KBS Wed/Thurs drama (2006) - 24 episodes (plus a Hwang Jini Special)
For KBS homepages for this drama, go to: http://www.kbs.co.kr/drama/hwangjiny/
index.html/ (in Korean).
Aired on KBS2 in Korea: October 11, 2006 to Dec. 28, 2006 Wednesday & Thursday nights at 9:55.
Hwang Jin-i (aka Myeongwol): Ha Ji Won (Damo)
Baek-mu: Kim Young Ae (Love Letter)
Boo-yong: Wang Bit Na (My Love Fool)
Kim Jung-han: Kim Jae Won (Wonderful Life/Romance)
Byuk Kye-soo: Yoo Tae Joon (Crazy for Love/Really Like You)
Kim Eun-ho: Jang Geun Suk (Lovers in Prague)
Jin Hyun-geum (blind kiseang): Jun Mi Sun
Eom-soo: Jo Sung Ha
Mae-hyang: Kim Bo Yeon (Snow Flower)
Gae-ttong (aka Danshim): Lee In Hye (Golden Apple)
Geum-choon: Jung Kyung Soon
Aeng-mo: Song Yi Woo
For more info on the cast
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The story of Hwang Jin Yi, the famous 16th century Gisaeng.
This story sheds new light on the life of Joseon-era dancer, musician and poet Hwang Jin Yi, who made her art blossom even when her love was put to test. The series also depicts the tragic life of a woman who faces hardships due to her social status. The drama drew the spotlight even before its premiere because Hwang Jin Yi is portrayed by top actress Ha Ji Won. Wang Bit Na portrays another prominent dancer of the same era who is jealous of Hwang Jin Yi¡¯s artistic talent. The role of nobleman Kim Eun Ho, Hwang Jin Yi¡¯s first love who dies because their love turns out unrealistic due to differences in their social status, is played by Jang Geun Suk, while king¡¯s relative Byuk Kye Soo, who becomes addicted to Hwang Jin Yi but fails to win her heart, is played by Yoo Tae Jun. Actor Lee Shi Hwan portrays Yi Saeng, an ambivalent character who is neither Hwang Jin Yi¡¯s lover nor friend. Kim Young Ae plays the role of dancing girls¡¯ trainer, while Kim Bo Yeon portrays her rival, Mae-hyang. The role of dancer Heon-keum, Hwang Jin Yi's mother who gave birth to her as a result of her belief that love only comes once in a lifetime, is portrayed by Jun Mi Sun.
This drama series is about the life of a woman from joseon era who is creative, witty, dancer, musician, and a poet who seek perfection of his arts, with this ability, she uses it to protect herself in the hardship due to their lowly social status. For me, among other historical series this one will touches your heart, you'll be able to see the hardship, of the women in the joseon dynasty treating them as slaved , a thing, for not giving them respect as it should be,and rivalry of the woman so to be notice by a nobleman. There's much to see. many says this is a second for jummong series but i guess much better than that .though i really believed we have this own preferrence i'll guarantee you it's the best. and also a higly recommended one.
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