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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    _Muffty_ Jul 19, 2017 - edited
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      greenfields Jul 19, 2017

      *pffftt* Spot on about that cliffhanger, you are. Now that you've made me think of it, I can't stop laughing.

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    namopanik Jul 19, 2017 - edited
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    4winkay Jul 19, 2017

    I love Siwan and I love ZE:A so Im in. My ZE:A boys are awesome and talented but so underrated.

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    Parknara Jul 19, 2017

    I watch it coz of Yoona

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    Bom Choi Jul 18, 2017 - edited

    I like to give each actor a fesh new page with each drama I start. If I absolutely cannot stand their acting in a drama then I will drop it and remain open to watch their future works in hopes they improve. Practice makes perfect and some people are slower than others at perfecting a skill. Thats why i let go of ANY prejudice I had for an actor from the past (Personal AND professional) and give them a new slate with each drama.
    This way atleast I am seeing the evolution of the actor and I am not going to miss out on some gems because I was too butt hurt about the past.
    I am giving Yoona a chance like I always do and will drop the drama if I cant stand her acting, which has happened before.

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      K-Freak Jul 20, 2017

      and??? How is it soo far???

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      Bom Choi Jul 22, 2017

      Its too early to tell. She has nice chemistry with Si Wan but so far its mostly bickering.

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    YanFaisal Jul 18, 2017 - edited

    The scene in the first episode about the ambush reminded me of the old days of beautiful cinematography of the East Asia (Hero, The House of Flying Daggers and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon).

    So far, so good.

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      Alekwang Jul 19, 2017

      It was always snow

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      namopanik Jul 19, 2017 - edited

      I replayed the forest scene and I think you're right. That gold lighting, lack of steam coming from people's mouths and the fact that the substance doesn't melt fooled me.
      But in scenes at the play ground it looks more like petals.

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      Alekwang Jul 19, 2017 - edited

      Yeah I think it's because it's supposed to be snow but it just doesn't look right and realistic with that kind of lighting which gives off such a warm vibe lol.

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      namopanik Jul 19, 2017

      but it's still pretty, whatever it was.
      And hey, it's all preproduced! We don't have to fear a drop in quality due to tight schedules. Yay for more pretty things to come!

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      Alekwang Jul 19, 2017

      Yes the cinematography is so gooood! The shots and everything make it so professional idk

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    green_tokki Jul 18, 2017

    LOL I'm so amused of the comments below. Anyway I think i would rather choose to watch Yoona than Suzy (ugh). *peace

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    Jaime Jul 18, 2017

    Hi, I just wanted to leave a few words about the drama after watching the first 4 episodes subbed from the Sony one channel. was hopping to discuss the drama but many sites have not recap it yet.

    One word about the drama to describe the initial episode is Happiness. I had little or no expectations of the drama except that it was a romance. The fact that Song Jinah who was the scriptwriter for sandglass took on the project made me slightly excited.

    The first 4 episodes have been a jam. I won't reveal any spoiler here. So far a mix of comedy with even pace drama, every actor has been great. not seeing a hole in acting at all. the use of music has been fantastic too, soft and suitable to the drama. The way they weave the past and the present was well done. 4 episodes each passed so quickly. The drama style is modern in both speech and setup but in a traditional background. The interaction of the three lead characters has been fun and honestly I didn't see any chemistry in the previews but when you watch the drama in his entirety, they chose the right actors. Anyway, I'm happy to chose this as my montues drama. Also I am glad that I will be able to watch this real time with subs starting next week. Thank god for preproduction

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    marylin511 Jul 18, 2017

    I don't care about the actors' past or whatever, as long as they impress me! Sometimes I heard so much praises about some actors, and they just didn't make any click on me.. So far nobody annoys me, and it's already a progress :) I liked the dynamics of first 2 episodes, and the scenery is beautiful! And I LOVE Guryeo period! Glad to see Hong Jong Hyun :) I really hope it'll keep being good!

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    EmpyreanConqueror Jul 18, 2017

    Episode 2, here;s a smart idea, walk across the bridge one at a time!

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    peacewon Jul 18, 2017

    I am just going to throw this out there. WAY too many of the actors in here are ones I really really appreciate. I will be watching this !!!!

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    Always be sones Jul 18, 2017 - edited

    Huhuhu ... Haters still come and talk like u guys pro about acting .. So sad haters .

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      TeleriFerchNyfain Jul 18, 2017

      Anyone here who actually knows something about acting? Just throwing that out. Those who don't like Yoona - I say whatever. I doubt it's really because of her acting abilities or lack thereof. She's got facial expressions. I'm personally not thinking she's the next Meryl Streep or Korean equivalent (of which there are several) but she's perfectly okay for the roles she's been given. Of course if you HATE her, that's a huge problem LOL

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      SecondLeadQueen Jul 18, 2017

      oh okay....
      I was like i am not doing nothing wrong hahhaa

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      SecondLeadQueen Jul 18, 2017

      I was in drama classes for four years of high school, took acting classes after in my Uni in Los Angeles. Nothing more happen as I fell in love and got married never went back to my acting classes. Im not a professional but I know a few things.
      But from what you said about Anyone knowing about acting that goes both ways..maybe the ones that don't like her know nothing maybe that is why they don't like it. But maybe the ones that like her know nothing about acting that is why they like her. I am here saying is about Preference what you like i may not like. What i like you may not like.
      Haters are people who hate her all around, acting, her as a person, who will talk so bad about her in their comments, will bring her down with words. Next time read a comment and see if is just a person saying Oh I don't like Yoona's acting i won't watch this. Or the ones saying I hate her she shouldn't be on this drama.

