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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243 Responses to “The King of Dramas”

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  1. 51
    eve Says:

    i couldnot stop laugh watch ep 5 & 6 its so funny and i’ve got full excited watch it thos two ep run with a cruel problem but softly had been solve,and i love watch the character show a deep impresive for me
    i love this drama more and more

  2. 52
    sara Says:

    I’ve watched 5 eps and i can tell i like it. The story line is fresh, acting is excellent and we can see what’s happening behind the scene of drama making business.

    I hate most of the characters except Anthony. I ‘m sure lots of people can’t stand him but i love his persistent, confident personality and never-give up attitude. At least he is honest with himself and his beliefs regardless of what they are. KMM is shining like always. He is so strong that overshadows everyone and stands on his own. I sometimes feel he is too big for the small screen when i’m watching the drama. He has a kind of charm that you even can’t find in some of the most handsome actors. Really the best Korean actor ever. I hope his character won’t have any love story or that hateful theme of the bad-boy-changes-because-of-the-woman. He is gorgeous by himself.

    I don’t like LGU character. I even hate her. She is so fickle and weak mostly like a tree which is shaking even with a breeze. But i like JRW. She is doing great. But am i greedy if i wish the actress was Ha Ji Won or Kim Sun ah? Someone as high level as KMM?

    Siwon. I haven’t watched any of his dramas nor i’m a Suju lover so officially it’s the first time i’m watching his work. I don’t feel anything. He is neither as great as Micky nor as stiff and weak as Kim Hyun Joong. He is ordinary.

  3. 53
    Gene Lau Says:

    I couldn’t stop watching this drama. 1. I haven’t seen a black humorous one for a while. 2. The story is pretty intense. Love Love Love it….

  4. 54
    wazabi Says:


  5. 55
    Mystisith Says:

    This drama is one of the best of 2012, if not the best. It’s smart, witty, well acted (even Siwon whom I was worried about, delivers perfectly), well filmed and full of heart. The music is epic. Who can say this drama is boring?

  6. 56
    mic Says:

    rating this ep? horse doctor rating:17.7%

  7. 57
    Kurayuzaki666 Says:

    admin episode 6 rating ranking is wrong that should be 13th not 3th?! Thanks

    (@Kurayuzaki666 from admin: Thanks.)

  8. 58
    KDaddict Says:

    I love this drama, and I love Hyun Min! He IS freaking hilarious!

  9. 59
    stellar Says:

    my favourite drama at the moment!

  10. 60
    Melany Says:

    my favourite drama !!!

  11. 61
    Mariela Says:

    I think is the best drama in 2012

  12. 62
    kdbig Says:

    oh my god its like the salaryman all over again, the characters are hilarious and intense comedic story LOVE it

  13. 63
    Afra Says:

    I’m so so sad that’s the rating of this drama is low !!!!!!!

    away from the love romance drama … It's a true business story , YOU NEVER GET BORED in any sec while watching it

    great acting !! Anthony omg !! <333 love his acting , everything is sooo good in this drama <33 !!


  14. 64
    salsa pyareka (@salsapyareka) Says:

    I love king of drama n I want this drama be the best

  15. 65
    unknown unknown Says:

    Kim Myung Min is really outstanding in this drama. There was one scene in the car where Anthony Kim looked at Lee Go Eun sleeping/drooling. His expression of disgust, especially the look in his eyes, was just excellent acting. His overwhelming screen presence in this drama so far is just amazing.

  16. 66
    jangerr Says:

    This drama is RI-DI-CU-LOUS! As in ridiculously good!!! The storyline, the plot, the cast, the acting – all are simply immaculate.

    It started off at such a frenetic and maniacal pace that it leaves one breathless. There are so much plotting, strikes and counter strikes from the moment go. Just when you wish it will slow down so that you can catch your breath, it does just that. And when it slows down, it starts to show the heart and depth. Oh! What a gem of a drama this is!

    The leads are such a hoot! Love, love, love KMM! His Anthony is certainly larger than life. From the way he dresses – with his fur collar and a size too small suits – to the way he sneers and smirks, he epitomises self-centredness and arrogance. I agree with unknown unknown @65 above that KMM is really outstanding. He has such a magnetic presence that makes you felt drawn to him against your will.

    Fortunately, JRW is able to hold her own beside him though just barely so. She brought to Go Eun a spunkiness and earnestness that is truly endearing.

