The Flower in Prison 03

Title: 옥중화 / The Flower in Prison
Chinese Title: 獄中花
Genre: Historical, Action, Legal
Episodes: 51
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2016-Apr-30 to 2016-Nov-06
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 22:00


The drama depicts the efforts by the main character, Lee Seo Won (Jin Se Yun) born in prison, who helps people unfairly accused, using Waeji-bu, the private litigation system in Joseon.


Main Cast

Jin Se Yun as Lee Seo Won
Jung Da Bin as Lee Seo Won (young)
Go Soo as Yoon Tae Won
Jung Yoon Suk as Tae Won (young)
Kim Mi Sook as Queen Munjeong
Jung Joon Ho as Yoon Won Hyung
Park Joo Mi as Jung Nan Jung
Yoon Joo Hee as Lee So Jung
Kim Soo Yun as Yoon Shin Hye
Noh Jung Ui as Shin Hye (young)
Choi Tae Joon as Sung Ji Hun


Seo Ha Joon as King Myeongjong
Im Ho as Kang Sun Ho
Han In Soo as Lee Jung Myung
Jung Sung Woon as Prince Deokheung
Yoon Young Joo as Former Court Lady Min Soo Ok
Kwak Min Ho as Gi Choon Soo
Ryu Seung Gook (류승국) as Han Jae Seo
Kim Min Kyung as Court Lady Kim
Lee Seung Ah as Court Lady Han Geum Ok
Kim Jin Ho as Minister of Culture Jung Sang Ho

Ok Nyeo’s friends

Shorry J as Chun Doong
Joo Jin Mo as Lee Ji Ham
Lee Se Chang as Jun Woo Chi


Jung Eun Pyo as Ji Chun Deuk
Choi Min Chul as Jung Dae Sik
Park Gil Soo as Yoo Jong Hoi
Im Jung Ha (임정하) as Lee Hyo Sung
Ahn Yeo Jin as Yoo Geum

Chilpae merchant organization

Lee Hee Do as Gong Jae Myung
Kim Hyung Bum as Do Chi
Wi Yang Ho as Jak Doo

Yoon Won Hyung’s household

Maeng Sang Hoon as Jung Mak Gae
Kim Yoon Kyung as Min Dong Joo
Yeo Ho Min as Dong Chang
Lee Ip Sae (이잎새) as Jong Geum


Yoon Jin Ho as the Commissioner
Lee Bong Won (이봉원) as Yang Dong Goo
Jung Woo Shik (정우식) as Song Suk Woo

Price Policy Division

Lee Jong Goo as the Commissioner
Kim Kyung Ryong as Oh Dal Joong


Oh Na Ra as Hwang Gyo Ha
Shin Ji (신지) as Chae Sun
Son Ga Young as Da Jung
Kim Ji Eun as Myo Hyang


Song Yong Tae as Commissioner Seo Jae Moon
Lee Jung Yong as Go Dae Gil
Lee Chan as Jang Sung Poong
Lee Sook as tavern owner
Shin Jae Hoon (신재훈)
Maeng Bong Hak (맹봉학)
Goo Hye Ryung as Dak Boon
Seol In Ah as Court Lady Han
Seo Ha as Man Ok


Jun Kwang Ryul as Park Tae Soo
Kim Bup Rae as King Jungjong
Park Joo Hyung as Lee Myung Hyun (Ga Bi’s bodyguard)
Bae Do Hwan as head merchant Cha Dae Myung
Kim Ik Tae as Sung Hwan Ok (Ji Hun’s stepfather)
Yoon Yoo Sun as Lady Kim (Yoon Won Hyung’s 1st wife)
Jung Dong Kyu as Lee Myung Woo (merchant killed in prison)
Seo Bum Shik as Jo Chul Gi (Ok Nyeo’s spy trainer)
Jung Jin as Atai (Park Tae Soo’s comrade in Ming)
Park Jung Woo as Yoon Tae Gyu (Ming’s ambassador)
Kim Eung Soo as Jeonokseo’s 1st Chief
Bae Geu Rin as Ga Bi (Ok Nyeo’s mother)
Lee Kyu Sub

Production Credits

Production Company: Kim Jong Hak Production
Chief Producer: Kim Ho Young
Director: Lee Byung Hoon, Choi Jung Kyu
Screenwriter: Choi Wan Kyu


2016 MBC Drama Awards: Best Child Acting Awards – Jung Da Bin (The Flower in Prison)
2016 MBC Drama Awards: Golden Acting Actor (Special Production): Jung Joon Ho (The Flower in Prison)
2016 MBC Drama Awards: Excellence Actress (Special Production): Jin Se Yun (The Flower in Prison)
2016 MBC Drama Awards: Excellence Actor (Special Production): Seo Ha Joon (The Flower in Prison)
2016 11th Seoul International Drama Awards: Outstanding Korean Drama
2016 9th Korea Drama Awards: Best New Actor (Seo Ha Joon)

