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Title: 비밀의 문: 의궤 살인 사건 / Secret Door
Chinese Title: 秘密之门: 仪轨杀人事件
Genre: Historical, political, mystery, melodrama, thriller, action
Episodes: 24
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2014-Sep-22 to 2014-Dec-09
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 22:00

Synopsis

A historical drama about the secret surrounding Crown Prince Sado’s death.

This drama takes place during King Yeongjo’s (Han Suk Kyu) reign where his son, Crown Prince Sado (Lee Je Hoon), is forced kill himself. Despite Yeongjo’s effort to change Sado, he had no choice but to order the death of Sado due to his mental instability, excessive violence, and sexual assaults. This drama will tell the discovery of the truth behind the mystery surrounding Sado’s death.

Cast

Main Cast

Han Suk Kyu as King Yeongjo
Lee Je Hoon as Lee Sun (Crown Prince Sado)
Jo Yeon Ho as Lee Sun (child)
Kim Yoo Jung as Seo Ji Dam (ep 1-13)
Yoon So Hee as adult Ji Dam (ep 14-24)
Park Eun Bin as Lady Hye Kyung of Hong clan
Kim Min Jong as Na Chul Joo
Kim Chang Wan as Kim Taek
Lee Won Jong as Park Moon Soo

Crown Prince Sado’s people

Choi Won Young as Chae Je Gong
Kang Seo Joon as Min Woo Sub
Kwon Hae Hyo as Seo Gyun
Suh Joon Young as Shin Heung Bok
Choi Jae Hwan as Heo Jung Woon

Government Officials

Kim Myung Kook as Hong Bong Han
Jang Hyun Sung as Hong Gye Hee
Kim Ha Kyoon as Kim Sang Ro
Uhm Hyo Sup as Min Baek Sang
Jung Moon Sung as Byeon Jong In
Jung Kyu Soo as Yang Soon Man
Jun Gook Hwan as Lee Jong Sung
Kim Seung Wook as Jo Jae Ho
Baek Seung Hyun as Shin Chi Woon

Royal Family

Ha Seung Ri as Queen Jungsoon
Lee Sul (이설) as Moon Sook Ui
Kim Woo Suk as Lee San (young), later King Jung Jo
Lee Da Hyun, Kim Dan Yool as Lee San (Child)
Lee Je Hoon as Lee San (adult) / King Jung Jo

Court Ladies and Byul Gam

Son Byung Ho as Kim Sung Ik
Park Hyun Sook as Court Lady Choi
Kim Kang Hyun as Minister Jang
Kim Mi Ran (김미란) as Court Lady Kim
Lee Mi Young as Court Lady Min
Kim Tae Hoon as Kang Pil Jae
Lee Won Jae as Kang Seo Won
Choi Won Hong as Uhm Jae Sun

People in Boo Yong Jae

Park Hyo Joo as Woon Shim
Kim Bo Ryung (김보령) as Choon Wol

Geom Gye (Sword Society)

Jung Wook as Heuk Pyo
Yoon Choong (윤충) as Jang Sam
Jin Sang Hyuk as Lee Sa

Others

Park So Eun as Shin Go Eun
Kim Young Sun as Heung Bok’s mother
Kim Han Joon as Missionary Choi
Kim Hyun as Painter Jang Hwa Won
Yoon Seo Hyun as Cheon Seung Se
Kwak Hee Sung as Kim Moo (Kim Taek’s son)
Lee Won Geun as Kim Moon
Jo Woo Jin as Lee Dal Sung
Min Joon Hyun as Jung Chang Ui
Kang Dong Yup as Poong
Yoo Jae Geun (유재근) as Woon
Baek Chul Min as Lee Gyo

Cameo

Kim Jung Hak as Jang Hwi Ryang
Kim Gwang In as Kim Han Goo
Song Yong Tae as So Ho Gye
Lee Yong Jik as Song Gwi
Jang In Sub as Jang Dong Gi

Production Credits

Production Company: Paulownia
Chief Producer: Choi Moon Suk
Producer: Lee Young Joon, Lee Sang Min
Director: Kim Hyung Shik
Screenwriter: Yoon Sun Joo

