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The King Loves

Title: 왕은 사랑한다 / The King Loves
Also Known as: King in Love
Chinese Title: 戀愛中的王
Genre: Historical, Romance, Melodrama
Episodes: 40 (35 minutes/episode)
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2017-July-17 to 2017-Sep-19
Air time: Mondays & Tuesdays 22:00 (2 episodes back-to-back)

Synopsis

This is a 100% Pre-produced drama. Filming began on 2016-November and finished on 2017-June-15. It’s based on the novel of the same title by Kim Yi Ryung which was first published on 2011-Aug-19 by Paranmedia.

Wang Won (Im Shi Wan) is the Crown Prince during the Goryeo Dynasty who harbors an extreme lust for power. His childhood friend, Wang Rin (Hong Jong Hyun), is his trusted ally and bodyguard. When they meet Eun San (Im Yoon Ah), the beautiful daughter of the wealthiest man in the country, they become inseparable friends. But when both Won and Rin fall in love with Eun San, what will happen to their ambitions and friendship?

Cast

Main Cast

Im Shi Wan as Wang Won
Nam Da Reum as Wang Won (young)
Im Yoon Ah as Eun San
Lee Seo Yeon as Eun San (young)
Hong Jong Hyun as Wang Rin
Yoon Chan Young as Wang Rin (young)

People around Wang Won

Kim Jung Wook as Eunuch Kim
Bang Jae Ho as Jin Kwan
Ki Do Hun as Jang Hee

People around Eun San

Lee Ki Young as Eun Young Baek
Uhm Hyo Sup as Lee Seung Hyoo
Park Ji Hyun as Bi Yeon
Song Soo Hyun as Bi Yeon (young)
Kim Jung Hak as Goo Hyung

People around Wang Rin

Kim Ho Jin as Wang Young
Park Hwan Hee as Wang Dan
Yoon Jong Hoon as Wang Jeon

People around Song In

Oh Min Suk as Song In
Choi Jong Hwan as Song Bang Young
Choo Soo Hyun as Ok Boo Yong
Park Young Woon as Moo Suk

Royal Family & Palace people

Jung Bo Suk as King Chungnyeol
Jang Young Nam as Queen Jangmok
Kim Byung Choon as Choi Se Yun
Kim Jae Woon as Hooratayi
Min Young Won as Court Lady Jo
Baek Song Yi

Others

Ahn Se Ha as Gae Won
Kim Kyung Jin as Yeom Bol

Production Credits

Production Company: U-Story9, Tencent
Chief Producer: Im Hwa Min
Producer: Jang Jae Hoon, Kim Sang Woo
Director: Kim Sang Hyup
Screenwriter: Song Ji Na

Note

– The drama is invested by Chinese company Tencent.

– This is Im Shi Wan‘s last project before he enlists in the military in 2017.

Awards

2017 MBC Drama Awards: Best Child Acting Awards – Nam Da Reum (The King in Love)
2017 MBC Drama Awards: Golden Acting Actor (Mon-Tue Drama) – Jung Bo Suk (The King in Love)

Episode Ratings

DateEpTNmSTNmSAGBAGB
  NationwideSeoulNationwideSeoul
2017-07-1718.0 (18th)8.0 (16th)7.8 (20th)9.0 (10th)
2017-07-1728.6 (16th)9.3 (10th)8.1 (18th)9.1 (9th)
2017-07-1836.0(<6.3)5.15.5
2017-07-1846.5 (20th)(<6.3)6.06.3
2017-07-2456.97.66.26.9
2017-07-2467.07.27.07.3 (18th)
2017-07-2576.96.7 (19th)7.0 (19th)7.5 (13th)
2017-07-2587.6 (17th)7.2 (16th)7.2 (17th)7.6 (12th)
2017-07-3196.56.75.96.1
2017-07-31107.3 (18th)(<6.7)6.87.3 (19th)
2017-08-01116.5 (20th)(<6.1)6.3 (20th)6.1 (19th)
2017-08-01126.7 (19th)6.1 (20th)6.9 (17th)7.1 (16th)
2017-08-07136.66.7 (20th)5.65.7
2017-08-07147.0 (19th)(<6.7)6.36.9 (17th)
2017-08-08157.0 (18th)6.9 (19th)6.2 (20th)6.4 (18th)
2017-08-08167.5 (17th)7.4 (15th)7.2 (15th)7.5 (13th)
2017-08-14177.0(<6.8)6.5(<6.5)
2017-08-14187.0(<6.8)6.6(<6.5)
2017-08-15196.66.5 (20th)6.5(<7.4)
2017-08-15206.5(<6.5)7.4 (17th)(<7.4)
2017-08-21217.1(<6.8)6.2(<6.9)
2017-08-21227.1(<6.8)7.07.4 (16th)
2017-08-22237.5 (18th)7.0 (17th)7.2 (16th)7.1 (15th)
2017-08-22248.1 (17th)7.7 (11th)7.7 (12th)7.6 (10th)
2017-08-28256.46.06.4(<6.6)
2017-08-28266.36.46.46.6 (20th)
2017-08-29277.3 (18th)7.0 (17th)6.9 (18th)6.9 (17th)
2017-08-29287.4 (17th)6.9 (18th)7.1 (15th)7.2 (15th)
2017-09-04296.3(<6.5)5.7(<6.5)
2017-09-04305.66.36.06.4
2017-09-05315.75.96.66.8 (19th)
2017-09-05326.3 (18th)6.8 (14th)7.3 (17th)7.7 (14th)
2017-09-11335.65.85.86.0
2017-09-11346.36.76.46.8
2017-09-12356.6 (18th)5.9 (19th)6.6 (15th)7.0 (15th)
2017-09-12366.25.8 (20th)7.2 (12th)7.4 (14th)
2017-09-18376.1(<6.6)5.8(<6.7)
2017-09-18386.2(<6.6)6.86.9 (19th)
2017-09-19397.3 (18th)6.9 (16th)7.2 (16th)7.4 (14th)
2017-09-19407.6 (17th)7.3 (14th)7.6 (14th)7.7 (12th)

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

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