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Title: 천추태후 / Empress Chun Chu
Also known as: The Iron Empress / Empress Chun Choo
Chinese title : 千秋太后
Genre: Historical
Episodes: 78
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2009-Jan-1 to 2009-Sep-27
Air time: Saturdays & Sundays 21:30

Synopsis

The drama is about the third empress of the Goryeo era who fought against the Tungustic people of Manchuria in order to achieve their dream of reclaiming their old land.

Cast

Chae Si Ra as Empress Chun Chu
Kim So Eun as young Chun Chu
Kim Suk Hoon as Kim Chi Yang
Choi Jae Sung as Gang Jo
Lee Duk Hwa as General Kang Kam Chan
Lee In as Mok Jong (The 7th King; the empress’s son with the 5th king)
Park Ji Bin as Wang Song / Prince Gae Ryeong

Extended Cast

Kim Ji Hoon as King Hyeon Jong (The 8th King; Wang Wook & Hwang Bo Seol’s son)
Choi Soo Han as Wang Sun / young King Hyeon Jong
Kim Ho Jin as Wang Wook / Prince Gyeong Joo
Shin Ae as Hwang Bo Seol / Princess Hun Jung (the empress’s younger sister)
Park Eun Bin as young Hwang Bo Seol
Kim Myung Soo as Seong Jong / Wang Chi (The 6th King and the empress’s older brother)
Choi Woo Hyuk as Wang Chi / young Seong Jong
Moon Jung Hee as Empress Moon Hwa / Lady Kim (Seong Jong’s 2nd wife)
Kim Min Ji as young Lady Kim
Lee Hyun Kyung as Empress Moon Deok / Lady Yu (Seong Jong’s 1st wife)
Lee In Hye as Empress Seon Jeong (Mok Jong’s wife)
Han Bo Bae as Yoo Sun (teen)
Choi Chul Ho as Gyeong Jong / Wang Yu (The 5th King)
Ban Hyo Jung as Queen mother, Shin Jung Hwang (Taejo Wang Geon’s 4th wife)
Lee Young Ah as Empress Dae Mok (Gyeong Jong’s mother)
Jang Hee Soo as Princess Choongjoo
Lee Jin Woo as Han Duk Yang (prime minister)
Lee Il Jae
Kim Jong Kyul as Choi Ryang
Im Byung Ki as Han Un Kong
Park Byung Ho as Jin Gwan (Priest, young King Hyeon Jong’s guardian)
Kim Young Sun as Han In Kyung
Ki Se Hyung
Baek Seung Hoon
Ji Dae Han as So Son Nyeong

Production Credits

Screenwriter: Son Young Mok, Lee Sang Min (이상민), Kang Young Ran (강영란)
Chief Producer: Kim Won Yong
Producer: Jin Hyung Wook
Director: Shin Chang Suk, Hwang In Hyuk (황인혁)

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50 Comments to “Empress Chun Chu”

  1. 1 : xiyan Says:

    Yehey! Im the first one, actually i dont know about this drama but it seems exciting. It seems it have the touch of “Legend” and “Jumong”.

    Thanks!!!

    Guys, kindly post the top rating korean drama of 2008…

    Thanks!!!

  2. 2 : aks Says:

    i think that will be great, wanna to watch now

  3. 3 : s Says:

    kolo

  4. 4 : aks Says:

    အခုဒီကားကိုၾကည့္ခ်င္ေနၿပီ။ ၿမန္ၿမန္ၿပပါေတာ့
    i can’t wait, wanna to watch now

  5. 5 : RAIN Says:

    this drama is soooo good. this is another drama that will get over 35%

  6. 6 : aks Says:

    i wanna know rating view, ဒီကားကို Myanmar ၿပည္မွာၿပေစခ်င္တယ္
    Chae Si Ra ရဲ ့ acting ကို အရမ္းၾကိ ုက္တယ္

  7. 7 : aks Says:

    Chae Si Ra ကို Sea’s God ကားမွာၾကည္ ့ဖူးတယ္။ ဂ်ာမီမင္းကေတာ္ အၿဖစ္ သရုပ္ေဆာင္တာကို သေဘာက်လို ့

  8. 8 : KZ Says:

    Does anyone which team is subbing this series or if anyone is even going to sub it at all?

