(신기생뎐)is a January 23, 2011 - July 17, 2011 TV series directed by Son Moon-Kwon,
"New Tales of the Gisaeng" covers the love, sadness and pain of people around a gisaeng house, where only VIPs can enter.
Dan Sa-Ran majored in dance while attending college. She is beautiful. Her mother died when Sa-Ran was still young and her father remarried. Dan Sa-Ran comes from a poor family, but she keeps her dignity around friends who come from rich families. By chance, she meets Da-Mo and likes him, but doesn't tell him because of her poor background. A head gisaeng at Buyongkak recommended to her to become a gisaeng.
Ah Da-Mo (Sung Hoon ) takes business administration training at his father's company. He does not get along with his father. Da-Mo's father shows affection only towards their pet dog. Da-Mo is cocky and tends to look down on woman. By chance he meets Dan Sa-Ran and their relationship begins.
"Gisaeng" was the Korean equivalent of courtesans knowledgeable in poetry, dance, music, culture and politics, who entertained noblemen and royalty of the Joseon Dynasty. This series explores the premise that gisaeng still existed in modern-day Korea.
Dan Sa-ran (Im Soo-hyang) lost her mother at a young age, and never quite got along with her stepmother and stepsister. Despite her humble background, she carries herself with pride and grace, majoring in classical dance during college. Drawing the attention of Buyonggak's head gisaeng with her dancing talent and classic beauty, Sa-ran enters Korea's sole traditional gisaeng house, an exclusive establishment that serves only VIP guests. Ah Da-mo (Sung Hoon) is a cocky second-generation chaebol with his own set of daddy issues. He can't be bothered to give any woman the time of day... until he meets Sa-ran.