07 February 2006

Jewel in the Palace...

As a beautiful and intelligent woman blessed with a positive attitude, Jang-geum is haunted by numerous difficulties. Yet, she overcomes them with an iron will. She enters the royal palace at the age of ten and puts her heart and soul into cooking, finally achieving recognition for her talents. However, she is entrapped in a conspiracy aimed at her mentor Lady Han, and she is expelled from the palace. She is forced to work as a maidservant for the local government in Jeju Island. There, she studies medicine and re-enters the palace, ultimately becoming the head physician and also the first woman physician in the history of Joseon to serve the king. www.imbc.com/broad/tv/drama/daejanggum/index.html