  9. 9 : KZ Says:

    Oh BTW the ratings went from 12.6 it’s first episode to 24.7 in it’s 3rd episode (2nd episode got 19.8) according to drama wiki.. Seems it gets better each episode.. I wish to see it!!

  10. 10 : Mai Says:

    ratings are here: http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Empress_Chun_Chu/Episode_Ratings

    I wish someone record from KBS world (has English subs) and uploads it!!!!
    Also sad there’s no Chinese subbing team subbing this drama… :(

    Watching saguek dramas is hard when you can’t understand Korean…

  11. 11 : Nadia Says:

    cool,Can’t wait to see this…hey,is the story true,i think i heard some where that it is….Anyway,it’s on my No.1 watch list 2009…

  12. 12 : Jake Says:

    I made a quick look at the first episode and liked it very much.

  13. 13 : The Judge Says:

    I LOVE THEM ALL SO FAR THIS IS MY 3RD SERIES I SEE. THEY ARE ALL SO GREAT SO FAR. ONLY PROBLEM IS FINDING OUT THE DAY AND TIME FOR THE BROADCAST AIR TIME.

    I MISS THE 3RD AND THE 6TH ONE.

    MY DAD LOVES TROUBLE IS CUTE AND DRAMA IS TERRIFIC. I AM WATCHING THE IRON EMPRESS AND THIS IS WONDERFUL.

    I AM HOOK ON THIS STORIES.
    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ENGLISH SUBTITLES THAT FANTASTIC!!!!!!

  14. 14 : puppy Says:

    I am glued to this drama. Could someone upload the other episodes quickly? TQ

  15. 15 : L Says:

    This drama really moved me and it’s even better knowing it’s based on true historical fact, but I’ve been searcing all over for the OST. During episode 4 at the ending where the lady sings almost opera like–I really like that song. Does anyone have any idea who sang it and the song title? I would appreciate the help. Thanks in advance.

  16. 16 : Ray Says:

    This series is pretty good.
    I love the persistent goodwill and strengths of empress chun chu.
    Much as i love the character Hwang Bo Seol, who loved

  17. 17 : aks Says:

    wanna know view rate

  18. 18 : kay Says:

    OMG YEAH! don’t really care much about the drama but so eun, shin ae, and most of all SEXY CHOI WOO HYUK IS IN IT! so happy he’s making a comeback!!!loved him in autumn in my heart!:D

  19. 19 : B Says:

    Is there an end date for this drama?

  20. 20 : ben Says:

    I love most korean dramas. It’s a pity I can only view the Iron Empress
    and my too perfect sons on weekends. And talking about punctuality
    the episodes always starts late.Get rid of happy sundy and show more of the above mentioned dramas.

  21. 21 : Irene Ujda Says:

    I have enjoyed so much every single episode of Empress ChunChu, the drama, the history, the plotting, the acting, the costumes, everything, I didn’t want it to end. The leads were just great, so were the supporting cast and entire crew – congratulations to all for a difficult job well done, just amazing. I am grateful to have had subtitles to read, as well. I trust they know that there are people around the world that appreciated this great drama, and I hope that Korea can get translations of Empress ChunChu along with Admiral Yi Sunshin and King Sejong to Europe, Latin America, Africa, the Arab countries and the rest of the world someday. What a difference it could make in peoples’ lives, to see such ageless conflicts and solutions, and the necessity of constantly striving for the good of the whole society against the corruption and greed of the few. Thank you for such wonderful inspiration. Best wishes from Los Angeles, adios.

