The King of Dramas

The King of Dramas (2012)

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Anthony Kim, s brilliant CEO of a drama production company who will do anything and everything for the sake of money, fame and success. He is known to possess the Midas touch as he has created blockbuster dramas and Hallyu stars. When a death on the set precipitates his fall from grace, Anthony attempts to regain his former status by putting the drama "The Morning of Keijo" on air. And to accomplish read morethat, he needs the help of idealistic Lee Go Eun, who dreams of becoming a top writer someday, and the handsome but egoistic actor Kang Hyun Min.

  • Native title:

    드라마의 제왕
  • Also Known as:

    Deuramaeui Jewang; The Lord of Dramas;

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miss_kayti
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Jan 9, 2013
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
This was a fun drama. The cast was fantastic, there isn't anyone that I thought shouldn't have been there, or didn't do a satisfactory job. Siwon in particular was so willing to make fun of himself, and be as stupid and over the top as possible, and it was hilarious. Good job Siwon! He basically carried the entire humour for the show. Maybe there were a couple of characters that could have read more done with some extra development (Sung Min Ah in particular), but that's the writing, not the acting.

The music was very pretty. There was one song that played during the scenes between the two leads, and it was very fitting. Not necessarily the lyrics, but the music. It just seemed right.

They had a lot of digs at the Korean entertainment industry. And I mean, a lot! After all, it's set behind the scenes of a TV drama, and boy, do they milk everything they can from that! I loved all of the references to little things we have heard about, but haven't seen criticised so heavily in a drama before. Like the end of year awards going to the actor/actress/show with the highest rating, not the person/show who actually deserves it.

I think the extension got to them a bit, and the ending was maybe a bit... silly and predictable (although not unexpected). But overall, a good watch.
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DibbyChoo
3 of 32 people found this review helpful
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Dec 12, 2012
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
With a good actor and actress, my first thought this drama will be great to watch. I like Siwon acting.

The first ep is interesting to watch until the 4 episode i'm start hating Oh Jin-Wan's (Jeong Man-Sik). I know he has a grudge over Anthony he revenge is so not fair. Every episode when Anthony start to feel relax there will be a problem arise. I'm kind of sick of it. read more The way the problem is solve is way to fast. It only takes 1 episode.

The music is find. The most fun part of this drama is Siwon part. How hilarious he is. We get to see a different acting of Siwon. I like his acting in the drama. When I watch Siwon part in the drama, it make me laugh a lot. Siwon oppa DAEBAK..!
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Both center around show production and have a idol cast member (Siwon). While Producers centers around variety. The King Of Dramas centers around the production of drama and the relationship between cast members, writers, producers and ratings.
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Thematically, the stories in MK and The King of Dramas were very similar. A boy who has wronged a girl in the past now needs her help to save himself and his dreams, while also trying to help her fulfill her own dreams. Trust issues abound, but they both pull you into their struggles and have you cheering at the TV for every win they get.
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    LocationNarnia 7 days ago

    I adored this drama. I hope the actors had as much fun filming it as I had watching it.

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    Nina Apr 7, 2015

    Siwon is so funny in this haha :D

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    Apri Apr 4, 2015

    As a long time Asian drama lover..... they used all clichés on purpose right? I was like "In a typical drama this usually happens next...... wait, seriously?! Whaaaat? Again?"

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    linhloveslychee Feb 14, 2015

    Honestly this show is definitely worth your time :)

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    Asma Dec 30, 2014

    I loved Anthony so much <3

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    allyson Nov 9, 2014

    I'm rewatching this drama for the 13th time, and I am still just blown away by how amazing it is! The entire cast is just brilliant, and you can't help but fall in love with all of them. Especially Kim Myung Min's Anthony Kim!

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    Mssankacoffee Oct 17, 2014

    I loved this drama! I very much enjoyed the really good and endearing characters especially Anthony Kim, the man I so wanted to hate but could not help but to love! Kim Myung Min was BOSS in the role of Anthony Kim and I do agree with the comment that he had the best suits. I thought he rocked them like a superstar male model as he strutted about the place LOL! Not to be out done kudos to Choi Shi Won, who really did a great job portraying the egotistical, ridiculous but very sweet Kang Hyun Min; I laughed every time he came on! I always enjoy Jung Ryeo Won because she usually takes roles which has the female lead as spunky and independent. She's 'Ace' in comedy roles and I loved her as Writer Lee Go Eun. The battle of wills and chess moves in the game of revenge was really entertaining for me and at times reminded me a little of Golden Empire. Really good watch!

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    Mssankacoffee Oct 17, 2014

    I loved this drama! I very much enjoyed the really good and endearing characters especially Anthony Kim, the man I so wanted to hate but could not help but to love! Kim Myung Min was BOSS in the role of Anthony Kim and I do agree with the comment that he had the best suits. I thought he rocked them like a superstar male model as he strutted about the place LOL! Not to be out done kudos to Choi Shi Won, who really did a great job portraying the egotistical, ridiculous but very sweet Kang Hyun Min; I laughed every time he came on! I always enjoy Jung Ryeo Won because she usually takes roles which has the female lead as spunky and independent. She's 'Ace' in comedy roles and I loved her as Writer Lee Go Eun. The battle of wills and chess moves in the game of revenge was really entertaining for me and at times reminded me a little of Golden Empire. Really good watch!

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    De1vSkm2 Oct 13, 2014

    Kim Myung Min was great! Choi Si Won was so amazingly annoying, it was hilarious to see such a different side of him. The first couple of episodes were pretty annoying because people kept leaving and pulling stupid tricks, but the drama really grows on you and before you know it you start to really enjoy it :)

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    serena2001 Aug 21, 2014

    I totally thought she was daydreaming at the end of ep 14 I was like no way that's to cheesy lol awesome drama so far I love how siwon's character is so different than anything else ive seen him in and bit na I totally didn't recognize her as the stylist from your beautiful she was so different!

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    sakuraKhey Aug 1, 2014

    I rated this with a 7/10 because of the abuse of flashbacks and some parts of the ending. I really enjoyed the romance in this drama, the way it developed i mean. AND of course....Anthony Kim ;)

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    DBSK Jun 11, 2014

    I don't think I'll ever find a drama as good as this one and that makes me so sad.

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    shirochronicle May 27, 2014

    this is a good example to show why dramas shouldn't be extended

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    ShameOnMe2 Apr 23, 2014

    Great drama! Superb acting! There was not a boring moment! One of the few shows that didn't drag and it got better and better. Kim Myung Min is such an amazing actor. You could not help but love him! I loved the way they pronounce Anthony! Choi SiWon was really good and he made me laugh so hard! I am gonna miss it!

Details

  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    18
  • Aired:

    Nov 5, 2012 to Jan 7, 2013
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
  • Network:

    SBS
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.

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  • Score:

    7.9 (scored by 3,112 users)
  • Ranked:

    #747
  • Popularity:

    #320

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