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The Great Jang-Geum 

Dae Jang-geum (original title)
A series based on a real person in Korean history, Suh, Jang-geum.
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2004   2003  
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Series cast summary:
Yeong-ae Lee ...  Seo Jang-Geum 50 episodes, 2003-2004
Hyeon-shik Lim ...  Kang Deok-Gu 49 episodes, 2003-2004
Jin-hee Ji ...  Min Jeong-ho 48 episodes, 2003-2004
So-yi Kim ...  Court Lady Min 47 episodes, 2003-2004
Bo-ra Geum ...  NaJudaek 47 episodes, 2003-2004
Eun-hye Park ...  Lee Yeon-Saeng 44 episodes, 2003-2004
Ja Hye Choi ...  Chang-Yi 44 episodes, 2003-2004
Mi-ri Gyeon ...  Court Lady Choi 43 episodes, 2003-2004
Kuk Shin ...  Eunuch 43 episodes, 2003-2004
Ho Lim ...  King Jungjong 42 episodes, 2003-2004
Hie-do Lee ...  Choi Pan-Sul 41 episodes, 2003-2004
Ri-na Hong ...  Choi Geum-young 40 episodes, 2003-2004
Ip-sae Lee ...  Yoon Young-roh 36 episodes, 2003-2004
Jeong-Sook Park Jeong-Sook Park ...  Queen Munjeong 30 episodes, 2004
Mi-kyeong Yang ...  Attendant court lady Han 29 episodes, 2003-2004
Sang-hun Maeng ...  Dr. Jeong Woon-Baek 28 episodes, 2003-2004
Ji-min Han ...  Shinbi 23 episodes, 2004
Eun-su Park ...  Dr. Shin Ik-Phil 23 episodes, 2004
Kyeong-hwan Jo ...  Prime Minister, Oh Gyeom-Ho 23 episodes, 2003-2004
Yeo-jin Kim ...  Dr. Jang-Deok 22 episodes, 2004


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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Did You Know?


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 »


Attendant court lady Han: I'll tell you how to make it when we return to the Palace.
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Spin-off Jang Geum's Dream (2005) See more »

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It makes House MD seem like an action adventure movie
25 June 2011 | by tan1415-90-236772See 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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Release Date:

13 September 2003 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

MBC-TV Korea See more »
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Technical Specs


(episodes 1-54)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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