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5.19 - Review of Episode 19 of Mr. Queen

Listeners, we apologize for some of the issues with Joanna’s audio. We didn’t have time to record because of the holidays! Thanks for your grace!

Today, we’ll be discussing Episode 19 of Mr. Queen, the hit K Drama on Netflix starring Shin Hye-sun as Kim So-yong, Kim Jung-hyun 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 also talk about the shows we’re watching now and a couple more shows we’re considering for Season 6 of Drama Chat.

We discuss:

  • The songs we feature during the recap:

    • Like a Star by One Star

    • Toy Soldier by Kim Deuk-su

  • How the king and queen both found themselves at the cliff, threatened by Kim Byeong-in.

  • How emotional we both felt when the queen was found by the king and when the queen dissolved into tears of sadness and guilt.

  • How Kim Byeong-in turned on the queen but ultimately saved the queen when he thought that his beloved Kim So-yong was somewhere still inside the queen’s body.

  • How the queen has had four attempts on her life: by the king, Prince Yeongpyeong, the scarred eunuch, and Kim Jwa-geun.

  • The amazing reunion between the queen, the king, Court Lady Choi and Heong Yon.

  • How the king is surprised and amazed by his queen, who left the palace to find him.

  • How it was Dam-hyang who saved the king because she recognized him and told her father who she was. So Dam-hyang saved the queen, the king and queen saved Dam-hyang, and Dam-hyang saved the king.

  • How the royal chef and the queen come up with a plan for the king and queen to sneak  back into the palace through the gate that will allow food to enter the palace, and the “special” food cart reserved for the kitchen eunuch.

  • How the queen tells the king that history tells them that the king will lose, BUT she is “all in” for him; this makes the king reply that he will try his best, even if he loses.

  • How Jo Hwa-jin, having been told by the queen that the king is alive, is putting up signs saying the king is alive and accusing the Andong Kim family of corruption.

  • How Prince Yeongpyeong and Captain Hong are jailed so they can’t help the king. To keep his friend Kim Hwan safe, Captain Hong breaks ties with him.

  •  The title of the episode: The one who came back from hell. This clearly refers to the king, who managed to escape Kim Byeong-in and is now on the cusp of retaking the palace. It could also apply to the queen, who was left wandering the forest on her own and was found by the king himself.

  • At the end of the episode, the king and queen are in a food cart. We see Kim Jwa-gun order a food cart searched. Will the king and queen’s plan be foiled?

  • The shows we’re watching now and the additional shows we’re considering for Season 6 of K Drama Chat.


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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