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Queen of Ambition @ Yawang

Title: 야왕 / Queen of Ambition
Chinese Title: 野王
Also Known as: Yawang / Night King / Wild King
Genre: Melodrama, Romance
Episodes: 24
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2013-Jan-14 to 2013-Apr-02
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55


This drama is about a woman, Joo Da Hae (Soo Ae) who wishes to shake off her poverty and become First Lady. She then meets a nice man, Ha Ryu (Kwon Sang Woo) who can do anything for her. Meanwhile, Baek Do Hoon (U-Know Yunho) is another man who in love with Joo Da Hae.


Main Cast

Soo Ae as Joo Da Hae
Park Min Ha as Joo Da Hae (child)
Kim So Yun (2002) as Joo Da Hae (young)
Kwon Sang Woo as Ha Ryu / Cha Jae Woong
Chae Sang Woo as Ha Ryu (young)
U-Know Yunho as Baek Do Hoon
Kim Sung Ryung as Baek Do Kyung

Supporting Cast

Lee Duk Hwa as Baek Chang Hak
Cha Hwa Yun as Baek Ji Mi
Lee Jae Yoon as Joo Yang Hoon
Sung Ji Roo as Uhm Sam Do
Lee Il Hwa as Hong Ahn Shim
Go In Bum as Cha Shim Bong
Kwon Hyun Sang as Yang Taek Bae
Go Joon Hee as Suk Soo Jung
Park Min Ha as Ha Eun Byul (6 year old)
Kim Ha Yoo as Ha Eun Byul (5 year old)
Jung Ho Bin as Suk Tae Il
Yoon Yong Hyun as Director Park
Oh Na Ra as Manager Uhm
Jung Soo In as Pyo Eun Jung
Lee Joo Suk as Jung Young Ho
Ham Jin Sung as Do Hoon
Choi Hyun Seo as Eun Joo
Kim Min Ha as Eun Joo
Kim Sung Hoon as prisoner
Lee Kyung Young as Da Hae’s supporter
Son Tae Young as a rich client at a host bar (cameo)

Production Credits

Chief Producer: Lee Hyun Jik
Producers: Park Yong Soon, Lee Hee Soo
Directors: Jo Young Kwang, Park Shin Woo
Original writing: Manhwa Yawang by Park In Kwon
Screenwriter: Lee Hee Myung


2013 Apan Star Awards – Actress Acting Award: Kim Sung Ryung (Yawang)

Episode Ratings

    Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2013-01-14 1 8.7 9.8 (20th) 8.0 9.3
2013-01-15 2 7.8 8.5 8.1 8.8
2013-01-21 3 (<9.7) (<9.4) 10.2 (19th) 11.1 (17th)
2013-01-22 4 9.7 (18th) 10.6 (14th) 9.9 (17th) 10.6 (16th)
2013-01-28 5 10.4 (20th) 11.7 (12th) 10.1 (18th) 11.2 (14th)
2013-01-29 6 12.0 (13th) 13.5 (6th) 12.3 (10th) 13.6 (4th)
2013-02-04 7 13.4 (9th) 14.7 (6th) 12.7 (8th) 14.0 (5th)
2013-02-05 8 16.4 (5th) 18.4 (4th) 15.3 (5th) 16.4 (4th)
2013-02-11 9 16.4 (4th) 18.7 (4th) 15.2 (4th) 16.1 (4th)
2013-02-12 10 20.1 (3rd) 23.3 (2nd) 17.5 (4th) 18.4 (4th)
2013-02-18 11 19.4 (4th) 21.8 (3rd) 18.6 (4th) 19.9 (4th)
2013-02-19 12 19.6 (4th) 21.1 (4th) 19.4 (3rd) 20.8 (3rd)
2013-02-25 13 17.9 (5th) 20.2 (4th) 17.5 (4th) 18.9 (4th)
2013-02-26 14 18.8 (4th) 20.4 (4th) 17.7 (4th) 18.1 (4th)
2013-03-04 15 17.4 (4th) 19.2 (4th) 16.3 (4th) 17.2 (4th)
2013-03-05 16 18.3 (5th) 20.0 (3rd) 18.6 (3rd) 19.9 (4th)
2013-03-11 17 18.8 (5th) 21.3 (4th) 18.5 (4th) 20.3 (4th)
2013-03-12 18 18.8 (5th) 21.0 (3rd) 18.3 (4th) 19.4 (4th)
2013-03-18 19 18.2 (4th) 21.4 (3rd) 17.8 (5th) 19.1 (4th)
2013-03-19 20 18.3 (4th) 21.9 (2nd) 18.6 (5th) 20.1 (4th)
2013-03-25 21 17.0 (5th) 20.0 (4th) 18.0 (3rd) 19.9 (4th)
2013-03-26 22 22.8 (2nd) 26.1 (1st) 22.9 (2nd) 24.3 (2nd)
2013-04-01 23 23.1 (3rd) 25.9 (2nd) 22.5 (3rd) 24.5 (2nd)
2013-04-02 24 26.7 (2nd) 30.7 (1st) 25.8 (2nd) 27.5 (1st)

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

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


This drama is based on comic book series “Yawang/Night King” by Park In Kwon which was published between 25/July/2006 to 3/Sep/2007 by Gwijok.


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Trailer I & Trailer II & Trailer III

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  1. 1 : Mr. Choi Says:

    First comment.

  2. 2 : adhe airashii Says:

    cant wait for watching uknow oppa :*

  3. 3 : emerald Says:

    kwon sang woo oppa… i love you..

  4. 4 : Reivo Says:

    Rating? Ehm… I think have big rating

  5. 5 : MoMo Says:

    i dun like the heroin anyway…

  6. 6 : Go Seung Ji Says:

    Waiting for this drama eagerly.

  7. 7 : Mia Says:

    Soo Ae n’est pas assez charismatique pour tenir un role pareil…

    elle a l’air ridicule …

    on dirait une grosse farce …. elle ne peut pas tenir un role pareil…. elle n’a pas le visage et ni la carrure …

  8. 8 : saraSJS Says:

    I don’t like the story and two leads. But Yunho is the second lead? I like this boy. I’ll give it a shot.

  9. 9 : HaroroLovePororo Says:

    Aigoooooo!! Yunho oppa….
    catch catch catch me if you wanna ~ come to me, dear ☺

  10. 10 : denisemaxx Says:

    I’m looking forward for Kwon Sang Woo…


  11. 11 : Nee Agashi Says:

    u-know Yunho ^^

  12. 12 : nindy Says:

    yunho oppa is second lead male…. must watch anyway, i really like jung yunho 🙂

  13. 13 : eve Says:

    OMG all of my fav play as the lead so it’s a MUST to watch it,,,charismatic Soo Ae + Kwon Sang Woo smile can melting me and Yunho

  14. 14 : kimchilee Says:

    Is Kwon Sang Woo the lead here? I read the main male lead here is not KSW but Yunho?

  15. 15 : Gesti Says:

    #12 Nindy : Same with you, aku juga suka U-know. Ups sorry, I love U-know too. I hope this drama will have a good story, so not bored to watch it. And I konow U-know will give his best action for this drama.

  16. 16 : MIN hyo sung Says:

    yunho:) sarang

  17. 17 : zhao Says:

    Kwon Sang Woo is Backkkk! oh my God!

    the most Hot korean Actor..

    He has beautiful eyes!

    One of my Fave Actor. I like Him since Stairway To Heaven and Bad Loves!


  18. 18 : Paras Says:

    Glad when kwon sang woo n u-know yun ho ‘ve new drama again. But why korea not so many pretty actress?! 🙁 ,aiigoo

  19. 19 : eny Says:

    Kwon Sang Woo has many good melodrama, I’m gonna try this

  20. 20 : Wazersz Cluedzs Gemithys Says:

    Soo Ae is so beautiful

  21. 21 : hny Says:

    will check it out ..

  22. 22 : zhao Says:

    By looking at the poster above, i’m sure this drama will be sad! just look at Kwon Sang Woo Expression…even he is cry still cute and Hot! Oh My Goshh!

