Saimdang, the Herstory 02


Title: 사임당, 빛의 일기 / Saimdang, Light’s Diary
Previously known as: Saimdang, the Herstory
Chinese Title: 師任堂,光的日記
Genre: Historical, Romance
Episodes: 30 (To Be Confirmed)
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2017-Jan-26 to 2017-May-10
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 22:00


This is a 100% pre-produced drama. Filming began on 2015-August-10 and finished on 2016-June-4.

A reinterpretation of Saimdang from the Joseon times. She was a genius artist and passionate lover. Lee Young Ae takes on two roles; Seo Ji Yoon, a college professor who specializes in Korea Art History and Shin Saimdang.

Meanwhile, Lee Gyum (Song Seung Hun) is a man who had a fateful first encounter with Saimdang in his youth and has carried her in his heart for whole life.


Main Cast

Lee Young Ae as Seo Ji Yoon / Shin Saimdang
Lee Joo Yeon as Shin Saimdang (teen)
Park Hye Soo as Shin Saimdang (young)
Song Seung Hun as Lee Gyum
Yang Se Jong as Lee Gyum (young)
Oh Yoon Ah as Whieumdang Choi
Yoon Ye Joo as Whieumdang Choi (young)
Kim Hae Sook as Shin Saimdang’s grandmother

Supporting Cast

Yoon Da Hoon
Choi Chul Ho
Choi Jong Hwan
Yoon Suk Hwa
Kim Mi Kyung
Park Jung Hak
Park Joon Myun
Kim Young Joon
Hong Suk Chun
Sul Jung Hwan
Jang Seo Kyung
Song Joon Hee
Kwak Ji Hye
Kim Min Hee
Goo Hye Ryung
Jo Seung Yun
Kim Jung Hak
Lee Hae Young
Choi Il Hwa
Song Min Hyung
Lee Kyung Jin
Ban Hyo Jung
Jung Ah In

Production Credits

Production Company: Group8
Director: Yoon Sang Ho
Screenwriter: Park Eun Ryung


Lee Young Ae makes a TV comeback through this drama after 14 years since 2003 MBC drama “Dae Jang Geum“.

Kam Woo Sung was offered the lead male role, but declined.

Shin Saimdang who born on 1504-October-29 is an artist, calligraphist, poet and she appears on the current South Korean 50,000 won bill (highest value).


– She was the mother of the Korean Confucian scholar Yi I who appears on the current South Korean 5,000 won bill.


– The series was originally scheduled to air at 10:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays, beginning in 2016-Oct-08, but on 2016-Sep-27, SBS announced that the broadcast of series would be delayed and has finally confirmed a time slot for this drama. It will be broadcasted after “The Legend of the Blue Sea“. (Source)

Episode Ratings

    Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2017-01-26 1        
2017-02-01 2        
2017-02-02 3        
2017-02-08 4        
2017-02-09 5        
2017-02-15 6        
2017-02-16 7        
2017-02-22 8        
2017-02-23 9        
2017-03-01 10        
2017-03-02 11        
2017-03-08 12        
2017-03-09 13        
2017-03-15 14        
2017-03-16 15        
2017-03-22 16        
2017-03-23 17        
2017-03-29 18        
2017-03-30 19        
2017-04-05 20        
2017-04-06 21        
2017-04-12 22        
2017-04-13 23        
2017-04-19 24        
2017-04-20 25        
2017-04-26 26        
2017-04-27 27        
2017-05-03 28        
2017-05-04 29        
2017-05-10 30        

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

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


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52 Responses to “Saimdang, Light’s Diary”

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  1. 51
    casey Says:

    Saigono kissu waTabako fara aroma gashitaNigakute setsunai kaoriAshita nu ni imagoro waAnata wa Doko ni irun darou’Dare aviz omotte ‘rula darou’You întotdeauna va fi loveItsuka mea îndrăzni kato ni ochitemoI’ll KOI Mata amintesc să Loveyou ma învățat cum te sunt întotdeauna o să fie oneImawa mada kanashii dragoste songAtarashi utaeru uta făcut

  2. 52
    futa Says:

    कोई स्वाद gashitaNigakute setsunai kaoriAshita कोई imagoro नी waAnata वा doko नी Irun darou’Dare omotte wo ‘चलाने darou’You हमेशा वाला हो जाता है मेरा loveItsuka हिम्मत काटो माता Koi नी ochitemoI’ll याद प्यार करने के लिए मुझे सिखाया howYou हमेशा होने वाला कर रहे हैं oneImawa माडा kanashii प्यार songAtarashi Uta बनाया utaeru

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