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Title: 메이퀸 / May Queen
Genre: Romance, Melodrama
Episodes: 38
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2012-Aug-18 to 2012-Dec-23
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:50


A story about characters related to ships.

Chun Hae Joo (Han Ji Hye) is a woman who pulls herself up from a harsh life and makes a name for herself in the shipbuilding industry.

Park Chang Hee (Jae Hee) and Kang San (Kim Jae Won) are the two men who war for her love.


Main Cast

Han Ji Hye as Chun Hae Joo
Kim Yoo Jung as Chun Hae Joo (Young)
Jae Hee as Park Chang Hee
Park Gun Tae as Park Chang Hee (Young)
Yang On Yoo as Park Chang Hee (child)
Kim Jae Won as Kang San
Park Ji Bin as Kang San (Young)
Son Eun Seo as Jang In Hwa
Hyun Seung Min as In Hwa (Young)

Hae Joo’s family

Ahn Nae Sang as Chun Hong Chul
Geum Bo Ra as Jo Dal Soon
Moon Ji Yoon as Chun Sang Tae
Kim Dong Hyun as Sang Tae (Young)
Jung Hye Won as Chun Young Joo
Kang Ji Woo as Young Joo (Young)
Yoon Jung Eun as Chun Jin Joo

Chun Ji Group

Lee Duk Hwa as Jang Do Hyeon
Yang Mi Kyung as Lee Geum Hee
Yoon Jong Hwa as Jang Il Moon
Seo Young Joo as Jang Il Moon (Young)
Kim Gyu Chul as Park Gi Chul
Baek Seung Hee as Jo Min Kyung

Hae Poong Group

Go In Bum as Kang Dae Pyung
Lee Hoon as Yoon Jeong Woo
Kim Ji Young as Lee Bong Hee
Sun Woo Jae Duk as Yoon Hak Soo
Kim Jae Woon as Kim Jong Myung


Seo Ji Yeon as Chae Kyung Mi (Kang San’s mother)

Production Credits

Producer: Jung Min Woo (정민우)
Director: Baek Ho Min
Screenwriter: Son Young Mok

Episode Preview

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6
Episode 7
Episode 8
Episode 9
Episode 10
Episode 11
Episode 12
Episode 13
Episode 14
Episode 15
Episode 16
Episode 17
Episode 18
Episode 19
Episode 20
Episode 21
Episode 22
Episode 23
Episode 24
Episode 25
Episode 26
Episode 27
Episode 28
Episode 29
Episode 30
Episode 31
Episode 32
Episode 33
Episode 34
Episode 35
Episode 36
Episode 37
Episode 38

