A series based on a real person in Korean history, Suh, Jang-geum.
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Series cast summary:
Mi-kyeong Yang ...
 Attendant court lady Han (25 episodes, 2003-2004)
Mi-ri Gyeon ...
 Court Lady Choi (24 episodes, 2003-2004)
So-yi Kim ...
 Court Lady Min (23 episodes, 2003-2004)
Hyeon-shik Lim ...
 Kang Deok-Gu (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
Bo-ra Geum ...
 NaJudaek (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Seo Jang-Geum (21 episodes, 2003-2004)
Ri-na Hong ...
 Choi Geum-young (20 episodes, 2003-2004)
Eun-hye Park ...
 Lee Yeon-Saeng (20 episodes, 2003-2004)
Ip-sae Lee ...
 Yoon Young-roh (20 episodes, 2003-2004)
Hie-do Lee ...
 Choi Pan-Sul (20 episodes, 2003-2004)
Ja Hye Choi ...
 Chang-Yi (20 episodes, 2003-2004)
...
 Min Jeong-ho (19 episodes, 2003-2004)
Woon-gye Yeo ...
 Court Lady Jeong (18 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kuk Shin ...
 Eunuch / ... (18 episodes, 2003-2004)
Ho Lim ...
 King Jungjong (17 episodes, 2003-2004)
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The story of Suh, Jang-geum, who struggles in life begins with being the child of fugitives, to being a Court Lady of the Royal Kitchen, to becoming the first Female Royal Physician. This show that could be shown on the Soap Opera Channel, History Channel, Food Channel, and Medical Channel at the same time! This is based on a REAL character in Korean History. Written by JP Paulus

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A Jewel in the Palace  »

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Trivia

Eun-hye Park was originally cast to play the role of Seo Jang-geum, but later when it was confirmed that Yeong-ae Lee would be acting in the drama as well, Park was recast in the role of Lee Yeon-saeng. See more »

Quotes

Jeong-ho Min: This woman isn't meant for this era. When will women have their place?
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Connections

Spin-off Jang Geum's Dream (2005) See more »

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A true Heroine!
22 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jang-geum's story is engrossing, as other comments have noted, for all sorts of people. Very inspiring for its central moral drama, it is also full of great incidental historical and cultural information. The lead, Yeong-ae Lee, as Jang-geum, is a fine, subtle actress; here's hoping she will appear in more films. Since she apparently was part of the jury at 2006 Berlin Film Festival she should have a wider world cinema audience. Also, the English subtitles are exceptionally well done, but I regret that they don't give English language production information. Those writers, directors, producers and actors deserve to be honored. It is good that IMDb lets us fans research this, though. Thanks IMDb and commenters, too!


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