Jang Ok Jung

Jang Ok Jung (2013)

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This drama tells the story of Jang Hee Bin, one of the most famous royal concubines in the Joseon Dynasty who was behind the deposition of King Sook Jong’s wife, Queen In Hyun. However, unlike the countless dramas and movies about this famous villain, this drama will tell the story of Jang Ok Jung before she became concubine Jang Hee Bin and focus on her role as a fashion designer and cosmetic read moremaker in the Joseon era.

  • Native title:

    장옥정, 사랑에 살다
  • Also Known as:

    Jang Ok Jeong, Sarange Salda ; Jang Ok Jeong, Live For Love ; Jang Ok Jeong, Live In Love ; Jang Ok Jeong, Lives In Love

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Apr 26, 2013
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
Story: If you're a fan of Dong Yi and you're secretly a fan of the villain aka Jang Hui Bin, here's the drama for you. Kim Tae Hee offers you the different Jang Hui Bin from the one in Dong Yi. For many years Jang Ok Jung (Hui Bin's real name) has been potrayed as one of the worst female fatales, and this drama potrays her from the different side.
Her relationship read more with King Sukjong, and the tragedies.
I think, the villain here is Choi Suk Bin beside Heo Jeok/The western faction/Ja Kyung. hehehe.. Have been waiting to see Suk Bin's bad side since Dong Yi.

Acting/cast: One word. Awesome. This drama got Kim Tae Hee (IRIS, My Princess) and Yoo Ah In (Sungkyunkwan Scandal, Fashion King) as the main lead! Also Hong Soo Hyun (The Princess Man) as Queen Inhyun. The other cast were already experienced too in kdramaland so you will recognized them directly (if you usually watch historical dramas)

Music: It's not bad, but not so good too. I found the music's so-so

Overall: Actually, I found this drama more interesting than Gu Family Book. I don't know why but I just feel like that. The storyline's interesting and the main lead seems more love-birds-like. Kim Tae Hee did a very good job on potraying Jang Ok Jung.
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Jul 2, 2013
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
HAAAA!!!!!! this drama is sooooooo sad, i dont want to give any spoilers :'( Guys i`m very sad while writing this, but the acting is GREAT! in this show and the king was amazing he`s top notch. I must say the writers did a excellent job on this one. i so loved Jang i didn't realize i would develop a love for her so far reaching, she`s amazing...... anyway i don`t want read more to talk about the show spoil it for all you ppl so i`m stopping :( :( i miss u JANG!!!
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    Chrisstina 25 days ago
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    SpicedSugah Aug 13, 2014

    This drama was so good. Yoo Ah In and Kim Tae Hee (Rain's Girlfriend?) didn't disappoint. Love Yoo Ah In's portrayal of a King. He's so masculine and strong as a king, with a never ending love for Jung Ok Jang. He did everything he could to keep her safe, but she had her own ideas and way of doing things that kept her...well, you just have to watch. It's well worth the time.

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    DramaPanda_ May 9, 2014

    I just finished this dramas and I'm a mess, the tears won't stop.

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    attyarly May 4, 2014

    I love the first half but I had to put this on hold because I was afraid of the ending, since I read the history halfway through the drama... After reading the comments, I am gonna continue watching this... crossing fingers!

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    Sweety-Face Apr 27, 2014

    is this a good drama??

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      Sima Apr 28, 2014

      yeah it's realy worth watching x) !! but you need to know that it has such serious plot with almost no comedy .. it reflected in the best way how the palace is realy no joke !!

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      Stephanie0606 Jul 9, 2014

      it's such a great drama that you wouldn't want to miss. it's either give the drama a go or regret for not watching it forever!!!

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    Lorraine71 Apr 19, 2014

    wonder..how come this drama rated so low???

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    Lorraine71 Apr 19, 2014

    Wow it was amazing..Just finished the whole ep..I love the King acting but I don't really like the ending. A Handsome young king :-) who loves Jang Ok Jung the maid.

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    TAMAREXXE Mar 17, 2014

    Finished it, blown away. This will go to the top of list of top 5 cherished dramas ever. Cried until I had bags under my eyes. It was romantic bliss.

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    patyredf Mar 17, 2014

    I don't know why this is rated low. It should be rated at least an 8.5.
    There's a very great plot, besides amazing characters. Since this drama is based in a real story the end probably had to be like that.
    For me, overall: 10

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      Stephanie0606 Mar 20, 2014

      so true. this is probably one of my most favorite drama ever. the first time i watch it, it deserve a 10. then the second, third, fourth, fifth times, i don't know what to say but the more i watch it, the more amazing it is. Loving it forever. Yoo Ah In is daebak!!!

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      patyredf Jul 17, 2014

      I totally agree with you! xD
      I don't reserved a time to rewatch yet, but maybe some day I'll do it!

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    TAMAREXXE Mar 16, 2014

    Have finished 14 episodes thusfar and I must say this is one very special drama. I'm loving like nothing else since The Princess' Man. Just re watched SungkyungKwan Scandal because of Yoo Ah In, and then decided to watch this after and it's freaking awesome. Although this is somewhat the same story as Dong Yi, one of my faves, the chemistry of Yoo Ah In and Kim Tae Hee is SMOLDERING and smokes Dong Yi on every sensual level. I know the story and I'm already in tears at episode 15 knowing this is going to break my heart into pieces when it's over.

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    TAMAREXXE Mar 15, 2014

    I'm just beginning this. Of course, knowing the history I realize this is not historically accurate, as by all accounts, Queen Inhyun was a good sort and Jang Ok Jung was a seething bitch, but oh well, let the drama commence! One small niggle, the historical accounts, even by her enemies, unfailingly credit Jang Ok Jong as being the most lovely woman imagineable. I think that judging by beauty, Hong Soo Hyun would have made a better Jang Ok Jung. Can't wait to see how I feel about her after I finish this drama.

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    katrina21 Mar 3, 2014
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    Temmie7 Jan 23, 2014

    The best historical film hav ever watched

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    forever_shawol Jan 13, 2014

    The acting was perfect in this drama Kim Tae Hee is amazing and Yoo Ah In, even the Queen's mom's acting was great

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    BlackGlitter Dec 28, 2013

    i put this drama on hold for quite a while now, i finally finished the last 4 episodes that i couldn't before, mani cried 4x more than the actors/actresses did. This is a must watch, it has great history that u will like.


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    South Korea
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    Apr 8, 2013 to Jun 25, 2013
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.


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    7.7 (scored by 1,183 users)
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