New Tales of Gisaeng

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New Tales of Gisaeng


  • Title: 신기생뎐 / Shin Gisaeng Dyeon
  • Also known as: New Gisaeng Story
  • Genre: Romance, drama
  • Episodes: 52
  • Broadcast network: SBS
  • Broadcast period: 2011-Jan-23 to 2011-Jul-17
  • Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:50
  • Original Soundtrack: New Tales of Gisaeng OST


New Tales of Gisaeng depicts the love, sadness and pain of people surrounding a gisaeng house, where only VIPs can enter.

Dan Sa Ran majored in classical dance while attending college. Her mother died when she was still young and her father remarried, bringing with him a new stepsister and a materialistic stepmother whom she has trouble warming up to. Sa Ran comes from a poor family, but she maintains her dignity around friends who come from rich families. Either fate or coincidence brings her together with Da Mo, to whom she feels an instant attraction, but her awareness of her poor background restrains her from voicing it. A head gisaeng at Buyongkak observes Sa Ran's natural beauty and grace as well as dancing talent, and recommends her to become a gisaeng.

Ah Da Mo takes business administration training at his father's company. He does not get along with his father, who is indifferent towards his family and only shows affection towards their pet dog. Da Mo is cocky and tends to look down on women, but begins to question his attitude when he meets Sa Ran by chance. He finds himself involuntarily drawn to her, and their relationship begins.

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Main Cast
Sa Ran's family
Da Mo's family
Other people
Ra Ra's family

Production Credits


  • 2011 4th Korea Drama Awards: Best Female Rookie (Im Soo Hyang)
  • 2011 SBS Drama Awards: New Star Award (Im Soo Hyang)
  • 2011 SBS Drama Awards: New Star Award (Sung Hoon)

Episode Ratings

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  • The original air date was January 22, but due to the Secret Garden Special, both episodes 1 & 2 will air on January 23.
  • PD Son Moon Kwon was replaced as chief director by PD Lee Young Hee due to low ratings, but will still be in charge of editing and mixing. PD Lee Young Hee began directing from Episode 9.

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