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The King’s Face

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Title: 왕의 얼굴 / The King’s Face
Chinese Title: 王的面孔
Genre: Historical, Action, Thriller, Romance
Episodes: 23
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2014-Nov-19 to 2015-Feb-05
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 22:00

Synopsis

A historical drama that chronicles the rocky path and struggles of Crown Prince Kwanghae to became King.

Since Kwanghae (Seo In Guk) was born from a concubine and only appointed as Crown Prince in a desperate measure, many dissatisfied officials from Northerner faction often plotted for his assassination and dethronement for 16 years. He also often quarreled with his father, King Seonjo (Lee Sung Jae), especially regarding Kim Ga Hee (Jo Yoon Hee). Both son and father will fight against each other in favor of her.

However, he eventually managed to overcome the obstacles by the help of Physiognomist, Kim Do Chi (Shin Sung Rok) and become the next king. Meanwhile, Gwiin Kim (Kim Kyu Ri) is King Seonjo’s royal concubine.

Cast

Main Cast

Seo In Guk as Prince Kwanghae
Seo Dong Hyun as Prince Kwanghae (young)
Lee Sung Jae as King Seonjo
Hong Tae Ui as King Seonjo (young)
Jo Yoon Hee as Kim Ga Hee
Jeon Min Seo as Kim Ga Hee (young)
Shin Sung Rok as Kim Do Chi
Kim Kyu Ri as Gwiin Kim

People around Prince Gwang Hae

Im Ji Eun as Queen Ui In of Park Clan
Kim Hee Jung as Seo Ja Bin of Yoo Clan
Park Joo Hyung as Prince Imhae
Yoon Bong Kil as Im Young Shin

People around Kim Ga Hee

Jo Won Hee as Kim Doo Seo
Kim Hyun Sook as Lady Park (Ga Hee’s mother)

People around King Seon Jo

Ahn Suk Hwan as Lee San Hae
Song Min Hyung as Yoo Seung
Lee Chung as Yoo Ja Shin
Kim Bang Won as Kang Jin Yeol
Ji Seo Yoon as Hong Sook Yong
Won Duk Hyun as Prince Shinsung
Park Joon Mok as Prince Jungwon
Joo Jin Mo as Jung Chul

People around Kim Gwi In

Lee Byung Joon as Kim Gong Ryan
Min Song Ah as Court Lady Park

Face Readers

Lee Soon Jae as Baek Kyung
Kim Myung Gon as Song Nae Gwan
Lee Ki Young as Go San

Dae Dong Gye

Choi Chul Ho as Jung Yeo Rip
Yoon Jin Ho as Seo Yong
Lee Sang In as Jin Young
Im Soo Hyun as Song Wol
Park Jae Min as Bong Doo
Choi Kang Won as Oh Gil
Jung Moon Yup (정문엽) as Sam Gil

Other people

Oh Eun Ho as Court Lady Oh
Go In Bum as Jang Soo Tae
Baek Jae Jin as Moo Cheol
Yoon Bit Na (윤빛나) as Kyung San
Kim Yul as Kab Yi
Kim Seo Jung as Yun Joo
Im Ji Kyu as Heo Gyun
Song Young Kyu as 누르하치
Seol Woo Hyung as Prince Youngchang

Production Credits

Production Company: The King’s Face Culture Industry Co.,Ltd, KBS Media
Chief Producer: Jung Hae Ryong
Producer: Hwang In Hyuk, Park Woo Ram
Director: Yoon Sung Shik, Cha Young Hoon
Screenwriter: Lee Hyang Hee, Yoon Soo Jung

Note

Actress Son Yeh Jin was offered the lead female role of Kim Ga Hee, but declined to weight several movie role offers.

