Poster for historical drama "Dong Yi - Jewel in the Crown" [MBC]
Korean historical drama "Dong Yi - Jewel in the Crown" has been recognized as the most popular drama in Hong Kong by one of its major television service providers.
A press release from BH Entertainment announced on Monday that "Dong Yi," which stars Korean actress Han Hyo-joo and Bae So-bin, was selected as the most popular drama at Hong Kong's i-Cable 2010 best drama awards.
An executive at i-Cable and an announcer of i-Cable's news channel CEN will fly into Korea today to hand the award to Han and Bae.
"Dong Yi" first went on air on November 15 on the prime time slot of Hong Kong's cable channel i-Cable, while Han and Ji Jin-hee visited the country for promotional events and interviews with local media outlets last month.
The historical drama is about a woman named Dong Yi who grows up to become Choi Suk-bin, a consort of King Sukjong and the mother of King Youngjo during the Joseon Dynasty.
The 60-part series has also been sold to ten countries including Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
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