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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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244 Responses to “The King of Dramas”

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  1. 1
    malmi77 Says:

    who is the male lead in this drama? isn’t it si won?

  2. 2
    lexie Says:

    @malmi77: the lead male is from wanted perfect family…he is Oh Dal Gun in that series…

  3. 3
    Nong Says:

    The Lead male is Kim Myung Min.

    You can see a lots of his photo here… I like him so much. 🙂

  4. 4
    JYJ Fanatic Says:

    OMG. Jung Ryu Won. I really love her in Salaryman! Great acting! So funny! 😀 I will definitely watch this! 🙂 DAEBAK!

  5. 5
    butterfry90 Says:

    Tot Si won is the lead so i was so excited to watch this. Don’t know the male lead…

  6. 6
    eve Says:

    love it!!!!jubg ryu won come back!!!november have alot of drama that i definately watch!!!

  7. 7
    F.Ids Says:

    Well, this one sounds interesting. The cast is ok. But i think the plot is even more interesting than the casting.

  8. 8
    taraLuvJJ Says:

    i just wondering why Siwon always take his shirt off in every most of his drama? some say to me.. that’s would be bonus my friend 🙂

  9. 9
    jedi Says:

    Kim Myung Min !!!!

    Best Actor ^^`

  10. 10
    Kingtez64 Says:

    The leading man is from bethoven virus, bad family, white tower etc ..very good actor and with a diferent charisma..like him when acting being cold person

  11. 11
    @Leeda961024 Says:

    Siwon Oppa!!! cant waitt

  12. 12
    kinchay Says:

    looking forward to watch this drama. it looks promising that it will be fun. i like kim myung min.

  13. 13
    Myr Says:

    Can’t hardly wait…Kim Myung Min in Beethoven’s Virus (Wow!). For sure, he’s going to play eccentric role again (^^).

  14. 14
    Mystisith Says:

    Hope it will be a good comedy! For some reasons I’m rapidly getting tired of Ohlala Couple which I thought I would like.
    A mix between On Air and History of a Salaryman would be awesome!
    I will try to keep my expectations low and see what happens…

  15. 15
    roxyalso Says:

    I agree Nong, I like him too, he is a good actor.

  16. 16
    tarri Says:

    Love Kim Myung Min,hate Jung Ryu Won

  17. 17
    jedi Says:


    Hahaha, I’ve same feelings like yours. Even though I disliked JRW, because of KMM, I will definitely watch it. ^^”

  18. 18
    amaar Says:

    i think this drama gonna be fun and entertaining, can’t wait 😀

  19. 19
    mei Says:

    this sound interesting.going to watch this..^^

  20. 20
    swift Says:

    This is going to be a seriously hilarious comedy drama.

  21. 21
    Bina Says:

    kampai, for this succeed of this drama

  22. 22
    52drama Says:

    Just watch the first episode! Awesome drama! Interesting play script.

  23. 23
    jin Says:


  24. 24
    linh Says:

    This film have a Super Idol SiWon but rating only 6.5%… So bad bad bad

  25. 25
    kdbig Says:

    love jung ryu won the first 2 episode was pretty entertaining LOVE it lol

  26. 26
    Micc Says:

    First two episodes were entertaining! Looking forward to more.

  27. 27
    butterfry90 Says:

    The song that came out is very nice. It sounds like yesung. Is it him?

  28. 28
    Hanako Says:

    I wont watch this movie as I never like this actress, her first drama was with Kim Sam Soon and she is acting like a bitch in that drama and if she is a main actress I wont watch her movie. It is awkward when you watched other dramas you just feel they don’t suit to be main actress like So Yeon who acted like a bitch in All About eve suddenly became main actress…sorry to say I wont watch for this one , I guess there are better other dramas to watch

  29. 29
    Mystisith Says:

    @Hanako: Different kind of roles is what actors and actresses fight for. They would be bored to death if they played always the same characters. Furthermore she is an excellent actress: All those who have seen History of a Salaryman can testify on this. She has a strong personality and I prefer that over formatted doormat actresses. I guess in the end it’s your loss.

