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Sword and Flower

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Title: 칼과 꽃 / Sword and Flower
Chinese Title: 劍與花
Also Known as: The Blade and Petal
Genre: Historical, Romance, Action, Melodrama, Political
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2013-July-03 to 2013-Sep-05
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55


A drama set in the Goguryo period.

It is about how Moo Young (Kim Ok Bin), the daughter of King Young Ryu, falls in love with Yeon Choong (Uhm Tae Woong), the son of Yeon Gaesomun had with a concubine.

But Moo Young debates whether she should have her revenge, as Yeon Gaesomun is the man who killed her father. Meanwhile, Yeon Choong as the son of a noble blood father and a servant mother, despite his talent, he finds he cannot rise higher in rank due to the fact that he is a concubine′s son. He is later ordered by his father to kill the person he loves, and comes into inner conflict.


Main Cast

Kim Ok Bin as Princess Moo Young
Uhm Tae Woong as Yun Choong
Chae Sang Woo as Yun Choong (young)
Kim Young Chul as King Young Ryu
Choi Min Soo as Yeon Gaesomun
Ohn Joo Wan as Jang (later King Bojang)
Lee Jung Shin as Shi Woo
Park Soo Jin as Moo Sul

Geum Hwa Dan

Kim Sang Ho as So Sa Bun
Jo Jae Yoon as Boo Chi
Yoo Seung Mok as Sul Young
Kim Hyo Sun as Young Hae
Kwak Jung Wook as Chi Woon
Shin Hye Jung as Dal Ki
Yoo Jae Myung as Gil Boo
Hyun Seung Min as Cho Yi

People on King Young Ryu’s Side

Lee Min Ho as Prince Tae Ja (King YoungRyu’s first son)
Lee Dae Ro as Sun Hoe Young
Kim Joo Young as Hae Tae Soo
Jun Hyun as Tae Kyung

People on Yeon Gae So Moon’s Side

Goo Won as Ho Tae
Ahn Dae Yong as Yun Jung Ro
Lee Dae Yeon as Do Soo
Park Yoo Seung as Ohn Sa Moon

Neutral Nobles

Joo Jin Mo as Yang Moon
Hyun Chul Ho as Yang Jin Wook

Jo-Ui Boo

No Min Woo as Yeon Nam Saeng
Lee Yi Kyung as Tae Pyung
Kim Dong Suk as Ji Kwan
Lee Won Jong as Jang Po

Jo Jung

Jun Jin Ki as Sun Dong Hae

Other People

Moon Hyuk as Jin Goo
Bang Hyung Joo as Choon Myung
Yoon So Hee as Nang Ga
Park Joo Hyung as mysterious assassin (cameo)
Shin Hoo as Young Boo
Tae In Ho as Jang’s bodyguard

Production Credits

Production Company: Blade and Petal Culture Industry Co.Ltd., Love Letter, KBS Media
Chief Producer: Lee Gun Joon
Producer: Yoon Jae Hyuk
Director: Kim Yong Soo
Screenwriter: Kwon Min Soo

Episode Preview

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6
Episode 7
Episode 8
Episode 9 (Not Available)
Episode 10
Episode 11
Episode 12 (Not Available)
Episode 13 (Not Available)
Episode 14 (Not Available)
Episode 15 (Not Available)
Episode 16 (Not Available)
Episode 17 (Not Available)
Episode 18 (Not Available)
Episode 19
Episode 20 (Not Available)

