Tree With Deep Roots is based on Lee Jeong-myeong’s novel “Deep-rooted Tree”. Work that highlights the serial killings during the 7 days before the announcement of the Korean script.
- Drama: Tree With Deep Roots (English title) / Deep Rooted Tree (literal title)
- Revised romanization: Bboori Gipeun Namoo
- Hangul: 뿌리깊은 나무
- Director: Jang Tae-Yoo, Shin Kyung-Soo
- Writer: Lee Jung-Myung (novel), Kim Young-Hyun, Park Sang-Yeon
- Network: SBS
- Episodes: 24
- Release Date: October 5 – December 22, 2011
Lee Do is the King of Joseon Dynasty, but, actually, his father Taejong wields absolute power and controls the country. Taejong has killed indescriminately, including family members and comrades, to attain his power. Even his son, the King of Joseon, lives in fear of his father.
Now Taejong targets Sim-On, the king’s father-in-law and the prime minister of Joseon. King Lee Do’s wife Queen Sohun cries over the fate of her father, but King Lee Do warns his wife to not do anything or more people will be killed. Nevertheless, Lee Do hands over a secret letter instructing Sim-On to hide in the country of Myung until he is able to take care of everything. The letter is given to a child court lady and she is ordered to deliver the letter to Simon’s servant before Sim-On’s imminent arrest. But, the child court lady is on the side of Taejon and the letter’s content is changed.
Ddol-Bok and his father are servants for Sim On’s family. Ddol-Bok’s father is mentally slow and teased by others. Ddol-Bok is a child who harbors violent intent and takes revenge on those that teases his father. He likes So-Yi who is also a child servant. One day, the royal forces arrive at Sim On’s home. Ddol-Bok, his father and So-Yi are able to run away, while Sim On’s family and his servants are arrested. Sim On himself is not at home. In front of Sim On’s home, they meet the child court lady. The child court lady gives them the secret letter.
- Tree With Deep Roots Torrent Files takes over the SBS Wednesday & Thursday 21:55 time slot previously occupied by “Protect The Boss” and followed by “Take Care of Us, Captain” on January 4, 2012.