Episode Ratings

    Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2012-08-18 1 11.3 (7th) 12.1 (8th) 11.3 (6th) 12.5 (6th)
2012-08-19 2 11.6 (10th) 12.6 (7th) 10.8 (10th) 12.3 (8th)
2012-08-25 3 13.9 (5th) 15.4 (4th) 12.0 (7th) 13.1 (6th)
2012-08-26 4 14.2 (6th) 16.6 (5th) 12.7 (7th) 13.9 (7th)
2012-09-01 5 14.5 (4th) 15.6 (3rd) 13.7 (3rd) 14.7 (2nd)
2012-09-02 6 16.6 (4th) 19.0 (4th) 14.6 (4th) 15.6 (4th)
2012-09-08 7 17.4 (2nd) 18.9 (2nd) 14.6 (3rd) 15.5 (4th)
2012-09-09 8 16.2 (4th) 18.8 (4th) 15.7 (5th) 17.5 (4th)
2012-09-15 9 17.9 (2nd) 19.6 (2nd) 16.8 (2nd) 17.6 (2nd)
2012-09-16 10 17.4 (5th) 19.1 (4th) 17.7 (4th) 18.7 (4th)
2012-09-22 11 20.0 (2nd) 22.5 (2nd) 18.6 (2nd) 19.7 (2nd)
2012-09-23 12 18.7 (3rd) 21.2 (3rd) 17.1 (3rd) 18.7 (3rd)
2012-09-29 13 17.7 (3rd) 20.5 (2nd) 14.6 (4th) 15.9 (2nd)
2012-09-30 14 15.3 (4th) 16.4 (4th) 13.1 (5th) 14.5 (4th)
2012-10-06 15 20.8 (2nd) 23.1 (2nd) 17.7 (2nd) 18.9 (2nd)
2012-10-07 16 18.7 (3rd) 21.5 (3rd) 17.4 (3rd) 18.7 (3rd)
2012-10-13 17 19.2 (2nd) 21.3 (2nd) 18.9 (2nd) 20.1 (2nd)
2012-10-14 18 19.1 (4th) 21.8 (4th) 17.6 (3rd) 18.8 (4th)
2012-10-20 19 19.4 (2nd) 22.1 (2nd) 18.7 (2nd) 19.9 (2nd)
2012-10-21 20 19.8 (3rd) 22.9 (3rd) 18.0 (3rd) 19.3 (3rd)
2012-10-27 21 19.5 (2nd) 21.6 (3rd) 18.2 (2nd) 19.4 (2nd)
2012-10-28 22 19.6 (3rd) 21.9 (3rd) 17.8 (3rd) 18.5 (3rd)
2012-11-03 23 18.9 (2nd) 21.3 (2nd) 18.5 (2nd) 20.0 (2nd)
2012-11-04 24 19.6 (4th) 22.0 (3rd) 17.8 (3rd) 19.3 (3rd)
2012-11-10 25 19.8 (2nd) 21.6 (2nd) 18.9 (2nd) 20.4 (2nd)
2012-11-11 26 19.2 (4th) 21.4 (4th) 18.0 (3rd) 19.0 (4th)
2012-11-17 27 19.2 (2nd) 21.5 (2nd) 19.1 (2nd) 21.3 (2nd)
2012-11-18 28 19.3 (3rd) 21.7 (3rd) 19.3 (3rd) 20.3 (3rd)
2012-11-24 29 21.5 (2nd) 25.4 (2nd) 20.0 (2nd) 21.1 (2nd)
2012-11-25 30 22.0 (2nd) 24.8 (2nd) 21.0 (2nd) 22.6 (3rd)
2012-12-01 31 24.2 (2nd) 24.8 (2nd) 22.7 (2nd) 23.9 (2nd)
2012-12-02 32 24.5 (2nd) 25.5 (2nd) 23.6 (2nd) 24.6 (2nd)
2012-12-08 33 24.3 (2nd) 26.2 (2nd) 23.3 (2nd) 24.4 (2nd)
2012-12-09 34 24.4 (2nd) 27.6 (2nd) 23.5 (2nd) 24.9 (2nd)
2012-12-15 35 23.0 (2nd) 25.3 (2nd) 21.7 (2nd) 22.1 (2nd)
2012-12-16 36 19.4 (3rd) 21.1 (4th) 20.6 (3rd) 21.8 (3rd)
2012-12-22 37 22.4 (2nd) 23.8 (2nd) 20.2 (2nd) 21.7 (2nd)
2012-12-23 38 25.9 (2nd) 29.4 (2nd) 26.4 (2nd) 27.5 (2nd)

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

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


The total episode extended from 32 to 38 due to the high rating of this drama.


2012 MBC Drama Awards: Golden Actress Acting Awards, Yang Mi Kyung
2012 MBC Drama Awards: Golden Actor Acting Awards, Lee Duk Hwa
2012 MBC Drama Awards: Best Child Actress Acting Awards, Kim Yoo Jung
2012 MBC Drama Awards: Excellence Actor Awards (Soap Opera): Jae Hee (May Queen)
2012 MBC Drama Awards: Top Excellence Actor Award (Soap Opera): Kim Jae Won (May Queen)
2012 MBC Drama Awards: Top Excellence Actress Awards (Soap Opera): Han Ji Hye (May Queen)
2012 MBC Drama Awards: Writer of the Year, Son Young Mok (May Queen)

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1,295 Responses to “May Queen”

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  1. 1251
    Kurayuzaki666 Says:

    @Karen they did not win the popularity awards BUT THEY ARE NOMINATED IN THAT CATEGORY IN MBC DRAMA AWARDS 2013. Can’t you see the PICTURE?!

    What’s with quality compare to popularity? That’s a conflict dear! Popularity is about being popular, being most talk-about and being overrated. Han Ji Hye is much popular than other nominees in Baeksang Popularity section as well as Kim Jae Won.

    I am not surprise that they did not get any nominations for the performance section, but at least grabbing nominations for popularity section is a equalizer since this drama is way popular and has high ratings.

    And for emphases, I AM TALKING for POPULARITY, NOT for PERFORMANCE. Adios!

