Today, we’ll be discussing Episode 10 of Mr. Queen, the hit K Drama on Netflix starring Shin Hye-sun as Kim So-yong, Kim Jyung-hun as King Cheoljong, Seol In-ah as Jo Hwa-jin, Na In-woo as Kim Byeong-in, and Choi Jin-hyuk as Jang Bong-hwan.
The songs we featured during the recap: Palace and Secrets of the Well, both by Howl
How everyone in this episode seems to end up at the well
How the tiny queen rescued the king from the well by carrying him on her back
The king’s unsuccessful attempt to retrieve the ledger, but now we realize that Jo Hwa-jin has it!
Jo Hwa-jin tries to give the ledger to the king, but the Dowager Queen thwarts her by delaying her message to the king
We have another great cooking scene where the queen cooks a simple but amazing meal for the Grand Dowager Queen
How this episode cleverly brought the concept of K Beauty to the show through the face mask that the queen made for the Grand Dowager Queen
Even though it was Kim Jwa-geun who had Oh-wol tortured and possibly killed, it’s now the Jo family that is exploiting the situation by faking Oh-wol’s death
Kim Byeong-in suspicions of the king, his conversation with the queen, and his secret meeting with the Grand Dowager Queen
The lighthearted elements of the show, specifically, the royal chef and Court Lady Choi screaming into the woods over their frustration with the queen, and the queen’s cooking scene
Our thoughts about why this episode is called Living a Nightmare
Some background information on the Andong Kim family, including the Grand Dowager Queen and Kim Jwa-geun, who were real people