Episode Ratings

    Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2013-07-03 1 7.0 7.0 6.7 6.9
2013-07-04 2 5.5 5.8 6.4 6.6
2013-07-10 3 4.3 5.3 5.4 5.1
2013-07-11 4 4.3 4.7 5.3 4.9
2013-07-17 5 5.0 5.2 4.5 4.1
2013-07-18 6 4.1 (<8.1) 5.8 5.4
2013-07-24 7 3.8 (<8.4) 5.6 5.1
2013-07-25 8 4.2 (<8.0) 5.8 5.6
2013-07-31 9 5.1 (<9.2) 5.5 5.2
2013-08-01 10 4.7 (<8.6) 5.0 5.0
2013-08-07 11 5.1 (<7.9) 6.3 6.1
2013-08-08 12 4.7 (<8.5) 6.5 6.3
2013-08-14 13 4.9 (<6.9) 6.4 6.1
2013-08-15 14 4.1 (<7.5) 4.6 4.4
2013-08-21 15 4.4 (<7.8) 5.7 5.4
2013-08-22 16 3.9 (<7.8) 4.5 4.2
2013-08-28 17 3.3 (<7.5) 5.0 4.7
2013-08-29 18 4.0 (<8.2) 5.4 5.1
2013-09-04 19 (<7.3) (<7.7) (<7.9) (<7.7)
2013-09-05 20 (<7.1) (<8.7) (<7.6) (<7.7)

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

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


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Official Site

Official Poster

Trailer I & Trailer II & Trailer III

7 Minutes Highlight

Drama Opening I & II

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  1. 1 : Joyce Says:

    I love the plot!!!Uhm Tae Wong is back in sageuk…I missed him in sageuk!

  2. 2 : eny Says:

    the teaser looks good n the synopsis is interesting

  3. 3 : lara Says:

    Prince yang myung? lee min ho was casted as the crown prince but there’s no name given to his character as of now 🙂

  4. 4 : maica Says:

    woah!! cant wait for this drama.

  5. 5 : anna Says:

    I have to watch. I love Tae-woong…
    Poster is gorgeous!

  6. 6 : aima Says:

    jung shin CNBLUE!!! is anybody know bout this???

  7. 7 : kyungkyung Says:

    I honestly don’t like Historical Drama but I will watch this for Uhm Taewoong Love him in 1N2D Uhm Force!!!!!

  8. 8 : Ellaine Says:

    Yeah!!! Cant wait to watch Jung Shin (CNBLUE)!!!!!!!!!

  9. 9 : teddy Says:

    Jung Shin <3 <3

  10. 10 : lara Says:

    according to asianwiki, Lee Min Ho 1993 plays the role of Tae Ja (crown prince) so please change that “Prince Yang Myung” cause we all know it was his role in TMETS not for this drama, thanks for your consideration admin 🙂

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  12. 12 : else Says:

    looks like another great sageuk. can’t wait for next week.
    @kyungkyung 7 : i also love Uhmforce. But i bet that we will see another Uhm force here. UTW such a simple guy and poor gamer in 1n2d, but when he comes to drama, he just awesome..
    BTW, congrats to him for become a new dad..

  13. 13 : Elli Says:

    Kim Young Chul! I really like this actor! I can’t wait ^^

  14. 14 : Ttuk Says:

    “The Blade and Petal” or “Sword and Flower” to me are like shades of the same thing. It is like the colours ‘crimson red’ and ‘dark red’. Both are red, but by suggesting a nuance of the colour, it implies that it means to attribute context.

    A “blade” and a “sword” can have vastly different meanings. A “sword” is always a weapon. A “blade”, depending on the context can mean anything from a kitchen knife to a leaf.

    Unlike a sentient, a drama’s subject matter is already decided upon. How hard is it to consult a dictionary and decide upon the proper title?

  15. 15 : sinatra Says:

    wwwooowww…kim toung chul meet again with uhm tae woong….the equator man will begin again 🙂

  16. 16 : nurul rizka Says:

    gosh i think this drama gonna be awesome…damnn the trailer is so great just watched film in movie… daebakk…will watch this drama.. 🙂

  17. 17 : something Says:

    i watched the first episode…the directing are kinda awkward..
    and made the acting of the leads not that good so do with its fighting scene, although choi min soo and kim young chul still best though

  18. 18 : huyhuy Says:

    WOnderful…like chinese Movie, not Drama… Love Scene is slow……..slow…..like the beat of their hearts……..Beautiful

  19. 19 : Ttuk Says:

    Yea chinese-movie-like. Love the cinematography but that is about it.

