The Forbidden Marriage

The Forbidden Marriage


Total votes: 4456

Screenwriter: Cheon Ji Hye

Aired on: Dec 9, 2022

Total Episodes: 12

Network: MBC

Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.

Year: 2022

Country: South Korea

Native Title: 금혼령, 조선 혼인 금지령

Content Rating: 15+ – Teens 15 or older

Alternative Titles: Golden Spirit: Joseon Marriage Prohibition, Geumhonryung, Joseon’s Ban on Marriage, Joseon Marriage Ban, Geumhonryeong: Joseon Honin Geumjiryeong, 금혼령: 조선혼인금지령

Genre: Comedy, Historical, Mystery, Romance


Lee Heon is the king of Joseon. 7 years ago, when he was a crown prince, his beloved wife died. To this day, he has not been able to get over her death. For the past 7 years, the royal family and government members have tried to get King Lee Heon remarried without success. The nation has also implemented a geumhonryung edict, which is a ban on all single women marrying duringthis time when the king has not married. People are furious over the marriage ban. One day, King Lee Heon hears of a woman named Ye So Rang, who claims the spirit of the king’s late wife exists within the royal palace.

Meanwhile, Ye So Rang is a swindler and claims to interpret marital harmony signs. She is arrested and jailed where Officer Lee Shin Won works. To get out of her predicament, she pretends to be possessed by a spirit in front of Lee Shin Won. During her ruse, she mentions that the spirit of King Lee Heon’s late wife exists within the royal palace. She is then brought in front of the king and he asks her if she can really see his late wife’s spirit. To survive, Ye So Rang acts like her body is possessed by the king’s late wife. Ye So Rang’s lies get bigger and more audacious.

(Source: AsianWiki)

~~ Adapted from the webtoon “Geumhonryeong: Joseon Honin Geumjiryeong” (금혼령-조선혼인금지령) by Chun Ji Hye (천지혜).


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