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Title: 대왕의 꿈 / King’s Dream
Chinese Title: 大王的夢想 / 大王之夢
Also known as: The Great King’s Dream / Dream of the Emperor
Previously known as: 태종무열왕 / King Taejong Muyeol
Genre: Historical
Episodes: 70 + 5 Special
Broadcast Network: KBS1
Broadcast period: 2012-Sep-02 to 2013-June-09
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:40


Story about Kim Choon Choo (Choi Soo Jong), who led the unification of three ancient kingdoms – Goguryeo, Baekjae and Shilla – and achieved the restoration of Shilla Kingdom. This drama has interpreted the historical records of United Shilla founders, King Taejong Mooyeol and King Moon Moo, with dramatic imaginations. It, also, highlights the leadership of Kim Choon Choo who achieved the most glorious cultural heyday in nation’s history. It is the drama that will give you the lessons about the great cause, vision, loyalty, success and failure by looking into the lives of the politicians and the heroes of that era. It will present the virtues needed in this age of limitless competition.


Main Cast

Choi Soo Jong as Kim Choon Choo
Chae Sang Woo as Choon Choo (young)
Kim Yoo Suk as Kim Yoo Shin
No Young Hak as Yoo Shin (young)
Park Joo Mi as Queen Seon Duk / Princess Duk Man (Episode 1-18)
Hong Eun Hee as Queen Seon Duk / Princess Duk Man (Episode 19 onward)
– Sun Joo Ah (선주아) as Duk Man (young)
Lee Young Ah as Queen Seung Man
Kim Hyun Soo as Seung Man (young)

Kim Choon Cho’s family

Jung Dong Hwan as Kim Yong Choon
Jo Kyung Sook as Princess Chun Myung
Choo So Young as Princess Bo Ra
Lina as Queen Munmyeong
Min Ji Ah as Bo Hee
Park Gri Na as Go Ta Soo
Jung Da Bin as Go Ta Soo (young)
Lee Jong Soo as Kim Beop Min, later King Moon Moo
Kim Jin Sung as Beop Min (young)
Jun Kwang Jin (전광진) as Kim In Moon
Choi Kyu Hyun (최규현) as Queen Ja Eui

Kim Yoo Shin’s family

Choi Il Hwa as Kim Seo Hyun
Kim Dong Yoon as Seo Hyun (young)
Kim Ye Ryung as Mrs. Man Myung (Yoo Shin’s mother)
– Kim Hyung Mi (김형미) as Man Myung (young)
Kim Hyun Sook as Lady Jae Mae
Kim Dong Yoon as Kim Sam Kwang
Ga Won as Princess Ji So

Silla Bureau Royal House

Kim Ha Kyoon as King Jin Pyung
Jung Jae Soon as Dowager Sa Do
Hong Il Kwon as Galmoonwang Gook Ban (King Jin Pyung’s brother)
Jo Yang Ja as Dowager Man Ho
Im Nan Hyung (임난형) as Queen Ma Ya
Lee Shi Won as Princess Bo Ryang
Jang Min Kyo (장민교) as Military Commander Bo Ro
Chun Bo Geun as Man Hwa
Son Yeo Eun as Princess Seung Man (later Queen Jin Duk)

Silla Noble Politicians

Im Hyuk as Al Chun
Suh In Suk as Suk Eul Jong
Lee Woo Suk as Eul Je
Park Chil Yong as Kim Hoo Jin
Yang Jae Sung as Im Jong
Lee Il Jae as Ho Rim
Bae Do Hwan as Yeom Jang
Kim Ki Doo as Yum Jang (young)
Choi Chul Ho as Bi Dam
Kang Ji Hoo as Yum Jong
Baek Jae Jin as Man Choon
Kim Myung Gook as Geum Kang
Lee Won Suk (이원석) as Sa Jin

Silla’s renaissance Protagonist

Park Jae Woong as Kim Heum Soon
Kim Hyuk as Geom Goon
Choi Wang Soon (최왕순) as Ye Won
Lee Myung Ho as Yang Do
Jung Wook as Goon Kwan
Yoo Min Ho as Chun Kwang
Yoon Hong Bin as Kwan Chang
Kim Ji Hoon (김지훈) as Ban Gool
Lee Won Bal as Kim Poom Il
Choi Kyu Hwan as Kim Jin Joo
Jung Dong Kyu (정동규) as Kim Jin Heum

Other Silla people

Lee Dae Ro as Buddhist monk Won Kwang
Jo Jae Wan as Baek Suk
Choi Bum Ho as Chan Duk
Lee Chul Min as Chil Sook
Yum Chul Ho (염철호) as Suk Poom
Kim Hong Pyo as Kim Poom Suk
Lee Byung Wook as Gum Il
Kim Tae Hyung (김태형) as Kang Soo
Kim Hyung Il as Dong Ta Chun

