Jewel in the Palace

Jewel in the Palace


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Director: Lee Byung Hoon

Screenwriter: Kim Young Hyun

Aired on: Sep 15, 2003

Total Episodes: 54

Network: MBC

Duration: 1 hr. 5 min.

Year: 2003

Country: South Korea

Native Title: 대장금

Content Rating: 13+ – Teens 13 or older

Alternative Titles: Great Jang Geum, Dae Jang Geum

Genre: Food, Historical, Medical, Romance


About 500 years ago during the time of Chosun Dynasty, Korea boasted a rigidly hierarchical and male dominated social structure. 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 aroyal 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.

(Source: AsianWiki)


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