  23. 23 : kharma Says:

    can wait to watch this new koreandrama..looking the poster and the actors this d

  24. 24 : kharma Says:

    can wait to see this koreandrama for 2013….good choice of actors like soo ae and kwon sang woo.

  25. 25 : mic Says:

    nindy Says: Kwon Sang Woo is the lead cast

  26. 26 : ga Says:

    must watch

  27. 27 : Mr. Choi Says:

    Looks Like nice guy.. I wish this drama more success than nice guy.

  28. 28 : F.Ids Says:

    Well, the plot is really short, we need more details except the fact that the girl wants to be First Lady and that the 2 boys are in love with her.
    The picture looks awesome.
    I am sick of melodramas, but i will try this one

  29. 29 : oppa kim Says:

    ep 01 raw, enjoying it.http://koreandramaseries.net/queen-of-ambition-%EC%95%BC%EC%99%95-ep-01/

  30. 30 : miss DV Says:

    yeah, the story sounds like nice guy but, of course it’s different especially after i watched the longer preview. i’ll give it a try for my favourite actors; kwon sang woo and soo ae. plus, i wish for its success since the casting seems promising enough. queen of ambition hwaiting! 😀

  31. 31 : lee Says:

    uknow yunho is not a good actor

  32. 32 : imja Says:

    why do people keep saying this looks like nice guy .. their plot is different … in nice guy maru falls in love with another girl the strit is not about revenge but him helping the girl he loves to get back to the place she should be .. from episode 7 the plot was about the other girl… while in Yawang … she leaves him and he still loves her … the story is still about him and her

  33. 33 : emerald Says:

    it was a good start for me… i decided to watch it till the last episodes… interesting drama… love also the cast… hope the story line wouldnt be boring in the long run… fighting!!!

  34. 34 : hny Says:

    yap..this is another sacrifice story for love almost like NG but the difference here is ‘one women loved by two men’… I’ll keep watching since no drama who can more attractive me after IMY ……….

  35. 35 : hny Says:

    ooh ya it’s will be nice if QOA aired on wednesday and thursday so I’m not lot watch streaming for FBND,School n this drama in same day …uuuhhhhhhhh 😀

  36. 36 : tigerb Says:

    from reading the synopsis above, i wonder is this is another version of ‘miss ripley’? maybe, but with different twists and turns? should i watch this?

  37. 37 : kimchilee Says:

    Ah! it’s good to see Kwon Sang Woo back again! gosh..doesnt this guy age since his Stairways to Heaven days?

    Watched Ep 1 and somehow could not go on.. it is rather unbelieavable that you can be so loyal to a person whom you have not met in years and suddenly wants to support her all the way to college and may take the rap for her murder? ahh.. it’s like Nice Guy if Ep 2 is going to show him being like that. Maybe I’ll watch it after the wonderful effects of IMY has worn off.. not sure if I can take in another drama with a beginning that either one will die in the end and make me guess all the way till the end again like IMY.. its simply too draining to my emotions.

  38. 38 : usa-mary Says:

    @Everyone who echoes my sentiments regarding melodramas! Thank you!

    I saw the first episode and thought…WHAT??!!! As a First Lady, she should be way smarter and cunning than that…since her cunningness got her to where she’s at. Well, I’ll see!

  39. 39 : Gretz16 Says:

    OMG… it’s Kwon Sang Woo, he is one of my all time favorite actor aside from Kim Jae Won. I love him since i watched Stairway To Heaven. 🙂 Glad to see him in a new drama. 🙂

  40. 40 : kimchilee Says:

    hey USA-Mary! fancy seeing you in this thread! Happy belated New Year to you.. been a long time since we last yak over Jumong website! glad to see you here.

    Decided to continue watching Ep 2 and yeah.. same like Nice Guy.. for the life of me.. i cannot believe any man would go all out to do that for a woman as what KSW did.. and its hard to imagine, how they could carry on their lives after burying a man and even have a kid in the process. sigh.. such a pity.. its still too early to decide whether this drama is worth continuing.. maybe will watch how Soo Ae becomes bad.. and how KSW become a prosecutor as seen from the start of the drama..

  41. 41 : KDaddict Says:

    This story seems to be a combination of several dramas:
    Daemul, in which KSW played a reporter who loved n supported sb who became the 1st female president of SK; So now he is a prosecutor instead, n she is 1st lady!
    Nice Guy, in which the guy took the murder rap for his gf!!!!
    Sb mentioned Miss Ripley, I guess becos that girl was ambitious n vicious.
    I do like KSW n want to see him, but this kind of melo combination/remake is too thick for my blood! No, TQ.

  42. 42 : Jennie Says:

    Haha reading all the comments, it’s obvious that all of you have missed something in the 2nd episode – there’s a twist – a Ha Ryu twin, perhaps? 😀

  43. 43 : KDaddict Says:

    @Jennie, Hi there,
    Fr above comments, it looks like ppl haven’t watched ep 2 yet.
    Can’t believe u didn’t post on Missing you, w your Chunnie being so perfect in it! Off to watch it again!

  44. 44 : eve Says:

    i really love this drama,soo ae and kwon sang woo acting is really amaze me,and i love yunho cute act,,,cant wait to watch ep 4,,,
    @mr choi from my perspective this drama really different from niceguy,even the first lead male has the same feel (if u just read the sinopsis)but when u watch it,this drama is totay different,they got different personality i think maroo and ha ryu personality is different

  45. 45 : zoe Says:

    remeber opening scene when he came to arrest her for a murder and he asked why she killed HIM sooooo the twin thing/look alike very weired. I guess she killed the wrong Ha Ryu. She killed the lawyer instead by mistake??

  46. 46 : kljk Says:

    when i watching ep 1 …it seems be similar others drama special miss reply and nice guy ….but my idea changed when see ep 2 ….. i love role of yunho …his character is amazing …why he is fall in love whit da he ? i cant accept ….

  47. 47 : poohbear Says:

    Oh dear and poor Kwon Sang woo
    Dae hee really really bad

  48. 48 : Jennie Says:

    @KDaddict Hi there ‘waves’ . Haven’t been really active these days. I noticed many newbies here and I am enjoying being a silent reader – and spend more time watching more KDs! 😀 We are getting some really good ones these days, arent we? Yeah my Chunnie did really well in IMY and I love the pairing with YEH but I hated the ending for Harry. I’d very much prefer if he had somehow redeem himself and die in the end. Was also disappointed that YEH’s character wasn’t given much depth (given that she experienced rape and abuse etc) but ah well, it was good enough cos I was too busy fan-girling Chunnie, YEH and YSH!! I love FBND and School right now and eagerly awaiting JIS n SHK’s TWTWB in Feb.! Catch up with you soon, I hope 😀

  49. 49 : saraSJS Says:

    I watched ep 1. Well, it seems to be a melodrama. But after watching two top melodramas, NG and IMY, this one seems a bit predictable. Of course the story has few holes even from the start. Why the writer don’t bother to write a single scene to show how TH tries to get a job in other places and finally when she doesn’t have no choice but selling her body, she decides to work in a bar? Why HR remembers her in one glance but can’t remember her step-father? Come on, how you can place KSW as a 20 year old man? He is too old for that. He is too old to call that young lady “ajumma” and acts cute with her. The only person who can acts cute with ajmmas in a melodrama is Micky. Jung Woo yahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I miss you.

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  51. 51 : KDaddict Says:

    Hi there, wave back! Good to see u again!
    I’ve actually gotten more picky as time goes on, n watching Less KD. I’m getting better at letting go of a drama if it bothers me. I used to hold on till the bitter end, n get myself all worked up.
    Melos r really Not my thing, but I love IMY to distraction. Somehow the plot makes sense to me. And the acting is superb all around. Poor Micky looks so tired at the end. I sure hope he is enjoying himself in Cuba as he said he wanted to do.
    As for this one, well, the official poster w KSW all teary eyed, is enough to scare me away. But I hear that there r many shirtless scenes, so I might drop by just to check that out! Hee.

