Dae Jang Geum: Vol. 1 (2003) aka Jewel in the Palace. This historical serial drama stars Yeong-ae Lee as Jang Geum, a 16th-century Korean orphan who rises from a position of kitchen maid to become the first female physician to attend the king. As Jang Geum develops her physician's art by experimenting with medicines and new types of cuisine, she must also learn to navigate the treacherous waters of court intrigue. Jin-hee Ji and Ri-na Hong co-star.