    I think I’ll give this one a miss. I have a strong aversion for synth/modern music coupled with period dramas. They go together like raw-fish and ice-cream.

  20. 20 : Sim Says:

    the start was a little bit strange….i mean i believe it’s going to be a great drama after all but the scene which both fell for eatch other….i expect soo much more…what was that….headlong? couldn’t he save her in normal way…uww….it`s a strange behaivor between them….but we will see…i’m curious what will happen 🙂

  21. 21 : ogrenji Says:

    the directing is different,movie like,lots of close ups,new perspective and quirky scenes,,but i think that what makes all the scenes stuck in my memory hahaha and it’s quite refreshing when u get used to it,i think the director tries to make this story feel grandeur because it is not only a romance story but also a story about how a kingdom fall and politics around it (imo).. well to make it straight,this is not regular drama

  22. 22 : IamGabriel Says:

    First episode is not that great for me.. execution of the scene is so slow. what pissed me off is that pilot episode should contain how the series is all about but in this drama they always have backshots repeatedly.. i expected more for this drama based on the trailer but i ended disappointed.

  23. 23 : ogrenji Says:

    just fin ep 2,..mesmerizing pictures! 🙂 can’t wait for next ep x)

  24. 24 : eny Says:

    this drama is interesting, the cinematography is beautifull, this drama is slow in first 2 episode, but start faster in episode 3, there’s no much conversation but that’s make this drama is different n unique, so far i like it

  25. 25 : magsie Says:

    I like it too

  26. 26 : Mail Says:

    not my cup..

  27. 27 : ceikitawoo Says:

    EPISODE : 4
    English sub
    Link : http://goo.gl/dkEDW

  28. 28 : Carmen Says:

    I have been trying to see this drama, but so sorry, it is not that good and I do not like the one that does as her father….even dou that action i fillit borring I will check later to see if there is any better stuff

  29. 29 : idut Says:

    so so borring…

  30. 30 : clockert Says:

    watch this preview now, SWORD AND FLOWER EPISODE 6 PREVIEW : http://goo.gl/Bv29P

  31. 31 : ogrenji Says:

    done ep 6,can’t wait for 7,u can’t really predict the plot of each episode 😀 totally UNboring for me :p

  32. 32 : chachacool Says:

    WATCH :

    SWORD AND FLOWER EP.6 ENGLISH SUB : http://ow.ly/n7qvm

  33. 33 : phenix Says:

    the truth is this drama seems to me very slow I don’t know if you agree with me?

  34. 34 : eny Says:

    yes this drama is slow, i mean in picture moving, charracter moving but the story is unpredictable n not draggy so far

  35. 35 : kamyar Says:

    i love this drama….its one of the best drama that i ever see like chuno..kongjo namja..sea emperor….

    the cast ..music and…its really awesome

  36. 36 : Untamed Shrew Says:

    This is like an Akira Kurosawa flick with Toshiro Mifune as the bad dude.

    Yeon Gaesomun’s prolonged intense morbidity would create a toxic state in the human organism. It’s a great cinematic effect but not practical in real life. His body would be ravaged with disease by the time he’s in his 40’s as he doesn’t appear to have achieved a balance within himself. He is in darkness most of the time. His mind is shrouded with dark thoughts. Heh.. he’d make for a mushroom in his next life.

    The story is somewhat Shakespearean with the Kurosawa touch, which leads me to wonder if the script was sourced from Japan.

  37. 37 : Untamed Shrew Says:

    There are some very good scenes in the drama though I feel the actors don’t do justice to the layered emotions inherent in the script. It’s a departure from the usual kdrama where lines fashioned to invoke some mushy emotion often lack depth.

