Goddess of Fire

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Goddess of Fire
Goddess of Fire-poster.jpg
Promotional poster for Goddess of Fire
Also known asGoddess of Fire, Jung Yi
Jung Yi, the Goddess of Fire
Goddess of Fire, Jeongi
GenrePeriod drama
Romance
Drama
FormatTelevision series
Written byKwon Soon-kyu
Lee Seo-yoon
Directed byPark Sung-soo
Jung Dae-yoon
StarringMoon Geun-young
Lee Sang-yoon
Kim Bum
Composer(s)Lee Pil-ho
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes32
Production
Executive producer(s)Go Dong-sun
Kim Seung-mo
Producer(s)Kim Kwang-il
Editor(s)Im Gyeong-rae
Location(s)Korea, Japan
CinematographyLee Tae-hee
Jo Seong-soo
Running time60 minutes on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 (KST)
Production company(s)KPAX
MBC C&I
Broadcast
Original channelMunhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Picture formatHDTV
Original run1 July 2013 (2013-07-01) – 22 October 2013 (2013-10-22)
Chronology
Preceded byGu Family Book
Followed byEmpress Ki
External links
Website
 
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Goddess of Fire
Goddess of Fire-poster.jpg
Promotional poster for Goddess of Fire
Also known asGoddess of Fire, Jung Yi
Jung Yi, the Goddess of Fire
Goddess of Fire, Jeongi
GenrePeriod drama
Romance
Drama
FormatTelevision series
Written byKwon Soon-kyu
Lee Seo-yoon
Directed byPark Sung-soo
Jung Dae-yoon
StarringMoon Geun-young
Lee Sang-yoon
Kim Bum
Composer(s)Lee Pil-ho
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes32
Production
Executive producer(s)Go Dong-sun
Kim Seung-mo
Producer(s)Kim Kwang-il
Editor(s)Im Gyeong-rae
Location(s)Korea, Japan
CinematographyLee Tae-hee
Jo Seong-soo
Running time60 minutes on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 (KST)
Production company(s)KPAX
MBC C&I
Broadcast
Original channelMunhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Picture formatHDTV
Original run1 July 2013 (2013-07-01) – 22 October 2013 (2013-10-22)
Chronology
Preceded byGu Family Book
Followed byEmpress Ki
External links
Website

Goddess of Fire (Hangul: 불의 여신 정이; RR: Bului Yeosin Jeong-i; lit. Goddess of Fire, Jung Yi) is a 2013 South Korean television series starring Moon Geun-young, Lee Sang-yoon, Kim Bum, Park Gun-hyung, Seo Hyun-jin, Jun Kwang-ryul, Jeong Bo-seok, Byun Hee-bong, Han Go-eun, and Lee Kwang-soo.[1] It airs on MBC on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 32 episodes beginning July 1, 2013.[2]

The historical drama depicts the life and love of Yoo Jung, who is based on real-life 16th century historical figure Baek Pa-sun, renowned as the first female potter and porcelain artist in the Joseon Dynasty.[3][4]

Baek's glazing skills were so prized, she was appointed as a china maker for the royal family. But her fame also attracted the attention of foreign invaders, and during the Japanese invasion in 1592, she was among the Korean artisans captured and forcibly taken to Japan and made to continue their craft there. Under Toyotomi Hideyoshi's orders to enrich Japanese arts and culture, Baek helped the advancement of many new types of pottery that would be claimed as Japanese works of art. She became well-respected in Japan, and there exists a shrine in the city of Arita dedicated to her.[5]

Plot[edit]

Gifted with natural talent and skill, Yoo Jung has a passionate artistic soul and dreams of becoming the top potter and porcelain artist of the Joseon Dynasty. Joseon was famous for its white porcelain, purported to be the highest quality in 16th century Asia, and Jung learns her craft in the porcelain workshop Bunwon (Hangul: 분원; Hanja: 分院), government-subsidized kilns at Bunwon-ri, Gwangju, where ceramics is a mixture of art and science.[6]

