THE TALE OF NOKDU (K-drama 2019)


Jeon Nok-Du (Jang Dong-Yoon) lives on an island with his father and older brother. He is smart and a good swordsman. Since he was little, his father did not let him study or go to the mainland. One day, his father and older brother are attacked by a group of female assassins. Jeon Nok-Du chases after one of the assassins to the capital. During that time, Jeon Nok-Du meets Dong Dong-Ju (Kim So-Hyun). She wants to shoot the King with her arrow, but Jeon Nok-Du saves her from trouble. Meanwhile, the assassin that Jeon Nok-Du chases goes into a widowed village. To find out who and why his family was attacked, Jeon Nok-Du disguises himself as a woman and enters the widow village. There, he meets Dong Dong-Ju again. She is an apprentice to become a gisaeng.

Nokdu is one of my new favorite drama. Honestly, I had a good laugh before some part of the story becomes serious. I wasn’t emotional too even at the last moment of the episode. Why? because even I find this drama a typical one, I like the cuteness and simplicity of it. It’s just like sunshine.

There is a freshness when it comes to the protagonist’s character (Jeon Nok-Du). The execution is a surprise for me. His beauty captivates me. I’m not really crazy about the chemistry of the two main leads, but I am happy to see Kim So-Hyun totally being comfortable with him, they just look good together.

If you watch this drama, I’m pretty sure you will like it.  Happy ending? of course, but I will not tell you the details.

Verdict: 9/10




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