Episode Ratings

    Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2016-04-30 1 16.2 (2nd) 17.3 (3rd) 17.3 (2nd) 18.8 (2nd)
2016-05-01 2 18.4 (2nd) 20.1 (2nd) 20.0 (2nd) 21.9 (2nd)
2016-05-07 3 16.6 (2nd) 19.2 (2nd) 16.9 (2nd) 19.2 (2nd)
2016-05-08 4 17.6 (2nd) 20.7 (2nd) 19.5 (2nd) 21.7 (2nd)
2016-05-14 5 18.7 (2nd) 20.9 (2nd) 20.3 (2nd) 22.1 (2nd)
2016-05-15 6 17.9 (2nd) 20.6 (2nd) 19.8 (2nd) 21.7 (2nd)
2016-05-21 7 15.9 (2nd) 18.5 (2nd) 16.5 (2nd) 17.7 (2nd)
2016-05-22 8 15.8 (3rd) 16.9 (2nd) 17.7 (2nd) 19.0 (2nd)
2016-05-28 9 15.4 (2nd) 16.5 (2nd) 17.2 (2nd) 18.5 (2nd)
2016-05-29 10 16.4 (2nd) 17.9 (2nd) 18.7 (2nd) 19.7 (2nd)
2016-06-04 11 15.9 (2nd) 16.3 (2nd) 16.8 (2nd) 17.7 (2nd)
2016-06-05 x Postponed Because Soccer Match
2016-06-11 12 15.2 (2nd) 16.7 (2nd) 16.9 (2nd) 17.9 (2nd)
2016-06-12 13 15.2 (3rd) 16.7 (2nd) 19.0 (2nd) 20.6 (2nd)
2016-06-18 14 14.8 (2nd) 16.1 (3rd) 17.3 (2nd) 17.8 (2nd)
2016-06-19 15 16.0 (3rd) 17.2 (3rd) 18.7 (2nd) 19.1 (2nd)
2016-06-25 16 14.8 (2nd) 16.4 (2nd) 17.2 (2nd) 18.2 (2nd)
2016-06-26 17 15.9 (3rd) 17.8 (2nd) 18.3 (2nd) 19.0 (2nd)
2016-07-02 18 15.8 (2nd) 16.2 (2nd) 19.0 (2nd) 20.1 (2nd)
2016-07-03 19 16.7 (3rd) 17.7 (2nd) 18.7 (3rd) 19.9 (3rd)
2016-07-09 20 15.4 (3rd) 16.4 (2nd) 18.4 (2nd) 20.1 (2nd)
2016-07-10 21 16.7 (3rd) 17.6 (2nd) 18.9 (2nd) 20.6 (2nd)
2016-07-16 22 15.8 (3rd) 17.2 (3rd) 19.6 (2nd) 21.3 (2nd)
2016-07-17 23 15.8 (3rd) 15.3 (4th) 19.9 (2nd) 21.5 (2nd)
2016-07-23 24 18.1 (2nd) 18.9 (2nd) 19.7 (2nd) 21.9 (2nd)
2016-07-24 25 18.5 (2nd) 18.6 (2nd) 19.8 (2nd) 20.7 (2nd)
2016-07-30 26 18.7 (2nd) 21.2 (2nd) 19.6 (2nd) 21.0 (2nd)
2016-07-31 27 18.9 (2nd) 19.7 (2nd) 21.1 (2nd) 21.8 (2nd)
2016-08-06 x postponed Because Olympic games
2016-08-07 28 17.7 (2nd) 17.1 (2nd) 19.0 (2nd) 19.6 (2nd)
2016-08-13 x postponed Because Olympic games
2016-08-14 x postponed Because Olympic games
2016-08-20 x postponed Because Olympic games
2016-08-21 29 16.7 (4th) 16.7 (4th) 19.4 (3rd) 20.7 (3rd)
2016-08-27 30 15.5 (2nd) 15.3 (3rd) 18.5 (2nd) 20.2 (2nd)
2016-08-28 31 17.6 (3rd) 17.5 (3rd) 19.9 (2nd) 21.5 (2nd)
2016-09-03 32 17.0 (2nd) 17.9 (3rd) 18.3 (2nd) 19.8 (2nd)
2016-09-04 33 17.5 (2nd) 18.5 (2nd) 20.0 (2nd) 21.1 (2nd)
2016-09-10 34 16.9 (2nd) 17.7 (3rd) 20.0 (2nd) 21.0 (2nd)
2016-09-11 35 18.0 (2nd) 18.6 (2nd) 21.3 (2nd) 22.9 (2nd)
2016-09-17 36 15.0 (3rd) 15.4 (3rd) 18.0 (2nd) 18.2 (2nd)
2016-09-18 37 19.3 (2nd) 17.8 (2nd) 22.0 (2nd) 22.6 (2nd)
2016-09-24 38 17.4 (2nd) 17.1 (2nd) 20.6 (2nd) 21.7 (2nd)
2016-09-25 39 19.6 (2nd) 19.5 (2nd) 20.8 (2nd) 21.6 (2nd)
2016-10-01 40 18.0 (2nd) 19.0 (2nd) 19.9 (2nd) 21.4 (2nd)
2016-10-02 41 20.1 (2nd) 20.9 (2nd) 21.4 (2nd) 22.3 (2nd)
2016-10-08 42 18.9 (2nd) 19.3 (2nd) 21.0 (2nd) 21.6 (1st)
2016-10-09 43 19.4 (2nd) 18.5 (2nd) 21.7 (2nd) 22.0 (2nd)
2016-10-15 44 18.7 (2nd) 18.8 (2nd) 21.4 (2nd) 22.3 (2nd)
2016-10-16 45 19.7 (2nd) 21.6 (2nd) 21.7 (2nd) 22.6 (2nd)
2016-10-22 46 17.6 (2nd) 17.9 (2nd) 21.0 (2nd) 22.3 (2nd)
2016-10-23 47 18.9 (2nd) 19.5 (2nd) 21.2 (2nd) 21.4 (2nd)
2016-10-29 48 18.8 (2nd) 20.0 (2nd) 20.8 (2nd) 21.8 (2nd)
2016-10-30 49 20.3 (2nd) 20.6 (2nd) 22.6 (2nd) 23.8 (2nd)
2016-11-05 50 17.5 (2nd) 17.8 (2nd) 20.3 (2nd) 21.4 (2nd)
2016-11-06 51 19.5 (2nd) 20.0 (2nd) 22.6 (2nd) 23.2 (2nd)