Awards

2014 KBS Drama Awards – Rookie Actor: Seo In Guk (The King’s Face)
2014 KBS Drama Awards – Best Supporting Actor: Shin Sung Rok (The King’s Face)

Episode Preview

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6 (Not Available)
Episode 7 (Not Available)
Episode 8
Episode 9
Episode 10 (Not Available)
Episode 11 (Not Available)
Episode 12 (Not Available)
Episode 13
Episode 14 (Not Available)
Episode 15
Episode 16
Episode 17-23 (Not Available)

Episode Ratings

DateEpTNmSTNmSAGBAGB
  NationwideSeoulNationwideSeoul
2014-11-1916.57.27.17.7
2014-11-2025.55.96.16.7
2014-11-2636.06.26.26.1
2014-11-2745.55.96.26.3
2014-12-0356.37.57.27.3
2014-12-0465.86.56.96.4
2014-12-1075.86.86.27.1
2014-12-1185.76.07.78.7
2014-12-1795.86.57.17.5
2014-12-18105.97.06.96.9
2014-12-24115.65.86.56.5
2014-12-25125.86.07.37.1
2015-01-01137.27.87.88.1
2015-01-07146.16.67.37.5
2015-01-08156.57.36.96.8
2015-01-14166.57.17.07.4
2015-01-15176.47.36.56.7
2015-01-21187.18.9 (18th)8.28.8 (18th)
2015-01-22196.9(<8.6)7.88.6
2015-01-28207.7(<8.2)7.6 (20th)8.3 (20th)
2015-01-29217.2(<8.4)8.5 (19th)9.2 (17th)
2015-02-04227.38.6 (19th)8.1 (20th)9.1 (17th)
2015-02-05238.39.8 (18th)9.1 (17th)10.0 (14th)

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

*** Different between TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielson – Here

Poster

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Official Site

Trailer I & Trailer II

8 Minutes Highlight

Watch Online in Viki.com

Watch Online in Dramafever.com

  73 Comments

  1. 1 : Nuna Says:

    Im waiting this drama. Seo In Guk I miss you so much

  2. 2 : AnCe Says:

    i like the cast! this drama looks good!

  3. 3 : leneshae Says:

    OMG… I am waiting for this. my next prospect to watch… Im excited…

  4. 4 : Anchel Says:

    Patiently waiting for this drama.. Seo In Guk is so good an actor and i’m excited to see him in a saeguk…

  5. 5 : Sake Says:

    Like Seo in guk but have never like Jo yoon hee acting…what a pity to skip this one…

  6. 6 : jesisca Says:

    I love oppa in guk but why the actress yoon hee,,i don’t like her,,,hope this drama will be good..

  7. 7 : lila Says:

    i don’t like the lead actress , dommage

  8. 8 : jinci Says:

    i Will watch this. I like the acting of seo in guk and shin sung rok!!!

    .

  9. 9 : michelle Says:

    OMG! Love the lead actress Jo Yoon Hee. She’s excellent actress on NIne and Scandal. :)) Can’t wait to see their chemistry.

  10. 10 : michelle Says:

    Love the lead actress Jo Yoon Hee. She’s excellent actress on NIne and Scandal. :)) Can’t wait to see their chemistry.

  11. 11 : KDCraze Says:

    Good Historical drama story, good actors Lee Seung Jae and Seo In Guk but wrong choice of actress. I’ve watched Jo Yoon Hee acting in Scandal and I don’t like her acting. The only reason Scandal is very good drama because of Kim Jae Won, Park Sung Min and Jo Jae Hyun are good actors. Let’s see whether this is worth to watch or not.

  12. 12 : Seoingukwife Says:

    From a High school king, in now The king’s face. Seo in guk is truly a king ♡♡♡ Fighting

  13. 13 : uggie Says:

    Dah gak sabar sama drama ini, pengen cepet2 lihat Seo In Guk nya…. Moga aja jalan ceritanya bagus, gak boring, seru and happy ending…..

  14. 14 : gukkie Says:

    cant wait to watch this !
    seo in guk oppa <3

  15. 15 : uggie Says:

    Why the rating is no good ???? I hope this drama will be interest….

  16. 16 : Sig smile Says:

    I have watched episode 1 it’s daebakk..especially the action scene ..seo in guk nailed it..hope the rating will increase in the next episodes. .

  17. 17 : jesisca Says:

    The lead woman shouldn’t be her,,seo in guk is amazing,,

  18. 18 : CoolBeans Says:

    The hate for the leading lady is ridiculous! The lead actress did very well in first two episodes. Her face is unisex when dressed as a man, so , she fits the role. The trailers and previews shows she looks very feminine dressed in costume as a woman. Here acting is no worse than any average leading lady. Haters should give her a chance before overboard.

  19. 19 : bigeye46 Says:

    wah.i love watch seo in guk bec he is very good actor..

  20. 20 : lila Says:

    bof l’actrice principal me donne pas l’envie de continuer a regarder, dommage parce que l’histoire est intéressante.

