A TV series that traces the life of a man who beat the oppressive caste system to rise to the top in his field. The actual Hur Jun, the Original Story wrote Dongui Bogam, which is registered as a UNESCO Memory of the World, 400 years ago. Even after his death, Hur Jun, the Original Story' book is used by oriental doctors in the 21st century to heal people.
Cast & Credits
Only the second time seeing Kim Ju Hyuk (Heo Joon) in a drama but definitely a fan of both Nam Goong Min (Do Ji) and Park Jin Hee (Ye Ji). Go Doo Shim (as Heo Joon's mother) as always is a consummate actress. I was impressed with Park Eun Bin (Da Hee, Heo Joon's wife) because there is a 20 year difference in their age (yeah, I was shocked too) but she held her own from start to finish. The rest of the cast was great. There are a couple of the younger actors (who remain nameless) that I will be looking forward to in the future.
Overall, this is a drama only medical and sageuk watchers would possibly appreciate. I don't recommend it otherwise.
I am notoriously hard to please when it comes to rating dramas, especially historical dramas, but this one is one of my favorites. I gave it a 9, which is high praise that only a few other dramas have gotten from me.