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[Drama 2019] The Joseon Romantic Comedy: Tale of Nok-Du, 조선로코: 녹두전

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After seeing all those incredible delightful happy ending photos, I am just sooooo happy he did not end up being King. Let that misery go to someone else, besides that stupid concubine stuff is not fair to our love birds if he was to be the King. 

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I cried so much watching the final episode, both sad and happy tears :bawling:  I think this is one of my favourite finale episodes of a drama ever. Everything wrapped up in a satisfying way and I am just sooooo glad that Nokdu and Dongjoo and everyone they care about get to live happily together after :wub::wub: .

 

Something I feel this drama has done an outstanding job at is maintaining the consistency of each character's characterisation through the big and small moments. I have also loved the use of repeated themes. Some of my favourite scenes in this final episode were:

 

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  • Nokdu badly wounded and still teasing Dong Joo about liking him
  • The Queen telling Nokdu how precious he is and to never forget that
  • Dong Joo waking up to Nokdu lighting the candle for her, just as he used to
  • Yun Jeo holding Nokdu in his arms when they found out about the revolt
  • Dong Joo putting the flower ring on Nokdu and kissing his hand, just as he had once done for her

 

 

I will remember you for a long time Tale of Nokdu! :bawling: 
And thanks everyone on this thread for your weekly enthusiasm and shared joy at this wonderful drama! Until we meet again!

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So happy that Nokdu & Dongju lived in contentment with the rest of their loved ones! They really deserve it, after all that bitterness and anguish their young selves had to endure. 

 

The palace drama was starting to spiral out of control, so it was great that they quickly wrapped it up halfway into the last episode and gave us 30 mins of true rom-com — asides from all the (needed) kisses, love bickering and marital bliss, I loved the hilarity of the wedding scene!

 

Like how Nokdu initially tries to catch the vase and objects that fall from the wind, but gives up by the third try and just looks to the sky in despair. Can just imagine him making these (. _ .) and (- _ -) faces. So cute!

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Many, many wonderful moments in the last half of episode 16. Thank you Tale of Nokdu for giving me a reason to look forward to Mondays and Tuesdays in the last few months — you have definitely secured a place in my top 5 Korean dramas for sure!

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i grateful that writer-nim still remember this drama is rom-com....that why she give viewer all the sweet moments.

i think the ending quite different compared to others saeguk. the writer is properly end dongju and nokdu story soo beautifully...

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can't wait for 31 dec for drama awards....hope they will got awards for their excellent acting in this drama.

 

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I LOVE THE ENDING SO FREAKIN MUCHHH. Guess who is going to rewatch it again and again...and again?

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Usually when the drama ends, for me the characters end with it but with TTON I feel like they will carry on living their life on the island - DJ and ND will grow old together with their children and family, and they will continue loving each other every.single.day. Just the thought of it makes me very happy :wub: Maybe that is why parting with this drama is bearable coz in my head they are still living their happy life at the moment LOL

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what I love the most about the final episode is how believable their love is. when I was watching their scenes.. it felt as if I was watching snippets of their life instead of just scenes from a drama. They look genuinely happy and in love and most importantly, content. HUHUHUHU HOW TO MOVE ONNNNNN 

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the 9 year jump scene is so beautiful, with DJ looking more mature with her long tied hair, and ND looking ever so content with his life just tugs every heartstrings I have. They actually look like they were married for 9 years already. JUST LOOK AT THEEEM 

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As Kim so hyun's fan, I am extremely grateful that she took this project. Seeing her laughing so hard, being close with the casts and crew, being so carefree and for that, this drama will forever be special for me:heart:

And lastly, I want to thank all of you guys for making watching the drama even more fun for me! all the posts and jokes, fangirling and discussions were really fun! thankssss:heart:

 

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I HOPE THEY RELEASE THE BTS SCENE FOR THIS AS WELL, COZ LIKE...DAMN GIRL, I WAS UGLY CRYING WITH HER THE WHOLE TIME. SHE IS SO GOOD.

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Sorry guys , so late for the party:D

Thank you for these awesome recaps:wub:

 

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Is the subbed video out now? I’m waiting for the sub as my korean is very limited to just reading and writing:sweatingbullets:. But based from these recaps, i saw a lot of kissing:wub:,  they look so natural like it was really ksh and jdy kissing B)and not nokdu and dongju(again with my delulu), in particular the wedding kiss reminds me of a my love from the star bts when jjh and ksh both smiled after the kiss:rolleyes:

 

The party

 

Why is it that they have different gifts? Jdy’s only his characters, how will he remember dongju whenever he look at it???

