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Royal Family

Title: 로얄 패밀리 / Royal Family
Chinese Title : 皇室家族 / 豪门皇室
Genre: Family, romance
Episodes: 18
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2011-Mar-02 to 2011-Apr-28
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55


For 18 years Kim In Sook has been ignored and never regarded as sister-in-law by her husband’s brother and sisters. She’s been isolated by everybody in her husband family and she lived like an invisible person. The thing got worse when her husband died in a helicopter crash. Since then, her mother-in-law tried to turn her into an interdicted person and deprived her of her guardianship of her son. Then Han Ji Hoon, who has a relationship with her mysterious past appeared as the lawyer of JK clan. And he witnessed her miserable situation. Then he decides to help her and resets his goal of life. That is, to turn In Sook, a woman who has been treated as rubbish into a Queen. Ji Hoon leads a double life in JK clan, and makes arduous effort for the goal of saving In Sook. Accidentally he finds that his feelings toward In Sook is more than gratitude and pity. She has become the only woman who makes his heart beating faster at her sight. It’s just an untutored feeling. And he could abandon it just for the sake of In Sook. The story of Kim In Sook’s battle against all odds to rise to the top of JK Group with the help of the lawyer Han Ji Hoon, a man who has supported her since they were children.


Yum Jung Ah as Kim In Sook
Ji Sung as Han Ji Hoon
Kim Young Ae as Gong Soon Ho
Cha Ye Ryun as Jo Hyun Jin
Jun Noh Min as Uhm Ki Do
Jun Mi Sun as Im Yoon Seo
Seo Yoo Jung as Yang Ki Jung
Ahn Nae Sang as Jo Dong Jin
Kim Young Pil as Jo Dong Ho
Kim Jung Hak as Jo Dong Min
Dok Go Young Jae as Kim Tae Hyuk
Dong Ho as Jo Byung Joon
Ki Tae Young as Kang Choong Ki
Lee Ki Young as Kang Il Shik
Jo Sang Ki as James Dean
Ryu Dam as Kkak Chi
Kim Hye Ok as Seo Soon Ae
Lee Chae Young as Park Min Kyung
Ha Yun Joo as Ji Eun
Choi Yoon So as Yoo Shin Ah
Jun Soo Kyung as Carrie Kim
Min Joon Hyun as staff
Kim Yoo Ri
Lee Da Hee
Kim Hyun Sook

Production Credits

Producer: Han Hee
Director: Kim Do Hoon (김도훈)
Assistant Director: Kim Sung Wook (김성욱), Park Ji Hyun (박지현)
Screenwriter: Kwon Eun Mi (권음미)


2011 MBC Drama Awards: Special Award, Actress (Kim Young Ae)

Episode Ratings

Date Episode Nationwide Seoul
2011-03-02 1 5.8 (<8.6)
2011-03-03 2 5.6 (<8.1)
2011-03-09 3 7.4 9.3 (14th)
2011-03-10 4 6.0 8.5 (16th)
2011-03-16 5 10.6 (9th) 13.8 (3rd)
2011-03-17 6 11.4 (6th) 14.4 (3rd)
2011-03-23 7 12.1 (5th) 15.7 (3rd)
2011-03-24 8 11.9 (8th) 15.6 (4th)
2011-03-30 9 11.1 (7th) 12.8 (6th)
2011-03-31 10 11.1 (8th) 13.8 (5th)
2011-04-06 11 9.7 (13th) 11.9 (6th)
2011-04-07 12 10.1 (15th) 12.1 (9th)
2011-04-13 13 9.0 (12th) 10.6 (7th)
2011-04-14 14 9.5 (14th) 11.9 (8th)
2011-04-20 15 10.0 (9th) 12.8 (5th)
2011-04-21 16 10.3 (7th) 13.2 (5th)
2011-04-27 17 10.4 (11th) 13.3 (6th)
2011-04-28 18 10.8 (6th) 13.9 (3rd)

Source: TNS Media Korea

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  1. 1 : The Tian Says:

    thumbs up!

  2. 2 : Jhum Won Says:

    Ji Sung Oppa?? OMG…I Can’t wait to see it.

  3. 3 : smarteez Says:

    kya !! finally…ji sung…i’m waiting so long to watch him in drama…
    cant wait to see this drama…

  4. 4 : pretty Says:

    im excited!!!!

