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Jang Yeong Sil

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Title: 장영실 / Jang Yeong Sil
Chinese Title: 蔣英實
Genre: Historical, Political, Science
Episodes: 24
Broadcast Network: KBS1
Broadcast period: 2016-Jan-02 to 2016-March-26
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:40


Drama series follows the life Jang Yeong Sil (Song Il Gook): a scientist, technician and inventor during the Joseon period. Jang Yeong Sil was born in the lower class nobi. King Sejong (Kim Sang Kyung) notices his abilities and brings him to the palace. King Sejong grants him a chance to display his abilities. He invents tools like astronomical instruments, iron printing press and a water clock.


Main Cast

Song Il Gook as Jang Yeong Sil
Jung Yoon Suk as Jang Young Shil (young)
Kim Young Chul as King Taejong
Kim Sang Kyung as King Sejong
Park Sun Young as Princess Sohyun

Other Nobles

Kim Do Hyun as Lee Chun
Son Byung Ho as Ha Yeon
Jung Han Yong as Hwang Hui
Kim Byung Gi as Maeng Sa Sung
Lee Young Suk as Jo Mal Saeng
Han Ki Joong as Heo Jo
Kim Hyo Won (김효원) as Jung Cho
Kang Shin Goo as Jung Heum Ji
Jung Ui Kap as Jung In Ji
Park Seung Kyu (박승규) as Park Eun
Hwang Yi Gun (황이건) as Kim Goo Nam

Seoungwan People

??? as Lee Soon Ji
Seo Hyun Chul as Choi Bok
Im Hyuk as Yoo Taek Sang
Kang Ji Hoo as Sung Sa Gook
Min Joon Hyun as Jun Bae Chun
Lee Hak Won (이학원) as Ji Gyung Chan

Dongnaehyeon People

Lee Ji Hoon as Jang Hee Je
Kim Myung Soo as Jang Sung Hwi
Kim Ae Ran as Eun Wol
Son Ho Gyun (손호균) as Kang Gi Bae
Kang Sung Jin as Suk Goo
Kim Dae Jong as Kim Hak Joo

Hanyang People

Yoon Ah Reum (윤아름) as Eul Sun
??? as Oh Goo San
Lee Gun as Han Nae Gwan
Kim Mi Ra as Uhm Sang Goong


Kwak Min Ho as Go Gil Soo
Im Chul Hyung as Yoon Bong
Jang Kwang as Jo Kwang
Im Dong Jin as Joo Tae Kang
Park Gyu Ri as Joo Boo Ryung
Kim Min Gyu


Nam Il Woo as Jang Sung Bae
Yeo Hoe Hyun as Na Ki Soon
Chae Dong Hyun as Kim Beob Rae
Lee Gun Myung as Park Yeon

Production Credit

Chief Producer: Kim Hyung Il
Director: Kim Young Jo
Screenwriter: Lee Myung Hee, Ma Chang Joon


2016 KBS Drama Awards: Best Child Actor: Jung Yoon Suk (Five Children, Jang Young Sil, Moonlight Drawn by Clouds)
2016 KBS Drama Awards: Excellence Actor (Medium Series) – Song Il Gook (Jang Young Sil)

Episode Ratings

    Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2016-01-02 1 8.5 (11th) 8.7 (6th) 11.6 (6th) 11.5 (6th)
2016-01-03 2 8.6 (10th) 8.4 (10th) 11.5 (8th) 12.3 (6th)
2016-01-09 3 9.6 (11th) 8.6 (11th) 10.2 (7th) 10.4 (7th)
2016-01-10 4 9.0 (13th) 9.2 (13th) 11.3 (9th) 12.3 (8th)
2016-01-16 5 9.8 (9th) 9.3 (8th) 10.1 (7th) 10.1 (8th)
2016-01-17 6 10.0 (10th) 9.9 (12th) 12.2 (8th) 12.9 (7th)
2016-01-23 7 12.2 (6th) 11.3 (7th) 14.1 (4th) 14.2 (4th)
2016-01-24 8 12.4 (9th) 10.8 (10th) 14.1 (8th) 15.1 (7th)
2016-01-30 9 10.7 (10th) 9.3 (9th) 12.2 (6th) 12.5 (7th)
2016-01-31 10 10.4 (11th) 10.0 (10th) 13.4 (8th) 13.5 (7th)
2016-02-06 11 9.9 (10th) 9.5 (10th) 11.9 (6th) 12.5 (6th)
2016-02-07 x postponed postponed postponed postponed
2016-02-13 12 9.2 (11th) 8.2 (13th) 10.9 (9th) 11.8 (7th)
2016-02-14 13 9.1 (12th) 8.5 (12th) 10.3 (11th) 10.3 (13th)
2016-02-20 14 9.0 (11th) 9.5 (7th) 11.0 (6th) 11.1 (7th)
2016-02-21 15 9.2 (14th) 8.4 (15th) 11.7 (8th) 11.6 (8th)
2016-02-27 16 8.8 (11th) 8.3 (11th) 10.8 (7th) 10.8 (8th)
2016-02-28 17 9.6 (11th) 9.3 (14th) 11.7 (8th) 11.6 (8th)
2016-03-05 18 10.5 (8th) 10.1 (8th) 11.5 (6th) 12.1 (7th)
2016-03-06 19 9.7 (13th) 8.2 (17th) 11.8 (8th) 11.6 (8th)
2016-03-12 20 9.4 (10th) 8.4 (14th) 10.4 (7th) 10.1 (8th)
2016-03-13 21 10.1 (10th) 8.2 12.0 (6th) 12.2 (7th)
2016-03-19 22 9.5 (8th) 8.2 (11th) 10.4 (6th) 10.0 (8th)
2016-03-20 23 10.5 (11th) 9.8 (13th) 11.9 (8th) 11.9 (9th)
2016-03-26 24 9.4 (11th) 8.0 (17th) 10.2 (7th) 10.2 (7th)

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

*** Different between TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielson – Here

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Trailer I
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  1. 1 : Iris Says:

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  2. 2 : alya Says:

    Wow! Song ilkook! 아빠 삼동 너무 기대요! 파이팅!! 😃😁😁😍

  3. 3 : Weng Says:

    wow! I miss Song.. Its been a long since his last drama … Welcome back Song Il Gook

  4. 4 : buntith Says:

    Yeah!!! I’ll watch it.

  5. 5 : AnCe Says:

    I’m so excited for this!!!! Song Il Gook!!!

