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Yi San / 이산-정조대왕drewster411 2009-02-03 14:27
Yi San - King Jeong-Jo 이산- 정조대왕
Airing Date: September 17th, 2007
Broadcasting Company: MBC
This drama is about the life of King Jeong-Jo, Joseon's 22nd Monarch, who is remembered in Korean history as one of Korea's greatest Kings who loved the people and reigned for the commoner.
Lee Byung-hoon, director of international hit "Jewel in the Palace," and Lee Seo-jin, the hero of the phenomenally popular "Damo" and "Phoenix" have joined their star power in this SBS TV series. Lee Seo-jin plays the role of the fair and charismatic ruler, who is remembered for reforming the state examination and reviving the Office Land Law (1466), which helped diminish the abusive power of court officials. But the biggest reason to love this good-looking king is his unwavering affection for one woman. The drama develops upon the romance between Jeongjo and his childhood friend-turned concubine Seong, played by the rising starlet Han Ji-min.
In addition to the court romance, the drama showcases the grandeur of late 18th century Korean architecture and the lavish culture of royal Joseon. "Yi San" will also keep you on the edge of your seat as it recounts the series of assassinations that plagued the royal household. The drama is also expected to realistically depict the changing economic policy of the "hermit kingdom" at the turn of the century.
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