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Title: 드라마의 제왕 / The King of Dramas
Chinese Title: 电视剧帝王
Also known as: Drama King / The Lord of the Drama
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Episodes: 18
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2012-Nov-05 to 2013-Jan-08
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55


‘The Lord of the Drama’ is a comedy series set in the entertainment business and revolves around the drama-production world featuring a production company CEO, a rookie writer, and a top star.

Anthony Kim (Kim Myung Min) is a greedy but brilliant CEO of a production company who would do everything and anything for money. He is extremely talented in running a business.

Lee Go Eun (Jung Ryu Won) is a warm-hearted, honest and aspiring rookie writer.

Meanwhile, Kang Hyun Min (Choi Si Won) is a self-confident, ruthless, egoistic and arrogant top star.

What is a Drama? Drama is Money! Money! Money! 🙂 🙂 🙂


Main Cast

Kim Myung Min as Anthony Kim
Jung Ryu Won as Lee Go Eun
Choi Si Won as Kang Hyun Min
Oh Ji Eun as Sung Min Ah
Jung Man Sik as Oh Jin Wan

S Brodcasting Station people

Song Min Hyung as Deputy Director Kim
Jung Han Hun as Deputy Director Park
Kim Seung Hwan as Lee Sung Jo
Lee Dong Hoon as Yoon Kwang Jae
Yoo Joo Sang as Moon Sang Il

People in the World Production

Suh Dong Won as Joo Dong Suk
Heo Joon Suk as Han Kang Wook
Park Sang Hoon as Park Suk Hyun
Yoon Yong Jin (윤용진) as Goo Hee Jae

People in the Empire Production

Seo Joo Hee as Jung Hong Joo (writer)
Kim Kyung Bum (김경범) as Managing Director Heo
Jang Won Young as Director Hong (PD)
Lee Hae Woon (이해운) as PD Park
Park Geun Hyung as President of Empire Production


Choi Soo Eun as Yoon Bit Na
Sung Byung Sook as Park Kang Ja
Fujii Mina as Ikkiko
Oh Hyun Soo (오현수) as Choi Do Hyung
Park Kyu Sun as Bae Kwang Soo
Jun Gook Hwan as SBC station CEO
Jung In Ki as Goo Young Mok PD
Jang Hyun Sung as Watanabe Kenji
Kim Bo Yun as Jo Young Eun
Park Joon Geum as Kang Hyun Min’s mother (cameo)
Jo Young Goo (조영구) as reporter (cameo)
Park Shin Hye as Drama The Elegant Revenge lead actress (cameo, ep 1)
Choi Tae Joon as Oh In Sung – Drama The Elegant Revenge lead actor (cameo, ep 1)
Jun Moo Song as Watanabe
Kwon Hae Hyo as Nam Woon Young
Ha Kyu Won as assistant director

Production Credit

Director: Hong Sung Chang
Screenwriter: Jang Hang Joon, Lee Ji Hyo

Episode Ratings

    Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2012-11-05 1 6.5 8.0 6.5 7.6
2012-11-06 2 6.6 9.1 7.3 8.6 (19th)
2012-11-12 3 8.9 10.8 (14th) 7.1 8.9
2012-11-13 4 9.2 (20th) 10.6 (15th) 7.3 8.5
2012-11-19 5 8.1 9.7 (17th) 8.1 9.8 (15th)
2012-11-20 6 8.3 (20th) 10.5 (13th) 7.7 9.0 (16th)
2012-11-26 7 8.7 10.7 (14th) 6.8 7.7
2012-11-27 8 8.6 (17th) 10.6 (15th) 6.9 8.1
2012-12-03 9 8.5 10.1 (15th) 7.4 8.2
2012-12-04 10 8.8 (19th) 10.1 (15th) 8.9 (16th) 10.0 (14th)
2012-12-10 11 9.2 10.9 (17th) 7.3 (<8.6)
2012-12-11 12 8.1 9.6 (20th) 7.1 (<9.0)
2012-12-17 13 7.2 (<9.5) 6.7 (<9.1)
2012-12-18 14 7.4 8.9 (19th) 7.5 (<8.9)
2012-12-24 15 6.8 (<9.4) 6.6 (<9.7)
2012-12-25 16 7.1 (<9.8) 6.9 (<9.6)
2013-01-01 17 7.4 9.1 (20th) 6.6 (<9.2)
2013-01-07 18 (<9.8) (<9.3) (<9.0) (<9.0)

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

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


This drama previously set on 16 epsiode and extend another 2 episode after that.


