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 maker in the Joseon era.

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  • Feb 18, 2014 24 of 24 episodes seen
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    • Overall  10
    • Story  10
    • Acting/Cast  10
    • Music  10
    • Rewatch Value  7
    I love the way it began, the designing and everything, the way they portrayed power. This drama had conniving b*****es, at some point I didn't know who to side with, I love the evil scheming! And fake smiling between the queens, the rivalry on top of that the way the king talked, he reminded me of Horatio Cane and chuck bus, you know the way they talk like they have 25 hrs a day. It had good music the acting was great, as for the re-watchable part I give it 7. Why you ask? The sad ending makes it hard to re-watch. Expect for prince dongpyung lol, I loved it
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  • Jan 18, 2014 24 of 24 episodes seen
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    • Overall  10
    • Story  10
    • Acting/Cast  10
    • Music  10
    • Rewatch Value  10
    I don't really know where to begin with this drama review, but here goes. I am not a big fan of historical drama, yet I can't seem to complain about this one. The story begins in the most appropriate manner, with not to many odd junctions, or confusing climax. The very personality of Ok Jung is fill with hope and the King is seen to truly love her only. However this drama may not depict what was written in history it did a great job of filling in the "what if" questions. Plus the actors did a fantastic job at portraying the deep and agonizing emotions each character could have felt at every decision. The music help in veering from one emotional scene to the other; read more
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  • This drama is mainly focused on Choi Suk Bin, but it potrays Jang Ok Jung too, but as the villain here
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  • I feel that in both dramas the kings have the same nature. Also, in Jang Ok Jung the king falls for a palace maid whereas in Moon embracing the sun, the king falls for a shaman (both of a low class). Both love stories begin during childhood.
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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.
    1 ❤
  • 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
    • Se-Kyung0209 29 days ago
      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!!!
      2 ❤
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • katrina21 Mar 3, 2014
    it took me awhile to finish it but i love it. but the one thing that got me mad is how did that bratty of a brat still there like did no one figured out that it was her who kinda LIED?!? that was one thing that bother me but overall i love the drama
  • Temmie7 Jan 23, 2014
    The best historical film hav ever watched
  • 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
    2 ❤
  • 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.
  • Se-Kyung0209 Nov 23, 2013
    What a great drama. it really gave me a different perspective about JOJ and the king is so handsome. it was fun and a pleasure to watch but as it go, it get so painful to watch(not because it's bad but because it's so SAD). on the last ep, my tears couldn't stop pouring down. Great to watch. Highly recommended.
    1 ❤
  • gizelle Nov 22, 2013
    I was watching this when it was airing. I reached up to 19th episode and I became busy after that. After so many months, I finally watched it completely today. I really like to them to be together. It was very painful to watch the ending scenes. Poor Suk Jong. TT____TT

    Over-all, I enjoyed watching it. I would be happy if they end up together. </3
  • Ashimmy Nov 6, 2013
    Debating if I can finish this or not. I'm at episode 21 and its getting painful to watch.
  • sweet_angellesley Aug 29, 2013
    Just finished watching the drama and i'm still in tears right now with snotty nose lol <3 really good drama... worth watching... Great actors and great plot.. There might be some discussion about it straying from historical facts (or so I heard)but a good story is still a good story.
    3 ❤
  • sweet_angellesley Aug 25, 2013
    GOing nuts over this drama!!! Love it!!! Still not finished yet but doing some drama marathon <3 <3 <3 I'm disappointed because of the low score!! This drama is really worth my while. There are a lot of twist and stuff in the 24 ep drama!! ^_^ More.. More.. More.. <3
    4 ❤
  • 94loveKdrama Aug 17, 2013
    stuck in ep 16 </3
    3 ❤
  • gabriellexis Jul 27, 2013
    Is this worth the watch? If so, please tell me why...
    I'm still in doubt whether or not to watch this. Well, I've watched the 1st episode. It was good, but I want to know if this drama is worth it.
    2 ❤
    • Ahena Jul 27, 2013
      Although it was very painful sometimes, I absolutely don't regret it. One of the best drama ever :). Beautiful story, music and skillful actors.
      4 ❤


Jang Ok Jung

Jang Ok Jung


  • Main Title: Jang Ok Jung
  • 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

General Details

  • CountrySouth Korea
  • Aired: April 8, 2013 to June 25, 2013
  • Airs On: Monday, Tuesday
  • # of Episodes 24
    Average Duration 1 hr. 5 min. per episode
  • Genres: Historical, Romance, Tragedy


  • Score: 7.69 (scored by 1,016 user)
  • Ranked: #389
  • Popularity: #49
  • Members: 2,527
  • Favorites: 0
3.8 stars - based on 1,016 votes

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