Jewel in the Palace

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Original run: 15 Sep 2003 – 23 Mar 2004

Country of origin: South Korea

Genre: Drama, Medical, Romance/Dating

Network: MBC KR

Watched by: 208 of 707 082 0.03%

Total running time: 3 days

Episode duration: 80 minutes

IMDB rating: 8.5 of 10 3 216 rating: 7.91 of 10 520

MyShows rating: 4.44 of 5 72


About 500 years ago during the time of Chosun Dynasty, Korea boasted a rigidly hierarchical and male dominated social structure. Set in this period, "Jewel in the Palace" is based on a true story about a legendary girl who became the first woman to be the supreme royal physician of her times. Despite her poor condition as a low class girl in the male dominated society, Jang Geum overcame a series of social discrimination and landed herself as a royal cook, later becoming the royal physician, then ultimately the physician in charge of the king. She was even given by the king the title "The Great Jang Geum".

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