Jewel in the Palace
  • Title:  Jewel in the Palace (Korean Drama)

  • Also Known As:  대장금 / Dae-jang-geum / 大長今 / A Jewel in the Palace / Great Jang Geum
  • Genre:  Drama
  • Broadcast Date:  September, 2003
  • Total Episodes:  70
  • Casts:  Hong Ri Na, Im Ho, Ji Jin Hee, Lee Young Ae, Yang Mi Kyung
  • English Subs:  Yes
  • Ost:  N/A
  • Synopsis/Summary/Review: 

    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.