8.3
52 votes
The Tale of Nokdu

The Tale of Nokdu

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Jeon Nok Du lives on an island with his father and older brother.One day, his father and older brother are attacked by a group of female assassins. Nok Du chases after one of the assassins to the capital that goes into a widow village. To find out who and why his family was attacked, Nok Du disguises himself as a woman and enters the widow village. There, he meets Dong Dong Ju, an apprentice to become a gisaeng.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of The Tale of Nokdu

The Tale of Nokdu - S1E2

#1 - Widow Village

7.80

Season 1 - Episode 2

Nok Du disguises as a woman and enters the village where only widows are allowed to live. Fortunately, no one is suspicious of Nok Du yet. He finds out that there's a gisaeng house right next to the widow village. When Nok Du finally finds the female assassin that he has been looking for, a group of widows takes him somewhere.

The episode was rated from 15 votes.

The Tale of Nokdu - S1E17

#2 - Yul Mu Misleading Widows

7.80

Season 1 - Episode 17

When the widows of the Muweol Corps are confused and want to find out who is behind the death of Lady Chun, Yul Mu tells them that it was Heo Yun's order. He also suggests that the widows help him to create a new world. Meanwhile, Nok Do tells Dong Joo that he will never let her leave him again until she pays back what she owes him.

The episode was rated from 10 votes.

The Tale of Nokdu - S1E10

#3 - Who Do You Like?

7.83

Season 1 - Episode 10

Nok Du is curious about who Dong Joo likes. He asks her who it is, but she never tells him. Nok Du decides to tell Dong Joo his feelings for her, but Dong Joo tries to keep her distance from Nok Du. Meanwhile, when Aeng Du is with Yul Mu, she lets out Nok Du's secret before she realizes it.

The episode was rated from 12 votes.

The Tale of Nokdu - S1E3

#4 - The Past of Nokdu's Father

7.86

Season 1 - Episode 3

At night, Nok Du happens to overhear the conversation of a group of widows who look like trained assassins. Nok Du starts to follow one of them into the woods. Meanwhile, Nok Du's father and brother move from the island to the mainland. Yun Jeo, Nok Du's father, decides to go to Hanyang to take care of unfinished business.

The episode was rated from 14 votes.

The Tale of Nokdu - S1E13

#5 - I Will Leave Soon

7.92

Season 1 - Episode 13

Heo Yun and his fellows think that the King might have noticed about their plan, so Heo Yun orders the widows of Muweol Corps to move their base. And Heo Yun encounters Hwang Tae. Meanwhile, Nok Du happens to overhear the conversation between Dong Joo and Yul Mu, and finds out that Dong Joo is planning to leave.

The episode was rated from 12 votes.

The Tale of Nokdu - S1E11
#6 - Yul Mu Knows Nok Du's Secret
7.92
Season 1 - Episode 11

Yul Mu finds out that Nok Du has been pretending to be a woman all this time and that Dong Joo has been looking out for Nok Du. Yul Mu wants to know if Dong Joo has feelings for Nok Du. And Nok Du tells Dong Joo that he will make her fall in love with him. Meanwhile, Prince Yeongchang is forced to leave the palace.

The episode was rated from 13 votes.
The Tale of Nokdu - S1E1
#7 - First Encounter
8.00
Season 1 - Episode 1

Nok Du, who is living on a small island, witnesses his father and brother get attacked by a group of assassins. He decides to leave home and find out who they are and work for. He follows the leads and arrives in Hanyang. At a market, he runs into a man who plans a terror attack on the King. However, they soon get arrested because of an incident at the market.

The episode was rated from 16 votes.
The Tale of Nokdu - S1E6
#8 - I Want You to Leave
8.00
Season 1 - Episode 6

Dong Ju hears a rumor about the man who broke into the village the other day. She realizes that it is not a good idea to let Nok Du stay in the village. She asks Nok Du to leave the village. Meanwhile, Nok Du finds out that a group of widows is planning to kill someone, and he makes a deal with the widows.