    Can u tell me where the shirtless scenes r? In ep 1?
    If KSW is shirtless, who cares if he is acting cute?

  52. 52 : kimchilee Says:

    Hey! KDaddict! you’re here as well!

    Shirtless scenes are in Ep 2. hee hee! boy o boy! KSW still look as hot as ever and did not aged at all.. but its rather an unbelievable kind of drama, this one is.. I dont understand why KSW is so obsessed with Soo Ae (SA).. it was also somewhat spoilt by the fact that they could also have a child together even though they are so poor.. I dont know.. I miss You is more realistic. Its somewhat like Nice Guy which I did not really enjoy cos the whole story seem somewhat flat. If its not for SJK.. I’d certainly skipped Nice Guy.

    I’m willing to watch this QoA and see how it goes cos I am having a wee bit of withdrawal symptom after IMY drama.. looking around for something good.. only School 2013 comes close to IMY for its good story / dialogues.

  53. 53 : saraSJS Says:

    In ep 2 he starts to be a gigolo. So he is FORCED to take off his shirt. His body is really amazing. But his type of body is not my style. He ‘s more like athletes. Specially his back muscles. When i was watching his shirtless scene, i felt it was a sport completion. To me he is not sexy at all. LMH’s long beautiful body with that sexy waist is my style even with clothes on.

  54. 54 : saraSJS Says:

    Agree with you. I don’t know why he is so in love with her either. She’s neither extremely sexy and beautiful nor romantic and kind. The childhood flash back and orphanage story is not enough to persuade the viewers. We knew the reason behind JW ‘s deep love or HJ’s possessive love for SY. The childhood story was written greatly. But here what kind of love we are facing with?

  55. 55 : KDaddict Says:

    @saraSJS, @kimchilee,
    KSW is famous for 2 things: being able to cry on cue n for having the best body among K actors. I guess that means well developed and well toned muscles. Is it like a Mr. Universe competition? Not quite. Most women find it ‘sexy’. Young girls may be into a different type, say Enrique’s.
    At this pt, I’m only here to find out abt his ‘body beautiful’ scenes. Will check out ep 2 today. Thx.
    School 2013 is fantastic. Too bad only 1 ep left. I’ll miss it for sure.
    I’m watching 7th GCS n enjoying it. I recommend it.

  56. 56 : hanna Says:

    Kwon Sang Woo latest movie is CHINESE ZODIAC 2012 (CZ12)

    JACKY CHAN MOVIE watch him ….. GREAT MOVIE !!!

  57. 57 : KDaddict Says:

    I skipped Ep 1 n go straight for Ep 2.
    Ep 2:
    Oh shit! I can’t handle reality that’s that harsh! I watch KD for escapism. I know that the human “meat market” is terrible, but…… I haven’t even gotten to the shirtless scene, n I scurry away like a scared mouse!
    Also, I’ve forgotten how much I like KSW, fr his early KDs like Stairway to Heaven. He still looks just as wonderful. I don’t think I’ve the stomach for this, to see him suffer n teary eyed the whole way thru the end of the series!

    Thx for the recommendation. I’ll check it out.

  58. 58 : unknown unknown Says:

    I have finished episode 4. Kwon Sang Woo/Ha Ryu’s role is too sad, too sad. And all don’t know for what! Maybe it was his fate that he had to live his life in misery for the female lead – fate is the only way to explain it, I guess.

    This feels like a very depressing show. I will continue for a couple of episodes more to see if there will be any turning point.

  59. 59 : Andy Says:

    I do not like that actress Suh Ae in anything but since the main actor is in this drama, I will watch it. I do not think she is pretty at all but she does play someone you want to hate. Hated her in Athena and a Thousand Say’s promise. She rubs me the wrong way.

  60. 60 : Andy Says:

    About unknowns comment before mine: you have to understand that Koreans like to make their actors play characters that go thru a lot of suffering. You get mad at the actor for putting up with so much crap ( literally) but I guess, being that Koreans are so emotional, they just love all that stuff. You want to punch and shake the character and ask why they are that stupid for putting up with all that stuff ( specially abuse from their parents) but that must be in their genes.

  61. 61 : kimchilee Says:

    @KDaddict / saraSJS

    Yeah.. I find no basis for KSW’s great love for SA.. too much suffering our dear KSW has to go through.. I stop this drama the moment SA started feeling ashamed of KSW’s job and him in total.. esp when he started doing a silly thing by moving her to another high class apartment!! Ridiculous! which man would do that! A bit overboard drama this one is.. so.. i have stopped watching.. will come back to this when i have absolutely nothing to watch.

    oh..but I do love the way KSW has been keeping fit and young.. too bad he has been making the wrong choices for dramas after Stairways..

    hope to see both of you in other websites.. will try civil servant as recommended! cheers!

  62. 62 : KDaddict Says:

    I checked out KSW’s new movie w Chinese Zodiac. As w all Jackie Chan movies, JC is in every frame. KSW is in abt 4! His is basically a non-speaking role, unfortunately. He looks mighty hot tho, in the fleeting seconds that we can see him.
    I loved KSW in Stairway to H, Into the Sun, n Bad Love Song. I skipped Bad Love bcos of its title, I guess. Cinderella Man, I didn’t finish for it seems draggy. Daemul didn’t do anything for me. It wasn’t exciting. And now this!
    Too bad we r getting a crop of KDs w stupid heroes n nasty heroines!

  63. 63 : kimchilee Says:

    You should watch KSW in Sad Love Story.. it is sad but I think he looks good there too. the story is not bad except for the way it ended as the title suggested. I hated Bad Love and as usual, KSW’s good acting was wasted in another disastrous drama. Cinderella Man could have been a great story if not for a lot of draggy parts and incompatible pairing.. Like you, am not able to finish it. Daemul sort of made me gave up watching KSW drama bec every drama he acted practically has a sad ending or boring. Likewise, this one.. i am also scared to watch it.

  64. 64 : Lovemoon Says:

    @Andy–I agree with you 100%. I only watched a few ep of Athena, a Thousand Say’s promise, and now this one. I don’t think she is bad actress but I just can’t stand watching her.
    @Kimchilee/KDaddict–I agree with you about KSW, our main actor. I use to love him at Stairways but since he comes back. Whatever he picked I only watched a few ep. only like Cinderella Man, Daemul and now this one. I give up after watching the first 2 ep.
    I drop by here to read all of your comments to see whether I may change my mind on this one. I think I will pass this one again based on both main actor and actress. SAD.

  65. 65 : unknown unknown Says:

    I like Kwon Sang Woo and have watched all his shows and he is acting very well in this drama too. This is a super pathetic role, the whole drama so far is just very very sad for him. After 6 episodes, more than 360 minutes, and there was not a single time that I, as a viewer, can smile a little at anything in the show – it was that frustrating. The storyline is not draggy though and there is definitely a twist coming so I will continue to watch until perhaps I can’t bear watching any more…

  66. 66 : arsenia Says:

    dont like the actress on this drama

  67. 67 : KDaddict Says:

    I watched Sad Love Song, only I called it Bad Love Song, after this site. That was OK. Don’t think KSW has gotten a good script in a long time!
    The guy is famous for his ability to cry, but he should really try to act in sth less weepy, less pathetic!

    Why force yourself? Life is short! 😉
    That twist may or may not come. Or it may not be enough of a payoff: He is gonna be a prosecutor; he’ll help her be 1st lady, his own wife, mother of his child, sb he put thru college working as a gigolo! What twist would make that worthwhile for him n for us??

    Glad to see that there r ppl who write that they don’t like the actress. I don’t either, n I can’t figure out why! So happy to see that others feel the same way!

  68. 68 : unknown unknown Says:

    Hello @KDaddict #67

    There isn’t a lot of other choices these days since I dropped Horse Doctor (after watching 25 episodes) and The Great Sear (after 20 episodes). I also like Kwon Sang Woo and hope that with the twist in the plot (there is a twin sibling angle in the drama(!)), the storyline will get a bit exciting later. 🙂

    I have just finished Cheongdamdong Alice but refrain from posting comments there. Did you finish watching it too?