  5. 5 : kimchilee Says:

    Can’t wait!

  6. 6 : ptsh836 Says:

    ji sung, u make my heart skip a beat!! ur so handsome n such a great actor but wait, dun tell me u’ll be paired with yum jung ah!! a total waste if u ask me….coz she’s too old for u…seems like da story will be centred more on da female lead, again wat a waste….i wan to see u as da protoganist n not da 2nd lead, pleaazzze pretty please….dun let me down….

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  8. 8 : OK OK OK Says:

    Ji Sung look so much thinner now. I like his look in – SAVE YOUR LAST DANCE FOR ME – looks best. I also disappointed abt the female leads

  9. 9 : Aleeya Says:

    MY GOSH MY IDOL can’t resist him! I love u Ji Sung! Yeah you should do more series/movies! fighting!!

  10. 10 : viu Says:

    ji sung….aw aw…nonton….

  11. 11 : ptsh836 Says:

    @ok ok ok: dun they ever learn?? (i mean da producers) for veteran n die hard followers of kdrama, one look at the who’s who in the leads will decide whether we will take a look at said drama…no more abt faithfullness n idol worship, it all boils down to CHEMISTRY!! if the leads do not hv them they are done for, tats my opinion…after watching so many n giving up on so many more of them dramas, we shud know wat we r talking abt rite??

  12. 12 : pho Says:

    oh my why is the lead actress is too old for him? will see what the story goes.

  13. 13 : Jean Says:

    Love you Ji Sung am so glad you have a new drama definitely will watch it. Regards to you ; )

  14. 14 : Verda Says:

    oh wow new series he’s such a great actor! you got to watch all his drama/series very cool! CANNOT BE MISSED HIM!

  15. 15 : hallyu lover Says:

    oh my Ji Sung oppa is back….can’t wait to see his gentle manliness again…

  16. 16 : OK OK OK Says:

    @ ptsh836

    Most important the lead actor & lead actress must have the X-FACTOR to attract. Their face must be soothing to me. he he he
    If I don’t like one of them, i will not force myself to watch. Why make my self so stress ?? Anyway, I will watch the 1st episode to decide. 🙂
    Hope I will watch till the end…..

  17. 17 : Tie_tie Says:

    finally see Ji Sung in this drama…..can’t wait….

  18. 18 : dtya95 Says:

    hem. dongho-oppa!!!! >_<

  19. 19 : smarteez Says:

    today is the day….cant wait to see this drama…hwaiting!!!

  20. 20 : me Says:

    Fighting, Ji Sung OPPA!! 😀 ^^

  21. 21 : blue Says:

    the rating for 1st episode was a bit disappointed.. 🙁
    but Ji Sung oppa is still COOL here!
    oppa fighting!


  22. 22 : peperes Says:

    I watching Ep.1)
    It so good drama! Very interesting!
    Love Ji Sung!!!!!

  23. 23 : dodo Says:

    7% not certainly very much, but at Thorn Birds are even worse… only 5%
    For me Royal Family better than Thorn Birds! It is more interesting!

  24. 24 : vivi55 Says:

    Ep.2 very good too!
    Ji Sung oppa so cool here!!!

  25. 25 : KDaddict Says:

    In Sook seems to have dual personalities! 1st, she was a weakling/victim and angel. Then her expression changed as if she was possessed by an evil force, bent on breaking the JK Corp. The CEO of JK is a hateful woman, but In Sook is a scary one.

  26. 26 : paradisefan Says:

    The actress is 5 yrs. older than Jisung but this is a trend in kdrama now. Whether it’s the guy being 5-10 yrs older or the girl being that much older it’s here to stay so just accept it. Sometimes the age difference isn’t noticeable but other times you can tell because either the female lead or male lead hasn’t aged well lol! Hope that helps your question I personally haven’t watched this show so no comment but just because the actor is hot doesn’t always make it a great drama. Enjoy 🙂

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  28. 28 : Jing Says:

    oh gosh can’t waitttt for this love this guy Ji Sung muaaahhh:D

  29. 29 : Neng Says:

    LOVE YOU JI SUNG muahhhhhhhh!

