Yi San

Yi San

  • TV-Y
  • 2009
  • 1 Season
  • 8.2  (451)

Yi San was a show that aired in 2007 on MBC during the days of Monday and Tuesday of each week. It is a South Korean show that was produced by Lee Byeong Hoon. The show was very successful and won a couple of awards. These awards included the Top Excellence Acting Award and Best Actress. This show was also nominated as Best Drama as well. During the show's syndication, it led in both ratings and quality content. Yi San performed better than another acclaimed historical drama known as the King and I. The show led in ratings by consistently maintaining 1st, 2nd,and 3rd place as well. The show Yi San is about the life of the Korean king known as King Jeonigio. He was the 22nd ruler of the Joseon Dynasty. The king Jeonigio is best known in the nation's history for being the most sympathetic towards the struggles and misfortune of the common man. Despite a royal upbringing he understood what the common people were experiencing and therefore was considerate of their livelihood. In the beginning of the show, the early years of the king are covered. Jeongio becomes friends with two children who work in the palace. However they are later banned from working in the palace by King Yeongio who is Jeongios grandfather. Due to fears of Crown Prince Sado planning a coup and overthrow, Yeongio locks him in a storage chest. However Jeongio and his friends beg Yeongio for forgiveness and attempt to get Sado out to preserve his life. After this part of the show then shifts its focus to the adult years of Jeongio. During this time, Jeongio establishes contact with his friends again. However Jeongio's status as Crown Prince and King are threatened at the same time. Jeongio also falls in love with one of his childhood friends. The person he falls in love with is Sung Song Yeon who was once an artist for the palace. After this situation, the show then begins to reveal the rise to power of Yi San including his time as king and also the palace intrigues that he ahs to constantly thwart. The events of the show are based on contemporary sources of the Joseon Dynasty.

