Bang-ja is a servant to a noble. He is widely considered attractive and is and impeccably mannered. At a geisha house called Cheongpunggak, he falls in love at first sight with Chun-hyang, a woman Bang-ja knows his master Mong-lyong is also enamored with. Deciding to win Chun-hyang's favor--and heart--first he seeks the help of old man Ma. Ma is renowned for his skills in the art of the seduction of women. Old man Ma teaches Bang-ja the skills he has learnt from Jeolla province's foremost Casanova, JANG Pan-bong. Mong-lyong is a nobleman more interested in the arts than in study, and more interested in women than in Confucius. He visits Cheongpunggak, a geisha house, and falls in love immediately with Chun-hyang, as posh as any noblewoman. She plays games with Mong-lyong, making it unclear whether she is aware of his feelings for her and further confusing the issue by showing interest in his servant, Bang-ja. Mong-lyong plans a complex strategy based on Confucian Analects and Mencius and begins a game intended to make Chun-hyang fall in love with him. Chun-hyang is a beautiful woman whose only blemish on her otherwise perfect character is that she is the daughter of a geisha. Through the teachings of her mother Weol-mae and aunt Weol-lae, Chun-hyang tries to seduce the nobleman Mong-lyong to improve her social status. She is able to capture Mong-lyong with her natural charms but things do not go according to plan when Bang-ja enters the scene. Chun-hyang uses a special weapon--a letter of addictive attraction--to seduce Mong-lyong. Bang-ja, a master womanizer armed with ancient teachings, the sophisticated schemer Mong-lyong, and Chun-hyang, a seductress without rival. What will come of their multiple and unpredictable games of seduction?
This will be my shortest review ever! In the beginning, I don’t intend to finish this teledrama after watching the first episode but since it only has 4 episodes, I decided to finish it. I’m currently on the last episode and I’m so, so glad it is almost over. The Servant told a story of forbidden love between a servant “Bang-ja” and a daughter of gisaeng, Lady Chung Hyang. Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on how you perceived it, the servant’s master, a well-known womanizer, also has interest on Lady Chung Hyang. This forbidden love news eventually was told to the magistrate and the lady was arrested because it is illegal to have courtship with someone of a lower status.