  69. 69 : sangjhoon Says:

    @#66 I agree i never like that actress even from her previous projects like love letters etc. Her role here makes me wanna puke (pyuk) she’s evil & ha ryu who is super kind but sorry to say pabo & mitchoosoo crazy in luv with her, he shld wake up!

    @andy too i agree i never liked soo ah i dunno, i’m sorry there’s something in her i guess & yeah she’s not that pretty so i dunno why that doon ha? guy likes her let alone ha ryu who is crazy about her!

  70. 70 : sangjhoon Says:

    so kwon sang’s role here again is much like the other drama where he’s got a twin in cinderella man which i hvnt finished watching! this drama is far more better than dameul in my opinion! i didn’t even finish that one!

    also if you guys hvnt seen him in the movie with lee bo young u must see that one too it’s a nice movie titled more than blue, the ost is nice too

  71. 71 : kimchilee Says:

    Help Me! Help Me! I am like a wondering soul looking for an absorbing goooood K-drama to sink in as I did in IMY.. there’s none so far for me .. School ’13 just ended.. couldnt finish watching CDDA, Seer, Civil Servant or anything.. cant stand Dok Mi’s irritating acting in FBNDoor..

    Coming back to this drama, they probably pick KSW in this drama bec he can cry naturally..but gawd..does he have to be so pathetic! I think the part when they brought in the kid into this drama quite spoil the whole plot for me in a sense that it seems too fast into the plot for a kid to be around their already sad and poor life. I just came back to this website just to read the threads here but still cannot bring myself to watch it.. aah.. KSW..I feel so sad for you.

  72. 72 : KDaddict Says:

    Good morning! U r up early!
    Nothing absorbing at the moment. Maybe when “That Winter” starts, it’ll give us sth to sink our teeth into. 2 more weeks. Time to rehash some old KDs!

  73. 73 : KDaddict Says:

    Oh, yes. Incarnation of Money starts tonight. Hope it’ll be good.

    Can you tell me in which ep the twin appears?

  74. 74 : ance Says:

    I wanted to try this drama but i’ve also just finished catching up 3 melos straight like The Snow Queen, Autumn’s Tale & School 2013 (though not really a melo but it’s full of problems) so at the moment i’m still sad and hearbroken (from Snow Queen & Autum’s Tale) so i’m looking for a light drama…I got excited seeing familiar names in this thread but when i saw the comments i got discourage coz it’s another heavy drama, and i don’t think my heart can still take another one like this…i’ll pass for now but i’ll check this out eventually…hope you guys enjoy!

    any suggestions for a RomCom even if it’s an old drama?

  75. 75 : Kurayuzaki666 Says:

    I bet the story is now becoming interesting, that’s why ratings INCREASE!

  76. 76 : Viewer from Singapore Says:

    Missed KSW acting.

    Watch this drama because of KSW, now I know why some viewers find it similar with Innocent Man. The female role killed someone and the male role became a gigolo, the plot is the same.

    Noticed the rating went up, perhaps the story getting more exciting.

  77. 77 : Yvonne Says:

    The lead character is getting more annoying as the episodes goes by.

  78. 78 : Wedaz Says:

    Love the song by Kim nam Gil. His voice is so sweet and sad

  79. 79 : Ki Ki Says:

    please explain me,

    I am Go Joonhee’s fan and I want to know what’s her role in this drama???

  80. 80 : hny Says:

    ep 7 n 8

    a lot of tears.. of course !!!!

  81. 81 : Mindy Says:

    The team up of Soo Ae and U-know is a complete mismatch. Soo Ae looks too old for U-know. They are better suited for a mother-son role playing. U-know’s acting is very lame and flimsy. I could’nt get it why the casting director got him when there are better talented Korean actors out there. Too commercialized and calculating coz they are banking on U-know’s popularity as a pop idol. And his voice is just too irritatingly youthful which is completely unsuitable to his role as a rich heir. It does’nt even deserved a one star. He’s better off a member of TVXQ but never as an actor. He needs more training.

  82. 82 : unknown unknown Says:

    Finished episode 9 – this is a super dramatic and heartwrenching show!!! Kwon Sang Woo’s character(s) is much sadder and painful than anybody in the recent I Miss You/Missing You drama so you can imagine how tragic it is. 🙂

    U-Know and Soo Ae scenes are so cringe-worthy – just unbearable to watch such a mis-matched pairing. Not the actors’ fault though, just wrongly casted.

    How did they managed to find two super cute and intelligent young child actresses to act as the daughter of Ha Ryu – just so amazing how these two girls acted out their roles.

  83. 83 : Kurayuzaki666 Says:

    20% ratings from 7.8 ratings WOW this must be a good drama, better than I MISS YOU?!! Will watch it later!

  84. 84 : unknown unknown Says:

    Hi Kurayuzaki666 #83

    I Miss You/Missing You is a much better drama but Queen of Ambition is just so ridiculously tragic and sad (Kwon Sang Woo’s character) that one cannot helped but continue to watch weekly to see how much worst it could get. 🙂

    KSW is simply excellent in this drama – he took up at least 70% of the screen time I think – not a easy role at all.

  85. 85 : Yunhofever Says:

    I watch this drama because of Yunho. Do Hoon fighting!

  86. 86 : kdbig Says:

    hmmm i feel like the noona of do hoon is the mother of him, well just a guess.. soo ae’s character is such a biatch and she did pull it off. ksw did a good job too. the story is so tragic but is awesomely made <3 it

  87. 87 : hny Says:

    @kdbig ..
    yes ..the noona is Do Hoon mother .. actually this meloD with KSW is agood … is just we not accept soo ae ….to be the reason KSW so tragic like that ..she hasn’t have angelic face or innocent like the story said … and worthy to be with Do Hoon .. I more like if Do Hoon will make relations w So Jung n KSW w DH mother at end …if KSW not die w that evil women ….

  88. 88 : eny Says:

    still in ep 3 and I already cry, this is the different watching drama with good actor/actress and drama with standart actor/actress even the story has some similarity

  89. 89 : Lady Sue Ellen Says:

    tragic drama!

  90. 90 : eny Says:

    Stairways to heaven, Sad Love Song and Bad Love are his drama that I like, Didn’t like Cinderalla man. I think I’m gonna love this drama too

  91. 91 : saraSJS Says:

    The ratings is going up? Strange. This drama and its all characters are just annoying. The hero is a stupid man who unbelievably studied in prison and succeeded. Is being a lawyer that easy? And for his love, I never realized why he loved DH in the first place. The heroine is just a selfish woman with a big complex but without an acceptable motivation for what she’s doing. You just wonder why she’s doing all of these evil deeds. Add SA’s flat acting to this mixture and you can’t stand the taste. What Uknow is doing in this drama? Korea doesn’t have any better actor or this is the power game of his big agency? I don’t feel any chemistry between him and SA. DK, her aunt and father also are flat characters. The only thing I’ve been watching so far, has been conspiracy.

  92. 92 : eny Says:

    I think most korean viewer see this drama is good so the rating went up

  93. 93 : rain Says:

    yunho and soo ae……????? totally not the most loving drama couple i”ve ever meet…yunho hug her like an elder sister…it’s so awkward…my hands curl up..my mom stop watching cuz of soo ae onnie great acting as an evil,wretch woman…DAEBAK!!!!

  94. 94 : snowblue Says:

    Different people have different taste in drama choices, plots , as well as actors/actresses choices. To me, this is a great drama, good plots and fast pace, it’s totally different from other drama I’ve seen. The main leads are excellent in expressing his/her feeling and emotions. One of my best drama off all. Yawang’s team fighting.

  95. 95 : Gesti Says:

    @ unknown unknown : I think “Missing You/IMiss You” drama beter than this, the couple match better than this drama too.

    I agree with All of you, Soo Aee to Old to U-know.

  96. 96 : mml Says:

    This drama, after watching episode 1 , i have realised that it is a tragic sad drama so i have stopped watching……..

