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5.8 - Review of Episode 8 of Mr. Queen

Today, we’ll be discussing Episode 8 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. 

We discuss:

  • The song we feature during the recap: Here I Am by Jo Hyun-Ah. It seems both the king and the queen are looking to the other to see them as they really are.

  • How the queen’s memories are back and this is really messing with Jang Bong-hwan’s mind.

  • How we learn more about the connection between the king, the queen and Jo Hwa-jin from when they were kids.

  • The queen accuses Jo Hwa-jin of being the fake Kim So-yong. What does this mean?

  • The king now clearly knows that Kim Byeong-in has inappropriate feelings for the queen.

  • Kim Byeong-in has basically declared war against the king, in his quest to protect the queen.

  • The king is showing more of his true self to Kim Byeong-in when he protects the queen against what he thought was an attacker.

  • The Dowager Queen is playing dangerous politics when she gives Jo Hwa-jin a jade phoenix hairpin.

  • The ending of the episode when the king fights with the scarred eunuch. The queen, in trying to protect the king, hits him with a ceramic pot. When Kim Byeon-in rushes in, he sees the king and queen kissing, because “there will be no No Touch tonight.”

  • Neolttwigi, of the Korean jumping game that girls played to jump on a seesaw and see outside their family compounds.

  • The amazing filming locations for Mr. Queen

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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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