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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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Cast

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-soo 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
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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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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

13 September 2003 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

The Great Jang-Geum See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

MBC-TV Korea See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(episodes 1-54)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Lady Han (Yang Mi-kyung) was supposed to die in episode 18 but due to fan protests, the director delayed her death. See more »

Quotes

Attendant court lady Han: I would have never guessed that your talent would also become your poison.
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Connections

Spin-off Jang Geum ieui Kkum (2005) See more »

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A Grand Epic told in loving detail
27 April 2006 | by kenalbertsonSee all my reviews

This is the best thing I have ever seen for the big screen or small screen. It is a semi-historical costume drama depicting the life of Jang Geum, a Korean girl/woman/lady of the 15th century. If you are partial to long, involving stories, I think you will like it too. Although it is episodic in nature, it is important to see it sequentially from the beginning to appreciate the story to the fullest. This story is shamelessly sentimental at times, but pulls it off very well. There are no special effects worth mentioning, no sex, no graphic violence and no snappy dialog. In short, this would never be made for U.S.A. viewing. In spite of this, I am sure that it will find a loyal audience. With so many movies and television shows being made according to formula, it is refreshing to see something that is counter-formula and done so well.


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