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Yi San 77
77. Yi San 77
April 26, 2009
Time has moved on and the current year is 1800. Dae Soo is now at the rank of general and Yi San takes in a military themed event before passing out.
Yi San 76
76. Yi San 76
April 26, 2009
Dae Soo and Seo Jang Bo discover Choi Seok Joo's plans to attack during training. Seok Ki immediately stops the current night training session with a loud shot from his gun.
Yi San 75
75. Yi San 75
April 29, 2009
Jang Yong Young soldiers stop Choi Seok Joo and Min Joo Shik's attempt to kill Yi San. Choi Seok Joo reveals his true plan about the capture of Min Joo Shik.
Yi San 74
74. Yi San 74
April 26, 2009
Yi San sends Dae Soo on a mission to bring back medical assistance. Song Yeon wants to complete a special painting and urges Yi San to take care of anything that comes his way.
Yi San 73
73. Yi San 73
April 26, 2009
Doctors tirelessly work to save Hyang's life as he suffers from a serious illness. Holding her son's lifeless body, the tearful Song Yeon goes into mourning over the untimely death.
Yi San 72
72. Yi San 72
April 26, 2009
San chooses Suwon to be the capital instead of Hanyang. A shocked Hye Bin discovers that Hyang's ring was a gift from King Young Jo to Song Yeon before his death.
Yi San 71
71. Yi San 71
April 22, 2009
Empress Jung Soon shows concern about Yi San's special graveside service. Song Yeon is several days past her intended due date and royal doctors believe it may be because of the baby's health.
Yi San 70
70. Yi San 70
April 22, 2009
Sang Yeon and Yi San try to understand the true meaning behind Tae Gam's gift. Worries about military plans lead Yi San to send troops towards the current location of Chinese soldiers.
Yi San 69
69. Yi San 69
April 22, 2009
Jang Tae Woo confronts Jung Yak Yong about his association with the king. A chance meeting occurs between Yi San and Tae Gam after Jung Yak Yong provides the necessary papers.
Yi San 68
68. Yi San 68
April 22, 2009
Yi San asks a dying Hong Guk Young to accept his apology. Song Yeon stands up for herself in the presence of Queen Hyo Eui, Princess Hye Bin and Princess Hwa Bin.
Yi San 67
67. Yi San 67
April 22, 2009
A mob of angry people attack Hong Guk Young as he leaves to begin his banishment. Princess Hye Bin encourages Yi San to visit Princess Hwa Bin instead of Song Yeon.
Yi San 66
66. Yi San 66
April 22, 2009
Dae Soo discovers Lady Choi as she tries to leave and Suk Wie initiates a confrontation. In the presence of Nam Sa Cho, Yi San learns information about Hong Guk Young's role in current events.
Yi San 65
65. Yi San 65
April 22, 2009
Hong Guk Young receives an ultimatum from Queen Hyo Eui to admit his involvement with Empress Jung Soon. Song Yeon becomes ill while on an excursion to the royal burial place.
Yi San 64
64. Yi San 64
April 26, 2009
An invitation from Queen Hyo Eui to Chobi improves the mood of a grateful Song Yeon. The poor conditions of Hong Guk Young's prisoners visibly upsets Yi San during a visit.
Yi San 63
63. Yi San 63
April 22, 2009
Yi San pays attention to Princess Hye Bin's cruel treatment of Song Yeon. Hong Guk Young takes Jang Tae Woo into custody and orders the arrest of anyone else in the room.
Yi San 62
62. Yi San 62
April 26, 2009
News reaches Princess Hye Bin about Song Yeon paying a visit to Yi San's quarters. Hong Guk Young reveals to Eun Eon that the name of his son will be Wanpoong.
Yi San 61
61. Yi San 61
April 22, 2009
Song Yeon speaks to Yi San in an emotional meeting before she goes to jail. Yi San expresses his concern about the rebel's recent apprehension with the large armament at their disposal.
Yi San 60
60. Yi San 60
April 22, 2009
Yi San considers Hong Guk-young’s request to have Eun-eon adopted by Won-bin. Song-yeon discovers Wook is alive. Wook saved Song-yeon. Hong Guk-young captures Song-yeon’s neighborhood and asks her the location of Wook.
Yi San 59
59. Yi San 59
April 22, 2009
Won-bin becomes fatally ill and dies with Hong Guk-young at her bedside. Hong Guk-young confronts Queen Hyo-eui and asks for an explanation for Won-bin's death. Hong Guk-young feels Won-bin was harshly punished.
Yi San 58
58. Yi San 58
April 22, 2009
Yi San faces another assassination attempt in Mihaeng. Yi San chose an alternate route to Mihaeng than the one Hong Guk-young selected. Won-bin tells Princess Hye-bin how motherwort tea caused her miscarriage.
Yi San 57
57. Yi San 57
April 22, 2009
Prince Yi San demands to know why Hong Guk-young had a consult with the doctor. Hong Guk-young does not answer. Song-yeon tells Queen Hyo-eui about seeing Won-bin drink motherwort tea.
Yi San 56
56. Yi San 56
April 22, 2009
Hong-Guk-young orders Won-bin to fake a miscarriage after she lied about a pregnancy. Princess Hye-bin faints. Hong Guk-young worries his family faces dishonor if Won-bin’s lie is discovered.
Yi San 55
55. Yi San 55
April 22, 2009
Yi San draws anger from Jang Tae Woo as he reveals his changes concerning slaves. After learning she is not pregnant, Won Bin deals with an unwelcome visit from Princess Hye Bin.
Yi San 54
54. Yi San 54
April 22, 2009
After the discovery of his innocence, Hong Guk Young leaves prison to begin an investigation. Woo Bin quickly strikes Song Yeon for painting the Lotus Flower on her commissioned screen.
Yi San 53
53. Yi San 53
April 22, 2009
The murders of Minister Min, Minister Hyung Jo, and Gong Jo draw attention to Hong Guk Young. Queen Hyo Eui is upset after discovering Woo Bin invited Song Yeon to the palace.
Yi San 52
52. Yi San 52
April 22, 2009
Hong Guk Young makes a decision that angers Noron officials and leads Yi San to request his absence from upcoming events. Princess Hye Bin asks Song Yeon a question concerning Yi San but is interrupted by Queen Hyo Eui.
Yi San 51
51. Yi San 51
April 22, 2009
A group on Noron leaders are in front of the King's palace on their knees. Yi San sees this a says that they might be too late. Yi San also wonders why the leader, Jang Tae-woo isn't in their knees too. Jang Tae-woo looks like he doesn't appreciate the concern. Later, Yi San gets excited to see Song-yeon and as they meet, Jang Tae-woo tries to enter the palace. Song-yeon falls asleep in Yi San's o
