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I was inspired watching this drama after viewing 'The King and I' which along the time line acts as a prequel to this drama. It has been so gratifying for me to have viewed such a masterpiece of storytelling. Although it took me the better part of a year to watch this story in its entirety, there has never been a moment in which I felt disappointed. Jang Geum showed all the character traits of a true heroin who inspired and motivated all whom she touched. It's been a real joy to watch a period piece that stirs the soul and moves the spirit. You would be hard pressed not to fall in love with this character as she undergoes the many trials that face her. From the love she has for Min Jung Ho to the admiration and respect she commands from her piers and teachers, it is easy to see why she was so loved by so many. This is indeed one of the best, if not the best historical dramas that I've viewed to date. I would definitely put the time into watching it again. .
I love this drama. I was concerned from the start on how Jang Ok Jung was being portrayed differently in this drama than in others. I almost forgot that there are always two sides to every story told however sad the ending may be. I prefer this humanistic portrayal of her before the palace corruption.
The saying ignorance is bliss, beware the fruit of knowledge and watch what you wish for all come to a head in this butterfly effect dramatization that will leave your head whirling. Read comment for full review.