Saturday, June 16, 2012
DONG YI (Tv Series) GMA7 June 15 2012
Dong-Yi (동이 ) is an MBC Historical 60-episode drama about the love story between King Sukjong and Choi Suk-Bin, also known as Dong Yi. It is produced by Lee Byung-hoon who also directed Jewel in the Palace in 2003. The first episode of Dong Yi scored 11.4 percent according to TNS Korea and 11.6 percent by ABG Nielsen Media Research,
Set during the reign of King Sukjong in the Joseon dynasty, the series is based on the historical character Consort Suk. The story focuses on Dong Yi, a slave maid working in the Bureau of Music. Her warm personality, sincerity and exceptionally keen mind help her in solving difficult court intrigues and allow her to rise in the ranks, first as a Lady of the Court and then as a concubine, despite being Lowborn.
While solving a case, she meets the King who introduces himself as a Court Judge. He enjoys her treating him as a real court judge and he falls in love with her. She also gains the favor of Queen Inhyeon and meets Jang Heebin, another concubine who is first an ally but later a bitter enemy.
In her quest to survive in court and bring justice to the Lowborn she makes many allies such as Cha Chun Soo (who she considers an older brother though not blood-related), Seo Yong Gi (Police Chief), and Court Ladies Jung and Bong.
Dong Yi becomes a concubine with the rank of Sook-bin, bears a son who, under her tutelage, later becomes the 21st king of Joseon, Yeongjo, the father of Crown Prince Sado (whom Yeongjo killed by placing him in a wooden coffin-like rice box to starve as punishment) and grandfather of Yi San.
Dongyi is considered next on Queen Seon Deok as top grossing in Korean novelas.
Han Hyo Joo as Dong Yii (Choi Suk-bin)
Kim Yoo Jung as Young: Dong Yi
Ji Jin Hee as King Sukjong
Lee So Yeon as Jang Hui Bin/Jang Ok-jeong
Bae Soo Bin as Cha Chun Soo