Dae Jang Geum, Vol.3 (END)(6 DVD’s, MBC TV-Series)
Aka: Jewel In The Palace
Country: Korea 2003
Genre: TV-Series (Historical, Drama)
Running Time: 800 Minutes; 18 Episodes
Aspect Ratio: NTSC, Fullscreen
Audio: Korean DD 2.0
Subtitles: English, T Chinese
Starring: Hong Li Nuo, Ji Jin Hee, Lee Young Ae
Directed: Lee Byung-hoon
Publisher: Yes Asia Entertainment
Availability: In stock
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Based on the true story of ‘Jang Geum’, the first female personal doctor of the emperor in the 16th century's Korea, this historical drama features delicate recipes of royal cuisine, details of the traditional wisdom of herbalism and Korean medicine. Audience will also be thrilled by the well-written plot of this drama that describes a female like Jang Geum who succeeded in being the best chef of the imperial court and the king's personal doctor in an era when the belief of male chauvinism ruled.
A historical drama based on a true story, Dae Jang Geum tells the tale of Jang-Geum, the first woman to become the King's personal physician. In a time when women held little influence in society, young apprentice cook Jang-Geum (Lee Young-Ae of Joint Security Area and One Fine Spring Day) strives to learn the secrets of Korean cooking and medicine in order to cure The King of his various ailments.
But palace intrigue and politics impede Jang-Geum, as her fellow ladies of the court compete to earn the King's favor and secure the top female positions in the Royal Court. But Jang-Geum is far from ordinary. With her remarkable determination and wisdom, she takes on even greater odds, challenging numerous foes and even society to achieve a position never-before-held by a woman in Korean history!
Suh Jang-Geum (Lee Young-Ae):
Intelligent, beautiful, spontaneous, and endlessly curious, Suh Jang-Geum has overcome many hardships in life through her strong will and patience. After tragically losing her parents at the tender age of 10, she enters the Royal Palace and devotes herself to becoming the best cook in the King's employ. But false incriminations cause her to be driven out of the palace, and to live the life of a servant. Holding onto hope, Jang-Geum learns the medical arts and reenters the palace to become the first female physician to a king (King Jungjong) in the history of the Chosun Dynasty. In the annals of Korean history, she's now known as the "Great Jang-Geum"(Dae Jang Geum).
Min Jung-Ho (Ji Jin-Hee):
An official for the King's judicial administration, Min Jung-Ho helps Jang-Geum from time to time. He eventually transfers to the Royal Protectorate, and grows closer to Jang-Geum. Jung-Ho is an educated man with good looks, as well as fine martial arts skills. Struck with admiration for Jang-Geum's wisdom and passion for, he can't help but to fall in love with her.
Choi Keum-Young (Hong Lina):
A court lady of the Royal Kitchen, Choi Keum-Young starts her life in the palace as the niece of the influential Lady Choi. Keum-Young is a beauty filled with ambition as well as arrogance. She possesses a lifelong crush on Min Jung-Ho despite their differences in social status, and continually competes with Jang-Geum to become the best cook in the Royal Palace. Through countless conspiracies of the Choi family, Keum-Young eventually has a fateful reunion with Jang-Geum.
King Jungjong (Lim Ho):
The 11th king of the Chosun Dynasty, King Jungjong has a mild but indecisive personality. While executing reformative politics, he meets Jang-Geum and grows to cherish her warm-hearted character and distinguished talents.