Gwi Moon Dan

Jang Dong Jik as Bi Hyung
Kim Kyung Ryong as Nan Seung
Lee Jung Yong as Gil Dal
Noh Hyung Jo (노영주) as On Goon Hae
Lee Se Young as Chun Gwan Nyeo
Kim Jin Yi as Si No
Hong Soo Ah as Yun Hwa
Kang Ye Seo as Yun Hwa (child)
Lee Ah Yi as Cha Bi
Lee Hye In as Cha Bi (young)
Jang Joon Nyung (장준녕) as Mo Chuk
Maya as Ho Rang
Kim Hyun Jung as Myo Rang


Ahn Shin Woo (안신우) as King Bo Jang
Choi Dong Joon as Yun Gae Somoon


Park Chul Ho as King Moo
Lee Jin Woo as King Ui Ja
Gong Jung Hwan as Boo Yeo Yoong
Huh Jung Min as Boo Yeo Tae
Kim Min Ki as Boo Yeo Hyo
Jang Tae Sung as Boo Yeo Poong
Choi Jae Sung as Gye Baek
Jo Eun Sook as Gye Baek’s wife
Kim Chul Ki as Do Choong
Hong In Young as Hwa Si

Bordering Countries of Silla (Tang Dinasty)

Yoon Seung Won as Tang Tae Jong
Seo Dong Soo as Tang Go Jong
Jung Heung Chae as So Jung Bang
Bang Hyung Joo as Dong Bo Ryang

Bordering Countries of Silla (Japan)

Kim Min Kyung as Empress Saimei
Ahn Hong Jin as Emperor Tenji
Noh Seung Jin (노승진) as Fujiwara Kamatari
Jung Jin Gak as Soga no Iruka

Production Credits

Producer: Han Joon Seo
Director: Shin Chang Suk, Kim Sang Hwi
Screenwriter: Yoo Dong Yoon, Kim Seon Duk

