16 : Silverswan Says:

    Do not really like the storyline and such an ending. For Historical drama, I look fw for the coming Rookie Historian, the story coud be better than this one. For this drama it is sad and cruel in many ways

  17. 17 : shiva Says:

    enjoyed this historical drama very much, superb acting by leading casts, fantastic, def recommend it.

  18. 18 : Shanzay Lizay Says:

    I do not usually watch history dramas but I decided to watch this one because my no 1 favorite actor JJS. Aaaaaand I surprisingly ENJOYED the drama VERY VERY MUCH.
    The story is well written it is very captivating. I NEVER felt bored. And I LOVED the fact that it is based on the COMMON PEOPLE and not on the endless evil games of the palace.

    JJS is EXCELLENT as always. And YSY is also very convincing and impressive. I saw him first time & I liked his acting ability.

    The love line between JJS & HYR is Amazing. in fact I liked this pairing and love story of JJS the most after the JJS & GHJ pairing in the jealousy Incarnate. That is my no 1 favorite pairing and romantic story of JJS.

    So over all this drama is a MUST WACTH. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND it.

    And it is so sad that it did not get much attention and ratings are low BUT it DESERVES all the LoVe, Attention and Praise in the whole wild world.

  19. 19 : Quantum Nurse Says:

    The Donghak Peasant Revolution

    “The Nokdu Flower” is worth watching and also a lesson about the Donghak Peasant Revolution history with some fictional characters mixed in the story. I wish the big Broadcasting Corporations such as MBC and KBS would make more Epic Historical K-Dramas such as “The Nokdu Flower” and not only making Fusion Historical K-Dramas. Some segment of population really like to watch Epic Historical K-Dramas.

    Actor Jo Jung Suk that portrays Baek Yi Kang looks uncomfortable as “The Man”. As the story progresses, he grows from “The Man” to the rebel fighter. Actor Jo Jung Suk performs convincingly as Yi Kang the rebel fighter that maintains the rightness of his decision to fight the Japanese Occupation without apology.

    “The Nokdu Flower” also shows the ugliness of any wars, Post Traumatic Syndrome Disorder. Actor Yoon Shi Yoon portrays splendidly as Scholar Baek Yi Hyun, the step brother of Baek Yi Hyun. It is so heartbreaking to watch Baek Yi Hyun, the Candidate for a Civil Service Exam, is eliminated from the Civil Service Exam by Lord Hwang Seok Joo (Yi Hyun’s teacher). Yi Hyun is even enlisted in the Royal Regiment of Joseon as a sniper. He is forced by his chain in command to shoot rebels. Subsequently, he is called “Goblin” and suffers full blown PTSD from the war with no sympathy.

    Actress Han Ye Ri is forever a talented artist, she does so well as a Merchant Song Ja In. “The Nokdu Flower” shows the monstrous side of business that flourishes due to wars since merchants/business gain wealth from wars by selling or distribute materials used for wars.

    The Original Sounds Tracks are excellent.

  20. 20 : Rose Says:

    This an excellent drama. I am enjoying every episode. I hope a lot of people had the opportunity to watch it. And I am learning more of the Korean history.

    All the actors did a great job in their appointed role.

    I do feel that Yoon Shi Yoon should have received an award for his performance. He did a fantastic job and should have been recognized for his role as Baek Yi-Hyun. He went from one personality to another and was great in each personality. Believe the academy who did the selection process screwed up.

    Cho Jung-Seok did well with his role also, but so did Yoon Shi Yoon. I am only at Ep 16 and so far I think Yoon Shi Yoon is doing a better job with his acting.

    This is the first time I am seeing Yoon Shi Yoon in a drama.

    Excellent drama.

  21. 21 : Rose Petal Says:

    Han Ye Ri was in the movie Minari. This is the first time I am seeing her in a drama.

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