Yi San 50
50. Yi San 50
April 22, 2009
There is an epidemic in the kingdom. Clerics are meeting with Yi San who called the meeting. During the meeting, Jang Tae-woo gives Yi San some startling advice. On the other hand, Jang Tae-woo's real thoughts about Yi San are revealed. Later, Hong Guk-young makes plans for a sister to come to the palace but Queen Hyo-eui has other plans.
Yi San 49
49. Yi San 49
April 22, 2009
Queen Hyo-eui proposed that Song-yeon go back to the palace. Song-yeon ponders the suggestion for a long time. She is also amazed at the fact that Dae-soo has finally told her how he feels about her and she can't hide her feelings.
Yi San 48
48. Yi San 48
April 22, 2009
The palace army has began fighting each other to prove their worth to the king. However, the kings top guards were left out of the loop because the king no longer trusts them. The king sends his majesty to find men who are trustworthy enough to protect the palace and him.
Yi San 47
47. Yi San 47
April 22, 2009
The town has shut down after criminals are beheaded when charged with treason. As Mak Soon arrives, she is quickly whisked upfront to see the beheading. However, the king has delayed the beheading. Townspeople from all over have arrived to protest the beheading. This puts the king in an awkward position.
Yi San 46
46. Yi San 46
April 22, 2009
Prince Yi San wants to interrogate rebels about their failed coup. Palace guards capture Jung Hoo-gyeom and Princess Hwa-wan at the border. Empress Jung-soo faces interrogation by Hong Guk-young.
Yi San 45
45. Yi San 45
April 22, 2009
The Noron Faction plans another assassination attempt to eliminate Yi San. Jung Hoo-gyeom’s assistant is discovered carrying the assassination message. Prince Yi San stops Hong Guk-young from arresting Jung Hoo-gyeom.
Yi San 44
44. Yi San 44
April 22, 2009
King Young-jo collapses after giving a ring to Song-yeon for drawing Prince Sado’s portrait. The king sends a letter to Yi San, expressing remorse about his behavior and asking for forgiveness.
Yi San 43
43. Yi San 43
April 22, 2009
Princess Hye-bin thanks Song-yeon and Queen Hyo-eui visits Yi San at the shooting range. Prince Yi San visits an upset Empress Jung. Her war crimes are a secret but she still faces punishment.
Yi San 42
42. Yi San 42
April 22, 2009
King Young-jo wants strict punishments for the rebellious Noron Faction. Yi San wants to administer the punishments. Minister Choi Seok-ju wants additional punishments to keep the king’s health a secret.
Yi San 41
41. Yi San 41
April 22, 2009
A stunning historical epic chronicling the life of one of Korea's greatest rulers, Yi San was the most watched drama over the length of its entire 77 episodes.
Yi San 40
40. Yi San 40
April 22, 2009
The king orders his followers to gather all herbs in local communities. The herbs are needed to heal the ailing princess. Not only does the king want all herbs, but all physicians are also to report to him. However, his demands are intercepted by the queen. The prince must fight to save the princess' life.
Yi San 39
39. Yi San 39
April 22, 2009
King Young-jo makes plans for Yi San’s succession to the throne. When Empress Jung-soon learns of the king’s intentions, she tells followers about the need for Yi San to die.
Yi San 38
38. Yi San 38
April 22, 2009
King Young-jo’s dementia gets worse. Hong Guk-young inspects the king’s medicine. A mysterious painting for the king is inspected for clues by Nam Sa-cho and Song-yeon.
Yi San 37
37. Yi San 37
April 22, 2009
Princess Hwa-wan holds a Noron Faction meeting but is shocked to see Empress Jung-soon in attendance. She is escorted out of the meeting. King Young-jo is still ill.
Yi San 36
36. Yi San 36
April 22, 2009
Song Yeon finds herself unconscious from a rare illness. The prince scrambles to bring in a physician to help her. However, he finds that a cure is not meant to be. After several weeks, Song Yeaon regains her health. Upon her recovery, notable figures fight to keep her away from the prince that saved her life.
Yi San 35
35. Yi San 35
April 22, 2009
Princess Hwa-wan arranges for a failed assassination attempt of Minister Choi Seok-joo because he agrees with Yi San. Song-Yeon went to China because she was banished from the palace.
Yi San 34
34. Yi San 34
April 22, 2009
Yi San negotiates with Minister Choi Seok-joo to stop the fighting. He asks what the minister wants to do to end the conflict. King Young-jo may be experiencing dementia.
Yi San 33
33. Yi San 33
April 22, 2009
Yi San hurries to catch his lover before she departs for the Ministry of Culture. Later, the King's mother makes a troubling request. Yi San plans a trip to Oh Nyang while treachery brews within a scheming cabal. The prince's royal guard meets a challenging foe.
Yi San 32
32. Yi San 32
April 22, 2009
The highness summons Song Yeon to the castle to question her about the prince. However, she is leery about giving out information. After refusing to answer questions, the highness threatens Song with lashes from the cane. She warns Song to stay away from the prince. Song finds herself choosing between love and death.
Yi San 31
31. Yi San 31
April 22, 2009
Princess Hwa-wan wants to put Jung Hoo-gyeom on the throne in place of Empress Jung-soon. Princess Hye-bin finds out her son, Yi San, has been out drinking with friends.
Yi San 30
30. Yi San 30
April 22, 2009
The king must find out who is responsible for killing the prince. While he believes her majesty was behind it, her loyal follower refuses to point the finger at her. Yi San knows the truth but does not want to risk the life of her majesty. In the process, he is also risking his chance at the throne.
Yi San 29
29. Yi San 29
April 22, 2009
Hong Guk-young plots to trap Jung Hoo-gyeom through a well-crafted message. Jung Hoo-gyeom receives the message and passes it on to some men hiding out in the mountains. The Prince’s bodyguards surrounded the men and flushed them out into the open. Later, Jung Hoo-gyeom contacts Hong Guk-young and pleads for his life and informs Hong Guk-young of a bigger, more sinister plan in the works.
Yi San 28
28. Yi San 28
April 22, 2009
