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Praise of Death

Title: 사의 찬미 / Praise of Death
Chinese Title: 死的讚美
Also known as: Hymn of Death / Death Song
Genre: Romance, Historical, Music
Episodes: 6
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2018-Nov-27 to 2018-Dec-04
Air time: Monday & Tuesday at 22:00 (2 episodes back-to-back)


The short drama is a remake of the award-winning 1991 film “Death Song” which based on the true story of Kim Woo Jin and Yoon Shim Duk.

It’s tells the tragic love story of Kim Woo Jin (Lee Jong Suk), a married stage drama writer, and Yoon Shim Duk (Shin Hye Sun), Korea’s first professional soprano, who meet while studying at Tokyo University in the 1920s. Yun Shim Duk’s recording of “Death Song” became the first Korean pop song in 1926.


Main Cast

Lee Jong Suk as Kim Woo Jin
Shin Hye Sun as Yoon Shim Duk

Kim Woo Jin’s Family

Kim Myung Soo as Kim Sung Gyu (Kim Woo Jin’s Father)
Park Sun Im as Jung Chum Hyo (Kim Woo Jin’s wife)

Yoon Shim Duk’s Family

Kim Won Hae as Yoon Suk Ho (Yoon Shim Duk’s Father)
Hwang Young Hee as Kim (Yoon Shim Duk’s mother)
Go Bo Kyul as Yoon Sung Duk (Yoon Shim Duk’s sister)
Shin Jae Ha as Yoon Ki Sung (Yoon Shim Duk’s brother)

Dongwoo Circuit

Lee Ji Hoon as Hong Nan Pa
Jung Moon Sung as Jo Myung Hee
Oh Eui Sik as Hong Hae Sung
Lee Joon Yi as Kyosuke Tomoda
Han Eun Seo as Han Ki Joo

People around Yoon Shim Duk

Lee Sang Yeob as Kim Hong Ki
Jang Hyun Sung as Lee Yong Moon
Lee Chul Min as government officer
Kim Kang Hyun as Lee Suh Koo
Jang Hyuk Jin as Dauchi
Bae Hae Sun as Professor Ueno
Hong Jin Ki as Jin Sung

Production Credits

Director: Park Soo Jin
Screenwriter: Jo Soo Jin

Episode Ratings

    Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2018-11-27 1 5.9 - 7.4 (10th) 8.3 (9th)
2018-11-27 2 6.5 - 7.8 (9th) 8.9 (6th)
2018-12-03 3 4.2 - 4.7 -
2018-12-03 4 5.1 - 5.6 -
2018-12-04 5 - - - -
2018-12-04 6 - - 6.2 (16th) 7.0 (14th)

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

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


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Official Site

Trailer I
Trailer II

Watch Online in Viki.com


  1. 1 : Lemon Says:

    OMG!!! this will be another hit drama. But too short, only 6 episode.

  2. 2 : #IAttendedCrankUpInMNL11182018 Says:

    I’m really looking forward to this drama 😭 my heart Lee Jong Suk ❤️ is all yours! Plus the fact that Shin Hye Sun is the lead girl, definitely I will love this 💓

  3. 3 : Mega Says:

    Because of SHS and LJS, i want to see it eventhough sad movies but stull wants to know their acting in this movies… I can’t wait longer to watch.

  4. 4 : Upekshya Welikala Says:

    I just finished the first episode. Why this only have 6 episode 😪😪😪😪?? Promising drama 😍😍

  5. 5 : OK OK OK Says:

    i won’t be watching if its a sad ending even i like both stars 🙂

  6. 6 : narsis Says:

    so sad and beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!! every bit of it…….words aren’t enough to express all feelings brought about by this … excellent acting

  7. 7 : pandabear Says:

    They recycled some of the cast from Lee Jong Suk’s drama While You Were Sleeping for this drama.

  8. 8 : Pocahontas11 Says:

    I Love the actress here..Shin Hye Sun. Great acting..Superb

  9. 9 : N Says:

    I stumbled upon this short drama on Netflix, it made my heart hurt a lot every episode but even so, the story is still very beautiful 🙁

  10. 10 : Kay Says:

    A simple, sad, and tragic romance. Lee Jong Suk and Shin Hye Sun were both excellent.

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