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Wind, Cloud and Rain

Title: 바람과 구름과 비 / Wind, Cloud and Rain
Also known as: Kingmaker – The Change of Destiny
Genre: Historical
Episodes: 21
Broadcast network: CSTV
Broadcast period: 2020-May-17 to 2020-July-26
Air time: Saturday & Sunday 22:50


This drama is based on the novel “바람과 구름과 비 / Wind, Clouds, and Rain” by Lee Byung Joo which was published from 1977 to 1987 in the newspaper “The Chosun Ilbo”. The story was previously dramatized in the KBS2 drama Wind, Clouds, and Rain (1989). The Story features a mixture of fictional characters and real historical characters.

Set in the late Joseon period, drama series follows face reader (physiognomist) Choi Chun Joong (Park Shi Hoo) as he tries to build up an ideal nation. Choi Chun Joong is Joseon’s greatest fortune teller and physiognomist. He is a hero of the turbulent times, and he is the king of Joseon’s people. Choi Chun Joong possesses the great ambition of building a new nation after overturning Joseon, which has been ruined by the men in power. With handsome looks, Choi Chun Joong is a sophisticated man who excels in the arts including martial arts, gambling, singing, and dancing. He is also a romantic who puts everything in the line for the woman he loves. With a way with words and a brilliant mind for politics, he’ll create a miracle, making Yi Ha Eung the most powerful man in Joseon, Yi Ha Eung’s son Lee Jae Hwang into a King, and Min Ja Young, a girl from the streets, into Joseon’s empress.


Main Cast

Park Shi Hoo as Choi Chun Joong
– Kang Tae Woo (강태우) as Chun Joong (teen)
Go Sung Hee as Hwang Bong Ryun
– Hong Seung Hee (홍승희) as Bong Ryun (teen)
Sung Hyuk as Chae In Kyoo
– Choi Jung Woo (최정우) as In Kyoo (teen)
Jun Kwang Ryul as Heungseon Daewongun

Kim Family

Kim Seung Soo as Kim Byung Woon
Cha Kwang Soo as Kim Jwa Geun
Yoon Ah Jung as Na Hap
Han Jae Young as Kim Byung Hak

The Palace

Kim Bo Yun as Queen Shinjeong
Jung Wook as Chuljong
Eru as Lee Ha Jun


Jo Bok Rae as Yong Pal Ryong
Kim Joo Ryung as Joo Mo
Han Dong Kyu (한동규) as Taoist Jin Sang
Noh Hyung Wook (노형욱) as Paeng Goo Chul


Park Jung Yun as Empress Myung Sung / Min Ja Young
Park Noh Shik as Man Suk
Im Hyun Soo (임현수) as Yun Chi Sung
Wang Bit Na as Ban Dal
Heo Tae Hee as Officer Im
Kim Myung Soo as Choi Kyung (Choi Chun Joong’s father)
Jo Young Jin as Choi Chun Joong’s teacher
Ahn Soo Bin (안수빈) as Dan
Park Sang Hoon as Lee Jae Hwang (Lee Ha Eung’s son)
Kang Da Eun (강다은) as Song Hwa (gisaeng)
Park Joon Geum as Lee Duk Yoon


Heo Sung Tae as Sang Bok (Joseon’s Physiognomist) (ep 2)
Hong Hyun Hee (홍현희)

Production Credits

Production Companies: Victory Contents, HIGROUND
Director: Yoon Sang Ho
Screenwriter: Bang Ji Young


Song Seung Heon was first offered the role of Heungseon Daewongun, but declined.

Episode Ratings

Date Episode AGB TNmS
2020-05-17 1 3.819 -
2020-05-23 2 2.788 -
2020-05-24 3 3.450 -
2020-05-30 4 3.590 -
2020-05-31 5 4.245 -
2020-06-06 6 4.583 -
2020-06-07 7 4.250 -
2020-06-13 8 5.384 -
2020-06-14 9 4.743 -
2020-06-20 10 4.903 -
2020-06-21 11 5.263 -
2020-06-27 12 6.327 -
2020-06-28 13 4.830 -
2020-07-04 14 5.493 -
2020-07-05 15 5.612 -
2020-07-11 16 5.622 -
2020-07-12 17 4.969 -
2020-07-18 18 4.990 -
2020-07-19 19 5.142 -
2020-07-25 20 5.178 -
2020-07-26 21 5.916 -

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea (Nationwide)

*** Note: This drama is aired on Pay-TV channel which has fewer viewers than Free-TV channels. So, please don’t be surprised with the low rating. ***


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Official Trailer
Trailer I
Trailer II
Trailer III

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  1. 1 : Daniela Says:

    Very excited for the new historical drama of Park Si Hoo after 9 years since his iconic drama “The Princess’ Man”, a classic of its genre. From description, Park Si Hoo’s character is an exceptional man with outstanding qualities, a king maker. I hope it will be as memorable as Kim Seung Yoo from TPM. I’m glad there are 24 episodes to enjoy every Sunday during six months. I’m wishing Park Si Hoo and the whole cast and crew to stay healthy and safe and this production to be a great success. WCR Hwaiting!

