JANG OK JUNG
Title: Jang Ok Jung / Jang Ok Jung, Living in Love
Genre: Period, Romance, Melodrama
Director: Boo Sung Chul
Screenwriter: Choi Jung Mi
Broadcast network: SBS, every Monday & Tuesday 21:55
Broadcast period: 2013-Apr-08 to 2013-June-25
The story of Jang Hee Bin, the famous concubine of King Suk Jong in the Josoen Dynasty. The drama focusing on her story before became a concubine, a fashion designer and a cosmetic maker.
Jang Ok Jung
She was born from the lowest class in strict hierarchical Chosun Society.
As the woman who received passionate love by King, as a political partner with King, in the severe political attack from noblemen group, she became the woman who sways Chosun in spite of her low blood.
The drama will describe Jang Okjung as the woman as well as the human-being, not as an evil Concubine.
Her father was a translator , a mid level in society. Her mother was a government slave. So, she inherited low blood.
But, with the great sense in fashion and the destined-love with King made her the center-of-storm in Chosun.
He was strong ruler who established King’s power forcefully. He was the most powerful King in Chosun. He was the cruel man who sentenced death to his sole lifelong beloved lady only to defend his Empire.
But, he was also a man-in-terrible-destiny who had to endure loneliness and sorrow to keep King’s position.
I am the nation!!
This was the motto of French King, Louis IX in the absolute monarchist era. The 19th King of Chosun had lived the very same way.
He was crowned at the age of 14 and encountered many cunning old officials, he underwent many assassinating trials, he grew up as a cruel gamer with thousands face.
No man-in-subordinate dares to challenge King’s authority!!
His life was just like born-killer.
During his regime, there were continuous plots and challenges against King’s authority, and, there were bloody days.
In a sudden day, one woman entered his cold heart.
The woman who can twinkle for herself with her own talent!!
It was Jang Okjung.
But, Okjung’s background was the opposite site of current power group. King starts to understand.
To keep his love, he had to be stronger.
She had the pride that she is the official queen with royal blood. She was born as a queen, and, raised to be a queen. She possessed everything, wealth, honor, power. She was positioned as the queen in the end.
She felt tremendous jealousy against Okjung, low blood woman.
But, she could not receive one man’s love till the last. So, being a queen is the only way to preserves herself.
She felt tremendous jealousy against Okjung, low blood woman. She envied Okjung as Okjung received love by the King.
He is the wealthiest merchandiser.
His life was spotted with blood for getting back Okjung. In the end, he shouts to King grandly “I will put everything for Okjung , the woman you threw away for your meaningless small power!”
His life was so dramatic, just like Okjung, the woman he loved.
He is an uncle of Lee Soon (The King). Differently than his nephew (King), he is straight and pure.
He also keeps tragic love in his heart. He can’t do nothing but watch that beloved-friend pushes beloved-lady to death.
Though he loves Okjung, he did not show his feeling as he knows that Okjung is Lee Soon’s woman.
He guides and helps Okjung without Okjung’s notice.
Kim Tae Hee as Jang Ok Jung
Kang Min Ah as Jang Ok Jung (young)
Yoo Ah In as King Sook Jong
Chae Sang Woo as King Sook Jong (young)
Jae Hee as Hyun Chi Soo
Lee Sang Yeob as Dong Pyung Goon
Han Seung Yeon as Choi Sook Bin
Hong Soo Hyun as Queen In Hyun
Sung Dong Il as Jang Hyun
Yoon Yoo Sun as Kang’s Wife
Kim Seo Ra as Jang Hyung
Lee Gun Joo as Eunuch Yang
Lee Hyung Chul as Bok Sun Goon
Go Young Bin as Jang Hee Jae
Kim Ha Eun as Queen In Kyung
Lee Ja Min as Yun Hong
Jang Young Nam as Court lady Chun
Kim Se In as Jung Hon Ja
Dal Shabet’s Ah Young as Princess Myungan
Kim Sun Kyung as Queen Myungsung
Lee Hyo Choon as Queen Jo
Lee Dong Shin as Kim Man Ki
Choi Sang Hoon as Jo Sa Seok
Ji Yoo as Ja Kyung
Bae Jin Sub as Hyun Moo
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