Awards

2014 SBS Drama Awards – New Star Awards: Kim Yoo Jung (Secret Door)
2014 SBS Drama Awards – Top 10 Stars: Lee Je Hoon (Secret Door)
2014 SBS Drama Awards – Top Excellence Actor (Long-Length Series): Lee Je Hoon (Secret Door)

Episode Ratings

Date Ep TNmS TNmS AGB AGB
    Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2014-09-22 1 7.9 (17th) 9.9 (11th) 8.8 (18th) 9.9 (15th)
2014-09-23 2 9.5 (14th) 12.7 (6th) 9.7 (11th) 11.0 (8th)
2014-09-29 3 7.7 (19th) 9.6 (15th) 7.9 (18th) 9.0 (16th)
2014-09-30 4 8.9 (13th) 10.5 (11th) 10.0 (12th) 11.1 (7th)
2014-10-06 5 7.0 8.4 (18th) 7.5 7.8 (18th)
2014-10-07 6 7.0 8.6 (17th) 7.0 7.3 (17th)
2014-10-13 7 6.1 7.0 7.0 7.2
2014-10-14 8 6.9 8.1 (18th) 6.4 6.8
2014-10-20 9 5.5 5.9 6.0 6.7
2014-10-21 10 5.2 5.3 6.0 6.9
2014-10-27 11 4.2 4.4 4.0 4.7
2014-10-28 12 6.2 8.3 (14th) 6.3 7.0
2014-11-03 13 5.6 5.7 5.2 5.9
2014-11-04 14 6.9 8.0 (18th) 6.2 7.1
2014-11-10 15 5.4 5.1 5.3 5.7
2014-11-11 16 5.2 6.2 5.3 6.1
2014-11-17 17 5.5 6.3 5.5 5.4
2014-11-18 18 6.3 6.7 5.6 6.0
2014-11-24 19 5.0 6.0 5.5 5.9
2014-11-25 20 5.0 5.4 5.4 5.5
2014-12-01 21 5.1 6.0 6.1 6.7
2014-12-02 22 5.2 6.2 5.4 5.7
2014-12-08 23 (<8.9) (<8.6) 4.3 (<8.7)
2014-12-09 24 (<7.8) (<8.6) 5.2 (<8.5)

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

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

Poster

Secret Door Poster 1 Secret Door Poster 2 Secret Door Poster 3

Character Poster

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Official Site

Trailer I & Trailer II & Trailer III

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  54 Comments

  1. 1 : KDCraze Says:

    This is a sad historical drama. I really like historical drama but I hate sad ending. I like the lead actress also Kim Yoo Jung in The Moon Embraces The Sun so I might watch the first 2 episodes and see what happened.

  2. 2 : rairamegumi Says:

    so,prince Sado is confirmed to die in the end?
    how can I watch a drama which the lead is confirmed to die,.,

  3. 3 : KDCraze Says:

    @Rairamegumi, Yes. According to Korean history Prince Sado is executed to death by his own father Emperor Yeongjo but I don’t know how they’re going to make this drama story. This drama must have a lot of tragedy and crying.

  4. 4 : Lysha Says:

    I think Crown Prince Sado’s death is one of famous history in Korea. I have watched many drama n movie about this theme. Let’s see how the story line in this one…

  5. 5 : tigerb Says:

    if purely historical, i’d like to watch this. i see the two lead actors have a lot of movie acting experience, good acting is a plus.

  6. 6 : hanhyosang Says:

    I’m sure this will end up being as awesome as ‘Tree With Deep Roots’ !

  7. 7 : BUNnY Says:

    i like lee je hoon but i dont like his role as violent person yet serves a plus factor in his craft as an actor(^_^)

    ^)

  8. 8 : anne Says:

    I’m gonna see this… the premiere episodes…

  9. 9 : maryann Says:

    very nice

  10. 10 : Love Says:

    Lee Je Hoon is practically the best actor out there.

  11. 11 : Florensia Indira Says:

    I hope it will be a great drama…

  12. 12 : garfieldz17 Says:

    i dont like sad ending ,i might be watch the 1st&2nd episode because of kim yoo jung,,

  13. 13 : tintinRELOS Says:

    I haven’t heard Seo JiDam in Korean history?… Is Kim YooJung’s role gonna be like Jo JinMo’s in Empress Ki? Will she play a made-up character?