  21. 21 : Carolmtee@hotmail.com Says:

    @Coolbeans,

    I agree with you. She won the role; therefore, she fit the director were looking for when casting for the role.

  22. 22 : Carolmtee@hotmail.com Says:

    @uggie,
    Don’t worry about the ratings. If you like the drama, watch it. There are times when a drama is excellent; but for whatever reason, it doesn’t get high ratings. I never watch a drama because of ratings. I watch it because it appeals to me. If the ratings are high, but I don’t like the drama, I will not watch it. Take the Heirs for instant, I watched it, it was just okay, but the ratings were and are high. There are dramas that I will watch again; however, the Heirs will not be one of them. Therefore, if you like The King’s Face, watch it and forget about the ratings.

  23. 23 : jesisca Says:

    Heirs again..so much hater for heirs,,,ckckck….. we just share opinion,,,just accept it.. viewers like and dislike the actress,,it’s common for entertaining world..Seo in guk thumbs up two for you…

  24. 24 : Fanny Sutana Says:

    Daebak. Finally, this is a great saeguk drama that i’ve waited.

  25. 25 : uggie Says:

    Carolmtee@hotmail.com : 🙂 yes of course i will be watch this drama, because i like sageuk ( history ) drama… And i like Seo In Guk too… I just disapointed the rating low, based on what the rating…..

  26. 26 : SIG MORNING Says:

    Don’t pay to much attention on the rating so far the drama is very interesting. Seo In Guk is a great n excellent actor.

  27. 27 : leliana Says:

    I did not care about the rating… I will watch this drama for sure because seo in guk in here he is a very good actor … but still hoping that this drama can reach a high rating also … good luck for seo in guk and other actor and actress … hope that everyone can pay much attention for seo in guk … fighting seo in guk ssi…

  28. 28 : Juana love Says:

    omg this drama is Awesome……😀😃

  29. 29 : Carmarie Says:

    This drama is so good, the actors are awesome and I love Seo In Guk in this role.

  30. 30 : janice lee Says:

    This drama is awesome and the actors are good. .bc this is a saeguk drama the ratings are low. how sad. Anyway I can’t wait for the next episode..Prince gwanghae fighting. .

  31. 31 : bblve 0p7 Says:

    may I Ask why s0me hate the lead actress here?

  32. 32 : just me Says:

    @ 31 bblve 0p7 don’t mind them..I’ve watched her acting I think the lead actress is doing just fine in this drama do far..her acting also good in my husband got family kbs drama and it was a bit hit at that time. .

  33. 33 : erika Says:

    Its not important the lead female actress pretty or not its just about chemistry, some here maybe not mean hate Jo Yoon He, but they need more great chemistry between Seo In Guk and Jo Yoon He 😉

  34. 34 : Carmarie Says:

    This drama is getting better and better, I can’t wait to view episode 8.

  35. 35 : just me Says:

    Done watching ep8 ..waiting for the next episode. .this drama is getting very interesting..love seo in guk versatile acting

  36. 36 : urisig Says:

    for everyone who love seo in guk and the king’s face click this link -> http://m.star.naver.com/seoinguk/news/list?langCode=en <- it's seo in guk latest news in english and contain some behind the scene from his perspective~~ you can put comment too, but most of it in korean and hangul, but its okay, lets cheer up our prince gwanghae~~ go go~~ beware of many cutie picture of him hehehe~~

  37. 37 : JY Says:

    don’t forget the King LSJ, he is a great actor. Very cunning in Kangchi, very cute in the Great Lawyer of Republic Korea

  38. 38 : Jackie Says:

    Is this drama really that good?
    I don’t know if I should watch,seeing as how some people hate the lead actress.im comflicted.please

  39. 39 : Punam Says:

    So far I love watching this drama and you should give it a try don’t heed to what other say about the lead actress because they may be concerned about her looks only till now the content of the story is interesting.

  40. 40 : prince gwanghae Says:

    This is the best saeguk drama so far …don’t mind the ratings and the lead actress she’s done some great acting in this drama. .this drama is getting more interesting. .

  41. 41 : Rose Says:

    I like this show. The actors are doing a good job with their roles.

    Prince’s Imhae and Shin Sung are jealous of each other and both are jealous of SI Guk. SIG is a character and always comes up with some different trick to play out and he always gets into trouble.