2012 SBS Drama Awards: Top Excellence Actress Awards (Mini Series), Jung Ryu Won (Salaryman, King of Dramas)
2012 SBS Drama Awards: Top 10 Stars Awards, Jung Ryu Won (Salaryman, King of Dramas)


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Trailer I & Trailer II

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244 Responses to “The King of Dramas”

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  1. 201
    Ahjussi2012 Says:

    Hey you! @unknown unknown

    I KNEW I could count on you. I will check it out & thanks for not spoiling it for me. I think I can handle neutral.

  2. 202
    unknown unknown Says:

    Hello Ahjussi2012

    I wanted to give you a sure signal about the ending, as promised. But it is too hard…I think you will understand what I mean after you have finished the entire last episode… 🙂

  3. 203
    hny Says:

    nice ending… bye2 KMM .. 😀

  4. 204
    kdfan Says:

    the last few episodes and the ending bored me .. what an anticlimax!

  5. 205
    dramamama Says:

    … although disappointing that AK did go blind in the end, at least he & LeeGoEun seems blissful, so i take it as … “and they live happily ever after”…..
    My opinion is; despite the not-so-ideal ending, it’s still a fabulous drama overall with brilliant actors and actresses! Thank you all for ur hardwork. I’ve had a very entertaining time watching The King Of Dramas!!!

  6. 206
    Ahjussi2012 Says:

    Hi @unknown unknown # 202

    Thanks for the heads up. Neutral?? I’m too annoyed to be neutral. Any future viewing recommendations??

    I’m only asking, “Why can’t a K-drama that’s a comedy, be a comedy w/o the melodrama??” Overall, I enjoyed this drama. The ensemble cast was one of the best I’ve seen in a K-drama. The writing was really good until the 13th epi. I think it should have ended at 16 epi. It sort of lost its momentum toward the end and they threw in the “kiss” to keep us hanging around for the last epi. (As if we would miss it.) The story line was similar to 2006’s ON AIR, but KOD was bolder and KMM brought along some strong “kick-ass” acting skills. The writing & direction became a bit lackadaisical toward the end; however, I would and will recommend this drama. It was very entertaining.

  7. 207
    Simone46 Says:

    I really liked this drama from the 1st episode. KMM really wore his clothes well, (so neat & dressed to the 9’s). I also admire his posture & acting very much. All cast members performed very well. I have practiced that “stare” but end up giggling every time. I hope this drama gets better ratings in “reruns”. It deserves a larger audience as it was very good.

  8. 208
    vodka Says:

    Where is the special episode?

  9. 209
    annonimous Says:

    where can I find to watch the special episode? What is the special episode about?

  10. 210
    unknown unknown Says:

    Hi @Ahjussi2012 #206
    I sort of knew that would be how you felt about the ending hence I could only signal “Neutral”. Overall, this is an excellent drama/story up until about episode 15. I liked very much the quirkiness, the uplifting way the story unfolded episode by episode, how Anthony Kim beat the various bad guys so ingeniously and easily. This was definitely supposed to be a quirky comedy with excellent acting by the casts especially KMM. Even at episode 18, he was acting so well and flawlessly.

    However, the producer/writer decided to go off track and made the last few episodes into a melodrama. Even with how the current ending of AK & LGE being together, it was still a melodrama although it was not a bad ending. Somehow, as an audience, I cannot punch the air and proclaim this a good comedy at the end…I just feel neutral. 🙂

  11. 211
    KDaddict Says:

    A really lousy lousy finish to a zany, funny series.

    He was destined to go blind. Wait, there’d be hope. Oh but, he missed that opportunity. No, he chose to miss that opportunity becos sth came up at work!
    So, he went blind as fate would have it. But he the woman he loves is by his side, just like in Winter Sonata, from 2001.
    Good job, good cast, but What is this? Are we still in 2001! Sooo disappointed. Boo.

  12. 212
    Simone46 Says:

    Hello @ unknown unknown, KDaddict. anonymous, Simone46 & dramamama

    Hi Gang. What are we watching next???

  13. 213
    unknown unknown Says:

    Hi Hi @Simone46 #212

    Come and join us in the I Miss You thread, starting from Page 60. You don’t have to watch the drama but there is a “gang” discussion going on there 🙂 You would find it interesting…

  14. 214
    Ahjussi2012 Says:

    OK @ unknown unknown.