  30. 30 : KDaddict Says:

    Ji Sung has always been hot. What has changed is his acting. It has improved since his MS.
    This show is full of intrigue. The alliances are shallow n temporary. It keeps you guessing. Good.
    Unfortunately, neither actress (his benefactor-widow nor the rich girl) match Ji Sung as his love-interest.

  31. 31 : doramalove Says:

    JI SUNG so good in Royal Family!
    Nice fanvid Royal Family
    I waiting eng sub!

  32. 32 : KDaddict Says:

    Re ep. 7:
    This is finally becoming interesting: The doormat has become a force to be reckoned with. But the burning question is: What is her relationship with that Ahjussi, Head of Security? And why is he allowed into her bedroom, behind closed doors without arousing any suspicion? Surely, the Old witch, played to perfection by the veteran actress, doesn’t trust the Ahjussi 100%? She is a widow afterall.

  33. 33 : adlinaa Says:

    omgg, waiting for ep8 eng sub if anyone knows a sitee please link :DD its got me thinking whats happening next!! cant waiit! 😀

  34. 34 : KDaddict Says:

    Ji Sung is hot, but the main actress is not very engaging and the script is weak. After 12 eps., I can guess what happened with Kim In Sook in her past.
    I find it difficult to care if the young man was her son or if she killed him. Too little suspense there.
    There is no intensity in any of the relationships (between In Sook & Ji Sung, between Ji Sung & rich tirl, between In Sook & Ahjussi).
    There is not enough suspense nor intensity to keep going for another 6 eps.

  35. 35 : Eileen Says:

    wow I was really amazed w/ Ji Sung acting every drama he made it feels me his manly for whatever he portrayed it. I won’t miss this drama bcoz his in it. Love you!

  36. 36 : Eileen Says:


  37. 37 : Sam Says:


  38. 38 : KDaddict Says:

    Ep 14 is really interesting, esp. the showdown between Kim In Sook and her mother-in-law; the confrontation between Ji Sung and Ahjussi, and Ji Sung’s turnaround in believing in and supporting Kim In Sook again. The drama is now going forward to its climax.

  39. 39 : yammi Says:

    i like ji sung and have no particular complaint about his acting in this drama. basically the scriptwriter ruined the entire drama. the general plot CAN be interesting but the scriptwriter is probably just not smart enough to come up with smart ideas. everytime we are lead to believe that kim in suk or the chairman side has a terrific conspiracy or counteract, it turns out to be something really straightforward and stupid.

  40. 40 : KDaddict Says:

    Re 39- Yammi says it real well.
    Like I said before, the show has a chance of becoming interesting in ep 7. Then the script writer dropped the ball and let things languish. By ep 12, the story has lost steam. In ep 14, there were a couple of high points due to good acting. Then things got boring again becos the whole series is about the meanness and pettiness of one old woman. Her grudge against her own husband was unnecessary and minor. By the end of ep 16, I just wish sb would blow up their residential complex, put them out of their misery, n save us from watching! Aurg!

  41. 41 : KDaddict Says:

    20 eps finally finish!
    Ji Sung is really handsome. The script really sucks! Good riddance!

  42. 42 : Yuuki asuka Says:

    have not had time to watch

  43. 43 : Query Says:

    Just wonder why anyone would still want to be part of the Royal Family. None of them really have a life. There is absolutely no inkling of decency.

  44. 44 : saroj Says:

    what is the finale of the show do they both die or they hide somewherelse.

  45. 45 : saroj Says:

    Pls reply to it as the english sub, wasn’t great so can’t understand hope some one will explain abt. it

  46. 46 : rainbow Says:

    Don’t like the ending. What happened? They married, had kids, a happy home? No romance, no kisses! Dry drama. Terrible english subtitles.

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  48. 48 : leann Says:

    the Drama is really good….much awaited episodes and its not Boring…But some commentors here, seems they were not satisfied on the drama…

  49. 49 : licantot Says:

    yeah.. same here got confused with the ending.. are they both dead because president rig the helicopter or they had a deal with the president that she will dissappear or both of them escape and continue a relationship… not enough facts.. the ending was kinda vague

  50. 50 : Lilian Says:

    Always love Ji Sung! He is an amazing actor!

