The King in Love

The King in Love (2017)

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Won, the crown prince of Goryeo, has a pretty appearance, but he also a lust for conquest. He is best friends with Rin who is a son from a royal family and his bodyguard. When beautiful San, the daughter of the richest man, appears in front of the two young men, the three become good friends, but things change after Won and Rin both fall in love with San.

  • Native title:

    왕은 사랑한다
  • Also Known as:

    Wangeun Saranghanda; The King is in Love; King Loves; The King Loves;

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Lia Rusli
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4 days ago
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
I love the story, great acting, first time watching siwan, his acting is brillant, i think he'll be one of top actors in future, best of luck !
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Both historical romance dramas by the same writer. But Faith involves time-travel.
Recommended by scarletlover1
Very similar in all aspects:
- Goryeo under Yuan rule
- Yuan Prince/King
- Love rivalry between 2 male leads
- Physically strong female lead that gradually becomes entangled in romance and politics
- Serious plot
Recommended by Jay

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    Jaime 19 days ago - edited

    I was looking through tumblr and I found out
    1. Song Jinah cowrote the drama with her team which did Mirror of the witch
    2. She never read the book and is writing only based on the synopsis of her team.
    3. Writing with the style of putting in the actors personalities in the character

    This really explains a lot as to why to those who have not read the novel that the scenes are not the same as the book but the overall flow of how things develop. I see Yoona fans saying how San loves to eat is really Yoona, also Won being fun and cheerful is like Siwan and shy Jonghyun is in Rin.

    So far 3 weeks down and I have to say, if you don't nitpick super small misses, I have little to complain about the drama.

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      Lala_Chi 19 days ago

      Where did you see that?About Song Ji Nah never read the book.

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      Jaime 17 days ago

      It was in an interview article I think.

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    Saps 19 days ago - edited

    Woaahhh this has 40 episodes? I was on Viki not even really looking into the drama except the description of the show and figured it'd be 20 episodes at most. What other stuff will go on! Oh....wait each episode is 35 minutes? It's 1 hour on Viki, I guess they combined it.

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      LukasQ 19 days ago

      20 episodes 1 hour. 40 episode 30 minutes

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    Mary 20 days ago - edited

    I'm loving this drama! Even though I know how the novel ends, the drama seems to be going on a different route. It is as if there is an actual balance between the two male leads. Rin gets the second lead situations, that are protecting her without her knowing, not coming forward, and always giving way to the other lead (Won). Meanwhile Won has the second male lead actituded, he is very straight forward, and goes out off his way to make her happy, comfortable, or have more time together. Also the posters seem to be very symbolic. San seems to have a physical attraction to Won, or maybe crush symptoms. While she seems to have a deeper connection with Rin. It is not uncommon, specially in historical dramas, that a lead likes a person at first, but later develops other feelings for another person.

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      Jaime 19 days ago

      i always thought the posters showed her looking away from Won or uncomfortable with his hug. Was there physical attraction?

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      marys 19 days ago

      I love historical dramas for showing changes in feelings. Could you please tell me how the novel ends?

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      Mary 15 days ago

      There have been suggestions of a physical attraction. One of those examples, is on episode 5 when they are watching over the salt merchant, they hold hands and look at each other in tenderly and shocking fashion. Also throughout the drama San seems to get flustered when Won gets near her. In episode 1, they got close together by accident when San fell after the bridge broke down. So far there is no concrete evidence, but there are suggestive scenes. Which I think is saying a lot, because San grew up as a boy, and seems to be comfortable around others of her opposite sex.

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    Mia_Chan 21 days ago - edited

    Dams, ep 11 and 12 gave me many hopes for Rin x San, but after coming here and watching the pictures... all the posters are with Won x San and I lost all my hopes again...

    I'm really rooting for Rin. He deserves it. I like the prince a little too. But Rin is just... <3
    WHYYYYYYYY!!!

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      Lala_Chi 20 days ago

      Guess we just have to wait and see,but not going to lie,I'm very anxious xD

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      Mia_Chan 20 days ago

      me too!! ggjkjoy7tsstx

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      4winkay 20 days ago
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      Mia_Chan 19 days ago

      I saw the ep on dramahood. In that parts were they usually say the appropriate age, the background is 2 people kissing, but it's blurred. I think it's the king

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    Rainy 21 days ago

    I really like the main dude but it seems like yoona character likes second lead and i dont want to ship them because if i start to ship and she ends up with main dude then idek...

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    Jaime 22 days ago
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    Rouzmary 22 days ago - edited

    I've got just 1 question - is it a love triangle with the girl being indecisive as to whom she loves or loving them both OR is it mutual love with 1 guy, while the 2nd guy is just being a third wheel on his own? Thanx!

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      Mia_Chan 21 days ago

      I guess the 2nd guy is the third wheel, but he deserved more than that xD

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      Mia_Chan 21 days ago

      it's hard to say until now cause the romance is only starting to develop now

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      Jaime 21 days ago
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      Rouzmary 13 days ago

      Thanx!

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      Rouzmary 13 days ago

      oh, that sounds interesting, thanx!

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    Aurora 24 days ago - edited

    Is it all romance? No politics or something bigger going on? I love historical dramas but romance as the core of the story is just meh.

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      Alekwang 23 days ago

      There are politics and other kind of schemes

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      Mia_Chan 21 days ago

      yes, and it's funny as well. Not very lovey-dovey until now

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    AhRa 24 days ago - edited

    How many eps are supposed to be out? And where can I watch?

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      Alekwang 23 days ago

      8 episodes are out ( another 4 will air today and tomorrow) and you can watch it on Viki but if you don't have the viki pass you can watch it on Kissasian

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      AhRa 23 days ago

      Oh I tried Kissasian but the episodes seemed mixed up.

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      AhRa 23 days ago

      SPOILLLLERRR
      Episode 8 (30 mins) ends with the suspicion of the Prince killing off the witnesses right? If so then I have watched all 8 episodes out but they were combined in 1 hour format.

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      Alekwang 23 days ago

      Yes some drama sites combine the episodes

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    Light 25 days ago - edited

    Ugh 4 eps in and I'm completely ungripped. I love jonghyun but this is so borrring. :(

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      Jaime 21 days ago

      Too bad if you have stopped watching, yesterday was totally Rin.

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      Light 21 days ago

      Nah I kept on. It got interesting after ep.6

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    Lala_Chi 26 days ago - edited

    This rarely happens to me but I think I'm rooting for the second main lead :(

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    Alekwang 26 days ago - edited

    Really in love with this one! I like every episode and I don't "force" myself to watch it like I sometimes do with ongoing series (often bc i have a better completed drama waiting for me lol)

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    EmpyreanConqueror 27 days ago

    Can someone explain ep 2 to me? Did she miss her lord in a romantic way? I'm confused.
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    Nancy 27 days ago

    WANG RIN and SAN
    I love the flower petal scene plus ost starlight.
    When Rin and won searching her and she passing by them that time Rin feel San presence around him.
    Rin like her but holding his feelings for his friendship and loyalty for won.
    I love all the bromance moments and when San tease them lol.
    Rin sister is so cute she like Won but I think if she ever end up with won she'll become concubine.
    I want to punch wang jeon.

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    MiraiArtx 27 days ago - edited
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Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    40
  • Aired:

    Jul 17, 2017 to Sep 19, 2017
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
  • Network:

    MBC
  • Duration:

    35 min.

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  • Score:

    8.2 (scored by 355 users)
  • Ranked:

    #492
  • Popularity:

    #316

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