Nokdu Flower

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Nokdu Flower
Nokdu Flower.jpg
Promotional poster
Hangul녹두꽃
GenreHistorical period drama
Written byJeong Hyun-min
Directed byShin Kyung-soo
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes48
Production
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time35 minutes
Production company(s)C-JeS Entertainment[1]
DistributorSBS
Release
Original networkSBS TV
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseApril 26, 2019 (2019-04-26) –
present (present)
External links
Website

Nokdu Flower[2] (Korean녹두꽃; RRNokdukkot; lit. Mung Bean Flower) is a South Korean television series starring Jo Jung-suk, Yoon Shi-yoon and Han Ye-ri. It premiered on April 26, 2019 on SBS.[3][4]

Synopsis[edit]

Set during the Donghak Peasant Revolution which took place from 1894-1895.[5] Two half-brothers fight on opposite sides of this rebellion.

Baek Yi-Kang (Jo Jung-seok) is the first son of an important family. His father is wealthy and he is notorious as a local government officer. But Yi-Kang’s mother is from the lowest class. Due to his mother's low social class, people look down on Baek Yi-Kang.

Song Ja-In (Han Ye-ri) is the only daughter for the head of a large peddlers group. She is the owner of Jeonjoo Yeokak, which sells merchandise and is also an inn. She has courage, stays calm under pressure and has charisma. Song Ja-In dreams of becoming the best merchant in Joseon.

Baek Yi-Hyun (Yoon Si-yoon) is Yi-Kang’s younger half-brother. He is smart, handsome and polite. Unlike Yi-Kang, Baek Yi-Hyun was not born out of wedlock. Yi-Hyun has everything and he treats his half-brother politely.[3][4][6]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

The illegitimate older son who was born out of wedlock as the son of his father's wife's handmaid and is discriminated against by his family due to his mother's low status.[3][4]
The legitimate younger son who received an elite education in Japan and is preparing for the national civil service exam.[3][4]
A daughter of an elite family who is charismatic and strong-minded. She also runs a shop where she trades goods for money.[1][3]

Supporting[edit]

Yi-kang and Yi-hyun's father who is a notorious and wealthy government official in the town of Gobu. He is greedy for reputation due to his complex about his low birth.[4][7]
  • Min Sung-wook as Choi Kyung-seon
Yi-kang's ally who is the commander of the vanguard unit of rebel army.[8]
The owner of a local apothecary who become the revolutionary leader.[9]

Production[edit]

Early working title of the series is Ugeumchi (Korean우금티).[4]

Ratings[edit]

  • In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • N/A denotes that the rating is not known.
Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
AGB Nielsen[15] TNmS
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide
1 April 26, 2019 8.6% (9th) 10.1% (8th) 7.2%
2 11.5% (5th) 13.2% (3rd) 9.5%
3 April 27, 2019 6.5% (15th) 7.3% (12th) N/A
4 8.6% (9th) 9.5% (6th) 6.8%
5 May 3, 2019 6.6% (14th) 7.2% (12th) 6.7%
6 8.8% (6th) 9.8% (5th) 8.3%
7 May 4, 2019 6.8% (9th) 8.1% (6th) 6.2%
8 8.1% (6th) 9.4% (3rd) 7.4%
9 May 10, 2019 7.4% (9th) 8.6% (8th) 6.8%
10 8.6% (7th) 9.9% (5th) 7.7%
11 May 11, 2019 8.1% (6th) 9.9% (5th) 7.4%
12 9.1% (4th) 10.9% (3rd) 8.0%
13 May 17, 2019
14
15 May 18, 2019
16
17 May 24, 2019
18
19 May 25, 2019
20
21 May 31, 2019
22
23 June 1, 2019
24
25 June 7, 2019
26
27 June 8, 2019
28
29 June 14, 2019
30
31 June 15, 2019
32
33 June 21, 2019
34
35 June 22, 2019
36
37 June 28, 2019
38
39 June 29, 2019
40
41 July 5, 2019
42
43 July 6, 2019
44
45 July 12, 2019
46
47 July 13, 2019
48
Average % % %

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "[공식]조정석X한예리X윤시윤 '녹두꽃' 출연 확정…SBS 상반기 방송 예정". Naver (in Korean). Sports Chosun. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  2. ^ "Nokdu Flower [Title in the URL]". Seoul Broadcasting System. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e "'Mung Bean Flower' casts three". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "[단독]조정석·윤시윤, SBS '우금티' 주인공". Naver (in Korean). Ilgan Sports. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  5. ^ SBS뉴스,SBS연예뉴스 (2019-06-14). "갑오왜란 예고 '녹두꽃', 日에 맞선 조선 민초들 그린다 "배우들 온몸 던져 열연"". SBS Entertainment News (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  6. ^ "[공식입장] SBS 측 "조정석·윤시윤 '우금티' 출연? 현재 논의 중"". Naver (in Korean). SE Daily. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  7. ^ 박혁권, '녹두꽃' 출연..조정석·윤시윤 父 된다(공식). Naver (in Korean). Star News. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  8. ^ "민성욱, SBS 새 드라마 '녹두꽃' 캐스팅 확정 [공식]". Naver (in Korean). Sports DongA. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  9. ^ "[단독]최무성, 녹두장군 전봉준 된다…SBS '녹두꽃' 캐스팅". Naver (in Korean). SPOTV News. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  10. ^ 김상호, '녹두꽃' 출연 확정…한예리와 호흡 (공식). Naver (in Korean). MBN. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  11. ^ "최원영, '녹두꽃' 캐스팅…조정석X한예리와 호흡 [공식]". Naver (in Korean). Hankook Ilbo. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  12. ^ '서른이지만'→'복수돌'→'녹두꽃' 조현식, 새해에도 열일…조정석과 호흡. Naver (in Korean). Tenasia. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  13. ^ "박규영, SBS '녹두꽃' 캐스팅…'로맨스는 별책부록' 이어 2019년도 열일 행보". Naver (in Korean). Korea Economy TV. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  14. ^ 병헌 '녹두꽃' 출연확정, 조정석과 호흡(공식). Naver (in Korean). Newsen. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  15. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved January 21, 2018.

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