The Great Jang-Geum (2003–2004)
"Dae Jang-geum" (original title)

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A series based on a real person in Korean history, Suh, Jang-geum.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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 Jang-Geum Seo
Jin-hee Ji ...
 Jeong-ho Min
Ri-na Hong ...
 Choi Keum-young
Mi-ri Gyeon ...
 Court Lady Choi
Mi-kyeong Yang ...
 Attendant court lady Han
Ho Lim ...
 King Jungjong
Jeong Un Cho ...
 Young Jang-Geum
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bo-ra Geum ...
 NaJudaek
Ji-min Han ...
 Shinbi
Jung Eun Jo ...
 Young Jang-geum Seo (as Jeon-geun Jo)
Kyeong-hwan Jo ...
 Prime Minister, Gyeom-Ho Oh
Hye-seon Kim ...
 Myeong-Hee Park, Jang-Geum's Mother
So-yeong Kim ...
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 Woman Dr. Jang-Deok
Hie-do Lee ...
 Pan-Sul Choi
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Storyline

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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15 September 2003 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

A Jewel in the Palace  »

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(episodes 1-54)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Song Yun-Ah, Kim Hyun-Joo was considered for role of Dae Jang-Geum. See more »

Quotes

Woman Dr. Jang-Deok: As a maid for Imperial Officers, you must learn to give up!
Jang-Geum Seo: I'll tell you this: no-one can ever persuade me to give up! I will never give up!
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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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