Jung later falls in love with Prince Gwanghae, who becomes a tragic king troubled by the various threats to his crown. Despite Gwanghae's deep love for Jung, he must let her go.[7][8]

Cast[edit]

Main Cast[edit]

She was born with an enhanced sense of smell, taste, hearing, sight and touch. She can see and tell apart excellent pottery from the rest. She uses all of her senses and talents to create brilliant pieces of pottery. She uses her sense of smell to choose the best clay material, she tastes the glaze used to make pottery to ensure it is of best quality, and when baking pottery, she relies on her acute sense of hearing to regulate temperature. Her delicate hands masterfully shape clay into a masterpiece. People say the God of Kiln entered her body when she was born inside a kiln. A skilled potter with an artistic soul and an unsurpassed gift for this craft. She is a woman who is not afraid of confrontation and has a quick-thinking mind.She wanted to become a blacksmith more than a potter, but her fate thought otherwise.Her ability to make a ceramic after one look was recognized by King Seungjo,and it isn't until her adoptive father dies that she vows to become the top potter in all of Joseon and trains to enter the Palace pottery department. She uses her talent and passion to overcome every obstacle in the pottery department and others' jealousy and the limitations of her gender. As a woman,she becomes the youngest potter in the department. She starts to make the ceremonial items used by the royal family as well as their personal use items. She engages in a head to head battle with her nemesis Lee Yook-do and in the end emerges victorious as the head of the department. Her name will forever remain in Joseon annals as one of the most prolific and decorated potters in history. But in the end, Jung falls into a trap set by mad jealous Lee Yook-do and became coveted by Japanese shogun Toyotomi Hideyoshi who wants her for her ceramic talent. Jung becomes the only one who can end the Japanese invasion,so she decides to sacrifice herself in order to end it. She goes abroad to Japan and there she creates the famed Joseon-era ceramic that will endure for generations in Japan.
His name at birth was Hon. He later becomes the 15th king of the Joseon Dynasty but receives the lower title of Gun instead of the full title befitting a Joseon ruler. He had the gravitas of a ruler at a young age but his brilliance compelled his adversaries to block his path to the throne. Because his mother, the queen, died while giving birth to him, his father King Seonjo partly blames him for this and they never form a close a bond. Gwanghae realized at an early age that training in the martial arts and excelling in academics would foment animosity towards him. While on a hunting trip with his father, he encounters Jung, his woman of destiny.
It is as if Tae-do was born to protect Jung and be by her side. Jung has no mother so Tae-do treats her like his own sister. Tae-do helps his parents run their tavern and practice martial arts in his spare time. Then he spends the rest of his time looking after Jung. It's how his day goes. There has never been enough time in his day to be with Jung. He is a man who would readily give his life for Jung.From the son of a blacksmith to a military officer to a potter,that was the life this man was born to live. Handsome and talented at martial arts,he's also considerate and thoughtful,the perfect man. A righteous man who only says what is right and does what is right. He wields his strength against those who are stronger,and kneels down to the level of those who are weaker.His father was a blacksmith and he grew up with a tool in each hand.But he grew up to love the bow and arrow more than the hammer and chisel,in the end he become a warrior. In his heart,there is only Jung.They grew up like siblings but the appearance of Gwanghae turns it into a love triangle.His skills catch the eye of Gwanghae and he comes a military officer, but his heart is conflicted between his liege and the woman he loves. In the palace,at times he act as a protector, at times as a lover,always staying by Jung's side.As Jung overcomes all the obstacles to become the top of the pottery department, he decides to give up on her thinking they could never have a happy ending.At this time,the Japanese invasion of Korea happens and the military personnel is called into action.Tae-do helps Gwanghae who is leading the troops and trying to govern,and helps save Prince Imhae who was captured as a hostage by the Japanese. It fights ninjas trying to kidnap Jung Yi, but unfortunately, he is mortally wounded by the leader of ninjas. Before giving up the ghost, he admits at Jung Yi that the only person he ever loved, it was her. Then he dies in the arms of Jung Yi.
Yook-do is Jung's half-brother and the son of Lee Gang-chun, the head of the Sah-ong royal bureau. Born from a family of esteemed artisan potters, he is recognized as a talented potter at a young age. While most people think Lee Yook-do was born with talent, they do not know how much hard work and internal conflict was involved in the process. He spends hours every day at the spinning wheel making pottery.
She spent her childhood with Jung and they grew up together. She dreams of becoming the first female ceramist in Joseon, but recognizes that she could never win against Jung since the latter is more talented than she is. Though she cannot make the pottery herself like Jung, she has excellent eye in distinguishing its artistic quality. As she later acquires money and power, she tries to grasp whatever she wants. She falls into a one-sided love for Tae-do, and becomes Jung's rival.

