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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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Official Site

Trailer I & Trailer II & Trailer III

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201 Responses to “Queen of Ambition @ Yawang”

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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.

  50. 50
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