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Title: 왕은 사랑한다 / The King Loves
Also Known as: King in Love
Chinese Title: 戀愛中的王
Genre: Historical, Romance, Melodrama
Episodes: 40 (35 minutes/episode)
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2017-July-17 to 2017-Sep-19
Air time: Mondays & Tuesdays 22:00 (2 episodes back-to-back)


This is a 100% Pre-produced drama. Filming began on 2016-November and finished on 2017-June-15. It’s based on the novel of the same title by Kim Yi Ryung which was first published on 2011-Aug-19 by Paranmedia.

Wang Won (Im Shi Wan) is the Crown Prince during the Goryeo Dynasty who harbors an extreme lust for power. His childhood friend, Wang Rin (Hong Jong Hyun), is his trusted ally and bodyguard. When they meet Eun San (Im Yoon Ah), the beautiful daughter of the wealthiest man in the country, they become inseparable friends. But when both Won and Rin fall in love with Eun San, what will happen to their ambitions and friendship?


Main Cast

Im Shi Wan as Wang Won
Nam Da Reum as Wang Won (young)
Im Yoon Ah as Eun San
Lee Seo Yeon as Eun San (young)
Hong Jong Hyun as Wang Rin
Yoon Chan Young as Wang Rin (young)

People around Wang Won

Kim Jung Wook as Eunuch Kim
Bang Jae Ho as Jin Kwan
Ki Do Hun as Jang Hee

People around Eun San

Lee Ki Young as Eun Young Baek
Uhm Hyo Sup as Lee Seung Hyoo
Park Ji Hyun as Bi Yeon
Song Soo Hyun as Bi Yeon (young)
Kim Jung Hak as Goo Hyung

People around Wang Rin

Kim Ho Jin as Wang Young
Park Hwan Hee as Wang Dan
Yoon Jong Hoon as Wang Jeon

People around Song In

Oh Min Suk as Song In
Choi Jong Hwan as Song Bang Young
Choo Soo Hyun as Ok Boo Yong
Park Young Woon as Moo Suk

Royal Family & Palace people

Jung Bo Suk as King Chungnyeol
Jang Young Nam as Queen Jangmok
Kim Byung Choon as Choi Se Yun
Kim Jae Woon as Hooratayi
Min Young Won as Court Lady Jo
Baek Song Yi


Ahn Se Ha as Gae Won
Kim Kyung Jin as Yeom Bol

Production Credits

Production Company: U-Story9, Tencent
Chief Producer: Im Hwa Min
Producer: Jang Jae Hoon, Kim Sang Woo
Director: Kim Sang Hyup
Screenwriter: Song Ji Na


– The drama is invested by Chinese company Tencent.

– This is Im Shi Wan‘s last project before he enlists in the military in 2017.


2017 MBC Drama Awards: Best Child Acting Awards – Nam Da Reum (The King in Love)
2017 MBC Drama Awards: Golden Acting Actor (Mon-Tue Drama) – Jung Bo Suk (The King in Love)

Episode Ratings

    Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2017-07-17 1 8.0 (18th) 8.0 (16th) 7.8 (20th) 9.0 (10th)
2017-07-17 2 8.6 (16th) 9.3 (10th) 8.1 (18th) 9.1 (9th)
2017-07-18 3 6.0 (<6.3) 5.1 5.5
2017-07-18 4 6.5 (20th) (<6.3) 6.0 6.3
2017-07-24 5 6.9 7.6 6.2 6.9
2017-07-24 6 7.0 7.2 7.0 7.3 (18th)
2017-07-25 7 6.9 6.7 (19th) 7.0 (19th) 7.5 (13th)
2017-07-25 8 7.6 (17th) 7.2 (16th) 7.2 (17th) 7.6 (12th)
2017-07-31 9 6.5 6.7 5.9 6.1
2017-07-31 10 7.3 (18th) (<6.7) 6.8 7.3 (19th)
2017-08-01 11 6.5 (20th) (<6.1) 6.3 (20th) 6.1 (19th)
2017-08-01 12 6.7 (19th) 6.1 (20th) 6.9 (17th) 7.1 (16th)
2017-08-07 13 6.6 6.7 (20th) 5.6 5.7
2017-08-07 14 7.0 (19th) (<6.7) 6.3 6.9 (17th)
2017-08-08 15 7.0 (18th) 6.9 (19th) 6.2 (20th) 6.4 (18th)
2017-08-08 16 7.5 (17th) 7.4 (15th) 7.2 (15th) 7.5 (13th)
2017-08-14 17 7.0 (<6.8) 6.5 (<6.5)
2017-08-14 18 7.0 (<6.8) 6.6 (<6.5)
2017-08-15 19 6.6 6.5 (20th) 6.5 (<7.4)
2017-08-15 20 6.5 (<6.5) 7.4 (17th) (<7.4)
2017-08-21 21 7.1 (<6.8) 6.2 (<6.9)
2017-08-21 22 7.1 (<6.8) 7.0 7.4 (16th)
2017-08-22 23 7.5 (18th) 7.0 (17th) 7.2 (16th) 7.1 (15th)
2017-08-22 24 8.1 (17th) 7.7 (11th) 7.7 (12th) 7.6 (10th)
2017-08-28 25 6.4 6.0 6.4 (<6.6)
2017-08-28 26 6.3 6.4 6.4 6.6 (20th)
2017-08-29 27 7.3 (18th) 7.0 (17th) 6.9 (18th) 6.9 (17th)
2017-08-29 28 7.4 (17th) 6.9 (18th) 7.1 (15th) 7.2 (15th)
2017-09-04 29 6.3 (<6.5) 5.7 (<6.5)
2017-09-04 30 5.6 6.3 6.0 6.4
2017-09-05 31 5.7 5.9 6.6 6.8 (19th)
2017-09-05 32 6.3 (18th) 6.8 (14th) 7.3 (17th) 7.7 (14th)
2017-09-11 33 5.6 5.8 5.8 6.0
2017-09-11 34 6.3 6.7 6.4 6.8
2017-09-12 35 6.6 (18th) 5.9 (19th) 6.6 (15th) 7.0 (15th)
2017-09-12 36 6.2 5.8 (20th) 7.2 (12th) 7.4 (14th)
2017-09-18 37 6.1 (<6.6) 5.8 (<6.7)
2017-09-18 38 6.2 (<6.6) 6.8 6.9 (19th)
2017-09-19 39 7.3 (18th) 6.9 (16th) 7.2 (16th) 7.4 (14th)
2017-09-19 40 7.6 (17th) 7.3 (14th) 7.6 (14th) 7.7 (12th)