  6. 6 : bora31 Says:

    aaaa triplets’appa 😀


    Yah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have really missed u…………… my lovely “Song il-Gook” appa i just can’t wait to watch this ur new drama!!!!!!. u are the best, and the most attrative in a historical drama!!!!! “Jang yeong sil” ride on i know u will be great like “Jumong”nd “Kotw”……. wish u all the best in lfy sir Saranghae nd fighting……


    i just can’t wait to watch ur new drama mr “Song il-Gook” i have really miss you a lot. i love ur historical drama “Jumong” it was great nd am looking forward to ur “Jang yeong sil” this coming 2016. Sranghaeyo……

  9. 9 : Skonmzy007 Says:

    i just can’t wait to watch ur new drama mr “Song il-Gook” i have really miss you a lot!!. i love ur historical drama “Jumong” it was great!!! nd am looking forward to ur “Jang yeong sil” this coming 2016. Sranghaeyo……

  10. 10 : tigerb Says:

    this would be interesting to watch!

  11. 11 : Lita Says:

    been a while, but good luck w ur new drama. ur the best. lots of kisses for ur smart cute ming gok.

  12. 12 : krisnalyn Says:

    the last song il gok historical drama i watch is jumong.
    im excited to watch his new historical drama.

  13. 13 : James Says:

    I can’t’ Wait to watch or new drama “Song il Gook”!!! wooooooot!!! wish or drama “jang yeong sil” great success saranghae and fighting!!!!!!

  14. 14 : James Says:

    I can’t’ Wait to watch or new drama “Song il Gook”!!! wooooooot!!! wish ur new drama “jang yeong sil” great success saranghae and fighting!!!!!!

  15. 15 : James Says:

    I can’t’ Wait to watch or new drama “Song il Gook”!!! wooooooot!!! wish ur new historical drama “jang yeong sil” great success saranghae and fighting!!!!!!

  16. 16 : James Says:

    I just can’t’ Wait to watch ur new drama “Song il Gook”!!! wooooooot!!! wish ur new historical drama “jang yeong sil” great success saranghae and fighting!!!!!!

  17. 17 : Iris Says:

    Please send a title request to DramaFever as well.


  18. 18 : Jojo Says:

    Wow! your back .. Good luck

  19. 19 : Che Says:

    Oh my “Song Il Gook” your really back at last I miss you a lot. Your a great actor hope to see you more in drama after this one … fighting ..

  20. 20 : Frendz Says:

    For sure I will watch this historical drama… Song is a great actor

  21. 21 : Nathan Says:

    I miss Song Il Gook .. Hope this drama is good as Jumong. Good luck!!!

  22. 22 : Tiffany Says:

    I’m looking forward to see this drama!! Bali Bali!!

  23. 23 : Jay Says:

    HI BRO FINALLY YOUR BACK. Your one the greatest korean actor or probably the finest among the best actor in korean drama lol it’s true. Keep up the good work and good lock in your upcoming drama.

  24. 24 : Gwen Says:

    Hi Mr Song Il Gook my name is Gwen I’m one your avid fan from Philippines. I’m so grateful that your back in doing Korean drama again you know I’m so happy when I found out that you have an upcoming drama hoping this drama is great as your previous dramas what so ever what important is I can see you in TV again.

    Fighting Oppa!!!

  25. 25 : skonmzy007 Says:

    I just can’t wait to watch or new drama Mr song il gook u are really a great actor!!! wish u good luck saranghae and fighting!!!

  26. 26 : queen_alee Says:

    DAEHAN MINGUK MANSE APPAAAA!!!! i fell in love with you in Jumong….you are so handsome and charismatic…i can’t wait to see new drama from The King of Saeguk again….and of course the episode when Song Triplets play drama for the very first time as cameo…yaaay!!! ^__^ Daddy Song….SARANGHAE…and FIGHTING!!! good luck for your new drama and TROS!!!

  27. 27 : gwansim84 Says:

    You’re a great father and i really love the triplets, success with ur new drama, i hope you and ur fams are happy for long long long time…

  28. 28 : Chan Says:

    Can’t wait 😂

  29. 29 : Eri Says:

    lol i learned about jang yeong shil in “splish splash love”

  30. 30 : Marivi Says:

    Happy to watch song il gook again in a period drama. He was best in Jumong👍

  31. 31 : Ulienana Says:

    I can’t wait to watch song il gook with daehan minguk manse in drama

  32. 32 : OK OK OK Says:

    Presently I watch Oh My Venus only bc of So Ji Sub & Shin Min Ah.

    Wow, next year i will be very busy watching K dramas because of Song Il Gook, Park Shi Hoo, Jang Nara…. 😛

  33. 33 : marialucy Says:

    Welcome again to dramaland, Song Il Gook!!
    After a success in varietyland in “The Return of Superman” as father of triplets.
    I think the timing is pretty right since he got popularity in variety. Make sure to watch this drama, since the triplets become cameo in this drama (based on TRoS episode).

  34. 34 : skonmzy007 Says:

    I can’t Wait to watch ur drama appa triplet which is tomorrow wish or drama great success!!! nd hapi new year to you
    all SIGers!!! nd lets pray 4 higher ratings yah soooo excited

  35. 35 : skonmzy007 Says:

    I can’t Wait to watch ur drama appa triplet which is tomorrow wish ur drama great success!!! nd hapi new year to you
    all SIGers!!! nd lets pray 4 higher ratings yah soooo excited

  36. 36 : skonmzy007 Says:

    I can’t Wait to watch ur dramamr song il gook appa triplet which is tomorrow wish ur drama great success!!! nd hapi new year to you
    all SIGers!!! nd lets pray 4 higher ratings yah soooo excited

  37. 37 : Hanabi Says:

    Song II Gook come back!!!!!
    So excited ^_^

  38. 38 : Pilol Says:


  39. 39 : Dramaku.TV Says:

    I just can’t’ Wait to watch ur new drama “Song il Gook”!!! wooooooot!!! wish ur new historical drama “jang yeong sil” great success saranghae and fighting!!!!!!

  40. 40 : Art Says:

    Where to watch this drama on line?
    I love the trailer …

  41. 41 : Weng Says:

    nice rating … good luck Song Il

  42. 42 : Sun Says:

    First Episode of Song Il Gook’s Comeback Drama “Jang Young Shil” Leaves Strong Impression
    It was an amazing comeback.

    Actor Song Il Gook’s sheer presence on the television screen was enough

    for the viewers to forget about his more familiar image as the father of

    triplets or his five-year break from acting. Even in the previews which barely lasted a minute, Song Il Gook’s presence left the viewers wanting for more.

    The first episode of KBS2TV’s “Jang Young Shil” aired on January 2. The episode portrayed elder Jang Young Shil’s (Song Il Gook) final moments of life and young Jang Young Shil (Jung Yoon Suk) learning about science.
    Warning: Minor spoilers ahead.

