Queen of Ambition

Queen of Ambition (2013)

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Queen of Ambition tell story of Yoon Na Ri, a very poor woman who dreams to be a first lady and a man, Choi Kang Chan who sacrifices everything to help her. During the journey, they experience love, betrayal, unstoppable greed and conspiracy. This is based on the third installment of the 21-part Daemul comic series by famed Korean comic writer Park In Kwon, that was published in 2006.

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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Apr 4, 2013
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
From start to end.
An amazing, hair-pulling story of revenge like many others and yet unique, because you take part in it.
You live the background story, the moment when things change, all the steps that have been taken towards the collapse and of course you live the end and it just plays with your own mind.
It's like you are the wronged one, you the one who's seeking revenge. This read more drama was one of a kind on all levels.
I have to admit it was hard to keep watching at the beginning because like i said, they show you the moment when everything was good so it can seem a bit boring, nothing really happens except for this couple building a family together. But you would regret it if you couldn't hold on through that phase.
Also, it delivers a meaningful message without ever mentioning: that sometimes bad things happen to good people and the culprits get away with it and there's nothing we can do. But also that revenge - whether it comes immediately or years of pain later - might not heal you after all. Clichè but somehow enlightening.
It was beautiful and mature and addictive. Literally painfully perfect.
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2 of 9 people found this review helpful
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Apr 5, 2013
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
I am pretty sure you'll be hooked if you see this drama!!!! BEST DRAMA OF THE YEAR SO FAR!!! VERY INTERESTING AND YOU WON'T REGRET WATCHING IT!!!!!!I really liked the music !!!! The drama is so sad and gets sadder and more depressing as it goes on, but I never regret watching it!!! A must see show for 2013!!!!!
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    gumix 6 days ago

    This drama is insane!If you decide to watch it you will cry a lor.Long story short: Jo Da Hae is a total bitch and she will do anything to become the first lady.And by anything i mean really anything.If you are a fan of Yunho you will hate Da Hae forever.I just finished watching and i don't know why you guys say that there is not so much romance....well a man loving someone so much like Ha Ryu i've never seen in any drama before.Depsite of all she did to him,to his family,his friends, he loved her until the end.I'm afraid that i won't find such a good drama to watch soon...this one is just the best!

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    kdramaa Jul 17, 2014

    So confused reading the comments.....did you guys hate it or like it o.o

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      DiaNine 15 days ago

      I loved it. This isn't a magical love story, though, which means most teenage girls aren't into it. If you like sad melodramas with revenge, you'll probably like it. Just don't expect bunny rabbits, butterflies and happiness.

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    Nat Jul 9, 2014

    Baek Do Hoon (Yunho) is possibly one of the worst characters in the story I but don't blame him because I think it was the director's intention, make a bad character.
    I think I cried in every eps of this drama, without exception, (I am too sensitive, I know) and I think that is one of my favorites dramas. I really LOVE this drama and melodrama is often what I want. Although I hate the main character, Dahae, is one of the best characters I've seen: intelligent, cunning; but driven by greed and ambition. Still remains the best characters I've ever seen.
    I also loved as Ryu Hae has grown (at first wanted to hit) throughout the drama.
    I think it is definitely one of the best dramas I've seen (repeat). In addition, the characters have all been in place. Sometimes they try to make a good character and ends up being wrong but in this drama they have been perfect.

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    yumiya Mar 16, 2014

    THE MOST FRUSTRATING AND UPSETTING DRAMA I'VE EVER SEEN , I couldn't keep watching it even though i LOVED it..

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    kit1186 Jan 19, 2014

    Ugh hated this drama
    Did no justice
    Felt so bad for Yunho Oppa and

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    T-O-Psexual Jan 2, 2014

    Only on episode 5 and oh my god she's such a bitch wow like so much so that i had to pause on so many parts just so i could process what a bitch she's being like i tried being sympathetic but NOOOO

    but omg its so good that i keep on watching it but i hate it so much adkghadlk

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    Inyoso Oct 26, 2013

    This drama is one of the most predictable ones I've watch in a long time. It can sometimes get a bit boring b/c it feels like other dramas I've seen before. I though I wouldn't like it as much b/c I couldn't see Soo Ae as a villain but she really surprised me! So far I'm on ep 18 and i give the show a 7/10.

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      DiaNine Nov 21, 2013

      Point of the drama wasn't to be unpredictable, otherwise they wouldn't have showed that first scene of the "future".
      Of course we know how it's going to end, the drama is all about seeing how things get to that point.

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    soumatra Oct 22, 2013

    I sens a stinky smell of frustration and deception ... better if I spike watching this

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    orangetree Aug 29, 2013

    The story is a bit far fetched. But I do love the acting. Incarnation of Money is definitely better than this.

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    LucyLee Aug 21, 2013

    worth to watch ?

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      DiaNine Sep 10, 2013

      If you don't mind a sad drama, then yes, definitely worth it.

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    yumiya Aug 4, 2013

    is it a happy ending or a sad ending?

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      Aiosamii Aug 6, 2013
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      DiaNine Aug 19, 2013
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      Aiosamii Aug 19, 2013

      oh! ya that was a sad part! TT

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    hyuklip Jul 29, 2013

    This is definitley one of my favorite dramas ever !!

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    Kromesta Jun 5, 2013

    So this is similar to innocent man but without the memory loss?

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    redenzione May 25, 2013

    Just finished this, I found it really hard to get through for some reason. :( Very thought invoking and a beautiful soundtrack, great acting - everything that was said in the reviews, etc. It shouldn't really be a six on my list - but because I was bored throughout, I rated it like that. I may have to re-watch later.

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    South Korea
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    Jan 14, 2013 to Apr 2, 2013
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    Monday, Tuesday
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  • Duration:

    1 hr. 5 min.


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    7.6 (scored by 716 users)
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