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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6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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Aug 16, 2013
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
Honestly, I was really surprised by this drama. I watched it because of this awesome cast, you can't deny that they're all quite good...

The thing is, the story was quite surprising. Indeed they wanted to picture Jang Ok Jung as a good woman, even though she's known to be evil... So her character was really oscillating between her good side (cute Ok Jung) and her evil side (jealous Ok Jung). It read more was a bit surprising, but well played, since you couldn't be sure she was so nice... I think it's the first time I watch a drama where I'm not so sure if the main character is the good one...

So yeah, even though there're some surprising or disappointing facts, it's really interesting to discover the story of Queen In Hyun and Jang Ok Jung, from Ok Jung's point of view ! I learnt a lot of facts about Korean History, and that's the main point !

So yeah, it won't be my fav' drama, but I'd say it's quite good to give it a chance, if you like period dramas. You'd discover the life in the palace, and all the rules concerning the women there (for me that was the most interesting part). And of course, if you like love stories, this one is great too, even though it's quite complicated !
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Nov 12, 2013
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
Well I finally finished it. I started this drama while it was airing but it took me this long to finish it. I thought that the story was very well written. Yoo Ah In was the bestest King ever! He's a "Fashion King" & now a historical King. I don't care what kind of king he is he is hot & pulls me into his acting so much that I rly empathize read more with his character. I know this is historical & that the story has been changed a little here and there. BUT, we have to admit that not one single person in this story is completely innocent of anything. They all had their own agenda & plan.

I enjoyed learning some history, but politics suck no matter when or where. It is so a subject I tend to avoid b/c it rly makes ppl mad & hateful. Which is the root cause of all the troubles in this drama. Some1 always trying to gain some kind of power over some1 else.

This type of drama is always interesting & totally hooks the viewer with this idea of "what if history happened this way?" I will not rewatch this drama, but I still thought it was very interesting & the acting was amazing. I recommend that others watch. ENJOY!
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    Chrisstina 23 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 1,180 users)
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