 

I really love this drama, the characters(nokdu is one of the best male kdrama characters ever:thumbsup: and my badass katniss everdeen ofc), the cinematography:love:(bookmarking the locations for when i go back to korea), the story(even the politics) and specially the osts(any idea on the overseas shipping price?) . What i’m trying to say is i love everything about it:wub::heart: 

well except for the ratings.:huh:

 

Ok, i’ll stop the fangirling now:D

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1 hour ago, purpleconfetti said:

Something I feel this drama has done an outstanding job at is maintaining the consistency of each character's characterisation through the big and small moments. I have also loved the use of repeated themes. Some of my favourite scenes in this final episode were:

 

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  • Nokdu badly wounded and still teasing Dong Joo about liking him
  • The Queen telling Nokdu how precious he is and to never forget that
  • Dong Joo waking up to Nokdu lighting the candle for her, just as he used to
  • Yun Jeo holding Nokdu in his arms when they found out about the revolt
  • Dong Joo putting the flower ring on Nokdu and kissing his hand, just as he had once done for her

 

 

 

You are absolutely SPOT ON about this! The writers and directors have done a really good job with maintaining consistency and making parallels to show how the characters' core personalities are the same, but also to show us how things have come full circle (in the case of the ring). It shows that they have a very clear sense of their characters (also no surprise than that main characters and supporting characters are all well-defined) and a very strong vision of where their plot is going. Which thus made it very satisfying to watch on a whole. 

 

 

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I think every actor and actress did a phenomenal job. The PD and everyone behind the scenes did great too. The chemistry between DJ and ND was absolutely perfect. 
 

I wish the ratings were higher. They really deserved much higher ratings. 
 

So I know this is very minor but since someone here already mentioned it- I do wish the dolls that someone made had DJ in it too (the one someone gave Nokdu). Also, the little favors had mostly ND image. I think the main roles were really an equal partnership between the two. 
 

I hope the actor and actresses remain close. I think JDY is going to blow up after this. KSH is already a big star but hopefully this will open her up to many more quality roles. 
 

Best couple awards for these two! :)

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Just finished watching the subbed final episode... mixed emotions right now... :bawling::wub:

 

my thoughts for the king..does he knows that his son is alive that's why he asks favor to Yulmu to let Queen escape the palace?

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I finished watching the last episode last night on Viu premium - i guess this was a little later than Korean time.  I was so happy with the ending.  Just like a fairy tale, all loose ends were beautifully wrapped up where our lovebirds live happily every after.  Congratulations to our writer and PD who did not fail us and gave a beautiful rom-com at the end, after all the palace fightings and intrigues.  A good ending to the King and Yulmo.  Both got their comeuppance.  They had the throne, but they lived unhappy and lonely lives.  The King knew that ND was still alive. Remember, he did not bother to look at the corpse (sorry for the spoiler!).  He had his regrets and to atone for this, he made a final request to Yulmo.  Even Yulmo had a good ending.  If there was anything that was sincere with him, it was his love for DJ so he let her go.

But, the best part of the drama is still ND and DJ or rather JDY and KSH.  I love, love, love the chemistry.  I wish that their friendship will continue beyond this drama - and possibly progress further:heart:.  I also think that the writer and the PD were secretly shipping them given all the kissing and hugs that they were asked to portray!  ha ha!! Right now, i cant just move on from this drama.  Continue to re-watch this.  Hope they get to promote this drama to other countries and have the chance to do so together.... Cross my fingers....

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Actor Jang Dongyoon Hilariously Opened up about the Challenge He Encountered to Act as a Woman-Dressed Man

Actor Jang Dongyoon expressed his feelings about wrapping up his recent drama.

 

On November 26th, Jang Dongyoon sat down for 'The Tale of Nokdu' wrap-up interview with a Korean media outlet. When asked how he feels about the end of the drama, he answered, "Actually, I don't realize that the drama has been over. I have a great affection for Nokdu (Jang Dongyoon's role in the drama). When I tell how I feel about the end of the drama, I'm going to cry first."

 

He also talked about his experience playing a man dressed in dresses. He said, "It was fun to try because there was so much to prepare. I had to adjust my voice tone to express the difference between Nokdu as a man and as a woman. I tried hard not to make it ridiculous. However, in some funny scenes, I purposely exaggerate it. I prepared a lot for action acting. I tried to look nimble."

 

He also talked about his partner, actress Kim Sohyun. He said, "When we were filming, we heard that our acting was natural and good. Before shooting, we read the script and practiced together often, creating a lot of bonds. She's a very considerate person."

 

Lastly, he revealed that he is passionate about various genres in the future. He said, "I was happy to be able to act that I never thought I'd be able to do in my entire life. I'll make a lot of plans to challenge the genres I haven't tried before."

 

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42 minutes ago, Breeze said:

 

When asked how he feels about the end of the drama, he answered, "Actually, I don't realize that the drama has been over. I have a great affection for Nokdu (Jang Dongyoon's role in the drama). When I tell how I feel about the end of the drama, I'm going to cry first."