    Unlike other historical dramas which tend to portray from the childhood of the main character, “Jang Young Shil” started out showing death of Jang Young Shil as an old man. Elder Jang Young Shil is seen walking across the wilderness holding a sundial. Seeing the clouds cover up the sun, he yells out, “Right! Just swallow it all up!”

    The narration follows that says, “I gave my life to learning about the laws of universe. At times, I was disappointed to find out that the laws of universe aren’t always constant. I will disappear without a trace in this vast ever-changing universe. One thing I wish is that someone will take over the records I leave behind and continue the study. Whoever that may be, I believe in you.”

    This segment was the only part Song Il Gook made his appearance in the first episode. Even so, his awesome acting ability was enough to make his presence linger throughout the whole episode.

    Song Il Gook’s popularity as an actor began when he starred in the MBC drama “Jumong” with total of 81 episodes. Before that, he had appeared on KBS 2TV’s “Emperor of the Sea.”

    As a veteran historical drama actor, Song Il Gook made a successful comeback through “Jang Young Shil” erasing all memories of his image as the “Triplets’ Daddy.” He was able to overcome the concern about his recent image as a dad interfering with his drama acting.

    According to the AGB Nielsen (South Korea) Media Research results measured on January 3, the first episode of “Jang Young Shil” scored 11.6 percent in the ratings. That places “Jang Young Shil” at number two among the dramas that aired at the same time slot. The first place drama is MBC’s “My Daughter, Geum Sa Wol” scoring 28.5 percent.
    SBS’s “I Have a Lover” scored 6.6 percent and KBS2TV’s “Entertainment Weekly” scored 5.2 percent.

    Song Il Gook’s appearance will be more prominent starting in the second episode of “Jang Young Shil.” Young Jang Young Shil learns science from his father and Song Il Gook will portray the young adult Jang Young Shil. The fans are highly anticipating his appearance and how he will portray the most highly esteemed scientist of Joseon dynasty.

    At the press conference held prior to airing of the first episode, Song Il Gook commented, “I’m so hungry for acting right now. That hunger makes me want to try different things.” Will Song Il Gook be able to fulfill his hunger for acting through this drama? Will his acting be able to satisfy the viewers with high expectations from him? The answer remains to be seen.

  43. 43 : Sun Says:

    “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama” Episode 1

    Yeong-sil (played by Song Il-gook) first appears as a decrepit old man moving across a vast field for one purpose- to view an eclipse. While the action soon moves into flashback mode eclipses remain an important plot point. While technically irrelevant to daily life, knowing when and how an eclipse will happen is a sure sign of scientific advancement. Under New Joseon, currently led by King Taejong (played by Kim Young-cheol), science is a pretty big deal.

    I’m going to be using the word “science” a lot for “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama”, and for good reason. While “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama” is ostensibly a historical drama about Korea’s most famed scientist, in practice the action is a loving tribute to science and the scientific method in a way that would make Carl Sagan proud. Even as a young boy of dubious lineage Yeong-sil shows strong aptitude toward inductive reasoning, and with childish glee seeks to share his learning with the rest of the world.

    The world, though, is not so interested. The background of “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama” depicts a Korea where knowledge is considered a privilege used by those of high rank to bully those lower than them- it’s not a treasure to be shared. King Taejong, to his credit, readily seems to appreciate that this is a bad thing, and yet as we see, his initial reaction to apparently being snookered goes a tad too far. King Taejong is a product of a darker time period (watch “Six Flying Dragons” for reference on that), and it shows.

    Yet at the same time King Taejong is still a loving father. This is an important parallel- Yeong-sil’s one father Seong-hwi (played by Kim Myeong-soo) bonds with his son and ultimately decides to flout convention for the sake of Yeong-sil because, well, because Seong-hwi loves science too. In this context science isn’t just this very important concept we need for everyday life- it’s a way of expressing love.

    The production team has really outdone themselves with “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama”. After the fairly dour pseudo-documentarian style of “Jing Bi-rok” I really wasn’t expecting KBS1’s next historical project to be so…well, so fun. At minimum it’s easy to see why Song Il-gook was attracted to “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama”. This is the kind of drama you can watch with the kids at home to show them how wow, isn’t science crazy? Just think, with a little lateral thinking you too can look straight at the sun without being blinded.

    Review by William Schwartz

    “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama” is directed by Kim Yeong-jo, written by Lee Myeong-hee, Ma Chang-joon and features Song Il-gook, Kim Sang-kyeong, Kim Young-cheol, Park Seon-yeong, Kim Do-hyun, Son Byeong-ho,…

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  44. 44 : Sun Says:

    Drama” Episode 2


    As much as Yeong-sil loves science one fact is unassailable- his cultural background is unimpressive. So while other better pedigreed kids in the family study all day, Yeong-sil has to do hard labor and wait until nighttime to do science, which is fortunate because this episode Yeong-sil decides to learn everything he can about the moon. In this case “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama” takes an unusual approach to the scientific method by using it to explain wrong science- specifically, geocentrism.

    This makes for interesting material because while it’s all fun and games to talk science up as awesome and amazing, the fact remains that for most of human history scientists have gotten lots of basic aspects of the universe wrong. This isn’t because they’re incompetent, but rather a symptom of how there’s only so much that can be done with limited tools. Most of the time it’s easier to try and work within the confines of an old theory rather than try to build up a new one from scratch.

    Once again, the parallelism to King Taejong is striking. King Taejong obviously wants to improve the state of science in Joseon, but he’s completely locked in by Goryeo thinking. Even though King Taejong understands how Goryeo thinking is flawed, he’s too used to the framework to be able to give up on it completely. For all his obvious wisdom King Taejong is a rather clueless sovereign. Observe how King Taejong’s very manner and bearing is completely terrifying to anyone aside from his children. King Taejong never catches on to this.

    It’s from this background that “Jang Yeon-sil – Drama” ends up moving on to the adult portion of the story (featuring Song Il-gook) much more quickly than I was expecting. The reason for this is that, as a kid, Yeon-sil is stuck in a rut. Absent of major political reforms there’s not very much Yeon-sil can do for the sake of science except continue making calculations at his hideout in his free time.

    By the way, kids, that’s the kind of cool stuff you can do if you get into science- build super cool mini-fortresses with moving parts and stargazing. I have to say, by the way, that the set design “Jang Yeon-sil” is quite excellent. Whoever’s building this stuff knows exactly what they’re doing. The editing’s pretty sharp too- I love the diagrams. And as for the music- was it just by imagination, or were there bagpipes in there at one point? Very solid stuff.