Episode Ratings

    Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2012-09-02 Sp1 8.4 (20th) 8.6 8.2 (17th) 8.3 (16th)
2012-09-08 1 12.9 (6th) 12.5 (6th) 12.5 (5th) 12.2 (6th)
2012-09-09 2 12.6 (9th) 12.4 (8th) 12.2 (8th) 11.8 (8th)
2012-09-15 3 11.6 (10th) 11.1 (11th) 11.5 (5th) 11.0 (9th)
2012-09-16 4 11.8 (12th) 11.5 (10th) 12.3 (9th) 12.2 (9th)
2012-09-22 5 13.0 (5th) 13.1 (6th) 12.8 (5th) 12.9 (5th)
2012-09-23 6 10.2 (13th) 9.7 (16th) 11.7 (8th) 11.2 (9th)
2012-09-29 7 12.3 (7th) 11.3 (9th) 9.6 (6th) 9.6 (7th)
2012-09-30 8 8.9 (12th) 8.7 (14th) 8.8 (9th) 8.6 (11th)
2012-10-06 9 13.8 (5th) 12.9 (5th) 13.2 (5th) 12.9 (5th)
2012-10-07 10 11.4 (11th) 10.4 (14th) 11.4 (7th) 11.0 (9th)
2012-10-13 11 12.2 (6th) 11.7 (7th) 13.1 (5th) 12.3 (5th)
2012-10-14 12 11.6 (8th) 10.8 (10th) 13.1 (7th) 13.1 (7th)
2012-10-20 13 12.8 (5th) 12.0 (8th) 13.9 (5th) 13.4 (5th)
2012-10-21 14 11.4 (8th) 10.3 (12th) 10.9 (7th) 10.2 (9th)
2012-10-27 15 12.3 (7th) 11.6 (9th) 12.2 (6th) 11.3 (9th)
2012-10-28 16 11.5 (9th) 11.2 (10th) 11.8 (7th) 11.5 (8th)
2012-11-03 17 11.8 (6th) 10.9 (11th) 12.5 (6th) 12.1 (8th)
2012-11-04 18 10.9 (13th) 9.4 (18th) 11.2 (10th) 10.1 (12th)
2012-11-24 sp2 8.2 (20th) 7.9 (20th) 7.4 (18th) (<7.2)
2012-11-25 sp3 7.4 (<8.4) 6.8 (<7.6)
2012-12-01 sp4 8.5 (20th) (<8.1) 8.6 (17th) 7.4 (20th)
2012-12-02 sp5 5.0 (<8.1) 4.9 (<7.8)
2012-12-08 19 12.2 (8th) 12.3 (7th) 10.9 (7th) 9.5 (14th)
2012-12-09 20 8.1 8.9 9.0 (18th) 8.6
2012-12-15 21 9.5 (14th) 9.2 (16th) 10.7 (9th) 10.5 (9th)
2012-12-16 22 9.5 (15th) 8.5 (18th) 10.8 (10th) 10.0 (13th)
2012-12-22 23 10.5 (15th) 10.1 (14th) 11.2 (10th) 10.6 (12th)
2012-12-23 24 11.0 (13th) 9.5 (16th) 11.7 (10th) 10.8 (12th)
2012-12-29 25 14.0 (6th) 13.3 (7th) 13.9 (4th) 13.1 (5th)
2012-12-30 26 12.0 (12th) 11.7 (14th) 12.6 (10th) 11.6 (10th)
2013-01-12 27 11.8 (10th) 11.5 (12th) 11.7 (12th) 10.6 (13th)
2013-01-13 28 13.5 (10th) 13.2 (11th) 12.4 (10th) 11.2 (11th)
2013-01-19 29 11.6 (10th) 10.9 (12th) 12.1 (8th) 11.1 (12th)
2013-01-20 30 11.8 (12th) 10.8 (14th) 12.2 (10th) 11.7 (11th)
2013-01-26 31 12.4 (8th) 11.8 (11th) 12.6 (7th) 11.9 (9th)
2013-01-27 32 11.6 (12th) 10.6 (15th) 11.6 (11th) 10.7 (13th)
2013-02-02 33 12.5 (8th) 12.0 (8th) 12.1 (7th) 11.4 (8th)
2013-02-03 34 12.4 (8th) 11.8 (10th) 11.9 (9th) 11.1 (10th)
2013-02-09 35 11.5 (8th) 11.3 (10th) 10.5 (9th) 9.7 (13th)
2013-02-10 36 10.3 (11th) 10.3 (12th) 9.0 (12th) 8.1 (14th)
2013-02-16 37 12.0 (9th) 10.7 (13th) 12.7 (7th) 12.4 (9th)
2013-02-17 38 10.9 (14th) 10.2 (17th) 12.2 (9th) 11.7 (10th)
2013-02-23 39 11.1 (12th) 10.0 (15th) 11.5 (7th) 10.8 (11th)
2013-02-24 40 10.2 (15th) 9.1 (17th) 10.3 (14th) 9.4 (18th)
2013-03-02 41 10.8 (10th) 10.0 (12th) 10.5 (9th) 9.7 (14th)
2013-03-03 42 9.9 (15th) 9.1 (16th) 11.5 (10th) 10.7 (12th)
2013-03-09 43 11.4 (10th) 10.6 (12th) 11.7 (8th) 10.5 (11th)
2013-03-10 44 11.8 (11th) 11.6 (13th) 13.0 (8th) 12.8 (10th)
2013-03-16 45 11.9 (9th) 10.4 (12th) 12.4 (6th) 10.5 (12th)
2013-03-17 46 12.0 (12th) 10.6 (13th) 12.2 (11th) 11.5 (13th)
2013-03-23 47 11.3 (8th) 9.9 (10th) 12.7 (6th) 11.3 (9th)
2013-03-24 48 11.1 (12th) 9.5 (17th) 12.6 (9th) 10.8 (12th)
2013-03-30 49 11.4 (8th) 10.2 (10th) 11.1 (7th) 10.5 (8th)
2013-03-31 50 11.5 (11th) 11.0 (11th) 11.1 (9th) 10.1 (11th)
2013-04-06 51 10.1 (13th) 8.9 (14th) 11.4 (9th) 10.8 (10th)
2013-04-07 52 10.2 (15th) 8.6 10.4 (13th) 9.8 (15th)
2013-04-13 53 10.0 (10th) 8.1 (14th) 10.9 (7th) 10.1 (12th)
2013-04-14 54 9.9 (11th) 9.1 (17th) 10.2 (12th) 8.7 (17th)
2013-04-20 55 9.5 (13th) 8.5 (16th) 10.3 (13th) 10.0 (14th)
2013-04-21 56 9.6 (14th) 8.5 (19th) 9.8 (11th) 9.3 (15th)
2013-04-27 57 9.6 (7th) 8.7 (9th) 10.6 (7th) 9.5 (9th)
2013-04-28 58 10.7 (8th) 9.3 (11th) 10.4 (7th) 9.8 (10th)
2013-05-04 59 9.8 (8th) 9.6 (8th) 9.9 (8th) 8.9 (13th)
2013-05-05 60 10.4 (8th) 9.8 (10th) 10.8 (7th) 10.3 (11th)
2013-05-11 61 9.4 (7th) 8.3 (8th) 9.9 (6th) 8.8 (11th)
2013-05-12 62 9.3 (9th) 8.3 (14th) 9.9 (9th) 8.6 (19th)
2013-05-18 63 9.1 (7th) 8.6 (11th) 9.6 (7th) 9.0 (10th)
2013-05-19 64 9.2 (11th) 9.3 (12th) 9.5 (11th) (<8.8)
2013-05-25 65 9.0 (8th) 8.6 (10th) 10.1 (7th) 8.8 (12th)
2013-05-26 66 9.2 (12th) 9.1 (12th) 9.8 (10th) 8.6 (16th)
2013-06-01 67 8.9 (10th) 8.9 (8th) 9.7 (7th) 9.1 (9th)
2013-06-02 68 9.2 (11th) 8.7 (13th) 10.6 (8th) 9.6 (11th)
2013-06-08 69 8.1 (11th) 7.5 (17th) 8.7 (10th) 7.4 (18th)
2013-06-09 70 8.9 (9th) 8.3 (11th) 9.3 (10th) 8.1 (18th)

