Dae Jang Geum (KBS2, 2004)

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How would you rate Dae Jang Geum?

Life Altering
38
45%
Must see it!
28
33%
Probably shouldn't miss it
6
7%
Probably shouldn't miss it
6
7%
Only if you have time
6
7%
 
Total votes: 84

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Post by JCrewz » Jul 26th, '05, 23:45

Wow...awesome drama...I learn a lot of things from watching this drama...definitely life changing and recommended to everyone....

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Post by zdoon » Jul 31st, '05, 02:46

i'm back on the dae jang geum train (up to ep 33 now). i loved ep 32. :wub: :wub: it's been so nice, especially since ep 21 or so.

i can't help feeling a special "something" for lee young ae too. :lol
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Post by Young Ae » Aug 1st, '05, 05:04

Hi,

Have any of you watched the "Lee Young Ae Special" in Hong Kong TVB? I hope I could download that from torrent. I got some photo of her on that show, from her fan site.
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Post by Young Ae » Aug 1st, '05, 05:09

Hi,

Have any of you watched the "Lee Young Ae Special" in Hong Kong TVB? I hope I could download that from torrent. I got some photo of her on that show, from her fan site.
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Post by fifimimi » Aug 2nd, '05, 01:14

Touya wrote:lol "Highest viewer rating in Korean TV History"
LIES =p
But yeah, good series, but it didn't have the highest viewer rating in Korean TV History -_-
Can you tell me what did then?? I'm really curious!! But if it did have the highest ratings, I'd be very very happy cos I think its the best drama ever which includes all K- J- Tw- HK-dramas I've seen!! Its simply unmissable...and its better to watch one Dae Jang Geum than 3 or 4 average or slight above average dramas cos this is simply excellent and definately worth anyone's time!!!

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Post by Jannah » Aug 2nd, '05, 01:20

fifimimi wrote:
Touya wrote:lol "Highest viewer rating in Korean TV History"
LIES =p
But yeah, good series, but it didn't have the highest viewer rating in Korean TV History -_-
Can you tell me what did then?? I'm really curious!!
Look here: http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Category:KDrama

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Post by JCrewz » Aug 2nd, '05, 18:18

I don't think that information was reliable since some link are broken and some dramas don't have information, I found this website, http://content.mbc.co.kr/e_mbc/drama.asp?idx=6 is more reliable (look at the average viewer and rating)

Just for your information from the same website,

"At this year's Korea Broadcast Award, MBC program "Daejanggeum" (Jewel in the Palace) was awarded the Best Program award. In addition, "Damo: The Legendary Policewoman" was selected as the runner up.

In total 203 programs were entered into this year's competition and 69 programs were pre-selected into the final category."
:-)

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Post by theedqueen » Aug 2nd, '05, 19:47

*sigh* Just finished rewatching the series with the dvds I bought from yesasia. I felt immediate withdrawal symptoms after I finished the bonus dvd. If you guys ever have the chance, you should really watch the special tv program they made after DJG was over. It's really hilarious. The little girl who plays young Jang-geum accidentally called Ji Jin Hee unnie instead of oppa and his reaction was so funny ^_^
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Post by fifimimi » Aug 2nd, '05, 23:12

theedqueen wrote:*sigh* Just finished rewatching the series with the dvds I bought from yesasia. I felt immediate withdrawal symptoms after I finished the bonus dvd. If you guys ever have the chance, you should really watch the special tv program they made after DJG was over. It's really hilarious. The little girl who plays young Jang-geum accidentally called Ji Jin Hee unnie instead of oppa and his reaction was so funny ^_^
Yeh yeh I watched that too...Ji jin hee was so funny!! I loved the NGs more...They were so funny...'earmuff' Jang Geum!! The king's NGs were super funny too...I loved how he sit down and then fell backwards..haha!! XD

Also, I really liked the feature of the last few days of recording!! So wish the special program was longer..it was way too short!!

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Post by Jannah » Aug 3rd, '05, 00:04

JCrewz wrote:I don't think that information was reliable since some link are broken and some dramas don't have information, I found this website, http://content.mbc.co.kr/e_mbc/drama.asp?idx=6 is more reliable (look at the average viewer and rating)
Even with a 45.8% average viewer rating, it doesn't make it to the list all-time highest rated dramas. And our DramaWiki has reliable info, actually.

