K-Drama: 옥중화 (The Flower in Prison) 2016 MBC Historical, legal drama. Sat-Sun from 10p-11:10p. Station LA18.3(MBCD). Begins Saturday, June 11, 2016. Eng Subs
(Replaces: Marriage Contract)
Also known as: Okjunghwa
Production Company: Kim Jong Hak Production
Chief Producer: Kim Ho Young (김호영)
Director: Lee Byung Hoon, Choi Jung Kyu
Screenwriter: Choi Wan Kyu
Episodes: 50 Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period (in Korea): 2016-Apr-30 to 2016-Oct-16
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 22:00
Original Soundtrack: The Flower in Prison OST
Drama Homepages: Dramawiki; Asianwiki (Korean); MBC (Korean)
A story about Ok Nyeo, a talented girl born and raised in prison but who gains great skill and wisdom through her encounters with extraordinary people from all walks of life. She becomes a crusader for the oppressed peasant class and embarks on a journey to find the class she belongs to in the caste system. Through the life of Ok Nyeo, this drama introduces Joseon’s proud legacy of human rights laws, which Ok Nyeo fights to enact throughout the kingdom. — Dramawiki
CAST & CHARACTERS
Main Cast Jin Se Yun as Ok Nyeo
Jung Da Bin as young Ok Nyeo
Go Soo as Yoon Tae Won
Kim Mi Sook as Queen Munjeong
Jung Joon Ho as Yoon Won Hyung
Park Joo Mi as Jung Nan Jung
Yoon Joo Hee as Lee So Jung
Kim Soo Yun as Yoon Shin Hye
Jun Kwang Ryul as Park Tae Soo
Choi Tae Joon as Sung Ji Hun
Others Jung Eun Pyo as Ji Chun Deuk
Choi Min Chul as Jung Dae Shik
Park Gil Soo as Yoo Jong Hoi
Im Jung Ha as Lee Hyo Sung
Ahn Yeo Jin as Yoo Geum
Shorry J (쇼리 J) as Chun Doong
Lee Se Chang as Jun Woo Chi
Lee Hee Do as Gong Jae Myung
Kim Hyung Bum as Do Chi
Wi Yang Ho as Jak Doo
Maeng Sang Hoon as Jung Mak Gae
Kim Yoon Kyung as Min Dong Joo
Oh Na Ra as Hwang Gyo Ha
Im Ho as Kang Sun Ho
Kwak Min Ho (곽민호) as Gi Choon Soo
Kim Min Kyung as Kim Sang Goong
Goo Hye Ryung (구혜령) as Dak Boon
Bae Geu Rin as Ga Bi
Han Da Eun (한다은) as Sun Hwa
Cameos and special appearances Joo Jin Mo
Yoon Young Joo
Re: Just realized this was 50 episodes. So far I'm liking it OK. Was kinda hard to see Jung Joon Ho playing such an evil part. lol Every time I see him I see Jebin, from Last Scandal of My Life. He's pretty rotten in this tho.
Re: This program seems to have disappeared for the last couple weeks. Now, there is a new drama in its time slot called a New Leaf. Does anyone know how to contact the programmers and find out if they have dropped this drama without finishing it? This is obviously a bad policy no matter the reason, as it would cause us to be leery of getting invested in a drama that can just disappear at any point.
Re: K-Drama: 옥중화 (The Flower in Prison) MBC has preempted most of the programs for this week and next week due to the Olympics. They have been showing a lot of old dramas. Things will be back to normal after the Olympics.
Re: This drama I am still watcing this and it goes on for ever it seems. People on the Asian wiki are not happy with the way the romance is going. It would seem that our Prison flower is the daughter of a Palace lady. don't know why she was killed or by whom but eventually we will find out who Oknyho really is. I am betting that she won't be hooked up with the King but I am not too sure about the primary romance with the Trader guy. He seems to have lost some of his early charm. It is a very large cst of pretty good actors I think. Lots going on everywhere. I take it all as imaginary since it does not seem historical.
Re: K-Drama: 옥중화 (The Flower in Prison) I am seriously addicted to this drama, so much so, that I am experiencing a huge time warp over it. I started with the first episodes as aired in L.A., then missed some over this summer, then picked it up again with current episodes now in the early #30s. In the meantime, I could not wait to find out the future, so I found sites online that subtitle the current episodes as airing in Korea in real time! They are up to Episode 45 now as of last Sunday, only three more weekends to go to finale 51. But since I cannot fast forward anymore, I decided to START OVER with Episode 1, and now I am up to the late 20s on that, due to some heavy consecutive binge watching (in 20 minute batches). In other words, I am simultaneously living in THREE zones of TFIP time shifting, and it is pretty crazy... yes PeggyME, I share your pain about losing sleep, I am in that state for sure.
OK, romance wise, due to seeing TFIP's past, present & future at once, I can say that the two lead characters really deeply care about one another, even if there is no modern-type heat between them. I am not going to get distracted by eye candy aka the King and the Viceroy! It reminds me of HORSE DOCTOR, where it took almost a year for the First Kiss, remember? It reminds me of my old fashioned European grandmother, born before World War I, who told me she did not kiss my grandfather for the first time until after they were married. The netizens chafing at the slow pace should keep the story in historical context, and consider that it is only just recently that intimacies in general have become so overt in dramaland and in real life, too. I am so thankful for the modern kdramas that do have kisses by 10 or 20 eps, but this one is not one of those! So I just enjoy the pace, the epic tale, the fantastic cast, the great plots and subplots, the way this drama uses familiar archetypes to tell their stories in new and thrilling ways in this particular setting, all of it, I love this drama. Yes, I wish the once-devil may care male lead would lose his furrowed brow lately, but I will take anything the writer wants to dish, and I hold out hopes that by the ending Tae-Won will get a HEA with Ok-Nyeo. If they don't, well, no, I don't even want to go there... things are getting even more complicated, but I trust the writer...
Re: The end is not near I am stll watching this drama and it is going on forever I can't say it is getting better because they seem to be struggling to make up incidents to prolong the mystery of Oknyo and it is not quite as interesting. Some of the ideas put forth are far fetched I think. However I still hope to find out who this clever girl is and what will become of her. The bad guys are truly bad and never seem to run out of ideas either. I have assumed we are in early Joseon days and there is no way any female would be as smart as Oknyo...
Re: I am still losing good sleep over this drama. They certainly can bring up more reasons to NOT tell us who is really who and there s more plotting and planning from the bad guys. By the end I am wondering who will be left altho it is getting to be a little clearer in the murky and devious plotting. It is a good drama