  2. 1252
    Gretz16 Says:

    @ Karen , and @ Kurayuzaki666 ,…. cool down guys . . 🙂 . We don’t know how they choose and who nominated the nominees, so, there’s no point to argue about it. I also saw the list of nominees and i agree to Kurayuzaki666 that some of them are actually less popular if we compare to Kim Jae Won. And i also notice that only few artist are from MBC … mostly, are from KBS2 and SBS. I also read a news that on voting for popularity award, you need to register and pay before you can vote. So, the awarding is actually partly a kind of business. It’s not just simply awarding who is the best or popular. I used to think that Baeksang Award is the best in term of credibility, but i guess i was wrong. Anyway, there’s quite a lot on the list that is really popular, hopefully the one who deserve it win the award. 🙂

  3. 1253
    Kurayuzaki666 Says:

    @Gretz16 actually there are reports that Baeksang has lost its credibility last 2 years ago esp. last year for giving the Best Actor award for Kim Soo Hyun over Shin Ha Kyun (Brain), Park Shi Hoo (Princess Man), Han Sak Yung (Deep Rooted Tree) and Cha Seung Won (The Greatest Love). In own point of view, out of these 5 great actors Soo Hyun is the youngest but at the same time the weakest. so many had questioned th outcome. Some points it because of the high ratings. PERHAPS! But as far as I know, Baeksang mainly looks for quality not for quantity.

    Baeksang is now on its Political strike I think. I was just disappointed that stars from this drama are snub and excluded. They deserve even a single nomination.

    @Karen Peace. I am not angry. Im just stressing/showing a clearer picture.

  4. 1254
    Karen Says:

    @Kurayuzaki666, i’m quite disappointed too. I don’t mean to argue. Maybe we just have different view and understanding on how Baeksang Arts Award choose their nominees. I’m not really sure how they categorize it.

    May Queen recieved major awards from KCEA (Korea Cultural Entertainment Award) and MBC Drama Award in 2012. I’m quite surprised that not even a single nonminee is included on Baeksang Award.

  5. 1255
    klk Says:

    I just finished watching this drama. Love it! Also love the chemistry between Hae Joo and Kang San.

  6. 1256
    Jahaleel Says:

    i highly recommend this drama. believe me this is one of the good ones worth watching. from casting, storyline, pacing… everything is well made and well connected. you wont regret giving time on this.

  7. 1257
    Alice Says:

    Hey..guys… good news for all Kim Jae Won fans and lovers..
    Check out the latest news about Kim Jae Won 김재원 new drama “I Hear Your Voice” alongside with Lee Bo Young … at http://koalasplayground.com/2013/04/19/sbs-swaps-out-can-we-love-for-i-hear-your-voice-with-kim-jae-won-and-lee-bo-young/

  8. 1258
    May Says:

    Good news for all Jaewon fans… it seems like your going to see you oppa on screen again… here’s a news update surely you gonna love.. 🙂

    Actor Kim Jae-won and actress Lee Bo-yeong might appear as a couple in a drama.

    Kim and Lee have been offered roles in the upcoming SBS drama “I Hear Your Voice” but haven’t decided on anything yet. If Kim Jae-won agrees to star in this drama, it will be his first come back to SBS in 9 years since the 2004 drama, “My 19 Year Old Sister in Law”.

    Kim Jae-won’s agency claims, “‘I Hear Your Voice’ is one of the many offers he got. He’s looking through them and will decide what he wants to do in due time”.

    Lee Bo-yeong’s agency claims, “She was going to take a break after “My Daughter Seo-yeong” but the synopsis was so good she’s thinking about it”.

    Meanwhile, “I Hear Your Voice” is written by Park Hye-ryeon from “Get Karl! Oh Soo-jeong” and “Dream High” and is about a public defender who fights for the 1% of innocence.

    Source : http://www.osen.co.kr/articl... ( English )

  9. 1259
    Karen Says:

    Not really good because i read on the recent news that Kim Jae Won rejected the role on I Hear Your Voice. I think he is considering other drama offers. He can afford to be picky because he is quite in demand this days and he is receiving quite a lot of offers. I think his schedule is very tight because he is always in and out of Korea for other activities in Japan and China.

  10. 1260
    Rose Says:

    Looks like our May Queen cast will turn into rivals on weekend ratings soon. I just read this news:

    According to MBC Officials Kim Jae Won is being considered to cast as main lead on upcoming MBC drama “SCANDAL”, the successor drama of 100 Years Of Inheritance, which is currently aired during weekends. Casting is in progress and nothing is confirmed yet. The drama will start after 100 Years Of Inheritance ends.
    Check out more details at http://m.media.daum.net/entertain/enews/view?newsid=20130429145806069

    What do you think guys? Kim Jae Won decline the offer from SBS “I Hear Your Voice” , do you think he would accept this offer considering that he had quite close ties on MBC?

  11. 1261
    Analie Says:

    I read rumors from other sites that MBC offered two option for Kim Jae Won ,
    first option is upcoming drama “Medical Top Team” which will follow after When a Man Fall In Love end. Then second option is upcoming drama “Scandal” after 100 Years of Inheritance.