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Post by theedqueen » Aug 3rd, '05, 02:25

fifimimi wrote:Yeh yeh I watched that too...Ji jin hee was so funny!! I loved the NGs more...They were so funny...'earmuff' Jang Geum!! The king's NGs were super funny too...I loved how he sit down and then fell backwards..haha!! XD

Also, I really liked the feature of the last few days of recording!! So wish the special program was longer..it was way too short!!
I wish it were longer too! I don't think they talked to the actors long enough. I also wished the whole cast was there since they were missing a couple of people. I also never noticed that all the king ever does most of the time is just to say if something tasted good. Haha, his reaction was so funny during those NGs when they just played him saying that one after another. The feature where they showed the last few days was really depressing for me. It was cool, but it was sad since it was about the last episode :(
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Post by fifimimi » Aug 3rd, '05, 21:18

I wish it were longer too! I don't think they talked to the actors long enough. I also wished the whole cast was there since they were missing a couple of people. I also never noticed that all the king ever does most of the time is just to say if something tasted good. Haha, his reaction was so funny during those NGs when they just played him saying that one after another. The feature where they showed the last few days was really depressing for me. It was cool, but it was sad since it was about the last episode :(
Yeh I agree it was sad, but it really made me respect all those actors and crew members...poor LYA had to do the running scene so many times..I'd be huffing and puffing after one shot in those costumes!! Haha..the king 'Emm..taste very good!!'..that was so funny!! Yeh I wish the MC talked to the actors more in teh actual program..but after they played the numerous clips..suddenly all the members were standing at the front saying their good byes...it was like 'huh?? where was the talking.interview etc...?!' I think in Korea there were more special feature programs besides this one, I've seen some Hun Serng Gung interview clips and I think there are more for other actors as well!!!

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Post by theedqueen » Aug 4th, '05, 18:32

There were more programs? Aww, I wish the dvd had them all than just that one then =/ I love watching the extra stuff (I'm the type of person who buys dvds just for the special features ^^).

btw, could anyone romanize the track listing for the DJG OST?

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Post by JCrewz » Aug 4th, '05, 21:41

10 Tidbits from the First 20 Episodes of Dae Jang Geum

Published on July 5, 2005 at The Straits Times

1. No fooling around
The servant girls, after entering the palace, are considered the property of the king with zero marriage prospects.

2. Rank absolutely counts
There is a head madam, top kitchen madam, lesser kitchen madams, fragrance madam, sauce madam and so on.

3. The king never eats alone
Every time the king eats, he looks like Elvis surrounded by an entourage from the kitchen staff to court officials to food testers.

4. Parrot blood virgin test
To join the palace, the blood from a parrot dipped onto the girls’ wrists must not flow down. Otherwise, they are deemed not to be virgins.

5. Early Viagra
A black pill containing extracts from a viper, kidneys of seals and essence of carps that makes the person who eats it so vigorous he can “climb a waterfall that is 10ft high”.

6. Ancient written curse
A nefarious piece of paper wishing ill fortune on a person.

7. Spoon poison detector
Detecting poison in a soup, the royal silver spoon changes colour.

8. Bee acupuncture
The sting from a bee is inserted like a needle in the tougue to cure afflictions such as the loss of taste.

9. Study groups existed in the 1400s
The junior palace girls formed cliques to study for their exams just like sorority girls.

10. So did porn
The same girls furtively peeked at a book with sketches of people in very shameful positions.

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Post by fifimimi » Aug 5th, '05, 08:21

haha..this is funny...straits times is actually a newspaper/magasine right? can't believe this article was published..its so funny how these little things are pointed out!! I think the weirdest thing is the parrot blood...I mean the little girls that enter the palace are all like 10 years old right? Surely they are all still virgins right?? haha!! Also, imagine entering the palace and you are condemn from loving another man..that's so scary, I'd never enter, I mean if the king doesn't notice/like you then you are lonely for life..no wonder why their friendships are so strong!!

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Post by zdoon » Aug 5th, '05, 21:01

on ep 43 now... never knew that "eunuchs" could be such badasses.
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Post by JCrewz » Aug 6th, '05, 08:03

:lol

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Post by zdoon » Aug 7th, '05, 00:44

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Post by JCrewz » Aug 7th, '05, 18:01

He looks so different without the beard.. :lol anyway, thanks for sharing the file Zdoon..

