Title: 대장금(大長今) / Dae-jang-geum
Also known as: Jewel in the Palace / Great Jang Geum
Lee Young Ae as Suh Jang Geum
Ji Jin Hee as Min Jung Ho
Hong Ri Na as Choi Keum Young
Im Ho as King Joong-jong
About 500 years ago during the time of Chosun Dynasty, Korea boasted a rigidly hierarchical and male dominated social structure. Set in this period, “Jewel in the Palace” is based on a true story about a legendary girl (Jang-Geum) who became the first woman to be the supreme royal physician of her times. Despite her poor condition as a low class girl in the male dominated society, Jang-Geum overcame a series of social discrimination and landed herself as a royal cook, later becoming the royal physician, then ultimately the physician in charge of the king. She was even given by the king the title “The Great Jang-Geum”. The story of her checkered life on her success and breakdown as well as her love story beautifully unfold.
My Comment :
This is one of my all-time favorite drama. The longest historical drama that I was able to finish the whole episode so far. Love the story, the characters, the OSTs and the ending.
Hamangyeon – Alessandro Safina[D][Megaupload]
**Alessandro Safina is an Italian Tenor.