    Review b

  45. 45 : Sun Says:

    nice photo


  46. 46 : Sun Says:

    rean drama starting today 2016/01/02 in Korea “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama” (2016)

    Directed by Kim Yeong-jo

    Written by Lee Myeong-hee, Ma Chang-joon

    Network : KBS

    With Song Il-gook, Kim Sang-kyeong, Kim Young-cheol, Park Seon-yeong, Kim Do-hyun, Son Byeong-ho,…

    24 episodes – Sat, Sun 21:40
    Born as the child of a mean concubine, during the time when Confusianism was the only order in the world, Jang Yeong-sil was a brilliant scientist whose scientific skills were considered the world’s greatest.

    Source : http://www.hancinema.net/all...


  47. 47 : Sun Says:

    Song Il-gook, “I met Jang Yeong-sil when I wanted to be in a historical”

    It took about an hour or so for actor Song Il-gook to start talking like an actor and not like the father of triplets. He is coming back for the first time in 5 years with the KBS 1TV historical drama “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama”. He seemed tense. The premiere of the drama was held on the 28th in Timesquare.

    Song Il-gook didn’t feel good since the morning. His body had weakened from the continuous drama making and going back and forth from his hometown with the triplets. He had an upset stomach and threw up just the day before and wasn’t feeling any better. He seemed fidgety and kept drinking water. He also seemed very tense and said that he wasn’t able to sleep well because his wife was sick too and he took care of the children.

    The fact that he’s playing the role of Jang Yeong-sil, a true character seemed to pressure him. He said, “It’s an honor just being called Jang Yeong-sil alone. I shouldn’t do anything to bring harm to the name and my image outside the screen also matters”.

    “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama” is the first scientific historical drama about a character who was a slave meeting King Sejong and brings Joseon science to a standard that made it the best out of the world then. Song Il-gook is Jang Yeong-sol and this is his first historical since 2008.

    Every historical he’s starred in hasn’t failed yet. He said, “I thought one day I would be good in a historical drama and that’s when I met “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama”. I am grateful to be doing what I want. At it’s not a general or king that I am playing”.

    However, he’s disappointed that he’ll be spending less time with his children. “They are going to be disappointed too. It’s not easy raising 3 children so I have to work hard”.

    “I am thirsty for acting and I always think of myself as a newbie on site”.

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  48. 48 : Weng Says:


    Song Il you can do it … fighting

  49. 49 : Chan Says:

    Must watch 😀

  50. 50 : Kim Dong Ho Says:

    Love it so much

  51. 51 : Nan Says:

    I like this guys for sure I will watch this drama.

  52. 52 : Arman Says:

    I’m so excited this comeback drama of my favorite korean actor Song Il a.k.a Jumong. Where to watch this drama on line? can’t wait.

  53. 53 : Mark Says:

    Oh man your back finally. You’re the man . I love all your drama especially in action and of course in historical drama.
    Good luck

  54. 54 : Andrew Says:

    Kim Young Chul should be King Taejong, not his father King Taejo. Koreandrama, please correct it.

    (@Andrew from admin: Thanks for inform us.)

  55. 55 : ruq Says:

    This drama available in eps-kdrama but no subtitle yet it says “coming soon” … and I can’t find EP 1 & 2 I hope they add the subtitle …

  56. 56 : Allie Says:


  57. 57 : Sun Says:

    Minguk Calls AOA’s Seolhyun a Princess on “The Return of Superman”

    AOA’s Seolhyun thrills Song Il Gook’s sons Minguk and Manse in the latest episode of “The Return of Superman”!

    The January 17 episode gives viewers a glimpse of what was going on at the families’ tables at the “2015 KBS Entertainment Awards,” which was held on December 26. The Song triplets in particular seem full of energy because of all the excitement around them.

    When host Seolhyun comes out on stage, Minguk says to his dad next to him, “Look, it’s a big princess!”

    He then hears Seolhyun say, “I really wanted to see the kids from ‘The Return of Superman.’”
    “Wow! She said that she wanted to see Daehan, Minguk, and Manse?” exclaims Minguk, almost jumping out of his high chair in excitement, and Manse repeats what he said happily.

    Seolhyun goes on to say that she particularly wanted to see Choo Sarang, because she looks like her fellow AOA member Jimin. Manse’s still caught up in the thrill though, and says to his brother with a big grin, “Minguk! She says she likes Daehan, Minguk, and Manse!”

    Minguk also calls actress Kim Soo Mi, MAMAMOO, and Song So Hee princesses, while he describes comedienne Park Na Rae, who’s wearing makeup to look like a monkey, as an “ahjumma” (middle-aged woman) instead

  58. 58 : Eliz Says:

    currently available in korean site but why there is no subtitle unlike the other dramas there? Why? what happen?

  59. 59 : xie Says:

    I’m agree with you Eliz, I can’t find any subtitle of this drama in korean site… huhu Please … where is the subtitle…

  60. 60 : Rosie Says:

    Oh NO! No wonder why there is no lot of comments here. Lol just kidding. But honestly you can watch in own country when it’s available huh… ^ _ ^

  61. 61 : Sun Says:

    Added episodes 5 and 6 captures for the Korean drama “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama” (2016)


  62. 62 : Sun Says:

    “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama” Episode 6
    ============================= 🙁

    We start out with kidnapping and a swordfight, as I slowly resign myself to the fact that “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama” really does seem committed to telling a standard political Korean drama story only the main character is a scientist for some reason. It’s really bad timing for that, because “Six Flying Dragons” is already telling a fairly similar story, with several of the same historical characters, and “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama” can’t really measure up in comparison. Yeong-sil being a peripheral character to the action just makes it too hard to get invested.

    The palace scenes are also just confusing enough that I’m left scratching my head as to what’s going on. King Taejong and King Saejong wear the exact same outfits, and are addressed the exact same way by subordinate characters. In this episode that actually manages to happen even in the context of the same scene. I think, upon further reflection, that King Saejong is still just the crown prince although I’m not totally sure. King Taejong is definitely calling the shots though, whatever the official titles are.

    There are still some good points, buried though they are amidst all the political plot. Yeong-sil finally meets So-hyeon again, and impresses her with his scientific power of whittling. For the record I don’t think whittling is actually a skill that has anything to do with science but whatever. Anything that gives Yeong-sil an excuse to hang around with palace characters is a move in the right direction, because it’s a move toward making Yeong-sil more relevant in the overall story. Right now he’s just a backup character.

    Although on another level, I’m going to be a little annoyed if Yeong-sil moves up through the ranks solely by making the right political connections. All the scientists and officials Yeong-sil has been fighting with up until now gained their positions through promotional systems based on social class and family status rather than actual qualifications. What makes Yeong-sil an interesting historical personage is that he was of the first group of people to gain access a high government rank by virtue of earned merit.

