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  • Drama: Jewel in the Palace
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 54
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday
  • Network: MBC
  • Duration: 1 hr. 5 min.
  • Rating: 12+ - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

  • Score: 8.7 (scored by 3,462 users)
  • Ranked: #72
  • Popularity: #331
  • Members: 6,722

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Ratings: 8.7/10 from 3,462 users
# of Members: 6,722
Reviews: 15 users
Ranked #72
Popularity #331
Members 3,462

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.

  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 54
  • Aired: Sep 15, 2003 - Mar 23, 2004
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday
  • Network: MBC
  • Duration: 1 hr. 5 min.
  • Score: 8.7 (scored by 3,462 users)
  • Ranked: #72
  • Popularity: #331
  • Rating: 12+ - Teens 13 or older

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Reviews

NewKDramaAddict
22 people found this review helpful
Oct 11, 2012
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 10
Not too many dramas I've watched over 50 episode; hell, over 30 episodes. But, watching this one was simply a privilege! It had been on my watch queue for a very long time and once in a awhile I get into these must watch historical drama moods! Lo and behold, 5 days later, I completed this drama and now I am simply in love with Ji Jin Hee!! This was my first drama watching him as well as Lee Yeong-Ae who seems to be quite famous in her time. The love story between their characters; Sir Min and Jang Geum is simply one of the most romantic stories I've ever seen! The chemistry, the portrayal of these characters by the actors was simply amazing!! Amazing! Amazing!! I loved the story, it helped peak my interesting in learning more about the art of food and healing. It truly was a well told story with beautiful cinematography! This is a 2003 drama so if you are new to dramas, it will seem very different than the more modern ones; however, after watching this tremendous jewel, I now know what the ratings during its broadcast times was well into the 50% range! Excellent! Excellent! Stupendous! I will never forget this love story ever!

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biniBningPunkista
40 people found this review helpful
Jun 11, 2012
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
The very first sageuk drama I have ever experienced. I can’t believe I was able to finish all those episodes along with my PARENTS. Yes. I hooked my parents into the Kdrama world with this show. If my parents loved this, then I’m betting you would too.

Jang Geum is not an ordinary drama because it was actually based in real life. In history, she is known to be a palace cook turned into royal physician but of course, like all history books made drama, producers has their ways in tweaking with the story line so a lot may have been changed. Setting that thought aside, I have enjoyed all 60 episodes of Jang Geum because in every episode, there are always different conflicts. In which will be solved on the next episode or the next. It keeps me on my toes and I just couldn’t help but get addicted to it. I like the thought that Jang Geum had great mentors so she could become the person whom the king trusted her to be. Then she also had different support systems: mainly King Jungjong, Capt. Min Jung Ho (the love interest), Yeon Saeng (her best friend), Lady Han Baek Young (her mentor) having this people around her she was able to survive the harsh world within the palace. Set things straight and become the Dae (meaning great) Jang Geum that she is known up to this date.

Oh and yeah, not to forget the romantic moments between Jang Geum and Jung Ho. Watching them in all those lovey-dovey moments was worth every tears I’ve shed for this drama.

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