  97. 97 : dramafreak Says:

    still watching this drama…..apparently it looks interesting to me….gona keep watching….hehe…but to tell the truth…the female lead looks too matured for Yun Ho….TOO NOONA for him LOL XD

  98. 98 : addylovesbwoowd Says:

    As much as I loved IMY, I would say this is the better of the two. Imagine if IMY didn’t hv yoochun,yoon eun hye or seung hoo. I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t be as popular. IMY is a drama to watch bcuz of the cast. Yawang is more intriguing and much more darker than IMY.

    I agree with you all. I grew to like yunho for his looks and even searched for some of his music videos. There is no chemistry between him and Soo Ae in this drama. He seems like an amateur actor and I don’t find his character believable.

    How will she become first lady if she married yunho?

  99. 99 : Leomk Says:

    Oh this drama is getting more and more interesting. Hopefully the ratings can reach 20 per on 13th ep. Love KSW, SA and YH. Yawang 5ting!

  100. 100 : KDaddict Says:

    “Imagine IMY without yoon chun, yoon eun hye or seung ho……” you say.
    How abt:
    Imagine Secret Garden without Hyun Bin, Ha Ji Won; Winter Sonata without BYJ, Choi JW; Da Jung Geum without Lee Young Ae; METS w/o Kim Soo Hyun; Scent of a Woman w/o Kim Sun Ah; Princess Man w/o Park Shi Hoo, Moon CW, etc. etc., etc.

  101. 101 : saraSJS Says:

    Even if the only reason for popularity of IMY was its actors, this drama lacks that factor. If just watching pretty faces of YSH, YJG and Micky was enjoyable enough for the rest of an episode, this drama lacks that. If you just watched IMY for the beautiful lines and great OST, this drama lacks that. Even story-wise, is Korea such a loose and lawless country that you can do every evil deed and become the first lady? Don’t they do any background check? Are their intelligence services for decoration? Even the story doesn’t make sense. So IMY is way better than this.

  102. 102 : hny Says:

    after see ep 11-12

    just good.. that the plot going fast.. so I hope after Soo Jung know that his fiance already die.. the writer would make his role more aktive by help HR get revenge.. maybe by shaking Doo Hoon n JDH relationship … it would be interesting !!

  103. 103 : Leomk Says:

    I think this drama is better or IMY is better it depends on your feelings and which type of dramas u like to watch. If u think this drama is bad, so why the ratings are high and increasing? Are korean viewers are that stupid to watch such a film? This drama need to be followed every eps and can attract a lot of viewers from old to young people if aired on TV but not popular in internet or young netizens. I don’t like kdramas which are too cheesy and icky, so I don’t like IMY but it’s just my feelings. Yeah, u know each person has his/ her own opinion.

  104. 104 : mikomay Says:

    Must watch this series!! Soo ae acting is excellent. After I watched QOA, I find other of her acting. A thousand day’s promise and I really love her. Althogh, I hate Ju Da Hea in QOA. I want to know the ending of this serie very very much coz I can not think what’s happen then? Good plot, make me crazy to watch!

  105. 105 : Kim nana Says:

    I hate joo da hae !!!!

  106. 106 : saraSJS Says:

    Ratings can’t guarantee the quality. Just take a look at the dramas with high ratings. Except for few ones, the rest are not worth watching. Don’t forget the cultural differences. What they find great, we might find not a bit interesting.

  107. 107 : JennySM Says:

    Very good drama. I Get me addicted to every episode. The casts are awesome. The story is moving fast with twists. It’s hard to predict what happen next. If you skip one epi., you will probably missing out a lot. HaRyu and Da Hae are excellent in portraying their characters.

  108. 108 : Leomk Says:

    @saraSJS I half agree with u. Some dramas are good but they are underrated for some reasons. And I feel sorry for them because they deserve to be appreciated more. But most of high ratings dramas are good. U blame on the cultrural differences, so why do u like Kdramas which come from other countries. Most production staffs make their films based on their nation’ viewers’ tastes and foreigners still like them. And maybe I live in the same country as u and have the same cultrure as u but I still like different dramas with u or your own relatives dislike ur favourite dramas. So, high ratings dramas are good dramas but it doesnot mean they’ll popular among netizens or all people like them because of viewers’ different tastes and age group. But dramas with low ratings doesn’t mean they’re bad, sometimes other dramas aired on the same time slot are extremely great so they are underrated ( such as you’re beautiful which aired on the same time as iris 1)

  109. 109 : Aubrey Says:

    Since people are comparing IMY with Yahwang i think IMY is good but i think Yahwang is better, plot wise, it gets you interested. Like some people stated, liking a drama depends on your taste. IMY is full of young actors, Yahwang has veteran actors except for the Dohoon character i think. i only watched IMY because of Yoo Seung Ho and Yoon Eun Hye who are my favs. Tho the story is quite predictable it got me watching for the love of Seung Ho. Yahwang on the other hand got the story that makes me excited to watch the drama. I’d say the actors are all doing a great job there. The evilness, the love and the sacrifices made by the characters are so captivating you want to see justice done. Me and my family would catch ourselves cursing at the evilness of the Soo Ae, the martyrdom like if Kwon Sang Wo and the stupid love of Dohoon. We are excited to see what the end will be like in this drama. Kudos Yahwang and fighting!!!

  110. 110 : lalala Says:

    I don’t understand why ppl comparing QOA with IMY since they’ve got different plot even though both are melodrama..I think QOA more similar with NG..
    I really love IMY & makes me wanna watch again & again, never makes me bored especially for PYC’s scenes..For NG drama, I feel sleepy & failed to watch till the last eps even though I love SJK..
    But I watched QOA too, I admit it’s a good drama too..KSW is a king of melo but after this drama ended I will definitely NOT gonna re-watching it..It’s too melo, dark & I hate JDH’s char..

  111. 111 : ema Says:

    Actress Soo Ae is ugly and old for the role. Kim Sung Kwon Sang Woo Ryeong and are wonderful in everything I do in this series.

  112. 112 : Dan Says:

    God, I hate that woman. Shebat have a demon inside of her, she is so manipulative. I also dislike the actress Soo Ae who plays her. She is probably an ambitious bitch in real life as every role she has ever played in dramas is practically the same!!

  113. 113 : saraSJS Says:

    You didn’t get my point. By cultural differences i meant dramas which are just and only acceptable in their own geographical area and culture and foreigners think of them as weird. The interesting point is that the stranger the drama, the higher the ratings. Not 20% ratings. I’m talking about 40,50. I watch K-dramas. But it doesn’t mean i like all of them or accept what’s implied in them. I watch few eps, if they are good and acceptable, keep watching. If not give them up. How many of us watch high ratings family dramas with more than 70 eps? Even if we watch them, how many of us can accept the characters’ motivation to do a certain thing? The same with this one. I don’t get why the girl is doing these evil deeds while she could go and work in another company? How she can do everything she wants and still be free? Why two men are crazily in love with her while she’s neither innocent nor femme fatal? There are things that just are explainable in their own culture. Maybe she ‘s considered a beauty in her country and people aren’t surprised that two men love her. But to me, she and he and he are just crazy and fool people whom i can’t understand at all. The theme of a drama must be universal so all the people can relate to it.

  114. 114 : hny Says:

    ep 13..
    I think the plot going slow again …why ms hong just said abt the bookbank … n just let Do hoon who yell to her .. not go straight to point ..who send the money ..tell abt her daughter ..just tell him ..why she being surprise to DH reactions …just stupid step they made …

    And why in this century writer make a chaebol man so blind abt women ….arggggg… a prince should be smart too ..

    I just hope that writer will use So Jung and develop his char more ..
    … just fighting QA !!

  115. 115 : eny Says:

    Sara jjs always talk about IMY, She must be fans of that drama or PYC, Sorry I’m not interested with that drama There’s nothing attract my attention to watch it. Not the story or the actor. May be if the main actor is YSH and the story interesting I will check it since I know YSH is good actor

  116. 116 : eny Says:

    sorry wrong type “saraSJS”

  117. 117 : Kurayuzaki666 Says:

    @eny saraSJS is actually a Park Yu-chun fanatic. And there’s nothing wrong with it. She has her own point of loving IMY but I do not feel the say (just a little though). I too have few bad remarks with IMY even if I am a big YEH fan. Maye bcos I am YEH fan that I kinda overlook the “UNRIPED” developments of her character as a raped victim. There was just two episodes where I can see the STRIVES of her character.