Supporting Cast[edit]

6th generation royal ceramist and Jung's biological father. His family is famous for making pottery.

Ratings[edit]

Episode #Original broadcast dateAverage audience share
TNmS Ratings[18]AGB Nielsen[19]
NationwideSeoul National Capital AreaNationwideSeoul National Capital Area
11 July 201310.1%11.1%10.7%12.3%
22 July 201310.4%11.7%11.4%11.3%
38 July 20139.3%10.5%10.3%11.4%
49 July 201310.6%11.9%12.0%12.8%
515 July 201311.5%13.3%10.6%11.7%
616 July 201311.3%13.7%11.8%13.3%
722 July 201311.2%13.4%11.7%12.6%
823 July 201312.1%15.1%11.8%12.4%
929 July 201311.2%13.7%10.4%11.6%
1030 July 201310.8%13.4%11.0%11.5%
115 August 201310.7%13.6%10.0%11.2%
126 August 201311.0%14.4%11.6%13.0%
1312 August 20138.2%10.5%9.1%10.3%
1413 August 20138.8%10.9%9.6%10.8%
1519 August 20137.7%9.6%7.8%9.4%
1620 August 20138.2%10.3%8.6%9.8%
1726 August 20137.6%8.7%8.6%9.9%
1827 August 20138.4%10.3%9.1%10.9%
192 September 20138.5%9.7%8.4%9.7%
203 September 20139.6%11.5%9.1%10.4%
219 September 20137.6%8.9%8.4%9.4%
2210 September 20138.2%9.1%7.9%9.1%
2316 September 20138.2%9.9%7.5%8.7%
2417 September 20137.9%8.5%7.2%7.8%
2530 September 20137.1%8.2%6.0%7.2%
261 October 20137.7%8.8%7.6%8.4%
277 October 20137.9%9.2%7.4%9.0%
288 October 20137.6%8.5%7.2%7.7%
2915 October 20138.2%9.3%9.0%10.3%
3015 October 20136.8%8.2%8.0%9.5%
3121 October 20139.1%11.0%9.3%10.4%
3222 October 201310.3%12.1%9.6%10.6%
Average9.2%-9.3%10.4%


Original Soundtrack[edit]

1.Tears Are Also Love (눈물도 사랑인 걸) Baek Ah Yeon (백아연)
2.Tears Are Also Love (눈물도 사랑인 걸) (Inst.) Baek Ah Yeon (백아연)
3.Tears Flow (눈물이 흐른다) Noel (노을)
4.Tears Flow (눈물이 흐른다)(Inst.) Noel (노을)
5.Forever You (영원히 너를) Bobby Kim (바비 킴)
6.Forever You (영원히 너를) (Inst.) Bobby Kim (바비 킴)
7.I Love You (사랑해) Park Ji Min of 15& (박지민 of 피프틴앤드)
8.I Love You (사랑해) (Inst.) Park Ji Min of 15& (박지민 of 피프틴앤드)
9.Though I Close My Eyes (두눈을 감아도) Lush (러쉬)
10.Though I Close My Eyes (두눈을 감아도) (Inst.) Lush (러쉬)
11.Monologue (혼잣말) Kim Hyung Joong (김현중)

References[edit]

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  18. ^ "TNMS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNMS Ratings (in Korean). Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  19. ^ "AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved 2012-10-31. 

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