Yi San is informed that Lord Kim Gui Joo is missing. The prince asks Yi San if he had anything to do with it. However, he denies any involvement. Yi San asks his followers to cover up the disappearance of Lord Kim. He fights to keep his deadly secret away from the prince.
Yi San 27
27. Yi San 27
April 22, 2009
After searching for Dae Soo in Eugeumboo, Song Yeon goes to Yi San with her concern about his whereabouts. Dae Soo tries to understand more about his kidnappers and their current location.
Yi San 26
26. Yi San 26
April 22, 2009
Yi San pays attention to a shooting exhibition during the Naryehee Festival. Hong Guk Young has concerns about a possible murder attempt but his message for Yi San reaches Kim Gwi Joo.
Yi San 25
25. Yi San 25
April 22, 2009
Ignoring Choi Seok Joo's worries, Empress Jung Soon goes forward with her fireworks scheme. Hong Guk Young feels that something is wrong with the upcoming Naryehee Festival and requests more information.
Yi San 24
24. Yi San 24
April 22, 2009
An old man tells Dae-soo that his life is in danger. His dream involved screaming coming from a fire with many people there watching. Dae-soo next tells Hong Guk-young about the old man's vision. Later, Hong Guk-young is alarmed when he learns that minister Lee is organizing a festival that will have bonfires and fireworks.
Yi San 23
23. Yi San 23
April 22, 2009
Hong Guk Young asks to be removed from his current position and Yi San reluctantly obliges. An angry Princess Hwa Wan receives unwelcome news from Jung Hoo Gyeom about Kim Gwi Joo.
Yi San 22
22. Yi San 22
April 22, 2009
Park Young Moon has concerns about Song Yeon's request to teach painting techniques. In order to further his own cause, Jung Hoo Gyeom destroys something meant for Han Seong Boo.
Yi San 21
21. Yi San 21
April 22, 2009
Song Yeon does very well at a contest and receives another commission for her paintings. Yi San asks for assistance from Nanjeon sellers in finding information about a possible Shijeon connection.
Yi San 20
20. Yi San 20
April 22, 2009
Yi San is now in charge of looking after the kingdom and working with its officials on important matters. Hong In Han receives encouragement from Choi Seok Joo to start a friendship.
Yi San 19
19. Yi San 19
April 22, 2009
Yi San faces the difficult choice of allowing Princess Hwa Wan to live for another day. Preparing for the possible death of King Young Jo, Empress Jung Soon issues a command.
Yi San 18
18. Yi San 18
April 22, 2009
Opponents to the prince attempt to stage a coup by returning the ailing King to the palace. The empress wants to know why Yi San is unhappy to see the king.
Yi San 17
17. Yi San 17
April 22, 2009
An unknown illness strikes King Young Jo while away from the palace. Empress Jung Soon sends word that Yi San should be killed if King Young Jo fails to survive the sickness.
Yi San 16
16. Yi San 16
April 22, 2009
Princess Hye Bin commissions Song Yeon to work on a special project for Queen Hyo Eui. San makes a surprise visit to Queen Hyo Eui while Song Yeon is there.
Yi San 15
15. Yi San 15
April 22, 2009
Princess Hye Bin presents an unique item to Princess Hwa Wan. A member of the royal court gives Queen Hyo Eui information about Song Yeon's encounter with Jung Hoo Gyeom.
Yi San 14
14. Yi San 14
April 27, 2009
Yi San must balance his emotions as he discovers information about Princess Hwa-wan. King Young Jo is shocked to learn that someone close to him is involved in the murder plot.
Yi San 13
13. Yi San 13
April 22, 2009
A surprised Yi San discovers that Han Joon Ho is responsible for the plans against him. Dae Soo leads San and Nam Sa Cho to the vacant area where training occurred for a possible assassination.
Yi San 12
12. Yi San 12
April 22, 2009
Yi San disobeys orders to obtain information and ends the prisoner interrogation techniques. Hong Guk Young and Dae Soo find evidence that San is innocent of trying to overthrow King Young Jo.
Yi San 11
11. Yi San 11
April 22, 2009
The East Palace experiences a brutal attack that leads to the death of some palace guards. King Young Jo gives Yi San the difficult task of questioning prisoners for information about the event.
Yi San 10
10. Yi San 10
April 22, 2009
King Young Jo presents a demonstration about how the forgery could have occurred. Dae Soo plans on taking the entrance test to join the military and become Song Yeon's guard.
Yi San 9
9. Yi San 9
April 22, 2009
Yi San learns his signature is being forged and uses the help of artists to discover the forger's identity. A terrified Song Yeon tries to alert Lee Chun to her whereabouts.
Yi San 8
8. Yi San 8
April 21, 2009
After assisting Queen Hyo Eui with a task, Song Yeon is kidnapped. Dae Soo attempts a dangerous rescue mission while Yi San orders soldiers to save the captive Song Yeon from Gakjung criminals.
Yi San 7
7. Yi San 7
April 21, 2009
Song Yeon must prove to Wang Yu that she is a skillful painter. Dae Soo's theft causes problems for the important meeting between Yi San and representatives from the Ching Dynasty.
Yi San 6
6. Yi San 6
April 21, 2009
A familiar dead body leads Yi San to information about who is behind the attempts on his life. Song Yeon, with the assistance of Park Young Moon, confronts false accusations of theft.
Yi San 5
5. Yi San 5
April 21, 2009
Yi San survives an attempt on his life by an unknown man but the potential murderer commits suicide. Princess Hwa Wan talks to her father then meets with Choi Seok Ju.
Yi San 4
4. Yi San 4
April 21, 2009
The discovery of weapons at the East Palace causes King Young Jo to seek information about those around him. Yi San continues his attempt to prove the innocence of Crown Prince Sado.
Yi San 3
3. Yi San 3
April 21, 2009
Using the painting, Yi San's plan to save the life of his father is ignored by an angry King Young Jo. Devastating news concerning the death of Crown Prince Sado reaches Yi San.
Yi San 2
2. Yi San 2
April 21, 2009
Crown Prince Sado's son, Yi San, works to save his father as well as Dae Soo with the discovery of a painting. Song Yeon decides to help the dangerous rescue attempt.
Yi San 1
1. Yi San 1
April 21, 2009
King Young Jo commences a brutal torture for the Crown Prince Sado. A new addition to the royal court, Song Yeon, runs into Dae Soo as he attempts to escape.
Description

