SBS Confirms Saimdang: Light’s Diary to Follow Legend of the Blue Sea on Wed-Thurs

SBS waited until quite the last moment to confirm the followup drama to Wed-Thurs ratings leader but relative disappoint Legend of the Blue Sea. The network will be airing Lee Young Ae‘s comeback sageuk drama Saimdang: Light’s Diary at the end of January. The exact date hasn’t been confirmed yet because Legend preempted this week’s episode 14 on Thursday due to the year end network awards so SBS can either double up and air two episodes on one day to catch up or have Legend end on a Wednesday with a filler the next night and Saimdang start the following week.

I’m pretty pessimistic on Saimdang, it comes with such high publicity thanks to Lee Young Ae getting lured out of retirement but then the production adds pretty wooden Song Seung Heon as her male lead and suddenly it’s iffy on quality. With that said, the production has the PD who did some amazing sageuks in The Legend and Tamra the Island, not to mention even I’m curious to see what Lee Young Ae’s onscreen talents and charisma has matured into after twelve years away from acting.

Preview for Saimdang: Light’s Diary:

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SBS Confirms Saimdang: Light’s Diary to Follow Legend of the Blue Sea on Wed-Thurs — 10 Comments

  1. LYA used to be my fav actress. I never get bored watching “Dae Jang Geum”. She’s also great in PCW’s movie “Sympathy for Lady Vengeance”. Too bad she took long hiatus although I’m happy for her accomplishment in another areas such as her family life (with he two cute kids) & her study. I think she can go far with her acting skill if she’s taken it seriously.
    In term of beauty I categorizing her in the same class With SHK. Two of the most beautiful actresses in Korea.
    Hoping this drama will rekindle my love for her.

  2. I am never a fan of Dae Jang Geum and Lee Young Ae but she is ethereally beautiful. Casting of Song Seung Hoo baffles me and I Wonder why can’t they get a far and away better leading man like Jo Seung Woo, Jo Jin Moo or Kim Nam Gil?

    • If his acting was bad, he can not be a top actor.
      Even for Saimdang, they also depend on SSH popularity. They send SSH to promote the drama in Singapore and Japan, not LYA.
      Not easy for an actor to act in many films.. Even Tom Hanks & Johnny Depp, sometime their acting looks similar with their acting on their previous film.

  3. SSH is far from being wooden he is one of the most talented K-actors. His acting made me cry in Autumn in my heart and East of Eden.

  4. SSh has been accused of overacting sometimes and wooden other times. How could these two live side by side? We should give him a break, folks. Certainly looks quite good in the teaser.

    • You’re right. Netizens alway critic his acting. Overacting and wooden are the opposite. Netizens only hate him. If his acting was bad, he can not be a top actor.
      Even for Saimdang, they also depend on SSH popularity. They send SSH to promote the drama in Singapore and Japan, not LYA.

  5. I think Saimdang has suffered because of the constant delay to wait for the Chinese simulcast approval. Too bad that after months of delay they still haven’t got it and have to go it alone in Korea (though also simulcast in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Japan; but hey China is the big market, right?) The long wait has certainly cost a lot in terms of momentum and expectations. But I feel that Saimdang’s more serious tone and traditional period story might offer some welcoming departure from the pretty-boy, over-modern, light-comedy sageuks we’ve been seeing lately.

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