  14. 14 : KDCraze Says:

    @tintinRelos#13, Kim Yoo Jung character Seo Ji Dam in this drama is fictional. Btw Jo Jin Mo character in Empress Ki is not fictional, Jo Jin Mo character is King Chunghye Of Goryeo. The one that is fictional in Empress Ki is Wang Yu (King Chunghye) love relationship with Empress Ki. In fact in Korean history, Jo Jin Mo charater is a bad king and have no love relationship with Empress Ki. I’m glad in Empress Ki they fixed the story in the end otherwise they mess up the history. Anyway I’m going to watch this drama for few episodes and see if it is worth to watch.

  15. 15 : Carmen Says:

    There is another drama that I love a lot that the Crown Prince Sado part appear-or take place on, Warrior Baek Dong Soo, and it was a good one too

  16. 16 : minmin Says:

    finally kim yoo jung has a drama im, waiting for it but to bad cause its not a romance but im still happy fighting

  17. 17 : tintinRELOS Says:

    @KDCraze #14, thanks for the info…

  18. 18 : suna Says:

    Lee Je Hoon as Lee Sun Hmmmm… I don’t know him…

  19. 19 : cau2it Says:

    Watch Secret Door Raw Online here, very fast:
    http://www.dramaraw.com/korean-drama-secret-door-52.html

  20. 20 : Jinci Says:

    This is my favorite now!!!

  21. 21 : mon Says:

    love kim yoo jung

  22. 22 : momO Says:

    Kim yoo jong n kim so hyun r so adorable….must watch!

  23. 23 : koreasrock Says:

    Hi please tell me how I can find Korea history. I watch half of korean historical and I love it I just need some history. I am from somalia (east Africa) but I live in United State.

    Please some tell me how I can read and know the History of korea and.
    I hope prince Sado don’t die in this movie. Because in Yi San the historical show the crown Prince Sado is Lock in wood box and he will die in there because of the enemy he had around him and his father who don’t love him.

  24. 24 : bigeye46 Says:

    lee je hoon is good actor but sad and history.why king want kill own son for his own death?i dont understand.dont tell me all minster force the king to do that for his son and the king want save his skin than his son.oh my god there are many spy around in the palace.

  25. 25 : bigeye46 Says:

    lee je hoon is good actor but sad and history.why king want kill own son for his own death?i dont understand.dont tell me all minster force the king to do that for his son and the king want save his skin than his son.oh my god there are many spy around in the palace.i just find not fair..

  26. 26 : George Says:

    I am still thinking whether to watch this drama partly because the number of episodes. Even though this is a period drama but the 1st ost by Block B is so rap 🙂 Unreal….

  27. 27 : ganiyat Says:

    I love korean historical drama, i hope this will be very intresting.

  28. 28 : xune Says:

    i hope this drama would be exciting not boring Ok!!!

  29. 29 : alex Says:

    wowwwwwwwwwwww this dream is best dream its so histrical i love it

  30. 30 : anne Says:

    I watch this till current episodes.. and it’s okay overall.. although its story line take me round amd round… bt it’s still okay among other saeguk drama which airing now. Hope it rnds good even it should be a sad ending.

  31. 31 : Jinci Says:

    there are times when it gets boring, when they are just sitting and talking and talking and talking… but it’s still my favorite now.

  32. 32 : jules Says:

    Every episode has something new to offer.It’s not a waste of time to watch it.

  33. 33 : sun Says:

    i don’t want to continue watch this drama so boring not interesting no sense and im so tired so disapointed

  34. 34 : KDCraze Says:

    I think this drama is too much talking and bored the audience. I love historical drama but I prefer Yi San and Jumong over this drama. The story is a bit too slow. I’ll stop watching it now.

  35. 35 : JYP Says:

    Why is the rating so low?

  36. 36 : CoolBeans Says:

    It started out well. But, recently it is dragging. The actors are doing well. The storyline is getting boring except when the prince confronted the king. It appears there was no romance in those times if you watch this drama. It was all Old Faction politics! LOL!

  37. 37 : mine Says:

    i never guess that kim yoo jung will play until episode 13. I think i won’t watch this anymore. Because i just watch this to see kim yoo jung and the relationship between kim yoo jung and lee je hoon (although they have huge age gap).

