New Tales of Gisaeng

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New Tales of Gisaeng

Title: 신기생뎐 / Shin Gisaeng Dyeon / New Tales of Gisaeng
Chinese Title : 新妓生传
Also known as: New Gisaeng Story
Genre: Romance, drama
Episodes: 52
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2011-Jan-23 to 2011-July-17
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:45


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.


Im Soo Hyang as Dan Sa Ran
Sung Hoon as Ah Da Mo
Han Hye Rin as Geum Ra Ra

Sa Ran’s family

Kim Joo Young as Dan Chul Soo
Lee Sook as Ji Hwa Ja
Baek Ok Dam as Dan Gong Joo

Ra Ra’s family

Lee Dae Ro as Geum Shi Jo
Seo Woo Rim as Lee Hong Ah
Han Jin Hee as Geum Eo San
– Park Jin (박진) as young Eo San
Lee Jong Nam as Jang Joo Hee
Lee Dong Joon as Geum Kang San
Lee Sang Mi as Shin Hyo Ri

Da Mo’s family

Im Hyuk as Ah Soo Ra
Kim Hye Jung as Cha Ra Ri
Ahn Young Joo as Park Ae Ja


Kim Bo Yun as Oh Hwa Ran
Kim Hye Sun as Han Soon Duk
– Jung Han Bi as young Soon Duk
Choi Sun Ja as Hwa Ran’s mother
Lee Mae Ri as Lee Do Hwa
Park Joon Myun as No Eun Ja
Seo Dong Soo as Ma Dan Se
Song Dae Kwan as Seo Saeng Kang
Oh Ki Chan (오기찬) as Oh Bong Yi
Kang Cho Hee as Han Song Yi
Kim Yul as Baek Soo Jung
Seol Yoon as Jang Soo Jin
Yoon Ji Eun as Song Hye Eun
SAT Kim Eun Sun as Ye Rang
Lee Sun Ah as Lee Ji Hyang
Oh Ji Yun (오지연) as Kim-sshi
Ha Na Kyung (하나경)

Other people

Jun Ji Hoo as Son Ja
Jin Ye Sol as Jin Joo Ah
Lee Soo Jin as Sung Ah Mi
Park Yoon Jae as Oh Jin Ahm
Kim Ho Chang as Yoo Tae Young
Michael Blunck as Kyle
Shin Goo as Master Joong Bong
Jun Sung Hwan as Master Jung Do
Lee Hyo Jung as Ma Yi Joon
Kim Joon Hyung as Do Suk
Son Ga Young as Choi Young Nim
Won Jong Rye as Young Nim’s mother
Kim Sun Il (김선일) as Min Jae
Min Joon Hyun as manager
Kyung Soo Jin

Production Credits

Production Company: Golden Pine
Producer: Oh Se Kang
Director: Lee Young Hee (from Episode 9), Son Moon Kwon
Screenwriter: Im Sung Han


Original air date was January 22, but due to the Secret Garden Special, both episode 1 & 2 will air on January 23.


2011 SBS Drama Awards: New Star Awards (Im Soo Hyang)
2011 SBS Drama Awards: New Star Awards (Sung Hoon)


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