    Here the effort is layered. It’s brilliant and refreshing. But IMHO they should not have used Uhm Tae Woong whose range falls short for this type of a script. Oh he tries, I give him that.

    They could have used a younger, good looking actor to bolster the appeal to a younger audience. However on the whole, for myself the drama’s surreal look and feel is an outmoded motif.

  38. 38 : [email protected] Says:

    I like this drama….the story is very interesting:)

  39. 39 : Shane Says:

    I plan to watch this although a lot of comments here is negative anyway everyone has their own points of view,i will give it a try.

  40. 40 : Eka Says:

    My opinion there is nothing wrong with the script, the only thing wrong is the cast especially the male lead. from all those korean actor out there, why it has to be uhm taewoong??? his face said it all (I’m 40 years old, married, have a kid)… why not choose someone like kwon sangwoo or song ilgook (someone with baby face looks) instead or even better someone like lee minhoo or park yongchun (someone younger) for male lead role. no matter how good your acting are when audience doesn’t buy it, then it will be worthless.
    Uhm Taewoong=Romeo??? Uggghhhh, not so much…

  41. 41 : anditta Says:

    is this lee min ho in boys over flowers? did he play all the rolles movie or he just a guest star?

  42. 42 : eny Says:

    song il gook, lee min ho, park yoo chun????you’re funny this kind of role need better acting, it’s not just usual romeo n juliet.
    Kwon Sang Woo is OK but he already headline in another drama drama

    The story is unusual, the female chrracter different with many drama, that soft n weak. This is the first love story that the lead lady wanna kill the male lead, in many romeo juliet version, because of love they ignore the reality can choose the love, but this drama is different

  43. 43 : eny Says:

    Sorry mesh up, I thought Song Il gook as Seo in geok of Reply 1997……Sorry for Song Il Gook fans, i never saw Song Il Gook in anything so I can’t comment about him

  44. 44 : Eka Says:

    Oooohhh, you should watch song il gook historical drama “Jumong, Prince of Legend” and then you will understand why i recommend him as male lead… He far more handsome than UTW and his acting skills??? oooooo… Jumong got high ratings from the very first episode and they averange ratings is 40% (far better than this drama). For this kind of drama (Historical drama) casting someone like Song il gook will be much more better than casting uhm tae woong (remember he failed once with QSD, if not for misil and bidam character maybe QSD will end up the same way like this drama).
    and for UTW fans please don’t misunderstand, not saying utw acting skill is bad but there is someone out there suits for this role better than him (or in my case that person will be Song Il Gook).

  45. 45 : Eka Says:

    aaaaahhhh, one more. speak ’bout young actor, I heard they add another one into the cast… why would they need that much if they confidence enough with the leading cast???

  46. 46 : eny Says:

    i watch few ep of Jumong n i’m not really interested
    About UTW in in Queen Seoundeok i think he’s good as Yu shin but he’s charracter not as interesting as Bidam Charracter or Mishil in the drama. Actually my favorit charracter in Queen Seundeok is Bidam n Mishil too. UTW not fail just his charracter written like that not his fault

    I’m not UTW fans too but i honestly think he’s good, adding young actor is sometimes needed it doesn’t mean they didn’t confident n if you see this drama there’s not much young actor, even Lee min ho already die in this drama, how can you say too much…i guess he’s the one who act as UTW sibling here

  47. 47 : julie Says:

    Uhm Tae Woong is sexy is handsome ………..
    good looking /////

  48. 48 : Eka Says:

    well dear, as someone whose already watch almost all UTW dramas (except for STH) I never said UTW acting skill sucks. He is good (he try so hard to be) but just good is not enough, he need to be excellent like he did for equator man. last year i prefer watch equator man than king 2 heart or rooptop prince even though they do poorly at first, keep watching it ‘coz i know they will make it big (and they did). UTW skill works best for modern + men taking revenge type of drama (ressurection, the devil, equator man), and as you mentioned before this drama is the complete opposite (historical + woman taking revenge) which is not really UTW things (if only he could exchange role with KNG shark). praise his work for ressurection n equator man but not so much for this one.
    as for yusin character, QSD writer change the scripts after UTW considered fail with his acting. as first male lead UTW supposed to be the center of attention (along with LYW), but because audience not fancy him they change it so the story focus more on LYW n KNG. that is why yusin character written like that, the writer do that purposely (Not his fault you saying???). when UTW got top excellence award in the end of that year people even badmouthing him, saying he don’t deserve that awards,etc.
    last question from me, if there is nothing wrong with this drama both for the story or the cast then explain it to me why their ratings couldn,t make it to best 20 program while the other dramas did???

  49. 49 : Rara Says:

    What is wrong with Uhm Tae Woong ? I love his acting . He is good what ? Just watch the first episode, kinda boring actually but I will really give it a try . I believe the story line will getiing more interesting .

  50. 50 : mauricia Says:

    Sure is a lot of just “STARING” with no dialog in this drama. I’m up to episode 7, not sure if I’ll continue with it. Very slow moving.

  51. 51 : eny Says:

    Where you get the idea about the writer? if the actor fail no one will expose it to public, for the drama sake. If the writer really change the script it’s more make sense because the charracter more interesting to public it’s not about the actor.
    If the drama fail it’s not only because of one actor, even if all actor/actress good with the drama can’t be success, how many drama with great cast fail in rating ??? Look at drama with no popular name success like Baker king n The Chaser

  52. 52 : rory Says:

    yeahh..just like what I feel when watching this drama..I personally like the the storyline & their cinematography was really beautiful but it’s very sssslowwwww that makes me decide to stop watching this..If it’s moving more faster, I might love this drama to bits

  53. 53 : Eka Says:

    Where did i get the idea about the writer??? if you think i making up the story and you wrong… it is true story. if you just watch QSD recently (not at 2009) most likely you don’t know ’bout this. where did i know UTW considered failed??? even the man himself knows ’bout that, in one of his interview UTW said sometimes he want to banged his head againts wall because he do not understand why people hate his acting in QSD (he must have read all those negative review at QSD forum).
    drama with no popular names got succeeded??? why not??? if the story was good and the cast acting also good there is high chance the dramas will got high ratings. back at 2009 before QSD aired UTW more popular than KNG but after the drama KNG got more fame, popularity,fans and praised here and there or with last year case LSG more popular than UTW but equator man beat K2H (proof that cast popularity alone doesn’t guarantee success).
    so back again with my question, you highly praise this drama saying the story is interesting, one of kind and different than other drama, the cinematography was so good, there is a lot beautiful scene and the cast just perfect. then why their ratings is soo low??? there has to be something wrong ’bout that right??? either is writer faults, directors faults or actor faults…

  54. 54 : eny Says:

    from what i understand about the interview you mention, i can see that many viewer make a bad comment about his acting, not many viewer see the different between not interesting charracter n bad acting. i’m not gonna figh about whose judgement right, because i read comment about his acting in QSD in one site that always update about drama, many say his actng is good as Yushin but his charracter not well written compare to KNG

    I already say about my prediction about the rating, the competitor which is I Hear your voice is unique n fresh n this drama have different story too but the theme about power n crown is done many time so not many people interested to see n I say the cinematography is good but i see many of the viewer didn’t like the camera movement which is slow, n i think i say the cast is good not perfect, i guess nobodies perfect. Sorry if you don’t agree, peace

  55. 55 : eny Says:

    Btw, I really like Kim Nam Gil more than UTW ,I just regard UTW as good actor but not really follow his drama, I like KNG other drama too like Bad Guy n Shark, So I guess I’m not bias

  56. 56 : Eka Says:

    same in here, sorry if my word offended you. it is funny though, why would we fight because of UTW while neither of us is fans or antis ㅠㅠ.