    Will certainly be following this drama very, very closely.

  17. 67
    Antonella Says:

    The best drma

  18. 68
    Katherine Says:

    I like so much this drama

  19. 69
    Hyuna Says:

    Fighting Siwon oppa!!!!

  20. 70
    jangerr Says:

    Ah! I forgot to mention about CSW in my #66 post above. Actually this role is right down the alley for him. It is more of the same. His Hyun Min character is somewhat similar to that of some of his previous dramas, namely Oh! My Lady and Spring Waltz. A good looking, arrogant, egoistical and slightly dim-witted hunk of a star (or star wannabe in the case of Spring Waltz), kind of like a male bimbo or ‘himbo’. But one can see his improvement and his comfort level over the years. He’s definitely relishing it right now, hamming it up and enjoying himself immensely!

  21. 71
    kriss Says:

    Yes, yes, yes! This drama is a riot! It is certainly evident the 3 leads are having a blast!

  22. 72
    salsa pyareka (@salsapyareka) Says:

    may be achallenge for choi siwon to act as arogan person likekang hyeon min…,

  23. 73
    dramamama Says:

    Love this drama so much. KMM as outstanding as always. I admire JRW’s character as LeeGoEun. She always sticks to her belief & principle in a mild (as in not ruthlessly) & persistent way. She cld have chosen the better offer (luxurios apartment & all) by the rival co. at the beginning but instead she chose to keep her promise to Anthony who at that time, cld not give her much but was taking advantage of her & her much sought after script! If only there’s a slightly stronger love line in this drama, it wld have been perfect for me…. Can’t wait till the next ep…

  24. 74
    dramamama Says:

    Oh yeah, forgot to add one more point: It wld be fantastically marvelous if this drama can be a couple of episodes longer. I really really really love it!

  25. 75
    hny Says:

    this drama make me think is that really hard just for produce one drama!! .. is it necessary to risk a lives! .. OMG, if it is true .. how lucky I’m as a spectator who get entertainment from a drama that resulted from efforts unimaginable sacrifice. 😀

    Anthony Kim.. no wonder Sung Min Ah still want you.. the scene between you n min ah at sofa.. you looks so cold, but lying in your lap min ah can feel how warm you, and with only one finger caress .. min ah can feel more than one sensation 😀 it’s amazing power you have as a men!!… agree with @jangerr, U has magnetic presence…

    JRW.. so far she act is good, the way she tried to get in to anthony personal life … very sweet, not too agressive . I like it >>> CSW .. hope can see his role improved in next eps also the rating move up..coz I think this is great drama. fighting KOD!!

  26. 76
    unknown unknown Says:

    Everybody quickly go and watch Episode 9. Kim Myung Min’s screen presence is unbeatable here – just excellent acting especially the crying parts. There was another actor that I thought was superb this year – Joo Won in Bridal Mask. For those who have seen both shows, do you agree with me?

    The King of Drama is very captivating so far…should be one of the best drama this year. Anthony Kim is such a flawed character but as a viewer, I can’t help rooting for him and hoping that he could beat the odds.

  27. 77
    sara Says:

    @unknown unknown
    I haven’t watched BM. But i firmly believe KMM is the best actor in Korea and no one has reached to his level for now. Read this article to know how great he is.


  28. 78
    unknown unknown Says:

    Hi @sara

    Totally agree…Kim Myung Min is an awesome actor – deserved all the acting awards that he has received so far. Joo Won in Bridal Mask is a worthy successor if you have a chance to watch the show – the kind that could make the viewer root for him whether in tears, laughter, hero or villian moves all in one character/one drama.

    I am glad that Korea has such leading actors so that viewers like us can enjoy many more great dramas to come.

  29. 79
    jangerr Says:

    Fasten your seatbelt before you start watching episode 9. This episode will bring you on an emotional rollercoaster ride. First half will have you tearing and sobbing your heart out while the next half will have you punching your fist in the air in jubilation. All the while it will have your heart thumping wildly, especially the last 10 minutes or so… The ride begins, once again…

  30. 80
    jangerr Says:

    @74 dramamama & all KoD fans

    Good news! Our wishes may just come true! SBS is reportedly negotiating a four-episode extension of KoD, and things are looking likely that it will happen. That will be such a wonderful Christmas present!

