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Hwang Jini

Hwang Jini (황진이, Hwang Jin-yi), is a 2006 South Korean drama based on the South Korean novel I, Hwang Jini by Kim Takhwan, directed by Kim Chul-kyu. It was aired in South Korea by KBS2 from October 11, 2006 to December 28, 2006.

Hwang Jini poster

“Hwang Jini” poster

Basic information

Original title (Korean): 황진이
Phonetic title: Hwang Jin-yi
English title: Hwang Jini
Language: Korean
Country: KR South Korea
Runtime: 64 minutes
No. of episodes: 24
Genre: Period drama, Historical drama, Romantic drama
Director: Kim Chul-kyu
Scriptwriter: Yoon Sun-joo
Original story: I, Hwang Jini by Kim Takhwan
Producer: Lee Sung-joo
Production company: Olive9
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: October 11, 2006 – December 28, 2006


The story of Hwang Jin Yi, the famous 16th century Gisaeng.

This story is about the life of Joseon-era dancer, musician and poet, Hwang Jin Yi, who seeks perfection in her art relentlessly and the hardship facing women due to their lowly social status.

Hwang Jin Yi (Ha Ji Won) is the illegitimate child of a noble and Heon Keum (Jun Mi Sun), a noted musician gisaeng. The story centers on the four men in her life and her pursue in the art of dancing. Her first love with a nobleman's son Kim Eun Ho (Jang Geun Suk) ends in tragedy. Her love affair with Kim Jung Han (Kim Jae Won) does not have a happy ending either. Byuk Kye Soo (Yoo Tae Joon) is the Emporer's relative who are obsessed with her and tried every trick but still could not have her. Finally there is her devoted bodyguard Yi Saeng (Lee Shi Hwan) who never deserted her in times of need. Meanwhile, there is Bu Yong (Wang Bit Na) who not only is Hwang Ji Yi's rival in dancing but also in love.

Some scenes in Hwang Jini - 1

Some scenes in Hwang Jini - 2

Some scenes in Hwang Jini - 3

Some scenes in Hwang Jini - 4

Some scenes in Hwang Jini - 5

Some scenes in “Hwang Jini”


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