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

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


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Trailer I & Trailer II & Trailer III

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74 Responses to “The Flower in Prison”

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  1. 51
    tigerb Says:

    i am not sure if i am right, but isn’t it that the previous king was poisoned and the current king (then a boy) was installed as new king through the manipulations of the queen dowager and lord yoon? when that happened, maybe park tae soo was used as the fall back person by lord yoon and wanted him killed for supposedly treason but the queen dowager had a relationship with park tae soo and arranged pts to be imprisoned for 20 years in the jail dungeon until pts was called in again by the queen to kill china’s ambassador (minister?). pts succeeded in the mission but lord yoon had him killed. maybe ok nyeo’s mom was the poisoned king’s wife or concubine who was pregnant then with ok nyeo, and she ran away but was stabbed. fortunately treasurer ji found her and helped her give birth but she died for loss of blood. the cast listing above gave away the info that ok nyeo is of royal blood as her last name is ‘lee’, so she maybe a cousin of the current king, or some relation. will see.
    like most korean dramas, we see that the lives of the characters are so intertwined, sometimes we can guess what is going to happen next. but i don’t mind it here as i find it entertaining and not boring.

  2. 52
    CoolBeans Says:

    A solid drama worth watching. Lots of action, comedy and a complex storyline that keeps the interest.

  3. 53
    Omo Omo Omo.... Says:

    I was really looking forward to these week’s episodes and they have been postponed again for the 2nd time….so upsetting! I wonder if other ongoing Kdramas are all postponed because of the Olympics.

  4. 54
    Birddybuddy Says:

    Postponed again !! Antaeeee 😭😭😭

  5. 55
    talal Says:

    i have seen about 99%of the korean historical dramas ,there are a lot of weakness in most of these dramas but it is worth to watch ,and yet there are fantastic dramas like King Geunchogo ,King Gwanggaeto the great, Jumong, Dong Yi ,Jingbirok, The Immortal Lee Soon Shin .and the best was the amazing Six Flying Dragons

  6. 56
    tigerb Says:

    missing three saturdays in a row! that’s not fair!

  7. 57
    talal al-janabi Says:

    why not other dramas postponed because of the Olympic while other dramas not postponed?

  8. 58
    talal al-janabi Says:

    sorry i was mistaken my question was why this drama was postponed because of the Olympic games while other dramas were not postponed ?

  9. 59
    tigerb Says:

    @talal-al-janabi: i guess because it’s this time slot that got pre-empted by airing live the olympic games. the channel gets income whether it’s the drama or the olympic games is aired, so it does not matter much to them.

  10. 60
    Omo Omo Omo.... Says:

    I see, so it’s all because of the quest for more money. TFIP will always be postponing if more future live tv airings keeps popping up. How about looking for another time slot so we can also watch our favorite show?

