Saimdang, Light's Diary

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Saimdang, Light's Diary


  • Title: 사임당, 빛의 일기 / Saimdang, Light's Diary
  • Previously known as: Saimdang, the Herstory
  • Also known as: Saimdang, Memoir of Colors
  • Genre: Historical, romance
  • Episodes: 28
  • Broadcast network: SBS
  • Broadcast period: 2017-Jan-26 to 2017-May-04
  • Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 22:00
  • Original Soundtrack: Saimdang, Light's Diary OST


A reinterpretation of Saimdang from the Joseon times. She was a genius artist and passionate lover. Lee Young Ae takes on two roles; a college professor who specializes in Korea Art History and Saimdang.


Correlation chart (past)


Correlation chart (present)



Production Credits

  • Production Company: Creative Leaders Group8 Inc., Emperor Entertainment Korea Ltd.
  • Director: Yoon Sang Ho
  • Screenwriter: Park Eun Ryung

Episode Ratings

See Saimdang, Light's Diary/Episode Ratings


  • This is a pre-produced drama.
  • Lee Young Ae makes a tv comeback through this drama after 14 years.
  • Actor Kam Woo Sung was first offered male lead role but later got replaced by Song Seung Hun.
  • First script reading took place August 4, 2015 at SBS Ilsan Production Center in Tanhyun, South Korea without the male lead.
  • Filming began August 10, 2015 and finished June 4, 2016.
  • The production cost for this drama is estimated to be around 22.5 billion won (approximately $19.8 million).
  • Lee Young Ae received 150 million won (approximately $132,000) per episode thus making it the highest pay for an actress in the world. She broke the previous record of Ji Chang Wook for drama K2 (cable channel).
  • The series was originally scheduled to air at 10:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays, beginning in October 2016, but on September 27, 2016, SBS announced that the broadcast of series would be delayed; it would instead air on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 pm, beginning in January 2017.
  • This drama was originally plan for 30 episodes. However, due to low ratings and viewer complaints, the show's producers revised scenes and reduced to 28 episodes.

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