|Lee San, Wind of the Palace|
|Also known as||Yi San|
|Written by||Kim Yi-young|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||77|
|Executive producer||Jo Joo|
|Running time||70 minutes|
|Production company||Kim Jong-hak Production|
|Original network||MBC TV|
|Original release||September 16, 2007 –|
July 2, 2008
|Revised Romanization||Yi San|
Yi San (Korean : 이산; Hanja : 李祘),also known as Lee San,Wind of the Palace,  is a 2007 South Korean historical drama,starring Lee Seo-jin and Han Ji-min.  It aired on MBC from September 17,2007 to June 16,2008 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55.  The series was directed by Lee Byung-hoon,who also created the award-winning television series Dae Jang Geum . 
Lee Seo-jin and Han Ji-min received recognition for their performances at the MBC Drama Awards.
The series dramatizes the life of Korea's King Jeongjo,the 22nd ruler of the Joseon Dynasty. Jeongjo is remembered in Korean history for his sympathy with the plight of the common man,in spite of his own pampered upbringing as royalty.
The drama begins with the King's early years,during which he befriends two children working in the Palace who are later expelled. King Yeongjo (Yi San's grandfather) seals San's father,Crown Prince Sado,in a rice chest with no food or water because he fears that the Crown Prince is planning a coup. San wants to save his father,and with the help of his friends Seong Song-yeon and Park Dae-su,begs King Yeongjo to forgive the Crown Prince.
The drama then skips forward to Jeongjo's adult years when he and his friends re-establish contact with each other. Throughout,his position as heir is threatened by palace intrigues.
Yi San begins to fall in love with one of his childhood friends,Seong Song-yeon,whose father,a palace artist,died when she was young. The story then follows his rise to power,his assumption of the kingship,and the labyrinthine palace intrigues that he must constantly guard against from the Noron Faction.
While the show does deviate from the historical record in a number of ways,its representation of court life during the Joseon Dynasty appears to be based on contemporary sources.
Yi San was popular and recorded a solid viewership rate (average) of 26.4% (Nationwide) and 28.6% (Seoul) and a peak of 35.3% (Nationwide) and 38.6% (Seoul)
|2007||2007 MBC Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award,Actor||Lee Seo-jin||Won|| |
|Excellence Award,Actress||Han Ji-min||Won|
|Best Teen Actor||Park Ji-bin||Won|
|Best Writer||Kim Yi-young||Won|
|Viewer's Favorite Drama of the Year||Lee San,Wind of the Palace||Nominated|
|Popularity Award,Actor||Lee Seo-jin||Nominated|
|Popularity Award,Actress||Han Ji-min||Nominated|
|Best Couple Award||Lee Seo-jin and Han Ji-min||Nominated|
|2008||2008 Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Director (TV)||Lee Byung-hoon||Won|| |
|Best Actor (TV)||Lee Seo-jin||Nominated|
|Best New Actor (TV)||Han Sang-jin||Nominated|
In Sri Lanka,the drama aired on Rupavahini dubbed in Sinhala from 7 July 2014 to 9 February 2015. Under the title,යහපත්මහරජ- Yahapath Maharaja
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