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

*** Different between TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielson – Here


– a Special Episode aired on 2/Sep/2012.

– This drama took two weeks off (10,11,17,18/Nov) the air for episode 19 due to the leading actress Park Joo Mi is still not well enough from her car crash.

– After that, this drama took another two weeks off (24/Nov,25/Nov,01/Dec,02/Dec) the air for episode 19 due to leading actress Park Joo Mi is still not well enough from her car crash and the production team is searching for a replacement for her. Four(4) episode special will air in the interim, and new episodes will resume on 8/Dec/2012.

– KBS announced on 26/Nov/2012 that Hong Eun Hee is set to take over for Park Joo Mi in this drama (Source)

– Episode 27 & 28 has been cancelled on 5&6/Jan/2013 due the New Year’s Feature Documentary broadcast on that week.

– The production team confirm that this drama will be ending with 70 episodes rather than the planned 80. (Source)


2012 KBS Drama Awards: Best Child Actor Acting Awards, No Young Hak (King’s Dream)


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56 Responses to “King’s Dream”

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  1. 51
    mauricia Says:

    This drama has been wrought with endless delays and cast changes. I generally like the historical ones, but this one is awful and way to loooong. The dialog is the same for every episode.

    The # of episodes could have been cut by a 3rd with better writing. What’s happening with KBS writers lately???

    KBS, you used to be favorite channel, but now, I’m not so sure. The writing has been really, really, really poor lately.

  2. 52
    anis Says:

    I love this drama so much. All the actors & actress are marvellous.

  3. 53
    Lorrie Says:

    We enjoy and wait for each Saturday and Sunday at 9:00 p.m. We are not Korean and therefore depend on the American subtitles. You need to use a black box behind the white writing because it is very difficult to read. Please work on this.

  4. 54
    Larry A Ramirez Says:

    I Love this show and all that came previously since the day I by accident discovered ” The Iron Empress”. As stated by commentator Lorriie it would be most helpful and bring more enjoyment if the written words word more readable by having a black, grey, maroon or dark blue background. I noticed that occasionally the maroon background would pop up and make reading the words easier but only occasionally and not consistent. I and I am sure I speak for many wish the company would invest in making the ability to read what is being said more clearly and visible. Sad to hear that ten chapters have been cut from 80 to 70. Am anxious and looking forward to the next historical drama that comes after the Dreams to the emperor. Thank you so very much for such an enjoyable show. Larry

  5. 55
    Mahdi Hekmatipour Says:

    some parts of this drama’s music is copy.kim yoo-suk was great.it was great to see General Gang jo&Hyang-Bi of Iron Empress drama here as General Gye Baek&Hwa-shi.but i haven’t watched any series relating to silla until 3 months ago that i watched queen seondeok,and now i’m watching this one,right now episode 50.u can’t imagine how i laughed,that trickster kim chun-chu wants li si-min to stop waging war againt gogureyo(lol….)and then dare to lecture tang ministers(hehehe….)i’m sure this was reality:kim chu-chu begged li si-min to wage more wars against goguryeo,at the same tome pressing armly baekje from sea and stop trading and diplomatic relation with both goguryeo&baekje and give silla technology and some positions at the tang court,but li si-min didn’t accept!!!then kim chu-chu start to licking Taizong feet and then …this drama is a joke.but i’m happy to see choi jae-sung as gye baek that played the roll of great general Gang jo og goryo(although some people with silla roots made his great name as a traitor who has killed mokjong.this drama didn’t say that how large tang army was who slaughtered in front of Ansi.if general yeon gae somun was alive,and even he wasn’t alive,if there was no internal strife in goguryeo,with the help of all the world tang-silla-khitan weren’t able to defeat the Great kingdom of Goguryeo.once again i have to say in this drama wen the see each other,when they should say hi or goodbye or how are you,or when they die or any doing,they say samhan il tong (dae yo bel???)i’m so furious of silla,they were like a dog for tanganyway this drama was a loss for sure

  6. 56
    olayinka joel Says:

    I really love this movie but don’t like the fact that seugnman took the throne and drugged the king with the help of bihyeong I really don’t like that fact come on!!!

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