  31. 81
    KING2Hearts Says:

    every episode get Worse … in overall it’s really BAD DRAMA

  32. 82
    jen Says:

    This drama is DAEBAK! Kim Myung Min’s performance is excellent and the chemistry between the two leads is perfect…even though the love story is not setup yet we get to see glimpses of it…
    I love how almost every single episode will keep us on edge…Ep had me crying and laughing at the same time…I really hope they give us 4more episodes to see their relationship develop more.

  33. 83
    sara Says:

    @unknown unknown
    Yeah, ep 9 is daebak. I think even his co-stars are impressed by his acting. When he walked on his four and begged, i felt sooo sad. I could feel his pain, his hurt pride and how he was willing to save his work whatever it takes. Even in crying scenes. I’ve noticed that lots of actors stare at some place or their co-stars and don’t move their eyes so they can make them watery and we think they are crying. But he doesn’t need to do that. He has become one with his character so his tears flow automatically.

  34. 84
    Anni Says:

    This Drama is DAEBAK !

  35. 85
    Mystisith Says:

    It’s the best show airing these days, hands down. Ep 10, wow!
    @KING2Hearts: I’m sure you’re here to troll for the best KD drama poll. Please spare us your presence, you’re ridiculing yourself with such childish comments. Thanks.

  36. 86
    dramamama Says:

    @80 Jangerr
    Thank you! It wld be a great X’mas present indeed! I’m really looking forward to it. Can’t seems to get enough of this drama especially the ever so charismatic KMM@Anthony……..

  37. 87
    hny Says:

    watch ep 10

    Wow… if all people in that place try to hold back their laughter when Anthony Kim singing.. here, I just big LOL…wakakakkakakkakekekekkekkakakkakka anthony, daebak! 😀 😀

  38. 88
    kriss Says:

    I love the ending remarks by Anthony to Go Eun. It’s simply squeal- and swoon-worthy. Coming from him, it’s akin to a love declaration.

    “Yes, I do. I may not believe anybody in this world,
    I may not even believe in myself sometimes,
    but I believe in you.”

  39. 89
    KDaddict Says:

    Anthony has real ingenuity, in spotting an opportunity rt away, in ep. 9. He also has balls of steel, if not hands of steel, which almost got chopped off.
    One problem solved. Another one arises. Anthony to the rescue. That’s the way of this drama.
    Good as it is, I hope a 4 ep extension won’t just prolong this pattern. It’ll get tiring if repeated a few more times.

    I don’t think the actress playing the actress and Anthony Kim look like they might have been lovers 5 years ago. In the flashback, she looks like a baby.

  40. 90
    torri Says:

    i love this drama, this Anthony is fun to watch , the guys just keeps fighting and never gives up , cant wait to see how he handles this whole script issue next ep

  41. 91
    sara Says:

    Agree. She even told him “i make you love me”. It seems it’s always been a one-sided love.

  42. 92
    unknown unknown Says:

    I particularly like the scene where Anthony stoically and suavely refused the money pooled together by his staff and then rushed into his room with face all contorted to suppress his tears…classic!

  43. 93
    stellar Says:

    superb, superb drama! every episodes seems to get better and better!!!

  44. 94
    stellar Says:


  45. 95
    KMMint Says:

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  46. 96
    something Says:

    SBS and MBC drama decreased every monday because of presidential debate mess up their primetime drama schedule, KBS is lucky to have 2 channel they broadcasted Presidential Debate on KBS1 and KBS2 drama in primetime got advantage with better rating from broadcast as scheduled than the other 2 channels…
    that suck,,,this drama should have better rating,,,

  47. 97
    ggs Says:

    as expected from KBS, they are smart and know how to play with their timeslot and their 2 channels to avoid the competition..

    btw, i read about this drama will get extend before,
    anyone know is that confirmed? this is the only drama i watch now adays don’t want this drama to finish quickly

  48. 98
    something Says:

    correction not every monday but last tuesday and this monday

  49. 99
    KDaddict Says:

    Is Anthony falling in love w writer-nim? He keeps needling her for her lack of kissing experience. He just wants to ‘teach’ her. Ha ha ha.
    One hot kiss coming up!

  50. 100
    yha jing Says:

    That’s correct !!! Anthony is falling in love with Lee Gue Engk but ignoring his true feeling. Man has the tendency to fall in love with the woman who jokes him around. It’s so funny to see that Anthony pushing the writer to do a better job about the kissing scene. There’s chemistry between two people.
    I hope they can add several more episodes and some love scene between choi siwon and li yuan.

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