  2. 2 : Dinizen Says:

    Can’t wait park shi hoo drama since historical drama kbs the princess man with moon chae won

  3. 3 : OK OK OK Says:

    Park Shi Hoo ssi – fighting !!! 🙂

  4. 4 : sariati Says:

    Can’t wait to see Shi hoo my fav

  5. 5 : Anne Says:

    Been waiting for so long.. a few days more.. 🤗🤩

  6. 6 : Weng Says:

    I prefer Historical drama .. hope this is a goos drama

  7. 7 : Daniela Says:

    Less than a day before WCR’s premiere. Here we can see a long preview upload by TV Chosun:
    It looks like a great production with a lot of ups and downs and an intriguing plot. I wish good luck in conquering and keeping the viewers’ interest from start to end and the cast&crew’s efforts to be appreciate. Hwaiting!

  8. 8 : Daniela Says:

    “The cast and crew of upcoming historical drama “King Maker: The Change of Destiny” recently discussed chemistry, viewership ratings, focal points, and more!
    On May 14, TV Chosun ran a livestream broadcast for the “King Maker: The Change of Destiny” press conference. Present were actors Park Shi Hoo, Go Sung Hee, Jun Kwang Ryul, Sung Hyuk, Kim Seung Soo, Eru, and producing director (PD) Yoon Sang Ho.
    This historical drama is about the struggle for the throne between kingmakers with psychic abilities. The PD introduced “King Maker: The Change of Destiny” as “both a political drama about those with greed and a melodrama with love. In the end, it’s a human drama that touches hearts.”
    The drama also features both factual and fictional characters. Yoon Sang Ho explained, “The only characters who really exist in history include Lee Ha Sun (played by Eru) and regent Heungseon Daewongun (also known as Prince Gung and Yi Ha Eung) (played by Jun Kwang Ryul).”
    Park Shi Hoo garnered attention for having seen lots of success in his last historical drama, “The Princess’s Man,” back in 2011. The actor shared, “Rather than feeling pressured, I am looking forward to this. When I first read the script, it had the same feel as when I read ‘The Princess’s Man’ script. I am looking forward to this one more.”
    He continued, “I feel good. My spirits are high and good energy is gradually building. I want to transfer this to TV Chosun.” He also predicted viewership ratings of 10 percent.
    Go Sung Hee, who stars opposite Park Shi Hoo, talked about working with him, sharing, “It was really so nice. Just by him being there, I was able to feel supported and stable. At the start of filming, I worried a lot and was unsure because I didn’t have a lot of time to prepare. While working with him, I was able to follow along.”
    Park Shi Hoo commented, “We have really great chemistry. We’re constantly looking through one another for this melodrama.”
    Park Shi Hoo plays Choi Cheon Joong, who is Joseon’s best fortune teller and face reader. When asked what he focused on most while acting, the actor shared, “Since my character can foresee the future, he is very relaxed. I focused a lot on his piercing gaze.” He jokingly added with a laugh, “Our viewers should be careful too. I’m always looking through you.”
    The rest of the cast picked what they thought was the drama’s focal point. Go Sung Hee answered, “I think it will be very fun to see our luxury acting on top of the foundation of beautiful writing and impressive directing.” Jun Kwang Ryul made everyone laugh by sharing, “Watching me will be a focal point.”
    Kim Seung Soo commented, “Seeing the large-scale picture will be a focal point, but it is a drama with a lot of emotion and density. If you watch closely, you will be able to feel the true taste of this drama the more you watch.” Eru shared, “I think there is a lesson. ‘Don’t let your guard down.'”” source Soompi
    If Park Si Hoo said this drama has TPM’s vibe then it is so. It will be very exciting to watch. I’m happy he had the chance to receive the leading role in a historical drama.

  9. 9 : mehrdad safari Says:

    This drama can be one the best in 2020
    I just see the first Ep and that was enough to get me

  10. 10 : AnCe Says:

    Woah 24 episodes and another once a week drama?

  11. 11 : Daniela Says:

    The first episode elicits to convince me that it’s a very promising drama so I look forward to the next episode.

  12. 12 : Daniela Says:

    As I read on other sites WCR is a Saturday-Sunday drama so we’ll have two episodes every weekend. If is that so then the admin of this site must correct the dates of airing.

  13. 13 : tigerb Says:

    @Daniela#12: Hi Daniela! nice to see you again, of course in a page where PSH stars in a drama. i was so bored today and luckily found a web site that featured this drama, which i never knew previously, so lo and behold, it’s a PSH drama! how have you been? like you said it’s promising, so will follow through.

  14. 14 : Daniela Says:

    Hi @tigerb! nice to meet you. Well I expected this project, firstly bcs is Park Si Hoo’s first historical drama after 9 years since TPM and secondly bcs in this drama he is the protagonist, the first name on the cast list and truth to be told I missed him in such role thinking that he hasn’t much years ahead to play a hero displaying outstanding physical qualities as it was Kim Seung Yoo from TPM, not to mention that him in traditional clothing is an enchanting view. TPM had an amazing OST, I hope WCR will have a beautiful music too so yeah let’s enjoy his project to the fullest.

