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5.5 - Review of Episode 5 of Mr. Queen

Today, we’ll be discussing Episode 5 of Mr. Queen, the hit K Drama on Netflix 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.

We discuss:

  • The song we feature during the recap: Puzzle by SoYou and Park Woo-jin

  • The Queen or Jang Bong-hwan’s motive in admitting that she tried to commit suicide

  • How the queen’s actions continually surprise and confuse the King

  • The amazing dancing in the rain scene

  • More of the Queen’s back story, which is quite sad because she was in love with the King, but he didn’t love her back. We also learn that she saw the Grand Dowager Queen and Kim Byeong-in the night she tried to commit suicide.

  • More great cooking by the Queen.

  • All the palace intrigue, including Lord Kim Jwa-geun’s meeting with the scarred eunuch, the Pungyang Jo family’s plot to depose the Queen, the King’s secret activities, and the Kim family’s plot against the Jo family.

  • How Prince Yeongpyong is secretly in love with Jo Hwa-jin.

  • The K Drama elements we see in this episode, including all the people talking to people sleeping, the amazing umbrella scene in the rain, and all the crying.

  • The story of Achilles, his weak spot, how he died, and how this story is clearly foreshadowing what will happen in this show.

  • The ending where Kim So-yong has jumped into the lake,  but she doesn’t go back to modern day Korea. Instead, the King finds her and saves her.

  • The amazing, talented and hunky Kim Jung-hyun

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K Drama Chat is a weekly podcast where we take one Korean (K) Drama each season and and recap and analyze each episode. K Drama Chat is available on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify and Stitcher.

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