 

 

Awww JDY :tears:

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are they still going to release the BTS on wednesday and Friday?? I wonder which kissing scene would they choose LOL I hope they announce the DVD soon coz I want to see those unreleased scenes ++ makings + photos :rolleyes: anyone knows how long do they usually take to announce it?

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Watching the last episode for me was bittersweet. Bitter because it's already the end and no more anticipation when Mondays and Tuesdays come. Sweet because of how satisfying the ending they gave us. At first, I was a bit worried if they'll only give us like just the last 10-15 minutes for the happy ending, but I didn't expect them to give us like almost half of the episodes dedicated for our Dong Jeon couple :) I know I wasn't wrong when I said the writers are very consistent and won't disappoint.

 

I won't say much because everybody has already said everything to be said. I won't say goodbye to this thread yet because I'm still waiting for the Drama Awards ^^...

 

Aigoo... what to do now?.. my withdrawal syndrome is real -_-

 

Some behind the scene photos of Dong Jeon couple and the cast/crew 

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Everyone is posting selfies and I have yet to see a single selfie of JDY and KSH ^_^

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Awww what a beautiful ending!! :wub::wub: All those kisses! I am sure they had kids we didn’t see running around!

 

i cried at the beginning of this episode and smiled so much at the end!

 

this drama packed a lot and it was great watching the romance grow between ND and DJ! At the end, misery lives with those who brought it upon themselves (the King and YM).

 

@lightbringer06 haha even without the unofficial bed scene, at least we had the implied act of:

 

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Everyone, let’s meet again in another drama! ;)

 

@herina_90 it was great watching another KSH drama with you! :D

 

@Ameera Ali if only I had the gif of the flower petals you created at HDL thread, i would use it to celebrate with the wedding we got here :D

 

NOK DU, i am going to miss you:

 

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but i can rewatch you! And DJ! ;) :P

 

 

 

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I'm so happy with the ending! :relieved: I think everyone got what they deserve, our cute DongJeon couple together and sharing amazing lovey dovey moments, that plot twist about the 19Nov birthday I was O.O I think to know that was more than enough punishment for the king, he could have enjoyed the affection of a loving and devoted son and wife, but he waste his life with his fears and neurotic obsession with the throne (even thou he knew ND was safe, and he was happy for it :tears:). YM got the throne, but he remains alone not even Danho by his side lol 

The Queen reunited with ND and DJ was a must! <3 and all the other characters in the new village! 

Oh gosh... I'm gonna miss all so freaking much!!! :tears:

Thanks to THE TALE OF NOKDU drama family!!! Thanks for your hard work. I'll miss you so much huhuhuhu 

 

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Happy ending, yes we like it so much!

 

So many mentioned about the good ending but can i say, i wish after 9 years, they show that they have kids together waiting for their grandma at the beach... 

 

What is with their wedding day with the winds destroying their wedding preparation?? 

 

Also, did Nakdo and DJ already slept with each other before their wedding? Haha.. cute..

 

Nakdo looks better/handsome in his yanban clothing... just saying...

 

Thank you all and until the next drama! Annyong!

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How to say goodbye to these two   :tears:

I think it’s impossible :)

But I would like before I forget & get busy with new Oppa & drama  :joy: So thanks to  @jeonghyang for all amazing gifs  :wub:, thanks to  @lightbringer06 & @Sky8lue & @vangsweetie637 & sorry for my constant tagging you girls throughout the drama :mrgreen: I get hyper when I’m enjoying a new drama  :blush:


& Really was nice reading everyone posts & thoughts every week & the jokes  :wub:
So hopefully see you in different drama 

@jeonghyang , @lightbringer06 @Sky8lue @vangsweetie637 @elan1 , @uglypearl , @Breeze , @herina_90 & @soesje @rocher22 @hahanzyy , @smhelen , @petunia @noor1@purpleconfetti , @mari_mari @jstgt1501@cinnamonsterxx @faye406 @fieza1871 @mikhaella75 @J77 

 

 

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@Ameera Ali  Thanks for posting all the hilarious and sweet gifs. And thanks, dear chingu, for tagging me too! I will miss everyone in this thread. But won't say goodbye yet, because KBS still owes us the final BTS, and not to forget the year-end KBS Drama Awards!

 

By the way, look who locked the door this time:

 

 

From the IG story of Park Min Jung (@pinggooooo) aka the lovely Queen. Good view of her overexcited, loud son 'Nokdu' watching the broadcast with everyone at the wrap party :lol:

 

I wish the ratings could have peaked more for episode 32, because the drama production deserved it.

 

The story of Nokdu and Dongju doesn't end here, because we KNOW that these two beautiful souls will continue their journey together hand-in-hand. Happily. Ever. After.

 

 

 

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