Jewel In The Palace (Dae Jang Geum)

We are halfway through broadcasting the 54-part Korean series, the story of the first female royal doctor Jang Geum (Chang Jin), who worked in the royal court in 16th century Korea. With her extraordinary determination and wisdom, she managed to achieve the impossible in a time where women have no place in society: becoming the most outstanding royal chef, then became the first woman royal doctor for the Emperor. Based on a true story, the series ensures accuracy is observed for the historical period it is presenting. The audience can enjoy the extravagance in its production design, the delicacy of the royal cuisine, and the wisdom of traditional Korean medical remedies. (Subtitled in English)

Twice a week on Sundays and Tuesdays at 9:00pm on Stratos and Triangle TV

54-episode Korean language drama (subtitled in English), loosely based on the historical figure depicted in the Annals of Joseon Dynasty.

The series focuses on Jang-geum (played by Lee Young Ae), the first female royal physician of the Joseon Dynasty of Korea.

The main themes are her perseverance and the portrayal of traditional Korean culture, including Korean royal court cuisine and traditional medicine.

Stratos and TTV twice a week on Sundays and Tuesdays at 9pm starting 18 October

Tuesdays and Sundays at 9pm on Triangle & Stratos from October 18

The first TV drama series to screen in another language, with English subtitles, is about to hit NZ screens from October 18. Called “Jewel in the Palace” (Dae Jang Geum) it was the highest rating series ever to screen in its home country of Korea. Set during the Chosun Dynasty, it is based on a true story of a lower class girl, Jang Geum, who rises through the male dominated society to start as a royal cook, then a royal physician, before becoming the King’s own physician. Part love story, the main theme is courage and perseverance as well its portrayal of traditional Korean culture including Korean royal court cuisine and medicine.