  51. 51 : Kirstize Says:

    I just finished the drama…. Ji Sung is amazing! He looks damn good… Somehow, the ending was vague, and up to my imagination…so I believed that they lived, somewhere far away. I’m thinking of watching Protect the Boss which stars Ji Sung…

  52. 52 : tippytoes Says:

    I’m watching it now and the chemistry between In Sook and Ji Hoon got me hooked. However, the change in character for In Sook is not well-explained. How she changed from a terrified oppressed daughter-in-law to a scheming woman who enlisted the help of the chief of security was not well-presented. If it was a gradual change say, for love of her son, the motivation could be more believable. The acting is good but the psychology of the characters is all over the place.

  53. 53 : Lilian Says:

    Protect the boss is awesome! Ji sung is a really great actor 🙂

  54. 54 : DMaria Says:

    This is a must watch drama. Actors’ play is amazing, especially Ji Hoon and In Sook as characters won’t leave one indifferent. The flow of the story is great, someone said that the reason why Kim In Sook became like this is not fully explained, that’s so not true. This drama has its own secrets, but they are revealed with the flow of time one by one 🙂 and the ending is absolutely perfect, it’s not only leaving you alone with your imagination guessing what happened to main characters, but should be called a happy ending, when Ji Hoon and In Sook are leaving all misfortunes, all the games and schemes, all lies behind to become free from that corrupted family.
    I applaude to people who created this drama and played in it 🙂 it is and will be one of my top favorite of all times 😀

  55. 55 : alanoud Says:

    i didn’t watch the drama yet but when i read the comment i start to like the drama before seeing it ….so after i finish the drama i will leave a comment whether i like it or not….. i watched protect the boss it was awesome !! and i hope royal family is awesome tooooo …………:)

  56. 56 : Vim Says:

    I don’t get the ending…the couple died in the helicopter right? or did they just disappear?…I think they died, but i’m not sure and this is killing be cuz i’m still trying to figure out the ending hahaha anyway, if anyone knows, pleaseeeee reply x)

  57. 57 : Harun Praztya Says:

    AWESOME! I like this Drama…….

  58. 58 : teresia Says:

    wah seru benerrr nih film ya.

  59. 59 : Tudiah Says:

    I like this drama,,,
    And ji hoon is very handsome,,

  60. 60 : Esti Says:

    I’m still watching this drama, at 7 episode. The character of Kim In-Suk is really awesome. the way she acts as an innocent woman and as a very strong woman is very great!!! Wow, this is the best drama i have ever watched.

  61. 61 : celicia Says:

    JI SUNG…
    I really liked your acting in this movie ……
    you look very challenging ….
    sorry I can not tell just by the words …..
    love you … <3

  62. 62 : renee Says:

    Ji Sung…. saranghae yo….

  63. 63 : Purnama htb Says:

    Royal family di LBS tmbh seru euyy….

  64. 64 : Kay Says:

    Dissappointed. Difficult to accept the storyline. Cant imagine a young successful handsome guy would fall for a skinny, average look and sad looking woman who is 5-10 years older. Is the scriptwriter trying to send a message that lowlifer like ji hoon doesnot deserve a better woman? The lead female character with double personality is quite scary and didnt seems to match with clean and purer ji hoon personality. Ending is very vague and hanging. Totally dissatisfied with it.

  65. 65 : fathia Says:

    i like this drama ^_^

  66. 66 : Kua Guat Choo Says:

    Whenever Ji Sung acts, his emotion comes through so strongly especially when he looks at the woman he loves.

  67. 67 : katryn questin molina Says:

    go shin dong ho oppa!!!!!!!!!!for me,you’re the best actor in korea!

  68. 68 : Jailing Says:

    Why is Seo Yoo Jung in this drama? She is not a good enough actress to be in any drama!

  69. 69 : at home remedies for pimples Says:

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    only home remedies please
    i have small pimples on my chin and forehead nad i need them to GO AWAY.
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  70. 70 : Filebook Says:

    I will definitely try to watch this one.

  71. 71 : Vhira pc Says:

    if in Indonesia “Royal Family” is episode 2 I just found out that there is drama korea yng I prefer to 3 Okay! deh to korea
    인도네시아 “왕실”에 에피소드 2 경우 그냥 3 자에게 선호하는 드라마 한국 양이 있다는 걸 알게! 한국 deh

  72. 72 : Samah Says:

    Really disappointed :'(

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