Yoon Shi Yoon And Park Gyu Young Have A Bittersweet Encounter In “Nokdu Flower”
“Nokdu Flower” takes place against the backdrop of the Donghak Peasant Movement of 1894, a riot in which religious leaders of Donghak and peasants from Jeolla Province joined forces to protest the government’s push for Catholicism. In the drama, two half-brothers, played by Yoon Shi Yoon and Jo Jung Suk, end up on opposite sides of the movement.
On May 9, the production staff of “Nokdu Flower” released stills of a sweet encounter between Yoon Shi Yoon’s character and Park Gyu Young’s character. Yoon Shi Yoon plays Baek Yi Hyun, the younger brother of the family but the lawful heir because of his mother’s social status. Park Gyu Young plays Baek Yi Hyun’s betrothed, Hwang Mung Shim.
Unknown yet to Hwang Mung Shim, however, is that Baek Yi Hyun will soon be drafted into the army as a soldier, making their tender meeting bittersweet. Wearing a skirt draped over her head, Hwang Mung Shim carefully hands Baek Yi Hyun a package while giving him a concerned look.
Hwang Mung Shim is the younger sister of Hwang Suk Joo, who is Baek Yi Hyun’s teacher. Baek Yi Hyun’s father arranged the marriage between Hwang Mung Shim and Baek Yi Hyun, threatening Hwang Suk Joo in order to do so. Hwang Suk Joo eventually agreed to the marriage, but does not acknowledge Baek Yi Hyun as a fit husband for his sister. Therefore, he arranged to have Baek Yi Hyun drafted as a soldier.
Not knowing Hwang Suk Joo’s true feelings, Hwang Mung Shim has slowly developed feelings for Baek Yi Hyun. She speaks formally to him and makes clothes for him, while he learns to open up to her.
The production staff stated, “Between Episodes 9-12, Baek Yi Hyun, who until now has grown like a lotus flower among the mud, will undergo a drastic change. We hope viewers will stay tuned to discover what meaning Hwang Mung Shim will have in his whirlwind destiny, and how their lives will change.”
“Nokdu Flower” airs every Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m. KST.