HWANG JIN YI
Title: Hwang Jini / Hwang Jin Yi / Dust Storm
Scriptwriter: Yoon Sun Joo
Director: Kim Chul Kyu
Broadcast network: KBS2 , Wednesday & Thursday 21:55
Broadcast period: 2006-Oct-11 to 2006-Dec-28
Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.
The story of Hwang Jin Yi, the famous 16th century Gisaeng.
This story is about the life of Joseon-era dancer, musician and poet, Hwang Jin Yi, who seeks perfection in her art relentlessly and the hardship facing women due to their lowly social status.
Hwang Jin Yi (Ha Ji Won) is the illegitimate child of a noble and Heon Keum (Jun Mi Sun), a noted musician gisaneg. The story centers on the four men in her life and her pursue in the art of dancing. Her first love with a nobleman’s son Kim Eun Ho (Jang Geun Suk) ends in tragedy. Her love affair with Kim Jung Han (Kim Jae Won) does not have a happy ending either. Byuk Kye Soo (Yoo Tae Joon) is the Emporer’s relative who are obsessed with her and tried every trick but still could not have her. Finally there is her devoted bodyguard Yi Saeng (Lee Shi Hwan) who never deserted her in times of need. Meanwhile, there is Bu Yong (Wang Bit Na) who not only is Hwang Ji Yi’s rival in dancing but also in love.
Ha Ji Won as Hwang Jin Yi, later called Myung Wol (Gisaeng name)
Kim Jae Won as Kim Jung Han
Kim Young Ae as Yim Baek Moo
Wang Bit Na as Bu Yong
Yoo Tae Joon as Byuk Kye Soo
Jang Geun Suk as Kim Eun Ho
Lee In Hye as Gae Ddong, later called Danshim (Gisaeng name)
Lee Shi Hwan as Yi Saeng
Kim Bo Yun as Mae Hyang
Jun Mi Sun as Heon Keum
Kim Young Ae
Shim Eun Kyung as young Hwang Jin Yi
Jo Jae Wan
Kim Seung Wook
Lee Hee Do