We get our first look at Jang Dong Soon in hanbok… except it’s not the kind we’re using to seeing our leading man in. Did he fool anyone else with the first stills they put out?
Synopsis: Jeon Nok-Du is the son of a noble family. He is not happy that his family has arranged for him to marry a young girl. To avoid the marriage, Jeon Nok-Du runs away from home. He disguises himself as a woman and goes to a widow village. There, he meets Dong Dong-Ju (Kim So-Hyun) who is an apprentice to become a gisaeng. She does not want to become a gisaeng, but Dong Dong-Ju doesn’t have a choice. She happens to know that Jeon Nok-Du is not a woman and she hears the reason why he is hiding in the widow village. Jeon Nok-Du saves Dong Dong-Ju from a dangerous situation. She becomes Jeon Nok-Du’s adopted daughter and he decides to live in the widow village for 1 year.
I love a good gender bending drama, especially if the person dressed up as the opposite sex is convincing. In stills I’d say he’s convincing, but I’m not sure about when he’s in action. LOL. It’ll be interesting to see how long they keep him in dresses and it’s definitely a different story from your normal period drama.
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3 thoughts on “Gender Bending Fun in First Teaser for The Tale of Nokdu”
I am really anticipating this drama
Ooh! The trailer looks good! Can’t wait to check it out! Hope it gets subbed.
Interesting story. (Scratching my imaginary beard.) I’ll put this on my plan to watch list.