  15. 215
    kdrama freak Says:

    Thanks for not making him dead but blind nevertheless which is NOT an ideal ending. Overall the drama is quite entertaining, good acting from the cast especially from KMM and JRW. Typical old Kdrama ending, not ideal ending. Would like to see more of KMM drama.

  16. 216
    tc Says:

    Overall this drama is entertaining with tightly written and fast plot until the blind plot came up due to the extension I believe. I personally like it better than On Air and World Within which also depict the behind production scenes.

    However, I find the ending unsatisfactory when this drama has a such positive undertone from onset whilst in the case of Princess Man, I can accept the male lead’s blindness because it was supposed to be an epic Romeo n Juliet story but the hero did not die but just ended up blind with the heroine at his side.

    What an anticlimax! I am so pissed!

  17. 217
    K y Wong Says:

    What a waste of KMM’s talent. This is not the right drama for him, or I think this is a poorly written drama.
    The plot is so affected and contrived trying to force drama into a comedy or vise versa. It seems to drag on and on with an ending so fairy tale like that leaves a bad taste in the audience mouth.
    Please find a mature actress to play the mother role! She is so young with such smooth skin, that greying her hair and paling her lips simply did not make her look old. The scenes with KMM’S and his mother are awkward and yucky.
    Make one feels that all the cast members are ACTING.

  18. 218
    KDaddict Says:

    Forgot to say:
    Really really LOVE the char of Hyun Min in this drama. He is one of my fav chars in dramaland. He is so shallow, so childish, so silly, so petty, so vain. He has that idol singer girlfriend whose speaking voice is grating to the ear, who can’t finish a coherent sentence on her own. And yet Hyun Min is striving to be a good actor. It’s just funny, and warm.
    That’s what I ended up loving best in this drama. 😉

  19. 219
    adhe airashii Says:

    nice, but bad ending

  20. 220
    leilani Says:

    I love the character played by Choi Si Won, so cool and funny!

  21. 221
    The King of Dramas Ep 9 Eng Sub | baterdrama Says:

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  22. 222
    The King of Dramas Ep 8 Eng Sub | baterdrama Says:

    […] Kang Hyun Min (Choi Si Won) is a self-confident, ruthless, egoistic and arrogant top star. (source). The King of Dramas Also known as Drama King / The Lord of the Drama, Genre Romance, […]

  23. 223
    The King of Dramas Ep 7 Eng Sub | baterdrama Says:

    […] Kang Hyun Min (Choi Si Won) is a self-confident, ruthless, egoistic and arrogant top star. (source). The King of Dramas Also known as Drama King / The Lord of the Drama, Genre Romance, […]

  24. 224
    The King of Dramas Ep 9 Eng Sub | apkmangagames Says:

    […] Kang Hyun Min (Choi Si Won) is a self-confident, ruthless, egoistic and arrogant top star. (source). The King of Dramas Also known as Drama King / The Lord of the Drama, Genre Romance, […]

  25. 225
    The King of Dramas Ep 8 Eng Sub | apkmangagames Says:

    […] Kang Hyun Min (Choi Si Won) is a self-confident, ruthless, egoistic and arrogant top star. (source). The King of Dramas Also known as Drama King / The Lord of the Drama, Genre Romance, […]

  26. 226
    The King of Dramas Ep 7 Eng Sub | apkmangagames Says:

    […] Kang Hyun Min (Choi Si Won) is a self-confident, ruthless, egoistic and arrogant top star. (source). The King of Dramas Also known as Drama King / The Lord of the Drama, Genre Romance, […]

  27. 227
    aloyvie Says:

    KANG HYUN MIN…. is a self-confident, ruthless, egoistic and arrogant top star. I LIKE your character in this drama…. really…really love it… 멋진!!!!
    Keep your hard working….!!! Now I can say…. can’t wait for your next drama… 시원….fighting….!!!!!

  28. 228
    Koreannoona Says:

    I watch this drama because of siwon but he let me down with his dumb acting! Not happy jan! 🙁

    The lead actor is ugly, thats why the rating was down down below haha… But his acting is berry good!!!

  29. 229
    True2u Says:

    “This comment might contain SPOILERS!!!!!!! “I LOVED THIS DRAMA!!!!!!!!! It’s beyond me how anyone can Call the Lead “UGLY?” HE’S DAMN GORGEOUS, AND HIS VOICE!!?!?!?!? *SWOONS* I fell for him so bad. My only problem was the last 2 episodes -_-, Seriously!!!!!!!! Ep1-16 was GOLD!!! I even consider it rivaling my #1 drama City Hall, but those last two episode………. just………. -_-……. um…….. T.T…………. All in all I give this drama a 8.5/10. Will Def, watch again. It was HILARIOUS!!! ^^ But those last two episodes!!! why did they extend it? It would have been PERFECT!!!! Time for me to go check out other dramas the Lead male stared in. See you guys later

  30. 230
    limitzi Says:

    yaya, the lead is just gorgeous, he’s so cute and his voice .. ooo. agreed with true2u about the ending .. anyway, good drama ..