  42. 42 : jesisca Says:

    All actors are good. But i never watch because of the lead actress,,she is good enough,, but not amazing chemistry with in guk opa.. hope seo in guk will be pairing with the best actress again..like in reply 1997..so far so good, king’s face with unique storyline.fighting..

  43. 43 : jackie Says:

    i’vr watched this drama,tganks to people that recommeded it.seo iL guk has just become one of my fav. actor.my god!!! the guy is just too good as an actor.his chatisma is the only reason im watching this drama.the lead actress is just so bad.if not for the charismatic seo iL guk,i would have dropped this drama.
    also,seo iL guk acting completly over shadows jo hee acting in this drama.from here onward,im now a fan of seo iL guk

  44. 44 : Viviane Says:

    J’aime pas l’actrice principale, pourquoi elle? Elle est tellement moche et en dirais la soeur de l’acteur principal quand elle joue

  45. 45 : Rose Says:

    Did anyone watch the KBS 2014 Drama Awards on December 31?

    Seo In Guk won an award. He has a big fan base. The other winner with him was Park Hyung Shik (Dalbong) from What’s With This Family.

  46. 46 : Rose Says:

    I like the Girl that taught Kwanghae how to play with those sticks, not sure what you call them, in that club where the men play the game. I think she is cute. I wonder if that is who Kwanghae is supposed to marry. Remember she said she had something to tell him, but would later. I can’t seem to find her name in the actor’s listed above.

    Happy New Year everyone.

  47. 47 : Rose Says:

    That Gwiin Kim is one mean lady setting up the Queen for poisoning that girl who was entertaining the King. I was hoping Kim Do Chi would figure it out. There should be a bump on her head where she hit the piece of furniture.

  48. 48 : Adeul Says:

    It’s a nicer rendering of Prince Kwanghae’s story. Seo In Guk makes all the difference.

  49. 49 : melwang Says:

    I love this drama and the length 24 episodes is just right not too long not too short. The actress that play Gaehi (Jo Yoon He) she can act and a beauty too. I love drama with historical costumes.

  50. 50 : yasmin87 Says:

    I’ve already watched till ep13 and love this drama so much..seo in guk is a brilliant actor and he deserved an award of best male newcomer actor..Congrats!

  51. 51 : urisig Says:

    @rose : she is crown princess yoo (kim hee jung), yes they married in ep 10, havent you watch it? or do you wait to watch at kbsworld?

    btw, chuka chuka in guk ssi, with this award may your journey in acting carreer will get shining in the future .. fighting (^_^)9

  52. 52 : Rosie1203 Says:

    Oh no..Prince Gwanghae has been shot by Japanese ..can’t wait for the next episode..anyway congratulation on your award winning on newcomer male actor award..Seo In Guk fighting!!

  53. 53 : Rose Says:

    ursig – thanks for answering me about C.P. Yoo. I watch the dramas on TV – the KBS station. I have seen all the way through 12, and I did not see any wedding. I did look at Ep 10 on the computer last night, but did not see any wedding. I don’t have time to watch all the dramas on the computer. I was wondering why he called her “Dear,” when they beat up his assistant.

    I watch Make A Wish on MBC and when that finishes I switch over and I do miss a few minutes of the beginning of this show. So I don’t know what to say.

    Whose side is Do Chi on??

  54. 54 : urisig Says:

    @rose : the scene where ga hee make up crown princess yoo for her wedding with prince gwanghae . episode 10 , on minute 17, its the wedding preparation and ceremony -> http://youtu.be/9Ka2-QFumKg?t=17m00s .. he called the crown princess yoo my wife actually, because they have married at previous episode..
    i think now kim do chi is on gwiin kim side, but maybe after prince shinsung die, he will turn to prince gwanghae side..

  55. 55 : sig1023 Says:

    STARCAST] Success story of Gwanghae, Seo In Guk challenging to draw the Four Gracious Plants as a special mission!http://m.star.naver.com/seoinguk/news/end?id=4237459&platform=twitter#

  56. 56 : Rose Says:

    Urisig —

    I did not know that they were showing the entire episode on You Tube until you told me. I never even saw anything about his marriage to her. Thanks for clueing me in.