  30. 30
    AandK Mom Says:

    Watched first 2 ep. Seems promising. Will definitely follow this.

    Does anyone notice that in a lot of dramas, the lead ladies’ faces look very unnatural at the beginning? After a while, they look more natural. I always wonder is it because they just ‘touch up’ their faces right before the start of the shooting. :>

  31. 31
    KDaddict Says:

    I’ve heard (seen rather) ppl say they don’t like this actress cos she is ‘ugly’. I don’t think she is. Granted, she is no Kim Tae Hee, but I think there is a place for actresses who do quirky roles, which are more funny than romantic, who make u laugh rather make u swoon. Heaven knows there r enough Korean actresses whose raison d’etre is their beauty, natural or touched up.

  32. 32
    KDaddict Says:

    And Mystisith is right, in #29: this actress was hilarious in History of Salaryman!

  33. 33
    kdfan Says:

    JRW is beautiful and so talented. Love love love her in Salaryman. Is this drama as funny as Salaryman? Will start watching soon.

  34. 34
    robert Says:

    @hanako:jung ryu won is a good actress. you are the b**ch ,not jung ryu won.

  35. 35
    hshshs Says:

    siwon is amazing in this drama, love his crazy character so much!!

  36. 36
    kdfan Says:

    can’t imagine k drama production is as crazy as depicted. ep 1 is exhilarating. started with AK at the peak of his trade but ruthless to the core, and he toppled all the way down bec of an act of conscience. it’s nice when it’s quite clear where the story is heading. looks promising.

  37. 37
    KDaddict Says:

    Eps 1, 2:
    I find these 2 eps fantastic! I’m pulled in by the acting of both leads. KimMM n Jung RW r Both acting powerhouses. It’s good to see that the leads r so balanced in their gt acting skills. Whoever doesn’t like Jung RW, well, it’s their loss.
    I CAN believe that the world of drama production is that crazy. We were given a glimpse of it in On Air. The char of Anthony Kim might be a bit exaggerated, but not by much.
    Even after he is down n out, n finds a 2nd chance in Lee Go Eun’s script, he keeps lying to her abt her marketability, n market value. The Japanese investor’s young beautiful wife understands Korean, cos she is chuckling when she hears him lie when he translates to Lee. I hope she will tell Lee what the Chairman actually said in praise of her script.
    Kim is such a jerk that you can’t help but hope that he’ll eat a lot of humble pie, n will suffer a lot at the hands of the Chairman, who is obviously a big big gang boss.
    I’ve seen such a Japanese gang boss in this exact same big Japanese mansion in an earlier KD, but can’t remember which one it is at the moment. Was it in History of a Salaryman?
    This is funny in a much more sophisticated way than Ohlala Couple, which is but a one-trick pony, in cross-dressing!

  38. 38
    KDaddict Says:

    Ep 3, 4:
    The struggle between A Kim and his former asst, now Oh Tae Pyo, lays bare n exaggerates the competitiveness between production companies. Kim’s nemesis Oh is definitely the bad guy. Yet when he make plans to take down A Kim, I want him to succeed!
    Siwon playing the numbskull of a popular actor is entertaining. He played a similar role in an earlier show, Oh Lady, w Chae Rim. That is the bright spot of these 2 chars, which r otherwise quite dark. I was getting disheartened by all the betrayal n dirty tricks it takes to survive in the k-ent ind, until a good guy finally becomes of station S. Finally, we see ONE upright person in this whole show, besides Writer Lee!
    I hope the new station head and Lee together give Kim so much humble pie to eat that it comes out of his ears!!

