Daejanggeum TV Series vol.1 (US Version) (6discs/region1)

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Also Known As:Daejangkeum, Dae Jang Geum, Jewel in the Palace, Great Jang Geum, Taejanggum
Director:Lee Byung-Hoon(a)
Country of Origin:South Korea
Genre:TV, Traditional, Drama
Sound:Dolby Digital
Release Date:Feb 25, 2005
Product Made In:United States
Aspect Ratio:1.33:1
Region Code: 1, NTSC
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Episodes 1-18

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About Daejanggeum TV Series
Broadcast: September 15, 2003 ~ March 30, 2004
Episodes: 56

Starring lead actress Lee Young-ae ("JSA", "One Fine Spring Day"), MBC's blockbuster TV series "Dae Jang Geum" has achieved exceptional TV viewership of 50% in South Korea.
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.

Seo Jang-Geum (Lee Young-Ae) She is a beautiful and intelligent girl with a positive attitude. She's haunted by many series of trouble and difficulties yet she overcomes them with the iron-strong will. One day a rebellion breaks out and this brings her separation from her father and even her mother's death. She enters the royal palace at the age of ten and she puts her heart and soul, finally becoming the best royal cook of her times. One day she falls into a conspiracy and is kicked out from the palace thus become a maidservant. But she doesn't stop here. She studies medicines and re-enters the palace, ultimately becoming the supreme royal physician and also becoming the first woman physician in history to serve the king.

Min Jung-Ho (Ji Jin-Hee) While he was working at a city hall, he encounters Jang-Geum during a dangerous mission and was wounded. She save him and accidentally left her precious knife behind. He's an outstanding scholar who combines both learning and the martial arts. He is a learned man with both good looks and high intelligence. Admiring Jang-Geum's wisdom and passion for learning, he helps her in many ways and falls in love with her. But his love for Jang-Geum puts him in serious troubles where he even risks his own life.

Choi Geum-Young (Hong Ri-Na) She enters the royal palace earlier than Jang-Geum and becomes her long-time rival. She is an arrogant girl burning with ambitions. Despite the disparity in social standing, ever since she was little, she has loved Jung-Ho but her love is never returned. She competes with Jang-Geum to become the best royal cook.

King Joong-Jong(Im Ho) He is the 11th king of Chosun Dynasty. He is a very gentle man but extremely irresolute and indecisive. He tries to reform the political system and meets Jang-Geum. He cherishes her warm-hearted nature and many talents. He later loves Jang-Geum not as his physician but as a woman.
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