    More and more I find myself unsure of what kind of story “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama” is trying to tell. Although the real issue is more likely that the story elements I do recognize feel completely out of place in a story that started out with a young boy getting all glassy and moon-eyed over science. Yeong-sil is a man whose head is constantly turned toward the sky- so why is the focus on what’s happening on Earth?

    Review by William Schwartz

    “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama” is directed by Kim Yeong-jo, written by Lee Myeong-hee, Ma Chang-joon and features Song Il-gook, Kim Sang-kyeong, Kim Young-cheol, Park Seon-yeong, Kim Do-hyun, Son Byeong-ho,…

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  63. 63 : Sun Says:

    “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama” Episode 5
    =========================== 🙁

    After a weird opening setpiece where Yeong-sil’s personal problems and the greater political situation randomly come into violent agreement, we get a few interesting scenes of Yeong-sil trying to make a go of life with palace scientists. Yeong-sil ends up making enemies by stupidly expressing his opinion and then backing it up with factual evidence. That’s a really big problem in a scientific infrastructure where qualifications are considered more relevant than facts.

    This is an intriguing story point precisely because it cuts across time so well. World scientific history is full of embarassing fads where properly accredited scientists came up with ridiculous theories that went unchallenged for decades. The reason for this wasn’t because armed goons would pop up out of nowhere and physically attack “Real” scientists. No, the problem was much more simply that educated people tend to be very bad when it comes to making cliques, even if they personally find the idea of cliques to be offensive.

    That’s what King Taejong’s problem is. It’s obvious that King Taejong doesn’t like the status quo, and in fact has presaged his entire violent takeover of the government on the assumption that he could change things. But poor King Taejong simply can’t figure out that his strong-arm tactics are what’s encouraging various subordinates in all other kinds of random locations to rule by the same example.

    It’s clear at this point that King Sejong is going to be just as important as Yeong-sil in the grand scheme of things because it’s King Sejong, the first Joseon King to be raised outside of Goryeo, that’s going to figure out a new better way of running the government that will allow men like Yeong-sil to contribute to Korea rather than make repeated attempts to escape the country and do science somewhere else.

    While all of this is interesting thematic territory, I have to admit upon watching “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama” my immediate reaction was one of annoyance because Jang Yeong-sil feels like it should be more about talky politics and yet for reasons that remain unclear to me, the production team insists on filming lots of violent scenes. The threat of violence tends to make for of an impact in this context than for us to actually see it. Observe, for example, how King Taejong keeps managing to unintentionally menace people. In science or elsewhere, professional death is just as bad as the literal kind.

    Review by William Schwartz

    “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama” is directed by Kim Yeong-jo, written by Lee Myeong-hee, Ma Chang-joon and features Song Il-gook, Kim Sang-kyeong, Kim Young-cheol, Park Seon-yeong, Kim Do-hyun, Son Byeong-ho,…

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  64. 64 : Sun Says:

    Song Il-gook lives up to the name until he becomes master of historical dramas

    Actor Song Il-gook, who is currently capturing the public with his

    performance in the KBS 1TV drama “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama”, is in fact the

    master of historical dramas. Despite the fact that he is of servant identity, Jang Yeong-sil is pursuing his dream.

    C-Jess Entertainment claims that Song Il-gook’s filmography is being talked about a lot lately.

    Song Il-gook starred in his first historical, the KBS 2TV drama

    “Emperor of The Sea” in 2005. He played the role of Yeom Jang, a

    charismatic character who only had eyes for the woman he loves. Song Il-gook was a bad guy in the drama but he was weirdly not hated.

    Then he starred in the MBC drama “Jumong” as King of Goguryo, Jumong who established the Goguryo Empire.

    The drama set a record of 51.9% in the end and became a legend.

    Song Il-gook then went on to the KBS 2TV drama “Land of wind” as Moo-hyool and created another King character. His fermented acting made Moo-hyool seem more desperate and sorrowful as well as romantic.

    Song Il-gook is currently starring in “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama” as Jang Yeong-sil, a servant and is portraying the sadness of his identity and affection for his father.

    Song Il-gook is a variable actor who can become any character he wants to be.

    Meanwhile, “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama” can be seen every Ssturday and Sunday ad 9:40PM.


  65. 65 : Sun Says:

    Episode 4

    Yeong-sil continues to struggle with authority this episode, as the climax involves him getting into a violent altercation with an official and eventually using the power of science to spring an elaborate trap. As good as Song Il-gook is at action scenes, I can’t help but find it a tad absurd how “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama” is apparently taking the position that Yeong-sil could have or should have used his scientific abilities to win fights. That much sounds like a running sketch idea for a late night comedy program.

    Matters aren’t helped by the tone whiplash. In addition to action scenes, we also have rice riots. While the rice riot isn’t an exceptionally graphic scene it does feature people getting stabbed as the peasantry gets into a mad rush for food and, you know, while I get all of this was happening at the time, most of the background we’re getting in “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama” is getting to be increasingly incidental to Yeong-sil’s story.

    I’m having more trouble making sense of the palace scenes all the time, for example. I think King Sejong (played by Kim Sang-kyeong) is the King right now, but it’s hard to tell because King Taejong keeps walking around wearing the exact same red robes, owing to the weird political situation where King Taejong abdicated even though he still held most of the actual power. It’s times like this where I wish there were better places to learn about Korean history than from watching Korean dramas.

    That much is mostly due to genre convention. In addition to action and rice riots, there’s also awkward pathos as we have to endure extended death scenes. “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama” keeps trying to be a character-driven drama even though the only place Yeong-sil could possibly end up is as a successful scientist. I feel like that should really be the actual focus of “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama”, rather than all of this extraneous plot.

    Am I going into “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama” with unreasonable expectations, wanting it to adhere to that standard? Possibly- but the thing is, the parts of “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama” that engages with science are in fact by far the most entertaining aspect of the program. The whole thing with the water wheel looks like an elementary school science project, and it is, yet at the same time all of this is really important because as noted, accurate portable timepieces don’t really exist yet. That’s pretty interesting on its own without having to drag Joseon officials in as the bad guys.


  66. 66 : Sun Says:

    Episode 3

    Like most historical persons from the early Joseon period, we don’t actually know very much about the life of the real Jang Yeong-sil- so a lot of the story ends up having to be completely made up. I didn’t mind this so much in the first two episodes of “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama”, since by and large these were just kid Yeong-sil having adventures with science. And there’s elements of that here too, as the production team gets into fifteen century clocks. Suffice to say, accurate timekeeping was much more difficult back before everything was digitized.