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Post by enuyasha » Aug 14th, '05, 07:48

This has got to be one of my favorite dramas.

It had everything that you would want: great storyline, funny actors, good vs evil, delicious food, cute/pretty girls, and great acting!

The funny thing is that I never got used to when they said "ma ma ma" (your majasty or queen, or mother queen)
Wasn't that word used for all three?

The other thing was the customes especially the funny big hats for the guys looked really hedious :crazy:
and the belts for the guys came up over their stomach :lol

and lastly the hair? It was really ugly to me when all the women wrapped their hair around their head :lol Their hair must've been down to their backs or something to get that much hair.

I was afraid that the ending might not live up to the great series but it did.
It was a satisfying ending, I love Jang Geum's daughter...the little girl was soo cute and acted just like her.
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Post by jimmyccc » Aug 19th, '05, 01:01

Anybody know where to download the cantonese dubbed version?

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Post by hitrunningh » Apr 27th, '06, 06:30

Dae Jang Geum Highlight DVD (6 languages)
[img]http://www.eclickkorea.com/shop3/data/p ... eum1_0.gif[/img]

* Screen Format : Standard
* Sound Mix : Dolby 2.0
* Language : Korean
* Subtitle : English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin
Disc 1
- Dae Jang Highlight 1 and 2
- Dae Jang Geum first shooting
- Interview with director Lee Byoung Hoon
- NG cut
Disc 2
- Dae Jang Geum Highlight 3 and 4
- Dae Jang Geum special
- TV SPOT[/img]

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Post by hitrunningh » May 24th, '06, 07:24

Dae Jang Geum Hilight DVD&Oriental style small Notebook set
[img]http://www.eclickkorea.com/shop3/data/p ... -set_0.jpg[/img]

. Dae Jang Geum Highlight DVD (6 languages)
* Screen Format : Standard
* Sound Mix : Dolby 2.0
* Language : Korean
* Subtitle : English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin
Disc 1
- Dae Jang Highlight 1 and 2
- Dae Jang Geum first shooting
- Interview with director Lee Byoung Hoon
- NG cut
Disc 2
- Dae Jang Geum Highlight 3 and 4
- Dae Jang Geum special
- TV SPOT

2. [Dae Jang Geum]Oriental style small Notebook
◆ Size : 10 x14.8 cm
◆ Special Features : Total 66 pages[/img]

Drama&Movie Piano music Book
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*Publisher : Sang Ji Won
*Page : 72 pages

MBC drama "Dae Jang Geum" of
ONARA/APNA(아프나)/DANGA(短歌)/HAMANGYEON(何茫然)

MBC drama "Firebird" of
karma/After the day

KBS Drama "Snow White" of
I Love you… as much as I can't love you.

KBS Drama "AEJUNGUIE JOGUN"
Be cool.

MBC Drama "Tell Me That You Love Me " of
Tell Me That You Love Me

SBS Drama "Something Happened In Bali " of
REMMEBER/MY LOVE/안되겠니

SBS Drama "Rays of Sunshine" of
GOOD BYE/I LOVE YOU, BUT

SBS Drama "Stairway to Heaven"에서
BOGOSIPDA

SBS Drama "Perfect Love" of
Main Title

SBS Drama "Beat" of
I Know/A person

Movie "TAEGUKGI" of
Piano Solo

Movie "Marrying the Mafia" of
I always you

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Post by nocturne » May 25th, '06, 18:43

I love this drama! I watched it on air back in 2004. It was just perfect for me back then. =]

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Post by ShaolinMilk » May 28th, '06, 15:17

Watched this drama last year and I must admit, it was retardedly good. Watched the whole thing in 6 days. :lol

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Post by hazchung » May 31st, '06, 16:32

thanks for the ost link philly

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Post by ai-chan » Jun 1st, '06, 00:46

i voted life-altering because IT CHANGED MY LIFE!! lol
it was the best drama i had seen in a looong time.
Despite it being extremely long, every episode was worth it!

