Super Junior’s Kim Kibum made his first appearance on Deep Rooted Tree, showing the importance of his role in the drama.
On the 4th episode of Deep Rooted Tree aired on the 13th, King Sejong (played by Han Seok Gyu), leading new Chosun with Jiphyunjeon as the central part after Lee Bang Won (played by Baek Yoon Sik)’s death, was described.
Kim Kibum made his first appearnace on this episode as a young Jiphyunjeon scholar, Park Peng Nyun. He is one of Sejong’s secret society members and a quiet fundamentalist. He often appears with Seong Sam Moon (played by Hyun Woo) as his best friend although they always argue because of their different personalities.
Being afraid of the fact that Jiphyunjeon’s power was getting bigger, ministers called Jiphyunjeon scholars and asked them to compete for the issue of abolishing the Officer Accusation Prohibition Law. Park Peng Nyun and Seong Sam Moon appeared as important part of the scene and attracted the audience’s attention.
The Officer Accusation Prohibition Law is a law that prohibits citizens to sue their local officers, and the ministers insisted on keeping it for the reason of many possibilities of rebellion against constituted authority. However, Sejong ordered abolition of the law because he thought it was the only way to listen to his people, and Sejong and Jiphyunjeon scholars came up against the ministers, increasing the tension of the story.
Although Kim Kibum didn’t appear much on the day’s episode, he is expected to appear more from the next one since the episodes are going to be proceeded with stories of Sejong and Jiphyunjeon as the central part of this drama. Especially Kim Kibum attracted attention at the press conference by saying, “it is my first time to do a historical genre so it was hard for me to get used to the way of people speaking in the old days. I practiced really hard for two months only watching historical dramas,” showing his passion.
Meanwhile, on the day’s episode, Sejong was changed from Song Joong Ki to Han Seok Gyu and Chae Yoon from Chae Sang Woo and Yeo Jin Goo to Jang Hyuk. Shin Se Kyung as Soi, who just made her first appearance through the preview for the next episode, can be met from episode 5.