    But by and large the story of “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama” has shifted toward the general antipathy powerful officials have toward Yeong-sil and his love of science, and the kinds of sacrifices Yeong-sil has to make to follow his dreams. If the emphasis here was on Yeong-sil that would have been fine. Unfortunately the production team makes the weird decision to have antagonistic characters be explicitly malicious, to the point of starting fires. It gets to be a tad over the top.

    Thinking back the first two episodes has elements of this too, mainly with Yeong-sil’s snotty cousin. The difference is that Yeong-sil’s snotty cousin was a stupid bullying kid. The reasons offered for why Yeong-sil is considered such a dangerous person that he needs to be menaced like this in the present day aren’t all that persuasive. The issues Yeong-sil has with his dad are equally unconvincing mostly because we never really got to see that relationship disintegrate.

    The palace scenes have the same problem of just feeling very arbitrary. About the only important discussion we see is between King Taejong and his daughter So-hyeon (played by Park Seon-yeong). And this discussion is important not because of the content but because it introduces the adult version of So-hyeon. She’s supposed to be important in “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama” somehow. As of yet, though, her influence isn’t terribly clear.

    I’m really hoping that “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama” makes more of an effort to move the story along a little faster. While there’s a lot of genuinely interesting material here, right now the drama is stuck with a lot of uninspiring cliches that really seem to be more of an end to the means rather than something that’s worth watching in the immediate sense. Even if interpersonal class issues were an important part of the historical story, they weren’t the only part of that story.


  67. 67 : Sun Says:

    Leaving party together!

    I read history, faculty and staff, accompanied by guidance

    ★ Actor Song Il-Guk with the team.

    ● Hosted organized by: (g) Torbal Kim CHWs to-chin general memorabilia Association


    KIM JWA-JIN – Who is he?


    Father: Kim Hyeong-Gyu
    1st Wife: Lady Oh (오씨 부인)
    2nd Wife: Lady Kim (김씨 부인)
    Son: Kim Du-han
    Grand daughter: Kim Eul-dong
    Great-grandson: Song Il-gook
    2nd Great-grandchildren: Song Dae-Han, Song Min-Guk, Song Man-Se
    Pen Name:Baekya
    Period : Japanese Colonial Era (1889 ~ 1930)
    Field:Independence Movement
    General Baegya Kim Jwa-jin was born in 1889 (26th year of King Gojong’s reign) as the second son of Kim Hyeong-gyo, the 12th grandson of Seonwon, Kim Sang-yong.

    The general was described as a broad-minded and intelligent child. He even established the Homyeong School at the age of 18, training promising students and teaching modern academic disciplines. After the Gwangbok-dang (Liberation Group) incident, he was imprisoned for 3 years. Then he moved to Manchuria where he signed on the Muo Declaration of Independence, considered the prelude to the 1919 Independence Movement, with 39 other Korean representatives.

    He organized a Bungnogunjeongseo in 1919 and was appointed as a general. He set up a military officer training camp (Sagwanyeonseongso) to train independence fighters. At the age of 31, he lured some 3,000 Japanese soldiers heading to Siberia for battle to Cheongsan-ri, Hwaryong-hyeon, and caused about 1,200 casualties over the course of 7 days. This was the Cheongsan-ri Battle, considered as the most monumental achievement in the independence movement period, that occurred on October 21, 1920.
    He was appointed as the commander-in-chief after organizing Sinminbu with Kim Hyeok, Choi Ho and Na Jung-so in 1925. Then he organized the Korean Alliance with Kim Jong-jin and Yi Eul-gyu in 1929 and dedicated himself to educating and bettering the welfare of Korean Americans as the head of the organization. He allied with an anti-Japanese group in China to prepare for a war against Japanese Colonial Government, and while doing so, he was assassinated by Park Sang-sil incited by Japanese Colonial Government in front of a rice mill near he Sansa Station in Northern Manchuria on January 24, 1930.

    The Hongseong-gun Office started a project in 1991 to restore the house where General Kim was born. As a result, the house, gate section, and sarangchae have been restored, and an administration office and an exhibition building have been built. Also, General Kim’ shrine was constructed on a 9,500m2 land from 1998 to 2001 and the construction involved the erection of three inner and outer gates and a memorial building and the establishment of a parking lot, etc. A festival is held every October to commemorate General Kim’s victory in the Cheongsanli Battle.

  68. 68 : shiva Says:

    to download subtitle please follow this link

  69. 69 : Aslefer Says:

    Hi Mr. Song Il Gook, Finally you are back ….. i have watched all your movies at gooddrama.net . But jumong for me was the best one , just to inforn you that i’ve watched it 7 times , secondly, the kingdom of the wind. You are most fitted to historical drama… hopefully this on going jang yeong sil will surpass to the two dramas i’ve mentioned above….. i’ve been waiting for manse, dehan, and mingok to be part of this drama since they were exposed already on the show the superman is back…. i wish u all the best

  70. 70 : swift inhyun Says:

    A drama worth watching. Good storyline, not tacky, has elements of knowledge how astronomy was initiated and the calendaring began.

  71. 71 : Adel Says:

    A Historical drama portray by Song Il Gook for sure it must be good. It nice that your back your Mr. Song. Good Luck

  72. 72 : Gen Says:

    I love watching Historical drama especially if the lead actor is Song Il Gook a.k. a “Jumong” . I must say his one of great actor in korea.

  73. 73 : Fakia Says:

    I have watch 7 eps and I can’t wait to watch d next EPs. Very educating and well inspired drama. You are just too much appa triplet. 고맙습니다( gomabseubnida). Fighting

  74. 74 : Fullheart5 Says:

    Welcome back Song Il Gook. Loved him in Fermentation Family and of course, never missed an episode of Return of Superman.

  75. 75 : tigerb Says:

    have watched the first 4 episodes. glad that the lead role is entrusted to a veteran actor, who is doing excellent. needless to say, will follow through.

  76. 76 : tigerb Says:

    full english subbed episodes are shown at you tube. thanks kbs! am enjoying the series.

  77. 77 : Omo Omo Omo.... Says:

    Enjoying the drama

  78. 78 : yosuf starship Says:

    I watching this drama until the end

  79. 79 : skonmzy007 Says:

    very good drama it just very interesting and addicting!! am real enjoying it. Song ll Hook is a great actor love is acting in his new drama jang yeong sil. wish u all the best in ur career from ur fan.