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Post by junkiLUVIN101 » Sep 8th, '06, 06:30

I LOOOOVE LOOOOVE THIS SHOW!!!!!!! i just finished downloading the whole series...and it only took about a week or so. i took notice of this show when it aired on AZNTV. its still airing on there, every saturday and sunday channel 108 (for those of u with comcast) its awsome they play 5 eps straight i believe thier on ep 26 right now. i couldnt stand waiting for it to come on every weekend so i had to download it. I LOVE LOVE LOVE historically based dramas. and since this is a story based on a true person i like it even more. the acting is wonderful and im learning soooo much from this show about korea's past and ALOT about korean foods. i love it!

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Post by agrias » Sep 9th, '06, 07:14

So, can anyone tell me where I can download this series? The one on the site is Cantonese and I need English subtitle. Can anyone point me to the right direction? Thanks. :roll :-)

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Post by chickenta » Sep 11th, '06, 05:00

FINALLY getting a chance to watch this on TV... soooo glad it's on! I missed a lot of episodes though... like the first 15 :crazy: But I was hooked when I saw it showing... still watching... awesome so far. Can't believe this drama is so long though! :blink

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Post by piggyLove » Sep 11th, '06, 08:51

This series is so nice! ^_^ Hahaa. I loved the little girl actor xD [forgot the name though] Lol xD! It's really awesome x)!
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Post by RedCoral » Sep 24th, '06, 21:55

Wow I didn’t think that I would like this series….54 ep too much of a commitment, Period drama not a big fan… but I must admit I loved it. :wub:
This drama didn’t just show the unimaginable determination of a woman but also hope, courage, enduring strength and love…. The love of a good man who was willing to risk his own life so that she could become the first Korean woman to be the Royal King's physician in the 1400s of Korea's Choson Dynasty. Totally life-altering and yes Ji Jin-hee looks good from every angle…. :wub: :wub: :wub:
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Post by Blammo » Jan 1st, '07, 20:35

Bought all three dvd boxes on amazon.com after hearing a lot of good things about this series. Currently in the middle of box set no 2. I really like it a lot. A good mix of ingridients; great story, historic facts, great actors, cute girls, drama and comedy. Overall quite a very good recipe ;)

UPDATE: Just finished watching all 54 episodes... wow... best Kdrama ever. Such a moving and sweet drama. Highly recommended!
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JEWEL IN THE PALACE (Dae Jang geum)

Post by linhu » Jan 12th, '07, 12:53

Hi
I have seen all th etopics and i couldnt find any name for this seri.i think it should be a very favorite Korean Tv series which has been showed on the TV.
i hope we can gather picture and good clip or video songs here.
here i put some pictures from lee young ae who has the first woman role in the series.
i hope u enjoy it
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[img]http://daejanggeum.blogsome.com/images/ ... 762814.jpg[/img][/url]

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Re: JEWEL IN THE PALACE (Dae Jang geum)

Post by Blammo » Jan 14th, '07, 18:37

linhu wrote:Hi
i hope we can gather picture and good clip or video songs here.
How about youtube.com:
http://youtube.com/results?search_query ... rch=Search
You find all kinds of videos there. Making Of, Behind the scenes, interviews, etc.
And you can even find out that a Jang Geum Anime series exists (lol).
Dont miss the Kang Deok-Gu TV Ads (LOL!)

If you want to see all actors without their historical outfits, check out this video:


PS: As I wrote two posts ago. I finally watched all 54 episdes - yay. Did I already write how great this series is! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Anyone else wondered what happened to Choi Keum Young (Hong Ri Na) after she got banned from the palace? Sad that we dont get to see that mystery resolved in the finale. :-(

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Post by twinkletwinkle » Mar 24th, '07, 08:28

everytime i watch this drama..im always hungry...this drama makes me have a craving for food..it looks so nice and the story plot was very nice too

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Post by Syalala » Mar 29th, '07, 11:52

twinkletwinkle wrote:everytime i watch this drama..im always hungry...this drama makes me have a craving for food..it looks so nice and the story plot was very nice too
Hahahaha me too, I wanted to eat Korean food every time I watched this drama, the food they make in the drama looks so yummy :D . And yup, this drama is very very good in terms of story plot, actors, settings, costumes, etc. Very life-altering and worth-watching!!!!! A must-c drama :thumright:

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