    I guess that’s the reason why he decline SBS offer to lead in I Hear Your Voice. He haven’t give his decision yet. But i have a feeling that he will announve it during his special fans meeting on May 18, organize by a Japanese company for his fans.

  12. 1262
    Sina Says:

    Great drama. Love the actors and actresses.

  13. 1263
    Gretz16 Says:

    Good news guys. Kim Jae won oppa next drama is finally confirmed.

    Title: Scandal 스캔들
    Date of airing : July 2013
    Broadcasting station : MBC
    Time of airing : 9:45 pm (Sat/Sun) (Korea time)
    FB page: https://www.facebook.com/MBC2013Scandal
    Writer : 배유미 Bae Yoo Mi
    PD : 김진만 Kim Jin Man
    Eps: 50 (70mins each)
    Main Cast : Kim Jae Won, Jo Yun Hee

    Story : 하은중 Ha Eun Joong (Kim Jae Won) was kidnapped in an act of revenge when he was really young by the man who believed that Eun Joong’s real father was the mastermind behind the collapsed building incident that killed his son. Eun Joong who grew up to be a policeman, was shocked to find out the truth that the father he loved so much was actually his kidnapper. His life began to get entwined with 우아미 Woo Ah Mi (Jo Yun Hee), a 26 year old single mom as he seeks out the meaning of life after encountering numerous despairs and tries to heal the wounds in his heart.

  14. 1264
    Olive Says:

    I heard , KJW new drama “SCANDAL” is on the same time slot of May Queen before. It starts airing on first of July and it’s 36 episodes drama. 🙂 I’m so excited.

  15. 1265
    Sandy Says:

    I’m sorry, but this drama is just so so. It doesn’t take long to realize that the good guys will never, and I mean never win in this drama until the last episode. Also, there is just way too much drama. There was absolutely NO chemistry between the lead actors. I wasn’t convinced that she was in love with Kang. At times there was a lot of over acting. I kept waiting for the bad guys to get some pay back, they never really did. After episode 24, I just lost interest.

  16. 1266
    Alfe Says:

    @Sandy, you are actually lucky that you could skip some episodes that you don’t like. I watch it on live streaming before and Hae Joo character really drive me nuts, to add up, HJH acting is so bad. Even if it ended happily, i was never convince that she was in love with Kang San, it seems like she only stick to him because he is the only one who could make her dream in reality, and the fact that San was deeply and unconditionally in love with her. I feel bad for San because he had endure so much pain on the entire series. Sigh…

  17. 1267
    Maurine Says:

    Good news guys, May Queen 메이퀸 Korean Drama will be broadcast in the Philippines at GMA Heart of Asia (GMA7)

    Cast • Chun Hae Joo – Han Ji Hye (Andrea Han) • Kang San/Ryan Kang – Kim Jae Won (Francis Kim) • Park Chang Hee – Jae Hee (Daryl Jae)

    🙂 Their names sounds better right?

  18. 1268
    May Queen | Haru2subS - Everyday is a Kdrama Day Says:

    […] Chun Hae Joo (Han Ji Hye) is a woman who pulls herself up from a harsh life and makes a name for herself in the shipbuilding industry. Park Chang Hee (Jae Hee) and Kang San (Kim Jae Won) are the two men who war for her love. – Korendrama.org […]

  19. 1269
    Kurayuzaki666 Says:

    BAD NEWS or GOOD NEWS! Kim Jae Won is going to be married soon and soon to be a daddy! Crying now?! LOL

  20. 1270
    rm018 Says:

    I’m on episode 8, this drama hasn’t disappointed me =)

  21. 1271
    gretz16 Says:

    @Kurayuzaki666 , When i read KJW message and announcement for us on his Official Fans Cafe, i was so shock, then i honestly feel sad at first and can’t hold my tears back. But somehow, after some thoughts and imagining about his baby., i feel better now and i really wish he is happy. 🙂

  22. 1272
    Nudge Says:

    This drama was a string of plot devise after plot devise, which became tedious, and frankly, offensive.

    I understand that viewers watched because among the cast were their favourite actor/actress, and I have nothing against that. But charismatic and gorgeous talented actors aside, what’s left is a horrible succession of scenes that I can only describe as an orgy for sadists. I barely survived it.

  23. 1273
    Joy Says:

    @Nudge , honestly speaking I was a big fan of Kim Jae Won and i wanted everyone to watch all his works. On this series most of the cast are good on portraying their characters but the story can push you to the edge that you might even wish to fly to Korea right away and struggle the writer .. 🙂 It’s a relief that it ends happily but i still can’t forgive him for giving me so much torture along the way. Sigh.. I’m glad you survive it. The only thing that motivates me watching this ’til the end aside from being a fan of KJW is the hope that the good people will get what they have to and live happily.