    I watched Ep 13 tonight on the TV while watching it on You Tube – the full episode. Why can’t they just show the full episode instead of cutting 5 to 7 minutes out??? Episode 13 finished on TV about 9:50 p.m. They could have shown the extra 7 minutes that they cut out, There is just 35 minutes of commercials or something from 9:50 to 10:25 p.m. With Melody of Love, someone posted that when they aired he show at at 3:00 a.m., the episodes were longer. That is how I found that out. Weird.

    Their time slots are very different from the U.S. Some shows are 30 minutes, some 35 minutes, some 40 minutes, some one hour and 5 minutes. I don’t understand their thinking or reasoning.

    On TV tonight when Ep 13 started, it did not even start where Ep 12 left off with Prince Imhae trying to kill his brother. Since I watched it on YT also, I saw the continuation of that scene.

    Do Chi is evil with his revenge, he even killed his friend

  57. 57 : Carmen Says:

    I really do not understant this lately History Dramas, they start good but down the road they get destroy, it’s like nothing is resolved, or the same people get a bad judgment, how can this Crown Prince was the one that defended the people in Joseon, the King abandom them and he will be treated with treasome OMG…..this is crazy…..and that Girl Gaya, she better streat herself….really what you think? I hope that the comming History dramas get better, since the one that the kid can see gost, since this drama they all are been not that good.

  58. 58 : farah Says:

    i really hope that prince gwanghae be with ga hee❤❤

  59. 59 : Rose Says:

    In Ep 15 when Shinsung passed away, was he always sick?

    Or did he just get sick all of a sudden and die??? I don’t remember that he was sick in prior episodes.

    His mother said “Prince Imhae did something to him and that is why he died.”
    I was wondering if she said that to blame someone or what. Maybe I remember Prince Imhae pushing down one time or something.

    Thanks for your response.

  60. 60 : hanns0408 Says:

    ep 19 & 20 are getting more interesting n thrilling..yeah fighting seo in guk

  61. 61 : Rose Says:

    The King is pathetic idiot — he blames Prince Gwanghe for everything. And he believes everything that Do Chi tells him.

    Prince Gwanghe is the one who helped the people and was out there fighting. They need to due away with the King. He doesn’t even know how to run the country. He is too busy worrying about his face and is jealous the people like Gwanghe better than him which is as it should be.

  62. 62 : Carmen Says:

    Rose, I agreed with you on this King is a pathetic IDIOT, I have notice that most of those Korean Kings are so Pathetic and IDIOT…OMG it is unbeliavable,

  63. 63 : Hemma Says:

    I love the ending. The king died bcoz gahae poisoned him..kim do chi has been killed by prince gwanghae while fighting..its thrilled when they fight.

  64. 64 : Rose Says:

    Girl’s Day’s Mina Releases “One Person” MV for “The King’s …

    http://www.koogle.tv/media/news/girls-days-mina-releases-one-person-mv...

    Girl’s Day member Mina has just released the music video of her newest track “One Person” for the official soundtrack of “The King’s Face” and it definitely shows her

  65. 65 : Rose Says:

    This drama when first started was supposed to be 24 episodes.

    Why did they cut off the 24th episode???

    The ratings were not that good, but from Episode 18 the ratings picked up.

  66. 66 : Rose Says:

    Back again — something is funny with the ending I think. If they would have one the 24th episode maybe it would have ended differently.

    I was hoping that when Do Chi came back to take over as King and kill Gwanghe, I wanted the father to find out that he is the one that planned everything with the King’s second wife and the Gwanghe was innocent.

    Gwanghe’s father believed whatever anyone told him about Gwanghe, but he never believed his own son.

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  68. 68 : choopatiu Says:

    the last time ive watched seo in guk was on king of high school life conduct n it was a great disappointment.watching him at the king’s face renewed my hopes for him,but reply 1997 is still my favorite of all his dramas.i kind of liked the the tragic love story of gwanghe n ga hee.

  69. 69 : rr Says:

    The drama will be eligible to vote this year are—
    ”the girl who can see smells”,
    ”kill me heal me”,
    ”maids”,
    ”tears of heaven”,
    ”punch”,
    ”healer”,
    ”the king’s face”,
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  72. 72 : Jem Says:

    Seo In Guk managed to bring out the characters and has managed well the role as a king. He is an excellent and talented actor. Like to watch Seo In Guk more often.

  73. 73 : dupsy Says:

    Great drama with great casts… I enjoyed the drama thumbs up

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