Ballad of Suh Dong

Details
Title: 서동요 / Seo Dong Yo
Also known as: Seo Dong’s Song / Ballad of Seo Dong
Genre: Historical Drama, romance
Episodes: 55
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2005-Sep-05 to 2006-Mar-21
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55

Synopsis
This drama is loosely based on one of Korea’s oldest folk songs. Suh Dong was the illegitimate son of the Paekche emperor and with the help of Princess Sonhwa, the daughter of the emporer of the Silla Kingdom, he went on to become the emporer of Paekche against all odds.

Cast
Jo Hyun Jae as Suh Dong (King Mu of Baekje)
Kim Suk as young Suh Dong
Lee Bo Young as Princess Sun Hwa of Shilla
Choi Seol Ri (최설리) as young Princess Sun Hwa
Ryu Jin as Sa Taek Gi Ru / Kim Do Ham
Koo Hye Sun as Eun Jin
Han In Soo as Hae Do Joo
Baek Bong Ki as Bumro
Im Hyun Sik as Bumro’s dad
Lee Chang Hoon as Mok Ra Soo
Jung Sun Kyung as Mo Jin (Eun Jin’s mother)
Heo Young Ran as Princess Woo Young
Maeng Sang Hoon as Wang Goo
Lee Hee Do as Heuk Chi Pyeong
Choi Dong Joon as Jin Pyeong Wang
Lee Seung Ah as Woo Soo
Lee Sook as Kook Soo
Kim Yoo Jin as Joo Ri Young
Lee Il Hwa as Yeon Ka Mo (Suh Dong’s mother)
Ahn Yeo Jin as Bo Young
Shin Gook as Go Mo
Lee Kyung Hwa as Princess Chun Young
Seo Bum Shik as Seo Chung
Na Sung Kyoon as Kim Sa Heum
Jung Jae Gon
Han Bo Bae
Han Tae Yoon
Kim Tae Hyun
Joo Min Soo
Kwon Hyuk
Kim Sung Hoon
Kwon Yong Woon
Seol Ji Yoon

Production Credits
Director: Lee Byung Hoon
Screenwriter: Kim Young Hyun
Assistant director: Lee Jung Hyo, Song Ji Won
TV Ratings

Date Episode Nationwide Seoul Area
2005-09-05 ep. 1 16.8% (5th) 18.2% (5th)
2005-09-06 ep. 2 17.6% (5th) 19.0% (5th)
2005-09-12 ep. 3 18.8% (5th) 21.6% (5th)
2005-09-13 ep. 4 17.8% (5th) 20.1% (5th)
2005-09-20 ep. 5 17.9% (5th) 19.8% (4th)
2005-09-26 ep. 6 18.5% (4th) 19.8% (3rd)
2005-09-27 ep. 7 19.6% (3rd) 21.6% (3rd)
2005-10-03 ep. 8 18.6% (3rd) 19.5% (2nd)
2005-10-04 ep. 9 17.8% (4th) 18.6% (3rd)
2005-10-10 ep. 10 19.6% (3rd) 21.6% (1st)
2005-10-11 ep. 11 20.0% (2nd) 21.6% (2nd)
2005-10-17 ep. 12 16.7% (3rd) 17.4% (2nd)
2005-10-18 ep. 13 17.2% (3rd) 18.1% (2nd)
2005-10-24 ep. 14 16.9% (3rd) 18.2% (3rd)
2005-10-25 ep. 15 16.9% (4th) 17.7% (4th)
2005-10-31 ep. 16 15.2% (4th) 16.6% (4th)
2005-11-01 ep. 17 16.4% (3rd) 17.5% (3rd)
2005-11-07 ep. 18 16.8% (3rd) 17.6% (3rd)
2005-11-08 ep. 19 13.7% (7th) 12.9% (8th)
2005-11-15 ep. 20 16.4% (3rd) 17.7% (3rd)
2005-11-21 ep. 21 15.6% (3rd) 17.7% (3rd)
2005-11-22 ep. 22 14.6% (8th) 15.8% (5th)
2005-11-28 ep. 23 16.5% (3rd) 17.8% (3rd)
2005-11-29 ep. 24 16.9% (4th) 17.4% (3rd)
2005-12-05 ep. 25 17.4% (3rd) 19.3% (3rd)
2005-12-06 ep. 26 17.1% (4th) 18.5% (4th)
2005-12-12 ep. 27 16.5% (4th) 17.8% (3rd)
2005-12-13 ep. 28 16.8% (5th) 17.7% (4th)
2005-12-19 ep. 29 17.1% (4th) 18.2% (3rd)
2005-12-20 ep. 30 18.1% (4th) 19.5% (4th)
2005-12-26 ep. 31 18.7% (3rd) 19.8% (3rd)
2005-12-27 ep. 32 19.3% (3rd) 20.9% (3rd)
2006-01-02 ep. 33 20.9% (4th) 22.4% (3rd)
2006-01-03 ep. 34 23.1% (2nd) 24.3% (2nd)
2006-01-09 ep. 35 21.2% (3rd) 22.2% (2nd)
2006-01-10 ep. 36 23.8% (3rd) 25.7% (3rd)
2006-01-16 ep. 37 23.0% (2nd) 24.0% (2nd)
2006-01-17 ep. 38 22.9% (3rd) 23.7% (3rd)
2006-01-23 ep. 39 21.6% (3rd) 22.0% (2nd)
2006-01-24 ep. 40 24.1% (2nd) 24.8% (2nd)
2006-01-31 ep. 41 23.7% (3rd) 24.6% (3rd)
2006-02-06 ep. 42 22.2% (2nd) 23.2% (2nd)
2006-02-07 ep. 43 22.9% (4th) 24.2% (3rd)
2006-02-13 ep. 44 21.3% (3rd) 22.0% (2nd)
2006-02-14 ep. 45 25.4% (3rd) 26.6% (3rd)
2006-02-20 ep. 46 23.3% (2nd) 24.1% (2nd)
2006-02-21 ep. 47 23.6% (3rd) 24.3% (3rd)
2006-02-27 ep. 48 22.9% (2nd) 23.1% (2nd)
2006-02-28 ep. 49 25.3% (3rd) 26.5% (3rd)
2006-03-06 ep. 50 25.2% (2nd) 25.9% (2nd)
2006-03-07 ep. 51 26.7% (2nd) 27.2% (2nd)
2006-03-13 ep. 52 23.3% (3rd) 24.5% (2nd)
2006-03-14 ep. 53 23.9% (4th) 25.1% (3rd)
2006-03-20 ep. 54 24.0% (2nd) 25.5% (2nd)
2006-03-21 ep. 55 25.0% (3rd) 26.0% (3rd)
average 19.8% 21.0%

Source: TNS Media Korea

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