The episode was rated from 12 votes.
The Tale of Nokdu - S1E7
#9 - Second Chance
8.00
Season 1 - Episode 7

Nok Du decides to help Dong Joo so she doesn't have to be a gisaeng. Nok Du gives up the mission that the widows of Muweol Corps gave him. He goes to meet Lady Chun with an idea that can help Dong Joo. Meanwhile, the widows of Muweol Corps agree to give Nok Du the second chance and order him to complete another mission.

The episode was rated from 13 votes.
The Tale of Nokdu - S1E18
#10 - Trap for Yul Mu
8.00
Season 1 - Episode 18

When Nok Du and Dong Joo are walking on the streets, an old lady stares at Dong Joo as if she knows Dong Joo. And Nok Du and Dong Joo run into the King again. The three of them go hiking to relieve the King's insomnia. Meanwhile, Yul Mu tails Hwang Tae to find out if he meets with Nok Du without knowing that it is a trap set by Nok Du.

The episode was rated from 10 votes.

Last updated: oct 09, 2020

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[spoiler] tOne of my top picks for bests K-dramas from last year! This is everything "Ruler: Master of the Mask" failed to succed and was mainly due to Jang Dong Yoon & Kim So Hyun acting, their best performances in their whole carrers if you ask me. Jang Dong Yoon & Kim So Hyun won the Best Couple Award and the Excellence Award for Miniseries Male and Female at the 2019 KBS Drama Awards; also Kang Tae Oh won as Best New actor and Park Da Yeon as Best Child Actress. First of all if you're looking for a historical drama with tons of fight scenes and action this is not your best choice cause even if it have some action scenes is more focused on romance and life of both of them. All the cast was very good but I need to highlight two more actors, Jo Soo Hyang (Kim Ssook) as one of the strongest female characters I've seen and Kang Tae Oh as Cha Yool Moo, hes was PERFECT as the villain and he brings a new and better facet as an actor rather than just making comedy. Glad the writer doesn't change so much and follow the story as in the web comic. There are only two things I didn't like from this K-drama, the first, Jung Joon Ho as King Gwanghae wasn't the best choice and Jeon Hwang Tae's character as the dumbest character I've seen yet he managed to survive like what the heck!![/spoiler] My score: 8.0/10

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> Yet Another Melodramatic Sageuk that fails to make sense with non-sensical plot and misunderstandings This drama is full of action. It also provides you comedy scenes that makes you burst into loud out laugh. Sometimes, you will find it boring in the middle of the drama. But, don't give up. Just follow the stream and you will get the intense actions. The concept of male cross-dressing is a refreshing thing in a drama and the first half of the drama was light hearted and humorous because of it but the second half took a turn and turned into the typical historical drama with the same old tried plot. However, I thought this drama would be an epic drama with actions, assassinations, and betrayals. I thought the main character would be a zero to hero figure. Everything is so smooth, nothing wrong with the plot. It's enjoyable that makes you can't wait for the next episode. But, here's the main worst point of this drama: - The story and the plot is nothing special. - The writing has up and down, The Lines and the way character evolved is not exactly brilliant. - It's seems copy paste from the earlier melodrama of the past (yes, It has melodrama element in it) with has rom com touch in earlier episode and make it more approachable to audience who hate melodrama. But it's the performances of the ensemble cast that make me stay, along with the Director who at times brilliant executed the ambiance and create the chemistry. The chemistry between the cast also makes this drama enjoyable to watch (The power of the chemistry, heck not only the OTP. ) There is some compelling narrative going on that makes me stay in the third act, but alas I think the writers is not interested to unfold it better. The ending was laughable and without much substance to be honest. Without spoiling I'll say that I don't understand how could they live happily with a dark cloud over their heads that can rain down at any time and wash away their peace. [spoiler]It looks like the plot is skipped so much. Everything jumped to when the main character is back from dying to save his beloved girl without getting hurt or attacked by the enemy's soldiers. Then the conflicts are ended here. He and all his beloved ones live on a separated island peacefully, while the main conflict (throne stuff) is abandoned. When his enemies lost him and the soldiers, they didn't try to chase them as well. The story tells us the enemies choose the thone and the kingdom while the main character and protagonists choose the peaceful life on the separated island.[/spoiler]

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