    In this series, I am just amazed that from negative ratings this drama pull it through to high ratings and since I am a certified rating-conscious viewer, then I am totally interested with this drama.

    I cannot mock KOREAN PEOPLE TV VIEWING HABIT. They gave HIGH and FAVORABLE RATINGS to THOSE WORTHY TO WATCH TV DRAMAS. Yes, there are few underrated dramas that have high qualities but nevertheless IT’S OUR DISTINCT TASTES that make a K-drama HAVEY or WALEY. 🙂

  118. 118 : Kurayuzaki666 Says:

    TYPO “I do not feel the same way”

  119. 119 : saraSJS Says:

    If you read IMY thread, you’ll never find a small fanatic comment from me about Micky. Just normal compliments about his acting in that drama. Here also i never mentioned him specifically. What makes you think that people love a drama just because they are the actor fanatic fan? I’m the one who watches a drama as a whole package and give up the weak ones even if my real bias is the actor. e.g. Kim Jae Won in MQ. I dropped that drama coz it was a big failure despite my love for KJW. Here in this website, I’ve been accused to be different actors fanatic fan. From LMH to your favorite YSH and PSH. Why? Coz i don’t like to just praise my fave and ignore others superb performance. Go to NG thread and you’ll think i’m a SJK fanatic, go to Faith thread and you’ll find me a LMH fanatic, go to QIM and you think i’m a JHW fanatic. But i should announce that my only and only biases are LEE SEUNG GI, KIM JAE WON AND YOON SI YOON. But if their performances are not good, i’m not the one who just praises them. So please just write your ideas about the drama not about others fave actors. You have the right to say my idea is wrong. But we don’t have the right to accuse each other of something we’re not sure about. I’m not saying this because i’m angry that you called me a Micky fanatic fan. No, i like him. But you know i didn’t love anyone more than YJG in IMY.

  120. 120 : saraSJS Says:

    Sorry “YEH”

  121. 121 : Kurayuzaki666 Says:

    @saraSJS you missed my intention. As what I said in my previous comment here –> “saraSJS is actually a Park Yu-chun fanatic. And there’s nothing wrong with it.” The last statement should strikes youi though but it seems it did not hold your system.

    If you’re not a fan of PYC, instead u’re actually fan of YJG, then it’s still the same.

    SaraSJS is actually a YJG fan for his acting in IMY.
    Regardless of either you are a fan oF him or u r amazed of his performance, there’s one thing that you missed on what i wrote and that’s —> “THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH IT”

    Liking a drama either for the sake of the actors, the actors performance, and the storyline are justifiable because we have different tastes in recognizing K-dramas. THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH IT”. We have our own of loving certain drama(s).

    Saying that you are a fan of PYC does not mean I am ACCUSING you since in the first place you did not commit a crime, the exact word should be MISLABELING. And I’m truly sorry for that.

    So u’re a certified LSG, KJW and YSY fan and you gave up their series with either because of the performance of the actors or the storyline with it. Again, THERE’S NOTHING WRONG IT. You got ur own points.

    Somebody was just confuse why you ALWAYS mention I Miss You in this thread? And it seems you are hating this particular drama because of conflict of character which Soo Ae played. A wicked woman who turns into a First Lady.

    I can totally understand you and I am not angry or hurt with your reply. I was just answering a query from someone who seemed have the right to know your answer on why you always brought IMY in this thread. Again, there’s nothing wrong with it. But, apparently, few of the viewers are kinda upset of this comparing melo-dramas.

    Again, I am not hurting or angry at you. It’s just that being a fan or liking a Korean celebrity is not an offensive deed. It does not commit crime or it does not accuse you of committing mistakes or wrong doing. It’s actually an APPRECIATION. Thanks for reading.


  122. 122 : Kurayuzaki666 Says:

    @SaraSJS I am not a YSH or PSH fanatic. I am only a big YEH fan. Thanks for your insight and sorry for the MISLABELING. 🙂

  123. 123 : Kurayuzaki666 Says:

    AND #SaraSJS What makes you think that people love a drama just because they are the actor fanatic fan?

    Are you generalizing the question above or it just concludes you? Coz in general, there are LOTS of viewers who watched K-dramas because they are indeed a fanatic of certain actor/actress. I am a YEH fan, and I always look for news about her upcoming dramas. We all are subjective in this matter. If that question implies to you alone then I am sorry for the mislabeling of being a PYC fan. That’s wrong to assume coz you are UP FOR for quality dramas not being a bias fan of certain actor but Ive notice some interesting comments you have:

    “Even if the only reason for popularity of IMY was its actors, this drama lacks that factor. If just watching pretty faces of YSH, YJG and Micky was enjoyable enough for the rest of an episode, this drama lacks that. THIS ONE IS SUBJECTIVE

    If you just watched IMY for the beautiful lines and great OST, this drama lacks that. Even story-wise, is Korea such a loose and lawless country that you can do every evil deed and become the first lady? Don’t they do any background check? Are their intelligence services for decoration? Even the story doesn’t make sense. So IMY is way better than this.”- THIS ONE IS OBJECTIVE

    So this is what you called a TOTAL PACKAGE?

  124. 124 : eny Says:

    I didn’t say loving IMY or PYC is crime, I just guess it because I always see she mention that drama not only in this thread.

  125. 125 : Thank god for korean drama Says:

    Don’t you find it tiring , bickering at each other , explaining yourself , proving to i don’t know who and for what is laughable. Many of you commentors, whether you want to admit or not is self indulgent and righteous believing that what you think is best and is right is so narcistic. If you love the drama just keep watching it and if you don’t , just drop it ,simple as that. I, myself don’t like the lead character nor the role she plays ,so after giving it the benefit of a doubt watching few episodes thinking that my feelings might change, actually it didn’t .So i just move on, there so many to choose from some are good and many are not so good.I bet you ,me writting and saying this ,people will response to it, all i can say is just give it at rest and save your breath. This is exactly what i mean by not wasting your time over analyzing the story and the drama itself.Angry yet. anybody itching to response.Relax and take a deep breath ,and i am sure you and i very well know who you are .

  126. 126 : Kurayuzaki666 Says:

    @eny my replies are in reply to SaraSJS’s, not yours. 🙂 those are referring to saraSJS’s.

    @Thankgodfor Korean drama, it’s better to voice out your honest opinion and criticisms than just keeping it on yourself. I really admired those viewers who are posting their honest reviews in this site’s thread.After all it’s relevant to read some comments either bad or good, either with the same thought of urs or the opposite. This interaction strengthens the anticipation, viewership’s’ impact etc.

  127. 127 : saraSJS Says:

    Thank you for the answer. I know this is just a discussion. And as for my comment you quoted, it was the reply to a comment which said the only charm of IMY was its actors. Actually i sarcastically answered her.

  128. 128 : saraSJS Says:

    And i forgot to say that i don’t hate this drama, its actors or anything. It’s just something that doesn’t make sense to me.

  129. 129 : Sarah Says:

    I do hate on of the actors. I know it is just acting but I cannot stand her anyway. Not in any roles. It is Soo Ae. She is unnerving and quite annoying. I do not care if she is popular in her country I just do not like her.

  130. 130 : arsenia Says:

    i dont like the actress here soo ae its so over acting

  131. 131 : jlena Says:

    Great drama. The main leads SooAe and Ksw are excellent in portraying their characters. Bdk, I pity her character. I hope she will find someone who truly luvs her

  132. 132 : sangjhoon Says:

    @ sarah & @arsenia, i agree w/u both, i don’t like the actress as well i dunno why 🙂 good drama though each epis u’ll hate da hae, i luv kwon sang woo he’s a gr8 actor! i first saw soo ae in love letters & from that drama i never liked her, i just watched this coz of kwon song woo plus the story itself is quite good!