  57. 57 : something Says:

    i bet this drama will get better rating if not broadcast when IHYV at its peak

  58. 58 : teodulo friolo Says:

    its a wonderful story….i always watching but now i’m waiting episode 15

  59. 59 : John k Says:

    Worst drama of the year.

  60. 60 : eny Says:

    @john k,
    it’s still August n you aready say this drama s the worst, don’t you think it’s a bit too much n if you think base on the rating ALL ABOUT MY ROMANCE is lower

  61. 61 : magsie Says:

    I still like this drama. Waiting for every episodes.

  62. 62 : eny Says:

    Me too, really like episode 16

  63. 63 : misscleopatrax Says:

    I love this drama just to watch my bias “no min woo”, even many people like it or hate it, no matter what I’ll watch this drama till the end.. Event his name isn’t exist in the cast..

  64. 64 : kathy Says:

    I like UTW’s acting and he still looks good at 40. He may not be very handsome but he has charisma. Song Il Gook is also the same. I just started on episode 1/1 and I like it.

  65. 65 : LWin Says:

    The show is so slow. I can’t understand why director wanted to drag the scenes, turn the camera for so so many minutes. It can be finish with 18 episode if it is in normal speed. The story is not bad and the acting of main and supporting cast is good. At the end director killed the two main cast to finish all the tensions (very convenient; its ok because there is no way out). I like Kim Ok Bin and Uhm Tae Woong as he is my idol but I do not like this drama because it is too slow; waste of time.

  66. 66 : Eka Says:

    This drama will get better rating if not broadcast when IHYV at its peak??? Well, first of all this is not the only drama that compete with IHYV… how about MBC Queen of Classroom, their ratings maybe not high but they are among best 20 program.
    Second, if it is true that this drama got so low in ratings merely because IHYV then why even after IHYV ended and new drama aired, this drama still in last place???
    At the end whether one drama got high ratings or not it solely depends on the drama itself, you shouldn’t blame air time for this. Maybe this drama got failed simply because audience already get bored with these revenge theme ( KBS “Shark” theme is also revenge, so too much revenge this summer i guess.) audience love to watch drama like IHYV or Good Doctor because the theme is fresh and new (+ great actor of course) as simply as that. so there is no guarantee if this drama not compete with IHYV then they will got better ratings, because if audience really think this drama are good and worth to watch they will make some effort to watching even though they have to back and forth between IHYV and this one.

  67. 67 : Carmen Says:


  68. 68 : Hanako Says:

    It was a good start but a bad ending. The ending is disaster when the main actor was killed by his step brother everyone only starred no action done no emotion and rather slow in certain parts that made the drama not worth to watch. And the PM and the step brother with their cruel intention to remain powerful still lives so the story isn’t logic at all. So sorry on the whole very disappointing drama

  69. 69 : Jyj fan Says:

    This drama fail because it wants to be a poetry but did a very lousy
    Job at it. I like charming UTW. I chucked when they mention Kim Yu shin and Bidam from queen seon duk. He is always the poor guy who could not get his princess! Choi min su was a surprise treat. I’ve heard of him, thought he is a has been but he is still good in his craft. All the acting was ok, the palace and streets were too empty, I don’t know what the script writer and the director was thinking. The pace was awkward. It was unpleasant to sit through it. If not for the lovable actors I would have left after a few episodes.

  70. 70 : viandra Says:

    This drama is refer to the real history from go goryeo in su dynasty era, yeon gaesomun really killed the king just because he felt unexpected to the king’s idea.. The unhappy ending just that’s what the history wrote that actually we can’t change the past.. The story just good but the story line I agree to all the comments its too slow..

  71. 71 : Quinn gun tae Says:

    Alot of people when watching Korea Drama they don’t follow the story line or the history of the movie. instead they look at the romance and action in the movie. I really love this story but I wouldn’t say its the best for me though. My dad and my big bro is watching it. let see what happens then.

  72. 72 : Kathy Says:

    Too slow!

  73. 73 : Kathy Says:

    Too slow

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