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      TeleriFerchNyfain Jul 18, 2017

      Basically, what I'm saying is that just because you don't LIKE some actor for whatever reason does NOT equate to that person being a bad actor. That's all.

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      SecondLeadQueen Jul 18, 2017

      with that I agree with you. I just read a comment a girl saying she can't stand a actress because she thinks she is ugly LIKe what the!!! I may not ship a couple because I don't think the match but judging someone acting just because they don't think is cute or sings right or what ever is not. I judge by what they make me feel when they are acting if is believable for me.

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    Serin Jul 18, 2017 - edited

    I came with expectations, then i saw Im Yoon Ah. And now i'm leaving.

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      peacewon Jul 18, 2017

      you and me both Iouloudi !!!
      In all fairness she was prettier. her painter on the wind character was at least bearable but I have had no stomach for her since then. I did not ever find her anything more than tolerable. yep she is the one. i was seriously freaked out by how much she was hailed as a beauty. I think the issue is probably she is not photogenic. how sad for her.

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      louloudi Jul 18, 2017

      lol I did not watch " my little bride"with cutie Kim Rae Won and many other dramas/movies because of her. They say she is a good actress though.

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      peacewon Jul 18, 2017

      my Mom could handle it, but it was just too much for me. I missed the pottery historical one as well as the Alice one :(

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      louloudi Jul 18, 2017

      yes , the Alice I wanted to see it but I could not bc of her. Anw after the scandal with the male lead I erased this drama from my mind.

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      TeleriFerchNyfain Jul 19, 2017
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    Paulina Jul 18, 2017 - edited

    Can you please help me? I was hyped up when I first read synopsis (it was talking about a king's love which destroy the country) but now, when I see two idols as a main leads (especially Yoona, who I PERSONALLY hated in The K2) and categories - only historical, melodrama and romance I'm really disappointed...
    Can you please tell me, if it's worth watching or is it just another really cheesy romance placed in Goryeo without any deeper plots? I will appreciate your help! <3

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      TeleriFerchNyfain Jul 18, 2017

      It doesn't matter that he started out in ZE:A. He's a fantastic actor who's earned the right to be judged as one rather than as an idol. His appearance in this drama totally offsets Yoona's limited acting abilities (although as I've said before I don't think she's ever been given a role beyond her abilities - none of her roles have been particularly challenging LOL)

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      louloudi Jul 18, 2017 - edited

      @TeleriFerchNyfain As I wrote before I dont follow Kpop and I dont care if an idol acts in a drama or movie. He /she has to show me that he is talented in acting. Yoona is a cute girl and I dont think she is the worst comparing with other female idols that play main roles in K dramas/ movies.She is like the others so no need from some to bash her.

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      4winkay Jul 19, 2017

      Try to check out ZEA they are talented boys but underrated. I love their songs especially Ghost of Wind. Try to check that out.

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      Paulina Jul 19, 2017 - edited

      @TeleriFerchNyfain I'm really sorry that my comment offended (?) you! As I said in my comment I've never seen any of his dramas or films so I didn't write that I don't like his acting ect. as you can clearly see... And the thing that he is an idol is just a fact, not an offence! I do not think there is a need to insult me! ^^;

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      TeleriFerchNyfain Jul 19, 2017

      I basically thought it insulting that you thought that because Im Shi Wan is from ZEA ie an idol that means he can't act & lowers your opinion of the drama. It doesn't. At. All. As far as Yoona, well, lots of people don't like her acting style. She doesn't bother me.

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    SecondLeadQueen Jul 18, 2017 - edited

    I didn't think there would be more Eye candy than Jong Hyun but the guy with the black hoodie man I keep him instead. Unless he dies right away I will stay with Jong Hyun ahahah.

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      Nancy Jul 18, 2017

      Jong hyun -second lead syndrome......I need happiness for Rin

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      SecondLeadQueen Jul 18, 2017 - edited

      I know right!! since I saw him in Scarlet heart I started looking for anything he is been in and watched it.
      But second leads 99% of the time don't get the girl =(

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      Nancy Jul 18, 2017

      I like him so much from the day I watch his movie Alice: Boy from Wonderland

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      SecondLeadQueen Jul 18, 2017

      omg loved that movie!!!! just made like him more.

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.

Statistics

  • Score:

    8.2 (scored by 355 users)
  • Ranked:

    #492
  • Popularity:

    #316

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