The drama takes place mostly in the late 1400's to early 1500's during the Chosun dynasty (a Korean dynasty which reigned for 500 years; the longest uninterrupted rain of any dynasty if my sources are correct.) and follows the story of Suh Jang Geum, a girl who becomes a worker in the royal Chosun kitchens and who is destined to save many people. Though it is a historical drama, there is little in the way of great battles and sword fighting as this drama is much more focused on the lives of women in the palace and their various jobs or functions. Naturally of course, there is much palace intrigue as multiple family factions are fighting discreet battles over all manner of things ranging from exclusive food supply rights to royal succession. Makes me feel pretty happy to not be working in a palace.
|This is a correlation chart that someone actually made for the series, looks complicated no?|