Yi San

Details
Title: 이산 (李祘) /
Also known as: 이산 – 정조대왕 (李祘 – 正祖大王) / Yi San – King Jeong Jo / Lee San, Wind of the Palace
Genre: Historical
Episodes: 77
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2007-Sep-17 to 2008-Jun-16
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55

Synopsis
This drama details the life of King Jeongjo, Joseon’s 22nd monarch, who is remembered in Korean history as one of Korea’s greatest kings, one who loved the people and reigned for the commoner.

Cast
Lee Seo Jin as Yi San / King Jeongjo
Park Ji Bin as young Yi San
Han Ji Min as Sung Song Yeon
Lee Han Na as young Song Yeon
Park Eun Hye as Queen Hyo Eui
Lee Jong Soo as Park Dae Su
Kwon Oh Min as young Dae Su

Extended Cast
Lee Soon Jae as King Yeongjo
Kyun Mi Ri as Lady Hye Kyeong (Yi San’s mother)
Kim Yeo Jin as Queen Jeongsun (Yeongjo’s wife)
Sung Hyun Ah as Princess Hwa Wan (Yeongjo’s daughter)
Jo Yeon Woo as Jung Hu Kyeom (Hwa Wan’s adopted son)
Lee In Sung as young Hu Kyeom
Song Chang Ui as Jung Yak Yong
Han Sang Jin as Hong Guk Young (Jeongjo’s right-hand man)
Seo Bum Shik as Seo Jang Bo
Jang Hee Woong as Kang Seok Ki
Maeng Sang Hoon as Eunuch Nam / Nam Sa Cho
Han In Soo as Minister Chae Je Gong
Lee Hee Do as Park Dal Ho (Dae Su’s uncle)
Kyung In Sun as Mak Sun (Tavern owner)

Art Department
Ji Sang Ryul as Artist Lee Chun
Yoo Min Hyuk as Artist Tak Ji Soo
Shin Guk as Park Young Moon (Chief of Art Department)
Lee Ip Sae as Cho Bi (Damo)
Kim Yoo Jin as Shi Bi (Damo)
Lee Seung Ah as Mi Soo (Damo)
Oh Ji Eun as Yeo Jin (Damo)

Other people
Jo Kyung Hwan as Choi Suk Joo
Shin Choong Shik as Hong Bong Han
Na Sung Gyoon as Hong In Hwan
Jung Myung Hwan as Kim Kwi Joo
Lee Jae Yong as Jang Tae Woo
Jung Ho Geun as Min Joo Shik
Kim So Yi as Court Lady Kim Jung Geum (Queen Hyo Eui’s attendant)
Lee Sook as Court Lady Kang Mi Bi (Queen Jeongsun’s attendant)
Ahn Yeo Jin as Court Lady Kwak Mi Geum (Princess Hwa Wan’s attendant)
Ji Sung Won as Hong Won-bin (Guk Young’s sister)
Yoo Yun Ji as Yoon Hwa-bin
Lee Chang Hoon as Crown Prince Sado (Jeongjo’s father)
Lee Kyung Young as Han Joon Ho
Yoo Jung Suk as Sung Song Wook (Song Yeon’s brother)
Baek Hyun Sook as Court Lady Lee
Lee Jung Min (이정민) as Captain of the Royal Guards
Chu Hun Yub as Yoo Deuk Gong
Kang San as Prince Eunjeon
Cha Jae Dol as Crown Prince Moon Hyo
Han Sang Hyuk (한상혁) as Yoon Chang Yoon
Kang Sang Goo (강상구) as Gook Tae Ho / Kang Doo Chi
Jung Jae Gon as Park Je Ga
Seo Yoon Ah as Court Lady Park Soo In
Son Il Kwon as Oh Jung Ho (Jung Hu Kyeom’s underling)
Heo In Young as Court Lady Ki Mi
Kim Sung Shil (김성실) as Baek Dong Soo
Choi Bum Ho as Jeongjo’s eunuch
Won Jong Rye as Jeongjo’s court lady
Ban Hye Ra as Royal Kitchen lady
Jo Moon Ui as Song Yeon’s steward
Lee Jung Yong as assassin Shin Gum
Im Hyun Sik as a famous artist
Lee Jung Sung as Government Official Chung
HaHa as public official (cameo)
Yoo Jae Suk as man joking with Mak Sun (cameo)
Choi Jung Woo (cameo)
Lee Hae Woo
Oh Se Jung

Recognitions
2008 44th Baeksang Arts Awards: Best Drama Producer (Lee Byung Hoon)
2007 MBC Drama Awards: Male Top Excellence Award (Lee Seo Jin)
2007 MBC Drama Awards: Female Excellence Award (Han Ji Min)
2007 MBC Drama Awards: Male Newcomer Award (Han Sang Jin)
2007 MBC Drama Awards: Golden Acting Award (Historical Drama) (Lee Soon Jae)
2007 MBC Drama Awards: Special Prize: Child Star (Park Ji Bin)

Episode Ratings

Episode ratings for the MBC drama Yi San.

