Queen Seon Duk

Queen Seon Duk (2009)

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The story of a beautiful queen, who has to give up her love to save the people. A biopic of Queen Seondeok, who was born a princess and later became the ruler of Silla, leaving behind many brilliant achievements.

  • Native title:

    선덕여왕 (善德女王)
  • Also Known as:

    Seondeok Yeo Wang ; The Great Queen Seondeok ; Seondeok Yeowang ; Queen Seon Deok

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tequilaloo029
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May 8, 2011
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
loved this!! I think this was the only series wherein I liked all the characters even the antagonists!! Almost all of the main characters were so smart and wise that it was so entertaining to watch their political wars and power struggles especially Deokman's and Mishil's fight for the throne. At first, I didn't like the character of Deokman but as the story progressed, I found myself admiring her and cheering for read more her success.

I only have two complaints for this drama though; first was the romance side of it. I didn't really like the characters that were paired with her. I didn't hate them, I just found myself rooting for an alcheon x deokman pairing all throughout even though I very well knew that it wouldn't happen. Hehe... Anyway, I'm just in the minority so you might actually like the love story part of it since most people do. :)

My 2nd complaint was the ending. I just think that they could have ended it better. I know the number of episodes was actually extended from its original plan but somehow the ending felt a little rushed and it seemed like there were missing scenes that should have been shown.

However, all in all, I think this was a great historical drama that left a deep impression on me. Plus, the soundtrack is good! It added to the tension and excitement of the drama!
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hopejuli
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Oct 10, 2011
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
unforgetable, Just love this drama...I really liked the child's acting who played for the role of deokman..and i really liked the character of mishil (My fav character) but no doubt each and every actor/actress was amazing,62 episode seems boring?? No not at all, every episode captures your heart and make you watch more and more..even i have downloaded all episodes and whenever i get bored i just play it and enjoy it.Just read more hoping for some new drama like that..
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They both have: smart female protagonists who dress up as men in the beginning of the story; intricate planning and court intrigue as they battle their way to the top; multiple love interests; etc.
Empress Ki is a much better fighter than Queen Seon Duk as an individual, but Seon Duk was up against a more intelligent foe and had some brilliant planning.
Recommended by HermanFassett
If you love one story, you should love another. It doesnt have 100% resemblance but its also about trying to get rid of absolute power from one person for the sake of royal family.
Recommended by yukified

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    Mighty_Brosia Jan 15, 2017

    What can I say. Bidam was the only one I know that surely looks dashing while covered in blood. I will watch it again because of him.. :)

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    iamsarah Jan 13, 2017

    This was truly heartfelt, the story, the characters and the cast I will never forget you
    Queen Seon Duk. Amazing drama 9/10.

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    Mighty_Brosia Jan 12, 2017

    While everyone cheers in their respective guild, I was cheering for BIdam of nameless guild not because I pity him, its because he's awesome..That first step,its like he's saying "Im the dark horse and I will kick your ass". ! And I like his dark feels, its like jedi force feel.:) That awesome fighting skill.. hmmm.. he's very complicated character. dont' know what he really thinks..

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    Akaisora Dec 26, 2016

    Now I'm at episode 36 and I just want to murder about 98% of the characters...

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    Akaisora Dec 23, 2016

    I'm at episode 19 now, and so far, I do like the drama, but I'm not very impressed. The actors are awesome though. But after what happened at episode 18 (nope, no spoilers) maybe the story will get more interesting for me.

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    Lili Dec 23, 2016 - edited

    Sad ending?

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    Akaisora Dec 22, 2016 - edited

    I'm only at ep 9 but I'm so irritated at something... I know this is dramaland, but STILL damn it, I really feel the need to address this, not really a spoiler but read at your own risk: So, she grows up in the middle of a group of boys as a girl disguised as a boy... her chest grows, she gets her period every month, her voice doesn't break, she has to sneak to thebathroom and to have baths... FOR YEARS... and no one ever notices? Never? Ever? HOW? lol

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      TeenMaleModel Faces Jan 13, 2017

      ty for this . the think you hate is funny for some people. "girl disguised as a boy" is a positive reason to decide watching

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      Akaisora Jan 13, 2017

      You're mistaken, it is a storyline I really like - what I wrote, if you read again, that it's weird how no one noticed her gender all those years.

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      Yehet-My-Ass 29 days ago
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    MinaVIP Dec 22, 2016

    Bidam is love <3 Kim Nam Gil just needs to return to dramaland. HE NEEDS TO!

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    yukified Oct 28, 2016 - edited

    I watched up to episode 30 and I don't dare to watch anymore LOL. =/

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      Mary28 Nov 22, 2016

      I'm thinking about watching? Can you describe your experience while watching it?

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    mini Oct 14, 2016

    Bidam deserves better, the most pitiful character in history

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    Rule Sep 25, 2016

    Saw QSD for the second time, it only felt more richer and deeper than before. A truly wonderful drama.
    Totally in awe....
    loved it to the end

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    souldoc70 Sep 17, 2016

    Is this based on the real biopic of Queen Seon Duk? I mean being abandoned and she had to go through hardship plus being a Hwarang? If it's a true story, then this Queen is beyond amazing. Sorry i have no knowledge about history of Korea

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    starlightshine Sep 3, 2016

    Fell in love with Kim Nam Gil in this one. His acting is amazing, and he's not the only amazing actor in this one <3

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    NHK95 Aug 30, 2016

    I'm on episode 30 right now. i didn't expect to say this but...overrated! (so far, hopefully it gets better).
    There's so many characters who look the same so it's kind of confusing. Deokman, for instance, looks more like Mishil than she does her own mother.

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    Anniee Jun 8, 2016

    The best historical drama ever! I watched this 6 years ago and this stayed as my number 1. Everyone was just so strategic.

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    62
  • Aired:

    May 25, 2009 to Dec 22, 2009
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
  • Network:

    MBC
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 3 min.

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  • Score:

    8.6 (scored by 2,174 users)
  • Ranked:

    #79
  • Popularity:

    #394

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