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Title: Jung Yi, The Goddess of Fire
Genre: Period, Historial, Romance
Director: Park Sung Soo
Screenwriter: Kwon Soon Gyu
Broadcast network: MBC, every Monday & Tuesday 21:55
Broadcast period: 2013-July-01
This drama is about the life and love
of Jung Yi (Moon Geun Young). She was the first and the best female
potter in the Joseon Dynasty period. After she was kidnapped to Japan
during a war, she demonstrated the superiority of Joseon potters in
There was a kid who has special senses of sight, smell, taste, hearing, touching.
She used her special senses for making pottery.
Before she notices heaven’s will, she
was just a little girl who likes to play clay. In her era, Chosun,
female cannot be a chief of pottery-kiln.
But, she does not care irrational beliefs or practices. She swears to be the best ceramist for her father.
He is the 15th king of Chosun. In the
history, he was really tragic king who was dethroned and punished to
death. After his death, he was deprived of king-title.
From the childhood, it’s clear that he’s smart and had ability to be a king. But, his smartness returns to him as a poison.
His father –the preceding King – loves his younger brother from different mother.
“The order of precedence to become king”
is after his elder brother. So, he started to understand that, if he
accumulates and shows his ability, it would return as a harmful
situation for him. He has no supporting group in the kingdom because his
mother died early.
One day when he goes out for hunting with his father king, he meets his woman-in-destiny, Jung yi.
Since their childhood days, he had
treated Jung Yi just like his own little sister. After he helped his
parents at their own-shop, he assisted Jung Yi’s daily life. It became
his daily pattern.
He did not know it was love. He considered it as his obligation.
After Jung Yi entered the palace, he becomes a subordinate of Kwanghae, in order to stay close with Jung Yi.
But, when he recognizes Kwanghae’s feeling for Jung Yi, he becomes nervous.
Lee Kangchun’s son. Born ceramist. He loves his works.
As a daughter of another genius ceramist, Sim Jongsoo, she also learns from Jung Yi’s father.
She dreams to be the first female
ceramist in Chosun but then she recognizes that Jung Yi is more talented
than her and she wouldn’t win.
Though she cannot make ceramics by herself like Jung Yi, she has excellent eye to distinguish pottery’s artistic quality.
After she knows how to use money and power, she tries to grasp whatever she wants.
6th generation royal ceramist. His family
has been famous for making pottery. Before Jung Yi’s father appears, he
thinks that he is the best in Chosun. 10 years later he competed the
highest place in royal pottery kiln against Jung Yi’s father, now his
former rival’s daughter gives him frustration again. His anger explodes.
Moon Shi Seung
Though his hand is always trembling
because of alcohol-addiction, He is born genius for making pottery. He
is the teacher of Jung Yi’s father as well as Jung Yi.
The best ceramist in Chosun as well as
Jung yi’s father . His genius artistic spirits are inherited to his
daughter and makes her the first female royal ceramist in Chosun.
Father of Sim Hwaryung.
14th King of Chosun. As a king from
lateral blood relatives, he feels inferiority. The inferiority makes him
a mean and cunning man.
His 1st wife, the Queen, has no child
and died early. So, in his era, there was a secret-war among Concubines.
Kwanghae is 2nd son of 1st Concubine. 1st son of 1st Concubine was
considered inadequate for King. But, 1st Concubine is also died early,
leaving Imhae and Kwanghae.
2nd Concubine Kim (Lady In Bin)
Since Kwanghae’s real mother, the 1st
Concubine died early, Sunjo loves her. She is jealous and has evil plot
to make his own son, Sinsung, to be a new King.
Kwanghae’s elder brother. Wild and
cunning. Since he saw his mother, the 1st Concubine of Sunjo, became
sick after gave birth Kwanghae, he charged all problems to Kwanghae. He
always feels inferior against his younger brother.
Goodness ! Child KwangHae and adult KwangHae are like photocopies. Lee Sang Yoon should give the kid a life-time contract to be his child counterpart for his future dramas. And when the kid is old enough to be the drama hero, Lee Sang Yoon can play the father. Haha.Awesome start! Great chemistry between child actors. Solid story (I always love history). Can't wait for next episodes.