The BEST Episodes of The Night Watchman

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 25, 2021

Network: MBC

Being able to see ghosts and other supernatural spirits is a heavy responsibility. Prince Lee Rin (Jung Il-woo), like his father before him, discovers that he has the ability to see ghosts and other supernatural beings. Armed with his newfound abilities, Lee Rin becomes the leader of a group of night watchmen who patrol the streets from dusk to dawn to protect the people of the Chosun Dynasty against evil spirits. Moo-seok (Jung Yun-ho) is the best swordsman in the land who is the prince’s trusty bodyguard. But their loyalties will be tested when they both fall in love with the same woman – Do-ha (Go Sung-hee), the successor of the Ma Go tribe who seeks their help to protect the Baek Do mountain’s spirits. But Park Soo-ryun (Seo Ye-ji), the daughter of a court officer, will stop at nothing to marry Prince Lee Rin. “The Night Watchman,” also known as "Diary of a Night Watchman," is a 2014 South Korean historical drama series directed by Lee Joo-hwan.

Episode 3

#1 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 11, 2014

12 years pass and Prince Wolgang is living outside palace walls, seemingly unfocused and carefree about the life that he leads. Meanwhile, Do Ha makes her way to the capital in search of her sister.

star 8.88
8 votes
Episode 1

#2 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 4, 2014

When mysterious ghosts attack the royal palace and the Crown Prince, King Haejong must battle an evil tribe and a monstrous serpent to save his son.

star 8.44
9 votes
Episode 2

#3 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 5, 2014

King Haejong manages to save the shaman and save his son, but he brings an evil force back with him to the palace.

star 8.10
10 votes
Episode 8

#4 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 26, 2014

Wolgang tries to find out who tried to kill him. Sadam tries to maintain power over the king by setting ghosts to wreak havoc on the capital.

star 8.00
3 votes
Episode 9

#5 - Episode 9

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 1, 2014

The Prime Minister comes up with a plan to help Wolgang clear his name. We learn more about the backstory of Jo Sang Heon, the blacksmith.

star 8.00
3 votes
Episode 24

#6 - Episode 24

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Oct 21, 2014

The Night Watchmen must defeat the serpent god in hell and destroy Sadam once and for all to restore peace in the kingdom.

star 8.00
5 votes
Episode 4

#7 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 12, 2014

Haunted by his nightmares, Kisan calls back Sadam to help him with his Taoist powers. Wolgang is continually followed by three friendly ghosts even though he does everything he can to ignore them.

star 7.86
7 votes
Episode 6

#8 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 19, 2014

Do Ha needs to find a job so that she can pay for her lodging. An assassin, seemingly sent by the king, comes after Prince Wolgang.

star 7.67
3 votes
Episode 10

#9 - Episode 10

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 2, 2014

The King comes up with a plan to make the Prime Minister and Prince Wolgang attack each other politically. He begins to lose his trust in Sadam, who resorts to desperate measures to regain his influence.

star 7.67
3 votes
Episode 11

#10 - Episode 11

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 8, 2014

Sadam calls on the goddess of smallpox to wreak more havoc in the capital. Soo Ryun is arrested, and it drives Wolgang and Moo Seok further apart.

star 7.67
3 votes
Episode 19

#11 - Episode 19

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Oct 6, 2014

Yeon Ha's soul is so corrupted that she begins to wreak havoc on the palace, and not even her sister can save her. Soo Ryun takes over Maeranbang in an attempt to ensure her future as Wolgang's wife.

star 7.50
2 votes
Episode 5

#12 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 18, 2014

Prince Wolgang sets the test for shamans to enter Sogyukseo, but in doing so puts himself in the king's line of fire.

star 7.33
3 votes
Episode 7

#13 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 25, 2014

The hunt is on for Prince Wolgang, who now believes that everyone has abandoned him. Sadam uses Do Ha to help him locate the dragon god.

star 7.33
3 votes
Episode 12

#14 - Episode 12

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 9, 2014

As smallpox spreads unchecked, the king's authority is threatened. Sadam pins the blame of the smallpox epidemic on Wolgang.

star 7.33
3 votes
Episode 14

#15 - Episode 14

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Sep 16, 2014

The newly formed Night Watchmen try to stop Sadam from resurrecting the monster serpent when construction begins on a pagoda that will aid the serpent to ascend to the heavens.

star 7.25
4 votes
Episode 13

#16 - Episode 13

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 15, 2014

When Moo Seok's sister becomes further entwined to the goddess of smallpox, he is propelled to join the Night Watchmen and stop the goddess before she attains her ultimate goal.

star 7.00
3 votes
Episode 17

#17 - Episode 17

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Sep 29, 2014

The Night Watchmen have a plan to take down Sadam, but they've greatly underestimated their foe. Meanwhile the king's split personality becomes an issue when the darker side takes control of the king's body.

star 7.00
3 votes
Episode 16

#18 - Episode 16

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Sep 23, 2014

Sadam attempts to control Prince Wolgang using the same ghost that he cast on Wolgang's father so many years ago.

star 6.67
3 votes
Episode 18

#19 - Episode 18

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Sep 30, 2014

The Night Watchmen discover a doppelganger in their midst and embark on a mission to undo Sadam's spell. Kisan's demands to build the temple faster takes a toll on the people of Joseon and his court.

star 6.50
2 votes
Episode 15

#20 - Episode 15

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Sep 22, 2014

Wolgang tracks down Handmaiden Kim to find her side of the story and see why his mother died. Sadam's hold over Yeon Ha weakens.

star 6.00
3 votes
Episode 21

#21 - Episode 21

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Oct 13, 2014

Sadam and Soo Ryun manipulate Do Ha to get what they want from her, but their own interest conflict with each other. Wolgang does everything he can to save Moo Seok from the underworld.

star 5.50
2 votes
Episode 20

#22 - Episode 20

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Oct 7, 2014

The Prime Minister attempts to overthrow the monarchy with the help of Sadam and his evil ghosts. Moo Seok's loyalties are tested when he is forced to choose between the Night Watchmen and the King.

star 5.25
4 votes
Episode 22

#23 - Episode 22

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Oct 14, 2014

Wolgang locates the sovereign seal that determines the rightful heir to the throne. He attempts to ally with the king, but is the king to be trusted?

star 5.00
1 votes
Episode 23

#24 - Episode 23

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Oct 20, 2014

Sadam forces the Prime Minster to go insane to serve his own nefarious ends, and traps the Night Watchmen into handing over the sovereign seal.

star 5.00
1 votes