  39. 39
    Meow Says:


    Wow, u recognised a good talent when u see one! Jung Ryu Won’s acting in Kim Sam Soon was so impressionable that you really remembered it so well! 🙂

    I do agree that when ever i see her in any casting, it’d remind me of her part in KSS. But it also get to show how well she portray the character. Also a correction, KSS was not her 1st drama, she has been acting for a few years way b4 KSS comes along. KSS brought out the best in her, i guess. (Though i must say she still have rooms for improvement, especially her facial acting skill…)

    So, my conclusion to your “verdict”… don’t watch if you won’t. It’s your choice and your lost, not ours! ^_^

    Can’t wait for Ep 5… ^___^

  40. 40
    sousou Says:

    Good surprise for this ending year 2012.
    There were a lot of goods dramas this year.
    This one is very interesting

  41. 41
    kriss Says:

    Hey! I’m not sure how this drama will turn out but what I’m sure of is I love the first two episodes!

  42. 42
    kimchilee Says:

    if anyone has doubts about Ryu Won’s acting, should go watch Princess Ja Myung Go.. her acting there was superb. Her face is one natural beauty without any make up or hopefully without any plastic surgery.. she is as natural as can be. She looks better without any lipstick..

    Meow, you are right. her acting in KSS was so memorable, I’ll always remember her from KSS and Princess Ja Myung Go.

  43. 43
    Melda Says:

    I like her better in Princess Ja Myung Go.

  44. 44
    Micc Says:

    Although it is still great cast, great acting, the obstacles after obstacles plot is driving me nuts!

  45. 45
    dramamama Says:

    I’m enjoying every episode of this drama. Kim Myung Min is outstanding as always. Jung Ryu Won is also doing a great job. Love watching them together…

  46. 46
    swift Says:

    I did not put much interest in watching this drama but found it to be interesting as the writer is emulating some of the elements/ situation encountered in producing dramas, even though most of the plots here are fictional. Yet, the writer is giving us some insights of the key people involved in the decision making of drama slots given. We as the viewers only need to pick and choose dramas that are of our interest, whereas the great efforts are taken to make dramas possible. Uhmmmm………

  47. 47
    KDaddict Says:

    Ep 5, 6:
    This show is SENSATIONAL! And I don’t even have a Kim Myung Min crush. I mean, I can see he is an outstanding actor, but I don’t go goo goo ga ga over him. But the show itself I completely adore at this point.

    Siwon is sooo funny making fun of the ’empty-headed top star’ persona. I can see his acting improve by leaps n bounds.

    What I love most is the plot. Yes, there is obstacle after obstacle, but they feel real. One wave laps over Anthony Kim. He almost falls down. Yet thru tenacity, audacity, cleverness, he finds a way to stand up, each n every time. It is an intelligent script to tells us Stories of behind the scene going-ons in getting dramas into production in the pursuit of ratings.

    But why r all of Anthony Kim’s suits 3 sizes too small? N why is he wearing a dead animal on every jacket?

    JungRW brings to life this girl who is committed to her writing, true to her ideals, n cares abt the ppl she works with. She’ll be a good influence for Kim.
    I like it that so far, there is no hint of romance, but this being KD, will both men fall for her in the end?

  48. 48
    jangerr Says:

    This is such a gem! Nothing seems to be good currently so I was quite hesitant to watch this… But what a pleasant surprise it has turned out to be! Finally, there’s something for me to watch!

  49. 49
    tera Says:

    Dear Hanako…no one expect you to watch this drama or other drama…so you don’t have to voice it up coz it make this comment board messy….by the way if you don’t like jung ryu won or kim so yeon…who cares…just keep it to yourself…the casting has been done and the drama has started…no one ask for your opinion….I’m sorry if my comment sounds offensive and i understand every person is entitled to their own opinion…however since this comment site is for public, please just try to focus on the plot or storyline only…don’t judge it just by character played by the actress before this….

  50. 50
    hny Says:

    finished watch 6 eps of this drama..Interesting n gave me a knowledge about make/produce a drama! … Nice to see Jung ryu won act again… for me she is good actress in KSS..now I love his character as writer Lee.. No doubt for his act. Kim Myung Min.. now he Become old actor who enter to my favorite list 😀 , n dear Si won like always.. just makes the drama ‘Blink Blink”… but I like him..cutey 😀 😀
    Anyway.. this is the third drama I will watch for this month after I mis u & FH2.. Now I’m curious with next eps ..it’s seem writer Lee got Amnesia,,aigooo !!

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