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Jewel in the Palace (2003)

15 Drama 1h 20m


Starring Lee Young Ae, it tells the tale of an orphaned kitchen cook who went on to become the king's first female physician. In a time when women held little influence in society, young apprentice cook Jang Geum strives to learn the secrets of Korean cooking and medicine in order to cure the King of his various ailments. It is based on the true story of Jang-geum, the first female royal physician of the Joseon Dynasty. The main themes are her perseverance and the portrayal of traditional Korean culture, including Korean royal court cuisine and traditional medicine.

  1. Kim Young-hyun


Series Cast

  1. Im Hyun-sik

    Im Hyun-sik

    Kang Duk-gu, Deok-Gu Kang

    108 Episodes

  2. Lee Young-ae

    Lee Young-ae

    Seo Jang-geum

    54 Episodes

  3. Ji Jin-hee

    Ji Jin-hee

    Min Jeong-ho

    54 Episodes

  4. Im Ho

    Im Ho

    King Jungjong

    54 Episodes

  5. Lee Se-eun

    Lee Se-eun

    Park Yeol-yi

    54 Episodes

  6. Geum Bo-ra

    Geum Bo-ra

    Na Joo-daek

    54 Episodes

  7. Jung Eun Jo

    Young Jang-geum Seo

    54 Episodes

  8. Jo Kyeong Hwan

    Jo Kyeong Hwan

    Prime Minister, Gyeom-Ho Oh

    54 Episodes

  9. Lee Se-yeong

    Young Geum-yeong Choi

    54 Episodes

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Jewel in the Palace

Season 1

2003 | 54 Episodes

Season 1 of Jewel in the Palace premiered on September 15, 2003.

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Jewel in the Palace
Jewel in the Palace


Original Name 대장금

Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language Korean


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