Yi San was a show that aired in 2007 on MBC during the days of Monday and Tuesday of each week. It is a South Korean show that was produced by Lee Byeong Hoon. The show was very successful and won a couple of awards. These awards included the Top Excellence Acting Award and Best Actress. This show was also nominated as Best Drama as well. During the show's syndication, it led in both ratings and quality content. Yi San performed better than another acclaimed historical drama known as the King and I. The show led in ratings by consistently maintaining 1st, 2nd,and 3rd place as well.

The show Yi San is about the life of the Korean king known as King Jeonigio. He was the 22nd ruler of the Joseon Dynasty. The king Jeonigio is best known in the nation's history for being the most sympathetic towards the struggles and misfortune of the common man. Despite a royal upbringing he understood what the common people were experiencing and therefore was considerate of their livelihood.

In the beginning of the show, the early years of the king are covered. Jeongio becomes friends with two children who work in the palace. However they are later banned from working in the palace by King Yeongio who is Jeongios grandfather. Due to fears of Crown Prince Sado planning a coup and overthrow, Yeongio locks him in a storage chest. However Jeongio and his friends beg Yeongio for forgiveness and attempt to get Sado out to preserve his life.

After this part of the show then shifts its focus to the adult years of Jeongio. During this time, Jeongio establishes contact with his friends again. However Jeongio's status as Crown Prince and King are threatened at the same time. Jeongio also falls in love with one of his childhood friends. The person he falls in love with is Sung Song Yeon who was once an artist for the palace. After this situation, the show then begins to reveal the rise to power of Yi San including his time as king and also the palace intrigues that he ahs to constantly thwart. The events of the show are based on contemporary sources of the Joseon Dynasty.

  • Premiere Date
    April 21, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (451)