  80. 80 : Sun Says:

    “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama” Episode 21


    I don’t really feel that bad for Hee-ji considering how often he manages to

    get embroiled in life-or-death situations, and then proceeds to enravel all

    the nearby characters in those same crises. Aside from how generally

    dangerous Hee-ji is as a friend, he has this bad habit of sucking the oxygen

    out of the room with his own mostly irrelevant storylines. There’s a great

    montage here that’s pretty much a greatest hits collection of Hee-ji either

    being a jerk or being interrupted by a conspiracy whenever he tries to act a little more senxible for a change.

    Yeong-sil? Well, he’s a friend to Hee-ji, and it’s admirable the extent to

    which Yeong-sil is willing to stand up for Hee-ji. Sure, we should always be

    skeptical when a friend has a large visible gash and claims it’s just a shaving

    cut. But when people start waving swords at Hee-ji it’s usually because

    they’ve been stymied from brandishing their weapons at someone else.

    Although maybe I’m discussing this point a little too much. Post timeskip

    Hee-ji is nowhere to be seen and has presumably stopped interrupting the story. Maybe. I’m not making any promises.

    So, onward to the next great scientific cause. In the immediate sense, though, Yeong-sil continues to just focus on science and the learning curve involved. I rather wish that “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama” had gotten to discuss its astronomy more in-depth because it’s often hard to grasp why the next stage of the conflict ends up being more difficult when the last stage seemed to have been solved by a random scientific insight. Earlier episodes addressed a lot of this by showing that Yeong-sil was keeping complicated records of his empirical observations.

    But now, at this late date? I can still appreciate the stronger points of “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama”. The musical beats are excellent. It’s very easy to tell when a scene is dramatic, or how dramatic it is, when the score starts getting tense. Additionally, the bagpipe music is still great because it’s become a sort of symbolic leitmotif of the greater importance of Yeong-sil’s endeavors and why he’s such a committed scholar.

    Yet so much engaging material remains just beyond the periphery. The development of the Korean alphabet is thrown in here practically as an afterthought. This is somewhat sensible, given that Yeong-sil didn’t have much to do with that particular initiative. Then again, most of Yeong-sil’s activities throughout this drama have had a tangential relationship with his actual accomplishments, so logic here isn’t much of a defense.

    Review by William Schwartz

    “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama” is directed by Kim Yeong-jo, written by Lee Myeong-hee, Ma Chang-joon and features Song Il-gook, Kim Sang-kyeong, Kim Young-cheol, Park Seon-yeong, Kim Do-hyun, Son Byeong-ho,…


  81. 81 : Sun Says:

    “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama” Episode 20
    =============================== 🙁

    Hee-ji struggles with whether to honor his love for science or his love of not being threatened with murder by his political allies. It’s taken awhile, but I

    think I’m finally appreciating Hee-ji as a sort of tragic character who debates which side is the right side for the sake of progress. I wonder whether the

    historical Hee-ji actually had to deal with problems anything like this, but

    whatever. I’m partially relieved if only to learn that for the most part the

    various characters in “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama” are in fact based on real

    people, what with the brief credits scene.

    The structure is unusually wellorganized this episode. First, Yeong-sil has to

    solve the critical problem with his water clock. Then, he has to navigate the

    various political skullduggery necessary to get a proper hearing. Then, it’s

    only after all that hard work by many involved people that there’s finally a

    decent chance at success, and history is made. The synthesis of story

    elements is effective because they naturally lead into each other, and actually manage to make decent use of the class commentary.

    Consider, for example, that even with King Sejong’s official patronage, the

    Joseon court is organized in such a way that there are a large number of gatekeepers who are able to suppress Yeong-sil in ways initially bureaucratic and then, finally, violent. Yes the swordfight scene is goofy as always, but

    it’s not all that out of place. Because the storyline was properly escalated

    (no gratuitous fires this time!) it’s just a physically violent version of the verbal conflicts we’ve already been watching.

    The science is a very appropriate front-end to this backdrop. Seeing Yeong-sil receive immediate,m obviously useful help really underscores that while

    Yeong-sil is the big brain behind the operation, he’s only useful to the extent that other people are willing to help him. This dovetails nicely with King

    Sejong’s brief meltdown wherein he realizes that perhaps communication is the real issue here, hinting that perhaps a Korean alphabet rather than a Chinese one may help with that problem.

    While “Janbg Yeong-sil – Drama” has already squandered most of its

    goodwill on ludicrous action-driven plotting, it’s episodes like this that give

    a good hint of the drama Kim Yeong-jo has been trying to make- a political

    thriller with a heavy dose of actual serious scientific explanations of the plot

    device and why it’s important. They’re tastes that go along well together, and I can only hope this will be followed up with science buddies sticking

    together for the sake of science.


  82. 82 : dorie Says:

    Finally, my all time fave Korean actor is back, but what kind of punishment is this??? where can I watch? ho..ho..ho..

  83. 83 : Cristine Says:

    Daehan, Minguk, Manseh!

  84. 84 : tigerb Says:

    ep. 18: two men think that they fell into a trap made by young sil, not realizing that their own envy and hatred for young sil created the evil that entrapped them, blaming the object of their unworthiness. typical human nature, up to this day!

  85. 85 : Weng Says:

    I currently watching this drama and Mr song is great actor as ever …
    Looking forward for your next drama please!

  86. 86 : tigerb Says:

    i like this series. it depicted a time of korean history when significant discoveries came to happen. it was unfortunate that jang young sil, a slave with a gift of curiosity that led him to use his brains and hands to create things which benefited everyone, was looked down and did not get full support because the scholars envied him. they were afraid that because one slave was freed and promoted to a high government position, plus their being a stickler to what is old and familiar, they believed that new things and discoveries would jeopardize their supposedly high status in society and government. the king and other people who recognize jys talent and appreciated science and technology were hindered by politics. it’s a good watch!

  87. 87 : Canary Says:

    Song Il-gook is an actor. He used to like drawing as a teenager so he wanted to go to art school but things didn’t work out and he ended up in Theater and Film to do stage art. Everyone knows the story of him following his mother and actress Kim Eul-dong to work and becoming an actor on Yoo Dong-geun’s suggestion. He debuted in 1998 and rose to stardom with the historical drama “Jumong”.

    “I want to act until I’m in my grave”

    The lead actor of “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama” was in a café in Seoul on the 30th. He said, “I promised myself not to be in a historical drama after “Jumong” but I was in “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama”. It was a good drama as we ended in the 10s”.

    Song Il-gook played Jang Yeong-sil in “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama”. He was born in a low class but was skilled with his hands and was spotted by King Sejong.

    “I asked the director why he cast me once. I didn’t think I fit in this drama. He told me he thought a lot with the writer. I am a curious person who is curious enough to have 3 boxes of tools to make anything I want. When I told my family the role I was going to be in, my sister said it was just right for me”.