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

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


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162 Responses to “The King Loves”

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  1. 151
    Popson Says:

    As if i knew she wuld end up wit rin…i hate san in dis drama…she was so confused about ha feelin…she is just greedy…makin me remember ‘when a man loves’…she doesnt deserve 2 be wit any of dem…rin portrayed a matured character in dis movie nd won also tried his best…i prefer won tho…he is’cute’…d endin was shit…y allowin won 2 be lonely as if he did sumtin bad

  2. 152
    silverswan Says:

    It is a pity to watch this drama which have bad ending. Also a pity to watch Won who had done so much to help his friend Rin who had also stolen his lover. And I guess San do not know who she loves and looking at her she loves two men, but because Won got married to Rin’s sister just to save her , San turned to Rin.
    Disappointing end, so I will not vote for this drama

  3. 153
    Chaw Says:

    I think Rin is so pity. He is so loyal to his friend as well as his majesty, Won. Because of the image of Wang Yo in Moon Lovers, people think Rin betrayed Won. But he never did. Please view from the good side.

  4. 154
    Sasha Says:

    Wang Yo, Wang Rin, is just a character. Hong Jong Hyun real personalities is resemble to Wang Rin’s, that is why he portrayed the character easily. HJH is a quiet shy boy, but warm, sensitive, and always takes good care of his friends. He is a good man. I saw his appearance in many variety shows program before. He is so adorable. How can people hate a person like HJH??

  5. 155
    Simon K Says:

    In general I enjoy this drama, I won’t comment on who should end up with whom, everyone has their opinion. This drama is a little bit different in certain ways: it is not typical that the second lead get equal air time as the main lead. The story telling is kind of odd at times, I noticed there are several times that I assume the main characters were at a crisis but then the next scene they were walking around in the woods leisurely. I suspect from the beginning that San will end up with Rin for the simple reason that Wang Won exist in history, the story need to fit history, the writer cannot force a wife on him or he can’t run away with San and gave up his throne.

  6. 156
    Dramaholic Says:

    Anyone …. Help me please, which website i can watch this drama. I ussually watch kdrama in dramacool but recently the website cannot be opened, what else beside dramacool / gooddrama / dramacrazy / viki?

  7. 157
    Raymond Says:

    Let me state my opinion. First of all, drama is not something new for me, i have been watching drama for the last 9 years and more than 250 title. So this kind of concept i already encounter in the past, this type of concept when main lead end up with second lead is not something new.

    This is my conclusion;
    Rin never steal San from anyone, when i say never i mean never. San heart already belong to Rin since the beginning, San indeed care about Won but not in romantic way. She hope to be friend with Won forever, dont you guys understand that? If anybody still cant understand that try to watch again from the start, and look at the way San looking at Rin. I guess a lot of people disappointed because miss leading title and role position. So they must be thought that San will end up with Rin, and then when they see San with Rin they thought that Rin betray Won and steal his lover. Hell no guys. Big no.

    Oh and lastly there’s something that a lot of people misunderstood, in this drama lead role is not only San and Won, three of them are actually lead role.

  8. 158
    JPA Says:

    Why did Rin have to take the rap for what Song In did with stealing the Seal and writing the fraudulent note??? Doesn’t make sense.

    And they should have got rid of the loony tune creep Song Bang-Yang. He was instrumental for lying to the people in the palace and working with Song In also.

  9. 159
    Diana Says:

    I enjoyed this move and loved the relationship between the CP, Rin and San.

    I did feel sorry for the CP as at the end he was left alone without the woman he loved from the beginning and his only friend Rin. I thought it was a sad ending.

    The musical score was beautiful.

  10. 160
    iLy Says:

    just finished this drama. from the title, I bet it was about king’s love story, but from the poster and the cast, I wonder why the king in the back? so I thought maybe this drama was about one-side love. odd thing happened when watching this drama. some scene are replaying again (I forgot which is), and some scene was confusing me, and make me check if this episode was the right one (the one with tea ceremony, when king choose his wife), because the scene didn’t match with the story before.
    Won was bad people, who bind Rin with “friendship” but he is the good friend too, saving his friend’s sister from leaving to Yuan, asking San to forgive Jeon so Rin and his family didn’t punished. his fault was just when he fall in love so easy with San.
    Rin’s character was my favorit. his loyalty (even if it cost his life), his quite habit but caring, but I hate when he abandon his feel just because Won.
    About San, I didn’t like it because he is so confuse which one she love. but she is brave, smart, can fight and quick thinking and it become her power.

  11. 161
    sammie Says:

    most did really understand d movie,,try and watch sharp blade only den will u understand dis movie

  12. 162
    Monica Says:

    Y she end up with rin

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