  22. 22 : DABELL,KING Says:

    WELL WHERE WILL I START,FIRST I WILL LIKE TO THANK KBS WORLD FOR SHOWING THIS DRAMA TO ALMOST EVERY ASIAN CONTINENT.I HAVE STARTED WATCHING THIS DRAMA RIGHT FROM DAY ONE,THIS DRAMA IS HIGHLY EDUCATED,I LEARN A LOT BY WATCHING THIS DRAMA.IT HAS MADE ME TO KNOW THAT,WHOM YOU TRUSTED CAN TURN AGAINST YOU,JUST BECAUSE OF POWER.ALSO I NEVER KNOW THAT THERE IS STILL A MAN LIKE GANG JO IN THIS LIFE,HIS BOLDNESS AND ROYALTY HAS MADE HIM TO DIE IN DEFENDING HIS PEOPLE,HAS ALSO MADE ME STRONG,AND I PROMISE MYSELF AS FROM NOW THAT I WILL STAND AND DEFEND MY COUNTRY LIKE GANG JO.BUT WHAT SURPRISE ME MOST IS,CHAE SI RA,YE MAMA.I REALLY I WANT TO MEET HER IN PERSON,I DON’T CARE HOW MUCH IT MIGHT COST ME JUST TO MEET HER.I LIKE EVERYTHING ABOUT HER,SHE IS MY IDOL.SEEN HER ON THE SCREEN ONLY, MAKES ME TO WEEP LIKE A CHILD,I WISH I WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET HER IN PERSON,JUST TO SHAKE HAND WITH HER,AND TELL HER HOW MUCH I APPRECIATE AND CARE.PLEASE I LIKE IF THE PRODUCER OF THIS DRAMA WILL PUT IT ON SALE,SO THAT IT WILL REACH OTHER PEOPLE,AND THEY WILL SEE THE STUFF YOU ARE MADE OFF.I HAVE TOLD MANY OF MY FRIENDS ABOUT THIS DRAMA,BUT NON OF THEM HAVE EVER LAY HAND ON IT.THANKS KING.

  23. 23 : BooM Says:

    Chae Si ra very goo d actress she acted her duty very good on all over’s movie.

  24. 24 : jim guar Says:

    Oh my! Can’t beLiev d sh0w had c0ncLuded Last week. My eyes sweLLd buckets of tears watchng d finaL act, as if watchng a theatricaL curtain being wrappd up..
    I’d kept a cLose eye of Ir0nEmpress evry weekend, 0ftentimes negLectng s0me of my adr activities.

    D first time i watchd ‘t, i was h00kd. I fret if i faiLd to watch an epis0de. N0w, dat it endd, i can 0nLy but p0st a mesage of gratitude to KBS for m0unting a hard-to-miss, unf0rgettabLe TV sh0w. Ir0nEmpress is probabLy d best K0rean telen0veLa i’v ever seen. It deservs an enc0re.. Kud0s to d cast & crew for such a respLendent perf0rmance & p0rtrayaL.. Brav0!!!

    –jimGuar [PhiLippines]

  25. 25 : john dankewych Says:

    hi,

    I was watching the iron empress on WOCH -tv ch 41 in Chicago,

    But the program has not ran for two weeks.

    Does anybody know what happenened to the station?

  26. 26 : Sumiko Sugihara Says:

    Please help!!! Who is the actor who plays the grown up son of Empress Chun Chu and Kim Chi Yang? He is so handsome. He only appears in the last episode. What other drama is he in. Thank you for your help.

  27. 27 : ardhan Says:

    love historical film so much 😀

  28. 28 : mel Says:

    i wanna watch this.. looks like so interesting..

  29. 29 : nining Says:

    it’s so historical,, love korean drama much..

  30. 30 : Elvie Mendoza Says:

    Gained weight since I started watching Korean drama but I am not sorry. It’s ultra magnificent!