  24. 1274
    enjoy! | Movies Says:

    […] All Night (KBS2) Pasta (MBC) Faith (SBS) The King 2hearts (MBC) Big (KBS2) You’re Beautiful (SBS) May Queen (MBC) KangChi, The Beginning (MBC) Scandal (MBC) To the Beautiful You (SBS) Poseidon (KBS2) Mischievous […]

  25. 1275
    Sandy Says:

    This drama started out good, but then it went no where. It was the same in every single episode, evil guys always won. It also turned ridiculous in the storyline– I’m not sure what the writers were thinking. Also, some of the acting was over the top–in a bad way. I was just ready for this drama to end. There was absolutely NO chemistry between the leads. I was disappointed over all.

  26. 1276
    putri andini Says:

    Bener2 drama keluarga yang terbaik…semoga di indonesia bisa ada sinetron yang jalan ceritanya kaya may queen…

  27. 1277
    Fitria Says:

    I like the plot of this drama. Very unpredictable especially in the last episode. Thanks for the casts, director, and scriptwriter. I think May Queen is the best korean drama of 2012 🙂

  28. 1278
    verwin Says:

    i like this video so much

  29. 1279
    mml Says:

    Espisode 15, there’s something made me laugh, very interesting. Although, recently, i started watching this drama.
    Still not too late, to realise it’s an interesting drama.

  30. 1280
    Naumi Aprilia Siregar Says:

    I Like It . This Drama is Good 😀

  31. 1281
    lee hye ae Says:

    I WANT TO WATCH THIS DRAMA!!! ^^ I’ve watched some clips of it on YT and I loved the Hae joo-Kang san couple. <3 Hae joo somehow reminds me of Go eun sung from Shining inheritance. Kim jae won is sooo handsome and I'm also reminded of Joo ji hoon whenever he smiles. They both have the kind of smile that can make a girl's heart melt. ^^ The young counterparts also did a great job. I now understand why this drama gained high ratings and even had an extension due to its popularity. It really is a drama worth-watching. ^^

  32. 1282
    sekandi dalaus Says:

    Befor Korean movies, i had a believe that no cotinent can produce good movies like Europe. But know Korea which is an Asian opened my eyes that its not only Europe but also any other continent/country can make it even beter than who you think is best. Thanks for that great job i love your mivies very much, never let it down

  33. 1283
    sekandi dalaus Says:

    Kang san and heju(brat girl) were my best actors. It was really a sweet drama

  34. 1284
    Anna Lester Says:


  35. 1285
    Little Says:

    Drama has a STRONG CAST of Child/Teen Award Winning Actors & Actresse with many years of Experience like
    -Kim Yoo Jung—as Chun Hae Joo (Young)
    – Park Geon (Gun) Tae—as Park Chang Hee (Young)
    – Park Ji Bin—as Kang San (Young)

  36. 1286
    ingabire hannah mercy Says:

    i like the movie its interesting n also nice to watch kang san n heju were the best actors n i think they should end up together as a couple

  37. 1287
    A.N Says:

    The worst drama ever, the lead actrees terrible, her character was the worst she gets more slaps than the last 10 years in 38 eps, they should have save the last 15 eps honestly the only one good was Kim Jae Won, the ending is like wth? The mom forgive the horrible mad,killers hubby?? Is like crazy worst drama ever ever ever ever.

  38. 1288
    choopatiu Says:

    i missed jae Hee..so far the drama is ok.

  39. 1289
    2nddegreebernn Says:

    I super like this drama Hae Jo, Kang San & Chang Hee.. love you Han Ji Hye 🙂

  40. 1290
    Anj Boral Says:

    Why is the title of this movie May Queen?

  41. 1291
    blessing nicholas Says:

    i love this drama.but koreans should improve in how the end there movies.they are they worst people in ending a film.gush.movies like fashion king should not be classifield as a movie rather a childs play or school drama

  42. 1292
    MDevout Says:

    Kim Jae Won is my favorite actor but i didn’t finish this drama because it was too long, now i don’t know where i left off and i don’t think ill start it again,

    I am in regret!!

  43. 1293
    witika Says:

    Salah satu drama korea yang harus ditonton.. 😙😙😙😙

  44. 1294
    jojo sadat Says:

    Thanks a lot to everyone that made the drama happen heju and in wha were the best players .heju love u so muchhhhhhh please contact me at the this email jojosadat @gmail.com

  45. 1295
    Baeksang Award 2016 Vote | Setajam Silet Says:

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