  38. 38 : Carmen Says:

    tHIS DRAMA RATE IS SO LOW, BECAUSE WE HAVE SO MUCH SADNESS IN THE WORLD THAT SOME PEOPLE HAVE DESIDE TO KEEP THE HISTORY THE WAY IT WAS….A CRAZY KING THAT KILL HIS NICE SON……

  39. 39 : CoolBeans Says:

    Drama is not getting better! Slow and predictable. It was obvious the king would torture and kill people to keep his son quiet! I’m keeping a small chance of hope that this drama will get better!

  40. 40 : leneshae Says:

    I like this drama since from the start and I passionately keep watching it and waiting all the time for the next episode. I will continue watching it till the end but sadly, they changed Kim Yoo Jung as Ji dam with someone else it changed my mood a bit. But I will still watch it till the end bec. I like the plot and hopefully they will bring back Kim Yoo Jung again which is originally her rule… GO Fighting….

  41. 41 : Carmen Says:

    So now I start watching Yi San–that way I can see justice for our prince Sado, but I notice those corrupted politic member they continue doing some much damage, but Yi San always end up getting the best out of it….The King was drag to what he did to his son…..

  42. 42 : Carmen Says:

    OMG it is unbeliabable how this King on those time let the bad people manipulate him the way they want…..he did rule for a long time oh my but what a bad king he was…….

  43. 43 : anabelle Says:

    im getting annoyed and bored since KIM YOO JUNG left.. what an evil king!

  44. 44 : John k Says:

    Stupid fucken drama of 2014!!!! This drama gets worse and worse every week. Please cancel this drama ASAP !!!

  45. 45 : Carmen Says:

    BUT I HAVE BEEN WATCHING YIN SAN, (THIS IS SADO’S SON) AND THIS KING DIE, KNOWING THAT WHAT HE DID WAS WRONG AND HE WAS MANIPULADED BY THE NORON PEOPLE,HIS SAN WILL CLEAN SADOS NAME…..SO I AM HAPPY…AND THIS KING GET SOME BRAIN LOST OF MEMORY, HE DIE AND EVEN AT THAT TIME THE NORONS STILL FIGTING, AND TRYING TO KILL SADO’S SON, BUT THEY NEVER WIN THERE WAY……SAN WAS A REALLY GOOD KING……..HE DID COMPLETED WHAT SADO WANT IT….

  46. 46 : Jinci Says:

    this is still my favorite monday series now…
    i will watch until it ends…
    i wanna see how prince sado will be ordered to be killed by his king father.

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  47. 47 : Prince adeolu Says:

    Pls oooo is dis crown prince sado regime in yi san i wnt 2 no,d crown prince sado is it yi san father.

  48. 48 : ja Says:

    YI SAN’S FATHER IS PRINCE SADO… @PRINCE ADEOLU NO HE DIDN’T REIGN BECAUSE THE QUEEN (THE WIFE OF KING)AND OTHERS STUPID PEOPLE FRAMED HIM FOR TREASON. YOU SHOULD WATCH YI SAN.

  49. 49 : Carmen Says:

    Prince Adeolu, I do recomend to watch YI SAN, 100%, I never see it before until this past like 4 weeks and I am glad I did….that way I can not feel sad with Prince Sado, for all that his son did for him…..and like Ja says, yes the wife of this king in this drama with the other bad norons frame Prince Sado for Treason, and when you watch Yi San you will see how all these was discover…………

  50. 50 : Carmen Says:

    It was a good end.

  51. 51 : sarahning Says:

    the ending is so sad…… luv this drama

  52. 52 : mia andriyani Says:

    Annyeong, I’m from Indonesia, this drama is historical drama which made me crying, the sad ending but give deep lesson,,

  53. 53 : KEngSub Says:

    So depressing! Guess they had to stick to history. What a cruel way to die – in a box. I’m left unsatisfied coz all the baddies esp the Minister of Defense didn’t die. This is a show that started well and went downhill ever since they replace the poster girl with the adult. Also it is a show where the baddies triumphs. I will NOT watch Sado in 2015. Don’t like sad endings. ..

  54. 54 : tigerb Says:

    i did comment on this page almost two years ago. i had the desire to watch the series then. recently, i’ve watched the movie ‘the throne’, which is a contraction of the 24 episodes, so that’s that for prince sado’s story for me. i can’t be watching it again because it’s sad.

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