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  32. 32 : Nice drama Says:

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    love historical film so much 😀

  34. 34 : Amy Says:

    Wait for second half.

  35. 35 : chris Says:

    can anyone tell me if it worth to watch this drama

  36. 36 : Sumiko sugihara | SellIndia Says:

    […] » Empress Chun Chu » Korean DramaThe drama is about the third empress of the Goryeo era who fought against the Tungustic people of Manchuria in order to achieve their dream of reclaiming their old land. … Chae Si Ra as Empress Chun Chu; Kim So Eun as young Chun Chu; Kim Suk Hoon as Kim Chi Yang; … Sumiko Sugihara Says: November 7th, 2009 at 4:35 pm… […]

  37. 37 : demir prenses Says:

    Empress Cheon Chu

    (Iron Empress) is perfect
    Iron empress to turkish

    demir prenses

  38. 38 : Stafon Says:

    Real brain power on display. Thakns for that answer!

  39. 39 : Florence Says:

    I have not watch this. How do you compare with Gong Yi and Queen Seon Duk?

  40. 40 : Tmmugen Says:

    Any version dubbed in Chinese?

  41. 41 : Pink Says:

    Does anyone know who the (actual)girl child’s name? The empress Chun Chu’s older brother and his second wife’s daughter?

  42. 42 : agave Says:

    I found this drama so interesting that I had to continue watching until the end. Before this, I had never watched such a long drama before. I think the longest was a medical historical drama that has half the episodes The Iron Empress has.

    I was also surprised to hear that this was intended to have 100 episodes, but that the ratings, while not bad, were not high enough to warrant so many additional episodes.

    Now that I have finished watching it, I think I can see why they wanted those additional episodes because although I enjoyed the ending, it felt a bit rushed compared to the attention that earlier events received.

  43. 43 : willy Says:

    Guys, I heard this drama is based on a novel written by Jeong-mi Kim. DOes anyone know the website or email of the book publisher? on hanbooks.com it says that the publisher is Areumdaun Saramdeul, but I can’t find the website anywhere. So can anyone help me? If you can find out the website or email or any contact detail of the publisher, please email me at willywonkaindafactory@yahoo.com.

    Many thanks! :)

  44. 44 : jedi Says:

    Lee Tae Im cast for who in this drama? I loved her, but I don’t find her name on the cast above, is she get small role?

  45. 45 : Yinka from nigeria.. Says:

    I was missin all dis while not watchin movie like this… great movie.. whats the real name of duyan? thats most loved act in this film.

  46. 46 : sangjhoon Says:

    Dear Admin: If you could pls add this photo of my favorite actor Kim suk hoon since you don’t seem to have it in the above photo gallery:

    http://static.dramastyle.com/images/1/5/320/Empress-Chun-Chu_210.jpg

    thank you very much!
    :)

  47. 47 : sangjhoon Says:

    To dear Admin: Many many thanks for posting Kim suk hoon’s photo! I appreciate it v much! :) Have a great day to you all! Once again endless thanks!

  48. 48 : sangjhoon Says:

    i’m watching this rather belatedly n now on epi 65 n it gets better each time! i also hv one of my other fave k actors kim jihoon, as i look at him n kim suk hoon woah they cld pass as brothers even the emperor looks like kim ji hoon as well!good drama, i’m usually not into epic dramas but this one is pretty good!

  49. 49 : sangjhoon Says:

    Just finished watching 78 epis of this drama & i really liked it! well made drama and all the leads were amazing esp Kim suk hoon ssi! first time i stayed to watch an epic usually in the middle of some episodes i’d stop watching but this drama was addictive as well two thumbs up!

  50. 50 : winnie Says:

    I thought this was boring in its first 2 episodes but it became interesting when it had a flashback to teen days of empress chun Chu. I’m still in ep 14 so long way to go. I got so curious with the characters that now i’m researching the goryeo history in wikipedia. thank you korean drama

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