  31. 231
    mahvish Says:

    such a GREAT drama and such sucking ratings???? WHY???!!!
    geez, people ought to judge better -_-
    from characters to story, from cast to their chemistry, from heart wrenching emotions to comedy, everything was SO good! i thoroughly ENJOYED the drama!
    i’ve been a fan of both the lead actor and actress’ previous works and they earned more of my respect this time around!
    in fact, for the FIRST time, i not only liked Choi Si Won’s acting, i LOVED the way he delivered his comical nonsencial top-star character! SUPER LOVABLE!!! he spread smiles in otherwise “serious” scenes 😀
    the ending… as everyone, i also thought it could be better BUT i’m fine with it anyway 🙂
    once again, WHY PEOPLE WHY? why the LOW ratings???? how misleading…such a GOOD drama and… -_-

  32. 232
    miniginy Says:

    the best siwon act in this drama…
    this drama should had higer rating than this…seriously.. the rating just suck

  33. 233
    kamyar Says:

    very fun
    i love this drama…

  34. 234
    kdrama freak Says:

    most under rated drama. don’t understand why so low rating. recommended watch. KMM is so good.

  35. 235
    tigerb Says:

    It’s a shame that this series had very low ratings when in fact it is a very good drama. Was it because of the timing of initial broadcast? I watched this because it was suggested that it depicts similar situations of actual s. Korean drama production. I saw ‘On Air’ too months before, that gave me headaches. But this series was enjoyable to watch. Although it shows the problems encountered from the start to the end of drama production and the ugly things of the industry, it dwells on the life of one person considered ‘king’ and how he resolves problems and hurdles to the success of his dramas. The leading actor was very good, arrogant in this role like he was in ‘Beethoven Virus’, but here he has more heart, towards the end – accepting his self-imposed denials to forget his past, thus making him a changed man. I found funny the scenes of the drama leading actor who was childish, stupidly self-centered, self- promoting, so insecure, clashing with the drama leading actress most of the time. It was a very good watch.
    Question: did the scenes in this drama and in ‘on air’ really depict similar incidents s. korea drama production. I can understand competition and stepping on peoples’ toes, etc., but do bodily harm? Or was that collateral damage?

  36. 236
    Helen from russia) Says:

    the main character was sooo cooool!)))I just fell in love with him!!))))and the drama was very good too!I cried so much!((()))Oh!!I am really deep impressed!!!!)))

  37. 237
    Helen from russia) Says:

    the best drama I ever watched!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. 238
    krystal Says:

    I really love this drama. Nice story about competition in entertainment business. I love the lead actor in this drama. He’s so charismatic and charming. I love to see a cold blooded man – I think that’s my type LOL I think this drama deserves higher rating. I recommend this drama for all of you who haven’t watch it yet. Nice drama!!

  39. 239
    krystal Says:

    And Anthony Kim deep voice and sharp eyes.. ahh love it!!

  40. 240
    CoolBeans Says:

    Anthony Kim should rule the world with SiWon as Vice Emperor! This drama deserves higher ratings. Great acting and a look at the ‘just in time’ writing and production processes of Korea dramas!

  41. 241
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  42. 242
    MayaF Says:

    I want watch..

  43. 243
    LY Says:

    This drama is different from the norm. Really entertaining. So glad to have come across it. Highly recommended.

  44. 244
    Ngân Nguyễn Says:

    Ak thật tuyệt. Một bộ phim trên cả tuyệt vời. Bộ phim kiến t phải khóc khi nó kết thúc, nó như một phần cs của t. KMM thật giỏi, a là một diễn viên bậc thầy về dxuat, cx như trong Bí mật tòa tháp trắng. A ấy diễn quá sâu, quá tuyệt, quá đạt, dường như k phải là một nvat a ấy thủ vai mà là chính cđ của a ấy. Một dv xuất sắc trong mọi vai diễn. T ngưỡng mộ a ấy, một dv thực thụ. Chứ k phải những bình hoa di động. Bộ phim hay nhất và ý nghĩa thứ 2 sau bộ phim BMTTT. tuyệt.

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