Thursday, November 23, 2006

Dae Jang Geum aka Jewel in the Palace

Dae Jang Geum (2004)
Korean Drama

Lee Young Ae - Suh Jang Geum
Ji Jin Hee - Min Jung Ho
Hong Ri Na - Choi Keum Young

Genre: Period, Romance

Episodes: 54


Summary: 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. "Jewel in the Palace" is sure to touch your heart.

~All information taken from DramaWiki~

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