The drama tells the love story between a court lady who follows her life principles, and the emperor, who is dominated by responsibility to the nation.
The plot is based on the birth mother of the Crown Prince Moon Hyo, who started as court lady and rose to the position of the highest rank of royal concubine.
Song Dok Im ( Lee Se Young ) is a lady-in-waiting, she is quite freedom-loving, follows her life principles and does not want to be another woman of the king. Dok Im lives a peaceful life, but things change dramatically when she meets Lee Sang, who is to become the king of Joseon, Jeonjo.
Lee Sang ( Lee Chun Ho ) is a proud and ambitious direct descendant and eldest grandson of the king. He studies hard and all his thoughts and desires are aimed at becoming a good and wise king in the future. Li Sang has a deep wound in his heart following the death of his father, Crown Prince Sado. After meeting with Song Dok Im, the soul of ambitious Lee Sang undergoes changes that he himself is not aware of. The romantic feelings that blossomed in the soul of this pragmatist come into violent conflict with the cold reason and responsibility that he bears as the leader of the nation.
– Based on the 2017 novel of the same name by Kang Mi Kang.
Airs from 05.11.2021, on Fridays and Saturdays
Also known as: 옷소매 붉은 끝동 衣袖紅鑲邊 衣袖红镶边 Ot Somae Bolkeun Kkeutdong Ossomae Bulgeun Kkeutdong Otsomae Beulgeun Kkeuddong Dress Sleeved Red /The Red Sleeve Cuff Red Cuff of the Sleeve /Red End of Clothes and Sleeves /The Red-Stained Sleeve Cuff