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Tree With Deep Roots - Korean Drama 2011

Updated on October 2, 2014
Tree With Deep Root - Han Suk Kyu, Shin Se Kyung, Jang Hyuk
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Tree With Deep Roots is one of the best Korean historical drama I've ever watched. It's adapted from a novel of the same title published in June 2006, written by Lee Jung Myung.

Director Jang Tae Yoo who directed Painter of the Wind beautifully directed this drama and duo sageuk drama screenwriters from Queen SeonDeok & Dae Jang Geum Kim Young Hyun and Park Sang Yun wrote impeccable script.

Song Joong Ki from Sungkungkwan Scandal played young King Sejong. The awesome Han Suk Kyu played King Sejong.

If you love Painter of the Wind, Dae Jang Geum or Queen SeonDeok, I believe you will love this drama.

Are you excited for A Tree With Deep Roots?

Details, Synopsis & Casts

Tree with Deep Roots
Tree with Deep Roots


Number of Episodes: 24

Based on Novel: A Deep Tree Roots written by Lee Jung Myung

Original run: October 5, 2011 - December 22, 2011 on SBS every Wednesday and Thursday 21.55 KST

Main Casts:

- Han Suk Kyu as King Sejong

- Song Joong Ki as Young King Sejong

- Jang Hyuk as Kang Chae Yoon

- Shin Se Kyung as So Yi

- Jo Jin Ung as Moo Hyul

- Kim Ki Bum as Park Peng Neyon

Director: Jang Tae Yoo [The Painter of the Wind]

Screenwriters: Kim Young Hyun and Park Sang Yun [Both are the screenwriters of Queen SeonDeok and Dae Jang Geum]

Official Website: SBS Root

Official Twitter: SBS Root Twitter

Official Youtube Channel: SBS Root

Where to watch with English Sub? Dramafever

Brief Sypnosis

A tree which has deep roots will always stand out amongs the other trees.

Background of this drama:

The reign of King Sejong the Great. King Sejong is famously known as the King who invented Korean Alphabet (Hangul). This drama will mainly focus on King Sejong's reformation of the Korean language as well as the scholars murder cases which happen during this time.

Brief Synopsis:

In 1420, King Sejong invented Hall of Worthies at Gyeongbok Palace. King Sejong personally hand-picked the scholars who join Hall of Worthies and many people believe that these scholars were the ones behind the creation of Hunmin Jeongeum / Korean new writing system which is now called Hangul. So Yi, a beautiful court lady would be helping King Sejong in his Hangul creation. When she was young, she had a trauma which caused her unable to speak. But she'd be encouraged to speak again.

Before King Sejong was able to publicly announcing about the new Korean writing system, he's being challenged by people who didn't believe in reformation causing political turmoil. They murder the scholars at Hall of Worthies and King Sejong appointed the investigation officer, Kang Chae Yoon, to handle these murder cases.

Protagonist Kang Chae Yoon who is described as a genius and strong person initially came from a nobleman family. However, due to various incidents, his family were degraded to slaves and he's determined to climb his way up again. He knew that King Sejong was the one behind his family's incidents but he set his revenge aside hoping that if he can solve these murder cases, King Sejong may return their family dignity back.

Many conspiracy will be discovered during his investigation and honestly, I can't wait for this drama to unfold.

Synopsis written by deyani. Please do not re-post without any link back to this page.

Photo Gallery

King Sejong

Kang Chae Yoon

So Yi



Korea Drama Award - October 3, 2012

- Best Director: Jang Tae Yoo

39th Korea Broadcasting Award - September 3, 2012

- Grand Prize [Daesang]

Seoul Drama Awards 2012 - August 30, 2012

- Grand Prize [Daesang]

48th Baeksang Awards - April 26, 2012

- Grand Prize [Daesang]

- Best Scriptwriter: Kim Young Hyun & Park Sang Yeon


SBS Drama Awards 2011 - December 31, 2011

- Daesang Award: Han Suk Kyu

- Best Drama: Deep Rooted Tree

- Excellence Actress - Drama Special Series : Shin Se Gyeong

- PD Choice Award: Song Joong Ki

- Actress Award - Drama Special: Song Ok Sook

- Top 10 Star Award: Han Suk Kyu

A Tree with Deep Roots OST Part 1 - Released October 12, 2011

- Deep Love by Ai

- Deep Love (Instrumental)

A Tree with Deep Roots OST Part 2 - Released November 3, 2011

- I Will Remember by Yang Pa

A Tree with Deep Roots OST Part 3 - Released November 11, 2011

- Dont' Say by Kim Bum Soo

The Making of Tree with Deep Roots


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    6 years ago

    Great job casting Han Seok-Kyu and Song Joong-ki as Lee Do. Same intensity, especially in the eyes.

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    7 years ago

    can't wait for the next episode every time.

  • deyanis profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from Oz

    @anonymous: Thank you for the info...

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    7 years ago

    It's online now, and the 1st ep is awesome!


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