  133. 133 : Zijila Says:

    Soo Ae is good actress, her act seem so real. She doesn’t care if the character would ruin her image. She do the good job, i really like her as a person not her character she play it now.

  134. 134 : Kurayuzaki666 Says:

    A real critique should not be SUBJECTIVE. Hating a drama because you hate the main lead is childish. Go for the storyline, the content, the twist, the depth of their characters, not to the actress as herself.

    If somebody says here that the main actress is like a devil in this drama coz she acted like a devil. Then that’s a credit. That’s a good comment.

    But if you say that you don’t like the main actress because she as herself is hateful and annoying, then that’s being judgmental.

    I am not a Soo Ae fan, but hating her as herself signifies that you are a certified hater. And hating is a sickness.

  135. 135 : hny Says:

    eps 14.15.16.. I run 4 this!!

    so curious abt next eps.. what exactly Doo hoon like from JDH after all lies , is it bcoz her beauty?!! really don’t understand his char except he is so blind abt love… since he married JDH there’s no relationship that tell me ‘ he has unforgetable moment w JDH.. so really curious what writer will made him.. why my DH so depressed, she is just a workaholic wife !! not a lovely wife…
    this drama just like ‘ play a word’ between HR n JDH.. no end.. HR still can’t touch JDH to the place he want.. I thought HR is wishy washy men, he doesn’t know what he really want with JDH.. did he want JDH get punishment or he want JDH back to his side again or he want they die together… this story slow to get the point… but this drama win to play my emotions… arrrgggg can’t wait for the ending ;))

  136. 136 : addylovesbwoowd Says:

    Last weeks ep. 15 & 16 was painful to watch. I shed tears at the end of 16. I wasn’t a fan of Soo Ae until I saw 1000days promise last month. So, I am a bit biased towards her.

    For those that hate her character, you are supposed to…it is only a role and she is just acting.

    I for one, like her character and am silently cheering her on in the background.
    I dislike the lawyer and want him to leave her alone so she can soar!!! yes, she was wrong but he got his revenge in ep.16. So, he needs to move on and let her be!!


    awwwwmy poor Yunho…I cried for him.

  137. 137 : Sarah Says:

    I was so happy that Soo Ae was chased out. She plays a major bitch. I doubt she left Korea for the States tough because she is so extremely calculating. That we will see on episode 17. As long ad Hareyu is on her tail again so she can suffer, it’s okay.

  138. 138 : bella Says:

    hayzzzzzz! did u-know died here? why why why???? lol

  139. 139 : hny Says:

    ep 17
    now I understand ..why she soo ambition coz ppl arround her just think abt love … she become the smart n power full women coz ppl arround her soo dumb ….and after what happen to do hoon ..he still speak low and human to evil women …. arrgggg my God !!

  140. 140 : hny Says:

    ep 18…. bye ‘ yunho , wait u next project the good role of coz ….
    6 episode left …. hope the ending soon ;))

  141. 141 : laura Says:

    soo Ae.. she’s a good actress .. she always good in acting.. looks like its real .. i like her.. she’s very smart and i like her acting 😀

  142. 142 : elena Says:

    Did Joo Da Hae kill Baek Do Hoon? a bit confused here..

  143. 143 : Mui Says:

    Ya, i was wondering too, did Joo Da Hae killed Baek Do Hoon??? cos he died after her visit… if she really killed him, she is dam inhuman!!! for a man who had loved her so much… despite all the things that she had done… i think this type of man is hard to get in real life. The actress is successful as so many viewers dislike her after watching. Congrats! She has done it.

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  145. 145 : Sarah Says:

    Now I know who Yoo Dae is! Satan in a body. That woman has no ounce of decency. Su Ae said that she’s having a hard time playing her.. Yeah right! Every role that actress takes is similar which means only one thing.. She is playing herself!!!! You can’t be that good and not have that evil in you. Sorry I don’t believe it .. It is called insatiable ambition.

  146. 146 : Carmen Says:

    Now I know who Yoo Dae is! Satan in a body.–Sarah I will sai the same she is like the OMEN movie loooking for gov power, she will be in there…OMG, and is true she do not have any feeling on her!!!she is weard…….Lonely, but weard…..

  147. 147 : Torri Says:

    Ok guys I have watch just one ep is she that bad and evil I mean the lead actress because from some of your comments I feel very very very reluctant to move to ep 2 and i really like this actress she was damn good in a thousand days. So tell me Is the drama that annoying with her playing evil ?

  148. 148 : carmen Says:

    No the dram is not annoying just the mean she is it is really scary…how can a person let people die and have no reactions at all…the men that love her the most, he die and she just have teirs…not sad or nothing just no feelings….she does a good job in thar personality I have to say this but really make all the viwers hather so that means she is doing good ….

  149. 149 : India Samks Says:

    Joao Dae Hae , the woman you love to hate! I don’t even like that actress. I dislike her in every single thing I have ever seen her in and I do not find her attractive at all. She has no emotions and the ones she fakes are so lame, like telling her half brother that she can’t do without him. He is so stupid and easily manipulated.

  150. 150 : India Samks Says:

    Torri, there has never been anyone as evil and calculating. She literally has no conscience. Killing someone that gets in her way means nothing to her. By episode 18 she had a body count of 4 people who have died because of that bitch.

  151. 151 : India Samks Says:

    Joo Dae Haeu , Serial killler!!!!

  152. 152 : sara Says:

    I love soo ae so much . she is angel right . i like action soo ae. see you in success to action (job). iiii lllllllllloooooooooovvvee soooooooo aaaaaeee . jeja

  153. 153 : lyfi fyn Says:

    well..soo ae did a good job..I’m not her fan but still..do not judge her like she was a bad person in a real life. Like i said..I’m not her fan but i admit that she was so good in acting. A negative comment prove that she was a good actress. She leads watchers emotion with her acting skill. It’s just a drama..so, cool down guys. Just enjoy the drama.

  154. 154 : Torri Says:

    Whoa!!!! I spent my week end watching this drama and Now I see why most of you if not all hate Joo da h .the person I really don’t get is the writer .the write is a joke to me . I don’t get her point . What is the writers mgs .this sure is not melodrama because we should be feeling sorry for one of her characters but I honestly don’t I find Joo da evil and in human I find ha Ryun stupid and unforgiving as well as foolish . Da hoon was a spoiled brat who won’t listen to his sister(mum) in doing so falls for Joo da and the sister(mum) who hides the fact she is his mum and never got to hear him call mum even once just for what? Please this writer is a complete joke .i mean what lesson would one get from here nothing .thr drama is not entertaining .its just a bunch of evil,killing scheme that seems to have no boundaries . The stupid writer goes as far as killing da hoon for what reason . I mean did this writer wake up one morning and decided she would write this ridiculous show for people to watch as for the actors I hate none they just acting a scrite that was giving to them and Joo da is doing a great job acting the evil little bitch that she is . I won’t ask anyone I know to watch this shit . This my friends is a joke . I won’t be watching the last 4 ep it really not worth the trouble

  155. 155 : Torri Says:

    I having been watching Korean dramas for a while now and there are certain things I have notice .the issue of class rich and poor .poor can’t marry rich .a single mum is looked down on it not welcomed being a single mum .devioce or separation from marriage is looked down on if you are devioce it seem you are consider a bad fruit or something .parents wanting to pick hundbands and wife’s for their kids .they always put a lot of meaning to first love .question is do people in Korea really do this things and if do when do they plan to change .i see a lot of older actress in the mid 30s and late 30s that are not married but I am pretty sure they would love to have kids but I guess because they fear what society might say about being a single mum some of them don’t have kids then they loss the chance to do because they get too old to finally have kids .well this is just m thinking nothing personal to all the koreans here . Having said that I love u dramas

  156. 156 : Carmen Says:

    Torri, the worst is .parents wanting to pick hundbands and wife’s for their kids, this is so bad because I believe in Love…they should fall in love and then married like normal…..by thwe way the Koreans here are living like americankorean, then when they go there is when they will confront that live…I do too Love Korean dramas, and about this one, it is unbeliable on each episode how can a lady do all that damage to whom ever stand in front of her…I can not believe how she got burn just to be able and be the 1st lady….it is time for her to get what she really deserve…I can not wait ……will have to wait until this comming week….

