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5.1 - Episode 1 of Mr. Queen

Today, we’ll be discussing Episode 1 of Mr. Queen, the hit K Drama on Netflix starring Shin Hye-sun as Kim So-yong, Kim Jyung-hun as King  Cheojong, Seol In-ah as Jo Hwa-jin, Na In-woo as Kim Byeong-in, and Choi Jin-hyuk as Jang Bong-hwan.

We discuss:

  • The historical context for the show. King Cheoljong was a real king! He was illiterate and untrained when he came to power, and was a known womanizer and drinker.

  • The name of this K Drama in Korean is Queen Cheorin.

  • The different characters in the show, including Jang Bong-hwan, King Cheoljong, Kim So-yong, Jo Hwa-jin, Heon Yeong, Court Lady Choi, and Kim  Byeong-in.

  • How Jang Bong-hwan fell into the pool, was kissed by Kim So-yong and ended up in Kim So-yong’s body.

  • The hilarious wedding between King Cheoljong and Kim So-yong.

  • The two types of concubines in the Korean court during the Joseon period.

  • There are so many K Drama elements in this first episode!

  • How the episode ends on a cliffhanger. What will happen on King Cheoljong and Kim So-yong’s wedding night?

  • How Joanna has discovered C Dramas and is absolutely obsessed with Hidden Love!

  • Instagrammer Ina Kim on expressions we hear a lot in K Dramas.



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I’m Joanna, and I’m Sung Hee, and this is K Drama Chat where we will take our favorite Korean dramas (also known as K Dramas) and recap and analyze each episode. Today, we’ll be discussing episode 1 of Mr. Queen, the hit K Drama on Netflix and Rakuten Viki starring Shin Hye-sun as Kim So-yong, Kim Jung-hyun as King  Cheojong, Seol In-ah as Jo Hwa-jin, Na In-woo as Kim Byeong-in, and Choi Jin-hyuk as Jang Bong-hwan. Mr. Queen is a 2020 South Korean television series based on the Chinese web series Go Princess Go. Directed by Yoon Sung-sik, Mr. Queen aired on tvN every Saturday and Sunday from December 12, 2020, to February 14, 2021.


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