    “I learned that historical dramas are tiresome even without the swords. It took a lot of thought to make this drama and I felt bad every time I caused an NG. The drama turned out well because of everyone’s hard work. I could’ve done better and I feel bad for that”.

    What’s next? Song Il-gook said, “I have to continue acting. I moved to C-Jes recently and I promise to be back soon. As an actor, I am going to act until I can’

  88. 88 : Toy Says:

    Episode 24 Final

    Throughout all his trials and tribulations, Yeong-sil has remained a surprisingly good sport. There’s good reason for this. As bad as jail might be, Yeong-sil at least has his sketchbook, which gives him a chance to think over matters of science. That’s always good for a nice matter of calm, even if this time, Yeong-sil’s friends can’t help him. There’s just disgrace and corporal punishment, while Yeong-sil sulks and starts to hate the world.

    Once more there are multiple timeskips. In this, the final episode of all places. We even manage to go over multiple kings while mostly ignoring King Sejong’s death except for a brief reminder about how great the Korean alphabet is. All this detail leads me to believe that, whatever create liberties were taken with the rest of Yeong-sil’s life, he really did face a sort of political inquisition and it did in fact require a complete change of the guard for Yeong-sil to regain his rightful reputation.

    I think about that and end up feeling more disappointed about the overall direction of “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama”. Whatever the real-life motivatin was for Yeong-sil’s persecutors, I very much doubt it was all that personal. Short-sighted, overly ambitious administrators of average ability can always be trusted to sabotage an organization for dubious reasons, and I rather expect they were finally removed from power for mismanagement that went far deeper than just a mistrust of Yeong-sil’s clock designs.

    That’s another point of disappointment. Never mind how the extent to which Yeong-sil’s clocks provoked geopolitical crises was just plain absurd. As the epilogue demonstrates, Yeong-sil invented lots of objects besides clocks that no doubt had very interesting scientific and practical explanations and yet…time and again writers Lee Myeong-hee and Ma Chang-joon found ways to steer the story into the same persecution complex again and again.

    Although really, presentation is the issue as much as anything else. “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama” is the rare historical project that might have come off more accurate if it had been produced by one of the mainline commercial networks. Is it improbable that Yeong-sil the low-born scientist would strike up a romance with a bastard princess? Yeah, but we can’t prove that it didn’t happen. And besides, So-hyeon’s presence in the story as written just ended up being very superfluous. If Yeong-sil’s greates memories in life are doing science with his friends, we really should have got a lot more of that and a lot less uninspired scheming from the antagonists. In these ways and more, “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama” has been a major disappointment.

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  89. 89 : Mia Andriyani (Indonesia) Says:

    I always so interesting with historical drama, this drama is one of a drama which is I like. Especially relationship between King Sejong and Jang Yeong Sil, it made me cry in the last episode. And the story was so wonderful, given us many lessons especially about astronomy and sciences. Good story, good actors n actress, n good all crues, director, writer, 👍👍👍

  90. 90 : sun Says:

    The lead actor of “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama” was in a café in Seoul on the 30th. He said, “I promised myself not to be in a historical drama after “Jumong” but I was in “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama”. It was a good drama as we ended in the 10s”.

    Song Il-gook played Jang Yeong-sil in “Jang Yeong-sil – Drama”. He was born in a low class but was skilled with his hands and was spotted by King Sejong.

    “I asked the director why he cast me once. I didn’t think I fit in this drama. He told me he thought a lot with the writer. I am a curious person who is curious enough to have 3 boxes of tools to make anything I want. When I told my family the role I was going to be in, my sister said it was just right for me”.

    “I learned that historical dramas are tiresome even without the swords. It took a lot of thought to make this drama and I felt bad every time I caused an NG. The drama turned out well because of everyone’s hard work. I could’ve done better and I feel bad for that”.

    What’s next? Song Il-gook said, “I have to continue acting. I moved to C-Jes recently and I promise to be back soon. As an actor, I am going to act until I can’t”.


  91. 91 : sun Says:

    good morning

    1000000000000000000000000000000000 kiss 2 u

    Happy birthday to you 1 \ 10

  92. 92 : layla Says:

    Jang Yeong Sil candideaza la KBS Drama Awards 2016!! Rezultatele vor fi

    cunoscute pe 31 decembrie, in cadrul galei (ne-am obisnuit cu aceste gale, nu-i

    asa?) Va vom informa in timp util cum le putem vedea live si unde. Fighting,

    SIK / Jang Yeong Sil!


    별을 품은 조선의 천재 과학자 ‘장영실’
    송일국이 에 참석합니다!
    올해의 마지막 날, 31일에 만나요🤗

    #송일국 #장영실 #별을사랑한_과학자 #별을볼수없던_시대에_별을그리다 #2016_KBS_연기대상 #오는12월31일_9시15분_본방사수


  93. 93 : Roze Says:

    KBS Drama Awards 2016 Winners

    31 \ 12 \ 2016


    Song Il-gook (“Jang Yeong-sil – Drama”)


  94. 94 : Roze Says:

    2016 KBS Drama Awards – Male Excellence Award for Drama – Song Il Kook “Jang Young Sil”
    Song Il Kook “Jang Young Sil Drama 2016 KBS Drama Ödülleri – Erkek Mükemmellik Ödülü”

  95. 95 : canary Says:


    2016 KBS drama ödülleri

    2016 KBS drama awards

  96. 96 : sun Says:


    31-12-2016 Song Il Kook “Jang Young Sil” (Excellence) Award

  97. 97 : sun Says:

    Merry Christmas, wish you and your esteemed families blessed holidays.

  98. 98 : sun Says:

    happy new year .
    2019 🙂

  99. 99 : sun Says:

    Song Il Kook Turkey
    ٩ دقائق ·
    After completing the last performance, Song Il-kook said, performans I was very happy to see each performance and the audience on stage. Through the audience and the Holocaust God, it seems possible to be born again as a good actor. I sincerely thank all the viewers who love this work and therefore I will continue to work harder to get to know better works and good performances.

    Son performansı tamamladıktan sonra, Song Il-kook, “Her performans ve sahnede seyirciyi görmek beni çok mutlu etti. Seyirci ve Holokost Tanrısı aracılığıyla iyi bir aktör olarak yeniden doğmanın mümkün olduğu görülüyor. Bu çalışmayı seven tüm izleyicilere içtenlikle teşekkür ediyorum ve bundan dolayı daha iyi çalışmalar ve iyi performanslarla tanışabilmem için daha çok çalışmaya devam edeceğim ”dedi.


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