  15. 15 : Batjavkhlan Says:

    today episode 3 release date changed weeks for two episode change your rating date

  16. 16 : Sue Lynn Says:

    Absolutely love this Wind Cloud Rain kdrama !
    Ep 2 is so dark and tragic. But Ep 3 is really fun to watch. The street scenes are so colourful. Feels like I am transported back in time to Joseon era. Looking forward to Ep 4 &5 this coming Saturday and Sunday !

  17. 17 : Tong Says:

    I think bong Ryung and choi Chun Joong sad ending 😭

  18. 18 : Claudia Says:

    King Cheoljong’s four sons and potential heirs to the throne, all died before their first birthday. Princess Bong Ryun—if she existed—would be one of two daughters of the King’s birthed by one of the two palace ladies.

  19. 19 : OK OK OK Says:

    So far episode 3, nice 🙂

  20. 20 : Peepz Says:

    We miss you in historical drama Park Shi Hoo. Love it.

  21. 21 : schön Azalèa Says:

    This drama is sooo good! Great storyline with powerful acting from all casts. Hope to see many more good and high quality saeguk like this. It was so long since the last decent saeguk aired.

  22. 22 : gaby Says:

    getting more exciting each episode….park shi ho is still good

  23. 23 : tigerb Says:

    i’ve always enjoyed period dramas and this series and PSH do not disappoint. looking forward to future episodes.

  24. 24 : jo Says:

    love this drama

  25. 25 : Anne Says:

    So much positive feedback, I watched despite my resolve not to until it is completed. Now I need a lot of patience waiting for the next episodes.

  26. 26 : Daniela Says:

    WCR is such an outstanding production in every aspects and really, Choi Chun Joong and Hwang Bong Ryun couple has TPM’s Kim Seung Yoo and Lee Se Ryung couple’s vibe, also Chae In Kyoo is as evil as TPM’s Shin Myun. Great cast, great acting.

  27. 27 : Kdramalover Says:

    Okay…..I wasn’t expecting this drama to be this good. From the acting down to the story,everything is so intense. Kim Seung soo and Jun kwang Ryul gives me the chills. They acted as father/son in Jumong,but they’re doing an amazing job as rivals here. The acting is seriously top-notch. Everyone is executing their part very well. Kudos to the cast and crew.

  28. 28 : soomoo Says:

    getting more exciting….yes the child id the princess kid.
    excellent role by b the male and female led.

  29. 29 : gaby gu Says:

    excellent acting by park shi hoo,go sung hee and jun kwang ryul

  30. 30 : Daniela Says:

    Wasn’t about 24 episodes in the beginning? How comes they reduced with 3 episodes since the drama is really a good one? Did I miss something?

  31. 31 : Anne Says:

    Maybe it was planned for 24 episodes, reduced to 20 upon showing, and, based on news reports, extended to 21 because of good ratings and positive reviews.

  32. 32 : Claudia Says:

    I am not surprised Song Seung Heon didn’t accept the role of Heungseon Daewongun. The father of the last monarch of Joseon was a small-minded asshole. I remember what he did in the drama Mr Sunshine. He had abandoned Korean soldiers captured by the Americans and who were willing to return them unharmed.

    Some historians are of the opinion he facilitated the rape and and murder of Queen Min, his own daughter-in-law. In the 2018 movie Feng Shui it was by his hands the Joseon society was set on a course of total collapse no matter the sacrifice of those that tried to save her.

  33. 33 : Claudia Says:

    Both actors playing the teen and adult Chae In Kyoo were cast well. They didn’t have to try to put on the envious cretin look. It’s built into their physical appearance . . . Lol!!

  34. 34 : Wewalhi Thopi Says:

    So good

  35. 35 : kim yoo gu Says:

    who sav him.he was shoot

  36. 36 : Daniela Says:

    Honestly, I don’t know about Joseon’s history but even so I didn’t understand pretty much of how really ended WCR, it wasn’t clear for me in many aspects but maybe for Koreans wasn’t confusing like it was for me. Nevertheless I’m glad that at the end their beautiful family reunited and their exemplary love goes on. Congratulations to cast and crew for their outstanding work.
    Regarding Park Si Hoo, 9 years ago on 20 July 2011, his iconic drama The Princess’ Man started its journey to conquer the world, after nine years on 26 July 2020, his second historical drama having him as lead actor, successfully ended its journey. I’m sure these both dramas will remain as points of reference in his dramography.

  37. 37 : Silverswan Says:

    Was a great drama with all good actors and actresses . The ending not detailed of how Park Shi Hoo survive and why that cruel Heungseong not dead. I love the way the people who supported Park and how he cared for them. Very good drama

  38. 38 : tigerb Says:

    it’s a good drama to watch. other than the nobles portrayed, guess the one person they indicated as real was the ‘paradise girl’ with the year of birth and demise. so, is the russian giving property to choi’s people after they escaped hanyang true? it was not clear how choi survived but i think the watch saved him, the bullet not penetrating his body, and the habha took care of him before releasing him, the only plausible way he could survive.

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