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The Soundtracks

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After discussing the synopsis and introducing the cast of Saimdang Light’s Diary, it’s time to move on to the drama’s official soundtrack! So, here are some of the songs from the official soundtrack!

1. Back Then on That Day by Hyemi of Fiestar

Hyemi of Fiestar sang the official soundtrack for Saimdang Light’s Diary, with the title Back Then on That Day. From the title, we can assume that the song was about flashbacks, right?

From the lyric translation, you can imagine a scene where Lee Gyeom and Shin Saimdang have met for the first time, and since then, they can’t forget each other, because they’ve alreadyfallen for each other!

Will I see you again?

I’m closing my eyes

In case you come to my dreams“.

2. Going to You by The One

From the translation of the lyrics, Going to You by The One is about the love story between Shin Saimdang and Lee Gyeom. It almost felt like no matter how far they went, they would always find their way back to each other. Sounds romantic, right?

Even if the black sky splits us apart

I will never give up

Wherever I am in this rough world

I promise I’ll find you again“.

3. Amnesia by Kim Bum Soo

Amnesia by Kim Bum Soo appeared as the official soundtrack in part 7 of the show. From the movie clip, we could see the scene where Lee Gyeom and Shin Saimdang were separated, and then Shin Saimdang was left. Later they met again, and Lee Gyeom was suddenly hugging Shin Saimdang!

The song is about someone who wanted to let go of someone that they loved, even though it was quite hard. Here are some of the lyrics from Amnesia:

If you’re leaving me, take my memories too

So even my memories can fall asleep

Please take it all

Because the torn out scars

Will tell me who was in love“.

7 Reasons You Should Give ‘Saimdang Light’s Diary’ A Try

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And finally, to encourage you to watch this great drama, here are seven reasons you don’t want to miss it!

1. The Multitalented Actor and Actress Who Played Double Characters!

As previously mentioned, the two main actors in Saimdang Light’s Diary played double characters. Lee Young-ae played as Shin Saimdang in the historical sections and Seo Ji-yoon in the modern timeline. Meanwhile, Yang Se-jong was played as the younger version of Lee Gyeom in the scenes from the past and Han Sang-hyun in the present day.

Both of them played their dual characters very well and didn’t distract us as viewers. Furthermore, they gave great performances!

2. The Comeback of Lee Young-ae

For those of you who missed Lee Young-ae, you can watch her perform again through Saimdang Light’s Diary! After taking a long hiatus, Lee Young-ae has finally come back with the historical drama, Saimdang Light’s Diary!

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3. One Drama, Two Settings!

In Saimdang Light’s Diary, we get the benefits of being able to enjoy two very different settings! Parts of it are set in the modern era, with Seo Ji-yoon and Han Sang-hyun, and other parts are set during the era of the Joseon dynasty, with Shin Saimdang and Lee Gyeom.

4. The ‘Real’ Eternal Love

We can see a case of real love in the drama Saimdang Light’s Diary. Even though Shin Saimdang and Lee Gyeom were separated for almost 20 years, when they met each other again later, in a different situation, Lee Gyeom was still in love with Shin Saimdang, even though she was already married and having children.

5. Shows part of Koreans History

As a historical drama, it’s a common thing if Saimdang Light’s Diary was about part of South Korea’s history. And also, we could get to know more about Saimdang, a professional artist from the past!

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6. The Meaning of the Saimdang’s Diary

From the contents of Saimdan’s diary, The main characters solve the puzzle and mystery behind the painting that they have been looking for. The diary was written when Saimdang was still young, proved to be the key to solve all of the mysteries.

7. Worth to Watch!

For those of you who love the historical genre, Saimdang Light’s Diary is totally recommended for you! We could watch the authentic history from the drama, played by multitalented artists, and also there are some important values in the drama that you might not receive from other stories!

Well, Channel Korea has introduce you all about the K-Drama Review: Saimdang Light’s Diary! After reading all of those information, do you interested to watch it? Share your final thought about it by comment below!