  157. 157 : torri Says:

    i believe in love too and like i said the whole drama is just a joke you and i are on the same page well i wont be watching to see what happens at the end but i will come to read the end

  158. 158 : dheeey Says:

    I always been overreacted when I watching this drama.. woww..

  159. 159 : KDaddict Says:

    I enjoy reading your posts 154, 155.
    I didn’t watch beyond ep 2, n it just scared me away. Sorry you wasted a precious weekend on it.
    Some melodramas r well done n they make you feel for the leads. Some just pile on misery upon misery n figure that that’s what melo viewers want. The overkill is annoying in itself. The worst is when such misery comes abt entirely thru their own doing (i.e. they deserve it) or when it makes no sense to the viewer.
    I think you sum up the main cultural features of K society quite well, after watching a whole batch of KDs. It is an entirely diff world fr western society. It is much more conservative culturally, in the values n ways u outlined.
    I’m watching Nine-9 times time travel, n enjoying it. It is done by the same folks who did Queen IH’s Man. Recommended.

  160. 160 : India Samks Says:

    Hey Torri how can you criticize the writer? You have to be kidding ! That woman looks like she has a demon inside of her. I have NEVER hated a character like I hate this one. I think that the writer is brilliant for weaving this story. Looking at Soo Ae’s face, she is really creepy, the way she has a dead pan look

  161. 161 : India Samks Says:

    I think that that hag Joo Da Hae has a demon inside of her. She is really creepy looking when you look at her face with those cold chilling eyes and that self composed chilling voice that wants to cut like a knife. Even when I was watching her in Iris I could not dtsnd that Soo Ae. Why would any man be attracted to someone like her. So Terri, you are making a stupid mistake criticizing the writer. I think she is brilliant. The story is popular and I will be glad when they throw that bitch in prison, lock her up and throw away the key!!! She will be the most hated woman in Korea.

  162. 162 : Wedaz Says:

    While the storyline is quite good, a ridiculous scene in prison spoilt the momentum. I was made to understand that Ha Ryu doesn’t know English, can’t even understand what’s was DaHae’s roommate was saying, and yet while he is in prison, he study in English???

  163. 163 : Kurayuzaki666 Says:

    People have differences in viewing what’s good and what’s bad and what’s overrated or underrated. But one thing I know is I CANNOT MOCK SOUTH KOREAN PEOPLE’S PREFERENCE/TASTES/VISIONS on certain drama. That’s all!

  164. 164 : Torri Says:

    Hi glad to see you here .how is life this days , hope all is ok at y end health wise , well I had nothing to watch last weekend so I gave this drama a try but like u said it was a waste of my good time .i am also watching nine 9 times nine .i love that show it’s well written so far and the two leads look good together or at least the male lead is making them look good together hahahah !!! either way I look forward to Monday’s because of that show . y know how we said the dramas so far this year have not really been breathtaking except for the winter the wind blows well I hope this new quarter will bring some great shows to keep us smiling . Have a great weekend will catch up with u on the nine 9 times nine site .

  165. 165 : Torri Says:

    Hi guys for those who took my comments personal it was not intended to make u feel bad I was just expressing my observation which I believe is what we all do here when leave comments once again i lovvvvvvvvvvvvvve me my Korean dramas no matter what so take it easy people

  166. 166 : KDaddict Says:

    Your comments above were spot on. Sometimes there r those who show their immaturity by hating comments they don’t understand.
    It is always good to see u. It’s pouring cats n dogs where I am, so I stay in to read. Watching less KD these days, n getting more done. The forthcoming shows don’t hold my interest, except for Gu Family Book. I’m afraid That Winter is getting boring for me. But I’m liking these 2 weeks of Iris 2 v much. Hope Nine continues to be good. See u there.

  167. 167 : doris cera Says:

    hi is this worth watching for???

  168. 168 : to doris Says:

    It is worth to watch, if you want see, how to succeed serial killer to get first lady in lawless south korea.

  169. 169 : Carmen Says:

    OH no now he will die????????NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  170. 170 : Carmen Says:

    Ok he did not die, but has a not good ending…FYI

  171. 171 : Satya Says:

    Hi …ivery good drama worthy to watch really i was waiting for monday and tuesday it was telecasted in USA at nighttime. Mr.kwon sang woo and Soo Ae were acted well sure this drama can get so many awards congratulate the Director,producer and allthe leading and supporting actors,

  172. 172 : kdrama freak Says:

    SE was so good in her acting, KSW has improve his acting tremendously. No mention of SE’s stepbrother? Otherwise it did wrap up all characters nicely.
    Worthwhile watching even though revenge drama is always dark. Good casting too.

  173. 173 : stela Says:

    I watched several dramas & movies of Soo Ae. All I can say is that she’s so good and versatile – having tried heavy drama, action and romantic light drama. This time, as the antagonist. If you hated the character she portrayed here, then this means she has done a great job as an actress.

  174. 174 : Mui Says:

    Is JDH died? not stated clearly, I assume she is died. After viewing, felt that Korea’s politics and police force could be rather corrupted.

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  177. 177 : windy chin Says:

    i dont like to see this drama,cause this story a bit boring and i dont why this story can get high rating rated.?

  178. 178 : taikeyoh Says:

    i dont like the story but the actors are good

  179. 179 : dramalover Says:

    Superb drama… love it so much

  180. 180 : taikeyoh Says:

    the acting was good but i’m not satisfied about the story and the ending it’s such a ……..disaster…..

  181. 181 : ina Says:

    i can guess the story..why sad ending???

  182. 182 : jnt Says:

    i stayed watching this drama for KIM SUNG RYEUNG/ Baek Do -Kyung. isn’t her acting great? and she is so beautiful. and of course Kang Sang-woo– his voice alone is enough reason to watch now that i am on vacation from work.

  183. 183 : Woro Prawesti R Says:

    very good

  184. 184 : zarima Says:

    not my cup of tea.. sad ending GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

  185. 185 : Prita Says:

    Daebak! deep in love with this drama!

  186. 186 : Melissa Says:

    daebak ! love this drama , but i hate Da hae , hhaa

  187. 187 : mel Says:

    love the drama but it was hard to watch bcause soo ae is so great . she made me hate her character and kwon sang woo also did his part very well…nice drama indeed…

  188. 188 : kimi Says:

    i hate Da Hae..i like ha ryu:-) …sooo handsome

  189. 189 : roxy Says:

    im in episode 17 now and still counting….:) as of the meantime KSW still one of the Best Actor in Korea for me… His Acting is so amazing as well as his 6pcks 🙂 … Its been so long i didn’t see him in Kdrama and now i really feel so good that his back ! figthing KSW!!

  190. 190 : Cross Says:

    Superb drama. Must watch

  191. 191 : Melita Says:

    Hoammm. Dont like the story

  192. 192 : Jessica Says:

    The ending so bad.

  193. 193 : BlackGirl Says:

    Lee Da Hae = fashionista girl. I like her style

  194. 194 : Tiffany Says:

    Aktingnya bagus. Bikin penasaran tiap epsode.

  195. 195 : G luv Says:

    cos of d coment i don’t feel like watchin d movie now. Thanks guys

  196. 196 : riu Says:

    after all the comment here now i feel dont like to watch it:(

  197. 197 : Re Says:

    I think that was a very good drama…

  198. 198 : Susie Lee Says:

    Ha Ryu is such a weak man. Do not like him at all. If he wants to get revenge, he has to be nasty.

  199. 199 : jhemarie Says:

    내가 당신 에게 너무 많은 김 ryung …. 당신 같은 greate actreess 사랑 <3

    naega dangsin ege neomu manh-eun gim ryung …. dangsin gat-eun greate actreess salang <3

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