King And I


A new saeguk drama called, The King And I, be coming out soon and its starring Go Hye Sun again, boy does she love long dramas seeing how she has done Ballad of Seodong which had 55 ep and Pure 19 which had 167 episodes. It also has many familar faces from Dae Jang Geum plus Lee Jin and Jeon Hye Bin more known for their variety show appearances. I have watched three saeguk dramas in Dae Jang Geum, Ballad of Seodong and Jumong, although they were kinda long, but I thoroughly enjoy it because of the colorful costumes and historic background. I think I learnt about Korean history from these dramas alone and Wikipedia for more information. I am a sucker for history.

Oh Man Suk is casted as the main lead role of famous eunuch Kim Cheo Seon . The story will span the period during the regin of various Kings during the Chosun Dynasty: from the 5th King Mudong to 10th King, Yeonsan Goon.

Goo Hyesun plays Lady Yoon who was a concubine to the 9th King Seongjong . And she is a woman whom Kim Cheo Seon is in love with .

Due to the death of his Queen, the King was asked to choose a new queen and Lady Yoon was choosen . She gave birth to a son who is Yeonsan Goon . However, later she was ordered into exile . The Queen who replaced her was Queen JungHyun which will be play by Lee Jin.  (video from

Will be keeping an eye on this. This is scheduled to air on SBS on August 28th 2007.
Visit the soompi thread for updates….

7 thoughts on “King And I

  1. Oh, wow. I know that my family has been obsessed with Dae Jang Geum and my best friend’s family was obsessed with the Chinese dubbed version of Dae Jang Geum, hahaha.

    I heard that this new drama Coffee Prince came out starring Yoon Eun Hye. I managed to see a couple of episodes and it’s quite entertaining.

  2. just finished 2 episodes and its quite intriguing, the focus on the eunuches and the castration, not for the faint-hearted…

    quite disappointed with coffee prince, i find it quite draggy and boring…

  3. Hi. I found some videos you posted on Youtube by chance and tracked back all the way to this blog because I really like your translations on the videos. I usually don’t leave many messages on the web, but this time, I really couldn’t hep it. You don’t seem to be Korean, but the sprctrum of the videos that you enjoy is really wide and it impressed me. When watching any Korean video (wheather Drama or Film or Music Video or any thing), if you have any trouble with terms/expressions or background knowledge, ask me. No matter what you ask me, I promise I will be there to gladly help you.

  4. Hi!
    I’m a sucker for historical drama too.
    Have you watched Emperor of The Sea? It doesnt revolves around royalties though, but nice all the same ^_^
    Hopefully, Mysoju would upload the King and I soon!!!!!

  5. this is similar to or dae jang geum jewel in the palace

    I am a big fan of a jewel in the palace

    in all countries has been one of the most successful Korean telenovelas

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