Dong Yi (TV series)

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Dong Yi
Dong Yi.jpg
Promotional poster for Dong Yi
Genre
Written by Kim Yi-young
Directed by
Starring
Opening theme "Walking on a Dreamy Road" by Jang Na-ra
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 60
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Kim Ho-young
  • Ahn Seung-gak
Producer(s) Lee Se-joong
Production company(s) Lydus Contents Company
AStory
Release
Original network Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Original release 22 March (2010-03-22) – 12 October 2010 (2010-10-12)
External links
Website
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Dong-i
McCune–Reischauer Tong-i

Dong Yi (Hangul동이; Hanja同伊) is a 2010 South Korean historical television drama series, starring Han Hyo-joo in the title role.[1] About the love story between King Sukjong and Choi Suk-bin, it aired on MBC from 22 March to 12 October 2010 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 60 episodes.[2][3]

Dong Yi was a hit across Asia and recorded the highest ratings for Korean dramas on Japanese network NHK.[4] It also recorded solid viewership ratings in the mid-20% to 30% range in South Korea,[5] and Han won acting awards for her performance including "Daesang (Grand Prize)" at the MBC Drama Awards.

Synopsis[edit]

Set during the reign of King Sukjong in the Joseon dynasty, the series is based on real-life historical figure Choi Suk-bin.

Dong-yi is an orphaned slave maid working in the Bureau of Music. Her warm personality, sincerity and exceptionally keen mind help her in solving difficult court intrigues.

While solving a case, she meets the king who introduces himself as a court judge. He enjoys her treatment of him as an ordinary person, and falls in love with her. She also gains the favor of Queen Inhyeon and becomes her trusted confidante, then meets Jang Hui-bin, a concubine who is first her ally but later a bitter enemy.

In her quest to survive in court and bring justice to lowborn commoners like herself, she makes many allies such as her devoted protector Cha Chun-soo (whom she considers an older brother despite not being blood-related), the police chief Seo Young-gi, and the court ladies Jung and Bong.

Dong-yi becomes a royal concubine with the rank of Suk-bin, then bears a son who, under her tutelage, later becomes the 21st king of Joseon, Yeongjo, the father of Crown Prince Sado and grandfather of Yi San.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Supporting[edit]

Production[edit]

Dong Yi was written by Kim Yi-young and directed by Lee Byung-hoon. Lee previously directed the hit 2003 period drama Jewel in the Palace.[9]

It was filmed at MBC Dramia located at Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si in Gyeonggi Province, where other historical dramas such as Moon Embracing the Sun, Jumong and Queen Seondeok were also filmed.[10]

Ratings[edit]