  11. 61
    tigerb Says:

    ep. 31: the king’s court maid is a little apprehensive that the king meets ok nyeo. why?

  12. 62
    Rose Says:

    Ok-Nyoo and the King remind me of the King and Suk-Bin in Dong Yi. Two kings sneaking out of the palace, meet two young girls and the two girls have no idea they are hanging out with the King. Cute story line.

    It is nice to see Seo Ha-Jun. I haven’t seen him since Princess Aurora, and also Choi Tae-Joon.

  13. 63
    Leo Says:

    I didnt see the name of the King in the MAIN CAST? nugu?

  14. 64
    scorpio23 Says:

    I feel that this Drama is running too slow. I still watch it but can’t believe that still remains #2 despite Five children ended already earlier, they should have caught up with the rating. Now Tailors came & it is way a better Drama & rating is already way up there. Besides in Viki, the subtitle is too slow. It is so annoying.

  15. 65
    tigerb Says:

    @admin: please include the name of seo ha joon and his role as the young king, lee hwan or king myeongjong. thanks!

  16. 66
    tigerb Says:

    @admin: i meant include seo ha joon in the cast listing. thanks!

  17. 67
    tigerb Says:

    ep 36: i never liked roles of overpowering mothers so i’m happy that this episode showed how the king made decisions, one against his mother, and two how truth should come out! it’s about time that the young king should not always kowtow to manipulations!

  18. 68
    Simon K Says:

    I like this drama but sometime I wish the writer spend a little bit more effort to come up with smarter plots. I especially don’t like plots involved the pick pocket Chun Doong. How many times Jung Nam Jung’s group find out Chun Doong was messing up their business and they just beat him up, the next day Chun Doong went into their place and steal things again. Can we get something smarter? I think Jin Se Yun is OK but her acting skill is a bit lacking. I notice most of the episodes ended with her in a surprised look, it look almost the same in every episodes. It actually become funny how her facial expression look almost the same every time.

  19. 69
    tigerb Says:

    so she is the current king’s half brother’s (poisoned king) daughter (king’s niece). what happens now?

  20. 70
    Mora K. Says:

    You guys got this all wrong. OakNyeo is half sister to the current king.. The Queen mother killed, at the time, Crown Prince (a half brother to the current king) so that her biological son will be the next king. OakNyeo’s biological father is current king’s father who was the last king.

    Also, a lot of this drama is based on history except OakNyeo’s story. Jung Nam Jung and her husband (Queen Mother’s Brother) and the Queen Mother’s horrible acts are all from the history (details are, of course, a little bit different).

    Thus, stories may be similar to many stories from the previous historical dramas. They do try to make stories from the history as is with some added characters and twists.

  21. 71
    Rose Says:

    Choi Tea Joon (Sung Ji Hun) is now a participant in We Got Married Show. His first show was last Saturday. He is so cute. Seems like a nice guy.

  22. 72
    Forouz Says:

    This drama better to be 20 ep instead of 50 ep. It’s make it boring and if anybody saw dong yi find out that they want to make it like that , off course it’s far from dong yi . I saw dongy several times

  23. 73
    Brenda Says:

    I watched this drama but I have heard bits that this was based on real history back in the Joeson era and all the evil things that would happen during a kings reign. There were different stories I heard about the queen mom who along with her brother and his evil wife did some dirty deeds but all came to light in the last episode . the brother to the qeen mom and his wife were shown to have died of poisoning but I heard that they may have been beheaded or hanged. Is their any truth to this and was Oke the half sister to the King like in the drama?

  24. 74
    tigerb Says:

    i don’t understand it. in ep. 45 when the queen was talking to a supposedly sleeping current king, she said that when she was asked previously by her son (the current king) about poisoning the previous king, she confirmed it, including that she also arranged the death of all court maids in service to that king. in the same episode, there was the flashback of the current king, in tears, telling his mother if he had asked her to kill his brother (the previous king) so he can be enthroned as king. this makes me understand that the previous king is the current king’s half brother who happened to be ok nyeo’s father. in this same episode, the queen dowager and the current king mentioned the death of a crown prince, a young boy who was the son of the current king (that’s why the current king had the little boy’s dice near him). it did not mention that that crown prince was the current king’s brother. think of this: why would the queen dowager poison the previous king if that guy was her husband and her son would eventually become king? so i still think that ok nyeo is the current king’s half niece.
    it’s difficult if my presumptions are based on translations as i don’t understand the language. i still appreciate the subbers work if somehow i can be misled in understanding some parts of the story.
    isn’t there a disclaimer that this series is fiction partly based on historical events and people?
    will see how this goes. just decided to continue watching.

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