Date Episode Nationwide Seoul
2007-09-17 1 14.0 (6th) 14.2 (6th)
2007-09-18 2 14.3 (5th) 14.7 (5th)
2007-09-24 3 11.2 (8th) 11.4 (8th)
2007-09-25 4 15.4 (4th) 15.0 (4th)
2007-10-01 5 17.6 (4th) 18.4 (3rd)
2007-10-02 6 17.6 (5th) 18.4 (3rd)
2007-10-08 7 20.4 (3rd) 21.7 (3rd)
2007-10-09 8 20.6 (3rd) 22.4 (3rd)
2007-10-15 9 19.0 (5th) 20.3 (4th)
2007-10-16 10 19.4 (3rd) 20.9 (4th)
2007-10-22 11 18.2 (5th) 18.5 (5th)
2007-10-23 12 24.6 (2nd) 26.1 (2nd)
2007-10-29 13 22.1 (3rd) 23.9 (3rd)
2007-10-30 14 22.1 (3rd) 23.5 (2nd)
2007-11-05 15 21.5 (3rd) 23.2 (2nd)
2007-11-06 16 22.2 (3rd) 23.3 (3rd)
2007-11-12 17 22.3 (2nd) 24.3 (2nd)
2007-11-13 18 23.5 (2nd) 24.9 (2nd)
2007-11-19 19 23.1 (2nd) 24.7 (2nd)
2007-11-20 20 22.6 (2nd) 24.6 (2nd)
2007-11-26 21 23.8 (2nd) 25.8 (2nd)
2007-11-27 22 22.2 (2nd) 24.3 (2nd)
2007-12-03 23 21.4 (2nd) 23.9 (2nd)
2007-12-04 24 23.0 (2nd) 24.6 (2nd)
2007-12-10 25 22.6 (2nd) 24.6 (2nd)
2007-12-11 26 24.4 (2nd) 25.7 (1st)
2007-12-17 27 22.2 (3rd) 24.3 (2nd)
2007-12-18 28 23.1 (2nd) 25.5 (2nd)
2007-12-24 29 23.6 (2nd) 26.3 (2nd)
2007-12-25 30 28.9 (2nd) 31.3 (2nd)
2007-12-31 31 26.8 (3rd) 29.2 (3rd)
2008-01-01 32 28.0 (2nd) 30.3 (2nd)
2008-01-07 33 25.9 (2nd) 28.1 (2nd)
2008-01-08 34 26.9 (2nd) 29.0 (2nd)
2008-01-14 35 28.8 (2nd) 31.3 (2nd)
2008-01-15 36 27.3 (2nd) 29.4 (2nd)
2008-01-21 37 27.0 (2nd) 28.8 (2nd)
2008-01-22 38 28.7 (2nd) 30.3 (2nd)
2008-01-28 39 29.8 (2nd) 32.3 (2nd)
2008-01-29 40 32.9 (2nd) 35.3 (2nd)
2008-02-04 41 33.6 (2nd) 36.3 (2nd)
2008-02-11 42 35.3 (2nd) 38.6 (2nd)
2008-02-12 43 34.7 (2nd) 38.0 (2nd)
2008-02-18 44 34.2 (2nd) 37.0 (2nd)
2008-02-19 45 33.0 (2nd) 35.6 (2nd)
2008-02-25 46 35.4 (2nd) 38.4 (2nd)
2008-02-26 47 32.8 (2nd) 35.5 (1st)
2008-03-03 48 30.8 (2nd) 33.3 (2nd)
2008-03-04 49 30.2 (2nd) 32.9 (2nd)
2008-03-10 50 29.6 (2nd) 32.0 (2nd)
2008-03-11 51 28.2 (2nd) 30.9 (2nd)
2008-03-17 52 29.7 (2nd) 32.6 (2nd)
2008-03-18 53 28.6 (2nd) 30.8 (2nd)
2008-03-24 54 28.7 (2nd) 31.7 (2nd)
2008-03-25 55 27.3 (2nd) 30.2 (2nd)
2008-03-31 56 23.9 (3rd) 26.2 (2nd)
2008-04-01 57 26.3 (2nd) 29.1 (2nd)
2008-04-07 58 32.2 (2nd) 34.6 (2nd)
2008-04-08 59 31.1 (2nd) 33.3 (2nd)
2008-04-14 60 27.9 (2nd) 30.7 (2nd)
2008-04-15 61 29.2 (2nd) 31.2 (2nd)
2008-04-21 62 30.2 (2nd) 32.8 (2nd)
2008-04-22 63 30.1 (2nd) 32.5 (2nd)
2008-04-28 64 28.3 (2nd) 31.2 (2nd)
2008-04-29 65 29.4 (2nd) 32.2 (2nd)
2008-05-05 66 30.0 (1st) 32.6 (1st)
2008-05-06 67 30.9 (1st) 33.5 (1st)
2008-05-12 68 31.2 (1st) 33.7 (1st)
2008-05-13 69 31.4 (1st) 34.4 (1st)
2008-05-19 70 32.1 (1st) 35.6 (1st)
2008-05-20 71 30.3 (1st) 32.8 (1st)
2008-05-26 72 29.8 (1st) 32.0 (1st)
2008-05-27 73 28.8 (1st) 30.4 (1st)
2008-06-02 74 29.8 (1st) 32.0 (1st)
2008-06-03 75 28.6 (1st) 30.9 (1st)
2008-06-09 76 32.7 (1st) 35.3 (1st)
2008-06-10 Special 24.6 (1st) 26.1 (1st)
2008-06-16 77 28.6 (1st) 31.1 (1st)
2008-06-17 Special 10.7 (9th) 11.7 (7th)
Average 26.4% 28.5%

Source: TNS Media Korea

Production Credits

Production Company: Kim Jong Hak Productions
Chief Producer: Jo Joong Hyun
Producer: Park Chang Shik
Director: Lee Byung Hoon, Kim Geun Hong (김근홍)
Screenwriter: Kim Yi Young