Date Episode TNmS Ratings[11] AGB Nielsen[12]
Nationwide Seoul Metropolitan Nationwide Seoul Metropolitan
2010-03-22 1 11.4 (15th) 12.9 (8th) 11.6 (16th) 12.8 (11th)
2010-03-23 2 11.5 (12th) 12.6 (10th) 11.6 (13th) 13.1 (10th)
2010-03-29 3 11.8 (14th) 12.9 (12th) 12.7 (13th) 13.7 (12th)
2010-03-30 4 12.3 (11th) 13.4 (10th) 13.6 (9th) 15.2 (8th)
2010-04-05 5 15.3 (6th) 16.4 (4th) 14.7 (7th) 15.6 (6th)
2010-04-06 6 14.2 (7th) 15.2 (6th) 15.7 (7th) 17.4 (5th)
2010-04-12 7 17.2 (5th) 18.9 (2nd) 17.9 (4th) 20.1 (4th)
2010-04-13 8 17.2 (5th) 18.5 (2nd) 18.8 (4th) 20.4 (4th)
2010-04-19 9 19.0 (4th) 20.4 (2nd) 19.2 (3rd) 20.9 (1st)
2010-04-20 10 19.7 (1st) 21.3 (1st) 18.2 (4th) 19.7 (4th)
2010-04-26 11 21.6 (2nd) 23.5 (2nd) 21.0 (3rd) 24.0 (1st)
2010-04-27 12 22.5 (2nd) 24.5 (2nd) 21.6 (2nd) 23.9 (2nd)
2010-05-03 13 22.9 (1st) 25.2 (1st) 20.0 (3rd) 22.0% (3rd)
2010-05-04 14 20.4 (2nd) 21.9 (1st) 19.9 (2nd) 22.6 (1st)
2010-05-10 15 25.8 (1st) 27.9 (1st) 25.1 (1st) 28.1 (1st)
2010-05-11 16 28.5 (1st) 30.8 (1st) 26.2 (1st) 30.2 (1st)
2010-05-17 17 25.0 (1st) 27.1 (1st) 25.0 (1st) 28.0 (1st)
2010-05-18 18 25.6 (1st) 27.3 (1st) 25.0 (1st) 25.9 (1st)
2010-05-24 19 24.1 (2nd) 26.2 (2nd) 24.6 (2nd) 28.1 (2nd)
2010-05-25 20 23.8 (1st) 26.0 (1st) 22.4 (2nd) 25.3 (1st)
2010-05-31 21 25.1 (1st) 27.7 (1st) 23.0 (2nd) 25.5 (1st)
2010-06-01 22 26.6 (1st) 29.3 (1st) 24.2 (1st) 26.9 (1st)
2010-06-07 23 28.1 (1st) 30.9 (1st) 23.9 (1st) 27.2 (1st)
2010-06-08 24 30.3 (1st) 33.2 (1st) 25.8 (1st) 29.7 (1st)
2010-06-14 25 31.0 (1st) 33.3 (1st) 27.4 (1st) 30.1 (1st)
2010-06-15 26 33.1% (1st) 35.6% (1st) 29.1% (1st) 32.3% (1st)
2010-06-21 27 29.1 (1st) 31.0 (1st) 26.9 (1st) 29.8 (1st)
2010-06-22 28 30.1 (1st) 32.6 (1st) 28.0 (1st) 30.6 (1st)
2010-06-28 29 31.1 (1st) 32.8 (1st) 28.0 (1st) 30.4 (1st)
2010-06-29 30 31.9 (1st) 33.8 (1st) 28.7 (1st) 31.5 (1st)
2010-07-05 31 30.8 (1st) 33.3 (1st) 26.1 (1st) 28.6 (1st)
2010-07-06 32 31.3 (1st) 33.8 (1st) 27.5 (1st) 30.4 (1st)
2010-07-12 33 29.1 (1st) 31.1 (1st) 26.3 (1st) 29.1 (1st)
2010-07-13 34 29.7 (1st) 31.7 (1st) 27.4 (1st) 30.6 (1st)
2010-07-19 35 27.6 (1st) 30.0 (1st) 24.3 (1st) 27.0 (1st)
2010-07-20 36 29.4 (1st) 32.0 (1st) 25.3 (1st) 27.9 (1st)
2010-07-26 37 28.8 (1st) 31.2 (1st) 24.4 (1st) 26.8 (1st)
2010-07-27 38 30.6 (1st) 33.3 (1st) 25.7 (1st) 28.3 (1st)
2010-08-02 39 23.9 (1st) 25.8 (1st) 21.5 (1st) 23.3 (1st)
2010-08-03 40 23.1 (1st) 25.0 (1st) 21.9 (1st) 25.1 (1st)
2010-08-09 41 23.7 (1st) 25.9 (1st) 22.7 (1st) 24.8 (1st)
2010-08-10 42 23.2 (1st) 25.2 (1st) 21.3 (3rd) 23.3 (2nd)
2010-08-16 43 23.3 (1st) 25.0 (1st) 22.7 (1st) 25.2 (1st)
2010-08-17 44 24.8 (1st) 26.6 (1st) 21.6 (2nd) 23.6 (2nd)
2010-08-23 45 24.7 (1st) 26.5 (1st) 24.3 (1st) 27.7 (1st)
2010-08-24 46 26.8 (1st) 29.3 (1st) 25.1 (1st) 28.1 (1st)
2010-08-30 47 30.7 (1st) 33.0 (1st) 27.3 (1st) 29.9 (1st)
2010-08-31 48 30.3 (1st) 32.5 (1st) 27.4 (1st) 30.0 (1st)
2010-09-06 49 29.5 (1st) 31.8 (1st) 27.7 (1st) 30.1 (1st)
2010-09-07 50 28.6 (1st) 30.7 (1st) 25.3 (1st) 27.3 (1st)
2010-09-13 51 26.4 (1st) 28.8 (1st) 24.5 (1st) 26.5 (1st)
2010-09-14 52 27.0 (1st) 29.8 (1st) 24.5 (1st) 26.4 (1st)
2010-09-20 53 23.0 (1st) 25.5 (1st) 22.7 (1st) 24.4 (1st)
2010-09-21 54 20.2 (1st) 21.1 (1st) 19.7 (1st) 21.9 (1st)
2010-09-27 55 25.7 (1st) 28.3 (1st) 24.4 (2nd) 26.7 (1st)
2010-09-28 56 23.6 (3rd) 25.7 (1st) 24.4 (2nd) 26.7 (2nd)
2010-10-04 57 20.9 (2nd) 23.2 (1st) 22.2 (2nd) 24.3 (1st)
2010-10-05 58 20.3 (2nd) 22.2 (1st) 22.6 (2nd) 24.7 (2nd)
2010-10-11 59 24.9 (2nd) 27.9 (1st) 24.4 (2nd) 27.4 (2nd)
2010-10-12 60 22.3 (3rd) 24.2 (1st) 24.3 (1st) 26.4 (1st)
Average 24.5% 26.6% 23.0% 25.4%

