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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Trivia

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

Quotes

Choi Keum-young: She is like wild grass. No matter how you pull it, that plant will return and return.
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Connections

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

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User Reviews

 
It makes House MD seem like an action adventure movie
25 June 2011 | by (The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I can't believe how captivating it is to watch people cook or how people diagnose sick people.

Unlike Hollywood where they seem to overdramatise these simple actions. In korean TV shows...they don't do this. But somehow it turns out more captivating and enthralling than any Hollywood show available.

Its still an mystery to me. But I can tell you I was glued to this show for days on end.

The storyline seems good. The story of the only ever korean royal physician. You can imagine how Hollywood would have protayed this.(Dr quinn medicine woman anyone?)

But when you watch the show..this story fades quickly into the background. Instead you are taken into life of young Jang Geum at the korean royal court and the daily workings of the kitchen and later medical/hospitalside.

This show has more a feel of a reallife documentary than that of a movie. I guess thats why this show and all other korean show is so good. They know how to make this show as realistic as possible....that you aren't exactly an audience anymore. But it's like you are watching someones real life. It has a feel of watching something like big brother show...but than with a (good) script. :) I


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