- Drama: Saimdang, Light’s Diary (literal title)
- Revised romanization: Saimdang, Bitui Ilgi
- Hangul: 사임당, 빛의 일기
- Director: Yun Sang-Ho
- Writer: Park Eun-Ryeong
- Network: SBS
- Episodes: 30
- Release Date: January 26, 2017 —
- Runtime: Wed. & Thu. 22:00
- Language: Korean
- Country: South Korea
A Korean art history lecturer (Lee Young-Ae) discovers the diary of historical figure Shin Saimdang. The art history lecturer unravels the secret of a mysterious portrait.
- “Saimdang, Light’s Diary” takes over the Wednesday & Thursday 22:00 time slot previously occupied by “The Legend of the Blue Sea.”
- Early Korean working title was “Saimdang, the Herstory .”
- Drama series is the first acting role for actress Lee Young-Ae since 2005 film “Sympathy for Lady Vengeance” and her first drama series role since 2003 MBC drama “A Jewel in the Palace.”
- Lee Young-Ae plays two characters in the drama series. Shin Saimdang (born October 29, 1504) is an artist, calligraphist, poet and she appears on the current South Korean 50,000 won bill.
- Actor Kam Woo-Sung was offered the lead male role, but declined.
- First script reading took place August 4, 2015 at SBS Ilsan Production Center in Tanhyun, South Korea. Lee Young-Ae, Oh Yoon-Ah, Yun Da-Hun, Kim Hae-Sook and other cast members attended except for lead actor Song Seung-Heon.
- Filming began August 10, 2015 and finished June 4, 2016.
- Young main character posters of Park Hye-Soo and Yang Se-Jong.
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Video Size: 200M/350M
Video Type: 540p/720p
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