Awards[edit]

2010 3rd Korea Drama Awards
2010 MBC Drama Awards[13]
2011 1st Hong Kong Cable TV Awards
2011 47th Baeksang Arts Awards[14]

International broadcast[edit]

Country Network(s) Series premiere Title
 Vietnam VTV3 July 4 2011 Dong Yi
 Thailand Channel 3 November 2011 ทงอี จอมนางคู่บัลลังก์ (Dong Yi Cxm Nāng Khū̀ Bạllạngk̒)
 Myanmar Myanmar National TV September 2017 သားတော် အိမ်ရှေ့စံ
 Turkey TRT 1 February 2012 Sarayın İncisi
 Mongolia TV5 (Mongolia) November 2012 Дун-И (Dun-i)
 Sri Lanka Rupavahini February 2013 අභිත දියණිය (Abhitha Diyaniya)
 Iran Channel 3 2012 دونگ یی (Dong Yi)
 Philippines GMA Network November 2011 Dong-Yi
 Singapore Oh!K October 2014 Dong Yi: The Jewel in the Crown
 Indonesia Indosiar 2011 Dong Yi: The Jewel in the Crown
 Malaysia Channel 8TV 2016 (Dong Yi: THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lee, Ji-hye (7 May 2010). "Han Hyo-joo says she "hold fast" to her role in Dong Yi". 10Asia. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Han, Sang-hee (21 March 2010). "Will Dong-yi Become Next Jewel in the Palace?". The Korea Times. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Oh, Jean (22 March 2010). "Upbeat rom-com vs. court romance". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.kdramastars.com/articles/4131/20120609/always-han-hyo-joo-hallyu-queen.htm
  5. ^ Hong, Lucia (13 October 2010). "Giant places on top and Dong Yi finishes run". 10Asia. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Han Hyo-joo Changes Tack in Costume Drama". The Chosun Ilbo. 13 April 2010. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  7. ^ Wee, Geun-woo (7 May 2010). "Ji Jin-hee says "happy to break stereotype" as a king". 10Asia. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  8. ^ Kim, Jessica (5 January 2010). "Bae Soo-bin joins cast of drama Dong Yi". 10Asia. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  9. ^ Kim, Jessica (9 June 2010). "INTERVIEW: Dong Yi director says Ji Jin-hee "mischievous"". 10Asia. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  10. ^ Lee, Cin Woo (16 March 2012). "Beyond Seoul: 19 reasons to explore Korea". CNN Go. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  11. ^ "TNMS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNMS Ratings (in Korean). Retrieved September 16, 2017. 
  12. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved September 16, 2017. 
  13. ^ Hong, Lucia (31 December 2010). "Kim Nam-joo, Han Hyo-joo win grand prize at MBC Acting Awards". 10Asia. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  14. ^ Hong, Lucia (27 May 2011). "Hyun Bin, Lee Byung-hun win top prizes at Paeksang". 10Asia. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 

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